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Triathlon

Triathlon is an exciting multi-discipline sport made up of a swim, then a bike ride and then a run.

See Also:
Cycling, Running, Swimming

An Overview of Triathlon

Competitors race against the clock which starts as they begin the swim and stops as they cross the finish line after the run. Race distances vary depending on age and preference. Maximum distances are set for children but adults can choose to race over a number of distances.

The kit you need for swimming, swimsuit and goggles. For riding, any bike in good working order and cycle helmet. For running, trainers, t-shirt/vest and shorts.

Triathlon is a great way to get active and, by taking on the three elements of swimming, cycling and running you can keep it fun and varied too.

Benefits

Triathlon offers an all-over body work out that will tone the legs through cycling and running, and the arms and upper body through swimming. Depending on your weight and how hard you work in training, swimming and cycling eat up around 600-700 calories an hour, and running even more, perhaps as many as 900.

Involvement

For people of all ages and abilities wanting to take part, there are approximately 750 triathlon clubs in the United Kingdom with many of them offering taster sessions for people interested in taking up the sport. Information on how you can join can be found on the websites of the British Triathlon Federation, Triathlon England.

Equipment

Some clubs offer wetsuits to hire for free, so just sort yourself out with a working bike for the cycling leg!

Facts

  • Triathlon made its debut in the Olympics in 2000.
  • The Brownlee brothers won Gold and Bronze in the London 2012 Olympics.

Find Triathlon Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

Go TRI

GO TRI is a fun way to access triathlon for the first time. Join in swim, cycle or run training sessions or take part in your very first triathlon event.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Triathlon Federation

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@britishtriathlon.org
Contact Telephone
01509 226 161
enDuRo team

enDuRo team

A triathlon multisport club: with structured coached training or 1:1 coaching, training together as a team with a common goal of enjoying improving ourselves and sharing the journey with the team.
All abilities are welcome.

Northampton Sailing Club & Watersports Centre

Northampton Sailing Club & Watersports Centre

Fantastic sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking location in stunning settings with ample parking.

Qualified RYA Instructors
Sailing Instruction
Windsurfing Instruction
Powerboat and Rescue Instruction

LoveCoffeeFitness

LoveCoffeeFitness

Making fitness, fun and friendly! LoveCoffeeFitnees provides safe and enjoyable ways to get more active, improve you your fitness and enjoy the health benefits... We Run, Cycle, Swim and Tone. And we usually have a chat in a coffee shop afterwards :)

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.

Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

The Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 24th August to 5th September 2021.

Dave Padgen

Regional Manager

07739526561

http://www.triathlonengland.org/