Driffield Triathlon
Driffield Triathlon
Driffield Triathlon
Driffield Triathlon
Driffield Triathlon

Driffield Triathlon – Sunday 10 May 2020 (event cancelled)

DRIFFIELD TRIATHLON | Sunday 10th May 2020 | East Yorkshire

Swim – 400m / Bike – 19km / Run 5km
Start from 8:30am


Freebird Events deeply regret to announce that in line with public health guidance regarding the Covid-19 pandemic we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our Driffield Triathlon and Driffield Junior Triathlon.

The global situation is very fluid, and we like the rest of the world don’t know how bad things will get and how long it will last. We are closely following the news and Government guidance and are looking at all possibilities. Currently we have suspended taking entries for our remaining events later in the season and will make further announcements regarding these events.

At such a time as this as we all face a global situation of unprecedented scale, we ask for your patience and understanding.

Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Driffield Triathlon, held at Driffield Leisure Centre, in East Yorkshire is a regular favourite for many triathletes. This pool based triathlon is the first event on the Freebird Events calendar this year and a great start to the season.

We welcome people of all ages and abilities to take part in this fantastic event. It is an ideal choice if this is your first triathlon or if you are a seasoned pro.

Our team of triathlon experts and trainers will help guide you through your journey to ensure you enjoy the experience of competing in this exciting sport. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your race day runs as smoothly as possible, all you need to focus on is completing the swim, bike and run, we’ll take care of the rest.

Demand for both senior and junior events in past years has been high as it offers the whole family the ability to take part in triathlon at the same venue on the same day.

Fancy a challenge? The Driffield Triathlon takes place on Sunday 10th May 2020

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We advise competitors to arrive at least one hour before the start of their race to ensure they have plenty of time to rack their bikes before the first wave of competitors and also gives everyone time to find their way around the course and feel comfortable with the transition areas.

Final race information including competitor’s final start times will be emailed out to you approximately 10 days before Driffield Triathlon and will also be listed on the website the week before the event on here so please make sure you check your time and allow plenty of time for travel to the venue.

We will be in touch before this, keeping you up to date with any race information, training tips and ideas that might just help you achieve a PB!

There is parking available at the venue which is free of charge. There are also changing facilities, food vans and equipment stalls at the event (just in case you forget something!)



The swim section of Driffield Triathlon is 16 laps of a 25-metre pool, 400 metres overall. We provide you with swim caps on arrival, but if you prefer to wear your own that is absolutely fine!

To make the event as fair as we can, we ask for your estimated swim time for 400 metres when completing your entry form. This allows us to allocate you to a swim wave, starting with other triathletes of a similar ability to yourself. Not only does this make it fair but it also reduces any anxiety some of you may have about the swim wave of the course. There will be a maximum of 4 swimmers per lane, this gives each swimmer plenty of space, allowing you to focus on achieving the best swim you can.


Having completed the swim, you’ll enter the transition area before heading out onto the 19-kilometre bike ride, which is a single-circuit lap on the roads around Driffield.

Our highly experienced marshals are there to guide you as well as offer plenty of enthusiasm and support as you complete the second discipline of your triathlon. As expected with any Freebird event, signage and marshals are in place at every road junction making the bike course very easy to navigate.

Unfortunately this is not a closed road event but we take the upmost care to ensure drivers are aware of the event and the roads are usually quite quiet allowing for an undisturbed ride.

The bike circuit comprises of an undulating course with interesting views, steady climbs and nice descents, giving you a well varied route.


Returning from the end of the bike course, you’ll once again enter transition before setting off on the final 5-kilometre run. This is a multi-lap course in and around the grounds of Driffield sports centre.

There are plenty of opportunities for your supporters to watch and cheer you on as you soak up the friendly atmosphere that comes with the Driffield Triathlon. The Freebird support crew will be in place to guide you around the course and encourage you all the way to the finish line.

Remember to smile at the photographers as you pass them, it’s your moment to shine and a great momentum when you finish the event!


You will wear a timing chip throughout the event which will track your time throughout each discipline, at the end of the course you can view your time and get a print out from our machine. Final timings and photos will be uploaded to our website within 7 days of completion of the event. (Please bear with us on this as due to high numbers of competitors this can sometimes take several days to process!)

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the Driffield Triathlon, please check our FAQ page and if your query is not answered there please contact us we will do our best to answer any question you may have.

Best of luck with your training and preparation for your chosen triathlon. We look forward to welcoming you to the Driffield Triathlon on 10th May 2020.

Driffield Triathlon for all the family

General Info

Driffield Triathlon
10 May 2020

Swim 400 m / Cycle 19km / Run 5km

Start Time
From 8:30am

A fun, friendly triathlon with a great atmosphere.
No matter what you’re level of ability you can be sure of a fantastic experience with loads of encouragement & support from the Freebird crew.

Driffield Triathlon

Driffield Leisure Centre
Bridlington Road
YO25 5HZ

“Really enjoyed the Triathlon today – great organisation, thanks again for a great event.”

Robert W


“Thank you for a fantastic event -excellently run, with a cracking atmosphere and extremely friendly staff.”

Marc R

“Thank you for another enjoyable Triathlon. The marshals were very friendly and everyone was very helpful.”

Simon S

“Really enjoyed the event on Sunday – great fun as always.”

Shaun L

“Hi, thank you for a fantastically well organised event, I will definitely be back next year.”

Brian F

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