Harborough Triathlon

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Harborough Triathlon 2020 is cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic

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 2019 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. Must be at least 15 years old. If triathletes are aged 15 or 16, then parental permission must be granted before competing.

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.

You must be at least 15 years old. If triathletes are aged 15 or 16, then parental permission must be granted before competing.

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.

You must be at least 17 years old.

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.


British Triathlon Rules

For clarification of BTF rules:

BTF 2019 Rulebook

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 not permitted and all swimmers should wear a swim cap.


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 relay 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 2019, Welland Valley Triathlon Club have confirmed that the event will be their Club Championship, as have Ntri. Several other local clubs also bring over a strong team. It should be a great 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 rolling ride back. Please take extra care when descending into the village of Braybrooke. It is a steep descent and the village is popular with walkers, horse riders and people using the pub. Cars are often parked along the length of the road and locals including parents with children, dog walkers and older residents may be present. Anyone considered to be riding carelessly will be subject to BTF sanctions and in extreme cases may be reported to the police.

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, Everyone Active. There will also be trophies for AG winners at each distance as well as the prizes for the special categories.



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

Session 1 – Date tbc at Harborough Leisure Centre

A chance for you to walk and talk through the pool process and transition. We will also run one or two loops of the run route.

Session 2 – Date tbc at Harborough Leisure Centre

As per the previous session but we will complete one lap of the bike course. You must bring a helmet. There will be a lead and tail rider.

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




This year, we are delighted to be supporting MOVE.

www.movecharity.org/ 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 at www.justgiving.com/move-charity 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.



Results 2014

Results 2015 

Results 2016

Results 2017

Results 2018



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