Get Ready

Preparing for your first event doesn’t need to be a daunting experience, the information on this page will help guide you in your preparations so you can be confident when you get to the start line and be ready to enjoy the race!

If looking for your first triathlon, the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham offers a great options for beginners with the short distanced, fun and friendly GO TRI event, and if you’re not ready for the entire triathlon challenge and only want to take on a swim, bike or a run, then grab two friends and form a relay team and get the full experience for a third of the effort in the Sprint Relay. You can find out more about the '9 simple stage to race day' with our event guide.


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Local beginner training sessions

#MixItUp - Getting ready with GO TRI

There is a host of different ways you can #MixItUp with GO TRI in the lead up to the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham with local sessions and multisport events.

Open Water Triathlon Sessions

Parklives GO TRI Swim

The free open water swim sessions are a great introduction to your first time in open water and a great way to get involved and progress as the weeks go on.

  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 16th June 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Saturday 30th June 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Saturday 14th July 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Saturday 11th August 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

To book on to the sessions click here

Colwick Park

Starting in April, the Colwick Park open water swim centre offers that chance to swim in open water in a safe and friendly environment three times a week:

  • Saturday - 2pm - 5pm
  • Sunday - 9am - 12 noon
  • Wednesday - 6pm - 8pm

You can now also hire a wetsuit - subject to availability. - Visit open water swim centre


Cycling Skills

Harvey Hadden

Basic through to advanced cycling skills session for all abilities on closed road circuit. Session will be tailored for every level of cyclist/triathlete so all welcome.

  • Thursday 3rd May 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 14th June 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 12th July 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm

To book on to the sessions click here


Nottingham GO TRI events

Date Activity Location Booking info
28 April GO TRI Aquabike David Ross Sports Village, NG7 2RD Click Here
26 May GO TRI Aquathlon Colwick Country Park, NG4 2DW Click Here
26 May GO TRI Aquathon Ken Martin Leisure Centre, NG6 8AP Click Here
2 June GO TRI Active - Intro to Tri Rushcliffe Arena, NG2 7HY Click Here
7 June GO TRI Triathlon Victoria Embankment, NG2 2GR Click Here
10 June GO TRI Triathlon Kimberley Leisure Centre, NG16 2NJ Click Here
23 June GO TRI Aquathon Colwick Country Park, NG4 2DW Click Here
24 June GO TRI Family Aquathlon Bingham Leisure Centre, NG13 8BL Click Here
21 July GO TRI Aquathon Colwick Country Park, NG4 2DW Click Here


ParkLives Nottingham

ParkLives Nottingham will provide a wide range of sport and physical activities in some of Nottingham City’s award-winning parks, helping the community to get active. It doesn’t matter what your age, sex or ability, we aim to provide an activity for everyone to come and have a go. More importantly, everything is FREE! -

For more #MixItUp GO TRI activities visit the British Triathlon website here:


Event wetsuit and bike hire

The local organising committee have arranged a low cost option for wetsuit and bike hire. Prices are £5 for bike and £5 for wetsuit and can be purchased during event entry or by logging back into the Active entry system via your confirmation email. Bikes and wetsuits hired will be ready for collection at transition on race day. Please note helmets are not included and you will need to bring your own for the cycle.

If you have any further questions please email

What you need for your first triathlon