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2012 RACE GUIDE

Racing for GB
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Race for the nation and visit Middle Earth? Sounds good to us. One age-grouper explains why he’s aiming to be in Auckland come October 2012 rom Athlone to Australia, China to Pontevedra, age-group triathlete Robbie MacNab has been a part of the hugely successful British team. But what does it feel like to pull on the GB kit?

I always feel proud to put the GB kit on. I’ll never forget the feeling the first time I qualified; I grinned all the way on the three-hour drive home. Added to that was seeing my parents’ faces when they saw the kit for the first time at the Euro Champs in 2010. Even if I never manage to qualify again, those moments stay with you forever. The sheer size of the GB Team is impressive. You start to recognise people from races during the year, and it only takes a few minutes of waiting at the airport before someone with the telltale bike box says hello. In Beijing all the GB guys were racked together and everyone was wishing each other luck. You get great support from the crowds too; for the Euro Champs in Spain it could’ve been a home race with the number of GB supporters! Racing for GB means I’ve visited places I may not otherwise have gone to. I’ve seen the Great Wall of China and spent time in Australia. But I’ve never been to South America so if the Worlds were over there it would be a great excuse! I’d like to race the Worlds in Auckland, and I’ve moved up an age group so it’ll be interesting to see where I fit in with the new competition. I’m also doing a couple of Ironman races so I’ve got a crazy period from May to July!

“I’LL NEVER FORGET THE FEELING THE FIRST TIME I QUALIFIED; I GRINNED ALL THE WAY ON THE THREE-HOUR DRIVE HOME”

WORLD CHAMPS QUALIFIERS
Qualification events for the GE GB age-group team in Auckland
ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships – 22 October 2012 Eton Super Sprints, Berkshire – 20 May 2012 Big Cow Sprint, Emberton Park – 27 May 2012 Bristol Triathlon, Bristol – 15 July 2012 (see pic, right)
NIGEL FARROW, PHOTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL

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ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships – 22 October 2012 Dambuster Triathlon, Rutland Water – 16 June 2012 Shropshire Triathlon, Ellesmere – 24 June 2012 Deva Triathlon, Chester – 1 July 2012 Standard qualification procedure is that there will be four qualifying slots per qualifying race per age group, and an athlete must finish within a set percentage time of the winner of their age group (115% for World Championships). Register your intent to qualify at www.britishtriathlon.org/age at the start of 2012.
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UK’S Most Brutal
They may be overshadowed by iron-distance events but this devious quintet of races throw everything bar the kitchen sink at you in a bid to make you DNF. Here, five who came and conquered recall their accounts…
BALLBUSTER DUATHLON
Distance 8-mile run/24-mile bike/8-mile run Date 12 March 2012, November 2012 (TBC) Location Dorking, Surrey Danny Bent 5th at the Spring Ballbuster in 2009 The Ballbuster does exactly what it says on the tin. And if you don’t have balls – grow some – because you need them to even think about taking on this challenge. This race is famed for being the toughest duathlon in the country. Each discipline finishes on top of the iconic cycling Mecca that is Box Hill… and the bike passes over it three times to wring out the very last of your energy. With sharp corners like Sirens, I’m not the only man to have cycled up the final hill using one arm and leg as the other bleeds profusely over the ground. But that’s what entrants to this race prepare themselves for. Pain. Lots of pain. There’s no pulling out. The crowds gather for the fun and games and gorge on the homemade cakes sold from the small café, torturing the injured and energy-depleted further. The final run leg is pure survival. To finish the race entitles you to hold your head high; to win it puts you amongst legends. Further information www.humanrace.co.uk

BALA MIDDLEDISTANCE

HELVELLYN

Distance 2km swim/ 78.5km bike/20km run Date 10 June 2012 Location Bala, Gwynedd Julian Hatcher 2nd at Bala in 2011 Why is Bala so tough? The answer is simple: geography. Bala is a beautiful setting for a triathlon but the downside of being located within Snowdonia National Park is that any race set there has to go up and down the same mountains. Even pancake-flat middledistance events are hard, so throw in a few hills and things get tougher. While poor weather conditions can affect any race, the geography of Bala means the effects of the wind and rain are multiplied the higher you climb. I overheard a marshal voicing their confusion, as everyone who finished the race seemed to be displaying signs of sunburn. This reddening of the skin wasn’t caused by the sun – it was from the intensity of the wind and rain! Although it was one of the toughest races I’ve done, it was also one of the most satisfying. Like most triathletes, I race for the challenge and, more than any other race, Bala is a challenge… wet or dry! Further information www.wrecsamtri.org.uk

Distance 1.6km swim/ 61.2km bike/14.5km run Date 2 September 2012 Location Glenridding, Cumbria Martin Cain 1st at Helvellyn in 2011 Looking for a challenge? Then Helvellyn is it. I’ve raced it four times and, despite the blisters, blood and the fact that I walk around like John Wayne for days afterwards, I’ll keep going back for more. The swim is beautiful (but freezing), the bike is superb (as long as you enjoy 1:4 hills) and the run scenery is outstanding (if you can manage to lift your head to look at it). The highlights of the race, other than finishing, have to be riding through the crowds lining the route of the infamous Struggle Hill and starting the hair-raising and brutal descent of the run (which is where I almost always fall). I finally managed to win Helvellyn in 2011. When I crossed the line, the race organiser announced that I’d broken Alistair Brownlee’s course record. So I’ll be there to defend my title in 2012… Maybe Alistair will come back too! Further information www.trihard.co.uk

DAVE TYRRELL, CHRIS MORGAN. JASON NEWSOME, SPORTSUNDAY

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TOUGHEST UK RACES
BIG BEN NEVIS TRIATHLON
Distance 1.9km swim/90km bike/21km run Date 15 September 2012 Location Ben Nevis, Fort William

