Harborough Triathlon

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Thanks very much to everyone that was involved.

Results here:


and BTF Race Report here:

event_report_Market Harborough 2017

See you next year. Date confirmed as 2nd September 2018.


Race Information 2017

Swim start times can be found here: Swim times – Harborough Tri 2017

Race Venue: Harborough Leisure Centre, Northampton Rd, Market Harborough LE16 9HF


The Racing!

Try a Tri £35 + £5 BTF fee

200m swim/11.5k bike/2.5k run

For people that are new to the sport and want to challenge themselves and of course, competitors from last year looking to smash last years time.

See here for some guidance for your first race and a couple of suggested training plans Try a tri training plan or Beginner Plan Each of these plans have a slightly different approach. Choose the one that seems to best fit in with where your fitness is at now and how much time you have to train.

Sprint Distance £40 + £5 BTF fee

400m swim/23k bike/5k run

For experienced triathletes or people with a good level of fitness looking for a challenge. See here for some handy hints and a collection of suggested training plans; Sprint Plan option 1,  Sprint Plan option 2, Sprint Plan option 3, Sprint Plan option 4. Choose the one that seems to best fit in with where your fitness is at now and how much time you have to train.

The Bridge – NEW! £40 + £5 BTF fee

600m swim/34.5k bike/7.5k run

New for 2016, the Bridge distance. It’s designed to be the next step for triathletes that haven’t quite got the confidence to go for a standard distance yet.

Relay Team

Don’t like swimming? Running days are over? Then why not get your family, friends or colleagues together and complete either the Try a Tri or Sprint distance as a team of up to 3 people. Priced at £60/£65, the entry charges include 3 x £5 race licenses and t-shirts and medals for all competitors. If any team members are already BTF members or if your team will only consist of 2 people, then we will refund you appropriately on race day.

Still got some unanswered questions? Triathlon FAQ

For clarification of BTF rules: https://www.triathlonengland.org/britain/documents/events/competition-rules/british-triathlon-competition-rules-2017.pdf

Please note in particular that the use of calf guards and long sleeved trisuits is not permitted.



The Harborough Triathlon has created several new categories to help encourage many of the entrants that are often overlooked in traditional triathlon events. So as well as the usual rewards for outstanding achievement, there will be some extra ones. Once you have entered as normal please contact us to be included in your particular category.

Try a Tri & Sprint

New Mum to Super Mum – sponsored by Dr Joanna Helcké who is a pregnancy and postnatal fitness expert behind Fit Bump Box. Recognising the importance of appropriate exercise and training after childbirth, this rewards mothers who have given birth in the past 5 years.

For the Sprint

Super Vets – sponsored by Active Harborough District
In last year’s triathlon, we saw some amazing efforts by the over 65’s, and this category salutes and recognises the efforts of the older contestants taking part.

Fit Couple – A really positive way to support each other through your fitness journey. Run individually but compete as a couple!

Fit Family – Create a team and run as a family. A fun way to play to individual strengths and results in a force to be reckoned with! (must be over 15 years of age)



Tri-County Club CupTri county logo

Working alongside MDH Sports & Leisure who are this year sponsoring the cup we also have an exciting club competition. The Tri-County Club Cup is designed to add an extra element of competition to the day. It is open to clubs from Leicestershire-Rutland, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.

Teams will consist of 2 men and 2 women. Lowest cumulative time wins. Some fantastic prizes coming your way! Contact us if you are considering entering a team from your club and we’ll send over a group discount code.

For 2017, Welland Valley Triathlon Club have confirmed that the event will be their Club Championship. Rugby Triathlon Club have also confirmed that they will be bringing over a large contingent. Should be an intense day of racing.


Route details

For full details on the bike route see here Bike Course Notes

For a more detailed map for event day: Harborough Triathlon 2015 Maps



There are some awesome prizes up for grabs including £100 cash for the male and female winners of the Sprint distance race. Medals and quality technical t-shirt for all competitors.



By popular demand we will again be running a number of free support evenings,

  • A chance for you to walk and talk through the pool process and transition. We will also ride the bike route for those that want to so bring your bikes along! 11th Jul, 6.30pm at the leisure centre.
  • As the previous session but we will complete 1 or 2 laps of  the run route instead of the bike course. 15th August, 6.30pm at the leisure centre.

Please drop us a line if you intend to join us for any of the above.




Since Race Harborough launched the triathlon in 2014, fundraising from our events has totalled approximately £96,000. Why not have a distraction to your training and raise a few quid too…do get in touch if you plan to fundraise as we love to hear your stories. Set up your own JustGiving or Virgin money giving page, or, download a sponsorship form here: sponsorship



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Results 2015 

Results 2016

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