Epic Events

Switch to desktop

Epic Triathlons

Southport Triathlon 21st May 2017

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

 

Now in its 6th edition the event has once again been included as part of the British Triathlon Major Events Programme as a GB Age Group Team Qualifier for the 2018 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships in Glasgow.

 

This iconic event takes in many of the landmarks of this famous Seaside resort including an open water swim in the inland Marine Lake, a fast & flat bike course on fully closed roads along the coast, followed by a similarly flat and scenic run around the Lake, Kings Gardens and under the Pier – this is a quick course and ideal for PBs! (see link for info on how to register your intent to qualify for the GB Age Group Team - CLICK HERE.

 

LG_BTF_AG_Qual17 small.jpg

 

And for the 2nd time in succession Southport Triathlon will host the British Universities and Colleges Sport Standard Distance Championships - click here for more info - n.b. BUCS entries should be via your University to BUCS direct.

 

BUCS hi res small.jpg

 

Along with hosting the Triathlon England North West Standard Distance Championships for the 4th year in succession - click here for further info

 

The event is open to all levels of triathlete from complete novices to seasoned age group competitors and is based at Waterside Lodge a modern, purpose built two-storey Activity Centre on the Marine Lake, it is also Southport District Scout Headquarters. The building has all modern services installed and is accessible to disabled users. It is easily reached on Southport Marine Drive, adjacent to the pier and beach, for details CLICK HERE.


Address 

Waterside Lodge
Marine Drive
Southport
PR8 1RY

 

Date & Time

Sunday 21st May 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Saturday:

13:00-17:00 - Registration open (No parking at the lodge, please park on Marine Drive car park)

 

Sunday:

05:30 to 07:30 - Emergency registration open

06:00 - Transition opens 

06:45 - BUCS race briefing

07:00 - BUCS Wave 1 start (male)

07:05 - BUCS Wave 2 start (female)

07:15 - Standard Distance race briefing

07:30 - STD Distance Wave 3 – Start Male age groups up to age 39yrs (BTF age cats = U20 & D to G)

 

07:50 - STD Distance Wave 4 – Start Male age groups 40yrs+ (BTF age cats = H to Q)

 

08:10 STD Distance Wave 5 – Start: All Female age groups (all BTF age cats = U20 to Q)

 

08:30 - SPRINT distance race briefing

08:40 - Sprint Distance Wave 6 – Start (Male age groups U20-49yrs)

09:00 - Sprint Distance Wave 7 – Start (All female age groups and Male 50yrs+)

09:45 - Swim Course Cut Off

10:00 - Transition re-opens for kit and bike collection (access via NORTH END of TRANSITION ONLY)

 

12:00 - Bike Course Cut Off

12:00 - Roads fully re-opened

13:00 - Run Course Cut Off

10:00 - Presentation (BUCS)

12:00 - Prize Giving Presentation (Standard distance, including presentation of the TE NW Regional Trophies)

 

12:30 - Prize Giving Presentation (Sprint distance)

 

The Course: 

The Southport Triathlon consists of two races:

 

Standard distance – 1500m Lake Swim – 40k Bike –10k Run

Sprint distance – 750m Lake Swim – 20k Bike – 5k Run

 

The Swim

 

The swim course is 750m and starts in the bay in front of Waterside Lodge – the route loops around the first island before exiting via the slipway on the opposite side of the bay at West Lancs Yacht Club, Sprint Distance triathletes will exit the water after 1 lap whereas Standard Distance competitors will be required to complete a second lap.

 

The Bike

 

Road closures will be in place for the 20km Bike course which takes a left out of transition along Marine Drive and travels South adjacent to the beach onto Coastal Road and out towards the roundabout at Pontins, before returning along the same route and past Waterside Lodge, through Fairway roundabout and turning before the Plough (A565) roundabout at the Northern end of the route. On return to the transition area on Marine Drive Car Park Sprint competitors will enter transition with Standard Distance requiring a second lap.

 

The Run

 

The 5km run loop is completely flat and largely takes place on the pathway around the Marine Lake. Runners exit transition in a Northerly direction then take a right onto Fairway before taking a further right onto the wide boulevards on Promenade, then following the footpath until turning right at the side of the Theatre and Convention Centre and picking up the pathway at the side of the Lake.

