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Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events

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SEP14
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Saundersfoot TriathlonSaundersfoot, GB

Be part of the sprint distance triathlon in this picturesque seaside resort. The event is open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has the fantastic finish line atmosphere we have at all of our events.

If you are looking for a race with an enclosed stunning sea swim; sea views, fantastic village support, topped off with one of the most breathtaking scenic runs then this is the perfect triathlon for you.

The Saundersfoot Triathlon offers athletes travelling down to support friends, family or club members who are tackling the Ironman Wales a chance to take home their own medal! Taking place on the Saturday before, the event is open to both adults and children aged 14 and over.

£45 - £75
Sprint
Saundersfoot Triathlon
JUN2
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Swansea TriathlonSwansea, GB

Be part of the sprint distance triathlon in this iconic welsh city. The event is open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has the fantastic finish line atmosphere expected at all of our events.

The Swansea Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride and a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!

£59 - £75
Sprint
Swansea Triathlon
MAY26
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint TriathlonMarlow, GB

This is the 10th year of the Marlow Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

The Swim course is in the River Thames. It is designed to make even the weakest swimmer get a fast swim split.

The Marlow Classic Half Iron Distance is the only long distance event in the Thames Valley. a fairly flat scenic course taking in the views of Marlow and the surrounding areas.
The Bike course for the Sprint Distance is 24.5km & the Olympic Distance is 37km. It is an out and back course and only has two hills, but otherwise fast and flat.

The Run course for the Sprint Distance is a 1 Lap 5km route & the Olympic Distance is 2 Laps for a 10km. The course is on Tarmac and Grass Footpaths. It meanders back towards Marlow and into the finish at Higginson Park from the river tow path.

The event is set to attract over 700 participants, as the world of endurance sports and triathlon creates massive demand for longer distance events over the shorter distances that have originally formed this great sport.

3 reviews
£50 - £140
Sprint • Half Ironman • Olympic
Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
MAR31
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Bicester TriathlonBicester, GB

This is a family, pool-based triathlon with a rural bike around surrounding villages and a traffic-free run. A great intro for novices or a chance for more experienced athletes to lay down a marker!

This particularly spectator-friendly triathlon has the swim section at Bicester and Ploughley Leisure Centre with ample spectator viewing and the run section completely enclosed in Bicester Community College sports ground. The 20km bike route leaves transition at the sports field for a 2 lap circuit of Bicester and surrounding villages including Bucknell and Middleton Stoney.

£18 - £45
Sprint • Other • Aquabike - Sprint
Bicester Triathlon
MAY18
OFFICIAL PARTNER
The Pedalcover Slateman TriathlonLlanberis, Gwynedd, GB

A swim surrounded with mountains, a bike course in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and a run through an awesome slate quarry - we challenge you to find a more iconic race than the Pedalcover Slateman Triathlon.

The race offers a unique mix of incredible scenery and challenge with a carnival atmosphere that makes all feel welcome.

Once again the Slateman will be delivered over two days, with the three tri options of the Slateman Sprint, Full and Savage available. Team relay categories are also available for both the Sprint and Full race distances.

This is triathlon is truly unmissable!

£54.95 - £137.50
Sprint • Other • Olympic • Slateman Duathlon
The Pedalcover Slateman Triathlon
DEC31
Hogmanay Sprint and Novice TriathlonHetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear, GB

This Triathlon event in the magnificent North East, Hetton Le Hole which includes the excitement of racing on an undulating bike course, with transition at the swimming pool at Hetton Leisure Centre. The run takes you on a looped course, one lap depending on the distance, around Hetton.

£28 - £35
Sprint • Super Sprint
Hogmanay Sprint and Novice Triathlon
JUN16
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Stewartby Lake TriathlonStewartby, Central Bedfordshire, GB

Back for its 4th year! This is a mass-start event. All finishing positions will be calculated based on gun time and not chip time. This is a non-draft legal race. The race starts and finishes in the same location at Stewartby Lake near Bedford. The race consisits of an open water swim, an on-road bike leg and a run on paths.

This event is for athletes of all abilities.

