Participant Info

Please read before taking to the start line

This page relates to information about the 2022 event. 2023 event information will be updated from Spring 2023.

Results

Results can be viewed here.


Event Guide

The most important document you’ll need before arriving at the event is the event guide, which you can find immediately below.


Distances

You can take part in a Sprint or Olympic distance, individually or in a relay. Find out more about the distances and what you get for your entry below.

  • Individual Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Individual Olympic Triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run)
  • Relay Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Relay Olympic Triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run)

Location and Travel

The event starts from Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor, SL4 3HY.

Getting to Windsor by car

Windsor is just 30 miles west of London and is easily accessible via the major motorway networks. From M3 exit at Junction 3 (Bagshot), from M4 exit at Junction 6 (Windsor), from M25 exit at Junction 13 (Egham) and from M40 exit at Junction 4 (Marlow) or Junction 2 (Beaconsfield).

Long stay car parks are located at Romney Lock, King Edward VII Avenue and Alexandra Gardens. All are cheaper than the more central (shopping) car parks and are less than a 10 minute walk to Windsor Castle for spectators.

Getting to Windsor by train

Windsor is served by two train stations, Windsor & Eton Central and Windsor & Eton Riverside. Both are situated within a few minutes walk of Windsor Castle. First Great Western operates services from London Paddington, you then need to change at Slough onto the branch line that links with Windsor & Eton Central Station. Alternatively, South Western Railway operates direct services from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (journey time approximately 55 minutes). Please check train times prior to travelling, to ensure you can arrive in time for the early Sunday start.


Wave Timings

Below are the confirmed wave timings for 2022.

Individual Start Times can be found here.

2022 Royal Windsor Tri Wave Times


Please note that all racking must take place on Saturday (unless you have purchased ‘on the day’ racking). If you cannot come to registration personally, you can give someone else a letter of authorisation and they can do it for you.


Wave and Racking Options

At this event, participants are invited to rack their bike on the Saturday 11th June, the day before the race.

This is compulsory because of time constraints on the day of the event. A small number of participants may have purchased on-the-day racking with their entry meaning they will be able to rack their bike on the Sunday. If you are signed up to the event, you should log into your profile or check your confirmation email before arriving at the event to ensure you arrive on the correct day. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions. Unless you have paid for Sunday racking, you must rack your bike on the Saturday.

You can find out more about our racking on our dedicated page here.


Email Updates

We send out email updates to everyone registered for the Royal Windsor Triathlon to make sure you have all the information you need. You can expect to receive these emails with 3 months to go, 1 month to go, 2 weeks to go, 10 days to go, 5 days to go and 3 days to go.

If you have unsubscribed from us in the past, we won’t be able to email you. You can resubscribe here.


Road Safety

This event contains open road cycling, and all participants must abide by the Highway Code and Human Race Cycling Code – click here to read them.

Whenever you are out on your bike, whether you are taking part in an event or not, please always ride safely, remain aware and look after yourself, bearing in mind that other road users and the conditions that you face may be unpredictable. It is also important that all road users are aware of the Highway Code and are considerate towards each other. Many of the rules in the Code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you are committing a criminal offence.

BTF Membership Fee

If you’re not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be asked to pay a £6 membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). We’ve taken the decision to go paperless at all of our events meaning we’re asking all participants to pay for their day membership with card. Please show your race licence at registration if you are already a member.

MP3 Players

We understand how enjoyable it can be to listen to music when exercising. There is nothing quite like hitting your rhythm to the beat of ‘Eye of the Tiger’.

However, in race a circumstance, listening to music is prohibited 

British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states “Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players.”

Don’t worry though, we’ll be pumping out some great tunes around the course and in the event village!

Wetsuits

We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. This is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event. We will always advise participants on the day what the current situation is – read the wetsuit rule for triathlons here (rule 4.2).

Age Requirements

    • Sprint distance – minimum age 15 at 31 December 2022
    • Olympic distance – minimum age 17 at 31 December 2022