Harborough Triathlon

2nd September 2018

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Enter Harborough Triathlon 2018

Race Information 2018

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

The racing starts from 1.30pm with the Bridge distance, followed by the Sprint and finally the Try-a-Tri. As a guide, in 2017 the Bridge swimmers started between 1.30 and 1.50pm, the Sprint 1.50-3.30pm and the Try 3.30-4.00pm.

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.

If you are looking for some guidance about training and interested in joining a club, then Welland Valley Triathlon Club are based locally. Get in touch for more information.

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. 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 £45 + £5 BTF fee

600m swim/34.5k bike/7.5k run

The Bridge distance was introduced in 2016 as a different way to challenge yourself. It could be a stepping stone to a Standard Distance tri or a new challenge for those of you that have completed the Sprint Distance before.

Relay Team

Don’t like swimming? Running days are over? Then why not get your family, friends or colleagues together and complete the Sprint distance as a team of up to 3 people. Priced at £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:

2018 Rules 

Please note in particular that the back stroke is not permitted, overtaking should be done at the end of lanes, calf and arm guards are also not permitted.

Special Categories

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

For mums that have given birth in the last two years.

Super Vets
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.

For the Sprint only

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 race as a family. A fun way to play to individual strengths that results in a force to be reckoned with!

Tri-County Club CupTri county logo

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 2018, Welland Valley Triathlon Club have confirmed that the event will be their Club Championship. Several other local clubs also bring over a strong team. It should be an intense day of racing.

Route Details

A 25m pool with swimmers starting every 2-4 minutes depending on the speed of the lane. Athletes will be asked to input their swim time for the distance that they are competing in. This needs to be as accurate as possible as it seeds all swimmers. You can edit your time by logging into Rider HQ and adjusting it manually up to 1 week before race day. Bridge racers will go first, followed by the sprint and then the Try-a-Tri.
The bike course is a 11.5K loop that you repeat 1, 2 or 3 times. It features a long climb out for approximately half of the distance and then a fast ride back. Please take extra care when descending into the village of Braybrooke.
The run course is very flat and is mainly on pavements with a short section on a field. It is a 2.5K loop that is repeated 1, 2 or 3 times before heading through the finish arch for a warm welcome.


There are medals and t-shirts for all finishers. Top 3 at each distance will receive a trophy and prizes supplied by the event sponsor, Training Shed, Market Harborough. There will also be trophies for AG winners at each distance as well as the prizes for the special categories.


Training Shed, Market Harborough have kindly agreed to put on a workshop to support athletes wishing to get involved with Harborough Triathlon 2018. This is held on Friday 22nd June at 7pm. It contains information about training, nutrition and injury prevention.

Get in touch with the Training Shed

By popular demand we will also be running a number of free support evenings nearer the event day.

  • A chance for you to walk and talk through the pool process and transition. We will also ride the bike route for those that to so bring your bikes along! Date to be confirmed.
  • As per the previous session but we will complete 1 or 2 laps of  the run route instead of the bike course.

Please drop us a line if you intend to join us.



This year, we are delighted to welcome a new charity partner to the event.

Move support children & young people living with cancer through the power of exercise and sport.

You can support them in a number of ways:

You can donate when you enter or…

Fundraise directly for them. Click on the website to see their great fundraising pack or…

If you are prepared to pledge to fundraise £100, then we are happy to offer you a race entry for the distance of your choice for £10. Please get in touch with us, if you are interested.


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