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Triathlon

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

See Also:
Cycling, Running, Swimming

An Overview of Triathlon

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.

Find Triathlon Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2020

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National Governing Bodies

British Triathlon Federation

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General Information
Contact Email
info@britishtriathlon.org
Contact Telephone
01509 226 161
British Triathlon Federation

British Triathlon Federation

The British Triathlon Federation is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Triathlon.

Active Rutland

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Inspire2tri

Inspire2tri

Inspire2tri was born from a passion to help people realise personal sporting and fitness achievements, whatever their starting point, goals, ambitions or ‘life’ challenges. We are a NFP Community Interest Company.

Market Bosworth Sports Club

Market Bosworth Sports Club

Market Bosworth Sports Club is an entirely voluntary non-profit organisation that aims to promote and provide facilities for sport, recreation and leisure time activities for the communal benefit of adults and children of all ages from Market Bosworth and

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

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    Sport England
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Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Partnerships
    Sport England
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    NWL LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland