If you’re considering triathlon for the first time and a fun, supportive triathlon experience appeals to you, why not give a women’s only race a go? Women’s only triathlons can be the perfect introduction to triathlon, offering a less intimidating environment, manageable race distances and a healthy dose of girl power!
These races often also offer workshops, seminars and even training days to make certain that your experience is a great one (and chances are after just one triathlon, you’ll be hooked!).
Not to imply that women’s-only races are just for newbies. Even for a long-term triathlete, a women’s race is a great day out for all of the same reasons. No offence to the guys, but there is just something about racing with the girls that leads to a more relaxed vibe, even if you’re focused on competing instead of completing!
Inspired to sign up for a women’s only race? Here are some race events that take place throughout the country:
Cotswolds Women Only
Now in its ninth year and offering three distance choices, including novice, super-sprint and sprint, the Cotswolds Women Only triathlon, held in Cotwolds Water Parks, promises fun, exercise and competition for all abilities.
With a pre-race training day and on-site camping, it promises to be a fun weekend for the whole family!
Human Race Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon
Held at lovely Dorney Lake, Berkshire, the Shock Absorber Women’s race has numerous race distances, and includes triathlons of several distances (including a Breast Cancer Care Fundraiser), duathlon, running, swimming and a scootathlon for the kids (boys and girls)!
With team or individual options and pre-event training days, race organisers pledge to bring a friendly, fun, and non-intimidating race and with so many options, something for everyone.
A sprint triathlon with great facilities and giveaways, including showers, changing facilities and toilets, draw string mesh bag, swim cap, race belt, finishers medal with numbers and chip timing system giving you accurate split times, the Venus Sprint is perfect for newbies and experienced racers alike.
Deva Divas Triathlon
A sprint distance in Chester with the emphasis on fun, Deva Divas is offering, alongside the triathlon, an all-new QUADRATHLON challenge for 2017 (Swim 750m – Kayak 4km – Bike 25km – Run 5km)
Chester Tri encourages women of all fitness levels to train for and race this achievable (and fun!) event.
Racing for the first time in a women’s triathlon? We are sure you’ll have a great time. Have you enjoyed the experience of a women’s only race? Let us know about it!
Happy training and racing… You go, Trigirl!