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
6. GO TRI LEEDS
Since its launch in 2013, British Triathlon’s Go Tri initiative has been a huge success in attracting beginner athletes to multisport events at leisure centres, gyms, pools and parks across the nation for low-priced and accessible races. The Leeds Go Tri event is unique in that it delivers an open-water Go Tri swim, offering newcomers to multisport the chance to experience their first brush with neoprene.
The swim takes place in Roundhay Park a day before the pro athletes take to the water, yet British Triathlon state that the water was just a bracing 13.2C in 2017, something that will be of concern to athletes who worry about cold water.
The race continues with a gently rolling bike course on closed-roads around the park before the final discipline is another parkland jaunt on slightly undulating terrain. And all for £25 and in front of huge crowds.