Middle-distance triathlons: 8 of the UK's best for beginners

Want to try a 70.3 but wondering which half-Ironman distance triathlon is best for first timers? Here we pick our top 8 UK middle-distance triathlons suitable for newcomers to 113km racing…


Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire

With their glut of events at Dorney Lake, Human Race are the masters of the beginner triathlon. So it’s no surprise that their sole middle-distance entry, the Woburner, makes this list.

The race begins with a one lap swim in Woburn Abbey lake, before a lapped route through the Bedfordshire countryside. The run takes in tree-lined avenues and the Woburn Safari Park before a finish inside the Abbey grounds.

And waiting for all Woburner athletes is a free burger, a Woburger if you will, which is all the motivation we need to crawl to the finish line… What are you waiting for? Enter here

Continue reading our guide to find the most beginner-friendly half-iron in UK (8/8)


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Hmmm, at £275, I'd rate this a 1/10 at best on price...


Could try the club run Cleveland Steelman at a reasonable ??50


I'm astonished that the Cleveland Steelman is not included here. Lovely water, mixed standard of racing, quiet roads and half the price of most of these at £50-£60. Too northern for you? Run by Cleveland Triathlon Club (I'm not associated with the club but have done the race a couple of times.)

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