UK Ultimate Weekend 2021

Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire
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UK Triathlon has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

This is a weekend-long swim, cycle, and run challenge for all abilities, but it is also a race for the more serious athlete and age group triathlete, with prizes and trophies on offer!

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!

Friday afternoon choose from a 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile, or 0.6 mile swim challenge in the fabulous spring-fed, freshwater Alderford Lake; Saturday cycle around the picturesque Shropshire countryside - 112 miles, 56 miles, or 28 miles; Sunday run around Alderford Lake and out onto closed country roads - 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, or 5 miles.

There will be on-site camping (limited spaces), free parking, cafe, catering, lake swimming, paddle boarding, kids play area, climbing wall and waterpark, making it a great weekend for all the family and one not to be missed!


  • Ultimate Weekend 24th to 26th September 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile cycle - 26.2 mile run
    £175 BOOK
  • Ultimate 1/2 Weekend 24th to 26th September 1.2 mile swim - 56 mile cycle - 13.1 mile run
    £125 BOOK
  • Ultimate 1/4 Weekend 24th to 26th September 0.6 mile swim - 28 mile cycle - 6.5 mile run
    £75 BOOK

All UK Triathlon 2020 events

Your Health before the Event

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.

Social Distancing

It is each and every person's responsibility to social distance at 2 metres where possible before, during and after the event. Please make sure your spectators are aware of and abide by the 2 metre distance rule.

Hand Sanitising

There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event. Please sanitise before and after toilet use.


Please allow more time than normal to register. You must register yourself. You cannot have anyone register for you. Only one competitor will be allowed to register at a time (except relay teams who must register together). Please queue at a 2 metre separation. Hand sanitise before entering. Every competitor will be temperature checked with a digital thermometer before registering.


Each competitor has their own numbered racking position. Rack only there and with your race number facing you.

Race Brief

There will be a short race brief shortly before each event starts from the finish line stage which will be announced over the PA system on the day.

Start Format - Lake Swim

Competitors will each have their own individual start time and be started at the edge of the lake at 10 second intervals. You can only do your warm up on dry land. Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.

Start Format - Pool Swim

Competitors will each have their own individual start time at 30 second intervals. Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.

Bike Course

Normal drafting rules apply.

Run Course

Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.

Feed Stations Run & Finish line

Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter.


Please do not bring unnecessary spectators if possible. Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.

Competitors will receive an individual medal for each of the three disciplines

Those taking on the full Ultimate Weekend Challenge will receive a commemorative T-shirt

Fantastic venue with activities & facilities for the whole family

Alderford Lake, (formerly Dearnford Lake), Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3JQ

Alderford Lake is about 20 miles North of Shrewsbury.


The swim will be in the fabulous spring-fed, freshwater Alderford Lake

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).

At the completion of each swim lap, leave the water; run approximately 30m and get back into the water to start your next lap.

There will be a drinks station serving water and High 5 as you exit after each lap.


This fantastic lapped bike course goes through Shropshire & a small part of North Wales. A great course which is also reasonably flat.

UK Ultimate Full x 4 laps.

UK Ultimate 1/2 x 2 laps.

UK Ultimate 1/4 x 1 lap.

Aid stations along the course.


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

Aid stations approximately every mile.

UK Ultimate Run x 6 laps.

UK Ultimate 1/2 x 3 laps.

UK Ultimate 1/4 is 4 x out & back fully on grass

The start & end of each lap will be near the finish line. There will direction arrows to guide you correctly around the course.

The main feed station around this course will be situated near the Alderford café.

Full and up to date 2021 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.

Start Times:

Friday Swim: Full from 3pm; Half from 4.30pm; Quarter from 6pm

Saturday Cycle: Full from 8.30am; Half from 9.30am; Quarter from 8am

Sunday Run: Full from 8.30am; Half from 9.15am; Quarter from 8am

Cut off times:

Swim: 7pm; Bike: 5.30pm; Run: 4pm

Minimum Age:

Quarter 16 years; Half 18 years; Full 18 years

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

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