Sri Chinmoy Try-a-Tri - 2022
"The perfect beginner's triathlon"
About the event
Our Try-a-Tri event is tailor-made for beginners, especially first-timers, at the sport of triathlon. With manageable "GO TRI" distances and the combination of a heated-pool swim and fairly flat bike and run courses, the Sri Chinmoy Try-a-Tri is a great way to get a taste of the UK's fastest growing endurance sport.
For 2022 we are running the event as part of our award-winning GO TRI series in partnership with British Triathlon and we have a new race venue - Tockington Manor School just north of Bristol. As well as having a wonderful 25m heated pool, Tockington Manor gives us access to a scenic bike route on mostly flat roads (many of which are designated cycle routes) and an easy run on the school sports field. GO TRI events are limited to 50 entrants and have a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for first-timers, so if you want to try a tri for the first time, this event is for you!
We are planning for a Covid-secure event so number pickup and briefing will all be outdoors, each wave of only 12 people will arrive at their designated time, stow their bikes and kit, grab their race numbers and be guided to the pool where only 3 swimmers will be in each 25m lane and the start will be staggered to ensure social distancing. Transition will be set up to keep everyone distanced when racking their bike or completing their swim-to-bike transition.
Although it's a low-cost and low key event, this GO TRI event is a proper triathlon and entrants will have completed a genuine Tri when they cross the finish line!
To enter the race please visit British Triathlon Events (entries will open January 2022)
For photos of previous Try-a-Tri events take a look at our Races Gallery.
A video of the swim start at our Try-a-Tri so beginner triathletes can see how each "wave" is started.
Swim - 250m, Bike 10km, Run 3km
- 7.30 am
- £10 (+BTF & card fee)
- British Triathlon Federation
About the Triathlon
The 3 Stages
Swim - 250m - 10 lengths of Tockington Manor's lovely 25m indoor, heated pool. With only 3 in each lane at a time there is going to be plenty of space to swim at your own pace and we'll match people up in lanes with swimmers of similar speed to avoid too much overtaking. You can swim any frontal stroke - freestyle and breast-stroke are fine, but not backstroke. Nobody will judge your swim style, you just need to be able to complete the 10 lengths of 25m.
Bike - 10k - A varied route on minor roads without any climbs! Any type of bike, provided it's safe and roadworthy, can be used. Our course is 2 loops of approx 5km, with a total ascent of less than 50m across the whole course - that's pretty flat!
Run - 3k - An easy course, 4 laps of Tockington Manor sports pitches. It's pretty flat and you can't get lost.
Youth entrants (anyone who will be aged 15+ at the end of the year in which the race takes place) are welcome, but the course is not suitable for younger triathletes (who are not permitted to compete on public roads). We regret that the course is not suitable for para-tri competitors due to pool access and run course constraints.
This event is held under British Triathlon Rules (with the usual relaxations of these in line with GO TRI standards)
Any questions? We're happy to help! email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link below for details of our other Multisport events in the Bristol area this year - some of which are designed to act as "stepping stones" to your first Tri:
Some words of inspiration.....
"The determination in your heroic effort
Will permeate your mind and heart
Even after your success or failure
Is long forgotten."
Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 98, Agni Press, 1983.
About the Organisers
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Serving the running community for over 40 years...
Team Founder Sri Chinmoy
A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...