Saturday 6 June

Tomorrow we should have been enjoying the 8th Beccles Triathlon.

Following our announcement on 24 March that the Triathlon could no longer take place on 7 June we have now sadly made the decision that there will be NO Beccles Triathlon in 2020.

The Beccles Triathlon has over the last 7 years become one of the region’s most popular events and we know this will be a disappointment to you. Having spent months arranging everything, it is a disappointment for us too.

We considered postponement to later in the season, but after lengthy review, and given the current lack of clear guidance on what will or will not be practically possible, and following the cancellation of so many other late season events, we have decided that our only option is to cancel in order that we can avoid any further uncertainty for you, and unnecessary expense for us, and come back better than ever in 2021.

Not only is this a huge disappointment for us all, but the Triathlon is a major fundraiser for Beccles Lido and cancellation leaves a potentially big hole in the Lido’s finances. The Lido has invested over £500,000 in upgrades to the main pool (including lane lines! so no more snaking!), with further upgrades planned for which fundraising is ongoing.

The Terms & Conditions for Beccles Triathlon provide for a refund of up to 60% of entry fee (excluding the Entry Central transaction charge) but we do appreciate that this is a difficult time financially for all of us, and not just for the Lido. We have therefore decided on the following:

1) A refund of 50% of your entry fee (excluding the Entry Central transaction charge). This will leave us with 10% to cover our administration and other expenses and a 40% solidarity donation to Beccles Lido. Anyone selecting option 1) will earn our very grateful thanks and preferential entry to the next Beccles Triathlon (pre-official registration opening); or

2) A refund of 90% of your entry fee (excluding the Entry Central transaction charge). This will leave us with 10% to cover our administration and other expenses; or

3) No refund of your entry fee which will mean that Beccles Lido will get the biggest possible financial benefit now. If you select option 3) you will earn our HUGELY grateful thanks and will also enjoy preferential entry to the next Beccles Triathlon (pre-official registration opening) AND a 50% discount on the entry fee.

We hope that you will agree that the above is fair and we also hope that you will want to support Beccles Lido – the Lido has assured us that any income earned from this year’s cancelled Triathlon will be spent on new equipment that will be used for the Triathlon, with new anti-wave lane ropes top of the list!

Please do not reply to us yet and bear with us while we implement our refund system and we will contact you as soon as we have done so.

Very many thanks for your understanding and continued support and we can’t wait to see you in 2021 when we hope that racing will be back to normal?

Triathletes and wanabee-Triathletes...
we hope to now proudly present the...
8th Beccles Triathlon -
on probably 13th June 2021

REGISTRATION opens 11am on Saturday TBA.

The Beccles Triathlon is an early season sprint which attracts well-seasoned Triathletes as well as newcomers - and all are equally welcome!

Beccles and our part of the Waveney Valley has lots of beautiful places to get active outdoors (click here to check out the BIKE route), and the Triathlon starts and ends at Beccles Lido.

Check out the huge positive feedback the Beccles Triathlon has received and we hope you will agree that it is the early season MUST ENTER event!

Beccles Triathlon won "CLUB EVENT OF THE YEAR" in the 2016 Triathlon England Eastern Region Awards and has again, for the 5th year running, been selected for inclusion in the Eastern Region race series! If you are a Triathlon newbie or doing the race for fun - don't worry! You are still very welcome and there will be no difference in your enjoyment of the event! But for club triathletes it means that you can score league points! Click here for more details.

We never imagined that we would get so popular, but we sold out every year, sometimes as quickly as 35 minutes! But if that happens, we will again have a waiting list for when people drop out (and they DO drop out!).

The Beccles Triathlon is a big fundraiser of the year for Beccles Lido, and if you would like to race sponsored to help us raise funds please let us know and we can help you set a fundraising page up – please click here to Contact Us and let us know.

Beccles Triathlon is run by Beccles Triathlon Club. We have the COOLEST Tri kit in the region and approaching 100 members, half of whom are ladies - so if you are a newcomer wanting to enter your first Tri we will get you Tri-fit and ready! Seasoned Triathletes looking to improve are also very welcome and we now have members who have raced for Great Britain and raced up to ironman level. We're very friendly and we will often have 2 instructors, so no one gets left behind! Click here for more details.

We hope you like our website. We hope you enter, or will volunteer to help (we will need Marshals and general help on the day - marshalling is great fun and not hard, so why not Click here to find out more).

Or just come along and spectate!

Terms & Conditions

Click here for the Beccles Triathlon Terms & Conditions