Briefing Notes

2021 Final Start List

Last Updated

11/09/2021

Sunday Registration - If you really can't make registration today, registration opens at 07.00 on Sunday.

Results - These will be updated at various points throughout the day and can be found on the results/photos page. This avoids queuing at the timing van.

Presentation - As this is a long race the results will not be complete and verified for some time after the first few are in there will not be a prize presentation. Vouchers will be sent to category winners.

08/09/2021

Car Parking Reminder

There is very limited car parking in the village and local businesses get upset if we fill them up all day from early in the morning. Event parking is here what3words ///knee.inspects.equal. You can park there all day for £5 and there are free toilets there. All monies go to the local sports club. The Pier Road will be closed before the race starts even for drop-offs. It's a 15 min walk from the official car park to the event field.

Littering -

We would like to make it punishable by execution, but British Triathlon tell us that we are only allowed to disqualify them. If you see a fellow competitor blatantly  littering, they are not worthy of our sport so please report them to the chief technical officer. Shove it up the leg of your shorts until you can dispose of it appropriately.

Covid procedures - 

  • There will be a one way system at registration, you will be directed one at a time to your registration desk. Please maintain a comfortable social distance when queuing, we would like you to wear a face covering in the registration marquee.
  • When setting up your transition point please observe the one way system and only spend the minimum amount of time in transition.
  • There is no provision for bag storage only bring what you need for the race in a soft bag. No storage on edge of transition.
  • If you develop symptoms while at the event, please take yourself away from the event site and isolate until you can take a test. If severe seek advice from the medical team at the event.
  • For those that require further information and guidance about covid 19 please follow this link

28/08/2021

Swim - Aussie style 2 laps of 750m each.

We are back to deep water wave starts. There will be 4 waves, fastest declared swim times will be in wave one and so on to wave 4 with the slowest declared swim times. Wave 1 will start at 08.30, wave 2 will start within 5 mins and so on. All swimmers need to be ready to start at 08.30. You will find out your wave allocation at registration

Aussie style means that you exit the water at the end of lap one run around a designated marker and then go back in for your second lap. There will be a timing mat at the entrance to the second lap. If you can't face a second lap, then fine, go into T1 and start your bike leg. You will still get a your split times but will be marked down as a DNF in the results.

Run Maps

There will be professionally printed waterproof maps of the run route available from race registration for £1 each. These will be suitable for the race. Could also make a good race souvenir.

Pre-race wetsuit check

New requirement from Natural England - You must bring your wetsuit and goggles clean and dry to registration for checking. You will not be allowed to register if you do not. If they are damp or appear not to be clean you will be required to wash then prior to registering.

Registration

2m social distancing must be observed. No bikes in the marquee regardless of weather.

Saturday 3pm-6.45pm in the Registration Marquee as shown on the transition plan.

Sunday 6:45am-7.45am - Emergency Registration only in the Registration Marquee as shown on the the transition plan

Race Briefing

On the day race briefing will be very short and mainly comprise swim safety and any course changes or notifications.

Transition

Transition opens at 6:45am and closes 08.15. Please observe the one way system. At racking point observe 1m+ social distancing. 2m elsewhere.

Absolutely no boxes anywhere in transition. Bring only what you need for the race and can be kept at your racking point in a soft bag. Bag for life or similar is ideal.

 Prize Presentation

Prizes will be posted to prize winners.

Prizes will be for the first 3 males and females in each age category

First male/female AquaBike

Post-race Wetsuit Cleaning 

Please be aware that waterborne non-native invasive species are a real problem.  Ensure that your wetsuit and goggles are clean and dry before you arrive at registration.

After the race and before you leave transition you must wash all items that you took into the water with you.  There will be a washing station near to transition and you must comply with the washing instructions given. This is not optional it is a condition of our use of the lake and will be monitored by Natural England.