Brownlee Tri

Olympic and Commonwealth Champion brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee will be bringing the Brownlee Tri back to Harewood House on 26th September 2015, to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take part in a sport that has given them so much enjoyment over the years.

Swimmers taking part in the Brownlee Tri triathlons
Cost:£92.50
Event Time:11:00 am
Event Date:26 September 2015
Event Distance:61 - 92 Various

Triathlons

A triathlon is one of the trickiest and most difficult types of event you can try, but the challenge is what makes it great. It comprises of a swimming section, followed by a large bicycle ride, and finally a long stretch of running.

For anyone who has ever done an event involving one sport, such as a 10K run, and found themselves bored by the end, a triathlon might be the exciting fitness challenge you’ve been looking for! Combining three sports – swimming, cycling and running, a triathlon provides a varied and challenging workout that test your fitness and endurance across multiple disciplines.

Triathlons

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What is a triathlon made up of?

The distance of a triathlon can vary, but the race will always begin with a swim start. Depending on the length of the course this could be in a swimming pool or an open water swim such as a lake or sea. 

The swimming section of the triathlon is then followed by a cycling section – beginners don’t need to splash out on an expensive new bike, if you already own a mountain bike you can use that for your first few races! The cycling section is considered by many triathletes to be the most challenging part of the endurance event, with standard triathlon courses incorporating a 40km bike leg.

The final leg of the triathlon is a run. Again, the distance will vary depending on the length of the course, but a 10k run is considered standard for a triathlon. 

Between stages there is also a transition, which is often referred to as the fourth discipline. The transition area is where you change your kit between stages, for example switching from your cycling gear to your running shoes. The time it takes you to do this is counted as part of your total triathlon time, so serious triathletes will have got their transitions down to a fine art.

What are the benefits of taking part in a triathlon?

Triathlons are great for those who are looking to improve their fitness, lose weight but don’t like the idea of doing a regular marathon of running event. The varied stages keep training and competing challenging and interesting, providing a total body workout. Those prone to running injuries may also benefit from the swimming and cycling sections, as the movements are lower impact on joints.

Regardless of sprint length, triathlons are typically divided into age groups. This means that you will be competing alongside other triathletes who fall into the same band for age and sex as you, with the exception of triathletes who fall into the separate elite category.


Top Triathlon Events in 2020

We have picked out the best events taking place in 2019. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Triathlons' tab at the top of this page to find them.

Ironman UK Wales

This event is well established as having one of the most challenging bike and run courses on the IRONMAN calendar.  It also boasts the most spectacular swim location of any IRONMAN event, and the inspiration gained from one of the most vocal and enthusiastically-supported events with tens of thousands of spectators who turn out for race day on all three disciplines.

Find out more about the Ironman Wales event here

Ironman Wales - Triathlon Event

Olympic and Commonwealth Champion brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee will be bringing the Brownlee Tri back to Harewood House on 26th September 2015, to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take part in a sport that has given them so much enjoyment over the years.

In the heart of Yorkshire where the brothers live, Harewood House gives the chance to ride on the same roads as the Tour de France and run the routes the Brownlees regularly train on.

Sprint and super-sprint triathlon distances for individuals will be available, as well as having youth, junior and adult categories, mates waves, and a sprint relay. Have a look at our gallery to see what went on last year!

There will be plenty for spectators and supporters to enjoy, with a host of activities in the Entertainment Village ensuring a fun day out for the whole family.

We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family at Harewood next September!

Team Relay

Does the cycle appeal, but you don’t fancy the water? Or can you swim for miles, but prefer not to run? Then why not team up with your friends, family or colleagues. You can each choose your favourite discipline – swim, cycle or run, and compete in a team of 3 over the Sprint distance.

You will have one timing chip for your team, and this acts like a relay baton, which must be given to the team’s swimmer for the race start and transferred to the ankle of the next person in transition after each race phase

You will need to have all the names for your team members when you submit your entry.

Event Location : Leeds, Harewood House, Harewood , LS17 9LG

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