Ultimate 1/4 Triathlon

(Formerly known as the Ultimate One)

Date: Sunday 3rd June 2018  
Venue: Alderford Lake, Shropshire,   SY13 3JQ
  (Formerly Dearnford Lake
Swim: Freshwater Lake (no current and no weed)
Event starts from: 0900hrs
  (Rolling Wave)
Entry: Open
Distances: 0.6 mile swim  28 mile cycle  6.5 mile run
Minimum Age:  16 Years (on race day)  
Entry fees from: £66.00 (non BTF) Until 31 January  
  £69.50 (non BTF) 1 February - 22 April  
  £74.50 (non BTF) 23 April onwards

If the long distance UK Ultimate Triathlon is not for you then look at these;


Ultimate Triathlon

UK Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon

Ultimate Sprint Triathlon


NEW improved Bike & Run Course in 2017

Don't want to go it alone? Take part as a relay team of 2 or 3

and share the challenge of swim, bike and run!

The Event 

Are you looking to step up from a Super Sprint or Sprint triathlon without a daunting Olympic distance swim? Then we have just the thing...

We launched the UK Ultimate 1/4 as a precursor to our 'iron-distance' Ultimate Half Triathlon.

For those of you who find the 1500m Olympic swim a daunting prospect this event offers a fantastic challenge upgrade with just a 0.6mile swim (965m). The event covers one lap of the swim, one lap of the bike and two laps of the run course taken on by the Ultimate 1/2 competitors

The peaceful & scenic venue of Alderford Lake (formerly known as Dearnford Lake) is centrally located in Shropshire on the border of North Wales and is surrounded by Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Shropshire is approximately 3 hours from London, an hour or so from Manchester and only 40 minutes from Birmingham.

  • Freshwater lake swim with no current and no weed

  • Picturesque countryside cycle & run routes, ideal for PB's

  • Swim start, transition and run finish all within a stone's throw of each other

  • Spectator friendly venue, great for supporting friends and family

  • Fantastic on-site facilities including Showers, parking (charges apply), lakeside cafe, kids play area and camping/glamping & caravanning

  • Finishers medal

  • Prizes for overall male & female winners and age group prizes

Don't take our word for it! Read Competitor Feedback and check more reviews at Racecheck.com

Great event yesterday, my first Olympic distance, having spectated last year and planting a seed that I might be able to do one too on such a great course :) so friendly and well-organised and great location for athletes and spectators on all three legs. My Tri -Harder support crew were in fine voice, with their inspirational boards. Could not have been a better day if it tried :) Smith Shine

UK Tri-Fest Ultimate Pasta Party - Saturday 2nd June

If you’re local or staying in the area, Alderford Lake Cafe are offering a pre-race pasta menu the night before the race. The first sitting will be served approximately 15 minutes after the race brief (compulsory for Ultimate competitors only) and will offer a choice of three homemade pasta dishes served with salad & french bread and a choice of drinks & ice-cream included. The cost is £15 per head and booking is essential.

To book or for more information simply call Alderford Lake Cafe on 01948 665914.



If you are not local to the event and are planning to book accommodation please take a look at our places to stay information and map of the area.  

Race Day Information 

Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions on the day. Good luck and have a great day! 

2017 Race Day Information

You can use this information as a guide for your 2018 event. Full and up to date 2018 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event. WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

Course Maps





 NEW 2017 Cycle Map



 2017 Run Course 




Ultimate One Male Ultimate One Female
Ultimate One Relay  

Ultimate One Male Ultimate One Female
Ultimate One Relay  


Ultimate One Male Ultimate One Female

Race Venue

Alderford Lake, 
Tilstock Road, 
Shropshire, SY13 3JQ

For more information about camping please click here or contact Alderford Lake directly on 01948 665914

3rd June 2018

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2017 Race Day Information

Course Maps



Start List

Telephone entry 01270 842800

For local hotels and B&B's click here


Swim 0.6 Miles, Cycle 28 Miles, Run 6.5 Miles

 1 lap          -     1 lap       -       2 laps

Team Relay entries also available: 
0.6 Mile swim - 28 mile bike - 6.5 mile run
Share the challenge with one or two friends!


Quick Entry Links

Ultimate 1/4 Triathlon

Ultimate 1/4 Triathlon  - BTF

Ultimate 1/4 Relay Triathlon

Telephone entry

If you’ve entered one of UK Triathlon events before all we’ll need is your name, date of birth, postcode and email, just have your payment ready and we’ll do the rest!

Don’t delay, call 01270 842800 and secure your place today!

(Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:30pm).