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7 UK triathlons suitable for beginners

by charlydove on 12th March 2019

With the triathlon season just a few weeks away, we take a look at a few of the events suitable for first timers. Triathlons consist of a swim, a bike and a run with these events for teams or individuals. Taking place at a range of venues, the swim is in an indoor or outdoor pool, the sea or a lake with easier bike courses and flat run courses.

Cheshire Fun Triathlon, Nantwich (12th May 2019): Enjoyed by thousands of competitors for 26 years, this event is aimed at all abilities and fitness levels.  The course is spectator friendly with attractions and facilities available for those attending. The "Fun" and "Sprint" distances are popular with beginners, still offering a challenge.

Stratford Fun Triathlon, Stratford Upon Avon (19th May 2019): The Strathlon Triathlon offers an indoor pool swim and is now in its 20th year. With a fun and friendly atmosphere, competitors can take on their challenge with great support from the crowd. Designed for all abilities and levels of fitness, it's ideal for novices through to pro triathletes and fun competitors.

Birmingham Fun Triathlon, Sutton Coldfield (16th June 2019): Located in the country, Sutton Park is the setting for the Birmingham Triathlon. There's a "Triathlon Experience" for those that want to "Tri a Triathlon" with distances and challenges available for not just beginners but pros.

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York Fun Triathlon, York (14th July 2019): The York Triathlon is back at the York Sport Village for the sixth year. There are 2 distances to choose from with the option to enter as an individual or a relay. Kicking off with a swim in the heated pool, there's a flat bike course followed by the run. Ideal for spectators to get in on the action and support those participating.

Henley Fun Triathlon, Henley-on-Thames (28th July 2019): It's the 10th anniversary of the Henley Triathlon this year which takes place at Henley Leisure Centre and in the grounds of Gillotts School. The “Fun” and “Sprint” distances are popular with first timers and beginners, providing the ideal introduction to triathlons.

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North West Fun Triathlon, Nantwich (22nd September 2019): The North West Triathlon is a spectator friendly venue for supporting family and friends in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  The two triathlons that take place in Nantwich have welcome thousands of competitors of levels of fitness and ability.

Warwickshire Fun Triathlon, Avon (6th October 2019)The Warwickshire Triathlon is a fun event set around the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Designed for complete novices to club and pro triathletes, it offers plenty for all the family - including those feeling less energetic!

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