Race Information

This page is for general information about the Stockton Duathlon Festival, any changes specific  to the current event can be found on the 'Briefing Notes' page.

Please note  The Sprint Race is a non-drafting race for 2018. No need to worry about the extra regulations for draft legal racing.

 

Minimum Ages

  • Go Tri Super-Sprint race - 15 yrs on 31/12/2017 (must have parental consent)
  • Sprint - 16yrs on 31/12/2017 (must have parental consent)
  • Standard race - 17 yrs on 31/12/2017

Race Location

Is to be situated on Stockton Riverside near to the Princess of Wales Bridge. You will not be able to park at this location, see 'car parking' tab for advice as to where to park. Access to race HQ and transition will be along closed roads so you will not be able to drop your bike off prior to parking. The postcode for race HQ is TS18 1BZ

Car Parking

There are many car parks in central Stockton, see this MAP. Car Parking is free on Sunday but note that the road closures for the event will make access to some of the car parks difficult. Riverside car park (9) will be closed for the day. If carrying your bike on your car roof beware there may be height restrictions on some car parks.

Registration

Registration will take place in the marquee on the race site on Saturday from 3pm-5pm. The car park here will already be closed, so you will need to park in one of the town centre car parks or use it as a pre race warm up on the bike! If you paid the lower BTF members entry fee you must produce your current BTF race licence. if not you will have to pay an extra £5 for a BTF day licence. No arguments on this please, licence or £5. We will have a record of all who have paid the non-BTF members fee at registration . You will then be issued with your race number, bike number sticker and timing chip. If you paid extra for a race shirt this will also be issued at registration. Registration on Sunday morning will be emergency registration only and will be in the same marquee this is staggered for each race, see briefing notes for times. Someone else may register for you on Saturday if you can't make it, but if you are BTF member they must produce your licence or they will have to pay the £5 day membership fee.

Race Briefing

This will take place on the road behind the registration marquee 15 mins prior to the start of the your race, attendance is compulsory for all entrants.

Race Start Time

Each race will be run individually and it is anticipated that all competitors will have finished the previous race before the next one starts.

  • Novice (super-sprint) - 9am start 
  • Sprint  - 11am start 
  • Standard - 1pm start

Numbers

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 runs 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 referees 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.

Timing Chip

This must be worn around your ankle using the strap provided. 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. Please avoid crossing the timing mats once the race has started other than to record your time. Your chip will be removed very shortly after crossing the finish line, however should you manage to escape from the finish corral before your chip is removed avoid crossing any of the timing mats. THERE WILL BE A £10 FEE FOR LOST OR NON-RETUNED CHIPS and remember...we know where you live!

Transition area

The transition area is strictly for competitors and officials only. This is for safety and security. Please note that the transition areas have been swapped around from previous years.

Please attach the bike sticker to your bike, suggest around the set post, before checking into transition. This will be checked against your race number when you remove your bike from transition after the race.

Please also note that the use of mobile phones and iPods, etc... is prohibited in the transition area as well as out on the bike and run courses.

After your race you will not be allowed back into the transition area until the last runner in your race is out on their second run. There will be a bag store in the marquee, perhaps put some post race clothing in a bag to store there to avoid getting cold after your race.

Changing and Toilets will be available on the event site. Showering will be available at the Splash swimming pool 300m from the transition area.

Relay Teams

There is a relay event in 2018

Your timing chip will be your "baton". Runner 1 must wear the chip around their ankle. Changeover will be at the bike racking point. The cyclist may be helmeted and ready to go, but the bike must remain racked until they have received and securely fastened the timing chip to their ankle. On returning the cyclist must rack their bike before removing the timing chip. They then hand it to the runner for run 2 who must again attach it to their ankle before setting off from the bike racking point. If the chip is carried in any other way than on the ankle of the active participant the team will be disqualified.

 

Safety

You are responsible for your own safety. When running please be aware that the footpaths are open to the general public, please be courteous and considerate. Although the roads are closed to traffic it is not impossible for a rogue vehicle to enter the course. Beware. By default keep to the left hand side of the road and allow faster riders to pass on your right hand side. This is particularly important on some of the sharper corners.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available on the event site.

Prize Presentation

Novice race prizes will be presented shortly after the sprint race has started. Sprint prizes will be presented shortly after the standard race has started and standard race prizes will be presented as soon as possible after the race has finished.

Prizes

Novice - trophy to first 3 men and women overall.

Sprint Race - trophy to first 3 men and women in age groups jnr/senior/vet40/vet50/vet 60+

Standard Distance - £500/£300/£200 to first 3 men and women overall. And trophy to first 3 men and women in age groups jnr/senior/vet40/vet50/vet 60+

 

Contingency

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:  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.

Day Membership

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 Stockton day_membership form. 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.