We can't wait until triathlons start up again. We asked our community what their 'must-do' 2021 triathlon and ironman events are to give us something to look forward to when we're allowed to race again.

For star treatment for all

The Outlaw

If you're looking for your first event, or you just love feeling like a star whether you come first or last, the Outlaw triathlon comes highly recommended by our community. 

'Outlaw. Hartlepool tri club turned the red carpet blue till the last person finished. Great day.'

James Bate 

'Outlaw. Organisation and friendly support were the best I've experienced.'

Richard Foster

Find out more about the Outlaw 2021


With aquathlons and duathlons, as well as triathlons, Bustinskin has something for everyone at all levels. Plus, whilst events have been postponed, Bustinskin will help keep you in competitive shape with their virtual challenges so you've no reason not to sign up when they restart.

'Bustinskin events - their triathlons are the bomb. If you haven’t entered one yet be sure to check them out.' 

Andrew MacDonald

'Bustinskin WMD in Weymouth, Dorset. Hopefully, it'll be on in June this year.'

Sarah Bibby

For climbers

TriHard Helvellyn

The organisers of the Helvellyn, TriHard, claim it's one of the toughest triathlons in the world. You'll start with a swim in the clear Ullswater before climbing the infamous 'Struggle' with an elevation gain of 1489 ft on Kirkstone Pass. If that's not enough, you'll be finishing with a run up and down Helvellyn with an elevation gain of 3118 ft. Hardcore!

'Helvellyn Triathlon with TriHard events for sure.  Tough, scenic and well organised.'

Cheryl Frost

'Helvellyn is right up there as events go, and racing this year with a pro field made it a little bit special. Topping out on "the struggle" may be the end of the climbing on the bike but still plenty of climbing to do on the run.'

Steven Gregory 

Find out more about the TriHard Helvellyn 2021

Alp d'Huez Triathlon

Feared and revered in equal measure, the Alp d'Huez is on the bucket-list for many cyclists and triathletes. Those who are ready to take on the climb together with a swim and a run will be rewarded with unparalleled views and ultimate bragging rights.

'Alpe d’Huez triathlon is stunning and one tough event.'

Steven Howell 

For the pro experience

Challenge Roth

With events open to all from amateur right up to pro-level, Challenge Roth is an amazing experience whether you're racing or cheering for your favourites. 

'I’m fortunate to be racing Challenge Roth as a GB Age Grouper at the European Championships. Roth is along with Kona the top bucket list race for me!' 

William Galvin 

'The best event for the crowd atmosphere is Challenge Roth.'

Mark Skivington

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds

This comes up time and again in our Wiggle Pro Show interviews. Professional triathletes have a love/hate relationship with the undulating course but all agree that the fan support is amongst the best in the world.

'The first year got a lot of bad press but everyone has upped their game since then and it's now a brilliant event.'

Brett Roscoe

What's on your must-do list?


About the author

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Nassrin Chamanian
Published on: 12 Jan 2021

Pretty OK at bikes. Enthusiasm outstrips ability.