The Annual Pendle Triathlon is back for 2022 Sunday the 4th September 2022**

For all enquiries please email pendletri2022@pendletriclubgmail-com

  • Pendle Triathlon – 400m Swim – 22km Bike – 5km Run (2 Laps)
  • Super Sprint Tri (Go Tri) – 200m Swim 11km Bike -2.5km Run (1 Lap)

Event Information and booking link below


West Craven Sports Centre car park is closed for the day, as transition and spectators are situated there.   There are parking spaces on the West Craven High School carpark for competitors uphill of the Sports Centre. Please avoid parking on the roadside and use surrounding car parks:

  1. Co-operative Food BB18 6AB
  2. Rainhall Road car Park BB18 5AF
  3. Jepp Hill Car Park BB18 5US
  4. Station Road Car Park BB18 5NA

Get Orientated

The Site is compact but being used creatively this year.  Please spend a few minutes orientating yourself with Registration, the Pool, Transition, Timing mats and Sports hall, as well as familiarising yourself with the routes. Maps and Routes are printed out in Registration and on the Poolside


The event has been organised by Pendle Triathlon Club, a registered club of Triathlon England.

The rules are here:

Pendle Triathlon, Go-Tri and The Junior Tri are permitted with British Triathlon.

The Pendle Tri Juniors Event is just for fun and requires Parents to race with their children if under the age of 8. Older children should be supervised by their parents.


Please arrive 1hr before your start time and report to Registration, located in the Main building and accessed from the rear door of the Sports Centre from West Craven High School, or the Main Entrance.

Please take proof of your British Triathlon Federation Membership, you will be charged a day licence fee of £5 if your membership card is not presented if you have not already paid for this.  There you will be given your Race pack and swim cap

Inform the Marshalls if there are any changes in your medical needs since you signed the declaration and complete the Next of Kin / Medical notes on the reverse of your Race Numbers.

Listen to the Race Brief (run every 5 minutes), then make your way to the Transition Area, where you need to show your Race number, before you can rack your bike and get set up for your wave.   If you are very early, a Marshal will ask you to place your bike in the Sports hall, adjacent to Transition. You may take a box / gym bag into the area while setting up, but it must be left in the dedicated area in the Sports hall before you leave to start your swim.

We are operating a Rolling Transition, so please return to clear your bike and kit into the Sports hall or to your car, immediately after you finish your race. This will let other waves use the racking.

Clothes Storage and Changing.

There is ample locker space, showers and changing facilities at West Craven Sports Centre.  Please be aware Pendle Leisure Trust does not accept responsibility for any items left unattended and not placed securely in a locker.

Race Numbers will be issued at Registration.

You will each receive 1 pin on numbers (please provide your own pins or race belt),

1 x Race Number 1 x Bike label which needs to be attached before racking your bike

After entering transition following your swim, race numbers must be displayed at all times, for the cycle your number must be on your back and for the run it must be on your front. Your race number must always be worn to enter the transition area.

You can purchase ** Tri/race Belts (all £5) from Registration. ** While Stocks Last

N.B. If you have a medical condition, please mark both numbers with a red cross on the number and provide full details of your condition in ink on the reverse.

Please make your way to the small pool 15 minutes before your start time to receive the Swim Brief, warm up and attach your Timing chips

Team Relays need the Velcro ankle bands, swopping over after crossing the Timing Mat in transition.

The Swim       

Pendle Triathlon 400m 16 Lengths / Go-Tri 200m – 8 Lengths

Competitors need to make their way to the poolside 15 minutes before their start time.  

A Pool Greeter will be on poolside to give you the Swim Brief andyour Timing Chip – attach thisto the Left Ankle.  Team Relay swimmers must use the Velcro ankle band and swop these over in transition before the Bike is handled.

It is the participant’s responsibility to count their own lengths, but Lane Counters are there to count your lengths and assist, indicating you have 2 lengths remaining.

The pool will be sectioned off into 4 lanes and you are expected to swim lengths as directed.

Tumble turns are permitted, so try to catch the Pool Counters eye if you have lost count!

Exclusions: Backstroke, wetsuits, calf and arm compression items are not allowed.

Overtaking:  tap the feet of the person in front and pass them at the end of the length.

You can place suitable footwear to wear from poolside to transition. However, you must make yourself aware of the timing mats that may be triggered off by mistake if you place footwear to close.

The Bike:        Pendle Triathlon 2 Laps, 22km / Go-Tri, 1 Lap, 11km

Cyclists will be required to provide themselves with protective headgear to A.N.S.I, S.N.L.L or B.S.I standards and must always be worn during the bike section.

