Reading Triathlon

Date for 2022 Reading Triathlon is 11th Sept 2022. Entries will open in first week of Jan 2022.

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!


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

We have kept our prices the same for this year as 2021, even though we have seen increases from most of our suppliers this year. We do this as we are a local club, not looking to make lots of money, but offer a fun and inclusive event for everyone to enjoy (including us!)

There are four race options,

Standard (Olympic)1500m swim, 44km cycle, 10.8km run
Sprint750m swim, 22km cycle, 5.4km run
Sprint Relay As above, but with 2-3 participants in a team
Aquathlon750m swim, 5.4km run
Aquabike1500m swim, 44km ride

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