Eliot Challifour 1st at the Big Ben Nevis Triathlon in 2009 The Big Ben Nevis Triathlon is one of the toughest and most inspiring races you’ll find anywhere. The swim is 1,900m in a very cold loch, and the cycle is a lung- and leg-busting 90km mountain bike on a four-lap course with two significant climbs per lap. But it’s the running to the top of the highest mountain in the UK that makes this race so special. Running up the Ben is like a never-ending set of steep rocky steps with your lungs screaming at their limit. Once you come off the tourist path, it’s a direct route up the scree to the top of the mountain. Running down Ben Nevis is almost as tough, with loose surfaces and huge boulders. By the bottom of the mountain your legs are so smashed that lifting your knees over the smallest of rocks is a challenge and your feet feel like they’re on fire. For me, this race gives you an even greater feeling of achievement than an Ironman. It really is just you against nature. Further information www.nofussevents.co.uk

2012’S IRONDISTANCE RACES
Long Course Weekend
8-10 June 2012 Tenby, Pembrokeshire www.longcourseweekend.com

The Primera Forestman
24 June 2012 Ellingham Lake, Hampshire www.racenewforest.co.uk

The Outlaw
1 July 2012 Holme Pierrepont, Notts www.onestepbeyond.org.uk

X-Man UK
13-15 July 2012 Eastbourne, East Sussex www.endurancelife.com

Ironman UK
22 July 2012 Bolton, Lancashire www.ironmanuk.com

WENSLEYDALE MIDDLE

The Big Woody Triathlon
August 2012 (TBC) Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire www.blacksheepsportsltd.co.uk

Date August 2012 (TBC) Distance 1.8km swim/67.6km bike/19.3km run Location Wensleydale, Yorkshire Donna Edmondson Booker 1st at the Wensleydale Middle in 2011 Wensleydale is a race where you don’t worry about other competitors in front or behind; you are running purely to finish. One year, T1 was actually underwater so you had to select clothes that were floating on the surface to put on for the bike leg. And then, waiting out of T1, is a 1:4 hill where many competitors find it is faster to run it. This is the only race I have actually come across a group of athletes stood at the top of a hill, looking down. Yes, people get off to descend hills! You can guarantee, whatever the weather when you set off, on one of the several 1:4 hills there will be a hailstorm coming at you side on. I’ve done this race four years running and every year I say I’ll never do it again. So I guess I’ll see you there next year? Further information www.mytriclub.co.uk

Challenge Henley
16 September 2012 Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire www.challengehenley.com

Ironman Wales
16 September 2012 Tenby, Wales www.ironmanwales.com

The Brutal
22 September 2012 Llanberis, Snowdonia www.thebrutal.co.uk All distances 3.8km swim/ 180km bike/42.2km run. The Brutal offers half and double options, too

HOW THE TOUGHEST COMPARE
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Ben Nevis 2,000m+ Wensleydale 1,116m Bala 993m Ballbuster 695m
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Bala*

BIKE ELEVATION

RUN ELEVATION

DNF RATE

*Bala 2011 featured brutal weather conditions

2012 RACE GUIDE

Race Calendar
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Glentress Duathlon Long Race (distance TBC). Glentress Forest, www.glentressduathlon.com Maxifuel Winter Duathlon Series @ Dorney Lake Windsor Race 2 (5km run/40km bike/10km run or 5km run/ 20km bike/5km run or 2.5km run/ 12km bike/2.5km run). Dorney Lake, Windsor. www.f3events.co.uk Halesowen Aquathlon (400m swim/ 5km run). Halesowen Leisure Centre, West Midlands. www.entrycentral.com

Looking for motivation? There’s no greater boost than planning your 2012 race schedule. And that’s where these 301 triathlons, duathlons and aquathons come in…
JANUARY
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The Appetiser Duathlon (5km run/ 15km bike/5km run). Glencoe. www.nofussevents.co.uk Wadenhoe Quadmire Off-Road Duathlon and Quadrathlon (race 3) (2-mile run/6-mile bike/2-mile run or 3-mile run/2-mile kayak/6-mile bike/1-mile run). Wadenhoe, Cambs. www.quadracing.co.uk Thanet Mountain Bike Duathlon (2.4-mile run/9-mile bike/4.5-mile run). Minnis Bay, Birchington. www.thanetroadrunners.org.uk

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East Leake ‘Early Season’ Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). East Leake Leisure Centre, nr Loughborough. www.4lifeeventsuk.co.uk Peaky Freaky Duathlon (six stages totalling 40-mile bike/10-mile run). BS26 2HU. www.freakevents.co.uk Stokesley Duathlon (5km run/35km bike/5km run or 3km run/17km bike/3km run). Stokesley, Middlesbrough, North Yorks. www.trihard.co.uk Maxifuel Winter Duathlon Series @ Dorney Lake Windsor Race 3 (5km run/40km bike/10km run or 5km run/ 20km bike/5km run or 2.5km run/ 12km bike/2.5km run). Dorney Lake, Windsor. www.f3events.co.uk Glasgow Triathlon Club Spring Aquathon (400m swim/3km run plus TriStar). Allander Leisure Centre, Bearsden. www.entrycentral.com Stirling Duathlon (5km run/20km bike/5km run). Stirling University, Stirling. www.stirlingtriathlon.com Oxfordshire ‘Spring Forward’ Duathlon (5km run/20km bike/3km run). North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury. www.neversecondsportsevents.com Oulton Park Spring Duathlon (8.6km run/39km bike/4.3km run). Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit. www.xtramileevents.com

Village College, Cambridgeshire. www.cambridgetriathlonclub.com Chirk Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/ 24km bike/5km run). Chirk Leisure Centre, Wrexham. www.wrecsamtri.org.uk Hereford Duathlon (9km run/30km bike/4.5km run or 4.5km run/30km bike/4.5km run). Whitecross Sports College, Hereford. www.herefordtriathlonclub.co.uk Ringwood Triathlon (600m swim/28-mile bike/10km run). Ringwood Leisure Centre, Hampshire. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk Newlands Duathlon (8km run/44km bike/4km run). Newlands Adventure Centre, Cumbria. www.highterrainevents.co.uk Millfield (Geeaky Freaky) Triathlon (200m swim/10km bike/3km run or 1.9km swim/90km bike/21km run). Millfield School, Somerset. www.freakevents.co.uk Maxifuel Winter Duathlon Series @ Dorney Lake Windsor Race 4 (5km run/40km bike/10km run or 5km run/ 20km bike/5km run or 2.5km run/12km bike/2.5km run). Dorney Lake, Windsor. www.f3events.co.uk Hell on t’Hills Duathlon (10 km run/40km bike/5km run). Honley, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. www.toughnutevents.co.uk

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Spring Ballbuster (8-mile run/ 24-mile bike/8-mile run). Boxhill, Surrey. www.humanrace.co.uk

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Asics Off-Road Race Series WildMan (10km ru/18km bike/5km run). Hankley, Surrey. www.humanrace.co.uk

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Glentress Duathlon Short Race (5km run/6km bike). Glentress Forest. www.glentressduathlon.com Maxifuel Winter Duathlon Series @ Dorney Lake Windsor Race 1 (5km run/40km bike/10km run or 5km run/ 20km bike/5km run or 2.5km run/12km bike/2.5km run). Dorney Lake, Windsor. www.f3events.co.uk Weavers Down Winter Warmer (distances TBC, involving run/bike/kayak). Longmoor Camp, Hampshire. www.trailplus.com

Burntwood Spring Aquathon (400m swim/5km run + Tristar). Burntwood Leisure Centre, Lichfield. www.burntwoodtriclub.org Mad March Triathlon (250m swim/10-mile bike/3-mile run). St Michael’s Middle School, Colehill, Dorset. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk Dorney Lake Duathlon Race 2 (2.5km run/12km bike/2.5km run or 5km run/ 20km bike/5km run). Eton College, Windsor. www.votwo.co.uk Maidstone Duathlon (9.5km run/ 42km bike/3.5km run). Maidstone, Kent. www.velocity-events.co.uk Fire Service Duathlon (5km run/ 30km bike/5km run). Bolton, Lancashire. www.epicevents.org

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Asics Off-Road Race Series TuffMan (8km run/13km bike/4km run). Pippingford Park Estate, East Sussex. www.humanrace.co.uk Wadenhoe Quadmire Off-Road Duathlon and Quadrathlon (race 4) (2-mile run/6-mile bike/2-mile run or 3-mile run/2-mile kayak/6-mile bike/1-mile run). Wadenhoe, Cambs. www.quadracing.co.uk Dorney Lake Duathlon Race 1 (2.5km run/12km bike/2.5km run or 5km run/ 20km bike/5km run). Eton College, Windsor. www.votwo.co.uk

Hullavington Duathlon (2.5km run/ 15km bike/2.5km run). St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton. www.dbmax.co.uk

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2012 TTG Newent Duathlon (5km run/18km bike/5km run). Newent Leisure Centre, Glos. www.triteamglos.co.uk/races Mark Tanton Memorial Triathlon (200m swim/10km bike/2.5km run plus youth race and TriStar). Venue Roade School, Northamptonshire. www.onyourmarksevents.org Dorney Lake Duathlon Race 3 (2.5km run/12km bike/2.5km run or 5km run/ 20km bike/5km run). Eton College, Dorney Lake, Windsor. www.votwo.co.uk Stephen Graver Ashton Duathlon (5km run/30km bike/5km run). St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton. www.dbmax.co.uk Halesowen Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Halesowen Leisure Centre, West Midlands. www.entrycentral.com

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B E W Dambuster Duathlon (10km run/42km bike/ 5km run). Rutland Water, Leicestershire. www.pacesetterevents.com

Bicester Triathlon (400m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Bicester Leisure Centre, Northamptonshire. www.onyourmarksevents.org BCT Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Womborne, nr Wolverhampton. www.blackcountrytriathletes.co.uk Duston Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5k run). Duston Upper School, Northamptonshire. www.justracinguk.com David Lloyd Lincoln Triathlon (400m Swim/22km bike/5km run). Burton Water, Lincoln. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk East Coast Super Sprint Triathlon (250m swim/16km bike/3km run). Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. www.activeoutdoorsports.co.uk Black Country Triathletes Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Wombourne Leisure Centre, nr Wolverhampton. www.blackcountrytriathletes.co.uk Kendal Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/ 17km bike/5km run). Kendal Leisure Centre, Cumbria. www.epicevents.org Ribby Hall Triathlon (400m swim/ 16km bike/5km run). Fleetwood, Lancashire. www.ukresults.net

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Grizedale Off-Road Duathlon (6.5km run/24km bike/6.5km run). Grizedale Forest Park, Cumbria. www.highterrainevents.co.uk Parbold Duathlon (5km run/30km bike/5km run). Parbold Hill, West Lancashire. www.epicevents.org

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Althorp Duathlon (10km run/40km bike/5km run or 5km run/20km bike/5km run). Althorp Estate, Northamptonshire. www.onyourmarksevents.org

Clumber Park Duathlon (10km run/40km bike/10km run). Clumber Park, Notts. www.onstepbeyond.org.uk The Wee Triathlon (1.75km run/ 13km bike/3.8km run). Fort William. www.nofussevents.co.uk

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Cirencester Off Road Triathlon 2 (2-mile run/10-mile bike/2-mile run or 1-mile run/5-mile bike/1-mile run). Cirencester Park, Glos. www.triferris.com

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Carlisle City Aquathlon (500m swim/ 5km run). Carlisle, Cumbria. www.sportinaction.co.uk

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The Main Course Duathlon (5km run/25km bike/5km run). Arisaig. www.nofussevents.co.uk Rempstone Roast MTB Duathlon (2-mile run/10-mile bike/2-mile run). Burnbake Campsite, Wareham. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk

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Oulton Park Spring Duathlon (8.62km run/38.8km bike/ 4.3km run). Oulton Pak Motor Racing Circuit. www.xtramileevents.com

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East Fife Sprint, Novice and Kids’ Tri (400m swim/11km bike/3km run or 750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Cupar Sports Centre, Fife. www.eastfifetriclub.co.uk Big Cow 5205 Duathlon (5km run/ 20km bike/5km run). Emberton Country Park, Bucks. www.big-cow.com

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Clumber Duathlon (10km run/40km bike/5km run or 5km run/20km bike/ 2.5km run). Clumber Park, Notts. www.onestepbyeond.org.uk Mumbles Duathlon (5km run/32km bike/5km run or 5km run/21km bike/ 3km run). Mumbles, Swansea. www.mumblestri.com Cumbrian Commotion (distances TBC run/ bike/kayak). Grizedale Forest, Cumbria. www.trailplus.com

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Fritton Lake Off Road Duathlon (3km run/10km bike/3km run). Fritton Lake Country Park, Suffolk. www.activeoutdoorsport.co.uk Chilly Duathlon 1 (2-mile run/10-mile bike/2-mile run). Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham. www.dbmax.co.uk

Ful-On Duathlon (6km run/18km bike/ 6km run). Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunsbury-on-Thames. www.fulonduathlon.com The Big Pudding Duathlon (5km run/ 20km bike/5km run). Fort William. www.nofussevents.co.uk

Ashbourne Duathlon (12km run/ 40km cycle/4km run). Carsington Water, Derbyshire. www.punishingevents.com Mansion House Duathlon (distances TBA). Hertfordshire. www.tri1.co.uk

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Cambridge Duathlon (7.5km run/40km bike/7.5km run). Bottisham

Kempley Two Counties Duathlon (5.6km run/27.4km bike/5.6km run). Kempley Village Hall, Glos 01531 890928 Primera New Forest Triathlon (1.1km

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RACE CALENDAR swim/40km bike/10km run). New Forest, Hampshire. www.racenewforest.co.uk Upper Tamar Triathlon (1.5km swim/ 40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Upper Tamar, Cornwall. www.freakevents.co.uk Harlech Triathlon – Storm The Castle (400m swim/28km bike/6.5km run). Harlech, Gwynedd. www.harlechtriathlon.org.uk bike/5km run or 400m swim/20km bike/4km run plus junior races). Hever Castle, Kent. www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk Cheshire Triathlon (200m swim/20km bike/2.5km run). Baroney Park, Nantwich, South Cheshire. www.uktriathlon.co.uk F3 Events Sprint Triathlon @ Shiplake College (400m swim/28km bike/5km run). Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. www.f3events.co.uk Speedy Beaver and Little Beaver Triathlons (750m swim/20km bike/5km run or 1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire. www.justracinguk.com Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Westonbirt School, Westonbirt. www.dbmax.co.uk Stithians Triathlon (1.5km swim/ 40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Stithians, Cornwall. www.freakevents.co.uk Weatherby Triathlon (1.5km swim/ 42km bike/10km run). Weatherby, West Yorks. www.pdsportsmanagement.co.uk BUCS (1.5km swim/40km bike/ 10km run). Manvers Lake nr Wath. www.pdsportsmanagement.co.uk Buxton Triathlon (400m swim/ 19km bike/5.8km run). Buxton Leisure Centre. www.xtramilevents.com swim/20km bike/5km run or 800m swim/30km bike/7.5km run). Dorney Lake, Eton. www.humanrace.co.uk Coniston Mountain Bike Triathlon (1.5km/28km bike/9km run). Coniston, Cumbria. www.ukmtbtri.co.uk

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Eton Super Sprints (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Dorney Lake, Eton. www.humanrace.co.uk

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Mid Sussex Triathlon (400m swim/25.5km bike/5km run). Triangle Leisure Centre, West Sussex. www.midsussextriclub.com Corby Triathlon (750m swim/28km bike/4.8km run or 350m swim/16km bike/3.2km run). East Midlands International Pool, Corby. www.justracinguk.com St Andrews Triathlon (1.5km swim/ 40km bike/10km run). St Andrews, Fife. www.entrycentral.com Bala Middle Distance Tri (2km swim/ 78.5km bike/20km run). Bala, North Wales. www.wrecsamtri.org.uk Barton Marina Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Barton Marina, Burton–upon–Trent, Staffs. www.chaserace.co.uk

MAY
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Open Water Swim Aquathon Series Race 1 (750m swim/5km run). Liquid Leisure, Datchet, Berkshire. www.openwaterwim.co.uk

Open Water Swim Aquathon Series Race 2 (750m swim/5km run). Liquid Leisure, Datchet, Berkshire. www.openwaterwim.co.uk British Aquathlon Championships (750m swim/5km run). West Midlands Ski Centre, Tamworth. www.3dtri.co.uk

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Dorset Try A Tri 1 (250m swim/ 10-mile bike/3-mile run plus Tristar). St Michael’s Middle School, Colehill, Dorset. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk Marshman & Mini Marshman (1.9km swim/92km bike/21km run or 700m swim/20km bike/6km run). Romney Marsh, Kent. www.velocity-events.co.uk Osprey Sprint Triathlon (300m swim/22km bike/5km run). Osprey Leisure Centre, Castletown, Dorset. www.bustinskin.com Three Spires Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Lichfield. www.chaserace.co.uk Horwich Triathlon (500m swim/40km bike/8km run). Bolton, Lancashire. www.epicevents.org

Fareham Leisure Centre Triathlon (400m swim/19.2km bike/5km run). Fareham Leisure Centre, Hants. farehaminfo@everyoneactive.com Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/6km run or 1km swim/51km bike/11km run). Llanberis, North Wales. www.snowdoniaslateman.com Wrekin College Spring Aquathlon (400m swim/5km run plus Tristar events). Wrekin College, Wellington, Telford. www.wrekincollegesc.co.uk Eton Sprint Distance (750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Eton College Rowing Facility, Dorney Lake, Windsor. www.humanrace.co.uk Bradford on Avon Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run or 1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Barton Farm Country Park, Bradford on Avon. www.dbmax.co.uk NiceTri Sprint Triathlon 1 (750m swim/25km bike/5km run or 400m swim/10km bike/3km run). St Neots, Cambridgeshire. www.nicetri.co.uk Keswick Mountain Festival Triathlons (750m swim/36km bike/10km or 400m swim/23km cycle/5km run). Keswick, Cumbria. www.trihard.co.uk BRAT Super Sprint & Sprint Triathlons (400m swim/11km bike/2.5km run or 750m swim/21km bike/5km run). West Midlands Ski Centre, Tamworth. www.3dtri.co.uk Tri Grand Prix (1.9km swim/90km bike/21km run). Emberton Park. www.trigrandprix.com St Annes Triathlon (400m swim/19km bike/5km run). Fleetwood, Lancashire. www.ukresults.net The Banbury Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Banbury. www.neversecondsportsevents.com

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Phoenix Tri Aquathlon Summer Series Race 1 (500m swim/5km run). Guildford Lido, Guildford. www.phoenixtri.co.uk

Fritton Lake Super Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/14km bike/2.5km run). Fritton Lake Country Park, Suffolk. www.activeoutdoorsports.co.uk Dambuster Triathlon (1.5km swim/42km bike/10km run). Rutland Water, Leicestershire. www.pacesetterevents.com

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Mallory Park Sprint Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Mallory Park Circuit, Leicestershire. www.dbmax.co.uk Cyclesense Tedcaster Triathlon (500m swim/14km bike/7km run). Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. www.pdsportsmanagement.co.uk

Dorset Try A Tri 2 (400m swim/ 16.25-mile bike/4.5-mile run + Tristar). St Michael’s Middle School, Colehill, Dorset. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk Cranbrook Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). The Weald Sports Centre, Kent. www.velocity-events.co.uk Woodhall Spa Triathlon (400m swim/24km bike/5km run). Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk Weymouth International Triathlon, Sprint and Aquathon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run or 750m swim/5km run). Weymouth College, Weymouth. www.conceptsport.co.uk Stirling Triathlon (400m swim/4km bike/2km run or 400m swim/11km bike/2.5km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Stirling University, Stirling. www.stirlingtriathlon.com Rossendale Triathlon (400m swim/ 21km bike/5km run). Rossendale, Lancs. www.rossendaletriathlon.com Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon (various distances). Lough Cutra Castle, Galway. www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk Coniston Olympic-Distance Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Coniston Hall Campsite, Cumbria. www.epicevents.org

Toshiba Windsor Triathlon (750m swim/30km bike/5km run or 1.5km swim, 42km bike, 10km run). Dorney Lake, Eton. www.humanrace.co.uk Lakeside Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Lakeside, Thurrock, Essex. www.onestepbeyond.co.uk NiceTri Sprint Triathlon 2 (750m swim/25km bike/5km run or 400m swim/10km bike/3km run). St Neots, Cambridgeshire. www.nicetri.co.uk Weymouth Sprint Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Bowleaze Cove, Dorset. www.bustinskin.com Weardale Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Stanhope Air Pool, Stanhope, Country Durham. weardaletri@gmail.com Ironman UK 70.3 (1.2-mile swim/56-mile bike/13.1-mile run). Wimbleball, Exmoor. www.ironman.com Llandudno Sea Triathlon (1.5km swim/36km bike/10km run). Llandudno Promenade. www.xtramileevents.com

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Stratford 220 Triathlon (200m swim/23km bike/2.5km run or 400m swim/23km bike/5km run). Stratford-uponAvon, Warwickshire. www.uktriathlon.co.uk Primera Swashbuckler Triathlon (1.9km swim/80km bike/22km run). New Forest, Hampshire. www.racenewforest.co.uk Exe Valley Triathlon (200m swim/20km bike/3km run or 400m swim/24km bike/5km run). Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Devon. www.exetertri.co.uk Southwell Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/17.6km bike/5km run). Southwell, Notts. www.onestepbeyond.co.uk Roadford Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Roadford Country Park and Lake, Devon. www.freakevents.co.uk Salisbury Fast Twitch Triathlon (400m swim/19-mile bike/4-mile run). Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury. www.conceptsport.co.uk Talkin Tarn Triathlon (750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, Cumbria. www.sportinaction.co.uk Kingfisher Aquathlon (400m swim/ 9km run). Morden Park Pool, Morden, Surrey. www.kingfishertriathletes.co.uk Wilmslow Triathlon (400m swim/24km bike/5km run). Wilmslow Leisure Centre, Wilmslow. www.xtramileevents.com

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Nottingham Work Place Challenge (500m swim/20km bike/5km run). National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk

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Dorney Super Sprints (400m swim/ 20km/bike/5km run). Dorney Lake, Eton. www.humanrace.co.uk The Beaver (1.9km swim/74km bike/ 21km run). Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire. www.justracinguk.com Nottingham Triathlon (750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham. www.onestepbeyond.co.uk

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Pentland Triathletes Solstice Triathlon (750km swim/15km bike/5km run). Threipmuir Reservoir, Midlothian, Scotland. www.pentlandtriathletes.co.uk Hever Castle Evening Sprint Triathlon Series Race 2 (750m swim/20km bike/ 5km run or 400m swim/20km bike/4km run plus junior races). Hever Castle, Kent. www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk

The Long Course Weekend (Friday 1.9km/3.8km swim, Saturday 56-mile or 112-mile bike, Sunday 13.1-mile or 26.2-mile run). Tenby, Pembrokeshire. www.longcourseweekend.com

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Dorney Tri Challenge (1km run/ 30km bike/7.5km run or 750km swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Dorney Lake, Eton. www.humanrace.co.uk 2012 TTG Gloucester Triathlon (400m swim/25km bike/6km run). Brockworth Sports Centre, Glos. www.triteamglos.co.uk/races Big Cow Sprint Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/ 5km run). Emberton Country Park, Bucks. www.big-cow.com

The Blenheim Triathlon (400m swim/ 10km bike/2.5km run or 750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. www.theblenheimtriathlon.com

Open Water Swim Aquathon Series Race 3 (750m swim/5km run). Liquid Leisure, Berkshire. www.openwaterwim.co.uk Mumbles Triathlon (750m swim/ 32km bike/5km run or 750m swim/ 21km bike/2.5km run). Mumbles, Swansea. www.mumblestri.com

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Primera Boskman (2.6km swim/ 120km bike/20km run). Ellingham Lake, Hampshire. www.racenewforest.co.uk Primera Forestman (3.8km swim/ 180km bike/42.2km run). Ellingham Lake, Hampshire. www.racenewforest.co.uk Maxifuel Half Iron Distance Triathlon (1.9km swim/90km bike/20km run). Marlow Court Gardens Leisure Complex, Marlow. www.f3events.co.uk Northampton Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Grendon Lakes, Northamptonshire. www.justracinguk.com The Purbeck Triathlon (600m swim/20-mile bike/4.25-mile run). Purbeck Sports Centre, Wareham, Dorset. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk A Day In The Lakes (1.2-mile swim/ 56-mile bike/13-mile run). Penrith, Cumbria. www.trihard.co.uk Bridge Triathlon (various distances). Brunel Way, Kent. www.bridgetriathlon.co.uk Cholmondley Castle Triathlon (various distances). Cholmondley Castle, Cheshire. www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk swim/20km bike/5km run plus junior races). Sibford School, Sibford Ferris, Banbury. www.neversecondsportsevents.com

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NiceTri Aquathons (3.8km swim/14km run or 3km swim/10km run or 1.5km swim/5km run or 750m swim/3km run). Grafham Waters, Cambs. www.nicetri.co.uk Castle Howard Triathlon (various distances). Castle Howard, North Yorkshire. www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk

Open Water Swim Aquathon Series Race 5 (750m swim/5km run). Liquid Leisure, Datchet, Berkshire. www.openwaterwim.co.uk

Essex & 999 Triathlon (1km swim/40km bike/10km run). Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex. www.multisport-management.co.uk

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Bedford Classic (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). The Embankment, Bedford. www.galeforce-events.com Bedford Mini-Tri (200m swim/15km bike/3.3km run). The Embankment, Bedford. www.galeforce-events.com Blithfield Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run or 1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Blithfield Reservoir, Staffordshire. www.punishingevents.com Summer Duathlon (5km run/20km bike/3km run). Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham. www.dbmax.co.uk Redcar Sprint Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland. www.trihard.co.uk Farnbridge Yacht Haven Half Triathlon (1.9km swim/90km bike/18km run). Farnbridge Yacht Station, North Farnbridge, Essex. www.dengieevents.co.uk Windfarmer Triathlons (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 700m swim/24km bike/6km run). Nr Ashford, Kent. www.velocity-events.co.uk Leeds Xpress Triathlon (400m swim/24km bike/5km run). The Grammar School at Leeds. www.xtramileevents.com

Henley-on-Thames River Sprint & Standard Distance Triathlon (750m swim/14.5km bike/5km run or 1.5km swim/28.5km bike/7km run). Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames. www.f3events.co.uk MK Tri 2012 (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Emberton Country Park, Bucks. www.big-cow.com Millfield Triathlon 2 (various distances). Millfield School, Butleigh Road, Somerset. www.freakevents.co.uk Stockton Triathlon (various distances). Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire. www.trihard.co.uk Clitheroe Triathlon (400m swim/30km bike/8km run). Clitheroe, Lancashire. www.epicevents.org Brett Ashford Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kent. www.trispiritevents.com Brett Ashford AquaBike (1.5km swim/40km bike). Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kent. www.trispiritevents.com

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Corrieyairack Challenge (17-mile run/26-mile bike). Aviemore, InvernessShire. www.corrieyairack.org Deva Divas Triathlon – Women Only (750m swim/25km bike/5km run). Chester Meadows, Chester. www.chestertri.org.uk

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National Club Relay Champs (500m swim/15km bike/5km run). Holme Pierrepont, Notts. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk

X-Man UK (2.4-mile swim/112-mile bike/26.2-mile run). Eastbourne Seafront. www.endurancelife.com Upton Triathlon (1.5km/40km bike/ 10km run or 750m swim/21.5km bike/5km run). Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire. www.uptontriathlon.com Bristol Triathlon (750m swim/ 20km bike/5km run). Bristol Harbourside. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk

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London 2012 Olympic Triathlon Women’s Race (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Hyde Park, London. www.london2012.com Trowbridge Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/25km bike/5km run). Trowbridge Sports Centre, Trowbridge. www.dbmax.co.uk Leeds Triathlon (1.5km swim/43.3km bike/10km run). Roundhay Park, Leeds. www.xtramileevents.com

