Rugged Races Update

We're excited to let you know that the 4th May Open Water Swim & Swim Run Carnival will now take place on Sunday 8th September. It's with regret that we've had to cancel the 13th July Sonning Triathlon for now. We're expecting our second child in June ;-) and want to put 100% into delivering awesome races for you all. Check out our Go Tri races below which are still all going ahead!

Go Tri Beginner Triathlons  

This season we return with our popular beginner pool based triathlons near Oxford at The Park Club Milton. Enter one as a taster or the whole series and try to improve each time. Suitable for novices just getting into triathlon for the first time aged 15+. These are also great races to warm up for other races such as the Blenheim/Thame/Wantage Triathlons to practice your transitions and running off the bike! To keep the costs down (£15 per race) rather than chip timing, your total finish time will be given or can time your own splits on your fancy watch!

Race Distances

You don't have to be super fit! The race distances are be very achievable for all fitness levels and abilities: 

200m Pool Swim (20 m pool 1m depth both ends)

11k Bike (on tarmac quiet rural open roads)

3k Run (mixed terrain with pavement and trails through beautiful countryside

2019 Race Dates 3.30pm start
Beginner Tri Skills Days

Sunday 28th April 2019

Sunday 26th May 2019

Sunday 23rd June 2019

Entries close when we're full or 24 hours before the event, please book early to avoid disappointment!

Did you know we offer very popular small group Triathlon Skills Days for beginners? These cover everything you need to know about how to complete your first race. 2019 dates are Sundays 21st April & 19th May 7am-12pm. Book early.


These events cannot run without volunteers! We're extremely grateful to any family members or friends that could lend a hand for 2 hours on the day, plus they will have a prime spot to see you racing and cheer you on!! Please send your volunteers' name and email address to Any volunteers will be offered a free place for themselves or yourself in a subsequent Go Tri race.

Go Tri Suggested Kit List

Swimming Costume/Trunks/Tri Suit

Googles (FREE swimming hat will be given)

Bike (Any bike will do, it doesn't have to be a super duper expensive one!)

Puncture repair kit

Helmet (Essential)


Cycle shoes or trainers to cycle in

Shorts to cycle in (or stay in your trisuit after the swim)

Vest/T-shirt to run in

Windproof jacket to cycle/run in just incase we have very British weather!

Running trainers (or stay in the ones you cycled in)

Visor/sun hat (wishful thinking)

Suncream (ditto)

Watch to time your own splits (the race is not chip timed, only overall cumulative time will be given)

Swim 10 x 20m lengths = 200m
Bike 2 x 5.5k laps (anticlockwise) = 11km
Run 1 x 3km lap road & trail

Company Number 9496011 

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