The very first triathlon event to take place in the UK was held at the Kirtons Farm Water Sports Centre back in 1983. The venue has now become the Tri2O Swim Centre, based adjacent to the Reading Lake Hotel.
Until 2017, The Reading Triathlon has been run and organised by the experienced events team at My Sporting Times (who also run the Tri2O Swim Centre) since its inception many years ago. Tri2O Triathlon Club took over the organisation of the event in 2017, with a mantra of running a great Tritathlon event, for traithletes, by triathletes.
The Reading Triathlon has three fantastic race options for you. We have a standard distance event, sprint distance and a sprint relay.
The race itself takes in an open water swim in the lovely waters of the Tri2O lake, followed by a stunning cycle course around the local lanes of Burghfield, Mortimer and Grazeley, before finishing off with a run around the lakeside trail. Look out for our 110% cycle & run sections!
Please Note: Due to refurbishment works to the Reading Lake Hotel we are unable to offer our VIP package this year.
The Reading Triathlon is a British Triathlon sanctioned event, which means that it has met required standards to give you peace of mind that:
The event has the appropriate insurances in place.
The organiser is taking appropriate measures to ensure your safety.
The event is run in accordance with British Triathlon Competition Rules.
The organiser is committed to supporting the wider development of the sport.
If you have a problem at a permitted event, British Triathlon will endeavour to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion with the organiser.
Most importantly however, this means that you can be sure of a safe, fair and enjoyable race experience.