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If you are looking for local triathlon events look no further. Whether you are looking for a Super Sprint triathlon to ease you in, an impressive Olympic distance for a massive challenge, or want to really push yourself with a Half Ironman or full Ironman, here you can find details of a huge range of local triathlon events in both the UK and all over the world.

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Sprint Triathlons in Southend-on-Sea

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The BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone (males and females alike BananaMen and BananaWomen) and anyone who wants to swim, bike and run in the UKs most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, theres something for all abilities and ages.

The BananaMan Triathlon is all about getting involved in as many different ways as possible and to help you rope your friends, family and enemies in, theres a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay.

Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

EVENT BENEFITS
- Iconic Olympic venue
- Clean, calm lake waters
- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
- Suitable for all abilities
- Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

EVENT INCLUDES
- Finishers medal
- Free bananas for all!
- Free Parking
- Electronic chip timing
- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

BananaMan Triathlon

Windsor, GB
BananaMan Triathlon
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After another successful event last year we will be back in 2018! Tri Project are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a sprint distance triathlon in the picturesque setting of Mercers Park, Redhill, Surrey. It is a fantastic open water location for a triathlon that is suitable for both novices and seasoned competitors.

Redhill Sprint Triathlon

South Nutfield, Surrey, GB
1 race
£45£66
Redhill Sprint Triathlon
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The event takes place at Dorney Lake, Eton (a leading venue for Senior and Elite triathlon events) giving young people the opportunity to feel what it is like to compete on a grand stage. Dorney Lake was the venue for the rowing and kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

The biking and running are all on closed roads so theres no worry about traffic. All participants are considered winners for taking part and taking on the prospect of a 100, 200, 300 or 400m open water swim followed by a 1.5, 3, 5.3 or 10.6km bike ride and 600m, 1, 1.8 or 2.5km run.

The scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run. Boys will race with girls at the same time in various age categories.

SuperTri Children’s, Youth & Junior Triathlon

Windsor, GB
SuperTri Children’s, Youth & Junior Triathlon
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Olympic Triathlons in Southend-on-Sea

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The 2017 Cholmondeley event attracted over 1500 competitors to the beautiful countryside of Cheshire, offering the quintessential Castle Triathlon Series experience of competitive and fun racing, an epic castle backdrop and a stunning rural location.

All races at the 200-year-old Cholmondeley Castle start by launching into an open-water swim in Deer Park Mere Lake, transitioning on to a bike route that circumnavigates Bickerton Hill, which is the southernmost tip of the Peckforton Hills. There will be one cycle lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for both the Sprint Plus and Olympic distances.

The run passes through the estate grounds, and has one lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for the Sprint Plus and Olympic races. Triathletes will finish their Cholmondeley race experience by sprinting down the main lawn to the finish line with Cholmondeley Castle as a fitting backdrop.

The Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon takes place in the beautiful grounds of Cholmondeley Castle, where the Cholmondeley family have resided since the Norman era of the 12th Century. The estate features extensive parkland covering 500 acres including two lakes, the larger of which, Deer Park Mere, is the setting for the open-water swim section of the triathlon.

To the south of Cholmondeley Castle, Tower Hill is the highest point of the run section, where athletes will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Beeston and Peckforton Hills, which they will have just covered on the undulating bike section, with the Welsh Hills looming in the distance.

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

Malpas, GB
Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon
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The BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone (males and females alike BananaMen and BananaWomen) and anyone who wants to swim, bike and run in the UKs most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, theres something for all abilities and ages.

The BananaMan Triathlon is all about getting involved in as many different ways as possible and to help you rope your friends, family and enemies in, theres a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay.

Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

EVENT BENEFITS
- Iconic Olympic venue
- Clean, calm lake waters
- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
- Suitable for all abilities
- Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

EVENT INCLUDES
- Finishers medal
- Free bananas for all!
- Free Parking
- Electronic chip timing
- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

BananaMan Triathlon

Windsor, GB
BananaMan Triathlon
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This one is just for the females amongst us! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon has evolved into a full female-only multi-sport day. Take your pick; theres something for everyone. So, whether its about taking on a challenge for the first time for the official charity Breast Cancer Care, or just to challenge yourself to better your time, the atmosphere at Dorney Lake makes this the perfect event at which to do this.

The event, held at the Olympic rowing venue Dorney Lake, Eton, provides a flat tarmac run and bike track as well as a lake with clean, calm waters to swim. As well as being a very safe and supportive venue, it also offers superb spectator viewing.The triathlon is always popular, offering a range of distances to either dip your toe into the water for the first time; to push yourself with a longer distance; or even to challenge yourself against the best in the Sprint Distance Triathlon.

Timetable:
9am Scootathlon
9.30 5k run
9.30 Duathlon
9.45 Olympic
10.20 Challenge
10.40 Sprint Wave 1
11am Sprint Wave 2
11.20 SuperSprint Wave 1
11.30 SuperSprint Wave 2
11.45 Novice Triathlon Wave 1
11.55 First Timer Wave
12.00 Prize Giving

Location: Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Berkshire, SL4 6QP

There is plenty of parking at Dorney lake.

Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon and 5k

Windsor, GB
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon and 5k
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Half Ironman Triathlons in Southend-on-Sea

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The Middle Distance Triathlon fits the Island as though Mersea was created for such an event!

Distances are the same as the half Ironman. The swim starts on the Jetty and takes competitors along the beach. The Cycle will take competitors off the Island along scenic Essex country lanes and over Abberton Reservoir before heading back to the Transition to begin the final leg. The Run for this event is effectively half a Marathon in distance.

