• 2020 race entries now open!

    The team behind the Bolton Triathlon are delighted to announce that entries for this years event are now open. the event will take place on Sunday 7th June at Turton Sports Centre.
    We have listened to the feedback from last years race and for this year we:
    will relocate the transition area to bring it closer to the improved finishing area
    will increase the signage on both the run and bike routes
    have changed the date to avoid clashing with the Edgworth trail race

    You can enter both the solo and relay events here 

    Comments Off on 2020 race entries now open! | Posted on January 22nd
  • Results

    Results for yesterday triathlon can be found on the uk results website



    Comments Off on Results | Posted on June 10th
  • 10% off food and drink

    We are pleased to announce that the Railway Pub which is adjacent to the sports centre will play host to both competitors and friends and families.  The pub will open at 10am and will be offering 10% of food and drinks. In order to take advantage of this offer please show your race number. The Railway has recently undergone a major refurbishment and offers a fantastic range of food and drinks. The presentation will also take place at the Railway once all competitors have finished.

    Comments Off on 10% off food and drink | Posted on June 5th
  • Volunteers needed

    Every event relies on volunteers to run smoothly and safely.  Without people willing to give up a couple of hours there would simply be no races to compete in.

    The Bolton Fun Tri is no exception, to run the event we need around 30 volunteers in a range of different roles. in particular we are looking for volunteers to:

    Work in the pool including
    Length counters this is a sitting down role making sure that everyone swims the correct number of lengths.  The race starts at 8 am and you will be finished by 10am.

    Time keepers. This is also a sitting down role and as the name suggests involves recording the times of swimmers as they exit the pool.  You’ll be needed poolside at 7.30am and finished by 10am

    Marshalling on the route.
    Both the run and bike course need marshals to make sure that our competitors don’t get lost You’ll be needed around 8.30am and finished by around 11.30am.


    If you can spare a couple of hours please get in touch either email garriep@gmail.com or text 07595515903.




    Comments Off on Volunteers needed | Posted on May 29th
  • Run route map available

    We think this years run course is a classic! After leaving the transition area competitors will turn left onto Chapletown Road. They will continue on this rather undulating road running on the left hand side pavement. After 2.3km competitors will cross the road by the pillbox and descend into Jumbles Country Park. There is a short technical descent which requires athletes to take care. Once this challenging downhill had been conquered then it’s a beautiful run along side the bank of Jumbles reservoir. This lovely trail turn into the quiet residential Grange Road. Competitors will follow this until they reach Bromley Cross railway station. Marshalls will guide competitors across the tracks leaving only the short sprint to the finishing arch within the school grounds.

    Comments Off on Run route map available | Posted on May 23rd
  • May club cash back offer

    Triathlon clubs are the lifeblood of our sport. They are mostly run by volunteers who give up their free time to support and encourage ordinary people to undertake extraordinary achievements.
    In recognition of the fantastic work and contribution that these clubs make, one of our event sponsors Peak XV Tri Coaching are offering cash back to local clubs*

    For every club member who enters the triathlon during the month of May Peak XV will refund £3 to their club. It’s that simple.

    *To qualify the triathlon clubs must appear on the list of Triathlon England affiliated clubs in the North West area.


    Enter the race here 

    Comments Off on May club cash back offer | Posted on May 2nd
  • Early bird entries for the 2019 are now available

    We are delighted to announce that entries are now being taken for our triathlon.  We are offering a limited number of early bird discounted entry costs for the solo competitors. you can enter here

    Comments Off on Early bird entries for the 2019 are now available | Posted on December 13th
  • 2019 event update

    The team behind the NHS Triathlon are excited to announce big changes for the 2019 race. Whilst we can’t give too much away at this stage, we can tell you that after every race we collect feedback from competitors to inform and improve the race for the following year.
    So for 2019 we have taken all the bits that competitors love including the relaxed atmosphere, fantastic friendly volunteers, sociable start time, great finishing area, and a quality medal and will be running the event from a totally new venue with great parking and a single large transition area.
    We listened to the feedback regarding both the bike and run routes and we will be returning to the original distances. The swim will remain a pool based 400m, the new 20k bike course will be on quiet country roads with a few hills to keep things interesting. The new 5k run course that we are planning will be partly off road taking in some of the glorious scenery that the area has to offer!

    We are working closely with our partners and will be in a position to confirm the date of the event over the next few days and entries will open in November!

    Comments Off on 2019 event update | Posted on October 10th
  • Provisional results

    Thanks for everyone who made today a great success.  Results for the children’s swim run will be posted tomorrow. Provisional results for the other events can be found here.

    Comments Off on Provisional results | Posted on June 16th
  • Start times

    The start times for the solo competitors can be found here

    The start times for the teams can be found here 

    The start times for the Club Challenge can be found here 

    Comments Off on Start times | Posted on June 13th
  • Introducing our event sponsors

    This year we are delighted to welcome some new sponsors for our event.  Please take a few minutes to read about what each company offers on our sponsor page found here 

    Comments Off on Introducing our event sponsors | Posted on June 12th
  • When to register

    There will be two opportunities to register for the adult events this years as follows:
    Friday 5.30pm-7.00pm
    Saturday from 12.30pm

    Both will take place in the reception area of Horwich Leisure Centre.

    In order to make race day a little less hectic we would encourage you to try and register on the Friday evening. If you are a team only one person needs to register the team. On the Friday we will have race crew around to answer any questions that you may have.

    Full race day brief will be emailed to everyone early next week including details of start times.

    Comments Off on When to register | Posted on June 7th
  • Entries open for the Horwich Festival children swim – run

    New for the 2018 Horwich Festival of Racing is the inclusion of a children’s Swim Run, supported  by Ramsbottom running club.

    The swim will take place at Horwich Leisure centre on Saturday June 16th  and is open to all children aged between eight and fourteen.

    The race features:

    • Closed road run circuit through Old Station Park, Horwich
    • Sociable afternoon start (noon)
    • Bespoke finishers medal
    • Fantastic finishing area with food, entertainment and free post race massage
    • Friendly volunteers and race crew
    • Prizes awarded in all categories

    Entry forms can be downloaded here  

    Online entry is available here 

    Comments Off on Entries open for the Horwich Festival children swim – run | Posted on May 10th