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


Sutton Park, Birmingham

The crew behind the Birmingham Triathlon put on one of the best iron events (the UK Ultimate Triathlon) in the world for newcomers to 226km racing, and their short-course races also have much to tempt the multisport newcomer.

The Birmingham Triathlon is located in the city’s Sutton Park and commences with a calm lake swim in Powell’s Pool. The bike route is all on closed roads before a mixed trail run through ancient woodland via a network of paths. What it lacks in numbers (just over 40 raced the super sprint in 2017), it makes up for in accessibility and friendliness, offering a stress-free and logistically simple intro to tri.

Continue reading to find our winner and what we think is the UK's most  beginner-friendly short triathlon (14/14)


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