Championship Season Rolls into July

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July plays hosts to 11 events that boast Age-Group Qualifier, British Championship, or Home Nation Championship status making for a busy month of racing across Britain.

We look at each event below to help you pick which event to take part in.  

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M3 Monike Triathlon Festival, Monike Country Park, Scotland, 6 July  

There’s a double header of Scottish Championships at M3 Monike Triathlon Festival as it plays host to the Scottish National Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships and the Scottish National Mixed Team Relay Club Championships. 

The Sprint Distance Triathlon sees participants complete a 750m open water swim from a beach start, before a 21km cycle around the surrounding villages. The race finishes with a 5km run around the ponds.  

The mixed team relay consists of two open and two female participants completing a 300m swim, 5km cycle and a 1.25km run back-to-back.  

There’s also racing for children aged 9-14 in the form of TriStar events. 

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Bluestone Pembrokeshire Coast Triathlon, Pembrokeshire, Wales, 6 July 

Taking in the beautiful coastline, Pembrokeshire plays hosts to the Welsh Triathlon Standard Distance Triathlon Championships. A 1,500m sea swim kicks things off before participants head out onto the open country roads for the 40km bike leg. The race ends with a 10km run along country lanes and coastal paths with a beach finish.  

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Woodhorn Museum Triathlon, Ashington, England, 7 July  

The first Age-Group qualifier of the month takes place at Woodhorn Triathlon and gives participants the chance to be in the Age-Group Team for the 2025 World Championship Standard Distance Triathlon.  

With a rich history for hosting Age-Group qualifiers, the event starts off with a fresh water 1,500m swim in the QE2 Lake. The 40km bike route heads out of the museum through Widdrington Village, Druidge Bay and Cresswell Village, making use of the coastal roads. The race ends with a 10km run around the QE2 lake with each lap passing the museum.  

The event also plays hosts to challenge swims, aquathlon, aquabike and sprint triathlon races meaning there is something for everyone.  

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Arctic One Tri and Para-Tri Festival, Windsor, England, 13 July  

The British Triathlon Paratri Super Series continues on 13 July and doubles up as the British Triathlon Paratriathlon Championships. The race takes place on the iconic Dorney Lake, which was the venue for rowing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

The Paratriathlon Championships take place over a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run using the lake and the surrounding area.  

The inclusive event also offers paratriathlon racing over shorter distances.  

Age-Group Team hopefuls will also be racing at the event as it hosts a 2025 European Sprint Triathlon Championship qualifier. Participants will race over the same distance as the Paratriathlon Championships, utilising the same flat courses for the bike and run legs as well as swimming in the lake.  

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Upton Triathlon and Duathlon, Worcester, England, 13 July  

Upton Duathlon is the host of swim and bike action as those looking to qualify for the 2025 World Standard Distance Aquabike Championships go racing. Participants will start off with a 1,500m swim in the River Severn before a 40km bike leg on country roads.  

For those looking for a different challenge there are sprint and standard triathlons, aquabikes and aquathlons to choose from, as well as relay races and children’s events.  

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Ironbourne Triathlon, Eastbourne, England, 14 July

We’re upping the distance as the British Triathlon Middle Distance Triathlon Championships head to Eastbourne.  
Starting with a jump off Eastbourne Pier, participants complete a 1.9km sea swim in what is one of the most iconic starts on the triathlon calendar. The race then heads away from the coast for the 90km bike leg. The coast provides the backdrop again for the two-lap, 21.1km run leg as participants race along the beachfront promenade.  

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The One on the River, Marlow, England 14 July

The One on the River offers Triathlon England Core and Ultimate members the chance to become National Champion as it hosts the Triathlon England Standard Distance Duathlon Championships. Using the Thames Valley area as the backdrop, participants complete a 5km and a 10km run either side of a 40km bike leg.  

For those looking for a different challenge, the event hosts triathlons, aquathlons, swimming, aquabikes as well as middle and sprint distance duathlons.  

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SWYD Aquathlon, Barry Island, Wales, 21 July  

We head to Wales on 21 July for the SWYD Aquathlon, which is both the British Triathlon and Welsh Triathlon Aquathlon Championships.  

Participants start with a 750m sea swim before taking on a 5km run against the backdrop of the Island’s landmarks, finishing on the Barry Island Promenade. 

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Loch Lomond Beastie Triathlon Festival, Balloch, Scotland, 27 July

Sticking with aquathlon, Triathlon Scotland members have the chance to become Triathlon Scotland Aquathlon Champion at Loch Lomond.  

A 750m swim in the loch kicks the race off before participants complete two laps of the surrounding area, totalling 5km.  The event also has a triathlon and a duathlon for those looking for a different challenge.  

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Outlaw Aquathlon, Nottingham, England, 27 July 

July’s Championships and Age-Group Qualifiers finish with the Triathlon England Aquathlon Championships. Triathlon England members have the chance to become English Aquathlon Champion racing over a 750m swim and a 5km run.  

The swim takes place in Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre before a flat run around the lake to finish off.  The event also offers a long distance triathlon and aquathlon events. 

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