Tunbridge Wells Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, Tunbridge Wells. www.velocity-events.co.uk Bexhill Triathlon (500m swim/25km bike/5km run). Bexhill, Sussex. www.tltri.co.uk

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Triathlon (1.4km E Strathclyde bike/9.5km run). swim/38km Strathclyde Country Park. www.glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk North West Triathlon (200m swim/20km bike/2.5km run or 500m swim/20km bike/5km run). Nantwich, South Cheshire. www.uktriathlon.co.uk NiceTri Sprint Triathlon 3 (750m swim/25km bike/5km run or 400m swim/10km bike/3km run). St Neots, Cambridgeshire. www.nicetri.co.uk Helvellyn Triathlon (1-mile swim/ 38-mile bike/9-mile run). Helvellyn, Cumbria. www.trihard.co.uk Perranporth Triathlon (1km swim/35km bike/7.5km run). Perranporth, Cornwall. www.perranporthslsc.org.uk Black Country Triathletes Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Wombourne Leisure Centre, Wombourne, nr Wolverhampton. www.blackcountrytriathletes.co.uk BRAT September Sprint & Standard Distance Triathlons (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). West Midlands Ski Centre, Tamworth. www.3dtri.co.uk The Sea Ilfracombe Triathlon (400m swim/22km bike/5km run). Ilfracombe Harbour, North Devon. http:/ /ilfracombetri.co.uk

New Milton Junior Triathlon (various distances). The Arnwood School, New Milton, Hampshire. www.newmiltontriathlon.co.uk Maxifuel Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5km swim/37km bike/10km run). Marlow Court Gardens Leisure Complex, Marlow. www.f3events.co.uk Thame Triathlon (distances TBA). Thame Leisure Centre, Oxfordshire. www.justracinguk.com Portishead Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/25km bike/5km run). Portishead Open Air Pool, Portishead. www.dbmax.co.uk Roadford Triathlon 2 (various distances). Roadford Country Park and Lake, Devon. www.freakevents.co.uk The Maldon Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Promenade Park, Maldon, Essex. www.dengieevents.co.uk Andover Triathlon (440m swim/30km bike/8km run plus junior races). Farleigh School, Andover, Hampshire. www.andovertriathlon.org.uk

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London 2012 Olympic Triathlon Men’s Race (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Hyde Park, London. www.london2012.com

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Lakeland (Bass) Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, Cumbria. www.trihard.co.uk

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Primera Bucklers Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750km swim/25km bike/5.5km run). Buckler’s Hard, Hants. www.racenewforest.co.uk Swanage Classic Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run or 750m swim/5km run). Sandpit Field, Swanage, Dorset. www.conceptsport.co.uk NiceTri Grafman Triathlon & Olympic Triathlon (1.9km swim/78km bike/20km run or 1.5km swim/42km bike/10km run). Graftham Waters, Cambs. www.nicetri.co.uk WatersideTri Long Distance Classic (2.4km swim/121km bike/30km run or 1.6km swim/82km bike/20km run or 800m swim/43km bike/10km run). Bradwell Marina, Essex. www.dengieevents.co.uk Macclesfield Triathlon (400m swim/25km bike/7km run). Macclesfield Leisure Centre. www.xtramileevents.com

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The Sailfish Tighnabruaich Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Tighnabruaich, Kyles of Bute. www.entrycentral.com

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Phoenix Tri Aquathlon Summer Series Race 2 (500m swim/5km run). Guildford Lido, Guildford. www.phoenixtri.co.uk

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Open Water Swim Aquathon Series Race 4 (750m swim/5km run). Liquid Leisure, Berkshire. www.openwaterwim.co.uk Colwyn Bay Middle Distance Triathlon (1.9km swim/106km bike/21km run). Colwyn Bay Water Sports Complex. www.xtramileevents.com

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Sussex Triathlon Festival (1.9km swim/90km bike/21.1km run or 1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). Ashburnham Place, East Sussex. www.sussextriathlon.co.uk Tri For A Family Weekend (400m

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Ironman UK (3.8km swim/180km bike/42.2km run). Bolton, Lancashire. www.ironmanuk.com

South Coast Triathlon (200m swim/10km bike/2.5km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run or 1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Seaford, East Sussex. www.uktriathlon.co.uk

The Vitruvian (1.9km swim/85km bike/21km run). Rutland Water, Leicestershire. www.pacesetterevents.co.uk Open Water Swim Aquathon Series Race 6 (750m swim/5km run).

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Big Cow Sprint 2 (750km swim/29km bike/5km run). Emberton Country Park, Bucks. www.big-cow.com Bala Standard Distance Tri (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Bala, North Wales. www.wrecsamtri.org.uk Grantown Try Tri (300m swim/16km bike/4.8km run). Craig MacLean Leisure Centre, Grantown on Spey. www.try-tri.co.uk Ulverston Triathlon (400m swim/ 28km bike/7km run). Ulverston, Cumbria. www.epicevents.org The Oxfordshire ‘Stinger’ Triathlon (1km swim/74km bike/10km run). Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Banbury. www.neversecondsportsevents.com

Bustinskin Middle Distance Triathlon (1.9km swim/94km bike/21km run). Weymouth and Portland National sailing Academy, Dorset. www.bustinskin.com Kendal Sprint Triathlon (400m swim/ 17km bike/5km run). Kendal, Cumbria. www.epicevents.org Fleetwood Triathlon (400m swim/ 19km bike/5km run). Fleetwood, Lancashire. www.ukresults.net Hale Barns Triathlon (400m swim/22km bike/5km run). St Ambrose College, Hale Barns. www.xtramileevents.com

