General Race Information
This page is for general information about the race, any changes specific to the current race can be found on the 'Briefing Notes' page.
This is a draft-legal race in 2017. Make sure you are aware of the additional rules and regulations that apply to draft-legal races before you enter. Rules and Regulations
Race HQ Location
Tuned In, Majuba Road, Redcar, TS10 5BJ Note this is a new and much better race HQ with catering and toilet facilities. Transition area on grass directly outside.
The transition area is for competitors and officials only. Space is limited please only bring what is essential for the race into the transition area. Ensure your helmet fits correctly, it will be checked. To save queuing at transition checkin please wear your helmet and have your bike number attached to your seat post. It will need to be checked against your bib number, so have that handy too.
MP3 players and similar devices are not allowed to be used in the transition area and this includes prior to, during and after the race. Infringements will incur a penalty.
Please ensure your bike is racked correctly. Ask an official if unsure.
In fairness to all competitors taking part, you will not be allowed back into transition until the last runner from the last wave is out on the run course. If you can plan to have some post race clothing outside transition.
When removing your equipment after the race please have your bib number handy as it will be checked against your bike number.
There is no designated triathlon parking, however there is a very large car park on Majuba Road which is £3 for all day parking. there are other car parks in Redcar follow this link for details - Kirkleatham Street and Seafield House car parks are free on Sundays, they are both next to Redcar Leisure Centre where there are free changing and showering facilities. These two car parks are a 10 minute walk from transition/registration. (See map on briefing notes)
Registration will be in Tuned In on Saturday 28th 16:00 - 18:30. If at all possible please register on Saturday. It will be very busy on Sunday morning, if you cannot register on Saturday please arrive early on Sunday. Sunday morning 07:00 - 08:40. If you paid the lower BTF members entry fee you must produce your current BTF race licence. If not then you will need to pay an extra £5 for a day licence. This is for insurance purposes so no arguments on this please. If you are not a British Triathlon member and have paid the non BTF member entry fee you will be issued with a BT day license via email before race day.
At registration you will receive a goody bag containing, race numbers, bike tag timing chip and other goodies.
Please check that you have been given the correct timing chip - it should have the same number on it as your race number.
You will be issued with 2 numbers, a bike tag and timing chip at registration. One number is to be displayed to the front for the run and the other to the rear for the cycle section. You can use race belts but please ensure your number is clearly displayed as above. Do not pin the middle of your number to the belt as it will fold in half and be impossible to read. Race number needs to be visible for the benefit of race officials and time keepers. Please write your emergency contact details on the back of your race number. If you have any medical conditions which you have informed us of and feel that they are relevant to the race please write these on the back of your race number as well. Do not fold or cut your number at all as this is against BTF rules and will result in a penalty or disqualification.
You will be given an orange timing chip and neoprene ankle strap at registration. Please immediately attach the chip to the strap. If you find that you have to force it on you are doing it incorrectly, please ask rather than damage the strap. Put it on as soon as you are issued with it at registration. If you leave it in your car, house, kit bag, you won't get a time.
This will be as soon as possible after the race has finished. Please be patient, the more you hassle the longer it takes. Prizes will be for first 3 male and female in Jnr (U20), Snr (20-39), Vet 40, Vet 50, 60+. BTF 5 year age groups are shown for qualification purposes only.
There are countless scenarios which may cause a change to the planned arrangements for any race and it is not possible to list them all. However the more forseeable are: Swim; There are very many reasons that may cause the swim to have to be cancelled. If that is the case then a preliminary run will be held to separate competitors before they take to their bikes. Cycle: If part of the cycle course becomes unsuitable then an alternative course will be considered or if delays are anticipated on part of the course, eg. temporary traffic lights, then a deduction in time will be made for affected riders. Run: If any part of the run route becomes unsuitable then an alternative route or diversion around the affected part of the route will be considered. ANY CHANGES TO THE PLANNED FORMAT OR ROUTE WILL BE POSTED IN THE RACE BRIEFING NOTES AS SOON AS THEY ARE KNOWN.
Here is a link to the Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council accommodation list . There is also accommodation in the northern part of North Yorkshire. I would suggest google search and check reviews.
British Triathlon Day Membership
If you are not a current British Triathlon Race License holder you should have paid an additional £5 for BT day membership when entered the race . This is an electronic version of the BTF Day Membership . We will have this recorded on the registration sheets and you do not need to print it and bring it with you..If you did not pay the additional £5 and you do not have a race licence then you will have to pay the additional £5 at registration.
World Championship Qualification
This race is a qualification race for the 2019 ITU World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. If you intend to try to qualify you need to do more than just compete in this race. You need to take action some days before the race. Full details of the qualification process can be found here. ITU World Championships in Lausanne Qualification