A challenging Swim, Cycle and Run weekend at Ellesmere in the heart of the UK

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Ultimate Weekend of Triathlon 

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Date: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd June, & Sunday 4th June 2023
Venue: The Mere, Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere SY12 0PA
Swim: Lake
Starts From:

Saturday Ellesmere Triathlon - From 7:30am 

Friday Swim - From 5:30pm

Saturday Cycle - From 7:30am 

Sunday Run - Froms 8:00am


Full - 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile cycle - 26.2 mile run

Half - 1.2 mile swim - 56 mile cycle - 13.1 mile run

Quarter - 0.6 mile swim - 28 mile cycle - 6.5 mile run

Ellesmere Triathlon  - Olympic, Sprint , Super Sprint, Team Relay

Minimum Age:

Quarter 17 years

Half 18 years

Full 18 years



The Event

The Ultimate Weekend of Triathlon is an exciting and challenging weekend that hosts three different components - a Friday swim, a Saturday cycle, and a Sunday run. With the option of completing a complete triathlon on the Saturday at the Triathlon @Ellesmere.

You can take part in one, two, or all three disciplines so as always, there is something for everyone and the opportunity to take home one, two or three of the jigsaw medals!


The event starts on Friday with the swim, which takes place in a stunning lake setting. This swim is open to all participants and is a great way to start off the weekend.

Choose from either a 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile, or 0.6 mile swim challenge in the fabulous Mere.


On Saturday, the cycling component of the event takes place. This is a challenging ride that takes participants through the beautiful Shropshire countryside, providing stunning views along the way.

You can choose from the Ultimate 112 miles, the Half 56 miles, or the Quarter at 28 miles ride.


On Sunday, the weekend concludes with a run. Participants can choose to take part in a marathon, half marathon, or quarter marathon, depending on their fitness level and personal preferences. The entire run course is closed to traffic with parts alongsidethe picturesque Mere.


Included in this weekend of Triathlon is the Triathlon @Ellesmere on the Saturday. This triathlon consists of a open water swim, countryside cycle, and closed roads run, and is a great way for participants to test their endurance and skill. Take on an Olympic or Sprint distance triathlon or put together a team for onee of the two Relay distance events. 


These events attract participants of all levels, from beginners to experienced athletes.

There are trophies for Top three finishers for the Ultimate Full, Half and Quarter Weekend. And top three places in the Olympic and Sprint in the Triathlon @Ellesmere.

There will be age group awards for first place finishers in every five year age group for the Ultimate Full, Half, Quarter Weekend, and the Triathlon @Ellesmere Olympic, Sprint distances.

Every competitor that enters the Ultimate Weekend events will receive an individual medal for each of the swim, cycle, run disciplines and those taking on the full ULTIMATE WEEKEND CHALLENGE will receive a commemorative T-shirt.


Start Times & Cut Off Times

Start times as follows;

Swim: Full from 5.30pm - Half from 5.30pm Quarter from 5.30pm

Cycle: Full from 7.30am - Half from 7.30am Quarter from 7:30am

Run: Full from 8.30am - Half from 8.30am Quarter from 8.30am

The cut off times are as follows:

Swim: 8:15pm

Bike: 4.30pm

Run: 3:30pm

Course Maps


UK Ultimate Swim x 4 laps = 2.4 miles

UK Ultimate ½ x 2 laps = 1.2 miles

UK Ultimate ¼ x 1 lap = 0.6 miles

Wetsuits & swim caps are compulsory for all the Ultimate distances.

There will be a minimum of 8 Safety crafts on the water at all times. Water depth between 2 to 3 metres (6 to 10 feet).

Click to view swim course


This fantastic lapped bike course goes through Shropshire. A great course which is also reasonably flat.
UK Ultimate Full x 4 laps.
UK Ultimate ½ x 2 laps.
UK Ultimate ¼ x 1 lap.
Aid stations along the course.



This very flat lapped run course is on road, path and grass.

Aid stations approximately every 2 miles.

UK Ultimate Run x 4 laps.

UK Ultimate ½ Run x 2 laps. 

UK Ultimate ¼ Run x 1 lap.

The start & end of each lap will be near the finish line.

There will be direction arrows to guide you correctly around the course.

We will be taking a water temperature friday afternoon.

We advise that all competitors bring their wetsuit as well as suitable swim attire.

Swim safety buoys are allowed if no wetsuit is worn. (Please see table below).

a.) The use of wetsuits is forbidden or mandatory if the following combinations of distance and water temperature are attained:

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More information about your race

Click Here - Race Day Information

Full and up-to-date 2023 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, stickers etc. at registration on the day.


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 over the weekend.

Good luck and have a great day!

 For result queries please email [email protected]

2023 Results

UK Triathlon Event Reviews

Emma Done - What fantastic event, Ultimate Triathlon.

I can't thank everyone at UK Triathlon enough for their outstanding efforts to host the triathlon under Covid rulings. Your outstanding efforts were gratefully received so that we could all feel safe enough to race.

As usual, everything was in place, fantastic registration, lake swim (weed free), transition areas, feed station, bike course, run course around the beautiful lake, not to mention the energetic encouragement from all the Marshals.

This event caters for all abilities. I completed my first and second, full distance triathlon. I will be back again next year for a course PB. Not to mention value for money.

Thanks to all the team for hosting the event in these restricted time that we find ourselves in.

Sidney Wimpolestreet - This is a highly organised, sophisticated and resourceful outfit.

Given the massive hurdles that they have overcome at short notice, continuously and decisively this Covid year, last year, every year, everywhere, I cannot conceive of a more worthy investment of your time, effort and money. If you are seriously going to aspire to do this do it with team that want you to succeed !

Be well well met by the best in the business or take a chance elsewhere.


Ed Parry 

Having completed the Ultimate Half last year as my first half Iron distance event, I was so pleased to return this year to complete the Ultimate Full. Very well organised event with fantastic Marshalls and officials. Very relaxed and welcoming feel to the whole event and my family of supporters loved how easy it was to see me and cheers me on. Would highly recommend to any triathlete.

Discount already applied below
Full was £209 now £199
Half was £159 now £149
Quarter was £109 now £99

Entry Form

Ultimate Weekend 2023


(Price per race entry or per relay team)

Please select your race from the drop down list below. The price will adjust automatically.

Transgender policy
Only people who are female sex at birth are eligible to compete in the Female category.
All individuals including transgender people are eligible to compete in the Open category. Responses to this question will enable us to allocate competitors into the correct race category as required under the British Triathlon Transgender Policy effective 1 January 2023. This policy can be read here and provides more information regarding race categories and eligibility.
For any queries about the transgender policy, please email [email protected]