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ACE Week – 'Split' Sprint Triathlon (individual or team event)

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This event is part of the School of Social Sciences' ACE week and open to School of Social Sciences students only.

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Event details

This event is for social science students as part of ACE Week, which is your chance to:

  • explore your chosen subject through a range of activities
  • debate topics relevant to your subject with social science students from other courses and years
  • engage with a range of extracurricular activities to complement your studies and future career.

'Split' Sprint Triathlon (Individual or Team Event)

This is an opportunity to complete a 'split' triathlon, involving three events separated by breaks / rest periods over the period of a day. The events are a: 500m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run.

Your times for each event are accumulated across the day to give you a finishing time of the combined events. You can choose to participate individually in all three events or participate in the team event (in teams of three) with each team member completing one event.

There will be prizes for all finishers and winners in the individual / team events. Students may choose to fund raise for a charity through sponsorship.

What you need to check before attending the event

Are you studying BA (Hons) Social Work or a postgraduate course? You will still have scheduled teaching, seminars or will be on placement. You are very welcome to attend our ACE Week events that do not clash with your scheduled teaching.

Want to join the conversation about ACE Week? Use #aceweek

Booking information

This event is free to attend but places are limited so we recommend you book your place as soon as possible.

Please click on the "Add to basket" button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve your place.

When you complete the booking form, in the Tell us how you heard about this event and any further comments field, please tell us:

1. If you are participating as an individual (all three events) or as part of a team (one event each).
2. If you are participating as a team, your team name.
3. T-shirts are provided to all finishers. Please tell us your size. Options S, M, L, XL.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Natasha Underhill for more information.
The School of Social Sciences reserves the right to postpone or cancel in the event of any unexpected staff absences.

Location details


Southglade Leisure Centre

Travel Info:

The venue can be reached via bus from the city centre: Take the Brown bus route no.16. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

You can make your own way to the venue (there is plenty of parking on-site), or meet at 8.15 am in Newton reception to travel together as a group by public bus.

Past event

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Natasha Underhill