Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the UK and is the ultimate test of endurance across three separate disciplines. It involves swimming, cycling and running in immediate succession, usually over one of the following distances:
Swim Bike Run
Sprint 750m 20km 5km
Standard (Olympic) 1.5km 40km 10km
Middle (70.3) 1.9km 90km 21.2km
Long (Ironman) 3.8km 180.2km 42.2km
British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)
The club competes in the three BUCS races each year; a duathlon (run, bike, run) in November, a sprint triathlon in early May and an Olympic distance in late May. All members of the club can enter the races and transport is arranged so we travel as a team.
The award winning Varsity Triathlon is a sprint triathlon that is run and organised by the club.
This sprint triathlon consists of a 400m swim at the University Park Swimming Pool, a hilly 5 lap (15km) closed-road cycle on traffic free roads around University Park followed by a 5km run throughout the Downs and around the Highfields Park Lake. This event is open to the general public with a particular emphasis towards university alumni, particularly those of the University of Nottingham (UoN) and Nottingham Trent University (NTU).
Each year we host a number of GoTri events, aimed at introducing triathlon to a new group of people and attracting people who have never before participated in a multi-sport event. The races have traditionally taken place on the Sutton Bennington campus and have been a huge success.
Visit here to find out about our upcoming event the GoTri Aquathlon on the 10th October based on University Park.