From Blenheim to GO TRI, the full range of domestic participation events will be on show across southern Britain this weekend.
Cotswolds End of Season Standard Triathlon – 12 September
Taking place in the privately owned Lake 62, Ashton Keynes, this 1,500m swim, 39km bike and 9km run will provide participants with stunning views as they make their way around the Cotswolds. As well as the standard distance triathlon, a sprint+ aquabike will also be taking place with participants completing a 750m swim and 39km bike.
Croyde Ocean Triathlon – 13 September
A plastic-free event run in partnership with The Pickwell Foundation, this event was voted second on Red Bull’s list of best triathlons in the UK in 2019. A scenic event setting, participants will complete a 1,500m sea swim, 38km cycle and 12km off-road run which will give participants seas views and a run along Croyde beach.
GO TRI Sri Chinmoy Duathlon – 13 September
This duathlon will take place at Tockington Manor School, north of Bristol, offering participants the opportunity to combine running and cycling in this multisport event. The distances are a 2km run, 15km bike and a second 2km run, with the runs taking place on the school site and bike leg being ridden on roads around the venue.
Torbay Triathlon and GO TRI Torbay – 13 September
With a sprint, GO TRI and junior distances from TriStar Start to Junior categories, this is a completely traffic-free event with something for everyone. Taking part at Torbay Leisure Centre and adjoining Velopark, South Devon will have a festival of triathlon taking place on Sunday.
Dorney Triathlon – 12 September
Taking place at the venue which saw so much British success at London 2012, this is a sprint distance triathlon on a very flat bike and run course around the lake where the swim will take place. The event is being organised by the same people who hosted the first event after the suspension on activity was lifted.
Blenheim Palace Triathlon – 12 & 13 September
One of Britain’s largest and most iconic triathlons, Blenheim is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2020. The course will see participants swim, bike and run around the palace grounds, with transition taking place in the courtyard of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The British Triathlon membership team will be on site to answer any questions participants may have and you can find them at the Volvo stand.
Eastbourne Aquathlon – 13 September
Providing distances for participants aged eight and above, participants will swim from Eastbourne beach and run along the promenade of the seaside town. The children will start the day off, with the youngest age category (TriStar Start – age 8), with the adult standard distance participants the last to enter the water.
Frimley Lodge Park Sprint Duathlon – 13 September
Hosting a sprint and GO TRI distance, the event will take place at the Green Flag Award-winning Frimley Lodge Park and see participants run alongside the Basingstoke Canal and cycle along local roads before a second run.
The Channel Triathlon – 13 September
There are a plethora of opportunities for participants at this event, with each one giving the chance to complete a sea swim. For those taking on one of the multisport options, the cycle route encompasses the countryside and the run will lead along the flat, pedestrian route of the Coastal Park. This charity event offers a sprint and standard option to each discipline.
GO TRI Colwick Park Aquathlon – 12 September
Consisting of a 200m swim and 1.4km run GO TRI Aquathlon and 400m swim and 2.8km run GO TRI Challenger Aquathlon, this event is an accessible way for novice participants to build confidence in an open water, multisport event under the support of TFN Tri Club.
29th Derby Triathlon – 13 September
Last year saw 55% of the those taking part being new to the sport, with one of the region’s biggest pool-based sprint triathlons attracting participants from a variety of abilities and experience levels to the Etwall Leisure Centre and surrounding area.
All these events listed for this weekend have been issued with a British Triathlon event permit, meaning their safety documentation and Covid-19 Secure measures have met the required standards. You can find further upcoming events on the British Triathlon Event Search.