2019 Race Guide

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Welcome to the 2019 triathlon season! One of the best things about the start of the year is planning which races you’re going to do. Will you do your first event? Or step up to a longer distance? Or use triathlon as an excuse to go and find some sunshine..? Read on for some inspiration to make your 2019 your most memorable season yet.


Race: The Dorney Lake Triathlons

Where: Dorney Lake, Eton

The Dorney Lake Triathlons by Human Race are back and as popular as ever in 2019. The famous Olympic Rowing venue provides the perfect location for beginners trying out their first race or seasoned pro’s aiming for a PB. Swim in the clean and calm waters of the man-made lake, transition to the closed-road bike ride and a run along the lake on a super flat and fun course, with viewing points for fans and families alike. Read on for the different events there

Eton Sprints Weekend

When: 18-19 May 2019

Eton Sprints Weekend is the perfect season opener for experienced athletes and an ideal opportunity for new triathletes to get their
first taste of tri. 

Banana Triathlon

When: 29-30 June 2019
Banana Triathlon is a family focused weekend with multiple distances as well as family oriented events such as our ever-popular scootathlon.

Super Tri

When: 29-30 June 2019

Super Tri is the ultimate triathlon experience for kids. Fun, safe and well-organised, it’s the best environment for the champions of tomorrow. 

Season Finale

When: 14-15 september 2019

Season Finale is the perfect way to wrap up the season. With a full range of distances, this is the place where records are broken.




Race: The Brutal Extreme Triathlons

When: 31 August 2019

Location: Llanberis, North Wales 

Distances: Half, Full, Double and Triple

The Brutal Extreme Triathlonsstart in the beautiful Lake Padarn. The bike course goes through stunning scenery and over some challenging hills, while the run takes you on a undulating trail round the lake and up and down Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon.

This is a super tough triathlon, but it’s renowned for its low-key and friendly vibe. Every athlete, whether it’s your first triathlon or 21st, will feel the support from not only the event crew, but the other competitors too. The challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery create an experience that will stay with you long after the aches and blisters have gone!

The distances available are Half, Full, Double and Triple and you can enter all of these events as a solo or in a team
(2-4 members).

If you don’t fancy the swim, have a look at the Seriously Brutal Duathlon, held at the same event.




Race: Bowood House Triathlon

When: 29-30 June 2019

Where: Calne, Wiltshire

Distances: Tristars 1-3, YOUTH, super sprint & Sprint 

Set within 40,000 acres of idyllic, ‘Capability Brown’ Parkland, the Bowood House Triathlon is LPS Events’ premier event, which, over the years has won numerous accolades and earnt the admiration of triathletes of all ages and abilities.

Now, in its seventh year, and as the winner of Triathlon England’s Commercial Event of the Year within
the South West, we invite you to experience one of the most stunning triathlons on the racing calendar.

The estate is laid out before you to become the closed-road circuit of your dreams! To start, you’ll join a special club of triathletes who get to swim in Bowood Lake – under the watchful eye of our water crew you might even catch a glimpse of the lost village of Manning Hill. 

Then, passing through transition, you make your way out onto the traffic-free bike route, where you can really let your hair down as you pass woodland, farms, the golf course, and maybe even see the treasured deer of Bowood, on this fast and technical, yet incredibly beautiful, route.

Returning to transition, you’ll then set off to experience some of the real wonders of Bowood Estate, as you pass through grottos, run alongside the waterfall and view the temple up close. Just be careful not to get too distracted!

With a festival feel, prestigious surroundings, and over a hundred amazing ‘Event Champions’ guiding you through your day, whether you’re a Tri-Start athlete, a seasoned pro or a complete novice, it’s our honour to make this your most memorable triathlon yet. 

So, when the horn sounds this June, the only thing left to ask is – will you be there?



Race: SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon

When: 18-19 May 2019

Where: Llanberis, Gwynedd 

Distances: Sprint; Classic; Savage (day 1: Sprint, day 2: Classic); Legend (Middle-Distance Tri) 

The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon is back in 2019 and this year it’s even bigger and tougher than ever before. With over 1,500 triathletes expected to descend on this beautiful corner of Snowdonia, the iconic event is a must for any race calendar. 

