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British Triathlon Federation

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European Championships 2018 - Berlin/Glasgow

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - Sun, 12 Aug 2018

2018 School Games at Loughborough University

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 - Sun, 02 Sep 2018

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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 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.


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.


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


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


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

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

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Dave Padgen

East Midlands Regional Manager

07739 526561


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  • East Midlands Platform
    Leicestershire County Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Sport England
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Loughborough University
    Blaby District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Rutland County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • County Sport Network