Set yourself a new challenge
The ideal entry point for a beginner, typically a 400m swim followed by 10km on the bike and a 2.5km run to finish.
Improve confidence & technique
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned swimmer, the weather’s never been better for a spot of open water swimming.
Like triathlons, but without the swim!
Take on a run, bike, run challenge and experience all the fun of a triathlon without getting your hair wet!
Suitable for all abilities
Improve your run, bike & swim technique on a professionally instructed training camp in the UK, Europe or beyond.
Top triathlons for beginners
From Brighton to the Castle Tri Series, there's dozens of triathlons across the UK suitable for first-timers or beginners.
Triathlons (swim-bike-run), duathlons (run-bike-run) and aquathlons (swim-run) cater for every level from beginners upwards and cover all distances from a few hundred metres to 140.6 milers. Whether you're a novice or already an Ironman there's sure to be something for you.
These multisport races are ideal for trying new disciplines, pushing all your limits, and working your way up to increasingly difficult distances - or just mixing things up for some cross training.
The perfect starting point for beginners
Good for all levels, with short distances
Usually 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run
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Need something a little more scenic to the city centre triathlons such as London and Birmingham? Look no further than these castle-and-palace-based triathlons, each one providing a beautiful backdrop to your run, bike & swim.
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.
by Martin Hill
Most triathletes will say swimming is their weakest discipline and consequently is the section of the race they dread. Swim Smooth coach Martin Hill believes a change in approach can have a significant impact on your triathlon training.
There's a lot to think about when you take part in a triathlon for the first time - use our step-by-step guide to make sure you follow the official rules and have everything covered.
by Mark Pearce
You're looking to shave those vital seconds off your triathlon time. You've put all the training hours in, but there's still something missing. ITT's Mark Pearce presents a step by step guide to what could be your triathlon’s missing link – transitions.
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