Rochdale Triathlon Club Grand Prix 2019

This years triathlon club races have been announced and are open to all club members to participate. It is a fun event with prizes and trophies to be won. To be eligible you are required to be a Rochdale Triathlon Club member.

To qualify to be in the running for the Grand Prix, you need to finish at least 3 of the races. It can be any combination of distances, triathlons and duathlons, as long as you do 3. Don’t worry if you don’t think you stand a chance against some of the speedy ones in the club, as results are all worked out using very complex mathematical trickery based on your age group (it’s not complex really…).
One final thing to add, is if there are other races you really feel will attract a good showing from the club and could be part of the Grand Prix, then enter and get promoting it to other club members. Any triathlon or duathlon that gets 10 or more RTC members will be added to the series…

March 2018

Oulton Park Duathlons (sprint and standard)

Oulton Park Spring Duathlon : £47 both distances
Sun 24th March 2019
A thrilling duathlon around the famous Oulton Park race track, where there will be both a sprint race and a standard distance race.
Novice entries are very welcome.
Sprint – run 1 lap, cycle 5 laps, run 1 lap (Run 4.3km, Bike 20km, Run 4.3km)
Standard – run 2 laps, cycle 9 laps, run 1 lap (Run 8.6km, Bike 38km, Run 4.3km)
We shall have lap counting technology in place to ensure that all competitors complete the correct number of laps.

The race will start on the starting grid and transition will be in the pits for both races. All finishers receive a fantastic medal and free event photos available for downloading and printing up to A4 size.
Event website:

Address: Oulton Park Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW

April 2018

Milltown to Moors Sprint Tri

Saddleworth Sprint Triathlon £47
Sunday 28th April 2019
After last year’s roaring success, the Sprint Triathlon is returning for more swimming, cycling, and running action!
Milltown’s most diverse challenge yet is back by popular demand for a fifth year on Sunday 28th April 2019 in the form of our Sprint Triathlon.
The event, hosted in the Saddleworth area will see participants carry out a 400 metre swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run.
Following an intense swim event hosted at Saddleworth Pool & Leisure Centre, entrants will be covering 20k of Saddleworth’s most challenging inclines on bike, traveling the scenic route from Uppermill to Diggle, Delph, Scouthead, Austerlands, Lees, Grotton, Lydgate, and Grasscroft before returning to Uppermill.
Following this, the 5k run will challenge participants’ fitness as they head out down the Pennine Bridleway to Chew Valley Road in Greenfield then turning and taking on the steepest part of the course via Kinders, Haw Clough, and Knowl Top lanes under the iconic war memorial Obelisk at Pots n` Pans, tired athletes will then be returning to Saddleworth Sports Centre via Church Road and the Bridleway.
Whether you fancy taking on the challenge solo, or in a team, this popular race fills up quicker than most, so secure your place today!
NB there will also be a junior race for ages 8-14 on the same day

Address: Saddleworth Pool & Leisure Centre  Station Rd, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6HQ

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May 2018

Southport Triathlons (sprint and standard)

Southport triathlon Sprint £49 standard £59
Sunday 19th May 2019
Southport Sprint and Standard Distance Triathlon attracts triathletes of all abilities, from complete novices to elite competitors. Based at Waterside Lodge a modern, purpose built two-storey Activity Centre on Southport Marine Lake, it has become one of the biggest events in the North West, reaching maximum capacity every year. The Sprint Distance event is 750m swim / 20k cycle / 5k run, the Standard Distance is 1500m swim / 40k cycle / 10k run. The cycle course takes place on closed roads and the run course is based around the Marine Lake on tarmac paths.
In 2019 Southport Triathlon will host:
1. Triathlon England National Standard Distance Championships
2. ETU Standard Distance Triathlon European Championship Qualifier (for ETU Championships taking place in 2020 – draft illegal)
3. BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon Championships
Address : Waterside Lodge, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY


First of the Summer Tri/Rossendale Tri

Rossendale Sprint Triathlon £40
Sunday 26th May 2019
The Rossendale Triathlon, now in its 14th year, has established itself as one of the most enjoyable and best value races anywhere. The Rossendale Triathlon is organised by triathletes who are passionate about our sport and have created a triathlon suitable for all abilities.
Not only will you get:
A 400m pool swim in the beautiful setting of Marl Pits Leisure Centre, Rawtenstall in the heart of the Lancashire Pennines.
A picturesque, yet undulating 21km bike ride which includes the “Crown Point Roller Coaster” and 9km of descent back into Rossendale.
A lapped 5km route with a mixture of trail & road, finishing on the track to the roar of the crowd.
Once you finish, you will be presented with our famous ‘Rossendale Triathlon Hoody’!

Address: Marl Pits Leisure Centre, Newchurch Road, Rossendale BB4 7SN


June 2018

EpicMan Middle Distance

Epicman middle distance triathlon £89 and standard distance triathlon £59
Sunday 2nd June 2019
EpicMan is the ultimate middle distance (half Iron) triathlon, based at YMCA Lakeside, on the shore of Lake Windermere. The 1.9km Swim takes place in the clear waters of Lake Windermere and is a single lap course. The 90km cycle takes place on undulating roads around the South Lakes and the half marathon follows the Windermere shoreline path for a scenic out and back course. If you’re not up for the middle distance, we also have a standard distance course (1500m / 40k / 10k) on the same day. There will be lots of things going on at the race venue, come and join us for an EPIC day of triathlon!
Address: YMCA Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Lakeside, LA12 8BD


Lakesman Half and Full distance Triathlons
Sunday 16th June 2019
SWIM 1.9KM (1.2M)
Derwentwater is generally regarded as the areas most scenic lake and swimming in its crystal clear waters is something all triathlete’s should get the chance to experience. A single lap swim will take in exactly half of the full distance course.
BIKE 90KM (56m) (NEW COURSE FOR 2019)
We believe that this is a simply superb route for a 56 mile triathlon bike course.
Athletes will take in several miles of well-known local time trial routes as well as more undulating sections, all on generally excellent road surfaces. Whilst not flat, we have minimised the elevation as far as possible and at 2500ft isn’t majorly arduous
RUN 5 x 2.62m
We feel this five lap half marathon course has everything, breath taking views, a virtually flat profile and the potential for great spectator support.

