Woodhorn Museum Triathlon

Saturday, 9th July 2022
15 years old (on 31/12/2022)
Woodhorn Museum QEII Country Park Ashington NE63 9YF

The Woodhorn Museum triathlon is located within the unique historic scheduled ancient monument of Woodhorn Museum and the QE2 Country park. The event recently hosted the British Triathlon age group championships and an ETU Standard Distance Triathlon European Championship Qualifier in 2019 and an ITU World Standard Distance Triathlon Qualifier & the Triathlon England Standard Distance Triathlon Championships. in 2021. 



Sprint Triathlon
Distance:750m swim / 24km bike / 6km run

Sprint Relay
Distance:750m swim / 24km bike / 6km run

Standard Triathlon
Distance:1.5km swim / 46km bike / 9.6km run

Standard Relay
Distance:1.5km swim / 46km bike / 9.6km run

Aquabike Sprint
Distance:750m swim / 24km bike

Aquabike Standard
Distance:1.5km swim / 46km bike


The Woodhorn Museum triathlon is located within the grounds of Woodhorn Museum and QE2 country Park which is at the start of the beautiful Coastal route of Northumberland. 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. Woodhorn Museum is situated on the edge of the QE2 Country Park which boasts a 16-hectare shallow, freshwater lake.

The swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater QE2 lake set within the park grounds. The bike route will take you out of the Museum along to the coastal route through Widdrington Village, before sweeping onto the coast and along to the beautiful Druridge bay and Cresswell village with some breath-taking views along the coastline.

The run will be on the footpath that winds its way through the woodland and open grasslands that surround the lake. The run passes by the finish line within the Museum at the end of each lap making this ideal for spectators to cheer everyone on to a great finish with a big smile.

The Woodhorn Museum triathlon is an ideal event for individuals and relay teams of all abilities, so if you are a new to the sport, there’s no need to be concerned about entering. We look after everyone regardless, we will be with you all the way to the finish line and you can be assured that there will be plenty of other multi sport athletes of a similar ability taking part. If you are worried about open water swimming, why not join us for our weekly open water swimming sessions at the QE2 lake ( every Thursday, May - July), further details are on our open water swim page. 

Woodhorn Museum is a unique, stunning location for the event and it has everything you need to make this a superb family day out. The beautiful seaside fishing village of Newbiggin is only 2miles away, the fish n’ chips are a must! The historic Warkworth Castle is 10 miles, or you could just visit the beautiful Northumberland coastal villages along the coastline, taking in all that Northumberland has to offer. Newcastle city centre is approximately 14 miles South.

The Woodhorn Museum Triathlon is one of only a few events in the country to have attained the Triathlon England 3 Star Mark of Quality. This is a great achievement for the event team, and we pride ourselves on this and our continuing efforts to improve the standard of events in the North East Region.

The minimum age for the Sprint Distance is 15 years old on 31st December 2022, and for the Standard Distance event is 17 years old on 31st December 2022. Please note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2022) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration. The form can be downloaded from the event web page.

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