Commit to fit: 2022 events to train for now
On your marks, get set, and go! Fancy challenging yourself in the new year? Then get booking onto these Suffolk & Cambs races and triathlons. Lace up your trainers, take a breath, and dig deep.
St Ed’s Triathlon Festival, Bury St Edmunds
When: 10 Apr 2022
What to expect: A variety of events to take part in including Triathlon, Aquathlon, and Duathlon to raise money for local charities. A pool swim, fast cycle around local villages and a flat running course make the route ideal for beginners, plus kids 8+ can take part in the Aquathon.
Mid May Mayhem Run, Brandon
When: 15 May 2022
£: From £28
What to expect: Run as far as you like or try and beat your PB with this running route around Brandon Country Park in the heart of Thetford Forest.
Summer Ready Run, Brandon
When: 26 Jun 2022
£: From £28
What to expect: Whether you’re running your first 5k or an ultra marathon, set yourself a challenge at this six hour event held around Brandon Country Park. Bikini bod, here we come!
Stowmarket Tri, Stowmarket
When: 18 Sept 2022
What to expect: A pool swim, fast cycle through neighbouring villages and flat running course with a variety of distances to suit novices to triathlon veterans. Competitive type? The races are chip timed with results available throughout the event to see competitors progress. Game on!
Zig Zag Challenge, Horseheath
When: 5 March 2022
£: From £30
What to expect: Set on Horseheath Racecourse around a 5.3k loop, the aim of the game at this six hour event is to run as far as you can for as long as you can – ideal for runners of all abilities.
Cambridge Half Marathon, Cambridge
When: 6 March 2022
£: From £44
What to expect: Several roads in the city centre are closed for this half marathon route that passes through the heart of Cambridge on predominately flat ground. If you’re not on your last legs (sorry), remember to look up as the route passes many historic landmarks.
Easter Challenge, Huntingdon
When: 15 Apr 2022
£: From £28
What to expect: Burn off the mountain of Easter choc you’ve scoffed (c’mon, it’s inevitable) with this six hour event around Hinchingbrooke Country Park. Run as far as you like for as long as you like.
St Neots Triathlon Series, St Neots
When: 15 May, 7 Aug, 11 Sept 2022
£: From £47
What to expect: Choose between three distances (sprint, standard, super-sprint) that all kick off with a swim across the beautiful River Ouse, followed by a scenic bike course through cookie cutter villages and a run around Riverside Park.
Grafman Middle Distance Triathlon, Huntingdon
When: 5 June 2022
£: From £100
What to expect: Voted National Event of The year 2014 and selected for the Triathlon England Middle Distance Championships 2015 and British Championships 2016, this route includes a swim on the serene lake at Grafham Water, a rolling but fast bike ride through surrounding villages and stunning views of the Valve Tower on the final sprint.