Bedfordshire Triathlon – 30th May 2021

Bedfordshire Triathlon


Active Training World are excited to announce the Bedfordshire Triathlon at Priory Country Park. The stunning 300-acre, award winning park is home to several lakes, diverse ecosystems and woodland.

The event will host Sprint and Standard distance races beginning with a swim in the magnificent main lake. The bike course navigates through Priory Business Park, before embarking on either one or two laps on quiet country roads, including views of the historic Cardington Airship Hangars. This is followed by either a 5km or 10km run on traffic free tarmac paths, passing through the park and alongside landmarks such as the Great River Ouse and the Butterfly Bridge

The triathlon will begin at 07:00am. All events will take the style of a time trial with athletes started at 20 second intervals with the fastest athletes starting the swim first. This is based on the estimated finish time given at the checkout when entering. This format may change depending on the Covid restrictions in place at the time.

Many people are understandably nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events.

  • Location: Priory Lake, Priory Country Park, Bedford, MK41 9JD
  • Start times: From 07.00am
  • Distances: Standard Triathlon = 1500m swim, 40k bike ride, 10k run| Sprint Triathlon = 750m swim, 21.5k bike ride, 5k run | Standard Aquabike = 1500m swim, 40k bike ride | Sprint Aquabike = 750m swim, 21.5k bike ride
  • Minimum Age: Standard Triathlon/Aquabike: 17yrs (on 31/12/2021) Sprint Triathlon/Aquabike: 15yrs (on 30/5/2021) Parental Consent required
  • Activity: Swimming, Cycling & Running

  • Open to: Solo participants and  relay teams

  • Entry Fee: 4 options from just £50 per person (Details below)

  • Event Cancellation Policy: We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and an alternative date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee (Booking fees are non-refundable)
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: Active Training World
  • Organiser Email:
  • Official Event Website: None

Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race.

Registration open from: 06:00am

The day license for Non-BTF members is included in the entry price.

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.


The race starts and finishes in the same location at Priory Lake/Country Park. The course is fast, flat and has great PB potential.

Swim: Lake swim within Priory Park Lake.

Bike: Undulating bike course largely on quiet country roads.

Run: Flat and fast course on tarmac. Traffic free other than one marshalled car park crossing.

Sprint Bike Route

Sprint Run Route

Standard Bike Route

Standard Run Route

Swim: Lake swim within Priory Park Lake. Bike: Undulating bike course largely on quiet country roads. Run: Flat and fast course on tarmac. Traffic free other than one marshalled car park crossing.

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Spectators are currently not allowed. If this situation should change we will update this page.

If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:


Custom designed medal for all finishers!

There will be no prizegiving on the day but your well-earned medals will be issued at the finish.

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.


Need help with your running? Whether this is your first triathlon and you want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of achieving your goals.

Visit the ATW Shop to submit your requirements for a fully customised run training plan.

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front and back of your vest or alternatively, using a race belt, rotate the race number to the back for the bike leg and the front for the run leg.

Free parking is available at several locations around Priory Country Park, Additional parking is being sourced within the business park (closer to the race start).

Changing Facilities
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race.

Baggage Drop
There will be an informal baggage drop area for you to leave any belongings within the transition area.

There will be toilets available.

Water Station
There will be no water stations on the route (you will need to carry any liquids you need). There will be water available, self-service style, at the finish.

Dogs & Buggies
No dogs and buggies allowed.

Time Limit
There is a 3 hour time limit for this event.

If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.

Event Cancellation
If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example, severe weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a range of options to choose from, which will include a refund of their entry fee (less the booking fee).

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I am over the age of 17 (Standard Triathlon/Aquabike) /15 (Sprint Triathlon/Aquabike) as at 30/05/2021 – Parental Consent also required.

2)  I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

3) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

4) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

5)  By entering this event, I accept BTF rule.


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at

Ticket Details

  • If you are booking more than 1 place, please ensure that you complete the individual details for each attendee accurately answering all the questions on their behalf.
  • Relay entries should be completed with lead entrant’s details only. Additional team members’ details will be taken at Registration on the day
  • The BTF Day License for the event is included in the price of a Non BTF Entry.
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.
Details Price Qty
Bedfordshire Triathlon Standard Entry Non BTF Member£76.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Standard Entry BTF Member£70.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Standard Relay Entry Non BTF Member£76.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Standard Relay Entry BTF Member£70.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Standard Aquabike Entry BTF Member£60.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Standard Aquabike Entry Non BTF Member£66.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Sprint Entry Non BTF Member£66.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Sprint Entry BTF Member£60.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Sprint Relay Entry Non BTF Member£66.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Sprint Relay Entry BTF Member£60.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Sprint Aquabike Entry BTF Member£50.00 (GBP)*  
Bedfordshire Triathlon Sprint Aquabike Entry Non BTF Member£56.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee

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