Sprint Aquathlon
Sun 4 Aug 2024 Northwood, Hertfordshire, UK

ATW Hertfordshire & Middlesex Sprint Aquathlon

A stunning venue and magnificent grounds with manicured sports fields, lakes, wildlife and greenery, ideally set up for athletes of all levels, plus a custom designed medal at the finish.

  • Sun 4 Aug 2024
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Sprint Aquathlon

07:45

£25

Age 15 & over on 31 Dec 2024

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • 5 km road running

Overview

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This event is open to everyone, regardless of ability and offers a wide choice of disciplines and distances. For those who don’t want to run there is an aquabike (swim-bike) option; non-cyclists can enjoy the aquathlon and for non-swimmers there's the duathlon. For those who would like to compete as a team, there are relay options. 

There really is something for everyone!

Highlights

  • Stunning venue 
  • Easy access from the M25
  • Well marked course 
  • Supportive marshals
  • 5 star reviews on Racecheck 
  • Custom designed medal 
  • Finish line snacks and goodies 

This event is part of ATW Hertfordshire & Middlesex Triathlon.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Swim hat required
  • Teams
  • Wetsuit advised
  • Wetsuit not allowed if too hot
  • Wetsuit required if too cold

Who is it for?

This event is for athletes of all abilities and ages.

Transgender athletes are, and will continue to be, very welcome at recreational and competitive activity in triathlon. At any competitive event from 1st January 2023, there will be a Female category open to athletes who are the female sex at birth and an Open category open to all other athletes. 

  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Merchant Taylors' School
Moor Park
Northwood
Hertfordshire
HA6 2HT
UK

Parking

Parking is available at the venue.

Race HQ

Merchant Taylors' School is a stunning venue sitting on the Hertfordshire and Middlesex border with magnificent, picturesque grounds including manicured sports fields, lakes, wildlife and greenery.

  • Distance markers
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • Way markers

Swim in the most popular open-water venue inside the M25 and enjoy a run around the picturesque grounds of this stunning school.

The open-water swim will take place in the Merchant Taylors open-water swim lake, beginning with a deep-water start, alongside the Triathlon  
The transition will be on the astroturf pitches and the run will be on the paths around the lake, with a grandstand finish on the running track.

  • Public transport links

Here are the ways this event cares for the environment:

Summary

  • Recycling bins
  • Recycling gets separated from general waste
  • Finish line water bottles made from recycled material
  • Refill taps are provided so participants can bring their own bottle and fill up during the event
  • The choice of paper cups at water stations
  • Signage including course marking attached with reusable garden wire instead of plastic cable ties
  • 'Dynamic bib assignment’ removes the need for envelopes, sticker labels and excess waste
  • Bike racking is provided to promote cycling to the events

  • Goody bag
  • iTAB
  • Medal
  • Race photo

Included

Finishers will receive:

  • Custom designed medal
  • Finish line snacks and goodies
  • Fantastic multi-sports experience

Optional extras

  • British Triathlon Federation Race Pass (£8)
  • ICE band (£22.94)
  • Personalised medal insert (£9)

  • Age 15 & over on 31 Dec 2024
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Entry fees

Entry fee

£25.00

Thoroughly enjoyed my first Standard Triathlon. Staff and marshals were amazing and supportive. Swim was in a beautiful lake, bike was well signed and run was flat and fast. Great medal and wide selection of goodies. Jamie

Exceptionally well organised events. Brilliant friendly and supportive staff. Great course swim, bike and run. Felt very safe and taken care of by the crew. Great atmosphere. An event to do every year. Elaine H

I really enjoyed this race. The venue is perfectly set up for triathlon. Nick C

Brilliant event, very organised, will definitely recommend further. Rohan M

The friendly nature of the event which makes it perfect for all abilities and I mean all abilities from beginners to the seasoned. Kevin I

Reviews thanks to Racecheck

Other races at event

  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #1 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Super Sprint

07:15

£55

Age 15 & over

  • 400 m lake swimming
  • 12 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km trail running
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #2 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Sprint

07:45

£75

Age 15 & over

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • 25 km road cycling
  • 5 km trail running
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #3 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Standard

07:45

£95-£115

Age 17 & over

  • 1500 m lake swimming
  • 42 km road cycling
  • 10 km trail running
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #4 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Standard Aquabike

07:45

£85

Age 17 & over

  • 1500 m lake swimming
  • 42 km road cycling
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #5 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Super Sprint Aquathlon

07:15

£22

Age 15 & over

  • 400 m lake swimming
  • 2.7 km road running
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #7 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Super Sprint Duathlon

08:30

£45

Age 15 & over

  • 2.5 km road running
  • 12 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #8 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Sprint Duathlon

08:30

£55

Age 15 & over

  • 5 km road running
  • 25 km road cycling
  • 2.5 km road running
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • #9 of 9
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

Standard Duathlon

08:30

£65

Age 17 & over

  • 10 km road running
  • 40 km road cycling
  • 5 km road running