Whether you’re just starting out in your Triathlon journey or you’re a seasoned participant, the combination of swimming, cycling, and running has become one of the most popular sporting events in the UK.
With its growing popularity, more and more events have been popping up across the country. So, we’ve compiled a list of the top five that you should train for.
Taking place on 12 September this yearin the English Lake District,the Helvellyn Triathlon claims to be one of the toughest triathlons in the world.
You will swim in the crystal clear Ullswater, cycle the infamous ‘struggle’ to the top of the1489ftKirtkstone Pass, and run up and down the 3118ft Hellvellyn.
A guaranteed test of endurance!
Find more info here - Helvellyn Triathlon | TriHard Events
Supersapiens IRONMAN UK
Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton is the home of England's only full-distance IRONMAN which will be taking place 3 July 2022.
This race is known for its iconic spectator support, incredible NorthwestEnglish bike course scenery, and impressive finish line in the heart of the town centre.
The best bit – this race offers qualifying slots for the IRONMAN World Championship 2022 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Find more info here - Supersapiens IRONMAN UK | Anything is Possible
Long Course Weekend Wales
The biggest multi sport festival in Europe, The Long Course Weekend will be taking place from the 1 –3 July 2022.
Set on the west coast of Wales in Pembrokeshire, the event attracts over 10,000 athletes, 35,000 supporters from 45 nations, to compete over three days.
The event prides itself on inclusivity, attracting Pro athletes and the first time 5k athlete. Participants have the option to take part in day one, two, or all three days, but will need to complete the entire weekend to be part in the "World Famous" ceremony on the final day of the weekend.
Find more info here - Long Course Weekend Wales
The Slateman Triathlon 2022 will be celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary after having to delay since 2019 as a result of the pandemic.
The long-awaited celebration will be taking place on 11 –12 June 2022, starting in the heart of Snowdonia.
The iconic adventure triathlon boasts stunning scenery with epic challenges, being listed by 220 Tri Magazine as one of the best in the world.
Find more info here - Slateman Triathlon | Always Aim High
Hever Castle Race Series
Taking place on 3 July 2022 in Kent, this endurance multisport event is for all ages and abilities.
If you’re looking for a challenge, you can pick your discipline and distance from middle to ultra and take part in the brand new ultra-run and cycle sportives through the Ashdown Forest and South Downs.
There is something for everyone at this event.
Find more info here - Castle Race Series | Hever Castle FOE
Now that we’ve given you the low-down on some of the most popular triathlon events happening in the UK, all you have to do is sign up and get training!
Whilst you’re training remember to use your Bearhug supports, they increase blood flow and dramatically reduce rehabilitation and recovery periods, whilst enhancing performance.