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Date of event

Sunday 26th June 2016


Dorney Lake, Berkshire


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Distances & Prices

  • Olympic Triathlon: 1.5km Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run £76
  • Challenge Triathlon: 1000m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run £74
  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £72
  • Sprint Triathlon Relay: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £86
  • Aquathlon: 500m Swim, 5km Run £40
  • Aquathlon: 1000m Swim, 10km Run £40
  • AquaBike: 1000m Swim, 21.2km Bike £40
  • AquaBike: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike £40

British Triathlon Under 16s

  • 15 – 16 years Youth High-Performance Drafting Triathlon: 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run £40
  • 13 – 14 years (Tristar 3) High-Performance Drafting Triathlon: 300m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run £40
  • 11 – 12 years (Tristar 2) High-Performance Drafting Triathlon: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 1.8km Run £40

All children’s events will be run with gear restrictions. For more information on Gear Restrictions please visit the British Triathlon website.

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About the event

SteelMan at the fantastic Dorney Lake, the Rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games, is unique in that it includes Aquathlon and AquaBike events as well as the traditional Olympic and 3Quarter Distance Triathlons! So whether you don’t like cycling, or your knees are too creaky for running, there’s something here for you.

The Olympic Triathlon is a 1,500m open water swim in the clear, clean waters of the rowing lake before taking to the closed, flat road circuit for an 8-lap bike course covering 42.4km. The final 10km run follows a 4 lap loop along the side of the rowing tank on the tarmac paths. We reckon that if you’re looking for a PB over accurate distances then this is where you’re going to find it. For those of you looking for the next step in terms of distance but aren’t quite ready to step up to Olympic, theChallenge Triathlon is the one for you.

The Aquathlon (a swim-run race) and the AquaBike (a swim-bike race) are perfect for the swimmers amongst you, especially if you’re not a cycling fan or if your knees are too creaky for running after years of pounding the pavements.

Event Benefits

  • Iconic Olympic venue
  • Clean, calm lake waters
  • Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Longer distances for the Aquathlon and AquaBike events


  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free Parking
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

Age Requirements

Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2016.



Human Race triathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.

The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.


If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a £6 day membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration.


British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states “Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players.”


We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event. Read the wetsuit rule for triathlons HERE.





We’ve teamed up with Zone3 to offer you some of their great range of wetsuits that are perfect for the event for you to hire or purchase.

Zone3 has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful brands on the market thanks to its high performance products which year on year have achieved the highest industry reviews based on speed, comfort, price point and innovation.

Zone3AdvanceZone3 are offering their Advance wetsuit as part of their hire service for Human Race. The Advance has won many awards including 220 Triathlon magazine’s “Best Buy” award and has become the market leader for first-timers and those on a budget. The suit is made from super flexible, highly buoyant neoprene for an assured swim performance.

You can purchase or hire one of their leading wetsuits to make sure you’re fully prepared for your event. The options are:

  • Purchasing an Advance (£159) or Aspire (£299) wetsuit from the Human Race Shop
  • Hiring a wetsuit for the season (25th March – 7th October 2016) from the Human Race Shop


We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event.

Water Temperature Wetsuit Rule
Water Temp less than 14 degrees Wetsuits are COMPULSORY
Water temp 14 – 22 degrees Wetsuits are OPTIONAL
Water temp above 22 degrees Wetsuits are BANNED

We do say that wetsuits in fact help with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event but at Dorney Lake it is almost always an optional wetsuit swim.


You can hire a fully serviced and cleaned bike perfect for the event from our partners British Bike Hire.

British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in delivering great product for all categories of riders and provide excellent service. They offer a range of bikes to hire or purchase including: leisure, hybrid, mountain, racing and triathlon specifications.

Visit and book via the online portal or email for more information.

Travel & Accommodation

Event Hotel

The official event hotel is the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel.

Located within easy reach of Heathrow Airport, 20 minutes from Twickenham Stadium, Royal Windsor & close to Dorney Lake, M4 and M25 motorways, the Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel is a convenient hotel to be based when exploring the local area and is ideal for before or after your event. Royal Windsor is only 5 minutes by car where you can see Windsor Castle and all this lovely historic town has to offer, and London is also within easy reach by bus or train. Other local attractions near this hotel include Eton, Legoland and racecourses at Ascot and Windsor.

After a day of sightseeing, take a dip in the hotel swimming pool, sauna or steam room and indulge in one of their superb dining options, including the Brasserie Centrale Restaurant, Pizza Da Marco or Chats Bar.

Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
Ditton Road

Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP

The event will be held at the Olympic rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Full on-site parking means you can come and go while the event is taking place, we have showers and toilets aplenty and there is catering in the Boathouse.

Detailed Road, Rail and Taxi Instructions HERE

Windsor and Maidenhead Crest

Accommodation Booking Service

If you require accommodation we recommend using the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s accommodation booking service.

The service operates seven days a week and offers you:

  • Extensive local knowledge of Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and surrounding areas
  • A match service for your personal requirements
  • Preferential prices
  • A fast and efficient service
  • Known availability
  • Confirmation of booking.

Tickets to major attractions are also available through the Concierge box office service so why not let them help you to make the right choice and ensure your stay is a memorable one!

Accommodation Hotline: +44 (0)1753 743907

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