Jenson Button Trust Triathlon 2017

Claire Duffin Triathlon

Sunday July 23rd 2017!!! The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon will return to Derby for the third consecutive year and once again will take place in Markeaton Park.

This summer’s event will be even bigger with elite, seasoned and novice triathletes as well as teams of three in the Team Challenge, competing alongside Formula 1 McLaren Honda racing driver Jenson Button in a day of sport.


With the same format as in previous years, competitors race twice in one day with heats in the morning and finals in the afternoon.  The preliminary will consist of a 200m swim in Markeaton Lake; 10km cycle from the park and on closed roads into the city’s Cathedral Quarter before returning to the park to complete a 2.5km run.

In the individual event, the top male and female performers will then go on to the finals – completing a 400m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run, with the runners up entering the wooden spoon race.  

Team Challenge participants will race again in the afternoon over the Super Sprint distance and the team with the fastest average time will emerge victorious.

The prize fund available to competitors is one of the largest for a UK based sprint triathlon. A grand total of £7,000 will be on offer, split between the male and female categories.

Back by popular demand, during the JBTT lunchtime break there will be a family triathlon in the park which is open for children aged 7 and above and their parents.  This consists of a 50m swim in the lake then head out onto the closed roads for a 2.5km cycle before a 750m run – crossing the same finishing line as the JBTT triathletes.  This year the event will raise money for the Trust charity of choice.

Also in the lunch time break, this time in the city centre, there will be a children’s criterium race around the Cathedral Quarter.  This event has been extremely popular in the last two years and a big crowd is expected to attend.

All events for children and their families are free to enter.

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