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Triathlon

British Triathlon Federation

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@britishtriathlon.org
Contact Telephone
01509 226 161

Get Involved

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.

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

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

Local Contacts

Dave Padgen

East Midlands Regional Manager

Telephone
07739 526561

Partners

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

Partners

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