Choosing your first triathlon
Another successful London Triathlon took place at the weekend, with participants of all abilities and fame taking part from Gordon Ramsey to elites and first-timers. We take a look at some of the best beginner triathlon events in the UK.

Choosing your first triathlon

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If you’re a complete newbie to triathlon events, it can be hard to decide which swim-bike-run is most suitable for you. With dozens of locations and multiple distances available, we’re here to help narrow down your search.

Check out these beginner triathlon events coming up this autumn and if you need more time to prepare, there’s a couple of 2019 events too...

Brighton and Hove Triathlon | 16 Sep

The race will see participants take on the challenge of a sea swim, a scenic cycle along the seafront on the closed road cycle leg and flat run along the iconic beach lined promenade. Sign up for just £10-£20 and help fund world-class blood cancer research with a charity place for Bloodwise:

Super Sprint Sprint

Brighton and Hove Triathlon SuperSprint

Hever Castle Triathlon | 22 Sep

Swim in the spectacular Hever Castle Lake and River Eden, cycle around the High Weald of Kent and finish with a run through the award-winning castle grounds. Secure your FREE place with Macmillan Cancer Support today:


Hever Castle Triathlon

Guy's Urban Challenge: Urban Triathlon | 29 Sep

Achieve urban victory in London's most thrilling 'urban triathlon' with an intense 2.4km run, 15km spin on a static bike & a climb of 648 steps (29 floors) to the top of Guy’s Tower!

Guy's Urban Challenge: Urban Triathlon

The Mumbles Sprint Triathlon | 29 Sep

The award-winning Mumbles Triathlon has become a well-known event in South Wales and attracts a number of athletes from all levels and experience. Guarantee your place with Victim Support for only £45.

The Mumbles Sprint Triathlon

St. James’s Place Triathlon | 7 Oct

The St. James’s Place Triathlon is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and warm welcome, making it perfect for those who are considering taking on their first challenge of this kind.

St. James’s Place Triathlon

Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon | 25 May 2019

Hosted within the stunning grounds of Lough Cutra and its surrounding area and coinciding with May Spring bank holiday, this is the perfect break for any sporting family.


Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon | 1-2 Jun 2019

The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Super Sprint Triathlon takes place at the ancestral home of the Churchill family, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 18th-century palace is surrounded by landscaped gardens and makes for a memorable setting for a varied sporting challenge.

Saturday Sunday

Blenheim Palace Triathlon

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