THE SWIM 3.8KM (2.4m)
Derwentwater is generally regarded as the area’s most scenic lake and swimming in its crystal clear water is something all triathletes should get the chance to experience. A single lap swim is envisaged along with a mass start from the shallow water by the boat launch.
You probably won’t have the time but the views from the water are simply unbeatable! After the swim there is a short carpeted spectator lined run to transition which is adjacent to Theatre by the Lake.
We believe that this is a simply superb route for a 112 mile triathlon bike course.
Athletes will take in several miles of well-known local time trial routes as well as more undulating sections, all on generally excellent road surfaces. Whilst not flat, we have minimised the elevation and it currently comes in at less than most of the other UK based races of this distance.
THE RUN 26.2m
We feel this five lap marathon course has everything, breath taking views, a virtually flat profile and the potential for great spectator support.

July 2018

Boundary Breeze Sprint Triathlon

Boundary breeze triathlon £50
Sunday 7th July 2019
Voted Triathlon England Club Event of the Year 2018 this friendly event features a 750m open water swim, 23km bike and 5km run in the Cheshire countryside.
Swim: The swim is one lap clockwise of the lake and is very clearly marked with buoys. Most years the water has been comfortably warm and some competitors even choose not to wear wetsuits. The swim exit is sandy and soft underfoot then a short run on grass leads to T1.
Bike: The bike course consists of two slightly different laps on roads in the Cheshire countryside, with no major climbs to contend with. The bike leg finishes back at Allostock Village Hall where you will find T2.
Run: The run starts with a short section on a minor road before two out-and-back laps on closed roads. This is shaded by trees and there is a drinks station at the start and end of each lap. All that remains is a sprint finish back to the Water Park & the finish line overlooking the lake.
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Ironman UK

Ironman UK £430 current entry price
Sunday 14th July 2019
The beautiful lake swim takes place in Pennington Flash. There are numerous viewing opportunities for spectators at the start and T1.
Cyclists will embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. The bike course includes the famous Sheep House Lane climb twice where spectators can get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style.
The run begins at T2 at Queens Park and athletes will head into Bolton town centre, out and back through Queens Park completing four loops before finishing in Victoria Square.
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Salford triathlon Sprint and standard distances 

Sunday 28th July 2019 (£59.90 and £69.90)
The swim takes place in Dock 9, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. Dock 9 is a World Class aquatics venue that currently hosts many open water swimming sessions and events such as the MediaCityUK Swim Series, the Great Manchester Swim as well as historically the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the renowned Salford ITU Triathlons. It is quality tested regularly to ensure it meets EU bathing standards and is oxygenated to promote one of the most pristine urban aquatic environments in the UK. Sub aqua teams inspect the Dock regularly and remark on its cleanliness. All in all it’s a brilliant place to swim!
In August the water temperature will be around 18C, wetsuit requirements will be in accordance with the BTF rules and regulations. Wetsuits not only aid buoyancy, they also assist in maintaining body temperature.
Participants will complete laps of an anti-clockwise 750m swim course (Olympic – 2 laps, Sprint – 1 lap) marked out by large swim buoys.
Once the swim is complete, the athletes emerge from the water and run 150m into the transition area in the Plaza at MediaCityUK. Here they mount their bikes and begin the eight lap (four for sprint distance) 5km cycle leg. The course is flat and fast, along with some fantastic technical sections around MediaCityUK. The route travels through Trafford Park, alongside the new set of Coronation Street, past the Imperial War Museum and under the shadows of one of the most famous football grounds in the world, Old Trafford.
From there the course becomes a little more technical as you cross the fantastic new MediaCityUK foot bridge, before travelling back through MediaCityUK itself and onto your next lap. Officials will check all bikes and equipment on the day to make sure they are roadworthy and that they comply with British Triathlon Federation regulations. The bike leg will be undertaken on the standard non-drafting British Triathlon regulations.
On completion of the cycle leg, the athletes arrive back at MediaCityUK and into the transition area, where they rack their bicycles and set off on the final leg – the run (10k Standard / 5km Sprint). The run hugs the side of the Quays, including Mariners Canal, Dock 9 and the Lowry footbridge. After a skirt along the Trafford side of the Quays, the run comes back over the Lowry footbridge, past Dock 9 and into MediaCityUK to take the finish line tape for those completing the Sprint, or to commence another lap for those taking on the Standard distance. With the run course being completely flat, there promises to be some fast times posted on the board!
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August 2018

Cleveland Steelman Middle Distance

Steelman middle distance triathlon
Sunday 3rd August 2019
Middle distance triathlon with a lake swim in a scenic venue. The bike course is undulating on quiet roads. The run route is mainly flat on country trials.
Event website:

Address: Ellerton Water Park

September 2018

Rochdale Triathlon Club Late Season Duathlon, Last of the Summer Tri

Dates TBC –

A chip-timed 3k/10k/2k duathlon open to all at Ashton Cycle Circuit. £10 entry. Inbox for booking details – all abilities welcome!

Address: Tameside Cycle Track Stadium, Arena & sports venue · Ashton

To be eligible for the Grand Prix, athletes must complete 3 or more races in the series, with at least 1 being a triathlon. Standings will be worked out on an Age Group based scoring system to provide a fair way of comparing performances from across the clu