Now established as one of the most popular races on the UK race calendar, the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon is moving to Derby from its previous home in Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire to accommodate more people.


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There’s also going to be a £7,000 prize purse on offer, with £1,000 on the table for both the male and female overall winners. We caught up with the F1 ace to discuss the move…

So why Derby?

Triathlon’s massive up there and they love their sport, which is great. Especially cycling. It’s just nice having it somewhere different.

And also it can become a bigger event, not in terms of participants, because we still want to keep it a family thing, but in terms of people watching and being a part of it.  

You’re big on the festival element of a race. Why’s this?

I feel a lot of triathlons are great if you want to go there and race, but it’s arrive, do your thing and leave, which can also be a massive comedown.

It’s nice to have the festival vibe where there’s a band afterwards, there’s a BBQ and people hang around. I think that makes the event and keep people interested in the event.