Skegness Triathlon & Aquathlon

Skegness Triathlon & Aquathlon is coming back May 13th 2018 - keep the date free!

We will update information soon.

A triathlete running on Skegness Triathlon & Aquathlon triathlons
Cost:TBC
Event Time:11:00 am
Event Date:13 May 2018
Event Distance: 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

Find a Traithlon near you

 

Sprint | Super Sprint | Olympic | Half Ironman | Ironman

 


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

Set from a modern 25m pool, Fresh Fitness at Richmond Holiday Park offers a great venue to start the 1st race in The Lincs Tri Series. The pool is currently having new tiles fittes & the area offers lockers and a changing area. After the swim (16 lengths) exit the pool onto grass & enter transition to grab your helmet, shoes & bike. The bike journeys along Drummond Road, on a 2 lap course between the Holiday Park and Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve on a relatively flat and straight 18k course. The route has turning points at either end that will be fully marshalled by our team to guide you along the course and shout encouragement at you. The run element is a trail run from Richmond Holiday Park and along a private road to the Skegness Eco Coastal Centre. Part of the course will be around the beautiful Eco Centre and it's wooded areas.

Skegness Triathlon Club are based at the award winning Richmond Holiday Park and will be on hand to talk triathlon as well as advise on membership to the Triathlon Club.

For those wishing to stay at the very impressive Richmond Holiday Park, we have agreed that any participants, friends and family can get 30% off the cost of your accommodation (please note camping isn't allowed at the park). There is also discounted pitches for those who wish to bring their own caravan. To book please call Richmond Holiday Park direct on 01754 762097. This is an ideal opportunity if you are competing in the event and wish to make a weekend with family or friends in Skegness.

Event Location : Skegness, Richmond Holiday Park, PE25 3TQ

53.136512, 0.329872

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