women only triathlon


Quadrathlon. For when three disciplines just aren’t enough!

Trigirl are delighted to be sponsoring the women-only sprint triathlon Deva Divas again in 2018. This will be the 11th year of the event which aims to encourage women into the sport of triathlon. It’s a brilliant event with an impressive pedigree. In 2016 it won the coveted British Triathlon ‘Event of the Year’, Triathlon England ‘Club Event of the Year’ and North West ‘Regional Race of the Year’!

As if that wasn’t enough, last year, organisers Sally Napthen and Jean Ashley decided to offer their competitors another challenge. The first ever ladies only quadrathlon IN THE WORLD was born!

Of course, the female triathlete community love being out of their comfort zone. As a result the 30 available places for the inaugural 2017 quadrathlon were snapped up in a matter of days. The event consisted of a 750m swim, 25k bike and 5k run followed by a 4k kayak. Competitors were offered the opportunity to take part in a 12-week canoe course at Chester Canoe Club as part of the quadrathlon training package.

Deva Divas TriathlonAnne Collins, who took part in last year’s race, said that the kayak training was, for her, almost as much fun as the race itself. “The women came from a complete cross section of backgrounds but shared a common goal. We were all rooting for each other and, having trained together as well, we shared a really strong bond”

For those of you tempted to give quadrathlon a go, sadly all 50 places for this year’s event are already taken but there is a waiting list!

The good news is that there are still places left for the main Deva Divas triathlon race which takes place on Sunday 8th July at The Meadows, Chester.

Deva Divas has a unique atmosphere. The emphasis is on fun and encouraging women to give achievable, short distance races a try. Something we at Trigirl wholeheartedly agree with.

Most participants stay to watch and cheer the other women over the line and the day finishes with cake for all. Now you can’t say fairer than that!

Check out the Chester Triathlon Club website for more information on the race and how to enter.

Deva Divas Quadrathlon

Women's Only TriathlonsAs part of our recently launched competition to win a place at the Venus Women’s Only Triathlon, we asked, ‘Why would you like to race in a women’s-only event? Would you like to see more women’s triathlons in the UK?’

Your responses have shared a universal desire to see more women’s races – and everyone who has responded has told us that women’s only races are more supportive, less intimidating and they are really fun!

If you’d like to participate in a supportive, fun women’s race this season, check out our guide, updated for 2014. We’ve complied a list of women’s races throughout the country, along with dates and website links, so that you can pick the race that’s best for you.

And while you’re signing up for your women’s only race, why not drop us a line and enter our competition by letting us know why you’re choosing a women’s only race and if you’d like to see more in the UK? You could win a free place at the Venus Tri!


We’re excited to announce that the friendly race organisers at My Tri Events are offering a 10% discount to their Women-Only Venus Sprint Triathlon in July, just for Trigirl readers!

Simply enter the Trigirl discount code Trigirl14 when registering to receive your discount.

Trigirl is thrilled to be supporting this inclusive and enjoyable race, targeted to female triathletes of all standards.

And if you’re really feeling lucky, stayed tuned later this week for more on our latest competition- you could win a FREE entry!