Tallington Lakes Triathlon & Aquathlon
Choose from a SuperSprint, Sprint or Olympic distance & enjoy this rural environment in the East Midlands - a little gem hidden away. Don't forget the addition of Tallington Lakes Aquathlon & Aquabike - race over the Sprint and Olympic distances with just a swim & run OR a swim & bike.
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.
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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.
Set in South Lincolnshire near the historic town of Stamford- an open water event set in a stunning water sports environment with superb facilities. The venue is faultless & the price of your entry includes a post race meal of jacket potato, 1 filling (plus a bottle of water) served at Race Village next to the finish line.
In 2018 we made 2 changes to improve the race experience for everyone. We have made an arrangement with Tarmac who are kindly letting us use their overflow car parking space on hard ground next door to the venue so a 3min walk from the car gets you to transition! LOTS more easy & free car parking for everyone!
The swim is set in one of the beautiful, clean, spring fed lakes where the temperature in 2015 was 23 degrees & 19degrees last year. (Wet suits are optional). Swim to either the first, second or third boye. The new bike entry / exit out of the venue now completely avoids the busy entrance of the Water Park and now brings you out from the side of the park onto Kings Street. The SuperSprint and the Sprint have a 1 lap course. The Olympic follows the Sprint course over 2 laps. The SuperSprint remains fairly flat, whilst the Sprint and the Olympic have a little more elevation, yet still takes in some beautiful scenery. Staying within the private park, the run follows the road running past the sailing centre with lakeside views. The residents come out to cheer you on making it a friendly atmosphere & gives you the encouragement you need for the final leg.
You can enter aquathlon, aquabike (sprint & olympic distance) or three different triathlon distances making it inclusive to everyone.
Tallington Lakes Triathlon will have the following:
- Super Sprint distance Open Water Triathlon (400M/14.5km/2.5km)
- Sprint distance Open Water Triathlon (750m/27.1km/5km) & Sprint Aquathlon (750m swim/5km run) & Sprint Aquabike (750m swim/27.1km bike)
- Olympic distance Open Water Triathlon (1500m/48.1km/10km) & Olympic Aquathlon (1500m/10km) & Olympic Aquabike (1500m swim/48.1km bike)