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THE COTSWOLD TRIATHLON - most popular open water sprint tri in the South West.

9 September 2018 from 7.55am

750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run and Relay (minimum age 17 as at 31/12/18)

or 400m swim, 20km bike, 2.5km run (minimum age 15 as at 31/12/18)

Chip Timing, Free Parking, Performance T-shirt and Medal, Secure Transition, Fast Flat Course, Free Seminar

Sorry event FULL and waiting list closed.

2018 Race Information/Maps are available by clicking here - This information is important!



For the twentieth year the very popular Cotswold Triathlon returns to The Cotswold Country Park, part of Britain's largest water park; the Cotswold Water Park. The Waterland lake is usually used for swimming, canoeing, wind surfing and fishing. It is set in a beautifully landscaped area which has a children's beach and play areas, a beach front café, volleyball courts and BBQ/picnic areas; a brilliant venue to bring all the family. There will be a trade village and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, a Performance T-shirt and swim hat for all starters, Chip Timing and finish line screen, finish medal and race photos. Once again awarded South West Regional Champs.


Cotswold Country Park, The Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester GL7 6DF - two miles from the A419 (between Swindon and Cirencester) and easily accessed from both M4 and M5 motorways. Entry fee to events include free parking on Saturday for registration. Sunday morning parking £2 per car - usually £12 per car.

Map Of Area is available here


A one-lap lake swim in clear water is followed by a fairly flat, one lap ride on quiet country roads before departing for a two lap, traffic free run on paths around the lake (The Novice/Youth event is one lap). The event and its venue are ideal for those moving from pool swim events to open water and provide a great stepping-stone to the Standard distance.

To download a printable cycle course map (Adobe Acrobat format) please click this link.


There will be prizes for the top finisher in each five-year age group, and first Relay Team. Prizes are also awarded for first male and female overall and first youths in the Novice Event. Elite wave 1st £120, 2nd £110, third £100 male and female. Also Regional Prizes for Triathlon England South West Members in every five year age group from 20 to 75+ in the Sprint Event.


Chip Timing and finish Line screen. All results will be posted on this website immediately after the event.


Camping will be 300m from swim start at Go-By-Cycle. This is a registered campsite with toilet and shower facilities within the site and some electrical hook-ups. To Book call 01285 862152 or go to:, phone Cotswold Tourism on 01285 654180 for local B&Bs and hotels.

Wetsuit Hire

There are several Wetsuit Hire Companies on the Internet that with hire suits out for all season or the weekend.


All our events operate under the rules of the British Triathlon Federation. To view the rules on non-drafting events please visit their website at:

Free Mini Triathlon Seminar

Saturday 3.30pm by Registration Marquee - Open Water Swim Tips and route explained by Shirley Yarde, Hawaii Ironman, World and European medallist, 4pm Transition Tips. Free of charge to all but those not competing will have to pay to park.


In the 20th Year of organising the Cotswold Triathlon, Tri Ferris Promotions have handed over the Cotswold Triathlons to some of the regular Crew who will be orgainsing all the Cotswold Triathlons and Duathlon as Total Promotions. Everything is and will be just the same as usual and Lorraine and Kevin are still involved but as part of the Crew. Ex international runner Debbie Gunning has taken over the main duties as Race Director for Total Promotions with the crew and standard of organisation the same as usual. Tri Ferris Promotions will still be organising the Big Cotswold Swims with Lorraine Ferris as Swim Director. "Having organised triathlons firstly with 220 magazine since 1989 and starting up Tri Ferris Promotions in 1999 I've decided to let some younger crew take charge so I can have a few more holidays! Thanks to everyone who has supported the Events over the years and the many volunteers - hope you have enjoyed as much as me. See you at the Cotswold Triathlon on 9th September as Total Promotions Crew or Big Cotswold Swim on 15th September as Tri Ferris Promotions. Keep Tri-Ing" Lorraine

2018 Start List available here

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Cats printers, Swindon

OTE Sports Nutrition
Runners Retreat
Smedley Wellness

Cotswold Country Park H4H
Triathlon England