Triathlon participation on the rise

Sport England’s latest statistics indicate that there’s a growth of female participation in sport, and a continued rise in triathlon participation. This is matched with nearly a 10% increase in Triathlon England membership in 2015.


Sport England’s Active People Survey measures the number of people taking part in sport across the nation. It reaches 165,000 adults (age 14 and over) and began in 2005/6. Findings are published every six months.

Participants report their individual activities, such as swimming, cycling and running, so measuring triathlon data accurately is problematic. The number of individuals participating in triathlon is recognised to be well in excess of 100,000 on an annual basis.