The SportPursuit Slateman kicks off the Always Aim High Suunto Adventure Triathlon Series 2019, followed by the Oldo Snowman in July, and the Superfeet Sandman in September.

Surrounded by stunning mountains, Slateman participants start in the bracing waters of Llyn Padarn; the bike course consists of challenging climbs and thrilling descents in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park; before finishing with a  run through an awesome slate quarry – nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site – to offer a unique mix of incredible and challenging scenery. We challenge you to find a more iconic triathlon.

The stunning race village location at the foot of Snowdon attracts over 5,000 spectators to cheer on the racing action, providing a carnival atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcome

Book your place on the start line on the website below.



Race: Odlo Snowman Triathlon 

When: 27-28 July 2019

Where: Plas y Brenin, Conwy 

Distances: Sprint; Classic; Savage (day 1: Sprint, day 2: Classic); Legend (Middle-Distance Tri)

The Odlo Snowman is quickly becoming a favourite among the triathlon community in the UK and beyond. The race offers something for everyone, from the challenging Sprint distance and the stunning Classic Snowman, to the mighty two-day Savage. Best of all, the incredible Legend 71.6 race is widely known as the toughest middle-distance triathlon in the UK, with a run route that concludes by summiting the 3,000ft peak of Moel Siabod – it’s hard to disagree!

A spectacular event in beautiful surroundings, the Snowman is the second race in the Suunto Adventure Triathlon Series. 

The event kicks off with a swim in the beautiful crystal clear Llyn Mwbyr and then heads out onto the
bike course in the foothills of Snowdonia. The run routes covers stunning trails that will challenge the toughest competitors and leave you wanting to come back for more. 

The Odlo Snowman weekend has something for all ages, with a sprint Duathlon, children’s Aquathlon and the Aquasphere Snowman open-water swim race.
Head to the website below for more information and to sign up today! alwaysaimhighevents.com

Race: Superfeet Sandman Triathlon  

When: 14-15 september 2019

Where: Newborough Forest, Anglesey 

Distances: Sprint; Classic; Savage (day 1: Sprint, day 2: Classic); Legend (Middle-Distance Tri)

The Superfeet Sandman Triathlon is the third and final race in the Always Aim High Suunto Adventure Triathlon Series, finishing off the series in spectacular style. 

Set on the beaches at Newborough, Anglesey, participants swim in the sea in the shadow of the stunning Snowdonia National Park before taking on a challenging, undulating bike course. 

A trail run through an exclusive area within the 700ha Newborough forest and the famous sand dunes brings you along the beach and up into the finish.

The Superfeet Sandman Triathlon has something for all abilities and comprises of four distances: the Legend 72.4, Savage, Classic and Sprint. Relay team, Duathlon, and Junior events available. 



Race: London Triathlon 

When: 27-28 July 2019

Where: ExCel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock 

Distances: Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic, Olympic Plus and Weekend Warrior

The London Triathlon, the world’s largest triathlon, is returning this year on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. Taking place at the ExCel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, this unique urban route allows you to swim, bike and run on closed roads past the iconic landmarks of our capital city. 

The event attracts over 11,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, making this iconic triathlon a must-do event in anyone’s sporting calendar. There are five distances available for you to choose from: Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic, Olympic Plus and Weekend Warrior (unlimited swim, bike and run for those hardcore types!)

You can enter any of these distances as an individual or if you’re not quite ready for that, why not gather your friends together and enter the Sprint or Olympic Team Relay? 

With a distance or challenge for all levels of experience, why not make 2019 the year you achieve something truly amazing and earn yourself an exclusive London Triathlon medal? We’ll be with you every step of the way with plenty of training advice, top tips and training plans to get you to
the start line in the best possible shape.

Included in your entry package:

■Stunning closed-road course in Central London.

■FREE event tech-T.

■FREE event-branded swim hat.

■Exclusive London Triathlon finisher’s medal.

■Event race pack (inc. race number, bike number,
timing chip).

