OPEN: Oldbury White Horse Children's Triathlon

Children Swimming Cycling Running
General Info
Date:30/04/2022 , 14:00 - 16:00
Location:Calne Community Campus
Address:White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0SP (Map & Directions)
Races: Tri Start (Age 8) Age on 31st Dec 2022
Tri Star 1 (Age 9 or 10) Age on 31st Dec 2022
Tri Star 2 (Age 11 or 12) Age on 31st Dec 2022
Tri Star 3 (Age 13 or 14) Age on 31st Dec 2022
Youth (Age 15 or 16) Age on 31st Dec 2022

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Event Information

Age categories
Overview of the rules

Online Entry

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. Our terms & conditions can be found here, which includes the withdrawal policy.

The minimum age to take part in this event is 8, this age is set by Triathlon England and we are unable to override this.

Entries will be open 1st November 2021 (00:00)
A price rise will take effect 4 weeks prior to the event date. 
Entries will close on the Wednesday before the event (12:00), unless full prior to this.
Entries on the day will take a 20% surcharge of the final online price, should spaces be available, please check the race guide prior to the event taking place. 

Watch: Oldbury White Horse Children’s Triathlon 2017.

Event updates

Please complete the COVID-19 declaration here (available 3 days prior to the event).

Dogs - due to updates in the School hire policies, dogs are no longer permitted on the playing fields, and therefore we ask you not to bring your dog to this event. 

Event Specific Information


Youth (Age 15, 16)
250m swim (10 lengths), 5km grass cycle (5 laps), 2.5km run (5 laps).

Tri Star 3 (Age 13, 14)
250m swim (10 lengths), 4km grass cycle (4 laps), 2.0km run (4 laps).

Tri Star 2 (Age 11, 12)
200m swim (8 lengths), 3km grass cycle (3 laps), 1.5km run (3 laps).

Tri Star 1 (Age 9, 10)
150m swim (6 lengths), 2km grass cycle (2 laps), 1.0km run (2 laps).

Tri Start (Age 8)
50m swim (2 lengths), 1km grass cycle (1 lap), 500m run (1 lap).

Start Times 

We will be working on a rolling start from 14:10. 

Free family 1.5km fun run at 14:00. 


The event will be limited to 300 places.

Post Event

Podium presentations only will take place at this event. All category awards will be posted out on following the event. 

Winners’ awards to the following: 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall.

Results will be available after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Event Course

Swim Course: lengths of the pool, using the Smart Start System (detailed below). Start and finish in the shallow end of the pool. Typically, the temperature at this event is around 28.5C.

Cycle Course: laps of the lower school playing fields, it is advisable to use a mountain or cyclocross bike, should you use a road bike we highly recommend using more substantial tyres as this is on grass. 

Run Course: laps of the upper school playing field, with full spectating accessibility. 

Transition: Located on grass, with great all-round spectating. 

Smart Start System (snaked version)

Since 2018, the successful implementation into this event, we will be introducing this into the Children's Triathlon. The Smart Start System works by adding a swimmer into the pool every 15-30 seconds, depending on your swim speed. This prevents congestion and also allows you to have a better swim as those in front of you have settled into their pace so there is no scrapping for the lead. 

This smart start system will be implemented with a snake style swim course, where each swimmer will swim up and down the lane, duck under the lane rope, and continue in each lane until they exit the pool.

More importantly, this start method guarantees you start your race on the time in which you are given, no delays. Read more about our Smart Start System here. Read our visual race briefing here.

Venue Information

The redevelopment at Calne Leisure Centre has been complete, there may be some changes to previous years with the race day registration location, but this will be provided in the lead up to the event. For those of you who have raced here previously, the building and its facilities have had a major uplift. 

Calne Community Campus lies in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It has fantastic and well-equipped changing and sports facilities, which include a 25m swimming pool, ideal for triathlon training. 

Suitable access to the sports grounds, direct from poolside, allows a great transition from swim to bike. The cycle leg takes you past Oldbury White Horse, one of the oldest in Wiltshire. Both the cycle and run route are out and back on a competitive friendly and fast course, which make it suitable for both seasoned athletes and complete beginners.

The Oldbury White Horse children’s triathlon events take place on the sports grounds making this very safe (traffic free) for children and ideal for family spectating.

Sponsorship & Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to:

General Information


We will be following the rules as laid out by Triathlon England. A copy of the Triathlon England rules can be found here. Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.

We will have Triathlon England Technical Officials present on the day of the event to ensure fair and safe participation.


Ample parking is available at Calne Leisure Centre. An overflow car park will be available on the school tennis courts, please do not park along the entrance road.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4. 

Salisbury - 0hr 55
Cardiff - 1hr 15
London - 1hr 55
Birmingham - 1hr 55
Exeter - 1hr 55


Camping is not available at this event. 

Athlete Pack & Timing Chip Collection

You will be able to sign in for the event and pick up any bib numbers before your start time. You will be required to show your Triathlon England race licence (if you are a member) or photographic identification to verify whom you are when you arrive on the day. 

Athlete registration will be open from 13:00 on the day. 

All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition. Please do not arrive to registration more than 01 hour and 10 minutes prior to your start time. 

Food & Refreshments

LPS Food will be serving food and drink at this event with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. This will be open from 08:00am as you arrive. 

Bike & Wheel Hire & Shop

Hire is not available at this event. 

Massage Therapy

Massage is not available at this event. 

Sports Nutrition

Nutritional advice here.

Photography & Video

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information. 

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will receive an event memento and any products we are able to supply on behalf of sponsors.
Electronic timing is available for the event, and you will receive split times for the event.
You will have access to a free online training programme.
Included in your entry are free photo downloads for this event.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance multisport events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. 

As you will be mixing disciplines, we recommend that you train this way by combining your sessions back-to-back, especially your bike to run. This will make your triathlon experience much more enjoyable.

Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.

Event Cancellation

As soon as we receive your entry for this event, your fee is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason, refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible.  


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