Northumberland Triathlon 2018

Northumberland Triathlon 2018

Information and registration

3 June 2018

Northumberland Triathlon

3rd June 2018

Druridge Bay Country Park, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 5BX

Sprint Triathlon
SPRINT Individual Home Nations Member £ 47.00
SPRINT Individual Non Home Nations Member £ 52.00
SPRINT Relay Team Home Nations Members or Non Home Nations Members £ 52.00
Standard Distance Triathlon
STANDARD Individual Home Nations Member £ 52.00
STANDARD Individual Non Home Nations Member £ 57.00
STANDARD Relay Team Home Nations Members or Non Home Nations Members £ 57.00
  • The entry fee for Non Home Nations Members includes £5 to cover Triathlon England Day Membership.
  • All Home Nations Members must present their Race Licences at Registration or pay a £5 Day Membership fee (not applicable to Relay Teams).

The Accenture Mixed Team Challenge

British Triathlon and official partner Accenture have teamed up to launch an exciting new team event series for the 2018 season: the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge. The new mass participation triathlon format holds true to the principals of mixed relay, providing people with the opportunity to take part in an inclusive, mixed gender and fun team activity, competing in either;

Relay, in which 3 or fewer people complete just one leg each of a sprint distance triathlon, or

Tribe, in which 3 people complete a sprint distance triathlon each and their race times are combined in a race against other Tribe teams

All members of the winning Relay and winning Tribe team at each of the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge events will receive a £100 gift voucher to spend on sports kit. What’s more, if you take part in any event across the series, your whole team will be entered into a draw to each win a state of the art racing bike!

With Tokyo 2020 set to debut triathlon mixed relay, it’s time to find your team and take the challenge in 2018!

More info here

Event Information

If there was ever an ideal location to stage a triathlon event, then Druridge Bay Country Park must be top of the list. The Northumberland Triathlon is based in the centre of Druridge Bay Country Park, which is situated approximately 20 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne and three miles south of the fishing village of Amble. 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.

The swim will be in the warm, shallow, freshwater Ladyburn Lake set within the park grounds. The bike route will take you out of the Country Park along a beautiful coastal route and the run will be a multi-lap route on the footpath that winds its way through the woods and meadows that surround the lake. The Northumberland Triathlon will be another successful and enjoyable event attracting a wide range of competitors from all abilities. It’s a classic, straightforward and very well-suited to beginners, equally attractive to seasoned competitors and those people wanting to move up from sprint to standard distance. An ideal addition to your 2018 open water triathlon season!

Why not make a family day of it? The park comprises of three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, an outdoor children's play area, visitors centre and sheltered picnic area if you would like to relax! For the more energetic people, Amble's famous fish 'n' chip shops are only three miles away, the historic Warkworth Castle is five miles or you could just drive along the beautiful coastal route taking in all that Northumberland has to offer.

Please note the minimum age for the sprint distance is 15 years old on 31st December 2018, and for the standard distance event is 17 years old on 31st December 2018. Please also note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2018) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration. The form can be downloaded from the event web page.

Please note that there will be no entries on the day.

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. Anyone wishing to take part and raise funds for CLDF will receive 20% discount on entry fees. Whether you're new to multisport events or a seasoned triathlete and if you want to take part 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.

Event Details and Schedule

The Event Team wish you all the best in your preparations and look forward to meeting you on Sunday 3rd June at the Druridge Bay Country Park.

Pre-race competitor information will be emailed to all competitors in advance of the event but provisional information is noted below. Please refer to the event website for course details.


There is ample free parking at the race venue and the Country Parks team will direct you upon arrival. Overnight camping is allowed at the park, please book this directly with the Park Warden / Visitors Centre on 01670 760968 or email

Registration Process

Race HQ and Registration are at the Visitors Centre and will be clearly signed on the day. ALL competitors must present photographic identification at registration.

If you entered the event as a Home Nations member you must present your race licence at registration, or purchase a Day licence for £5 – no exceptions.

If you entered the event as a NON Home Nations Member, you will have already paid your day licence fee and an electronic day licence will be sent out with the pre-race competitor email.

You won't need to print this off as we have all your entry details recorded. It's there if you need it but hopefully that won't happen.

Anyone aged 15 or 16 at 31st December 2018 must also bring a signed parental consent form, which is available to download and print from the event website.

Before heading to the registration desk, your ID will be checked and your hand will be marked with your race number. At the desk you will be given your race number, stickers for bike and helmet, swim cap, timing chip and T-shirt (if you opted to buy one).

The Course

Sprint Distance: Swim 750m- Bike 20km - Run 5.25km.

Standard: 1500m- Bike 40km - Run 10.5km.

For course maps please see the event website

Provisional Schedule Summary

  1. Registration opens at 06:30 and closes at 07:30 *
  2. Transition opens at 06:30 and closes just before race start.
  3. Race briefing is at 07:35 at Race HQ and will include an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions.
  4. Race starts at 08:00
  5. Presentations are from 11:15hrs

* Please note that registration will be open between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday 2nd June. You can register then to save time on the day. The swim course should also be in position on the Saturday, so if you would like to try the swim you can. You should be aware however that no safety cover will be in place at that time.


The top three male and female in each of the following groups will be awarded prizes: Under 20s, Seniors, Veterans (40+), Super Veterans (50+), Vintage (60+). Provisional results will be available immediately on the Results Base website and full and final results will be published on the event website and listed on and other leading websites once all queries and corrections have been made.


Hot and cold food and drinks are available on the day at the Visitors Centre Café, open to everyone.

Good luck with your final preparations, and the event team are all looking forward to welcoming you on the day.

Kind regards, VO2 Max Event Team

 Event information
03 June 2018
Druridge Bay Country Park
See map below
Registration is closed
Starts at 08:00

Price per participant
Price £52.00
Starts at 08:00

Price per team
Price £52.00
Starts at 08:00

Price per participant
Price £57.00
Starts at 08:00

Price per team
Price £57.00

Price per participant
Price £52.00

 More information
VO2 Max Events

In case of questions about the event please contact VO2 Max Events:

Northumberland Triathlon 2018

  • Druridge Bay Country Park
  • England

Charity Partner

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