Triathletes from across the UK will head to Oxfordshire this weekend as this year’s Blenheim Palace Triathlon returns to the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The event is thought to be the only triathlon in the world which takes place on the grounds of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock and is one of the most popular mass participation triathlons in Europe.
A major part of the attraction of the event is its stunning scenery, but the Blenheim Palace Triathlon also offers an inclusive and beginner-friendly route into triathlons and is considered the go-to triathlon for people starting out in the sport.
With two different levels of triathlon (400m swim, 13.3km bike, and 2.9k run, or 750m swim, 19.8km bike, and 5.4k run) and the option of taking part alongside friends in a relay event, the Blenheim Palace Triathlon now appeals both to newcomers to the sport and experienced triathletes.
There is even a Weekend Warrior option whereby people can complete as many back-to-back triathlons as they can over the duration of the weekend.
BBC Radio 2 presenter and DJ Jo Whiley is set to take part in the relay at this year’s event.