Triathlon Membership & Growth

Membership

Triathlon is a fast-growing sport. The number of memebers and participants has been steadly increasing and there are over 500 registered clubs in Britain.

 

Participation Figures 2009 - 2014

2009
 
Total number of events : 803
Total number of race starts: 120,620 (Britain)
Total number of day licences: 63671 (Britain)
 
2010
 
Number of events : 751 in England, Wales and Scotland
Race starts: 132,325 (9.7% increase from 2009)
Day licences: 70,038 (10% increase from 2009)
 
Male 59% / Female 41%
Largest age category: 35-44 (41%)
Regional highest levels of triathlon participation: South East England (24%)
 
 
2011
 
Number of events: 731
Race starts: 141,206 (6.71% increase from 2010)
Day licences: 80,769 (15.32% increase from 2010)
 

2012
 
Number of registered events: 903
Race starts: 148,024 (4.83% increase on 2011)
Day licences: 82,730
Total number of members (June 2012): Triathlon England 15,274 (does not include Scotland and Wales)
Total number of triathlon clubs: 504 affiliated clubs in England and Wales
 
 
2013
 
Number of registered events: 1002
Race starts: 174,293 (17.75% increase on 2012)
Day licences: 100,530 
 
2014
 
Number of registered events: 1207
Race starts: 196,303 (10.17% increase on 2013)
Day licences: 130953 (30.26% increase on 2013)
 

Figures illustrating the growth of Triathlon England and Triathlon Wales membership in recent years:

  • Season 2004/2005: 6,400 members (BTA)
  • Season 2005/2006: 6,748 members (BTA)  ( a 5.4% increase)
  • Season 2006/2007: 9,450 members (TE +WT)  (a 40% increase). This was the year that the online membership application system was opened
  • Season 2007/2008: 9,931 members (TE +WT)  (a 5.1%  increase)
  • Season 2008/2009: 10,429 members (TE +WT)  (a 5.0% increase)
  • Season 2009/2010: 12,359 members (TE +WT) (a 18.5% increase)
  • Season 2010/2011: 14,298 members (TE +WT) (a 15.7% increase)
 

Triathlon England Membership, including male/female breakdown

  Male Female Total
2010 10,303 3525 13,828
2011 10,161 3566 13,727
2012 10,131 3622 13,753
2013 11,450 4155 15,605
 
 
 
Stats updated Feb 2015