Woodhorn Museum Triathlon 2018

Woodhorn Museum Triathlon 2018

Information and registration

15 July 2018

British Triathlon Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships

Woodhorn Museum Triathlon

British Triathlon Federation Woodhorn Museum

15th July 2018

Woodhorn Museum, QE2 Country Park, Ashington
Northumberland NE63 9YF

Sprint Triathlon
SPRINT Individual Home Nations Member £ 52.00
SPRINT Individual Non Home Nations Member £ 57.00
SPRINT Relay Team Home Nations Members or Non Home Nations Members £ 57.00
  • The entry fee for Non Home Nations Members includes £5 to cover Triathlon England Day Membership.
  • All Home Nations Members must present their Race Licences at Registration or pay a £5 Day Membersfip fee (not applicable to Relay Teams).

This perennial favourite is held at Woodhorn Museum in the QE2 Country Park which boasts a 16-hectare lake surrounded by developing woodland and open grasslands. Woodhorn Museum is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and has a range of fantastic activities and exhibits for all the family.

On July 15th 2018 it will be host to the British Triathlon Age-Group Sprint Triathlon Championships. We expect this event to attract a top quality field and with a wide range experienced triathletes it will be fabulous. But if you are a first timer or new to the sport there’s no need to be concerned about entering. We look after everyone regardless and will be with you all the way around the course. It’s fun and accessible for all ages and abilities to take part in, and you can be assured that there will be plenty of other triathletes of a similar ability to you taking part. The swim will be in the warm, shallow, freshwater lake. The 'undulating' bike route will take you out towards Widdrington Village, before sweeping onto the coast road near Druridge Bay and then along to Cresswell village with some breath-taking views along the coast line. The run will be on the footpath that winds its way through the woodland and open grasslands that surround the lake and passes the finish at the end of each lap making this ideal for spectators to cheer everyone on to a great finish with a big smile. The Woodhorn Museum Triathlon is an ideal event for all abilities, and you should be guaranteed a great race.

The QE2 Country Park is situated approximately 14 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne and 1 mile north of Ashington and this is our 'home' for open water swim training in the summer months.

The Woodhorn Museum Triathlon is one of only a few events in the country to have attained the BTF 3 Star Mark of Quality. This is a great achievement for the team and we pride ourselves on this and our continuing efforts to improve the standard of events in the North East Region.

Please note the minimum age for the sprint distance is 15 years old on 31st December 2018. Please also note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2018) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration. The form can be downloaded from the event web page.

Please note that there will be no entries on the day.

Race for our Partner Charity in 2018

We're proud to be partnered by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, giving you the chance to take part in our top-quality events whilst raising money for a great cause. Anyone wishing to take part and raise funds for CLDF will receive 20% discount on entry fees. Whether you're new to multisport events or a seasoned triathlete and if you want to take part as an individual or as part of a relay team, sign up today and start your journey. Find out more about our charity partner here.

Event Details and Schedule

The Event Team wish you all the best in your preparations and look forward to meeting you on Sunday 15th July at Woodhorn Museum, immediately adjacent to the QE2 Country Park.

Pre-race competitor information will be emailed to all competitors in advance of the event but provisional information is noted below. Please refer to the event website for course details.


There is ample parking in and around the race venue. If you are parking at the Museum, the staff will direct you upon arrival. There is a car parking charge at the Museum (£5.00). This also allows you ‘All Day’ access to the exhibitions. Please have small change ready on arrival.

Registration Process

Race HQ and Registration will within the Museum grounds and will be clearly signed on the day. ALL competitors must present photographic identification at registration.

If you entered the event as a Home Nations member you must present your race licence at registration, or purchase a Day licence for £5 – no exceptions.

If you entered the event as a NON Home Nations Member, you will have already paid your day licence fee and an electronic day licence will be sent out with the pre-race competitor email. You won't need to print this off as we have all your entry details recorded.

Anyone aged 15 or 16 at 31st December 2018 must also bring a signed parental consent form, which is available to download and print from the event website.

Before heading to the registration desk, your ID will be checked and your hand will be marked with your race number. At the desk you will be given your race number, stickers for bike and helmet, swim cap, timing chip and T-shirt (if you opted to buy one).

The Course

Sprint Distance: Swim 750m- Bike 24km - Run 6.4km.

For course maps please see the event website www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk

Provisional Schedule Summary

  1. Registration opens at 06:30 and closes at 07:30 *
  2. Transition opens at 06:30 and closes just before race start.
  3. Race briefing is at 07:35 at Race HQ and will include an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions.
  4. Race starts at 08:00
  5. Presentations are from 10:15hrs

* Please note that registration will be open between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 14th July. You can register then to save time on the day. The swim course should also be in position on the Saturday, so if you would like to try the swim you can. You should be aware however that no safety cover will be in place at that time.


British Triathlon shall provide a full schedule of British Triathlon awards to be presented at the Event. Provisional results will be available immediately on the Results Base website and full and final results will be published on the event website and listed on tri247.com and other leading websites once all queries and corrections have been made.


Hot and cold food and drinks are available on the day at various stalls and at the Museum Café which is open to everyone.

No dogs at Woodhorn

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are NOT allowed in the fenced museum area - sorry. If you would like to understand why dogs are not allowed, please read policy here. It would be best to leave your dog at home.

Please respect this rule and don't bring dogs onto the grounds. It would be best to leave your dog at home.

Good luck with your race preparations, and the event team are all looking forward to welcoming you on the day.

Kind regards, VO2 Max Event Team

 Event information
15 July 2018
QE2 Country Park

Great Britain
Registration is closed
Starts at 08:00

Price per participant
Price £57.00
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