So far in 2018 we’ve already had three of our Triathlon England National Championships: the National Duathlon Championships at Clumber Park, National Standard Distance Championships at Southport and the National Sprint Distance Championships at Thorpe Park.
The Triathlon England National Championships provide Triathlon England members the opportunity to compete to become National Champion in their Age-Group. The events that host these Championships have been carefully selected to provide you with the best racing opportunity to compete against other top triathletes.
The 2018 Duathlon Championships took place at the rearranged OSB Events Clumber Park Duathlon on the sunny Early May Bank Holiday. Nearly a thousand competitors competed in this event which was also a qualifier for the 2018 and 2019 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon Championships and 2019 ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon Championships. The first male finisher was Simon George and the first female finisher was Rachel Wiseman, for a full round up click here.
The Epic Events Southport Triathlon hosted this years Standard Distance Championships on 20 May for the second of the years Championships. With numerous titles and qualifying positions being fought for it was a cracking event by the sea. Steph Banns was the first female across the line and James Cox and Nick Martin crossing the line neck and neck as the first male finishers. More information can be found here.
The third Championships of 2018 was the Sprint Distance Championships hosted by TriProject’s Thorpe Park Sprint Distance Triathlon. A stunning setting for a triathlon was matched by the weather as nearly 800 competitors turned out in search of the national title and the opportunity to qualify for the 2019 ETU Sprint Distance Championships. Lizzie Rayner was the first female to finish and Sam Wade the first male. Follow this link to view a full race review.
Remaining 2018 Triathlon England Championships
Monster Racing Aquathlon is held just outside of Peterborough and is a fantastic location for this year’s National Aquathlon Championships on the 22 July. Ferry Meadows Country Park will play host, with the run route taking you on a tour of the park with the picturesque lake at the heart of the course. The short distance gives you more than one opportunity to put pressure on your fellow competitors by attacking on the swim or run and going for gold.
The final event of the year is the much-loved Triathlon England Club Relay Championships, where clubs from across the nation gather together in Nottingham at Holme Pierre Pont and battle it out for the final Championship title of the year. Taking place on 25 August, entries will be opening soon.
The Vitruvian Triathlon, a well-loved event on the triathlon calendar, will host the Middle Distance Triathlon National Championships for 2018. Set in the East of Leicestershire the location of Rutland Water offers a challenging and stunning setting for a middle distance triathlon, with a dynamic bike course and flat run route. The Vitruvian Triathlon takes place on 8 September and is the fifth event on the Championship calendar.
For more information on all 2018 Triathlon England National Championships, visit here.
In order to become a Triathlon England National Champion, you must first be a member of Triathlon England, and then win your age group at one of our Championships. To become a member please click here.