Woodhall Spa Triathlon

Take part in one of our most popular and long standing sprint events of the year, the 2017 event attracted over 850 participants!

A triathlete cycling on Woodhall Spa Triathlon triathlons
Cost:£43 - £56
Event Time:10:00 am
Event Date:17 June 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

2018 will be Woodhall Spa Triathlon’s 13th year and it will again be the final event in the Midlands Sprint Triathlon Series. This event features beautiful open countryside, quiet roads and run route on country lanes and if last year is anything to go by, lots of sunshine.

Jubilee Park offers the perfect start, finish, transition and swim, and for those who wish to camp a great place to stay overnight.

The sprint triathlon consists of a 400m swim in the fantastic 33m heated outdoor pool, a very safe bike course along beautiful quiet country lanes, finishing with a very simple and flat run. 

It is no surprise that it is such a popular event, it really does tick a lot of boxes! It is great for those that have never completed a triathlon before. For those that race every weekend, then come along and test yourself here, see if you can make it under the magic hour!

Make it a weekend away - there is something for everyone to do - kids, parents, grandparents and even the dog.

Event Location : , Jubilee Park, Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QH

53.155585, -0.222204

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