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Para-triathlon in London

Welcome to the para-triathlon page of the Triathlon England London Region pages. Whatever your experience and ability we are here to help you achieve your ambitions. The following sections provide further information on how you can get involved in para-triathlon.

Whether you are looking to get into triathlon as an enjoyable way of getting fit and healthy or you have specific performance goals we can help you!  So get in touch email: 

In London we have a number of para-triathletes training and competing successfully, in various events at all levels and across all para categories.  We are a growing band and keen to encourage increased para-participation in the London triathlon scene!  We welcome everyone whatever your ability and experience the key is you achieve the goal you set yourself and you participate at a level that is comfortable for you.

London Paratriathlon Coordinator – Haren Thillainathan

My role is to support para-triathletes in London and to encourage new people into the sport.

I myself am blind (Para Category 5, b1) having lost my sight at the beginning of 2015. Probably like many of you I became interested in para-triathlon after the 2016 Paralympics when the sport made its debut. I thought “I can do that!”, a few months later I found a triathlon taster session and shortly after this joined a local triathlon club (Windrush) who were brilliant in helping me to train.  My main challenge was learning to swim and getting used to running with a guide (I had not run after losing my sight) Five months after starting I entered my first event – the Crystal Palace sprint triathlon  in May 2017.  I have since completed a variety of triathlon, open water swims, run events and cycle sportifs and I am training for more in future I passionately believe my own experience shows that anyone can compete in triathlons with the right support.  I’ve made so many amazing friends since getting into triathlon and I would recommend it to anyone interested in sports and fitness.

If you have any questions about para-triathlon including, about my own experience don’t feel shy to ask! You can reach me on

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