Reading Triathlon, Aquathlon & Aquabike

Race at the home of Triathlon in the UK

Entries now open for this year’s Reading Triathlon, Aquathlon and Aquabike! Enter here.

Join us on Sunday September 8th 2024 for the Reading Triathlon, Aquathlon and Aquabike. The Reading Triathlon was the birthplace of triathlon in the UK, held at the Kirtons Farm Water Sports Centre in 1983. Tri2O Triathlon Club proudly presents the Reading Triathlon, a race organised by triathletes for triathletes – still at the original venue!

This year, we’re excited to offer five thrilling race options, including Sprint, Standard, Sprint Relay, Aquathlon and Aquabike. After making some changes to our courses last year for the 40th anniversary edition of the race, we have gone back to the classic run course around the lake (the new bike course from last year remains).

Sprint 750m swim, 22km cycle, 5km run
Standard1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run
Sprint Relay As Sprint, but with 2-3 participants in a team
Aquathlon750m swim, 5.4km run
Aquabike1500m swim, 44km ride

Experience the exhilaration of an open water swim in the beautiful H2O Swim Centre lake, followed by a picturesque cycle course through the local lanes of Burghfield, Mortimer, Silchester, Bramley, Stratfield Saye and Grazeley (both Sprint and Standard are single loop), before finishing with an off-road run around the lakeside track.

The Reading Triathlon is conveniently located just off the M4 with ample parking. The triathlete-led event team prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and this well-organised event suits beginners and experienced triathletes alike. As a club-run event, our primary focus is the athlete experience; all proceeds from the event are shared between reinvestment in the club to support activities for members, significant donations to charity, and a small contribution to volunteers to say thank you for their efforts. We have decided to support a local sport-focussed charity “Sport in Mind” this year, whose mission is to transform the lives and mental health of children and adults through sport and physical activity. For more information please visit their website

Entries are open now, and we have kept the prices the same as the 2023 version. To secure your entry please follow this link

What do you get for your entry fee?

  • Chip timing, with live times & print off of your race results at the finish line.
  • Open water swim with kayak water safety team on the water.
  • Fully signed & marshalled bike & run routes & course GPX files.
  • Hot & cold snacks, and quality coffee at race HQ.
  • British Triathlon sanctioned event, with a BTF technical official present on race day.
  • Great atmosphere!
  • Finisher medal.

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