Sprint & super-sprint triathlons: 14 of the UK's best for beginners

Made the decision to do your first triathlon and want to know which one is the best for the tri newbie? Here, are what we think are, the UK's top 14 short offerings perfect for those dipping their toe into triathlon waters for the first time


Dorney Lake, Berkshire

Quite whether Eric Wimp, an ordinary schoolboy living at 29 Acacia Road, Nuttytown, was a fan of triathlon we’ll never know, but this race, named after his alter-ego, has long welcomed multisport athletes to the beginner haven of Eton’s Dorney Lake.

A massive range of distances are available to competitors of all abilities. For tri newcomers, there’s the Novice Half Banana (400m swim, 10.6km cycle, 2.5km run) and Super Sprint (400m swim, 21.2km cycle, 5km run) options, while more experienced triathletes can opt for an Olympic-distance event.

Continue reading our guide to the 14 most beginner-friendly short triathlons in the UK (13/14)


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