Upton Triathlon

& Duathlon

Saturday 12th July 2025

Sprint

Standard

Duathlon

Provisional Timetable - Subject to change

Overview

An open water swim triathlon in the glorious scenic area of Worcestershire.

Once complete, relax by camping the night and bask inyour glory by joining us for a party.

Aqua Bike = Swim and Bike (same distances)

Aquathlon = Swim and Run (same distances)

Sprint 750m, 21km, 5km

Standard 1500m, 42km, 10km

Duathlon = Run, Bike, Run.

directions

Directions

Upton is conveniently located - approximately 2.5 hours from West London, 45 minutes from Birmingham and 1 hour from Bristol.

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By road from the North

M5 Junction 7, A44 Worcester to next roundabout, then left & follow Worcester West to 2nd roundabout, left A38 to Tewkesbury for seven miles, turn right onto the A4104 to Upton and follow signs to the triathlon.

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By road from the South

M5 Junction 8, M50 to Junction 1, follow A38 Malvern, then at roundabouts follow A38 Worcester (A4104 Malvern), after 3 miles turn left onto the A4104 to Upton and follow signs to the triathlon.

Camping

Camping and caravanning facilities will be available onsite on Fish Meadow, including hot showers and washbasins, water, toilets and refuse points. (No electricity points).

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This will be available on Friday and Saturday nights only for Β£12 per person (regardless of number of nights). Children under 12 are free. Please book in advance.

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For alternative listed accommodation in the immediate Upton area, please contact:

Upton Tourist Information Centre
4 High Street
Upton-upon-Severn

upton.tic@malvernhills.gov.uk

+44 (0)1684 594200

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Further information about Upton and the surrounding area can be found here:Β 

disciplines

The Swim

750M / 1500M

Open water swim in the River Severn. Dependant on your event will determine the distance you need to swim.

The river water is tested in line with BTF guidance. If the river is not safe to swim in, the race will become a duathlon (i.e. run/bike/run).Β  There will always be a risk of illness when swimming in open water. To minimise the risk competitors should wash hands before eating or drinking anything (including after handling your wetsuit), aim to swim away from the edges where the flow is greater and water quality better, ensure any wounds are covered with a waterproof dressing and try to avoid drinking any river water.Β Β 

The Bike

21.5KM / 40KM

The bike route follows wide open roads out in the countryside with a total 57m climbing in 1 lap. The standard distance is 2 laps.Β 

The Run

5km

A largely flat 5km circuit, approximately 4km on a private gravel farm track, 1km on a grass footpath.Β 

The standard distance is 2 laps.Β 

Sprint & 2nd run for duathlon: 5km; Standard: 10km.Β Β 

The first run stage of the duathlon will be 2.5km of the same course.Β Β 


Duathlon Runs

2.5km

After a quick change you are on the run, nothing too steep, nothing too flat, mixed terrain,Β  but most trainers will be suited to this environment.Β  Follow the signs and obey the marshals instructions and you will be through the finish to collect your medal.

transitionΒ 

The 4th discipline...

Here are some tips to make race day a little bit smoother.

1) Layout your kit in the order you need it. (Always put helmet on first!)

2) What row are you in?

3) Make a note of how far you are from "swim in", walk the route and count the steps, it will help you remember your racking slot when you come out of the water.Β 

4) Look for landmarks (Flags, kiosks, trees) level with your space to give a visual reference to where your spot is. (once you get near you should see the bike and your towel.

5) Don't panic, slow is smooth, smooth is fast!

By doing the above you can save minutes off your time, practice putting your kit on and off, it will make you efficient come race day!

Event video