Entries to all of our events, even the ones not yet cancelled, have been suspended. They will reopen as soon as government guidance and social distancing measures have been amended to allow us to have confidence that they will be able to take place.
I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in allowing us time to assess the coronavirus situation in relation to the impact that it will have on the delivery of our events. There is still a lot of uncertainty about how long this dreadful outbreak will last and how long the necessary social distancing measures that affect us all will need to be in place.
Currently British Triathlon have withdrawn sanctioning from all events until the end of July this year, we will be following their lead and cancelling or postponing our events in line with BT policy. This means that our events are impacted as follows:-
Ripon Hornblower Duathlon. The rearranged date for this is provisionally October 11th 2020.
Stockton Duathlon. Cancelled. Stockton Borough Council are unable to reschedule this event to the autumn. However, we have secured another closed-road venue at Elvington near York for October 17th 2020. As of 22/05/220 BTF announced cancelation of championship and qualification status for all 2020 BTF races. Therefore the Elvington race will not be a championship race or qualifier.
‘A Day In The Lakes’ Triathlon. Cancelled. Unable to reschedule this year, next years date June 20th.
Redcar Sprint Triathlon. Cancelled (by Redcar & Cleveland BC). Provisional date for 2021 July 25th. Confirmed European Champs Qualifier for 2022.
Dalesman Triathlon. Currently still on August 23rd but subject to change as the situation develops.
Helvellyn Triathlon. Currently still on September 6th but subject to change as the situation develops.
So, what happens to your event entry?
If the event that you entered has had to be cancelled because of government legislation made necessary by the outbreak of coronavirus then there are 4 options available to you. The default position will be option one if the event can be rescheduled to later this year or option 2 if not. Meaning that if you do nothing then this option will be presumed. If option one is your preferred option, you do not need to inform us. If option 1 does not apply to your event ie, it cannot be rescheduled to later this year then option 2 will automatically kick in and your entry will be transferred to the 2021 version. If neither of these options work for you then please inform us which of options 3 or 4 you would like us to implement.
The options are:-
- Transfer of your entry to the rescheduling of the event entered in 2020 if that has been possible.
- If option 1 does not apply to your event, then transfer your entry to the 2021 version of the event assuming government measures have been lifted by then.
- Receive a 100% credit of your entry fee for use against entry for any Trihard event in 2021 or 2022.
- Receive a 75% refund of your entry fee.
Regrettably the event cancellation insurance that we hold for our events does not cover the current pandemic situation. If it did then 100% refunds could have been made. Trihard Events do not qualify for any government assistance that has to date been announced.
I have copied the relevant paragraph from our entry terms and conditions below.
12. Event Cancellation
If the Event is cancelled for reasons beyond the organisers control, including without limitation fire, storm, act of terrorism, "act of god", serious medical incident, then the Participant will not be entitled to any refund or compensation of other losses and any refund that the Organiser decides to make will be within the absolute discretion of the Organiser.
I sincerely hope that you and your family stay healthy and suffer minimal disruption because of this awful situation.
Rob Wilkins. Trihard Events