**Swim/Bike/Run Virtual Challenge 2020**

31 Jan 2020

**Swim/Bike/Run Virtual Challenge 2020** has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


It's nearly the start of a new year and the start of new challenges.  If you think one virtual event is exciting, consider the fun of three! Complete your very own virtual multisport challenge by swimming, cycling and running, but at your own pace and without the pressure of a race environment! You don't even have to do all three, its your challenge, complete it your very own way. Apart from being fun, it is also a great way to motivate yourself throughout the year and if you want, to race against your friends and other like minded people. 

On Offer

There are three distances on offer, 1,000, 2,000 or 3,000 miles. The challenge will start on the 1st January, but you have until the 31st January to sign up.  The challenge will last all year and will need to be completed by the end of 2020. This is your challenge, so you can race it your way! Unlike an actual tri, you can complete your swim, bike, and run miles in any order or miss out a discipline, whatever you wish over the next 12 months. The choice is completely up to you! It’s your race, your rules, so you do the disciplines and the distances you choose and when they fit in with your schedule.  You can run on a treadmill or run outside. You can cycle on a turbo bike or cycle outside.  You can swim in a pool, a lake or the sea! You can participate in another race and the miles will still go towards your total. You can run your race at your pace anywhere in the world. If you have always fancied giving triathlon a go but have held back for whatever reason, well this is your perfect chance to give it a try.

The Bling

Motivate yourself and bring “Bling” to your training! Book your place now on the Virtual Challenge and earn yourself a awesome medal (measuring 55mm in diameter) that will be personally engraved to whatever you fancy (your name, challenge, slogan etc.). There will also be prizes for the top Male and Female of each challenge with the greatest overall miles and this will be sent out at the same time as your medal.


For every entry a £1 will be donated to Cancer Research UK - cancerresearchuk.org

How do ‘Virtual Triathlons’ work?

Virtual Triathlons work slightly differently to your normal virtual run. Once you are all signed up, I will ask you to join a strava group (so you will need a strava account to take part).  At the end of every week, I will send a reminder email out, advising everyone to upload all their miles to strava (Sunday by 5pm).  From here I will then individually go through all your accounts and will convert all miles done for swim, bike and run and convert them into total run miles by using the following formula:-

  • For every 1ml swam I will convert this into 4 miles of running
  • For every 3ml cycled, I will convert this into 1 mile of running
  • For every 1ml ran/walked, this will equate to 1 mile of running :) 

e.g. Come Sunday, Strava tells me Swimming 1600m (1 mile = 4mls), Cycling 30 miles (30 miles = 10 mls), Running 5 miles (= 5 miles) = 19 miles of total miles

If you are not happy with this formula please do not sign up, but after carrying out research, I feel this is the fairest way to work it out. 

I will also send an email out every Sunday with an update of the current male and female winner and a copy of the leaderboard.


All miles submitted will be based on trust, but I am sure you are all a trust worthy bunch.

All miles are done on your own merit and at your own risk.  I take no responsibility for any loss, damage or injuries that you may incur.

I will only send a medal at the end of the year if you have reached your target of 1,000, 2,000 or 3,000 miles. This will hopefully give you an added incentive to complete your challenge.

I have priced the challenge at £20 (Early Bird price so get in quick), because it takes me 90 minutes to 2 hours every Sunday x 52 weeks for me to work on your individual miles, to calculate it all and send the email, therefore I think this is very good value for money.

If you are injured etc. and cannot run, then I am happy for you to include any long walks as mileage (but not walking with the dog etc)

If you live abroad, please contact me before signing up. The price only includes postage within the UK.

I can be contacted on Go4itevents@gmail.com if you require further information.


Back in 2018 I ran this challenge for the first time and here is what a few had to say:-

  • Thanks again for the motivation to train and also for the swim cap..... out of around 49 that I have this one feels, looks and fits the best
  • I'm grateful for the motivation to keep earning points and for all your efforts on the weekly reports! Thank you so much!
  • My Sunday highlight :-) Thank you
  • Hey there! Just wanted to say thank you for all you do to keep this going!! You're awesome!!
  • Keep it up, stay healthy and thanks again for following through with our progress
  • Love, love, loved it - thanks again
  • Really keeps me motivated and on track

Start counting the days until your race bling arrives!

As soon as you complete your miles, your medal will be posted to you. If you are an overall winner you will be sent your prize at the end of the year...good luck.

Look forward to seeing you on the challenge!


29 Nov 2019£20.00
31 Dec 2019£22.00
31 Jan 2020£24.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 31/01/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??



Nicola Philp