A New Triathlon for Cheshire, Manchester and the Northwest

General Race Info

Welcome to the Belvoir Castle Triathlon which will be hosting a standard distance triathlon, sprint distance triathlon and super sprint distance triathlon. Entries are welcome from first time triathletes as well as experienced triathletes.

My First Triathlon

Do not be daunted if you are a first timer/novice as you will be in good company with a large contingent of first time triathletes expected. For novice triathletes there is a section on the website dedicated to your preparation for the event. You will also receive e-mail newsletters to further help you prepare.

Race Distances & Courses

Three race distances are available and all the courses are in the surrounding countryside full details of course lengths are given below.

Swim Bike Run
Olympic 1500m 40K 10K
Sprint 750m 20K 5K
Super Sprint 400m 10K 2.5K

Swim Course

The swim course is open water in the Lake and you will require a wetsuit. Please try and use your wetsuit before the race and details of where to purchase or hire a wetsuit are provided on this website.

Bike Course

The bike course runs through the grounds of the Belvoir Castle Estate and also the surrounding countryside. The course is multiple lap to ensure that your supporters and general spectators have the chance to enjoy the racing.

Run Course

The run course is off road and is wholly contained within the estate.

Transition Layout

The transition area is the same for swim/bike and bike/run.

Race Rules

The race will be run under the British Triathlon Federation rules and refereed by their sanctioned referees. Please ensure you are aware of the rules regarding drafting for the bike course as you may attract time penalties otherwise.

Getting to the Venue

The venue is located East of Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester on the M1 and five minutes away from Grantham on the A1.

Car Parking

Parking is available at the venue in dedicated areas used for large exhibitions and concerts held at the castle. Please arrive in good time to give yourself sufficient time to register, rack your bike and otherwise prepare for your race. Full details of the estate entrances to be used will be sent in your race information pack.

Race Insurance

To participate in a triathlon you must be insured and we will provide you with a British Triathlon Federation day license as part of your race entry fee. The day license insurance is third party insurance. Only those entrants who are members of the British Triathlon Federation will not have to pay this fee (membership confers insurance cover).


During the entry process you will be asked to give details of medical conditions. This will remain confidential and only be used by the medical team attending the event. If you are feeling ill on the day of the event do not race.

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