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  • 3JUL2021

    Ironman UK

    Multi-Sport Bolton
    140.4 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.6 mi • 0.3 mi
    £410
    (5)
  • 29AUG

    West Lancashire Summer Triathlon

    Triathlon Ormskirk
    14.9 mi
    £44 – £55C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 5SEP

    Shropshire Triathlon

    Triathlon Ellesmere
    62.1 mi • 31.4 mi • 17.2 mi
    £64.95 – £179
    (3)
  • 12SEP

    Torbay Triathlon Spring

    Triathlon Paignton
    12.7 mi • 6.4 mi • 5.0 mi • 2.8 mi • 1.4 mi
    £19 – £41
  • 2OCT

    Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Abersoch
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 0.6 mi
    £5 – £95C-19 Plan
  • 15AUG

    Ultimate Triathlon, 1/2 Triathlon, 1/4 Triathlon

    Triathlon Whitchurch
    140.4 mi • 70.2 mi • 34.8 mi
    £80 – £319C-19 Plan
    (3)
  • 15AUG

    Erewash Triathlon

    Triathlon Long Eaton
    13.3 mi
    £16 – £70C-19 Plan
  • 5SEP

    Louth Triathlon

    Triathlon Louth
    17.0 mi • 16.4 mi • 13.9 mi • 8.5 mi • 3.1 mi
    £30 – £55
  • 30AUG

    Bodmin Triathlon: The Dragon

    Multi-Sport Bodmin
    19.9 mi • 9.8 mi • 6.0 mi • 4.1 mi • 2.7 mi • 1.8 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.6 mi
    C-19 Plan
  • 12SEP

    Falmouth Triathlon: The Seal

    Multi-Sport Falmouth
    14.5 mi • 7.7 mi • 5.4 mi • 4.6 mi • 2.7 mi • 1.6 mi • 0.8 mi • 0.7 mi
    £9.50 – £45.50C-19 Plan
  • 25SEP

    Birmingham Triathlon

    Triathlon Sutton Coldfield
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 7.9 mi
    £64.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (2)
  • 26SEP

    Wadebridge Triathlon: The Camel

    Triathlon Wadebridge
    19.5 mi • 10.1 mi • 6.0 mi • 4.1 mi • 2.7 mi • 1.8 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi
    £9.50 – £39.50C-19 Plan
  • 5SEP

    Newbury Triathlon

    Triathlon Newbury
    16.4 mi
  • 4SEP

    The ROC - Summer

    Multi-Sport Abersoch
    70.5 mi • 2.9 mi
    £12.50 – £175C-19 Plan
  • 5SEP

    The ROC

    Multi-Sport Abersoch
    70.5 mi • 2.9 mi
    £12.50 – £175C-19 Plan
  • 19SEP

    North West Triathlon

    Triathlon Nantwich
    16.5 mi • 14.7 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
  • 12SEP

    Henley Triathlon

    Triathlon Henley-on-Thames
    18.9 mi • 9.4 mi
    £59.95 – £64.95C-19 Plan
    (9)
  • 5SEP

    Box End Lake Triathlon

    Triathlon Bedford
    29.9 mi • 15.1 mi
    (5)
  • 20AUG2021

    South Coast Triathlon

    Triathlon Seaford
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 7.9 mi
  • 5SEP

    West Bay Triathlon

    Multi-Sport West Bay
    35.1 mi • 24.5 mi • 19.8 mi • 13.5 mi • 3.4 mi
    £25 – £35C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 31JUL2021

    York Triathlon

    Triathlon York
    14.5 mi • 7.3 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (4)
  • 19SEP

    End O Season Epworth Sprint Triathlon

    Sprint Epworth
    15.8 mi
    C-19 Plan
  • 5SEP

    Evolve Mini Triathlon (September)

    Triathlon Womersley
    17.6 mi • 8.0 mi
  • 5SEP

    Helvellyn Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Glenridding
    47.8 mi • 39.1 mi
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Triathlons in the UK

The triathlon is a multi-sport event combining swimming, cycling and running. The length and duration of these events can vary greatly, ranging from just a few miles to 140 plus. In addition, conditions in competition can differ from event to event. The swim could be in an indoor pool or the sea, and cycling or running on flat coastal roads or rolling countryside hills.

The UK plays host to some of the best triathlon events in the world. Large scale events such as the ITU Worlds Triathlon Leeds and London Triathlon host athletes of all levels of experience with big crowds building a buzzing atmosphere.

What you need to know about Triathlons

The Super-Sprint distance (400m,10k, 2.5k) and Sprint distance (750m, 20k, 5k) triathlons are great for beginners looking to explore multi-sport. These events can be attempted without much prior training, however, if you want to be competitive you should practice your transitions as they can make a big difference to your time. Our 8 week sprint triathlon training plan will get you up to speed. If you are well prepared you could expect to finish a Super-Sprint in under an hour and the Sprint in under 90 minutes.

Olympic (1.5k, 40k, 10k) distance triathlons are the standard distance for international competition. To be competitive here, you’ll need to take your training seriously. We recommend following our 12 week middle distance triathlon training plan (designed for Half Ironman preparation) to get you in shape. If you want to compete in a big name event, the ITU World Triathlon event in Leeds is one of the most popular in the UK, and you’ll get to see some of the worlds best competing for the World Series title. If you can finish one of these in under 3 hours, kudos to you.

The final two distances are the Middle Distance / Half Ironman (1.9k, 90k, 21.1k) and the Full Distance / Ironman (3.8k, 180k, 42.2k). Finishing these events is an achievement in itself. IRONMAN UK and the Outlaw Triathlon are among the UK’s favourites. If you have trained well for a Half Ironman you could be pushing for under 6 hours for men and 7 for women. For the full distance, anything under the 17hr cut off point is a solid accomplishment, but under 13 hours (men) and 14 hours (women) deserves serious respect.

Kit

To compete in a triathlon you’ll need the right gear. We’ve written a blog post on 33 essential items to pack for a triathlon, which highlights what you really need and why. Don’t forget your swim cap!

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