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Ultimate Triathlon

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Voted #2 in 220 Triathlon's "Top 10 Beginner Iron Races" Read More ...

If the long distance is not for you then the UK Ultimate 1/2 or UK Ultimate 1/4 may be...

Date: Sunday 12th June 2022
Venue: Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Swim: Lake: (Freshwater lake with no currents and no weed)
Starts From: 0700hrs
Distances: 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile cycle - 26.2 mile run
Minimum Age: 18 Years (on race day)

Entry type:


Relay Team entries.

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.


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!


For more information, see the sections below:

The Event

The UK Ultimate Triathlon is like it says, the ultimate triathlon challenge. This demanding and much sought after 'iron distance' event will return yet again to the beautiful Alderford Lake venue in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

If the long distance UK Ultimate Triathlon is not for you then the UK Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon or the Ultimate 1/4 Triathlon may be.

  • Probably the fastest 'iron distance' in the country
  • Freshwater multi-lap lake swim with Australian exit in between laps
  • Picturesque countryside cycle & run routes, ideal for PB's
  • Swim start, transition & run finish all within a stone's throw of each other
  • Fantastic picturesque venue with on-site facilities including showers, parking and lakeside cafe
  • Spectator friendly venue, great for supporting friends and family
  • Includes finishers medal and official race T-shirt

UK Triathlon Covid Safe Events

All UK Triathlon 2021 events

2020 brought the need for change in the way we run our events, in what could only be described as an exceptionally difficult year for all.

With six events safely & successfully delivered in 2020, we are confident we can fulfil our calendar of events in 2021.

We will continue to comply with social distancing and existing guidelines, following the format we delivered successfully last year.

Below you can read more detailed information on our current format and rest assured this will be amended/updated if/when necessary.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best with your training activities and look forward to welcoming you to an event soon.

Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.

Social Distancing
Can we please remind you it is each and every person's responsibility to social distance. The same will apply at all UK Triathlon events.

Start Format
Instead of mass starts throughout the day for open water events, each competitor will start at intervals, giving everyone their own individual start time and space. We run this format, very successfully, in all our pool-based triathlons and it works perfectly. Pool based events will also have slightly longer start intervals than usual between competitors.

At some events it may be necessary to ask that you don't unnecessarily bring spectators to help make social distancing easier for everyone.

Every competitor will be temperature checked before being allowed to register. Only two competitors will be allowed to register at a time. The queue for registration will be separated by ground markers to assure a minimum of 2 metre separation. We will provide a sanitising hand station which you must use before entering registration.

Hand Sanitising
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event.
Please sanitise before and after toilet use.

Race Brief
There will be a rolling live race brief at the poolside or lakeside. As competitors will start at regularly spaced intervals, this will prevent groups of people and a 2 metre distancing measure will be in operation.

Bike Course
Normal drafting rules apply.

Run Course
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.

Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter. When you have crossed the finish line, we ask you not to stay in that area for any longer than required. Drinks will be dispensed for you at the finish feed area, please move away as quickly as possible to allow other finishers through.

We will not operate our results screen at the event. Provisional results will be online at www.uktriathlon.co.uk later the same day.

Prize Presentation
Presentations will take place throughout the day, please observe 2 metre social distancing if attending the presentation.

Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton
If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.

Start Times & Cut Off Times

All competitors for the Ultimate will start at 07:00

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

Swim: 2 hours 30 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 - Main Arena
Ultimate Triathlon - Swim Course
Ultimate Triathlon - Bike Course Start/Finish


Cycle Course

UPDATE 26/05/2021

Due to crucial multi roadworks, out of our control, on the Ultimate Triathlon bike course.

The decision has been made, in the interest and safety of all competitors, to revert to our 2019 back 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.

Run Course


More information about your race

Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions on the day. Good luck and have a great day!

Click here - Race Day Information

You can use this information as a guide for your 2022 event. Full and up to date 2022 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

Event Photos


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


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.

Camping and/or Caravan available 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

Previous year’s Results

2021 Results

Please email sam@uktriathlon.co.uk for any result queries.

Entry Form

Ultimate Triathlon 2022

On Sale: £279.00 was £299.00

(Price per race entry or per relay team)

Please select your race from the drop down list below. The price will adjust automatically.

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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