 

The Lakeside path is then followed under the pier and closest to the Lake before turning back onto Lower Promenade heading North then turning back onto Promenade again to head South again and around the Southern end of the Lake to follow the path back under the Pier on the opposite side of the Lake and eventually back upto Waterside Lodge where the Sprint Distance participants will turn into the Finish and the Standard Distance athletes will follow the route North and back passed transition to complete a 2nd 5k loop.

 

What do I need to enter the event?
  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
 
Event Briefing:
 
All entrants will be required to attend a Race Briefing prior to entering the water, this will be held in front of Waterside Lodge by the swim start area at approximately 06:45 for the BUCS competitors, 07:15 for the Standard Distance event and 08:30 for the Sprint distance event.
 
The briefing is MANDATORY, it will include important information from the race referee, and any last minute changes and is to ensure your health and safety and that of the marshals, officials and spectators.
 
 
Parking:

PLEASE NOTE, there is NO PARKING available at Waterside Lodge AT ANY TIME during the event weekend including Saturday registration, please use the official car parks.

 

All participants and spectators should park on Marine Drive (also known as ‘Sea Wall’) Car Park on race day as it will offer the most convenient access to the venue and will cause least disruption to the residents and businesses of Southport. Please note this a Pay and Display Car Park.

 

Event T-shirts

The Southport Triathlon event t-shirt is included in your entry fee.

 

How much to enter:

Standard Distance: £49 (£54 non-affiliated)

Sprint Distance: £39 (£44 non-affiliated)

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke Southport Triathlon medal

A bespoke Southport Triathlon t-shirt

A bespoke Southport Triathlon swim cap

 
Important links:
Click here to enter the Southport Triathlon Standard Distance
Click here to enter the Southport Triathlon Sprint Distance   
Click here to see who entered the Southport Standard Distance Triathlon
Click here to see who entered the Southport Sprint Distance Triathlon
Click here to edit your entry details
 
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the standard distance run route GO HERE
To view the sprint distance run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 

 

Read more...

Southport Triathlon 21st May 2017

Click here to enter the Southport Triathlon Standard Distance - EVENT NOW FULL
Click here to enter the Southport Triathlon Sprint Distance - EVENT NOW FULL  

 

Now in its 6th edition the event has once again been included as part of the British Triathlon Major Events Programme as a GB Age Group Team Qualifier for the 2018 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships in Glasgow.

 

This iconic event takes in many of the landmarks of this famous Seaside resort including an open water swim in the inland Marine Lake, a fast & flat bike course on fully closed roads along the coast, followed by a similarly flat and scenic run around the Lake, Kings Gardens and under the Pier – this is a quick course and ideal for PBs! (see link for info on how to register your intent to qualify for the GB Age Group Team - CLICK HERE.

LG_BTF_AG_Qual17 small.jpg

And for the 2nd time in succession Southport Triathlon will host the British Universities and Colleges Sport Standard Distance Championships - click here for more info - n.b. BUCS entries should be via your University to BUCS direct.

BUCS hi res small.jpg

Along with hosting the Triathlon England North West Standard Distance Championships for the 4th year in succession - click here for further info

 

Address Waterside Lodge
Marine Drive
Southport
PR8 1RY

 

Date & Time

Sunday 21st May 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Saturday:

13:00-17:00 - Registration open (No parking at the lodge, please park on Marine Drive car park)

 

Sunday:

05:30 to 07:30 - Emergency registration open

06:00 - Transition opens 

06:45 - BUCS race briefing

07:00 - BUCS Wave 1 start (male)

07:05 - BUCS Wave 2 start (female)

07:15 - Standard Distance race briefing

07:30 - STD Distance Wave 3 – Start Male age groups up to age 39yrs (BTF age cats = U20 & D to G)

 

07:50 - STD Distance Wave 4 – Start Male age groups 40yrs+ (BTF age cats = H to Q)

 

08:10 STD Distance Wave 5 – Start: All Female age groups (all BTF age cats = U20 to Q)

 

08:30 - SPRINT distance race briefing

08:40 - Sprint Distance Wave 6 – Start (Male age groups U20-49yrs)

09:00 - Sprint Distance Wave 7 – Start (All female age groups and Male 50yrs+)

09:45 - Swim Course Cut Off

10:00 - Transition re-opens for kit and bike collection (access via NORTH END of TRANSITION ONLY)

 

