Oldbury White Horse Sprint: Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon - Sunday 1st 09:00 - Sunday 1st May 2022 14:00

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Oldbury White Horse Sprint: Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon

Before you enter Oldbury White Horse Sprint: Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon

It is with deep regret that for a second year Oldbury White Horse Triathlon has been forced into a position to cancel due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Please note that this currently only affects the Adult event on Sunday 2nd May 2021. Full details here.



The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by Triathlon England and we are unable to override this.

Headphones including bone conductor headphones are not permitted to be used during this event. 

Your 250m swim time is required (excluding the duathlon) to ensure we can seed you in the correct wave possible. Please note due to the Smart Start System a slow swimmer is not guaranteed to be first and a fast swimmer is not guaranteed to be last.

Oldbury White Horse Sprint: Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon has been taken offline by the event organiser. For further information please contact the event organiser directly.

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About Oldbury White Horse Sprint: Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon

Entries will be open between 1st February 2021 (midnight) - 28th April 2021 (12:00), unless full prior to this.

This event has been a sell out since 2017 with many disappointed athletes not getting a space.

Course Records - 400m swim course

Triathlon Men: Luke Campbell, LPS Events (2019) 00:55:50

Triathlon Women: Laura Fenwick, Oxford University Triathlon Club (2019) 01:04:35

Duathlon Men: Adam Whittaker, Salt & Sham CC (2019) 01:11:02

Duathlon Women: Caroline Partner, Basingstoke Tri Squad (2019) 01:36:30

Aquabike Men: John Tredgett, RAF Triathlon (2018) 00:41:51

Aquabike Women: Tamsin Evans, Abingdon Vale Triathlon Club (2018) 00:48:21

Aquathlon Men: Ben Rawlins, Yate Tristars (2018) 00:24:56

Aquathlon Women: Felicity Rose, AVTC (2018) 00:31:27


Triathlon: 250 m Swim (Pool), 20 km Cycle (Road), 5 km Run (Road)

Duathlon: 5 km Run (Road), 20 km Cycle (Road), 5 km Run (Road)

Aquabike: 250 m Swim (Pool), 20 km Cycle (Road), 300 m Run (Grass)

Aquathlon: 250 m Swim (Pool), 5 km Run (Road)

Due to the necessary Coronavirus measured implemented at this event, the only way we can make this work is to reduce the swim distance from 400m to 250m for a smooth processing of athletes in a COVID secure manor. 

Smart Start System (snaked version)

After two successful years of this being implemented into our children's event, we will be introducing this into our 2021 Adults event.. The Smart Start System works by adding a swimmer into the pool every 15-30 seconds, depending on your swim speed. This prevents congestion and also allows you to have a better swim as those in front of you have settled into their pace so there is no scrapping for the lead. 

This smart start system will be implemented with a snake style swim course, where each swimmer will swim up and down the lane, duck under the lane rope, and continue in each lane until they exit the pool.

More importantly, this start method guarantees you start your race on the time in which you are given, no delays. Read more about our Smart Start System here. Read our visual race briefing here.

Start Times - Provisional

We will be working on a rolling start from 09:00. 

Sponsorship & Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Salvation Army: Recycles Swindon. 

As a social enterprise we create opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness to turn their lives around, recognise their full potential, learn and develop enabling them to transform their own lives. 

Creating new social networks and shared targets for the future, we develop a purpose in which we can work together to achieve an exciting and sustainable future for the business and the individual. 

Through work experience, confidence building, social activities, qualifications and skills development. Our social enterprises equip people to move forward into independent living and further opportunities within the community. 

Our team of volunteers have experienced homelessness and are ready to support others to turn their lives around.

The Sandwich People & Recycles provides the opportunity to get involved in running a small business and gain valuable work experience in a safe environment.

For more information on The Salvation Army: Recycles Swindon visit their website here

Event Course

An interactive map of the course can be found via Strava. 

Bike course here.

Run course here.

The swim will take place in the swimming pool of Calne Leisure Centre. This will be 10 lengths of a 25-metre pool. You will start and finish at the shallow end, where you will exit through the door on the far side. Transition will be located on the playing fields just outside; you will have approximately 150 metres to your bike. The cycle route is an out and back 20km route which takes a steady climb out past Oldbury (Cherhill) White Horse with some fantastic scenery. You will come back into transition where you can quick change your shoes and drop your bike off, before heading on a 50:50 grass & tarmac out and back 5km run. As you come back into the grounds, you will finish on the spectator friendly cricket strip.

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection

You will be able to register for the event and pick up any race numbers before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. Race registration will be open between 08:15 and 12:00 on the day. All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition and on poolside. Due to the coronavirus measures in place, please do not arrive to registration more than 01 hour and 00 minutes prior to your start time. 


Ample parking is available at Calne Leisure Centre. An overflow car park will be available on the school tennis courts, please do not park along the entrance road.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4. 

Salisbury - 0hr 55

Cardiff - 1hr 15

London - 1hr 55

Birmingham - 1hr 55

Exeter - 1hr 55


South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.


LPS Food will be serving food and drink at Oldbury White Horse Triathlon Events with a range of snacks. 


Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Post Event

No presentations will take place at this event. Podiums and category awards will be posted out on following the event. 

Winners awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall.

Categories will be awarded to the 1st in the triathlon event for the following male and female categories: D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q. In addition we will award the first in the vet 40+ and vet 60+ categories for the duathlon, aquabike and aquathlon events.

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Online Entry

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted.

A copy of the Triathlon England rulebook can be found here

We will have a Triathlon England Race Technical Official on the day of the event. In addition we will have a motorcycle official. 

Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.

The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by Triathlon England and we are unable to override this.

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive electronic split times for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2021 Oldbury White Horse Sprint Triathlon.

Event Cancellation

As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible. 

Venue Information 

The redevelopment at Calne Leisure Centre has been completed, there may be some changes to previous years with the race day registration location but this will be provided in the lead up to the event. For those of you who have raced here previously, the building and its facilities have had a major uplift. 

Calne Leisure Centre lies in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It has fantastic and well-equipped changing and sports facilities, which include a 25m swimming pool, ideal for triathlon training. 

Suitable access to the sports grounds, direct from poolside, allows a great transition from swim to bike. The cycle leg takes you past Oldbury White Horse, one of the oldest in Wiltshire. Both the cycle and run route are out and back on a competitive friendly and fast course, which make it suitable for both seasoned athletes and complete beginners.

The Oldbury White Horse children’s triathlon events take place on the sports grounds making this very safe (traffic free) for children and ideal for family spectating.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance multi sport events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be mixing disciplines, we recommend that you train this way by combining your sessions back to back, especially your bike to run. This will make your triathlon experience much more enjoyable.

Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.


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