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The BUCS Triathlon programme is for...everyone! Whether you are a regular on the competition circuit, or fancy a new challenge at university, these events are for you.

A record breaking 681 competitors headed to Castle Coombe race circuit on the 23rd November, for the biggest ever BUCS Duathlon Championships! The men’s and women’s events were won by top class athletes – Liam Lloyd of Leeds, and Sophia Saller, the U23 World Triathlon Champion, who is currently studying at Oxford. It goes without saying that the winning splits were fast!

It wasn’t just the elites that loved the vibrant atmosphere of the event; plenty of competitors giving the sport a go for the first time took to the track and enjoyed the friendly but competitive nature of the first BUCS triathlon event of the season. Luckily there is plenty more to come…

You loved the duathlon and want to do more? Then next up is the BUCS Sprint Triathlon Championships on the 3rd May 2015! With a pool based swim, and sprint distances, this is an ideal first triathlon.  Whether you are a swimmer, cyclist, or a team sport competitor and your season has finished, this challenge has your name on it.

When you are done racing, sit back, relax, and watch some of the best triathletes in the country (they just so happen to be BUCS students!) battle it out to be crowned the BUCS Sprint Triathlon Champion.

If these two events are not enough to prove that our triathletes are some of the fittest students around, then the season finale, the BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon Championships, will put it beyond doubt.  With a long hot summer on the beach approaching, sign up for one last challenge by entering the Standard Distance.  The gold medal is sure to be hotly contested, but whether you are in the mix until the end, or participating for the first time, we can promise you a great day out, and guarantee you will have a winning smile when you cross the finish line!

For the elite athletes reading this, you are in luck, Triathlon is also part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at the World University Championships.  The World University Championships are for national representative teams (GB & NI) and are held every two years in various countries across the world.

For more details on the competing at this event please click on the World University Championship link on the sub menu.

For more information on any of the above, please have a look at the event links, or get in touch.

Nick Burley
Event Coordinator

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