Before touching your bike, and returning it when finished, please ensure that:

  • You are wearing your Helmet
  • Race number is visible on your back
  • Your competitor frame number is attached to your cycle

Cycle instructions:

  1. Follow the Yellow Signs
  2. The circuit is all left-handed turns, ride straight on at all junctions unless directed by a marshal
  3. Competitors must not be followed by people on bikes or in cars and must not receive assistance other than that from authorised Triathlon personnel
  4. Pacing or drafting is NOT allowed – allow 10m between you and the bike in front
  5. Follow the Highway Code – this includes stopping at any traffic lights if on red and to cycle safely.  Failure to do so is both unsafe and will result in a hefty time penalty and possible disqualification.
  6. If you witness an accident, please inform the nearest Marshal that you see.
  7. Bike Marshalls will have track pumps and basic tools for you to use if you have a mechanical.  A Broom Wagon will also be driving the route on a regular basis.

The Run         

Pendle Triathlon Sprint – 2 Laps, 5km / Go-Tri – 1 Lap, 2.5km

Follow the Red Run signs straight on, unless directed by a Marshall or arrow

Competitors must ensure that their run number is visible from the front during

the run.

Pendle triathlon sprint only – You must run down the side and, around the back of transition and collect a wristband on completion of your first lap.

When returning to the Sports Centre run on the footpath.

The Finish

The finish line is in the car park of the sports centre, please follow the Marshals directions and run through the finish gantry and over the last chip timing mat.

Collect your Finishers Medal, Grab a Selfie in the Finishers Frame, have some fruit and water, then take a well-earned rest. Transition will be open until approximately 13:00 after removing your bike and kit on your way in!


Food and refreshments will be available from AMD Catering outside the main sports centre entrance.

Water stations are located at the halfway point on the Run course, and at the Finish.

Medical Aid Supported by Pendle First Aid services

First Aid will be available at the Sports centre and at the midpoint of the Bike and Run courses.

A water station will also be on the Run.


Unfortunately, we cannot book the weather for the event, so please bring warming or waterproof layers if there is adverse weather, and sun cream / sunhats so you are safe and warm on the Bike and Run. 

For Safety reasons, the Organisers reserve the right to reduce the event to a swim/run and will inform you at Registration if that is the case.

Final Preparation

On the day, remember to bring with you:

  • Tri suit, Swimming trunks/costume, towel, sandals for the pool – transition run etc.
  • Road worthy bike, helmet, and clothing to suit the conditions
  • Running shoes, socks, vest, waterproofs and shorts
  • Warm clothing for after the event
  • Triathlon England Race Licence/Membership Card
  • Family, friends and a loud voice for cheering everyone on!
  • Have a light, easily digested meal no less than three hours before your start time.

Entries are now OPEN!

