Woodhorn Museum Triathlon

Saturday, 6th July 2024 to Sunday, 7th July 2024
15 years old (on 31/12/2024)
Woodhorn Museum QEII Country Park Ashington NE63 9YF

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 Woodhorn Museum Triathlon has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the 2025 World Standard Distance Triathlon Championships. 

If you are looking to qualify for the 2025 World Championship Standard Distance Triathlon, athletes must register their intent to qualify by 5pm on the Friday before the qualifying event. Please click here to register your intent to qualify. No late registrations will count.

The Woodhorn Museum triathlon is located within the unique, picturesque historic scheduled ancient monument of Woodhorn Museum and the QE2 Country park. 



Saturday 6th July from 2pm

Open Water Swim Challenges

Woodhorn Museum Open Water Swim Challenges: 750m - 1.5km & 3km

Junior / Children's Aquathlon from 4pm

Tristar Start (Age 8)   Swim 100m & Run 600m.

Tristar 1 (Ages 9-10)  Swim 200m & Run 1.5km.

Tristar 2 (Ages 11-12) Swim 300m & Run 2km.

Tristar 3 (Ages 13-14) Swim 400m & Run 3km.

(Minimum age for the Children's events is on 31st December 2024)


Sunday 7th July from 7.30am

Sprint Triathlon (Individual & Relay)

Distance:750m swim / 24km bike / 6.40km run

Standard Triathlon (Individual & Relay)

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

Sprint Aquabike

Distance:750m swim / 24km bike

Standard Aquabike

Distance:1.5km swim / 46km bike

Sprint Aquathlon

Distance: 750m swim / 6.40km run

Standard Aquathlon

Distance:1.5km swim / 9.6km run

The minimum age for the Sprint Distance Aquathlon, Aquabike & Triathlon events is 15 years old on 31st December 2024, and for the Standard Distance Aquathlon, Aquabike & triathlon events is 17 years old on 31st December 2024.

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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.

The Woodhorn Museum open water swim challenge events are very well suited to beginners and equally attractive to the seasoned open water swimmer, choose your challenge, distances of 750m – 1.5km or 3km. The Children’s Aquathlon events will attract all the age range from TriStar Start, TriStar 1, TriStar 2, & TriStar 3.

The Aquabike, Aquathlon & Triathlon events are great for beginners and for those who would like to move up from the Sprint distance to the Standard distance events. The events are competitive, but fun and spectators will be out in force to cheer competitors on, providing a truly amazing atmosphere. An ideal event to add to your multisport calendar!

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. British triathlon drafting rules explained here 

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 challenge swims, Aquabike, Aquathlon & triathlon events is ideal 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 VO2Max Racing Events open water swim training