Reading Triathlon

This year’s Reading Triathlon will take place on Sunday 12th September.

The Reading Triathlon & Aquathlon was the very first triathlon event to take place in the UK and was held at the Kirtons Farm Water Sports Centre back in 1983. Tri2O Triathlon Club now brings you the Reading Triathlon, a race run by triathletes for triathletes.

The Reading Triathlon & Aquathlon has four fantastic race options for you. We have standard distance, sprint distance and sprint relay triathlons, and our sprint distance aquathlon. The race itself takes in an open water swim in the lovely waters of the Tri2O lake, followed by a stunning cycle course around the local lanes of Burghfield, Mortimer and Grazeley, before finishing off with a run around the lakeside trail. Look out for our 110% cycle & run sections!

Coronavirus Update:

After so many events were postponed last year we are very much hoping that by September this year we will be able to put on a fun event for you to enjoy. As a British Triathlon permitted event, you can be assured that the event will be Covid secure and operate within the guidelines at the time. We are currently planning for a smaller event than previous years, which is likely to be a time trial format race. 

This is all subject to: Coronavirus restrictions; British Triathlon guidance; and the availability of our usual venue. We very much hope to be able to hold the event. 

In the event of cancellation, we would of course prefer you to defer your entry and join us in 2022, but understand that this may not be an option for some people, in which case we will 100% refund your entry.. This event is not commercial; it is run by the club, who are all volunteers and triathletes, and any profits made are reinvested into training, coaching and education for club members, as well as a substantial donation to charity.


We will be operating a tiered pricing system this year, meaning the earlier you enter the less you pay!

Tier OneTier TwoTier Three
First 100 entriesUp to 250 entriesUp to 400 entries

There are two race distance options,

standard (Olympic)1500m swim, 44km cycle, 10.8km run
Sprint750m swim, 22km cycle, 5.4km run
The sprint is also available as a relay race

The Reading Triathlon is a British Triathlon sanctioned event, which means that it has met required standards to give you peace of mind that:

  • The event has the appropriate insurances in place.
  • The organiser is taking appropriate measures to ensure your safety.
  • The event is run in accordance with British Triathlon Competition Rules.
  • The organiser is committed to supporting the wider development of the sport.
  • If you have a problem at a permitted event, British Triathlon will endeavour to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion with the organiser.

Most importantly however, this means that you can be sure of a safe, fair and enjoyable race experience.

For further information about the process of event permitting, see the British Triathlon website here