What is the Saturday Morning Summer Aquathlon Series?
The Saturday Morning Summer Aquathlon Series takes place every Saturday throughout the summer and consists of a 400m open water swim, followed by 5k trail run. They are a great way to train for triathlon events throughout the summer and an ideal event for any novice who wishes to gain more experience. A coached open water swim training session takes place from 8:30am - 9:15am and this is immediately followed by a 400m mass start swim and 5k trail run. You can opt to compete in the aquathlon only or join us for the swim beforehand also.
What do I need to enter the event?
1. A wetsuit, swimming and running kit.
2. You must be medically fit and healthy, epicevents advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
3. You must be 14 years of age or above by 31.13.13 to participate.
The coached open water swim takes place from 8:30-9:15am and there are 3 groups: novice/intermediate/advanced. The novice group focus on technical skills, the intermediate and advanced groups complete structured swim sets ranging from 2000-3000m in length. At 9:15am the coached swim ends and is then followed by an aquathlon event. The swim portion is 400m and will be completed as a mass start (number of waves dependent upon number of participants).
The 5k trail run course is the same each week and is completed immediately following the 400m open water swim. There will be a transition area close to the water exit and you should leave shoes before starting the coached swim. You should also complete the coached swim in your tri-suit or clothing for the aquathlon run (no time to change between swim and aquathlon).
What to do on the day:
On the day you should arrive 8:00am and register / collect your number. There will be a short briefing at 8:20am and you will enter the water at 8:30am for the coached swim. Please do no arrive later than 8:00am as this will delay the start of the swim. You can choose which group you would like to join and this can change each week. At 9:15am the coached swim will end and the aquathlon will begin. If you wish to swim only, you may use the 400m aquathlon swim course as a cool down swim. If you do not wish to swim beforehand and only wish to do the aquathlon, you should arrive no later than 9:15am and register for the aquathlon only.
How do I enter?
The coached open water swim session alone (1 hour) is £5, payable on the day, there is no additional charge for the aquathlon. If you do not wish to complete the coached swim session beforehand and would like to compete in the aquathlon only, the fee is also £5.
The event HQ is:
3 Sisters Waterski Club
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