Which race? See below..
We’re hopinghte Tavistock Triathlon will be back in 2025. It uses the amazing Olympic legacy 50m pool at Mount Kelly. It’s not just 50m’s long but has three meter lanes! We also use the 25m pool next door for our mini tri for ages 5-7 (they swim one length)
The bike is on quiet rolling roads & the final run uses the old railway line.
The transition area & Tristars bike & run routes are in the stunning grounds of Mount Kelly College. The bike & run courses are mainly on grass around the grounds.
What you get
- Finishers medals for all + podium prizes
- British Triathlon permitted*
- Silicone swim hats on request (see Sustainability)
- Event photographs*
- Secure transition
- Numbered racking
- Toilets & showers
- Professional First Aid
- Public Liability Insurance
* photos free with Sportiva Events logo at social media resolution. Hi-res downloads with no watermark & prints are available for an additional charge
AQUATHLON (SWIM RUN)
AQUABIKE (SWIM BIKE)
SWIM BIKE RUN (Triathlon)
TS Start & TRI 9-10
There are two areas to park. The first is just past the school (approaching from Tavistock) on the right. We recommend you download the free what3words app & use this link to take you there – https://w3w.co/sudden.fills.lend
The second area is the prep school car park. It’s just a few minutes walk from transition. However it is also a few minutes drive as you have to go the long way round by car. The prep school operates a one way system there so make sure you enter by the rear entrance at what3words location – https://w3w.co/stones.above.hears
Please do not park in the small swimming pool car park as it’s reserved for marshals who will be out on the bike & run courses.
Medals & Awards
Medals for all finishers + special podium medals for top 3 male & female in all Tristar Categories plus Sprint, Standard & Go Tri.
For standard & sprint we will offer special medals for Top 3 male & female overall, Vet 40, Vet 50 & Vet 60.
How environmentally friendly are you?
Will there be timing chips at your triathlons?
Do I need to be a member of a club to enter?
My kid(s) want to try triathlon. How do they get started?
Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?
Can I alter my registration between races on the same day (eg switch from the Sprint to the Supersprint triathlon)
How do age categories work and what is the minimum age to compete?
For events on open roads the minimum age is 15 or 17 for the longer Standard/Olympic distance events. However for our Pool-based triathlons the minimum age is 8 by 31st Dec in the year of competition or 5 for the Torbay Triathlons. And at our Donut Duathlon we have a mini duathlon with a bike or scoot followed by a run for children aged 3-7.
Just to confuse matters England Athletics (under whose rules we run most of our running events) use age on the day of the race instead of age at the end of the year.
Here is a summary of all the age groups (all ages are on 31st Dec of year of competition). Distances increase as children progress through TriStar. On our registration form just choose Tristar or Novice & you'll be automatically allocated to the correct category. The Novice events are aimed at children who are less confident swimmers or trying triathlon for the first time.
Mini Duathlon ages 3-7 (only at our Donut Duathlon)
Mini Tri age 5, 6 & 7 (only at our Tavistock & Torbay Triathlons)
Tristar Start aged 8 (includes 8 year old novices)
Tristar 1 - aged 9-10
Tristar 2 - aged 11-12
Tristar 3 - aged 13-14
Youth - aged 15-16
Junior - aged 17-19
Novice 1 - aged 9-10 (same distances as Tristar Start)
Novice 2 - aged 11-14 (same distances as Tristar 2)
Senior - aged 20-39
Vet 40 - aged 40-49
Vet 50 - aged 50-59
Vet 60 - aged 60-69
Vet 70 - aged 70+
What special kit do I need?
For our pool based triathlons you need
For our Open Water Triathlons
Other recommended kit
Are your events British Triathlon affiliated & do I need a day membership?