Pendle Triathlon - Terms and Conditions"The Organiser" - Pendle Tri Club"The Event" - Pendle Triathlon to be held on Sunday 4th September 2022"The Participant" - Individual(s) who wish to enter or have entered The Event via the on-line entry service.1. Conditions of Entry By completing the designated entry process participants are agreeing to abide by the following terms and conditions. Where the entry has been submitted via the Pendle Tri clubs on-line entries service the Participant agrees that neither the BTF nor any of the home nation Triathlon federations will be liable to the Participant for any matter connected with the Event. The contract is between the Organiser and the Participant.2. Completion of Entry process It is the Participant's responsibility to provide accurate and truthful information when completing the entry process, any errors in data entered is the responsibility of the Participant. If at any point the organiser discovers that the Participant has provided false or inaccurate personal information, or that the information provided means that the participant is ineligible to participate in the Event the organiser reserves the right to refuse entry or disqualify the Participant, without any refund of the entry fee or administration fee.3. Payment Each Participant is required to pay the entry fee in full, along with any administration fees which may apply at the time of entry. Once payment is received and entry is confirmed, the fee is non-refundable other than as set out in section 5 below. Administration fees are non-refundable in all circumstances.4. Confirmation of entry Entry to the event is confirmed by the Pendle Tri club entry service via email to the email address provided by the Participant only upon completion of the entry process.5. Participant's withdrawal policy & refunds Race packs will not be posted out, they will be emailed. If you do not register for the Event you will not be entitled to compete.9. Photography The Organiser has the right to use images, photographs and video taken by their contracted photographers and employees at the Event without informing the Participant. These images will only be used for the purposes of promoting, reporting and broadcasting the event, and any other promotion related to the business activities of the Organiser. Any individual who does not wish to have their image used by the organiser for these purposes must inform the organiser via email no later than one week prior to the event. Notification closer to, or after the Event can be made and the organiser will use its best endeavours to prevent images of that individual being used but cannot guarantee it. For events where under 18 year olds are competing, Participants and event attendees are required to comply with the Photography Policy published on the event website.10. Competition Rules The Event is run in accordance with British Triathlon Federation Rules, which can be viewed at except where stated i.e. elite races. It is the Participant's responsibility to know and abide by the rules, and to ensure their equipment and its use complies with the rules. Where cut-off times apply, the Organiser reserves the right to remove Participants that do not meet those times or have, in their opinion, no realistic chance of meeting those times. In this situation no refund will be made to the Participant.11. Event Changes The Organiser reserves the right to change or amend any details relating to the Event at its sole discretion due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including by way of changing distances or disciplines. This includes the right to alter start times etc.12. Event Cancellation If the Event is cancelled for reasons beyond the organisers control, including without limitation fire, storm, act of terrorism, "act of god", serious medical incident, then the Participant will not be entitled to any refund or compensation of other losses and any refund that the Organiser decides to make will be within the absolute discretion of the Organiser.13. Liability Participation in the Event is at the Participant's own risk. The Participant irrevocably agrees to hold harmless, indemnify and reimburse the Organiser from and for any sum, costs or expenses (including legal and professional fees) incurred, payable or paid by the Organiser to any person (including the Participant and/or any of the Participant's insurers) in connection with any accident, loss, damage or injury (including death) arising out of the Participant's attendance at and participation in the Event or any part thereof (except where any such injury or death is caused by the negligence of the Organiser or any of its employees) and the Organiser's liability to the participant is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. Other than as stated below, the Organiser shall not be liable for any loss, damage or expense arising from an event of Force Majeure. The Organiser, its staff, agents or contractors shall not be liable for indirect or consequential loss or damage. The Organiser will not be liable for any computer result errors or any technical malfunctions. Whilst the Organiser takes every care with staging the event, the Participant acknowledges that personal accident and personal items insurance is his/her sole responsibility. The Organiser shall not be liable to the participant for any loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to the participant, or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising out of the participant taking part in the Event; or for any loss of business; revenue or profit; loss of reputation; anticipated savings or wasted expenditure; pledges made on your behalf or by you to charity. The Organiser will not be liable for any actions of any spectators or other third parties.14. Medical Conditions & Information All Participants are required to provide emergency contact details as part of the entry process, and to disclose any known medical conditions to the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry and not to provide a refund, if a Participant fails to provide this information or the information provided is known to be false. It is the Participant's responsibility to ensure they have the right level of physical ability to complete the Event. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with your safe participation in the Event, before you enter you should seek advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice. Please see our Health Commitment Statement for more advice (below).15. Collection & use of data The Participant agrees and consents to The Organiser using his/her personal details provided in his/her Online Registration Form or otherwise and for the following purposes:Event administration(a) The Organiser requires a record of each Participant's registration details including third party emergency contact details for internal administration purposes in order to properly conduct and to safely administer the Event. (b) The Participant agrees to receive emails from Pendle Tri Club. (c) The Organiser will also keep records of medical information provided that it is kept confidential and may be shared only with medical personnel or teams allocated to the Event. Such information shall be deleted within a reasonable time following the completion of the Event unless the participant agrees that the Organiser may use such information in relation to future events organised by the Organiser which are staged within a reasonable timeframe thereafter. Participant information shall be published within Event start lists and results: Name, Age, Age Category, Gender, Club and membership number as appropriate. In addition to this data, Date of Birth shall be passed to British Triathlon to enable matching of results to individual membership records, but will not be publicly published.E-mail/SMS communications(a) The Organiser will use the Participant's contact data submitted on the Online Registration Form or otherwise to send the Participant information by e-mail and/or SMS relating to the Event, other events and any further categories of news and promotional information as the Participant may have requested on the Online Registration Form. (b) The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Organiser may send an e-mail or SMS notification following the Event inviting the Participant to submit or renew his/her registration for any future Organiser events. (c) The Participant accepts that the Event's appointed photography partner will be able to email them post event regarding the purchase of participant photos from the event. (d) The Participant accepts that if he/she ticks a charity box at point of entry, their details will be passed onto said charity who will be able to contact him/her in the futureAll participant data will be managed and stored securely by the PTC in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Participant data will be passed to British Triathlon - Partnerships and stored in accordance to their privacy policy which can be found at commitment statementYour health is your responsibility. The Organiser is dedicated to helping you take every opportunity to enjoy your participation in the Events safely. With this in mind, we have carefully considered what we can reasonably expect of each other.Our commitment to youWe will respect your personal decisions, and allow you to make your own decisions about what exercise you can carry out. However, we ask you not to exercise beyond what you consider to be your own abilities. We will make every reasonable effort to make sure the Event is organised to accepted safe operational standards for you to enjoy. We will make all reasonable steps to ensure first aid is available at the Event to an industry standard. If you tell us you have a disability which puts you at a substantial disadvantage in accessing our event, we will consider what adjustments, if any, are reasonable for us to make.Your commitment to usYou should not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with your safe participation in the Event, before you enter you should seek advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice. It is the decision of the Participant, not the Organiser, to determine whether he or she is fit enough to participate in the Event. If the Participant is in any doubt, they should seek medical advice. It is up to the Participant where to seek that medical advice. You should let us know immediately, if you feel unwell whilst participating in the Events. Our volunteers are not qualified Doctors, but there will be first aid provision in attendance at the Events. If you have a disability, you must follow any reasonable instructions to allow you to complete our event safely. This Health Commitment Statement sets the standards that the Organiser and the Participant can reasonably expect from each other in regards to the health of the participant.