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Ultimate Triathlon

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Date: Sunday 30th June 2024
Venue: The Mere, Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0PA
Swim: Lake: (Freshwater Spring Mere)
Starts From: 6:30am
Distances: 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile cycle - 26.2 mile run
Minimum Age: 18 Years (on race day)

Entry type:


Relay Team (2 or 3 in a team)


Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information 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

The UK Ultimate Triathlon is like it says, the ultimate triathlon challenge. Prepare for an unforgettable adventure that pushes your limits and rewards you with indescribable triumph.

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary journey where iron-willed athletes from across the UK converge to conquer the ultimate test of endurance. The UK Ultimate Triathlon at Ellesmere is not for the faint of heart; it's a fusion of sheer determination, unyielding discipline, and unbreakable spirits.

Are you ready to rise to the challenge? Join us!


  • One of the fastest 'iron distance races' in the country
  • Freshwater multi-lap swim in the freshwater Mere.
  • Picturesque countryside cycle routes through parts of Wales and Shropshire
  • Fully tarmac run routes with closed to traffic roads and pathways
  • Swim start, transition & run finish all within a stone's throw of each other
  • Spectator friendly venue, great for supporting friends and family
  • Includes finishers medal and official race T-shirt
  • Award winning venue


If the long distance UK Ultimate Triathlon is not for you then the UK Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon, Ultimate Olympic or the Ultimate Sprint could be what you are looking for.

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Don't want to go it alone?
Take part as a relay team of 2 or 3 and share the challenge of swim, bike and run!
We just need the team captain's info to complete an entry form and your team is good to go!
Limited number of places - Secure Yours NOW!

Start Times & Cut Off Times

All competitors for the Ultimate will start at 06:30

The cut off times for the Ultimate Triathlon and Relay are as follows:

Swim: 2 hours 15 minutes after start time

Bike: 10 hours 30 minutes after start time

Run: 17 hours after start time

Course Maps

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

Ultimate Triathlon - Site Layout

Ultimate Triathlon - Swim Course

Ultimate Bike Start/Finish

Cycle 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.

Lapped course, 4 laps for the full distance.


Run Course

Event Photos

Previous year’s Results


Feedback on RaceCheck.com - Click Here

Most memorable race I have ever participated in

The ultimate triathlon uk - an utterly amazing experience that I will never forget ! A massive thank you to all the team who supported me throughout- I would not have crossed that finish line without them . This event will will change your life - go on and get out there and have a go !!!! Thanks team

Jane Briggs #10

I just wanted to say, what an event you guys put on! I really can't thank all the marshals and helpers enough for making the UK Ultimate the event the highlight of my triathlon career so far. The helpfulness and sheer enthusiasm of each and every person, who stood for hours in the hot sun handing out drinks and directing traffic really helped me to complete my first Iron distance event.

I can still hear the cheers and shouts of encouragement now!

If anyone deserves a medal, it's these guys. I really can't thank you all for an incredible event and I'll be back for certain!


Neil Dallywater #35

I've just completed the 2018 Ultimate. What a fantastic event from start to finish. The things I loved about today's event would be far too long to list here. But I would like to make a special mention for the marshals. They can make or break and event and today they were exceptional.

For anyone thinking of doing a triathlon, this is the one. Stunning location, great course, excellent organisation, the best marshals in the business. Everything to love.

Mark Lysons #66

Having previously done an Ironman branded event, this was the complete opposite. It was so laid back,relaxed and really catered well for first timers. All possible questions were answered during the race briefing and everyone on site that day - marshals,volunteers and participants all had a real sense of team spirit and you could feel each one wishing you well and wanting you to succeed.

The swim was ace. Great lake, shallow, clean, warm and easy to navigate.

The bike course was the only real downside of this event. The first half was lovely windy country roads which were good to cycle on. The second half as you headed back into Whitchurch has some appalling road surfaces, roundabouts to navigate and very fast moving traffic shooting past.One aid station was on a hill - not easy to grab a drink! The second was on a tight bend so again, not easy to use.

The run course was a mixture of trails around the lake, across the grass and down a road. Apart from it being too hot and no shade (not the organisers fault we actually had a sunny day!) the run course was good and pretty flat.

I think were were some issues with timing as it has taken 5 days to get my results though, and my transition times are mixed in with my swim and bike so I don't actually know what my accurate splits were. This is however a few minor downside on what was a great day and a big achievement.

I would 100% recommend this triathlon despite its few flaws with the bike route. That is made up for by the helpfulness of every single marshal met and the overall experience of the day.

Cheaper than an Ironman branded event and a great experience -if you are going for a long distance tri then I recommend this one.

Becky Brown #11

Entry Form

Ultimate Triathlon 2024


(Price per race entry or per relay team)

The price will adjust automatically when event is selected.

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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Wetsuit Use

We will be taking a water temperature Sunday Morning.

We advise that all competitors bring their wetsuit as well as suitable swim attire.

a.) The use of wetsuits is forbidden or mandatory if the following combinations of distance and water temperature are attained:

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If you are not local to the event and are planning to book accommodation please take a look at our places to stay information and map of the area.

Also available are camping and/or caravan venues with full facilities at

Bradley Hall Rural Escapes (Glamping Pods)

Abbey Green Farm

Green Lane Caravan Park

Bramblewood Caravan Park

Mile Bank Farm

Roden View

Hadley Park Whitchurch

Sunny Oak Caravan Park