If you are looking to compete in a triathlon between May and October in the UK, well look no further. We have put together a list of some of the best triathlons in each month from May to October covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

May

THE SLATEMAN

Location: Llanberis, Snowdonia  

Distance: 1km | 51km | 11km

A swim surrounded with mountains, a bike course in the hearty of Snowdonia National Park and a run through an awesome slate quarry. As if this one couldn’t get any better…. Well the crowd is one of the most supportive of any races. There are a few race options available here. The sprint, classic, savage and Legend all available. 

June 

 LLANDUDNO SEA TRIATHLON

Location: Llandudno, Conwy County

Distance: 750m | 19km | 5km

With a thrilling sea swim, a pretty challenging cycle section around the Great Orme with magnificent views of the coastline and a run along the Victorian Promenade to Penrhyn and back this race delivers a truly scenic yet challenging race. One to put in the racing schedule for sure. 

July

 CASTLE HOWARD TRIATHLON

Location: Castle Howard, Yorkshire 

Distance: 1.5km | 40km | 10km

In its tenth year now, the Castle Howard Triathlon features a whole weekend of racing on the southern border of the North York Moors. A course with something for every level of triathlete, starting with the swim in the Great Lake before transitioning into the technical bike route through the glorious rural idyll of Yorkshire and the Howardian Hills. The run leg passes through the countryside of the estate before a sprint finish right into the front doors of the house. 

August

 ELY MONSTER MIDDLE 

Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire 

Distance: 1.9km | 92.8km | 21km

The Monster Standard gives you an iconic river swim, fast and scenic bike leg and fast city run course with brilliant volunteers, support and a fun-filled atmosphere. Not as serious as some of the other but a great and fun day out racing. 

September

 BELFAST TRIATHLON

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland 

Distance: 1.5km | 38.6km | 10km

The Belfast Titanic Triathlon is by far one of the best in Northern Ireland! You’re surrounded by iconic buildings and features, with the swim in the shadow of the famous Shipyard Cranes and transition by the beautiful Customs House. The bike and run are pancake flat and there’s definitely a big chance of a PB.

October

CRAGGY ISLAND TRI

Location: Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Distance: 550m | 14km | 8km

“Craggy Island stands out as a unique event. The swim starts on the mainland at Oban across to the gorgeous isle of Kerrera, with an off-road bike and run following. This format set amidst a spectacular location is hard to beat.

 

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