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DISTANCES

Bowood House Triathlon is open to ages 9+ and all abilities, it's an ideal race for beginners and experienced athletes alike. 

Usually closed to the public for swimming, the course starts with a beginner-friendly, open water swim in Bowood lake, followed by a scenic bike course along completely closed roads. To finish off, you can enjoy an undulating run route taking in the beautiful scenery around the grounds of Bowood House including, the arboretum, the cascade, Hermit's Cave, and the historic Doric temple.

CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE

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SPRINT

750M SWIM / 21KM BIKE /

5KM RUN

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SUPER SPRINT

400M SWIM / 12KM BIKE /

2.5KM RUN

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TRI STARS

EVENT SERIES - DISTANCES VARY BY AGE GROUP

SPRINT

The Sprint distance triathlon is a great choice for first-timers looking for a challenge and more experienced athletes alike. The course starts with a fresh open water lake swim in the lower part of Bowood Estate. You will swim a 750m loop of the still waters between the clearly marked buoys in the lake. 

 

The cycle route consists of 7 laps of the cycle course. You will ride 21km and will loop around the grounds past Bowood Golf Course, Osprey Farm, and including Lord Lansdowne’s' private driveway, which is inhabited with game fowl.

 

To finish, you will head out onto a scenic 5km run taking in 2 laps around the gardens passing the cascade and Doric temple. 

USEFUL INFORMATION:

 

The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by Triathlon England.

A copy of the Triathlon England rulebook can be found here

SWIM COURSE

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BIKE COURSE (click to open in Strava)

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RUN COURSE (click to open in Strava)

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SUPER SPRINT

The Super Sprint distance triathlon is the perfect even for first-timers. The course starts with a fresh open water lake swim in the lower part of Bowood Estate. You will swim a 400m loop of the still waters between the clearly marked buoys in the lake. 

 

The cycle route consists of 4 laps of the cycle course. You will ride 12km and will loop around the grounds past Bowood Golf Course, Osprey Farm, and including Lord Lansdowne’s' private driveway, which is inhabited with game fowl.

To finish, you will head out onto a scenic 2.5km run around the gardens passing the cascade and Doric temple. 

USEFUL INFORMATION:

 

The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by Triathlon England.

A copy of the Triathlon England rulebook can be found here

SWIM COURSE

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BIKE COURSE (click to open in Strava)

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RUN COURSE (click to open in Strava)

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USEFUL INFO

Find everything you need to know about race day including event registration, facilities and how to get there.

FAQ'S

Have a question about Bowood House Triathlon? Read our detailed FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions.