Bowood House Tri Stars Duathlon (Age 9 to 14)

Children Cycling Running
General Info
Date:14/10/2018 , 11:00
Location:Bowood House Estate
Address:Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9NF (Map & Directions)
Races: Tri Star 1 (Age 9 and 10)
Tri Star 2 (Age 11 and 12)
Tri Star 3 (Age 13 and 14)

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Entries will be open between 1st November 2017 (midnight) - 12th October 2018 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event sold out in 2017 with many disappointed triathletes not getting a space.

Watch: Bowood House Tri Stars Duathlon 2017.

Visit Bowood here.


Due to the nature of the venue and its layout, we cannot meet the exact distances set by Triathlon England, we have defined below the distances for each age group. 

Tri Star 1 (Age 9, 10) - 11:00

1.2km Run
3km Cycle (closed road)
400m Run

Tri Star 2 (Age 11, 12) - 11:10

1.2km Run
6km Cycle (closed road)
400m Run

Tri Star 3 (Age 13, 14) - 11:20

1.9km Run
9km* Cycle (closed road)
400m Run
*This event exceeds the maximum permissible distance on cycles (8km), by entering you agree to the slightly longer distance.

We also have a sprint duathlon and super sprint duathlon distance available - click here.

Sponsorship & Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Radiotherapy Appeal with Brighter Futures. 

Brighter futures is the charity for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which includes The Great Western Hospital in Swindon and the 69 community trusts in and around Wiltshire. With your help they can fund that extra special level of care in order to make a real difference to patients, their families and staff who treat them, above what the NHS is able to provide. They improve the hospital environment, fund ground breaking research, support the development and training of hospital staff and provide state of the art equipment. 

For more information on Bright Futures visit their website here.

Event Course

The run will take a picturesque route around the estate, taking in stunning scenery of Bowood Lake, The Cascade Waterfall and The Doric Temple. Transition will be located on the finely manicured lawns and under the shadows of Bowood House. Racking will be numbered according to waves. The cycle route will take you into the 'wilder' parts of Bowood Estate, looping around the grounds past Bowood Golf Course, Osprey Farm, and including Lord Lansdowne’s' private driveway, which is inhabited with game fowl. Once completing the cycle stage, you will head out onto an out and back run route. On completion of the run lap, the finish line will be near transition. 

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection

You will be able to register for the event and pick up any race numbers before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. These times will be published within the race information pack prior to the event. All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition. Upon registration you will be required to wear a wristband for grounds entry. 

Each tri star entrant will be granted access to one parent into the grounds. A wristband will be provided for the parent within the race pack.


Ample parking is available at Bowood House, main visitors entrance. 
Upon entry into the grounds, there may be other races going on, you will be directed by traffic control to cross the cycle route.
Please arrive in good time before your race.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J15-J17 on the M4. 
Salisbury - 0hr 55
Cardiff - 1hr 10
Exeter - 1hr 45
Birmingham - 1hr 55
London - 2hr 00


The Tree House Cafe will be serving refreshments throughout the day, this is accessible from the entrance to Bowood House. 


South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.


Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Post Event

Presentations will take place towards the end of the event once all the waves have started. 

Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female overall.

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also. Our press report will appear on our news page a few days after the event. 

Online Entry

You can enter through our website using your PayPal account or a credit card. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted. 

A copy of the Triathlon England rulebook can be found here
We will have a Triathlon England Race Referee present on the day of the event. 
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive electronic split times for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2018 Bowood House Duathlon.

Venue Information

Bowood House & Gardens, home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne.  Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family.  Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the Soft Play Area.

All the events hosted at Bowood House are on closed roads and this makes for perfect racing conditions without the traffic. With a suitable spectator friendly layout, this venue provides the perfect location to enhance your very first racing experience. 

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance multisport events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be mixing disciplines, we recommend that you train this way by combining your sessions back to back, especially your bike to run. This will make your triathlon experience much more enjoyable.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.


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