Nidderdale Sprint Tri


Nidderdale Sprint Tri

Location: Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre  

Swim: 400m  

Bike: 20km  

Run: 5km

Nidderdale is a beautiful setting for a tri, for some strange reason it didn’t occur to me that I may have to deal with some hills. Two days before, I had a slight panic that it may be pretty hilly! Actually on the day it was manageable and undulating! The route is in the valley so great views, without too much climbing.

Check out Natalie's review above for more insider knowledge!

Where, When and How much?

Niddedale Sprint Tri

Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre  Low Wath Road  Pateley Bridge  Harrogate  HG3 5HL

Circa £30

Annually in September

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The Route

Nidderdale Sprint Tri

A 400m swim in the modern, 20m pool at Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre, boasting UV filtration system for superb water quality. Competitors start in waves, having been organised in to groups of similar swimming ability. Each lane will have a maximum of 4 swimmers. When you enter we will ask for an estimated swim time for 400m.

The bike course is a 20km out and back route. The gently undulating course winds its way up the stunning dale to the village of Lofthouse, passing the nature reserve of Gouthwaite reservoir.

For a map of  the bike route and gradient click here:-

The run course is a 2 lap route on tarmac and gravel footpaths around the pretty market town of Pateley Bridge and alongside the River Nidd

For a map of the run route click here:-

Equipment needed/Top Tips

Nidderdale Spint Tri

If time matters treat the transition area as fourth discipline. No faffing and remember where your bike is!

· Swim costume/tri suit. I bought a tri suit for this year and its much easier than a soaking swim costume with shorts/tshirt over. Tri suits are sleeveless or with sleeves, mine is short sleeved DHB from wiggle.   · Swimming goggles. Swim hats provided by the event.   · A bike: sprint distance is best to have a road bike, although I did see the odd mountain bike along the way.   · Helmet   · Cycling gloves/cycling glasses optional.    · Cycling shoes:Most people were wearing cycling shoes, although this means you change your footwear again in the second transition, its much easier in cleats/spds to cycle.   · Running trainers and socks   · Towel   · Energy gels…. This is always a must for me, but many manage without.   · Bottle for bike   · Don’t forget ID