GO TRI Local - 50m swim, 1.5k bike, 650 run (or longer)

GO TRI Local Torbay

September 10, 2022
from 3:00 pm

Which race? See below..


GO TRI Local is ideal for people that are brand new to swim, bike and run and looking to take their first steps in a safe and enjoyable environment. Think of it as like Parkrun for Swim Bike Run. More experienced competitors are also welcome to take part.

GO TRI Local Torbay is normally on the first Saturday of every month. It’s a fully off road course that suitable for all ages & abilities. These opportunities are all about having fun and building your confidence. With the opportunities, we have set out the minimum distances for each element of the event. The bike and run elements are lapped, so you can do as much as or as little that want on the day. eg more experienced people can do a 150m swim, a 7.5K bike (5 laps of the velopark) and a 2k run which is 3 laps of our run course.

Children as young as 4 (provided they can swim 50m) can take part with a responsible adult taking part with them. To book children please read our FAQs further down this page first.

You start with a pool based swim, followed by a Velopark ride on smooth, flat tarmac and a flat parkland run.


What you get

  • Traffic Free course
  • Friendly safe environment
  • For children as young as 4 (with responsible adult taking part with them)
  • Timing & results provided
  • No upper age limit
  • Public liability insurance
  • Marked course
  • Entry just £5 per person



Minimum distances (go further if you like)
2 lengths 50m swim
1 laps 1.5k bike
1 lap 650m run
Age 4+ on 31 Dec 2022
Start Time: 3:00 pm
Arrive from 2.30 pm


Tristar 1 (the distance for ages 9-10 at our big events)
6 lengths 150m swim
2 laps 3k bike
2 lap 1.3k run
Age 9+ on 31 Dec 2022
Start Time: 3:00 pm
Arrive from 2.30 pm


Max distance
8 lengths 200m swim
5 laps 7.5k bike
3 lap 2km run
Age 11+ on 31 Dec 2022
Start Time: 3:00 pm
Arrive from 2.30 pm



There is plenty of parking in the Leisure Centre car park but you do need to pay for it! See


There is some free parking available starting a few hundred metres from the Leisure Centre.


Do I need to be a good swimmer or biker or runner to take part?

Absolutely not. You can swim as little as 50m or as much as 200m. You can even stop for a breather if you need to & breast stroke, front crawl and even doggy paddle are all fine. It's just back stroke that isn't permitted. Similarly on the bike leg you'll find the smooth, flat tarmac very easy to ride on. And the run is also flat with enough time to walk round if you prefer.

How do I book my children onto GO TRI Local?

We have to use the British Triathlon booking system for GO TRI Local It doesn't currently have a 'basket' system but you can book on multiple people using the same email address and password. See GO TRI Booking FAQ for more details

Is GO TRI Local every month?

Yes they are on the first Saturday of every month (except for May 2022 where we had to move it forward a week due to a clash with a swimming gala. In the winter months we will probably switch the format to duathlon (run bike run) aquabike (swim/indoor bike) or aquathlon (swim/run). Here are first 12 confirmed dates. Event 1: Sat 2 April Event 2: Sat 30 April Event 3: Sat 4 June Event 4: Sat 2 Jul Event 5: Sat 6 Aug Event 6: Sat 3 Sep Event 7: Sat 1 Oct Event 8: Sat 5 Nov Event 9: Sat 3 Dec Event 10: Sat 7 Jan Event 11: Sat 4 Feb Event 12: Sat 4 Mar

Are GO TRI local events timed?

We are planning to time the first one & hope to continue. We will provide an overall time only. However you are also very welcome to time yourself using a watch.

What kit do I need for GO TRI local?

  • Trainers
  • Shorts/Leggings
  • T-Shirt or top
  • Water bottle
  • Towel


  • 1 or 2 piece costume for ladies
  • Trunks or shorts for men
  • A wetsuit if your swim is open water
  • Don't forget your goggles!


  • Bike* (any bike will do)
  • Helmet
  • * If this GO TRI activity uses spin bikes, you don't need to bring your own bike *


  • All you need is a pair of trainers




Torbay Velopark, Penwill Way, Paignton, TQ4 5JR

Thanks for providing such a well organised and marshalled event. It was our first and we will most definitely be back
Joanne Griffiths

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