1 reviews
£48 - £75
Sprint • Olympic
Stewartby Lake Triathlon
MAY26
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Hertfordshire Triathlon SpringWelwyn Garden City, GB

Sunday May 26th 2019

Back for its fifth year! This event will feature sprint and standard distances. The standard distance triathlon includes the Herts Club Championships.

Anyone can enter this triathlon.

£50 - £85
Sprint • Other
Hertfordshire Triathlon Spring
JUN30
Woodhall Sprint TriathlonWoodhall Spa, GB

Take part in one of our most popular and long standing sprint events of the year, the 2018 event attracted over 850 participants!

2019 will be Woodhall Sprint Triathlons 14th year and it will again be the final event in the Midlands Sprint Triathlon Series. This event features beautiful open countryside, quiet roads and run route on country lanes and if last year is anything to go by, lots of sunshine!
Jubilee Park offers the perfect start, finish, transition and swim.

The sprint triathlon consists of a 400m swim in the fantastic 33m heated outdoor pool, a very safe bike course along beautiful quiet country lanes, finishing with a very simple and flat run.

£48 - £56
Sprint
Woodhall Sprint Triathlon
APR14
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Ron Jon Cocoa Beach TriathlonCocoa Beach, Florida, US

The Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon has established itself as a fun and challenging event and as one of Coastal Floridas favorite early season triathlons.

Always held the second weekend of April, our event draws a good mixture of Floridians and triathletes from more northern states anxious to escape the cold and get in a springtime race.

Our event is an enjoyable one for established athletes, but has proven itself as a great test for first time triathletes. We have twice been a Best First Timers Race national finalist in the Triathlon Business International annual awards.

$90 - $240
Sprint
Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon
FEB3
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Queensland Triathlon Series Round 6 – CaloundraGolden Beach, Queensland, AU

WELCOME to Round 6 of the Queensland Tri Series, the Caloundra Triathlon - featuring a stunning location with a picturesque seaside course along the stunning Sunshine Coast region.

Pick between a Sprint, Enticer or Kool Kids course, solo or as a group effort. Its going to be an awesome day with an epic atmosphere!

AUD $38 - AUD $110
Sprint • Other
Queensland Triathlon Series Round 6 – Caloundra
MAY19
The Beale BeastieReading, GB

The Beale Beastie awaits you...
Now in its third year, The Beale Beastie is a highly acclaimed season opener for novices and experienced traithletes alike.
The Beale Beastie is a sprint distance triathlon set in the stunning Beale Park, Berkshire. Brilliant as a season starter for both novices and experienced athletes.

The Wee Beastie is our junior event for 8-16 year olds, held on the same day (around 12.00pm) and is a rather unique open water swim for the junior athletes. The bike and the run are safe within the grounds of Beale Park.

Make the most of the day by taking your friends and family to discover the world of Beale Park. Home to a wild mix of animals and attractions, all competitors can enjoy a discount on entry into the wildlife park on the day of the event.

£45 - £50
Sprint
The Beale Beastie
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly triathlon

If you’re just starting out, the best thing to do would be to book a Super Sprint or Sprint distance triathlon as these are the shortest two. There are lots of different ranges of abilities in triathlon so there’ll always be people actually ‘sprinting’ the Sprint distance but generally Sprints and Super Sprints are the best to get a feel for the sport. You can see the specific distances here.

Different Triathlon event types

Triathlons are an all day affair, so get a group together and go to the pub for lunch afterwards. Our experience is that most events happen in cool areas such as Dorney Lake in Windsor, so it’s a great excuse to escape the city for the day. They draw good crowds, and you’ll always have people cheering you on. Super Sprints tend to be very quick, so depending on your fitness level, you might want to choose a Sprint distance so you have enough time to enjoy each stage of the race. On average, Sprint triathlons will be over and done within 1.45–2 hours so it’ll go by in a flash.

Find the right triathlon for you

It’s important to have the right kit, you need a wetsuit that allows you to move and a good bike. We’ve collected a few of our favourite tris for beginners below, they’re great fun and certainly won’t disappoint. Best of luck from all of us here at LDT.

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