■FREE on-course nutrition.

■FREE post-event hydration.

■FREE training guides.

■Timing service including tracking, text message, and online look-up. 

So what are you waiting for? Join us now and experience the thrill of the London Triathlon.



Race: The Islander

When: 13-14 July 2019

Where: Victoria esplanade, Mersea Island

Distances: 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run 

Mersea Island is situated 70km from London, the most easterly inhabited island in the UK and famous for its oysters and seafood restaurants. 

Middle-distance triathlons fit the island perfectly, as though Mersea was created for such an event! 

The swim is off the beach and takes place at slack tide. 

The bike is a fast course taking competitors off the island along scenic Essex country lanes, lapping
around Abberton Reservoir four times before heading back to T2 for the final leg. 

The run is 21km, which is the exact circumference of the island! Stunning scenery all the way round, mixed terrain and a no-lap run! 

Competitors both love and hate the flat, all-terrain course comprising a mixture of road, sand and seawall, and making it a unique but challenging race. 

The Islander is great for supporters too, as the swim, transition and finish are all in one area. Located on the central beach, this makes for a great family day out, with plenty of facilities, cafés, toilets and parking all close by. 

The race takes place on the Saturday so you can enjoy the pleasures of Mersea Island for the whole weekend. 

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Race: Guildford Triathlon

When: 13 July 2019

Location: Surrey Sports Park

Guildford’s largest triathlon – sponsored by Salming – is held at a state-of-the-art venue with on-site Starbucks and massage, and indoor shower/changing facilities. 

This popular BTF-affiliated sprint triathlon involves a 500m swim in the Olympic-sized pool, a scenic 22km road cycle and a tough 5km run – and is celebrated with large medals! Kids aquathlon events are also available. 

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Race: Haslemere Triathlon

When: 9 June 2019

Where: South Downs National Park

Distances: Various 

Set on the edge of the South Downs National Park, this tempting BTF-affiliated sprint triathlon boasts spectacular scenery throughout the 20km road cycle and challenging 5km run. The event – which starts with a 400m pool swim – is delivered by multi-award winning organisers and sponsored by Salming. 

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Race: LCW Holland

When: 17-19 May 2019

Where: Beesel

Distances: Swim – 750m, 1,500m, 1.9km or 3.8km; Bike – 90km or 180km; Run – 6.5km, 10km, 
21.1km or 42.2km

Three awesome events over three epic days. The Long Course Weekend Global expansion continues with the first addition of LCW Holland.

LCW is a unique festival of sport that offers an unbeatable atmosphere, and Holland will most certainly add to its reputation of being one of the best race experiences in the sport. Over three days athletes can choose events from three disciplines (swim, bike, run) and multiple distances to create a tailor-made weekend course for their ability. For those looking to push their limits there’s the Long Course option – the longest distance in each event.

Each Long Course athlete who finishes will receive the coveted fourth medal for their medal stack. Within easy reach of the UK via the channel tunnel, with various distances and fast and flat courses, this event will sure to attract athletes from far and wide. Don’t miss out, be part of history and enter now!

Club discounts available.


Race: Royal Windsor Triathlon

When: 16 June 2019

Where: Windsor, Berkshire

Distances: Sprint and Olympic, with Relay options

Returning to the picturesque royal town of Windsor for its 29th year, the UK’s most iconic swim/bike/run, The Royal Windsor Triathlon returns to enthral both triathletes and onlookers in 2019.

Winner of the BTF’s Event of the Year an incredible seven times, The Royal Windsor Triathlon never fails to deliver a world-class experience.

Swim in the River Thames, cycle through the tree-lined avenues of Windsor and run along the picture-perfect
Long Walk in front of Windsor Castle.

With a designated beginner’s wave, an Olympic sub-2:30hr wave and prize money for the elites, the Royal Windsor Triathlon caters to all experience levels and abilities.

For clubs taking part, there’s the chance to battle it out for the coveted Jasmine Flatters Trophy in the Club Championships.

Whether you’re just starting out in the sport or trying to clock a PB, the Royal Windsor Triathlon has you covered. In a beautiful setting with world-class organisation and an unforgettable crowd experience, this is an event not to be missed.




