Triathlons




Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is delighted to be the charity partner for the VO2 Max Racing Events series for 2018. Anyone wishing to take part and raise funds for CLDF will receive 20% discount on entry fees. Whether you’re new to multisport events, want to take part as a team or a seasoned triathlete, there’s something for everyone.

 

Sunday 2nd June  – Northumberland Triathlon

If there was ever an ideal location to stage a triathlon event, then Druridge Bay Country Park must be top of the list. The Northumberland triathlon is based in the centre of Druridge Bay Country Park, which is situated approximately 20 miles North of Newcastle upon Tyne and 3 miles south of the fishing village of Amble. Located right next to a stunning bay, on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline, it’s a popular place to ride, cycle, walk, paddle and surf and perfect for a fun family day out.

The swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater Ladyburn Lake set within the park grounds. The bike route will take you out of the Country Park along a beautiful coastal route and the run will be a multi-lap route on the footpath that winds its way through the woods and meadows that surround the lake. The Northumberland triathlon will be another successful and enjoyable event attracting a wide range of competitors from all abilities. It’s a classic, straight forward and very well suited to beginners, equally attractive to seasoned competitors and those people wanting to move up from sprint to standard distance. An ideal addition to your 2019 open water triathlon season!

Why not make a family day of it? The park comprises of three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, an outdoor children’s play area, visitors centre and sheltered picnic area if you would like to relax! For the more energetic people, Amble’s famous fish n’ chip shops are only 3 miles away, the historic Warkworth Castle is 5 miles or you could just drive along the beautiful Northumberland coastal route taking in all that Northumberland has to offer.

Sprint Triathlon:

Distance: 750m swim / 20km bike / 5.75km run

Sprint Relay:

Distance: 750m swim / 20km bike / 5.75km run

Standard Triathlon: 

Distance: 1.5km swim / 40km bike / 11.5km run

Standard Relay:

Distance: 1.5km swim / 40km bike / 11.5km run

Venue

Druridge Bay Visitors Centre
Druridge Bay
Northumberland
NE61 5BX

See the venue of Google Maps here 

Woodhorn Museum Triathlon- 13th July 2019

ETU STANDARD DISTANCE TRIATHLON EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

This perennial favourite is held at Woodhorn Museum in the QE2 Country Park which boasts a 16 hectare lake surrounded by developing woodland and open grasslands. Woodhorn Museum is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and has a range of fantastic activities and exhibits for all the family. On Saturday July 13th 2019 it will be host to the British Triathlon Age Group ETU STANDARD DISTANCE TRIATHLON EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER.

We are expecting a ‘sell out’ event attracting a top quality field and with a wide range experienced Tri-athletes it will be fabulous. If you are a first timer or new to the sport there’s no need to be concerned about entering. We look after everyone regardless and will be with you all the way around the course. It’s fun and accessible for all ages and abilities to take part in, and you can be assured that there will be plenty of other Tri-athletes of a similar ability to you taking part.

The swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater lake. The “undulating” bike route will take you out towards Widdrington Village, before sweeping onto the coast road near Druridge Bay and then along to Cresswell village with some breath-taking views along the coast line. The run will be on the footpath that winds its way through the woodland and open grasslands that surround the lake and run passes the Finish at the end of each lap making this ideal for spectators to cheer everyone on to a great finish with a big smile. The Woodhorn Museum triathlon is an ideal Triathlon for individuals and relay teams of all abilities, and you should be guaranteed a great race.

The Woodhorn Museum Triathlon is one of only a few events in the country to have attained the BTF 3 Star Mark of Quality. This is a great achievement for the team and we pride ourselves on this and our continuing efforts to improve the standard of events in the North East Region.

Sprint Triathlon:

Distance: 750m swim / 24km bike / 6km run

Sprint Relay:

Distance: 750m swim / 24km bike / 6km run

Standard Triathlon:

Distance: 1.5km swim / 46km bike / 9.6km run

Standard Relay:

Distance: 1.5km swim / 46km bike / 9.6km run

Venue

Woodhorn Museum
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

See the venue on Google Maps here

General Information 

This is a British Triathlon sanctioned event and is being held under BTF competition rules available at www.britishtriathlon.org noting all  competitors must have insurance, no exceptions, no BTF licence then you must purchase a day licence.

Visit Northumberland 

Where to stay, what to do and what’s on, visit Northumberland HERE 

 

Apply for your 20% discount code and sign up for a triathlon

 

To find out more about the event series visit the VO2 Max Racing Events website.