With Triathlons happening all over the UK throughout the season it can sometimes be a struggle to decide which to choose. We have chosen 10 races worth a tri...
- Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon (3rd-4th June) – Blenheim Palace is often considered the race to kick start the Triathlon season, the swim, bike and run takes place around the grounds of Blenheim palace. Swimming, cycling and running through the unique and picturesque scenery, you will be taking part in the second largest Triathlon in the UK. Not ready for a full length triathlon? Blenheim palaces offers two race lengths, Super Sprint and Sprint, so whatever your ability there are no excuses.
- Woburn Abbey Triathlon (9th-10th September) - This is one the whole family can be part of! With a range of distances from a Scootathlon (4-8 years) or Junior Triathlon (9-16 years), to SuperSprint, Sprint and Olympic distance, there is a distance for everyone. In its 9th year Woburn Abbey Tri offers stunning scenery with views of The Abbey and the deer park throughout the course. If you’re looking for a really fun family experience, whether you are competing or a spectator, this is the perfect triathlon for you!
- Lidl BananaMan Triathlon (8th July) – This is a triathlon with a twist! With a banana theme, whether you are a beginner taking on the ‘Banana Split’ or looking to complete the ‘Whole Banana’ there is a race for any age and ability. There are even extra points for anyone that wears yellow on the day! So get your swim cap, swimwear or wetsuit ready and take on this triathlon with a difference.
- Nuffield Health Royal Windsor Triathlon (18th June) – Awarded the BTF’s ‘Event of the Year’ seven times across its 26 years! As well as the stunning location of the royal grounds: Windsor Great Park and Long Walk, this event is also known for its quality delivery and great event village. While it’s perfect for those budding Olympians it is also great for those looking for that slightly shorter distance in a Sprint Triathlon.
- AJ Bell London Triathlon (22nd-23rd July) – Located around the Excel Centre the London Tri passes several iconic London landmarks including The 02 and Victoria Docks. With some great spectator points and three different race distances (SuperSprint, Sprint and Olympic), this is a triathlon the whole family can be part of. Most of all you get to swim, cycle and run around one of the most iconic cities in the world.
- Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds (10-11 June) – Returning to Leeds for the second time this event gives triathletes the chance to race against the world’s best. You may even see some of Team GB’s Rio Olympians. Take on this challenge and compete against the best! Maybe set yourself the challenge?
- Bala Triathlon (4th June Mid-Distance, 3rd Sept Standard Distance) - Taking place in South Snowdonia off the shore of Llyn Tegid (the largest fresh water lake in Wales). Located at the beginning and the end of the season and with its amazing scenery it is a race that cannot be missed.
- Belfast Titanic Tri (3rd September) – The Belfast Titanic Tri, set in this historic city offers amazing scenery and landmarks. Being part of the Triathlon Ireland’s National Series they offer two distances Sprint and Standard/ Olympic Distances meaning whether you’re trying triathlon for the first time or a well trained triathlete everyone can take part in this triathlon.
- Gullane Beach Triathlon (29th July) – Taking place for over 20 years the Gullane Tri provides you with one of the best sea swim based standard distance triathlons in Britain. Maybe change it up and get a group of three together and tackle this Triathlon as a team, one person completing each discipline. If the team race is not for you they also offer a Standard distance race. Don’t forget you’ll also experience the amazing scenery of the Edinburgh coastline!
Looking to travel a bit further?
- Ironman Western Australia (3rd December) –Why not head to the home of Zoggs and try the Ironman in Busselton, Western Australia? The swim, bike and run courses are amongst the flattest on the global IRONMAN circuit. Renowned for the spectacular race destination, why not tag on a relaxing holiday and enjoy the scenery of Western Australia. Could this be your way of rounding off the Tri season?
There are so many Triathlons to choose from but these are our suggestions for the season. So which will you tri?
Once you’ve signed up, be sure to treat yourself to some new open water gear – you’ve earned it!