Race: Swansea Triathlon

When: 2 June 2019

Where: Swansea City Centre

Distances: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

The city centre-based, sprint-distance SwanseaTriathlonhas been a firm favourite among athletes
and supporters for over 13 years now, and is suitable for all levels from first-timers up to elites.

The course will take place on fully-closed roads and starts in the safe, enclosed open water for the 750m swim.  The fast and flat, city-centre closed-road bike and run routes follow, with the run taking athletes along Swansea sea front before finishing in the middle of the city in Castle Square and its amazing atmosphere.

What’s more, the race will take place at 4pm to maximise local involvement, bringing athletes up close to the passionate Welsh crowds


Race: Blenheim Triathlon 

When: 1-2 June 2019

Where: Blenheim palace 

Distances: Sprint, Super Sprint, the Weekend Warrior

The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon, widely regarded as the UK’s most stunning triathlon, is returning on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2019. 

Now in its 15th year, it will see over 7,000 triathletes and 30,000 spectators flock to the event across the weekend. 

Set in the beautiful private grounds of Blenheim Palace,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the country’s most iconic races and definitely one everyone should have on their triathlon bucket list! 

There are three distances on offer: Sprint, Super Sprint and the Weekend Warrior (where you can do as many triathlons as you like). If you don’t fancy doing an individual challenge, why not rally the troops and take on the Mixed Sprint Relay as a team? 

Plus, if you’d like to raise money for Bloodwise, the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity, you can sign up for one of the Bloodwise charity pledge places, with prices starting from just £43. 

But you’ll have to be quick if you want a place as this event sells out fast – and for good reason. The picturesque setting, idyllic lake swim and closed-road course makes it a fantastic event for beginners, elites and everyone in between. It’s known by many in the industry as the season opener and is a firmly established must-do event for any budding triathlete. 

Most distances for Blenheim Triathlon are on Final Release – grab your spot now before it’s too late!



Race: Wales Triathlon

When: 8 June 2019

Where: Fishguard, Pembrokeshire 

Distances: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Starting in Fishguard, the athletes taking on the Ocean Lava Wales course will have to contend with a 1.2-mile swim around the calm Fishguard Harbour, before heading out on the bike for the 56-mile cycle, which leads competitors through spectacular countryside and into St David’s, the smallest city in Great Britain.

The final leg is a 13.1-mile half marathon, which leads athletes up the town’s breakwater and provides stunning views of the coastline around the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, before heading back to the Parrog for the famous red carpet finish.

For those looking for a shorter challenge, there’s
also a sprint-distance which runs alongside, and comprises a 750m swim, a 13-mile bike and a 3-mile run. Both races have limited space, so book your place early!


Race: LCW Mallorca

When:  26-28 October 2019

Where: Alcúdia

Distances: Swim – 750m, 1,500m, 1.9km or 3.8km; Bike – 86km or 172km; Run – 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 42.2km

Three awesome events over three epic days.With LCW Mallorca taking place at the end of October it’s the perfect way to end your season of racing. This fun inclusive format is ideal for clubs, training groups and families to come along and enjoy the benefits of racing together.

Located in the northern part of the island of Mallorca, Alcúdia is an area known worldwide for its wide range of accommodation and an unbeatable environment that makes it a perfect race location. With an abundance of low-cost flights, leisure facilities, culture and gastronomy, not to mention its incredible beaches, Alcúdia is an amazing
vacation destination.

The weekend opens with a stunning swim in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

The bike day is one not to be missed, putting it simply it’s one of the best bike courses in Europe and consists of a fully closed-road 86km course, which is super-fast and takes in some of the most incredible scenery the island has to offer. 

To finish the weekend, various run distances hug the coastline of Alcúdia and with a pan-flat run athletes will definitely be posting PBs! As always, successful Full LCW athletes will be awarded with the fourth LCW medal in an awe-inspiring ceremony.




If you would like your event to be featured in the 2020 Race Guide please email tomos.whitmarsh-knight@immediate.co.uk