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Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon

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Date: Sunday 3rd June 2018
Venue: Alderford Lake, (formerly Dearnford Lake),
Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Swim: Lake: (Freshwater lake with no currents and no weed)
Starts From: 0900hrs 
Distances: 1.2 mile swim - 56 mile cycle - 13.1 mile run
Minimum Age: 18 Years (on race day)
Entry fees from: £154.00 (non BTF) 1 February onwards
Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.
Don't want to go it alone? Take part as a relay team of 2 or 3 and share the challenge of swim, bike and run!
Limited number of entries Secure your place NOW!

For more information, see the sections below:

The Event

The UK Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon is our demanding and much sought after 'half iron distance' event and returning yet again to the beautiful Alderford Lake venue in Whitchurch, Shropshire on the 3rd June 2018.

Looking for something smaller? Then take a look at the UK Ultimate 1/4 Triathlon or the UK Ultimate Sprint Triathlon.

  • Probably the fastest 'half iron distance' in the country
  • Freshwater lake swim with no current and no weed
  • Multi-lap lake swim with Australian exit in between laps
  • Picturesque countryside cycle & run routes, ideal for PB's
  • Swim start, transition & run finish all within a stone's throw of each other
  • Chip timed
  • Fantastic picturesque venue with on-site facilities including Showers, parking (charges apply), camping/caravanning and lakeside cafe
  • Spectator friendly venue, great for supporting friends and family
  • For athletes convenience you register and rack your bike on race day for the Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon
  • Includes finishers medal and official race T-shirt

Camping available at http://alderford.com/stay/ and https://www.abbeygreenfarmcamping.com/

Accommodation & Pasta Party Booking

Alderford Lake Cafe are offering a pre-race pasta menu the night before the race. The first sitting will be served approximately 15 minutes after the race brief and will offer a choice of homemade pasta dishes served with salad & french bread and a choice of drinks & icecream included. The cost is £15 per head and booking is essential.

Example menu

To book or for more information simply call Alderford Lake Cafe on 01948 665914.


If you are not local to the event and are planning to book accommodation please take a look at our places to stay information and map of the area.

Competitor Race Day Information

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

Race Day Information 2017

You can use this information as a guide for your 2018 event. Full and up to date 2018 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

Start Times & Cut Off Times

Ultimate Half will start from 0800hrs with a rolling wave.

The cut off times for the Ultimate Half Triathlon and Relay are as follows:

Swim: 1 hour 15 minutes after start time

Bike: 6 hours after start time

Run: 9 hours 30 minutes after start time

Course Maps


Don't take our word for it! Read Competitor Feedback and check more reviews at Racecheck.com

It was excellent;

I really enjoyed it. My family came too and had a great day also. I was really impressed how the event was organised - you guys seemed to have thought of everything. I've certainly got the bug and will now look at doing my first Olympic distance triathlon.... Going from no triathlon experience to a half iron distance was pushing it a bit! Please pass on my thanks to all your team for a fab day and their helping in getting me hooked!

Kind regards Paul

Can't say thank you

enough for the support of all the marshals and spectators today. Absolutely brilliant event with such an amazing atmosphere created by all those involved.
The honking horn and the clappers were a great encouragement at the end/start of every lap!

Cheers guys! Duncan Senior

Dear all the team at UK Triathlon,

I don't actually know where to start on praising you all somuch for all your hard efforts for making Sunday the 11th of June an absoluteamazing event.

I can't imagine how hard you all must have worked, the timeput in to organising the event, setting up the venue, not to mention working sohard on the day, then there's all the clearing up, packing up all the equipmentaway, and I'm sure there is much more to be done once the event has finished.You are all absoultley amaizing!

On the day - every single member of the team was so helpful,words cannot describe how lovely you all were, you made me feel like I was partof a big family. I know and from what I've witnessed on the day thatother people feel the same way too. Infact, I have seen many post on socialmedia about what an amaizing team you are, and the how greatful people areabout all the events you put on for us, a massive congratulations to you all.

I'm so proud to say that I completed my very first Half Ironman with the amaizing UK Triathlon team.

You hold the best triathlons for all abilities and I can'trecommend your must 'tri' events enough.

Once again, a huge thank you for all your support andencouragement at every single event.

I can't wait to join you all again in your upcomingevents.

A massive well done and thanks you.

Best wishes, Emma

Just wanted to say

a BIG THANK YOU for the UK ULTIMATE HALF last weekend, I thoroughly enjoyedthe day, which was made even better by the outstanding support by your staffand volunteers, they really raised my spirits throughout the course of the day.My wife has asked for me to comment on the guys and girls at the bike turnpoint and run (start of the road section) as they were apparently on the gocheering on all competitors no stop, I’m sure the rest of the crew throughoutthe course did but I have been asked to specifically mention this area ofsupport.



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Entry Form

UK Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon 2018


(Price per race entry)

Please select your race from the drop down list below. The price will adjust automatically.

Telephone Entry

If you would prefer to enter over the phone please call

01270 842800 and secure your place today!

(Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:00pm).

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