Course Information

Swim Course

The swim takes place in the beautiful H2O Swim Centre Lake, surrounded by trees and sheltered from the wind. The sprint distance swim is a single lap and the Standard distance swim is a two lap course.

As is to be expected with gravel pit lakes, there is sometimes weed present in the lake. The Swim Centre works hard to keep any weed under control to ensure the swimming experience is as pleasant as possible. We will advise as and when necessary regarding any weed present.

Bike Course

The Reading Triathlon bike course takes you through the rural Berkshire roads, with some straight fast stretches and some gentle undulations too.

For the sprint race we have a single loop 22km course, up to Mortimer and back through Grazeley.

The Standard and Aquabike races take you on a 42km route starting along the same route as the Sprint course. At Mortimer we take you out on a lovely route through Silchester, Stratfield Saye & Beech Hill. You then be rewarded with a lung busting climb up Mortimer Hill before turning back on to the Sprint route.

Most of the bike course is on open roads, but they are largely quiet. Any potholes or hazards will be clearly marked on the road. There is one right turn at Grazeley Green, which is a mandatory foot down.

There is also one set of traffic lights on the bike course on a section of closed road near the end of the bike lap, but participants are permitted to go through the red light here (with care).

You can find the bike course here.

.GPX files will be available her shortly.

Run course – Back for 2024!

This year we have returned to our much loved, classic run course around the lake. 

Sprint and Sprint Relay Distance: THREE laps  
Standard Distance: SIX Laps

The run is predominantly on a grass track around the lake, which can be slightly uneven at times. Work will be undertaken prior to the race to ensure the surface is as flat as possible, and the grass will be mown in the days before to ensure it is short. 

The run course will come through the race village and past transition so you will get plenty of cheers from the spectators each time you come through. 

You can find the run course here.