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Shropshire Triathlon

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Date: Sunday 5th September 2021
Venue: The Mere, Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere SY12 0PA
Swim: Lake
Middle Distance: 2000m swim - 78k cycle - 20k run
Olympic & Relay: 1500m swim - 39k cycle - 10k run
Sprint & Relay: 750m swim - 25k cycle - 5k run
Minimum Age:

16 years for Sprint and Olympic Relay team members
17 years for Olympic distance individuals

18 years for Middle distance

Entry fees from:

£69.95 Sprint (non BTF)

£74.95 Olympic (non BTF)

Middle distance - £179 (non BTF) LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE


Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

Please click here for the 2020 Shropshire Triathlon start list

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For more information, see the sections below:

The Event

  • Registration, swim start, transition and finish line all within a stones throw of each other
  • Open water swim in The Mere
  • Shropshire & Welsh countryside bike course
  • Closed to traffic road run course
  • Official event photographer capturing your bike, run & finish
  • 2021 Finishers medal for everyone

If you want to “Tri a Triathlon” or are an experienced Triathlete we have distances & challenges to suit you within this fun & friendly triathlon and are pleased to announce the additions of the Middle Distance to this event.

The Shropshire Triathlon has been held at the fabulous venue of The Mere at Ellesmere since 1992.

In 2019 The Mere in Ellesmere was awarded the Green Flag Award for the sixth year in a row, recognising it as one of the best parks in the world.

Read the full article via Shropshire Live https://www.shropshirelive.com/news/2019/07/16/the...

Camping available at https://www.abbeygreenfarmcamping.com/ and https://alderford.com/stay/

Wave Start Times

07.45am Shropshire Middle Distance & Relay
08.30am Shropshire Olympic & Relay
09.15am Shropshire Sprint & Relay

Cut Off Times

Swim 1 hour 15 from the start of the race (1 hour 15 to complete the swim)
Bike 5 hours 15 from the start of the race (4 hours to complete the bike)
Run 8 hours from the start of the race (2.45 hours to complete the run)


UK Triathlon Covid Safe Events

All UK Triathlon 2021 events

2020 brought the need for change in the way we run our events, in what could only be described as an exceptionally difficult year for all.

With six events safely & successfully delivered in 2020, we are confident we can fulfil our calendar of events in 2021.

We will continue to comply with social distancing and existing guidelines, following the format we delivered successfully last year.

Below you can read more detailed information on our current format and rest assured this will be amended/updated if/when necessary.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best with your training activities and look forward to welcoming you to an event soon.

Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.

Social Distancing
Can we please remind you it is each and every person's responsibility to social distance. The same will apply at all UK Triathlon events.

Start Format
Instead of mass starts throughout the day for open water events, each competitor will start at intervals, giving everyone their own individual start time and space. We run this format, very successfully, in all our pool-based triathlons and it works perfectly. Pool based events will also have slightly longer start intervals than usual between competitors.

At some events it may be necessary to ask that you don't unnecessarily bring spectators to help make social distancing easier for everyone.

Every competitor will be temperature checked before being allowed to register. Only two competitors will be allowed to register at a time. The queue for registration will be separated by ground markers to assure a minimum of 2 metre separation. We will provide a sanitising hand station which you must use before entering registration.

Hand Sanitising
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event.
Please sanitise before and after toilet use.

Race Brief
There will be a rolling live race brief at the poolside or lakeside. As competitors will start at regularly spaced intervals, this will prevent groups of people and a 2 metre distancing measure will be in operation.

Bike Course
Normal drafting rules apply.

Run Course
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.

Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter. When you have crossed the finish line, we ask you not to stay in that area for any longer than required. Drinks will be dispensed for you at the finish feed area, please move away as quickly as possible to allow other finishers through.

We will not operate our results screen at the event. Provisional results will be online at www.uktriathlon.co.uk later the same day.

Prize Presentation
Presentations will take place throughout the day, please observe 2 metre social distancing if attending the presentation.

Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton
If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.

More information about your race

Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions on the day. Good luck and have a great day!

Please click here for Race Day Information 2020

You can use this information as a guide for your 2021 event. Full and up to date 2021 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

Course Maps

Fantastic 39km Olympic Course for the Shropshire Triathlon. Going through the Shropshire & Welsh Countryside.
All Olympic & Olympic Relay competitors complete one full lap.
Mount & Dismount line will be situated just inside Cremorne Gardens.

Shropshire Arena Map

Middle Distance Swim Map

Olympic, Sprint & Relay Swim map.


All Middle & Middle Distance Relay competitors complete two full laps.

Fantastic 78km Middle Distance Course for the Shropshire Triathlon. Going through the Shropshire & Welsh Countryside.
Mount & Dismount line will be situated just inside Cremorne Gardens.
There will be one feed station on the bike course which will be in Ellesmere, by the lake, after your first lap.

The Shropshire Sprint Bike Course.

One full lap of the course for all competitors.
Look our for the high viz signs that say "SPRINT TURN ONLY".
Please follow the "UK TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE" signs all the way around the course.

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

Previous year’s results


2020 RaceCheck Reviews

Thanks for another brilliantly organised event! I’ve beencompeting in triathlon now for over 25 years and your events are always apleasure to participate in. Your venues, atmosphere at the races, marshals andoverall race satisfaction are second to none.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to getting afew more of your series next year.

Graham Ball

I did theEllesmere tri yesterday

Can you saythank you to all team for me.

Once again abrilliantly organised event .

From thesignage of the short cut from the main road, swift organised distribution of our numbers etc, racking great ,plenty of space, Marshalls inand out of transition, the race brief always thorough, clear and funny atwaters edge, safety guts on the water giving us extra confidence,good matting down no ouchy feet, Marshall on cycle and run brilliant.Mount line clear and precise, and to the guy who amazingly shouts out our namesas we come over the finish line, giving us the extra boost of pride. Thanks also to the safety road crew, and of course to all the guys I've missedout or in the back ground.

UKTRIATHLONnever fail to meet expections.

Well doneever one

See you allat Stratford


I would justlike to pass on my thanks to everyone involved for making Sunday a great race.It was a brilliant course and very well organised. The aid stations wereperfectly positioned. The weather didn't dampen our spirits, it was a welcomechange from racing in the heatwave.

I completedthe standard distance in 2016 when it was held in May on a half term weekend.The bike course was very busy with traffic and several crashes so it was arelief to ride the course without that volume of traffic.

Look forwardto returning next year.

Kind regards


Reallypleased how well the triathlon went and that you want to come back; I knowscores of triathletes will be pleased too.

Availabilityfor 8th September next year is down to Outdoor Partnerships whomanage the site so hopefully Shaun can confirm with you soon.

Many thanks


LeisureServices Manager


We would be happy to have you back as the event was very well organised and the site was left in good condition.

I have booked you in for Sun 8th Sep 2019.

Best wishes


CountryParks & Sites Officer (North)

Shropshire Council

Event Photos

2020 Results

Please email sam@uktriathlon.co.uk for any result queries.

2019 Results

Entry Form

Shropshire Triathlon 2021


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