Sprint & Novice Distance Triathlon

The Taunton Deane Triathlon has been an annual event at Wellington Sports Centre since 1998. 

Usually held on the 3rd weekend of May each year, entries usually open soon after 1st January and typically sell out very quickly thereafter.   

The Next Triathlon Races will be on 20th May 2018 

The novice race comprises a 200m swim, a 12k bike section and a 2.5k run. The sprint race is over a 400m swim, 22k bike and 5k run course. 

 A BTF sanctioned race with chip timing, prizes are awarded to age – group winners as well as the overall fastest male and female in each race, and every competitor receives a commemorative T-shirt.

The total prize fund for the event stands at over £500 with the first placed sprint male and female overall receiving £100.

Read the latest  2017 Race Information Pack for general details about this race. A fresh version will be added in the run up to next year's race...but this will give you a very good idea of the courses, rules and timings for the day...


Entrants are also invited to attend a free Triathlon Training Day, which is hosted by Somerset RC Tri club one week before the race (13th May 2018 ) where members of Somerset RC Tri club and the race organization team will show you around the course and answer any questions you might have about the race. This is something we do especially for first-timers, so no question is too simple - you can bet that we’ve all had to ask someone at some stage in the past!!! 

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