Human Race, which is celebrating 25 years of organising triathlons, has just released its 2015 triathlon calendar, with lot of events for beginners and ‘mates waves’ being a big feature of the year’s calendar.
With over 15 triathlon events to choose from within a train ride of London, there is something suitable for everyone, regardless of experience or ability. The flat course and pristine waters of Dorney Lake make this the perfect venue for beginners to race on safe, flat closed roads.
For anyone new to the sport who doesn’t want the expense of costly kit, there will be wetsuit hire available from blueseventy and bike hire available on the day. There are also lots of opportunities for athletes to take part with friends as well as in traditional age group structures.
For those looking to tackle their first triathlon, early season races such as the Garmin Eton SuperSprints weekend on 16-17 May, or Eton Sprints on 23 May are seen as a great option. Human Race also offers The Mixed Distance Triathlon on 24 May or HSBC Triathlon on 13 September for those who want to use the summer to train; the HSBC Triathlon also offers a duathlon for those who prefer not to swim.
For athletes looking for events to tick off of their bucket lists, Windsor Triathlon is celebrating its 25th birthday on 14 June 2015. The event is set to see a number of elite winners from races dating back to 1991 return to the start line again.
Wiggle SteelMan on 4 July and Lidl BananaMan Triathlon on 11th July are also events offering something a little bit different in 2015 and both have a wide ranges of challenges and distances to choose from.
There are also Aquathlon (swim and run) and AquaBike (swim and bike) options in Wiggle SteelMan and the option of a duathlon at BananaMan.
With the number of women partaking in triathlon growing year on year, Human Race is offering both the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Training Day on 24 May and the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon on 12 July in 2015.
The WomenOnly events aim to create a supportive and encouraging environment just for women looking to tackle triathlon.