Welcome to VO2 Max Racing Events
At VO2 Max Racing Events, we are committed to improving the quality of single- and multi-sport events in the North East region.
Our focus is firmly on the competitor and straightforward, well organised, good quality races are our trademark.
We cater for people of all abilities, young and old, through training to competition and we want you all to have a fantastic experience.
Multisport events like Triathlon have to be among the friendliest and most sociable sports around.
Triathlon Club memberships are growing by the day and whether you are aiming to compete or just want to train,
you will be surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals of all ages and gender.
The sport is fully inclusive and there will always be people willing to offer advice or kind enough to help you out.
At our events you will be well looked after and surrounded by people who are enthusiastic about the sport and genuinely want to help.
The 2018 season will be with us before we know it and everyone’s mind will be focused on the season ahead.
Our lake based Triathlon Events attract competitors from all over the country and abroad.
We have two great venues at Druridge Bay Country Park and the stunning Woodhorn Museum near Ashington.
Competitors love our events because they are straightforward and very well organised. In 2018, we will be striving to make our events more exciting and special for people taking part!
Our Open water swim training continues to grow in popularity. In 2017, over the 11 week training period, we averaged around 100 people per session.
It was extremely popular, with triathletes and open water swimmers alike, making it their main weekly session throughout the summer months.
It is rapidly becoming the North East’s ‘Premiere’ open water training venue.
Looking Ahead to 2018
- Sunday 3rd June 2018 - Northumberland Triathlon
Druridge Bay Country Park is situated on the beautiful Northumbrian coast and is the perfect venue for a great day out racing. Located right next to a stunning bay, on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline, it’s a popular place to ride, cycle, walk, paddle and surf and perfect for a fun family day out. This is a superb venue for a 'First Class' event and ‘Ever popular’ this event will attract a large number and wide range of competitors into both the Sprint and Standard distances. The standard of racing will be competitive, and spectators will be out in force to cheer competitors on, providing a truly amazing atmosphere.
- Sunday 15th July 2018 - Woodhorn Museum Sprint Triathlon
This ever lasting favourite and BTF 3 star event is held in the grounds of the stunning Woodhorn Museum and national Archives. Woodhorn Museum is a Scheduled Ancient monument and here you can discover over 800 years
of history and a range of fantastic events, activities and exhibits for all the family. The Woodhorn Museum is situated in the QE Country Park which boasts a 16 hectare shallow, freshwater lake. The QE2 Country Park is surrounded by woodland and open grasslands.
It is a unique and stunning location for our Triathlon and it has everything you need to make this a superb family day out!
Both events are open to relay team entries which we actively encourage as it gives people, who don’t feel confident enough to do a Triathlon on their own, the chance to experience the race day competition and pre and post-race atmosphere.
- 3rd May - 19th July 2018 - Open Water Swim Training
VO2 Max Racing Events have secured open water swimming at QE2 lake, Woodhorn, on Thursday evenings from 18:00 to 20:00, commencing 3rd May 2018. You don't need to be a member of a triathlon club, and provided we know that you are a competent swimmer and meet the ability criteria, just make sure you register online and you should be OK to train.
Good luck with your training over the winter, and we look forward to seeing you at our events in 2018!
Race for our Partner Charity in 2018
We're proud to be partnered by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, giving you the chance to take part in our top-quality events whilst raising money for a great cause. Entry fees are discounted by 20% across the board so whether it's the sprint or standard distance you want to take on as an individual or as part of a relay team, sign up today and start your journey. Find out more about our charity partner here.