Welcome to VO2 Max Racing Events

At VO2 Max Racing Events, we are committed to improving the quality of single- and multi-sport events in the North East region. Our focus is firmly on the competitor and straightforward, well organised, good quality races are our trademark. We cater for people of all abilities, young and old, through training to competition and we want you all to have a fantastic experience.

Multisport events like Triathlon have to be among the friendliest and most sociable sports around. Triathlon Club memberships are growing by the day and whether you are aiming to compete or just want to train, you will be surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals of all ages and gender.

The sport is fully inclusive and there will always be people willing to offer advice or kind enough to help you out. At our events you will be well looked after and surrounded by people who are enthusiastic about the sport and genuinely want to help.

The 2017 season will be with us before we know it and everyone’s mind will be focused on the season ahead. Our lake based Triathlon Events attract competitors from all over the country and abroad. We have two great venues at Ladyburn Lake, Druridge bay Country Park and the QE2 Lake next to Woodhorn Museum near Ashington. People like our events because they are straightforward and well run and in 2017, we will be striving to make our two lake open water triathlon events even bigger and better than ever!

Our Open water swim training continues to grow in popularity. In 2016, over the 10 week training period, we averaged around 100 people per session. It was extremely popular, with triathletes and open water swimmers a like, making it their main weekly session throughout the summer months. It is rapidly becoming the North East’s ‘Premiere’ open water training venue.

Looking Ahead to 2017

Entries for our 2017 events are now open.

  • Sunday 4th June 2017 - Northumberland Sprint & Standard Triathlon
    Druridge Bay Country Park is situated on the beautiful Northumbrian coast and is the perfect venue for a great day out racing. Located right next to a stunning bay, on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline, it’s a popular place to ride, cycle, walk, paddle and surf and perfect for a fun family day out. This is a superb venue for a 'First Class' event and ‘Ever popular’ this event will attract a large number and wide range of competitors into both the Sprint and Standard distances. The standard of racing will be competitive, and spectators will be out in force to cheer competitors on, providing a truly amazing atmosphere.
  • Sunday 16th July 2017 - Woodhorn Museum Sprint & Standard Triathlon
    This perennial favourite is held at Woodhorn Museum in the QE2 Country Park which boasts a 16 hectare lake surrounded by developing woodland and open grasslands. The diverse and developing habitats around the lake now host a variety of birds, plants and mammals and the lake itself is host to both resident and migratory birds. Woodhorn Museum itself is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and has a range of fantastic activities and exhibits for all the family. It’s a unique event, with Sprint and Standard distances on offer and the location makes it another superb family day out! What more do we need to say?

    Both events are open to relay team entries which we actively encourage as it gives people, who don’t feel confident enough to do a Triathlon on their own, the chance to experience the race day competition and pre and post race atmosphere.
  • 4th May - 20th July 2017 - Open Water Swim Training
    VO2 Max Racing Events have secured open water swimming at QE2 lake, Woodhorn, on Thursday evenings from 18:00 to 20:00, commencing 4th May 2017. You don't need to be a member of a triathlon club, and provided we know that you are a competent swimmer and meet the ability criteria, just make sure you register online and you should be OK to train.

Good luck with your training over the winter, and we look forward to seeing you at our events in 2017!