Triathlon Membership & Growth

Membership

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

Being in a triathlon club entitles members to Home Nation membership at a reduced cost.  Athletes with Home Nation membership can enter races at a reduced rate. Those without Home Nation membership must buy a day licence (£3) to race. Membership covers insurance during training as well as competition.

Here are some figures illustrating the growth of Triathlon England and Triathlon Wales membership in recent years.

 

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

 

Participation Figures 2009 - 2013

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 (2.43% increase from 2011)
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: 993
Race starts: 174,293 (17.75% increase on 2012)
Day licences: 98,546 (19.12% increase from 2012)
 
Stats updated March 2014