Great Yarmouth Triathlon 26th September 2021

Great Yarmouth Triathlon 26th September 2021


Pack up your bucket and spade as well as your swim, bike and run gear for this inaugural running of the event that is destined to become one of the most popular triathlons on the East coast of Britain.

You have the choice of three events with a Sprint, Standard and Challenge distance on offer. All the events will begin with a beach start and sea swim, before heading North along the seafront on the bike leg. The cycle will then head inland to ride round the surrounding countryside before returning to to the seafront for a multi-lap run leg on the promenade, ideal for the support of cheering spectators.

The event distances are as follows:
Sprint event features a 750m swim, 21km bike and a 5km run.
Standard event features a 2-lap 1500m swim, 38km bike and a 10km run.
Challenge event features a 3-lap 2250m swim, 62km bike and a 15km run.
The Challenge distance event also features an Aquabike (swim-bike only) and a Team Relay (one person per discipline) option.

Please note that the swim is in the sea and will be more challenging than a typical open water or pool swim. Wetsuits are not compulsory but are recommended subject to British Triathlon temperature restrictions, though the sea at Great Yarmouth is unlikely to exceed the maximum temperature allowed for wetsuits.

The unique swim format will include an Australian-style swim exit after each lap. The race will start with the Challenge distance athletes and as the race leader completes one lap, the Standard distance athletes will enter the water. After the leader’s completion of the next lap the Sprint distance athletes will join in the swim.

Although we aren’t putting a time limit on the course, this bike course will include a managed junction as the route leaves town. This junction will allow athletes an unobstructed ride through for up to 45 minutes after the leader has passed. Any athletes more than 45 minutes behind the leader at this point will be allowed to continue, but have to obey the traffic lights at this junction. On the way back in to town this junction does not affect the route.

The start time will be early in the morning but be dependant on tide times, which we will know closer to the event.

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.  In addition all our events include a Covid-guarantee so you wont be left out of pocket if the event is affected by Government restrictions.

  • Location: Great Yarmouth Seafront
  • Start times: From 7am (depending on tide times)
  • Distances: Sprint Triathlon = 750m swim, 21km bike, 5km run | Standard Triathlon = 1500m swim, 38km bike, 10km run | Challenge Triathlon (and relay) = 2250m swim, 62km bike, 15km run | Challenge Aquabike = 2250 swim, 62km bike

  • Minimum Age: Sprint – 15yrs | Standard – 17yrs | Challenge Distance – 18yrs (ages on 31/12/2021-  Except: Due to cycling on open roads Sprint competitors must be 15 by the day of the race)
  • Activity: Sea Swim, Road Cycling & Running

  • Open to: Solo participants and  relay teams

  • Entry Fee: 5 options from just £60 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

Registration opens from: 5:30am

Here you will receive your race number, timing chip and stickers for your bike and helmet plus a swimming hat.

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, rack your bike in transition and prepare yourself for the swim.


Swim: The event consists of one, two or three laps of a 750m loop in the sea off Great Yarmouth beach. Wetsuits are not compulsory but are recommended.

Sprint distance swim course
Standard distance swim course
Challenge distance swim course

Bike: The cycle course takes athletes North along the seafront before heading inland onto the scenic roads of the surrounding countryside. Sprint distance athletes will complete one small lap, Standard distance one large lap and Challenge distance athletes two large laps, before heading back to the seafront.

Sprint Distance Bike Course
Standard Distance Bike Course
Challenge Bike Course

Run: Athletes will run out of Transition and complete multiple 5km laps of the seafront promenade, providing great opportunities to be cheered on by spectators and supporters.

(Note that all courses are being developed in conjunction with guidance from Great Yarmouth Council and may be subject to change)

Swim – sea | Bike – road | Run – seafront promenade.

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! 

Prizes for Top 3 Men &  Top 3 Women overall

Plus prizes for Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women in age 40+ category

There may be no prizegiving on the day (due to Covid restrictions) but you will be able to collect your finishers medals.

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 see our available training plans.

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.

Parking will be located on the seafront at Great Yarmouth. More detailed information will be provided in the final details.

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
Water will be provided on a Covid-safe way on the run route and at the finish. Full info will be provided in the final details.

Dogs & Buggies
No dogs and buggies allowed.

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
Covid guarantee – 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 15 as at 26/9/2021 (Sprint Distance), over 17 as at 31/12/2021 (Standard Distance) or over 18 as at 31/12/2021 (Challenge Distance). 

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 rules.


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

Ticket Details

  • If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in.
  • 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
Great Yarmouth Sprint Triathlon BTF Member£60.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Sprint Triathlon Non BTF Member£66.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Standard Triathlon Non BTF Member£76.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Standard Triathlon BTF Member£70.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Challenge Triathlon Non BTF Member£86.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Challenge Triathlon BTF Member£80.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Challenge RELAY Triathlon Non BTF Member£96.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Challenge RELAY Triathlon BTF Member£90.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Challenge Aquabike Non BTF Member£76.00 (GBP)*  
Great Yarmouth Challenge Aquabike BTF Member£70.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee

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