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Lancaster University Triathlon 2020

In memory of Andy Bailey

Lancaster University Triathlon…goes Virtual!

Lancaster University Triathlon in memory of Andy Bailey - Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020

Following the success of the first event in 2016, the sprint distance triathlon at Lancaster University is back for the fifth year running- with a slight difference this year!

If you’ve ever felt the urge to Try-a-Tri now is your chance. The perfect event for beginners, you have the choice to either go it alone or why not build a team and choose to participate in the sport you like best.

To whet your appetite, read Lancaster University's very own published Ironman triathlete Andy Holgate's Introduction to Triathlon.

This is a fun triathlon event aimed at all ages and abilities, from the complete beginner to those that regularly compete.

The Triathlon will consist of three legs, to be completed in one day, either Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th September (breaks can be taken in between).

  • 10minute activity of your choice
  • 20km bike, on a route of your choice
  • 5km, on a route of your choice

Record your time, take a picture and email them into to log your results! First 50 finishers to receive a medal.

All proceeds from previous events have gone to St John’s Hospice Lancaster and Cancer Care Lancashire and South Lakeland, although there will be no overheads for the virtual event, we would love to still raise some money for these fantastic charities.

We are asking participants to pre-register with a £5 entry fee. If you decide to enter as a team, the £5 entry fee will be per team. (£2.50 donation to each charity).

Individual fundraising, in addition, will be very much welcomed for one/ both charities. Over the years, the event has raised £26,000+ for both charities combined and we would love to continue to support them.

If you would like to set up a fundraising page for CancerCare, click here. For St John's Hospice click here


Entries opening now register here

Dr. Andy Bailey was a much loved and respected colleague at Lancaster University Management School from 1997-2015, who died suddenly at the age of 49. Andy will be most fondly remembered by those privileged to have known him as a scholar who was outstanding at translating the academic theory of strategic management and change management to the everyday complexity of practice. Perhaps most importantly, colleagues, students and friends would genuinely describe him as a "great bloke". He was an understated man, gracious in his time to all, kind to a fault.