The Woodhorn Museum triathlon is located within the picturesque historic scheduled ancient monument of Woodhorn Museum and the QE2 Country park. The Woodhorn Museum Triathlon has a successful history in hosting national events, the event has previously hosted the British Triathlon age group championships & ETU Standard Distance Triathlon European Championship Qualifier in 2019. ITU World Standard Distance Triathlon Qualifier & Triathlon England Standard Distance Triathlon Championships in 2021. World Standard Distance Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the 2023 World Championship & European Sprint Distance Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the 2023 European Championship.
Sprint Distance Triathlon (Individual & Relay Team)
Distance:750m swim / 24km bike / 6km run
Standard Distance Triathlon (Individual & Relay Team)
Distance:1.5km swim / 46km bike / 9.6km run
Sprint Distance Aquabike
Distance:750m swim / 24km bike
Standard Distance Aquabike
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. No Drafting allowed on the bike.
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 competitors 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 VO2Max Racing Events open water swim training
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 2023, and for the Standard Distance event is 17 years old on 31st December 2023. Please note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2023) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration. The form can be downloaded from the event web page.
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