Our unique Middle Distance Triathlon finishes with the run, around Mersea Island, the run distance is the exact circumference of Mersea Island. This is a flat triathlon but the terrain is a mixture of road, sand and seawall making it a unique but challenging course.

This is a great event for the more experience triathlete but is also a challenge for endurance lovers. It is also a fantastic event to enter as a relay team. Corporate packages are available.

The Islander – Middle Distance Triathlon

West Mersea, Essex, GB
The Islander – Middle Distance Triathlon
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The 2017 Cholmondeley event attracted over 1500 competitors to the beautiful countryside of Cheshire, offering the quintessential Castle Triathlon Series experience of competitive and fun racing, an epic castle backdrop and a stunning rural location.

All races at the 200-year-old Cholmondeley Castle start by launching into an open-water swim in Deer Park Mere Lake, transitioning on to a bike route that circumnavigates Bickerton Hill, which is the southernmost tip of the Peckforton Hills. There will be one cycle lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for both the Sprint Plus and Olympic distances.

The run passes through the estate grounds, and has one lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for the Sprint Plus and Olympic races. Triathletes will finish their Cholmondeley race experience by sprinting down the main lawn to the finish line with Cholmondeley Castle as a fitting backdrop.

The Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon takes place in the beautiful grounds of Cholmondeley Castle, where the Cholmondeley family have resided since the Norman era of the 12th Century. The estate features extensive parkland covering 500 acres including two lakes, the larger of which, Deer Park Mere, is the setting for the open-water swim section of the triathlon.

To the south of Cholmondeley Castle, Tower Hill is the highest point of the run section, where athletes will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Beeston and Peckforton Hills, which they will have just covered on the undulating bike section, with the Welsh Hills looming in the distance.

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

Malpas, GB
Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon
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The debut Outlaw Half Holkham event in 2016 received 99.5% positive feedback and was an instant hit at the beautiful Holkham Estate. 2017 was bigger and better! The event takes place over a stunning course covering a 1.2 mile lake swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run, which can be completed as an individual or relay team of three competitors.

The Holkham Estate and its magnificent eighteenth century hall provide a stunning backdrop to the swim, both transitions and the run. The bike course is a single loop taking in the coastal road, quiet country roads and some faster roads. The run does feature some climbs across three loops around the Estate.

There is on-site camping organised specifically for competitors and their family and friends, camping is only permitted in Holkham twice a year, so this is a fantastic opportunity. There are various types of accommodation in the area, but this is a popular holiday destination, so please book early!

This will be a very high quality racing experience, and an escape from everyday life. Holkham is one of Britain's tourist gems, and we're delighted to be able to return for a third year.

Outlaw Half – Holkham

Holkham Hall, Norfolk, GB
1 race
£175£205
Outlaw Half – Holkham
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Ironman Triathlons in Southend-on-Sea

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We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return in 2018, 8th July.

Due to popular demand, the Hever Gauntlet half-iron triathlon will be held bi-annually giving triathletes the option to race alongside the full iron-distance Bastion competitors on 8th July 2018. Whilst these hardy triathletes battle their way around this iconic course, we shall host a further three challenges for those looking for an opportunity to go long.

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

Hever, Kent, GB
1 race
£360£450
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
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The ninth Outlaw Triathlon is all set for summer 2018. One of Nottingham's key sporting events, the Outlaw has become (almost) even more legendary than Robin Hood, the Major Oak and Brian Clough!

Those who have conquered the Outlaw Triathlon are remembered in local folklore for having outwitted the Sheriff to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. As long as you can cover the distance in 17 hours or less, you will become an Outlaw. Six men have completed it every year since the Outlaw was launched in 2010; can they come back and finish it for a ninth time this year? And will you be joining them as a competitor or spectator?

The event begins with a mass swim start in the Regatta Lake at Nottingham's National Water Sports Centre. Its an out and back swim course which is easy to navigate. With transition right next to the swim exit you'll have every opportunity to set a super-quick time and even faster escape onto your bike.

The roads around Nottinghamshire are ideal for fast riding (time trial bike friendly) and there is only the odd short climb to challenge you, but dont underestimate the wind!

On returning to the National Water Sports Centre our merry men will rack your bike and see you out on to the flat run course around the lake and on to the River Trent path. You'll pass Trent Bridge, the City Ground, Wilford Suspension Bridge and the Victoria Embankment. The multi-lap course, which has been measured by UK Athletics, offers a feed station every mile or so, and is lined with supporters willing you all the way to the finish line.

On arrival at the finish you will receive a hero's welcome and be crowned a modern day Outlaw. Then you can enjoy the festival atmosphere with thousands of spectators cheering the athletes home until the sun finally sets on a spectacular day of racing.

Outlaw has been recognised as 220 Triathlon Magazine's Event of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017 and British Triathlon's Event of the Year in 2011.

Outlaw Triathlon

Nottingham, GB
1 race
£299£349
Outlaw Triathlon
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Situated on the world famous Antrim Coast Road you will find Ballygally beach, nestled under the Sallagh Braes and home to the historic Ballygally Castle. Views of the infamous North channel and the Mull of Kintyre will meet you as you stand ready for a running beach start and a day of endurance, courtesy of Force 12 events.

No one can dispute the beauty of the Antrim Coast, an area steeped in history, culture and myth... but truly unforgiving for the unprepared.

The White Bear is a tough triathlon and will without a doubt test you. The nature of this triathlon will present challenging open water swimming conditions, a relentless cycling route and a gradually ascending run that concludes with a descent through the Sallagh Braes unveiling spectacular views and the sound of applause from a fantastic local community when you cross the finish line at the White Bear.

The White Bear Triathlon – Half and Full distance

Ballygalley, Larne, GB
1 race
£160£195
The White Bear Triathlon – Half and Full distance

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