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Triathlon

What is Triathlon?

Triathlon is an exciting multi-discipline sport made up of a swim, then a bike ride and then a run.

Competitors race against the clock which starts as they begin the swim and stops as they cross the finish line after the run. Race distances vary depending on age and preference. Maximum distances are set for children but adults can choose to race over a number of distances.

The kit you need for swimming, swimsuit and goggles. For riding, any bike in good working order and cycle helmet. For running, trainers, t-shirt/vest and shorts.

Triathlon is a great way to get active and, by taking on the three elements of swimming, cycling and running you can keep it fun and varied too.

Benefits

Triathlon offers an all-over body work out that will tone the legs through cycling and running, and the arms and upper body through swimming. Depending on your weight and how hard you work in training, swimming and cycling eat up around 600-700 calories an hour, and running even more, perhaps as many as 900.

Involvement

For people of all ages and abilities wanting to take part, there are approximately 750 triathlon clubs in the United Kingdom with many of them offering taster sessions for people interested in taking up the sport. Information on how you can join can be found on the websites of the British Triathlon Federation, Triathlon England.

Equipment

Some clubs offer wetsuits to hire for free, so just sort yourself out with a working bike for the cycling leg!

Facts

  • Triathlon made its debut in the Olympics in 2000.
  • The Brownlee brothers won Gold and Bronze in the London 2012 Olympics.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Tri January

Swim/row, bike and run throughout the month of January to complete a challenge of your choice; 15km, 25km or 50km.

Local Programmes

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Contacts

Dave Padgen

East Midlands Regional Manager

Telephone
07739 526561

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
    County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
  • Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Safeguarding
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    Sport England
  • O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA