SYtri (Shrewsbury Triathlon) “Darwins Challenge” Aquathlon 2015

If you’ve been looking for a new challenge for 2015, why not try a multisport event? Entries are currently open for SYtri (Shrewsbury Triathlon) “Darwins Challenge” Aquathlon which takes place on Sunday May 3rd 2015. The event is now a popular annual event in Shrewsbury, attracting more competitors year upon year.  As well as an adult race, there are also junior age categories, allowing youngsters aged between 8 – 16 years to compete in a traffic free environment.

Taking place at The Gemini Pool, Shrewsbury School, the event comprises an indoor swim in a flat form 25m pool. The junior’s run is flat, (out and back) on enclosed paths and grass, allowing spectators to offer much needed support and encouragement throughout the whole race. The adult’s run is an undulating course through the picturesque town of Shrewsbury and along the River Severn with a final sting in the tail – Darwin’s Challenge!!

Race distances are as follows:-

Adults: 17+ years 400m swim and 5000m run

Youth: 15/16 years 400m swim and 3000m run

Tristar 3: 13/14 years 300m swim and 2400m run

Tristar 2: 11/12 years 200m swim and 1800m run

Tristar 1: 9/10 years 150m swim and 1200m run

Tristart: 8 years 50m swim and 600m run

N.B. Please note that age groups are based on competitor age as at 31st December 2015


Adult Entry Fee: (17+) - £15 BTF member (£18 non BTF member)

Junior Entry Fee:  £11 for BTF members (£12 non BTF member)


Entries for the event are online only via the club website Simply follow the “events” link and complete your details and make your payment online. Time is limited as the closing date for entries is 5th April 2015 or when the race entry limit has been reached. We are unable to take any entries on the day of the event.

There is now even more reason to take part in the event, since it was awarded Level 1 Event Qualitymark status by Triathlon England in February 2015 ( The status provides a quality assurance standard for events, providing competitors and spectators with confidence that minimum conditions have been met relating to the setup, planning and organisation of the event. The club are proud to be able to hold this status for Darwins Challenge and SYtri are confident that it will once again provide competitors with a challenging race, in a friendly atmosphere.

New members are always welcome to join the club and further information regarding membership can be found on Members can enjoy many benefits once they join the club including discount at local shops in Shrewsbury and weekly coaching sessions for each discipline of triathlon.

Please also see our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @sytriathlon and @sytri_juniors to keep up to date with event information.

If you have any further enquiries please email [email protected]