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Unfortunately due to the restrictions last Friday (31 July), Cheshire East Council have withdrawn the use of their facilities for the Cheshire & North West Triathlons. We have therefore moved the event to Alderford in Whitchurch, just a 15 minute drive from Nantwich.

The Triathlon and Kids Duathlon will now take place there on Saturday 19th September, both on the same day. The Triathlon will start from 0800hrs with individual start times for each competitor as normal and the Kids Duathlon from 1300hrs also as normal.

North West Triathlon @ Alderford 

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Date: Saturday 19 September 2020
Venue: Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Swim: Freshwater lake
Starts from: From 0800hrs
Sprint Distance: 500m swim - 20K cycle - 5k run
Team Relay: 500m swim - 20K cycle - 5k run
Super Sprint & Fun: 200m swim - 20K cycle - 2.5k run
Pink Wave & Relay: 200m swim - 20K cycle - 2.5k run
Minimum Age: 16 Years (on race day)
Entry fees from:

£64.95 Sprint & Super Sprint (non BTF)

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

For more information, see the sections below:

UK Triathlon Race Day Social Distancing

All UK Triathlon 2020 events whether swimming pool or open water swims

Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.

Social Distancing
It is each and every person's responsibility to social distance at 2 metres where possible before, during and after the event.
Please make sure your spectators are aware of and abide by the 2 metre distance rule.

Hand Sanitising
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event.
Please sanitise before and after toilet use.

Please allow more time than normal to register. You must register yourself. You cannot have anyone register for you. Only one competitor will be allowed to register at a time (except relay teams who must register together).

Please queue at a 2 metre separation. Hand sanitise before entering. Every competitor will be temperature checked with a digital thermometer before registering.

Each competitor has their own numbered racking position. Rack only there and with your race number facing you.

Race Brief
There will be a short race brief shortly before each event starts from the finish line stage which will be announced over the PA system on the day.

Start Format Lake Swim
Competitors will each have their own individual start time and be started at the edge of the lake at 10 second intervals.
You can only do your warm up on dry land.

Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.


Start Format Pool Swim

Competitors will each have their own individual start time at 30 second intervals.

Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.

Bike Course
Normal drafting rules apply.

Run Course
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.

Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter.

Please do not bring unnecessary spectators if possible.

Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton
If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.

The Event

The 2020 North West Triathlon will be held at Alderford in Whitchurch and offers a spectator friendly venue for supporting family or friends and a fun and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed.

  • Spring-fed freshwater lake swim with no current
  • Shropshire countryside bike course
  • Grass run course around the lake
  • Fanatic venue with activities & facilities for the whole family
  • 2020 finishers medal awarded at the finish line

This popular outdoor swimming venue has been safely re-opened for swimming since 25th May as well as offering other open water activities for all the family. This spring-fed freshwater venue has excellent water quality and no current so why not make a family day of it. Competitors can swim in the afternoon after the race free of charge. Non competitors can join in at a cost of £5 for adults and £3 for children.

There will be no parking fee, only the normal small entrance fee to the venue for spectators - adults £1, children 50p, under 3's free.

Helpful Information

It's a lake, do I have to wear a wetsuit? No, wetsuits are optional.
Can I use a tow float if I want a break in the swim? Yes
Swim course? You will start at timed intervals just like Nantwich Outdoor Pool. The course will be clearly marked out with inflatable buoys. Click Here for Swim Course
Where is the bike course? Click Here for Bike Course
Where is the run course?Click Here for Run Course


At the North West Triathlon our “Fun” and “Sprint” distances are very popular with first timers and beginners, with short achievable distances that still offer a challenge.

Our fun & friendly events are open to everyone and an ideal introduction for beginners to the sport of triathlon. The North West Triathlon offers a supportive environment, with cheering crowds and a fun & relaxed atmosphere meaning everyone enjoys the day, competitors and friends & family alike.

We can offer lots of support and online beginners advice to help make your Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you. As well as a great atmosphere, you are sure to gain a special sense of achievement as you cross the finish line to receive that all important “finishers” medal and confirmation the end result was worth every bit of hard work!

More information about your race

Please take some time to read all the event information when you receive it, it will make for a far more enjoyable day for you and reduce the need to ask questions. Good luck and have a great day!

Race Information 2020

Full and up to date 2020 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event. WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

The North West Pink Wave

Women Swimming, Cycling and Running to Beat Cancer

We want to encourage more women to have a go! Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer.

UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

Open to all women who want to take part. All abilities welcome. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

We can offer you lots of help and advice to help make your Pink Wave Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you!

UK Triathlon will donate £10 from every Pink Wave entry to Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1089464) and Scotland (No. SC041666)

Course Maps


Thanks for making my Wife's dream come true!

Great event and superbly organised.

Best wishes to each and every one of you.


Please can you pass on my thanks and appreciation to allof the the organisers and volunteers who made today's event such a super one.

It was my first triathlon and I really enjoyed it.

There was a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and allthe marshals and coordinators were just brilliant!I couldn't have wished for a better morning.

Thank you so much,

Yours sincerely, Jo Johnston

Hi to you all

Indeed a great day and thank you all. As this was my first Tri I didn't know what to expect, however, it was great. The organisation was absolutely first class and the event, at least for me, went without a hitch. Although the event was a great personal challenge to me, rather than putting me off, it has reinvigorated me and I am determined to enter events next year and as long as my physical well-being permits. Once again, many great thanks to everyone involved. Very best regards,


Hi, as this was my first Tri

I didn't know what to expect, however, it was great. The organisation was absolutely first class and the event, at least for me, went without a hitch. You had even "organised the weather" as it started raining only after I had finished! Thanks again for a great day and I will be entering again. Best regards,


2019 Results

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