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Last Minute Triathlon (400m swim/ 17.6km bike/5km run). Southwell, Notts. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk

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Tameside XL Triathlon (750m swim/ 15.5km bike/9.7km run). The Copley Centre, Stalybridge, Cheshire. www.entrycentral.com

Hever Castle Triathlon (various distances). Hever Castle, Kent. www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk Gower Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Port Eynon, The Gower Peninsula. www.gowertriathlon.com

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Buttermere Triathlon (1.5km/44km bike/13km run). Buttermere Village, Cumbria. www.highterrainevents.co.uk Big Ben Nevis Triathlon (1.9km swim/90km bike/21km run). Glen Nevis. www.nofussevents.co.uk

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Brackley Try-A-Tri (200m swim/10km bike/2.5km run). Brackley Swimming Pool, Brackley. www.onyourmarksevents.org Norwich Sportspark Relay Triathlon (200m swim/4.5km bike/1.2km run). University Sportspark, Norwich. www.activeoutdoorevents.co.uk USN Dorney Lake Triathlon (450 swim/10km bike/2.5km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run 0r 1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run). Eton College, Dorney Lake, Windsor. www.votwo.co.uk Brigg Sprint Tri (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg, Lincs. www.lincsquad.co.uk Terry Wootton Roade Triathlon (414m swim/20km bike/4.5km run). Roade, Northamptonshire. www.justracing.co.uk

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Challenge Henley-on-Thames (3.8km swim/180km bike/42.2km run). Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire. www.challengehenley.com Rother Valley Triathlon Festival (various distances, sprint is Euro qualifier). Rother Valley, Rotherham. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk

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The Anglesey Sandman (1km swim/ 60km bike/10km run or 400m swim/ 18km bike/5km run). Anglesey. http:/ /angleseysandman.com Ringwood Triathlon – The Return (600m swim/45km bike/10km run). Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre, Ringwood, Hampshire. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk Derby Triathlon (400m swim/18km bike/5km run). John Port School, Etwall, Derby. www.punishingevents.com Three Spires Triathlon 2 (400m swim/20km bike/5km run). Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Lichfield. www.chaserace.co.uk Ironman Wales (3.8km swim/ 180km bike/42.2km run). Tenby, Wales. www.ironmanwales.com Henley Half (1.9km swim/84km bike/ 21km run). Henley Business School, Henley-on-Thames. www.justracing.co.uk Highland Warrior Triathlon (1.9km swim/90km bike/21km run). Glen Nevis. www.nofussevents.co.uk

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Carsington ‘Short Course’ Duathlon (5km run/30km bike/5km run). Carsington Water, Derbyshire. www.punishingevents.com Ferndown Try A Tri (400m swim/17km bike/5km run). Ferndown Leisure Centre, Ferndown, Dorset. www.resultstriathlon.co.uk Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon (8.6km run/39km bike/4.3km run). Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit. www.xtramileevents.com

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Hartside Duathlon (5km run/30km bike/5km run). Langwathby, Cumbria. www.sportinaction.co.uk

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Essex Off-Road Duathlon (4km run/ 14km bike/2.5km run). Chelmsford, Essex. www.multisport-management.co.uk The Oxfordshire ‘Lungbuster’ Duathlon (8km run/30km bike/5km run). North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury. www.neversecondsportsevents.com

The Virgin Active London Triathlon (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run or 750m swim/20km bike/5km run). ExCel Centre, London. www.thelondontriathlon.co.uk

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The Brutal (1.2-mile swim/56-mile bike/13-mile run or 2.4-mile swim/112-mile bike/26-mile run or 4.8-mile swim/224-mile bike/52-mile run). Llanberis, North Wales. www.thebrutal.co.uk Fritton Lake Cross Country Triathlon (1km swim/20km bike/8km run). Fritton Lake Country Park, Suffolk. www.activeoutdoorsports.co.uk

Bison Hill Challenge Duathlon (11.2km run/30km bike/11.2km run or 5.6km run/10km bike/5.6km run). Dunstable, Befordshire. www.onestepbeyond.org.uk Chilham Castle Duathlon (10km run/ 0km bike/5km run or 5km run/27km bike/2.5km run). Chilham Park, Canterbury, Kent. www.trispiritevents.com

The Evil Sheriff Off Road Duathlon (5km run/16km bike/3km run). Sherwood Pines, Notts. www.onestepbeyond.co.uk

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Black Country Triathletes Splash and Dash Aquathon (400m swim/5km run). Wombourne Leisure Centre, Wolverhampton. www.blackcountrytriathletes.co.uk Kielder Off-Road Duathlon (7km run/29km bike/5km run). Kielder Forest Park, Kielder Castle. www.highterrainevents.co.uk

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Whinlatter Off-Road Duathlon (6.5km run/18km bike/5.5km run). Whinlatter Forest Park, nr Keswick. www.highterrainevents.co.uk

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Roade Triathlon (414m swim/20km bike/4.5km run). Roade School, Roade, Northamptonshire. www.justracinguk.com Fritton Viking Triathlon (2.5km swim/82km bike/20km run). Fritton Lake Country Park, Suffolk. www.activeoutdoorevents.co.uk

Jeykell and Hyde Park Duathlon (4.2km run/20.8km bike/7.6km run). Hyde Park, London. www.serpentine.org.uk

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Snowman Triathlon (distance TBC). Plas Y Brenin Capel Curig, Snowdonia. www.alwaysaimhighevents.com

Burntwood Aquathlon (400m swim, 5km run plus Tristar). Burntwood Leisure Centre, Lichfield. www.burntwoodtriclub.org

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Chilly Duathlon 2 (2-mile run/ 10-mile bike/2-mile run). Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham. www.dbmax.co.uk

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