The Newcastle Triathlon sponsored by Start Cycles
Saturday 19th July 2014

VO2 Max Racing Events, supported by Triathlon England and Newcastle City Council and sponsored by Start Cycles, are delighted to announce a spectacular new event - The Newcastle Triathlon, held in the heart of the city and taking in the most iconic architecture: the Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge and Sage Gateshead.

Thousands from all over the UK and further afield will descend on the fabulous quayside for the first edition of the event on 19th July 2014, where athletes of all abilities will be cheered on to a grand finish and well-deserved medal by the gathered crowds. A Saturday schedule enables everyone to enjoy an exciting day of sport then keep the party going into the small hours by enjoying the city's vibrant night-life.

The Orca Swim

Starting at the heart of the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides, swim under the magnificent Millennium Bridge and on to the Ouseburn Cycle Hub. Full safety cover and a down-stream swim will get your race off to a great start.

The Merida Bike

Race along the Newcastle quayside and both banks of the Tyne, under the infamous Tyne Bridge and along towards historic Scotswood Road on fully closed roads. Good roads and a largely flat course will make for fast racing!

The Nirvana Europe Run

The final leg will see you take on a multi-lap course over the Millennium and Swing Bridges, passing the Sage and Baltic Mill and finishing in the heart of the Newcastle quayside with the Tyne Bridge as your backdrop.

An Event for Everyone

Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned triathlete or even a single-sport enthusiast, the Newcastle Triathlon has something to offer! We have a Beginner's Triathlon, perfect for first-timers or those graduating from pool triathlons to the open water. More seasoned athletes can tackle the Sprint Triathlon or the Standard Distance option, covering the same distance as the Olympic triathlon and led off by an application-only High5 wave.

Everyone will have the opportunity to compete in the team competition; get together as a team of 4 and race for the honour of top team.

Or, get together with two friends and experience the excitement of triathlon as a relay team, each person tackling one element of the event - one swimming, one cycling and one running.

The Winn Solicitors Corporate Challenge will see teams from local and national companies vie for the title of Top Corporate Team over the Sprint distance.

Entry and Pricing

Before
30 Nov
Before
30 Apr
Later
Beginner Tri £55 £60 £65
Sprint / Standard £60 £65 £70
Non-BTF Member +£5 +£5 +£5
Relay Team +£20 +£20 +£20
Taster Days +£15 pp +£15 pp -
Training Plan +£10 +£10 +£10

The Events

Different distances, same fantastic experience. Choose from the Beginner distance, perfect for novices or improving athletes; the ever-popular Sprint distance; or if you're confident of a strong finishing time, you could tackle the Standard distance.

Beginner Sprint Standard
Orca Swim 400 m 750 m 1500 m
Merida Bike 12 km 20 km 40 km
Run 3 km 5 km 10 km
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