Mouth of the Tyne Aquathlon

Set in the shadow of Tynemouth Priory on the beautiful Northeast coastline, the Mouth of Tyne Aquathlon made is debut in 2019 and is now a regular on the North East race calendar.

Championships and Qualifiers – Triathlon England (

We are super excited and chuffed that this year’s race will also host Triathlon England’s National Aquathlon Championship for 2023.

Participants will start on the beach at Tynemouth Haven and complete two 500m laps in the mouth of the River Tyne. At the end of lap one participants will leave the water in an Australian style exit, run a short way along the beach and then re-enter the water to complete their second lap. After finishing the swim participants will transition and start their 5k run by heading past the Collingwood Monument towards the River Tyne and continue towards North Shields Fish Quay. Runners will perform a U-turn and head back along the riverside promenade, past the race start, and along Tynemouth North Pier with the North Sea to one side and the River Tyne to the other. At the end of the pier participants will run around the lighthouse and head back towards the finish line positioned beneath the magnificent Tynemouth Priory. This race is as challenging as it is picturesque.

Event Prizes

The top three finishers from the Female and Open categories will win be crowned the overall winners, which included cash prizes.

Age group podium prizes will be awarded for the juniors and each 10-year age group category.

Only registered BTF members will be eligible to compete to become the National Champion in their 5-year age group.

This year we are also trialling a relay format and teams can be single or mixed categories. The relay will be exempt from the overall, National Championship and age group prizes but will have its own top three podium.

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Event Details

Date and Time
The event will take place on Sunday August 20th 2023 with a 7:30am start.

The event will take place at Tynemouth Haven adjacent to Tynemouth Sailing Club. Postcode NE30 4DG.

It is highly likely that wetsuits will be mandatory for this event.

Further Information
For further information about this event contact Neil Dick by emailing

You can also find more information at Triathlon England here

Entry Fees

The prices below include race fees, card charges and admin; there are no hidden extras.

BTF Entry until March 31st - £25.00 + Booking Fee - £26.84
NON BTF Entry until March 31st - £31.00 + Booking Fee - £33.16
TEAM Relay (Both entrants are BTF members) £30 + Booking Fee - £32.11
TEAM Relay (1 entrant is a BTF member) £36 + Booking Fee - £38.42
TEAM Relay (No entrants are BTF members) £42 + Booking Fee - £44.74

A valid BTF membership number must be input at entry point to receive the discounted price. England Athletics (EA) numbers are not eligible to receive the discounted price.

In accordance with British Triathlon’s transgender policy there will be 2 categories available to entrants. These will be a female category, for people who are female sex at birth and an open category for all other individuals including transgender people. Entrants will be required to allocate the correct category upon entry.

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Churchill Playing Fields
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