Triathlon Training Day 1
TBC • Dorney Lake, Berkshire
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Saturday 7th September
Sunday 8th September
*Distances are approximate and subject to change. Please note that Human Race are acting as agents for tri for life (the charity) and, as such, will both take bookings and collect payment for them as an agent.
**There will be a £5 donation for car parking, which is payable during the online registration process or on the day. All profits from the event go to our charity partners, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Melanoma Focus.
Although there is no minimum fundraising requirement to enter this event, participants are asked to donate or raise sponsorship monies to support tri for life’s partner charities Great Ormond Street Hospital and Melanoma Focus Cancer Research. You can make a one off donation when you enter or set up a fundraising page.
tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UK’s most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience and is increasingly becoming recognised in the triathlon calendar as an event to take part in before the season finishes.
Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village, open water swim in Basin lake in front of the Abbey and the stunning cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn. 2017 saw the event take a leap into becoming one of the UK’s largest triathlons with the two days of racing and sell out events on the Sunday which included Olympic & Sprint distances, Junior triathlon 9 to 12 year olds & kids scootathlon.
Now in its 10th year, tri for life has raised over £2.4m for its charity partners. In 2018 tri for life will continue to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Melanoma Focus.
You can pre-order all your digital photos for just £20 (normal price £35) – click here to find out more.
If you would like to commemorate your race, you can personalise your finishers medal with your name and time – click here to order your iTaB now.
Below are the wave timings for the 2018 event. For individual start lists, please click on your event day below:
For more information regarding WoBurner timings and briefing information, please visit the WoBurner event page.
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SuperSprint and Sprint Distances – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December 2018
Olympic and WoBurner Half-Iron Distance – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December 2018
British Triathlon Federation: The Woburn Abbey Triathlon is governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations, which can be read in the BTF Rulebook.
British Triathlon Federation membership fee: 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.
This event contains open road cycling, and all participants must abide by the Highway Code and Human Race Cycling Code – click here to read them.
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Results are split between Saturday and Sunday below, with Saturday as the top list and Sunday the bottom list.
Want to customise your hard-earned medal with your name and finish time? Simply click here to order your iTAB now!
These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event. If you are looking for results from previous years, please visit the main Human Race Results page.
Europe’s leading wetsuit brand, Zone3 has built its reputation on a deep-rooted passion for triathlon and ensuring that their wetsuits offer market leading performance, innovation and functionality.
Zone3 has won more industry design awards than any other wetsuit brand, including the first ever and only 10/10 review from 220 Triathlon Magazine and many others including Best in Class, Top Value and Game Changer of the Year.
Their product-first philosophy and commitment to excellence ensures a range suitable for athletes of all levels, helping maximise performance and enjoyment within the sport.
Please note: only Month Hire is available for this event, please navigate to the Monthly Hire section once on the Zone3 website. The deadline to reserve your wetsuit is the Monday before the event.
Click here to check out all the options. Please note: the booking deadline to get your wetsuit in time for the event is 5.30pm the Monday before the race.
If you’d like to hire or purchase 10 or more wetsuits in one booking, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details (specifying the event) and Zone3 will be able to arrange a group booking for you.
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.
British Bike Hire will be providing bike hire at Human Race events up and down the country.
British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in event-based bike hire, and with years of experience they know exactly what it takes to have the bike ready for your day, with as little hassle as possible.
Their service includes delivery to your event as well as fitting onto your bike by an experienced mechanic so you’re as comfortable as possible for the ride. They have a fleet covering all bases, from basic alloy road bikes to race-ready carbon fibre machines, as well as road oriented hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. All bikes arrive fully serviced and cleaned with the aim to take as much stress out of your day as possible.
Our new photography partner, AWOL Adventure, has a great pre-event photo offer for you to take advantage of:
You can pre-order ALL your digital photos for just £20 (normal price £35). Minimum 2 photos guaranteed, or your money back
AWOL Adventure will have professional photographers stationed all over the course and finish line ready to capture that timeless photo – just don’t forget to smile!
But hurry! This offer is only available before the event. On event day, the bundle price increases to £35, and single images will be £15 each, so we recommend you get in early and save – this is the best deal you’ll get.
You can personalise your medal with an iTAB, engraved with your name and finish time.
If you ordered your iTAB whilst entering the event, it will arrive in the post shortly after race day.
Don’t worry if you haven’t ordered your iTAB. You will have set up a MyActive account when registering for the event. You can simply log back into your account to order it. We’ll also share the iTAB website order link with you after the event!
Do you need help to prepare you for your first triathlon? Or do your want to improve your times this...
The event is located at Woburn Abbey, Woburn Park, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA
Follow signs to Woburn Abbey from the M1 junction 13. From the A5, follow signs to Woburn village. Woburn Abbey is signposted from here. There is a £5.00 charge for parking which contributes to the fundraising for our charity partners. This can be paid on the day in cash (if you haven’t already paid for it with your entry). Access to the park is free on the day of the event for all participants and spectators. You will however have to pay to enter the Abbey and Gardens.
By Public Transport
Woburn Abbey is approximately 15 minutes from Flitwick train station, the nearest station to Woburn. Flitwick train station has a taxi rank but there is no public transport directly available to Woburn Abbey from the station.
tri for life is a registered charity (charity no. 1122677) and distributes all profits from its events to other charities. Profits from the 2017 Woburn Abbey Triathlon will be distributed 50% to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (charity no. 1160024), 25% to Melanoma Focus (charity no.1124716) and 25% at the discretion of the trustees. A donation will also be made to the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia (charity no. 1131611).
With your support and fundraising we have pledged to fund specific projects for our charity partners Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Melanoma Focus Cancer Research. Create your tri for life fundraising page here.
We continue along this incredibly ambitious and exciting journey combining family fun, health and fitness and charity support and we wouldn’t be anywhere without your continued support so we would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone!
tri for life is a registered charity (charity number 1122677) and distributes all profits from its events to other charities. Profits from the 2016 Woburn Abbey Triathlon will be distributed 50% to Great Ormond Street Hospital, 25% to Melanoma Focus, 10% to a charity or charities nominated by the participants and 15% at the discretion of the trustees. A donation will also be made to the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.
tri for life created the Woburn Abbey Triathlon to raise money for worthy causes across the country. From the very first race, supporting charities has been at the heart of what makes this event truly special. Over the years thousands of pounds have been donated to many different charities from Rays of Sunshine, Tommy’s, Whizz Kids and Breast Cancer Now to today’s charity partners Great Ormond Street Hospital and Melanoma Focus.