The Ilkley Triathlon is a club run sprint distance event held every year since 1992.
It is a Sprint Distance event with a 500m indoor swim, followed by a 14.5km bike (3x laps of a 4.8km circuit) and a 4.8km run (1x lap of the same circuit). Whilst the event is taking place at the Ilkley Pool & Lido, the swim takes place in the indoor pool with extra wide lanes.
This year will be the 24th edition of the race. It has a reputation for being a friendly race, ideal for novices and first timers with great support all the way around the course. However the course is still a challenge for more experience athletes, indeed both Brownlees have taken part in the past. Testament to its popularity is that it is the current holder of the UK “Race of the Year” a title the event has won on multiple occasions. Ilkley Triathlon remains one of the best value for money events in the racing calendar and combined with it being set in a stunning Yorkshire countryside location it is a simply must do event.
Don’t fancy racing as an individual? Then why not get together with some friends and enter a team; one person swims, one person bikes and the third one finishes with the run. It can be a fun way to start your life as a triathlete. With a multi-lap course, full catering facilities and great views its also perfect for your supporters to enjoy the day whilst cheering you on. In recent years it has sold out within hours, so if you would like to find out what all the fuss is about and take part then don’t delay!
This year’s event will take place on Sunday 18th September and entries will open on Sunday 1st May.
For more information and to register click here Ilkley Triathlon.
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