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Ripon Triathlon to host National Standard Distance Championships


The Standard Distance National Championships for 2017 is being hosted by Freebird Events

The ‘NYP Tri Black Sheep Ripon Standard Triathlon’ is the 2017 Triathlon England Standard Distance National Championships.

This Standard Distance Triathlon is set in the Yorkshire countryside, starting and finishing at Ripon Racecourse. The swim takes place in the open water lake based at the racecourse itself. A new bike route was introduced in 2016, perfect for submitting a swift time, due to its fast and flat nature!

The run takes place around quiet North Yorkshire lanes and through local villages, attracting residents to come and cheer on the competitors.

There is the opportunity to make a weekend of this event though! On the Sunday the fun continues with a Sprint Distance Triathlon in the morning, followed by the ever popular Ripon Junior Triathlon in the afternoon, giving competitors the opportunity to take part in a high profile open water triathlon. These are family friendly events and the weekend is designed to cater for all the family with a full range of entertainment and catering throughout.

The race also acts as an age-group qualifier for the 2017 Rotterdam ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships, with Home Nation members able to register their intent to qualify here.

For more information about this triathlon and to book a place on the start line make sure you check out the event website below.


With Triathlon England National Championship action kicking off in June, the Ripon Triathlon represents the third of six events in the calendar. The full list of championship events can be seen below.

National Championship Host Event Date
Sprint Distance Triathlon Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon 4 June 2017
Aquathlon Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds 10 June 2017
Standard Distance Triathlon Ripon Triathlon 1 July 2017
Middle Distance Triathlon Owler Tri 23 July 2017
Club Relays Triathlon Relay Championships 26 August 2017
Duathlon Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon 8 October 2017

For further details on becoming a National Champion, please visit here. To become a Triathlon England Home Nation member, visit here.

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