The Darren Hale Triathlon

Event Information

2020 will be the 4th Darren Hale Triathlon in memory of a friend and colleague.


It might make you feel exhausted just thinking about it but the triathlons we are offering are only serious and competitive if you want them to be. On the day there is a real buzz with people talking, laughing and joking their way through the triathlon with help and support from each other and the Sport Aston Team.


The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University, Woodcock Street, Birmingham.

All events will take place indoors using the sports centre's gym for the running and bike sections and the swimming pool for the swim part of the triathlon.

Dates: TBC but around the 5th May 2020

The 5th May is Darren's Birthday and seemed a fitting day to host the event as close to that date as possible.

Triathlon Distances:

There are 2 distances available and you can choose to do either distance as an individual or if you only want to do one of as a team.

Individual Entry

Fun Triathlon (10k Bike - 2.5k Run - 10 length swim) £10

Sprint Triathlon (20k Bike - 5k Run - 16 length swim) £10

Team Entry

Team Fun Triathlon (10k Bike - 2.5k Run - 10 length swim) £15

Team Sprint Triathlon (20k Bike - 5k Run - 16 length swim) £15


If you don't want to do the triathlon but still want to support the fundraising and everyone taking part you can make a donation that will be hugely appreciated by everyone.

Start Times

When you enter you will chose 3 of the start times and depending on availability we will assign one of those times as your starting time.

Enter Now

2020 entries are not open yet.


Fill out the form and bring it to reception at The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre with your entry fee/donation.


All of your entry fee or donation will go towards the purchase of life saving de-fib machines. 


If you have any questions check our FAQs section below or contact us at and we will try to help.   


2020 Dates

In 2020 we will be planning to hold the Darren Hale Triathlon around the 5th May.

Our first event in 2017

In 2017 we held the first ever Darren hale Triathlon in memory of Darren. It was a fantastic day with everyone enjoying the challenge and having fun at the same time.

When we started organising the event last year we were aiming to raise £1500 but thanks to wonderful support from everyone involved we raised a massive £2,297.46.

About Darren

Darren was the Campus Sports Manager at Sport Aston but was so much more than that to everyone here. You could usually hear Darren before you saw him because of his loud, infectious laugh.


He was always smiling, cracking a joke or...running, cycling and swimming. 

Darren was an exceptional athlete who mainly competed in long distance running but recently found a love for triathlons. 

Darren will always be missed and this triathlon is one way we can celebrate his life and one of his passions.








1. What is a triathlon?

  • A triathlon has three parts to it, normally a swim, bike, run.


2. What order will the event be in? 

  • The Darren Hale Triathlon will be a bike, run and swim.


 3. Where will the events take place?

  • The bike and run will take place in the main gym at the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre.
  • The swim will take place in the swimming pool at the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre.


4. What equipment do I need to take part? 

  • Sports kit
  • Swimming costume or trunks
  • Swimming goggles (optional)
  • Towel
  • Trainers
  • A drinks bottle - drinking water is available in the sports centre 

5. Where will the event take place?
  • The bike, run and swim will all take place at the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre. There will be qualified staff on hand who are first aid trained to help motivate you and help you if needed.


6. Will I get a time at the end of the event?

  • Yes we will be timing all the events so you can see what time you get.