The Ilkley Triathlon is a club run sprint distance event held every year since 1992 making it one of the longest running triathlon events held in the UK. This year will be the 26th edition of the race. It has a reputation for being a friendly, race, ideal for novices and first-timers with great support all the way around the course. However the course is still a challenge for more experienced athletes, indeed both Brownlees have taken part in the past. The testament to its popularity is that it has won the UK "Race of the Year" on multiple occasions including 2015 and was nominated in the top three in 2016 & is shortlisted again in 2017. Ilkley Triathlon remains one of the best value for money events in the racing calendar and combined with it being set in a stunning Yorkshire countryside location it is a simply must do the event.
Don't fancy racing as an individual? Then why not get together with some friends and enter a team; one person swims, one person bikes and the third one finishes with the run. It can be a fun way to start your life as a triathlete. With a multi-lap course, full catering facilities and great views its also perfect for your supporters to enjoy the day whilst cheering you on. In recent years it has sold out within hours, so if you would like to find out what all the fuss is about and take part then don't delay!