Date: Sunday 1st September 2019
Location: Tri20 Swim Centre, Kirtons Farm Rd, Burghfield, Reading, RG30 3UN
Event Type and distance:
Sprint Distance Triathlon 750m swim - 22km bike - 5.4km run
Standard Distance Triathlon 1500m swim - 44km bike - 10.8km run
Amenities: Chip timing, parking, refreshments, secure transition
Entry Price: From £65
Reading boasts being the birthplace of UK triathlon, with the first ever event in the UK being held there in 1983. The event was reborn in 2010 and is now an annual event.
The event could be known as "The 110% triathlon" as the bike and run sections are 10% over the standard distances, but the organisers see it as you getting more for your money!
The Olympic Distance swim will be a 2 loop course and the Sprint Distance race will be a single loop.
The bike course starts on a closed road from the hotel grounds before heading out into some beautiful Berkshire countryside; it’s gently undulating but no more than that! For the Sprint you’ll complete one lap of 22km and it’s two 22km laps for the Standard Distance.
The run is 3 laps around a lovely lakeside trail for the Sprint event and 6 laps for the Standard distance.