Roundup: this weekend’s triathlon calendar
Plenty of races still happening around the country… PLUS your chance to be featured on our website!
Don't be fooled by the autumn leaves and post-World Champs comedown – the 2013 tri season is not over quite yet.
We've rounded up the big events happening around the UK this weekend, and offer you the chance to get your race photos into the website this Monday (see below race listings).
If we haven't featured your event or you are organising one for 2014, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South West England
The Bath Triathlon & Multisport Weekend
Colerne Airfield, nr. Bath / 21 Sep, 2013 / www.nakedstrength.co.uk
Big range of races on offer – organisers say, "If we haven't got it, you don't need it!"
Langport Women's Triathlon
Huish Leisure Centre, Somerset / 21-22 Sep, 2013 / www.huishleisure.co.uk
Debut event aimed at novices, limited to 150 entries and taking place in the leisure centre's outdoor pool, local roads and cross country.
Newquay, Cornwall / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.tempusleisure.org.uk
Standard-distance triathlon including open water swim, number eight (of 11) in the Cornwall Triathlon Series.
The Brutal Half, Full and Double
Snowdonia, Wales / 21 Sep, 2013 / www.brutalevents.co.uk
Brutal events take place in an area of outstanding natural beauty, include lots of hills or mountains (or preferably both) and aim to make 'normal' people say "you're doing WHAT..?!"
The Gower Triathlon, Wales
Gower, Port Eynon, South Wales / 21 Sep, 2013 / www.gowertriathlon.com
The Gower Triathlon is an Olympic distance event set in the stunning location of Port Eynon Bay in Wales.
Aberystwyth Seaside Sprint Triathlon
Aberystwyth North Beach, Wales / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.intertri.org.uk/cms/intertri-sprint-triathlon
750m swim in open sea, 30km bike along "challenging" route and 5km run along almost flat course.
Anglesey Sandman Triathlon
Anglesey, North Wales / 22 Sep, 2014 / www.angleseysandman.com
The Full Sandman starts with a sea swim off Llanddwyn beach followed by a circular cycle via the famously-long-named town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.votwo.co.uk/events-1/eton-man-half-triathlon-2013
Brand-new half Iron-distance event (1.9km swim/90km bike/21km run) using new road infrastructure developed for the 2012 Olympics and part of the 'Day of Endurance' at Eton Dorney.
Primera New Forest Middle Distance
New Forest, Hampshire / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.racenewforest.co.uk
Award-winning event with the emphasis on enjoyment rather than personal bests (watch out for the local wildlife!).
Nuclear Burn Duathlon
Brentwood, Essex / 21 Sep, 2013 / www.adventureraceessex.co.uk
An event for all fitness levels and abilities, the Nuclear Burn promises to test and thrill you, exhilarate and demand from you – in equal measure.
Fritton Lake Country Park, Norfolk / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.activeoutdoorsport.co.uk
True to its imposing moniker, the Viking is a "double standard" distance triathlon involving 3km open water swim/80km bike/20km cross-country run.
Crawley Late Summer Triathlon
Crawley, West Sussex / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.crawleytriclub.co.uk
BTF-sanctioned event uses the Crawley K2 Olympic standard swimming pool and incorporates a fast bike and tough cross-country run.
Anglian Water Standard Olympic Triathlon
Buckden, Cambridgeshire / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.nicetri.co.uk
A 2014 European qualifying event, this race involves a dip in the Grafham Water Reservoir followed by a fast but undulating one-lap bike course, finishing with an out-and-back run around the reservoir and surrounding villages.
Esendex Last Minute Triathlon
Southwell, Nottinghamshire / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.onestepbeyond.org.uk
Held on the same course as the Southwell Sprint Triathlon, this event also attracts many first timers due to its end-of-season social feel.
Teesdale Leisure Centre, Barnhard Castle, County Durham / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.darlingtontri.com
Darlington Triathlon Club will be hosting a short distance race involving a 400m pool swim followed by an 18-mile cycle ride on open roads, ending with a 5k run across fields and farm tracks.
South Manchester Triathlon
Wilmslow, Cheshire / 22 September, 2013 / www.xtramileevents.com
Ideal for novices and sprint distance enthusiasts, this year's event will be held in its usual setting of Wilmslow Leisure Centre for the last time before moving to its new home in Hale Barns next year.
Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire / 21 September / www.brownleetri.com
The Brownlee brothers' first foray into events, this is a new open water super-sprint triathlon held in the beautiful World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey.
With Alistair currently nursing an ankle injury, he has picked two triathletes to team up with him and take on younger brother Jonathan in the Brownlee Challenge.
Tri Together Glasgow
Bellahouston Sports Centre / 22 Sep, 2013 / www.lcdisability.org/?lid=27076
New event includes a range of distances for all abilities, as well as relay and paratriathlon races, along with taster training sessions.
Are you racing or spectating at any of these? Send us your best/funniest race photos via Twitter (@220Triathlon) for a chance to be featured on www.220triathlon.com this Monday!