Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival

Glasgow Triathlon Club and Durty Events warmly welcome you to the Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival 2017. Strathclyde Park is located on the southern side of Glasgow, next to the M74 and easily accessible from Scotland and northern England. It is an iconic venue for triathlon, being the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the ETU 2018 European Championships. 

A swimmer diving in an open water during the Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival triathlons
Cost:£30 - £53
Event Time:01:00 am
Event Date:01 January 1970
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

All races will be held on closed roads. The swim course will be protected by the same barrier curtain used for the Commonwealth Games races, ensuring great water quality.

 

BTF British Sprint Triathlon Championships and ETU Age Group Qualifier

Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival 2017 will host two races on behalf of the BTF, the 2017 British Sprint Triathlon Championships, and the Age Group Qualification Race for the ETU2018 European Sprint Triathlon Championships. It promises to be great racing at a superb, tested venue that has become the iconic home of triathlon in Scotland after the success of the races at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Park has also hosted many large triathlon events, including being a regular fixture on the BTF Super Series circuit, and was the venue of the Scottish Standard Distance Championships in 2015.



The triathlons will be part of a fantastic, exciting festival of sport that includes the Championships, Qualifiers,  a Novice and Super Sprint race, with more (very exciting! - watch this space) events yet to be added. The park will be buzzing, and the atmosphere will be charged!.



The team behind the races are highly experienced, and being together the best of Glasgow Triathlon Club and Durty Events team (organisers of Celtman, Craggy Island Triathlon, St. Mary's Loch Triathlon).

 

Strathclyde Park Novice and Super Sprint Triathlon

Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival 2017 will host an 'Open' Novice and Super SprintTriathlon alongside the championship and qualification races. The Open Race is suitable for everyone - newcomers and racing snakes!. It promises to be great racing at a superb, tested venue that has become the iconic home of triathlon in Scotland after the success of the races at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. 



The triathlons will be part of a fantastic, exciting festival of sport that includes the British Championships, ETU European Championships Qualifier, Open Novice and Super Sprint Triathlon, and more (very exciting! - watch this space) events yet to announce. The park will be buzzing, and the atmosphere will be charged!.



The team behind the races are highly experienced, and being together the best of Glasgow Triathlon Club and Durty Events team (organisers of Celtman, Craggy Island Triathlon, St. Mary's Loch Triathlon).



Sat 27th May - Strathclyde Park Novice and Super Sprint Triathlon. Non-drafting. Start times TBC, but are expected to be around 12noon. There are likely to be multiple waves to ensure uncrowded, newbie-friendly starts.

Event Location : Motherwell, Strathclyde Country Park, ML1 3ED

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