A challenging Swim, Cycle and Run weekend at Ellesmere in the heart of the UK

Ultimate swim

Ultimate cycle

Ultimate run

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UK Ultimate Weekend

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Date: 15-17th July 2022
Venue: The Mere, Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere SY12 0PA
Swim: Lake
Starts From:

Friday Swim - All competitors 5pm

Saturday Cycle - 8:30am to 9:30am

Sunday Run - All competitors 8:30am.


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

Minimum Age:

Quarter 17 years

Half 18 years

Full 18 years


Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

We will be taking a water temperature friday afternoon.

We advise that all competitors bring their wetsuit as well as suitable swim attire.

Swim safety buoys are allowed if no wetsuit is worn. (Please see table below).

a.) The use of wetsuits is forbidden or mandatory if the following combinations of distance and water temperature are attained:

Wetsuit info.jpg

The Event

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 is the starting event with the UK ULTIMATE SWIMChoose from either a 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile, or 0.6 mile swim challenge in the fabulous Mere.

SATURDAY sees the UK ULTIMATE CYCLE SPORTIVE around the picturesque Shropshire countryside. You can choose the Ultimate 112 miles, the Half 56 miles, or the Quarter at 28 miles.

SUNDAY is the UK ULTIMATE RUN  You can go full marathon in the Ultimate 26.2 miles, Half marathon 13.1 miles, or the Quarter distance of 6.5 miles.

This is a weekend-long swim, cycle, and run challenge for all abilities, from novice to first time, as well as being a race for the more serious athlete and age group triathlete.

There are trophies for Top three finishers for the Ultimate Full, Half and Quarter Weekend.

There will be age group awards for first place finishers in every five year age group for the Ultimate Full, Half and Quarter Weekend.

Every competitor will receive an individual medal for each of the swim, cycle, run disciplines and those taking on the full ULTIMATE WEEKEND CHALLENGE will receive a commemorative T-shirt.


Start Times & Cut Off Times

Start times as follows;

Swim: Full from 5pm - Half from 5pm Quarter from 5pm

Cycle: Full from 8.30am - Half from 9.30am Quarter from 8am

Run: Full from 8.30am - Half from 8.30am Quarter from 8.30am

The cut off times are as follows:

Swim: 9pm

Bike: 5.30pm

Run: 4pm

Course Maps


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).

Click to view swim course


This fantastic lapped bike course goes through Shropshire. A great course which is also reasonably flat.
UK Ultimate Full x 4 laps.
UK Ultimate ½ x 2 laps.
UK Ultimate ¼ x 1 lap.
Aid stations along the course.



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

Aid stations approximately every 2 miles.

UK Ultimate Run x 4 laps.

UK Ultimate ½ Run x 2 laps. 

UK Ultimate ¼ Run x 1 lap.

The start & end of each lap will be near the finish line.

There will be direction arrows to guide you correctly around the course.

More information about your race

Race Day Information

Full and up-to-date 2022 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, stickers etc. at registration on the day.


Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions over the weekend.

Good luck and have a great day!

 For result queries please email results@uktriathlon.co.uk

2022 Results (Provisional)

UK Triathlon Event Reviews

Emma Done - What fantastic event, Ultimate Triathlon.

I can't thank everyone at UK Triathlon enough for their outstanding efforts to host the triathlon under Covid rulings. Your outstanding efforts were gratefully received so that we could all feel safe enough to race.

As usual, everything was in place, fantastic registration, lake swim (weed free), transition areas, feed station, bike course, run course around the beautiful lake, not to mention the energetic encouragement from all the Marshals.

This event caters for all abilities. I completed my first and second, full distance triathlon. I will be back again next year for a course PB. Not to mention value for money.

Thanks to all the team for hosting the event in these restricted time that we find ourselves in.

Sidney Wimpolestreet - This is a highly organised, sophisticated and resourceful outfit.

Given the massive hurdles that they have overcome at short notice, continuously and decisively this Covid year, last year, every year, everywhere, I cannot conceive of a more worthy investment of your time, effort and money. If you are seriously going to aspire to do this do it with team that want you to succeed !

Be well well met by the best in the business or take a chance elsewhere.


Ed Parry 

Having completed the Ultimate Half last year as my first half Iron distance event, I was so pleased to return this year to complete the Ultimate Full. Very well organised event with fantastic Marshalls and officials. Very relaxed and welcoming feel to the whole event and my family of supporters loved how easy it was to see me and cheers me on. Would highly recommend to any triathlete.

Entry Form

Entries are available on the day.

Online Entry Closed - Ultimate Weekend 2022


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