Saffron Walden Sprint Triathlon - WT18


  • Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
  • 06. May, 2018
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  • 28.4 Km

28.4 Km Short
0.4 Km
23 Km
5 Km

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Saffron Walden Sprint Triathlon - WT18

400M Swim, 23KM Cycle, 5KM Run

The event is based at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre, Saffron Walden and is a pool based swim with competitors setting off in waves 5 minutes apart, followed by a 23 km undulating bike ride on predominantly minor roads. The 5k Run is then off-road on a mix of farm and park land.

Prizes will be given for the Overall Winner and Runner-up, Male & Female and for the Age Group Winners, Male & Female and for the Overall Relay Winners. Results will be available on our website shortly after the event.

Entry costs - £39 (BTF Member) / £42 (non-BTF Member) / Relay £60

£13 discount available to Junior category competitors (Between the ages of 16 to 18) plus an Early Bird discount of £5 for entries before 15th January.

Withdrawal Policy - Refunds up to 1st April, minus £10 administration fee.

Race instructions will be available on the WaldenTRI website and separately emailed to all competitors.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support - Saffron Auto's, Newdales, Kestrel Physiotherapy, Pete Thompson Personal Training and Yac Yak Personal Training


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Elspeth Goodspeed

Completed as a first timer in 2018


Lovely friendly event with hills!

Organisers & marshalled were very friendly, encouraging and accommodating. The bike ride is up & down through lovely countryside with 1 compulsory foot down junction. I was held up here waiting to cross & wonder whether the organisers might consider making this junction a dead zone for timing in future. The run starts with an uphill & there's another one later. The track is narrow in places but there is just enough room to pass people coming the other way without being stung by nettles! Overall, a lovely early season event.






Posted on 12.05.18

Emma Deary

Completed as a first timer in 2017


Great local event

A great atmosphere and local event. Well run. The only problems were with the start times, taking over 3hrs from the first person to start to the last but that is due to it being pool based.

Posted on 01.05.17

Dave Shoulders

Completed as a first timer in 2017


Really good but challanging course

First time visit in 2017 and definitely will return. The swim is a nice quick pool, the bike leg is a ride of two halfs the first half harder than the rear . Only thing which would improve for non locals is a warming sign for 400m to the end as its a few quick turns to finish, to getting feet out of shoes is hard ready for dismount

Run route, wow it was cross country and challanging with 2 long climbs but a fair test to all

 Would recommend this to others


Posted on 30.04.17

Melonie Evans

Completed in 2017



Second time I've taken part in this event.  Brilliant event friendly and we'll organised.  Very welcoming to other clubs.  Will definitely return for a third year 

Posted on 30.04.17

Ali Henning

Completed as a first timer in 2016


Great race for begginers

With a pool swim this sprint will be a great race for first timers, out onto the bike and it was a rolling course (legs definitly knew about the hills)  round some scenic but slightly rough country roads, the run course is defintly cross country with a couple of testing hills. Overall I would say its a great race but not 1 for Pb's or flat out racing!

Posted on 02.05.16

Melonie Evans

Completed as a first timer in 2016



Was part of a relay team for this event.  Absolutely loved it.  Brilliantly organised well marshalled so so friendly.  Hopefully we'll be back next year with more club members.  And we had the added bonus of superb weather and two age cat winners!  Well done Walden Tri 

Posted on 01.05.16