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Sprint triathlons to train for

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Zoggs Mallory Park Triathlon
Mallory Park, Leicestershire, 02/05/11

750m lake swim, 20k bike, 5k run
In the UK’s only race circuit triathlon, run and cycle around the motor sport race track and swim in the lake in the centre of the track. Go to dbmax.co.uk (opens in new tab) for more info.
 
Keswick Mountain Festival Triathlon
Keswick, Cumbria, 21/05/11
750m swim, 36.6km bike, 10km run
This is a wonderfully picturesque course – the swim is in scenic Derwent Water while the run and cycle legs take you through the hills of the Lake District. Go to trihard.co.uk (opens in new tab) for more info.
 
Gower Peninsula Triathlon
Port Eynon, south Wales, 16/05/11
750m swim, 24km bike, 5km run
This race, a winner of British Triathlon Event of the Year, takes place in picturesque village of Port Eynon. It includes a sea swim, mountain climbs and a multi-terrain course of sand, grass, footpaths and roads. For more info, go to gowertriathlon.co.uk (opens in new tab).
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Hever Castle Triathlon
Hever Castle, Kent, 24/07/11
400m swim, 20km bike, 4km run
Swim, cycle and run around historic Hever Castle, which dates back to 1270 and was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn (after whom the sprint option is named). For more info, go to castletriathlonseries.co.uk (opens in new tab).

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Chris Miller
Chris Miller

As Coach’s subeditor, Chris is responsible for the accuracy and consistency of all the articles on the site, and occasionally contributes stories. Chris was managing editor on Men’s Fitness UKCoach’s former sister title – for 12 years, and is now a freelance writer and editor working on The Guardian, the i, Virgin Media’s TV Edit and more, alongside Coach.