The placement of the swim course will be determined by the weather and sea conditions on the day. If conditions are favourable then the course will be set to the rear of the race HQ. If less favourable then we will move a little further along the beach where there is more protection. The course will be marked by 1.5m yellow buoys. There will be a number of safety kayaks in the water together with a motorised rescue rib. The Redcar RNLI will also be on the water and have stated that they will remain in the vicinity unless called to an emergency elsewhere. The water will be cool. Wetsuits will be compulsory. If you get into difficulty remember you will not sink in a wetsuit. Keep calm and keep breathing, if you need assistance raise an arm in the air towards one of the kayaks. They will come over to you and give you advice. Do not attempt to climb onto the kayak.
The swim exit will be set as near as possible to the new transition area.
You may want a towel in transition to rub the sand from your feet.
The 2021 race will also be a European Championship qualification race and therefore draft legal (subject to any covid restictions in place at the time). The cycle route has been extended from previous years and is now 4 laps. It is not practical for us to count your laps and communicate to you how many you have done. Zero your speedo and when you have done over 15k or 9.5 miles you are on your last lap.
It is a draft legal race but safety is still paramount. Ride to the left hand side of the road and overtake slower riders on the right only. Take extra care on the corners and be aware that there may be faster riders approaching at speed.
ALL MARSHALS ARE ASSISTANT RACE OFFICIALS. IF THEY CONSIDER THAT YOU ARE RIDING DANGEROUSLY THEY WILL REPORT IT TO THE OVERALL RACE OFFICIAL. THERE IS ONLY ONE SANCTION FOR DANGEROUS RIDING - DISQUALIFICATION.
Run 5k total, three laps New route for 2017
Change of direction for 2018
On leaving transition continue onto footpath leading around the boating for a short distance. Go up the slope towards the bike lap then follow the footpath to The Beacon. Turn and retrace to the bandstand, continue along the seawall path to the rear of Tuned In. Retrace again towards the bandstand then turn right down the steps to the boating lake perimiter path. Continue to complete the lap. Three laps =5k
On completion of the third lap run into the finish funnel on the grassed area in front of Tuned In.