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Shropshire Triathlon

Fast becoming one of the UK's favourite races.

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Date: Sunday 8th September 2024
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

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

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For more information, see the sections below:

The Event

  • Registration, swim start, transition, and finish line are all within a stone's 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
  • 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.

The Mere in Ellesmere was awarded the Green Flag Award for eight years 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...

For further information about Ellesmere visit www.ellesmere.info


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)


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!

Race Day Information 2023

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

Course Maps

Shropshire Arena Map

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Shropshire Olympic sprint swim course.jpg



78km Middle Distance Course for the Shropshire Triathlon.

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

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.


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.


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.

2023 Results

We are sorry for the delay with the results for the Shropshire Triathlon and we appreciate your patience.

There was a technical issue on race day and the Timing Company are currently correlating with backup timing to ensure correct results are published. 

Please only email queries to results@uktriathlon.co.uk when the full results are posted.

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

Entry Form

Discount already applied below


Was £99 now £89 (Sprint Individual) 
Was £114 now £104 (Sprint Relay)
Was £105 now £95 (Olympic Individual)
Was £119 now £109 (Olympic Relay) 


Middle Distance OFFERS

Was £219 now £179

Was £199  now £159

Shropshire Triathlon 2024


(Price per race entry or per relay team)

Please select your race from the drop down list below. The price will adjust automatically.

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Transgender policy
Only people who are female sex at birth are eligible to compete in the Female category.
All individuals including transgender people are eligible to compete in the Open category. Responses to this question will enable us to allocate competitors into the correct race category as required under the British Triathlon Transgender Policy effective 1 January 2023. This policy can be read here and provides more information regarding race categories and eligibility.
For any queries about the transgender policy, please email concern@britishtriathlon.org


Telephone Entry

If you would prefer to enter over the phone please call

01270 842800 and secure your place today!

(Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:00pm).


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