• Swim sessions

    In order to help this years participants become better swimmers we are launching new swim sessions in Bolton.

    Starting March 14th at Turton Sports Centre there will be two sessions;

    Session one:  6.00 – 6.45pm aimed at swimmers looking for a combination of technique and endurance work

    Session two:  6.45 – 7.30pm aimed at the more experienced swimmer.

    Full details can be found here 

    No Comments | Posted on March 13th
  • Early Bird Discount

    The early bird discount for solo competitors is closing midnight February 28th…  We have sold over 50% of the entries for this years event so….

    Don’t delay, Enter today

    No Comments | Posted on February 28th
  • Race entries now open

    We have now opened entries for the 2018 race.  This year we are spreading the joy by allowing friends and family of NHS employees to enter the race either as a solo competitor or as a member of a relay team.

    Enter early to take advantage of the early bird discount here

    No Comments | Posted on February 4th
  • Race day pictures available

    Pictures from the day can now be found by following the link on the home page “were you in the picture” These are free to download.


    No Comments | Posted on June 30th
  • Provisional results

    Provisional results can be found at https://results.sporthive.com/events/6281932378176088064

    As you will appreciate with just under 1000 individual splits across the three different events there are some results which need clarifying.  Once these have been checked we will change the status of the results from provisional to final.


    No Comments | Posted on June 20th
  • Registration

    This year we are offering competitors two different times to register for the event. You can register either

    Friday 16th June 5pm – 7pm

    Saturday 17th June  1.30pm – 4.30pm

    Registration will take place in the Rivington Suite at Horwich Leisure Centre. In order to relieve some of the stress on race day we recommend that if possible you register on the Friday night.


    No Comments | Posted on June 14th
  • Race briefing now available

    The final race briefing for Saturdays event  is now available on the website and can be found at http://www.nhstriathlon.co.uk/race-day/final-race-brief/

    Please note that owing to the extensive building work being carried out at Horwich Leisure Centre  this year we have had to make a few changes to how the event is being run.  In particular we are operating two separate transition areas.   Please take 5 minutes to read the briefing and also allow extra time to get yourself set up on race day




    Race Team

    No Comments | Posted on June 14th
  • Start Times available

    Start times for both the solo and relay competitors can be found on the event page. Final race brief will be available Monday 12th June.  Fingers crossed the weather changes by race day!

    No Comments | Posted on June 8th
  • Club invite details online

    This year the Fun Tri is incorporating a club invite event. 10 local triathlon clubs have been invited to enter up to two teams of 4 people.  Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the lowest cumulative time.  Details can be found here

    No Comments | Posted on May 24th
  • Cycle Route preview……….

    As you’re aware, this years event will be part of the Horwich Festival of Races event, which means the cycle route will be on a closed road circuit. Here’s a quick preview of the Cycle Route. 16km (10 laps of the circuit)

    Bike Route Map




    No Comments | Posted on April 24th
  • Run route preview……


    The Get Active team have now mapped out the new run route for this years NHS Fun Tri with Bolton Council. It’s slightly different to previous years in that it is shorter (4.3km, 3 laps of the circuit) and takes you on the outskirts of Horwich town centre, however, all runners will still finish in Old Station Park.

    Run Route 2017






    No Comments | Posted on March 16th
  • Important Information for Sunday

    Hope you are all looking forward to a sunny race day on Sunday. Please note the following.

    Please be aware there is some building work taking place around the outside of Horwich Leisure Centre.  The route from poolside to transition is currently under construction.  We are liaising daily with the contractors to come up with the best possible solution.  However, it may involve a section that is uneven under foot and with this in mind we would advise wearing trainers for the short run from pool to transition. These can be left on poolside.  There will be a further update at registration.

    We have also been advised that there are roadworks scheduled for Sunday in the town centre of Horwich. A small part of  the road will be closed to motorised traffic and there will be signs telling motorists the road is closed. The implications for us are that you will be asked to dismount  your bike ( the same place as in previous years) and to walk through the lights. There will be marshals there to direct you.  Once again please take extra care at this point.   Further information regarding this will be given at registration as the situation is currently changing.


    Look forward to seeing you Sunday

    No Comments | Posted on June 3rd