12:00 - Bike Course Cut Off

12:00 - Roads fully re-opened

13:00 - Run Course Cut Off

10:00 - Presentation (BUCS)

12:00 - Prize Giving Presentation (Standard distance, including presentation of the TE NW Regional Trophies)

 

12:30 - Prize Giving Presentation (Sprint distance)

 

The Course: 

The Southport Triathlon consists of two races:

 

Standard distance – 1500m Lake Swim – 40k Bike –10k Run

Sprint distance – 750m Lake Swim – 20k Bike – 5k Run

 

The Swim

The swim course is 750m and starts in the bay in front of Waterside Lodge – the route loops around the first island before exiting via the slipway on the opposite side of the bay at West Lancs Yacht Club, Sprint Distance triathletes will exit the water after 1 lap whereas Standard Distance competitors will be required to complete a second lap.

 

The Bike

Road closures will be in place for the 20km Bike course which takes a left out of transition along Marine Drive and travels South adjacent to the beach onto Coastal Road and out towards the roundabout at Pontins, before returning along the same route and past Waterside Lodge, through Fairway roundabout and turning before the Plough (A565) roundabout at the Northern end of the route. On return to the transition area on Marine Drive Car Park Sprint competitors will enter transition with Standard Distance requiring a second lap.

 

The Run

The 5km run loop is completely flat and largely takes place on the pathway around the Marine Lake. Runners exit transition in a Northerly direction then take a right onto Fairway before taking a further right onto the wide boulevards on Promenade, then following the footpath until turning right at the side of the Theatre and Convention Centre and picking up the pathway at the side of the Lake.

 

The Lakeside path is then followed under the pier and closest to the Lake before turning back onto Lower Promenade heading North then turning back onto Promenade again to head South again and around the Southern end of the Lake to follow the path back under the Pier on the opposite side of the Lake and eventually back upto Waterside Lodge where the Sprint Distance participants will turn into the Finish and the Standard Distance athletes will follow the route North and back passed transition to complete a 2nd 5k loop.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
 
Event Briefing:
 
All entrants will be required to attend a Race Briefing prior to entering the water, this will be held in front of Waterside Lodge by the swim start area at approximately 06:45 for the BUCS competitors, 07:15 for the Standard Distance event and 08:30 for the Sprint distance event.
 
The briefing is MANDATORY, it will include important information from the race referee, and any last minute changes and is to ensure your health and safety and that of the marshals, officials and spectators.
 
Parking:

PLEASE NOTE, there is NO PARKING available at Waterside Lodge AT ANY TIME during the event weekend including Saturday registration, please use the official car parks.

 

All participants and spectators should park on Marine Drive (also known as ‘Sea Wall’) Car Park on race day as it will offer the most convenient access to the venue and will cause least disruption to the residents and businesses of Southport. Please note this a Pay and Display Car Park.

 

Event T-shirts:

 

The Southport Triathlon event t-shirt is included in your entry fee.

 

How much to enter:

Standard Distance: £49 (£54 non-affiliated)

Sprint Distance: £39 (£44 non-affiliated)

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke Southport Triathlon medal

A bespoke Southport Triathlon t-shirt

A bespoke Southport Triathlon swim cap

 
Important links:
Click here to enter the Southport Triathlon Standard Distance
Click here to enter the Southport Triathlon Sprint Distance   
Click here to see who entered the Southport Standard Distance Triathlon
Click here to see who entered the Southport Sprint Distance Triathlon
Click here to edit your entry details
 
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the standard distance run route GO HERE
To view the sprint distance run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 

 

Read more...

West Lancashire Summer Triathlon 27th August 2017

Click here to enter the West Lancs Summer Triathlon 


Address 

Edge Hill University
Saint Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP

 

Date & Time

Sunday 27th August 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Saturday:

13:00-17:00 - Registration open

 

Sunday:

06:00 to 09:30 - Emergency registration open

06:30 - Transition opens 

07:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)

13:15 - Presentation

 

The Course: 

West Lancs Summer Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 18.5k road cycle and a 5k run.

 

The Swim

The swim will take place in the indoor pool at Edge Hill Sport. Swimmers will start from 7:30am through to midday, based upon ability level. You will complete 16 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time. When you enter, your estimated swim time will be used to calculate your swim start time. Faster swimmers will start later in the morning and slower swimmers will start earlier. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not permitted in the pool swim.

 

 

The Bike

After the swim triathletes will leave the pool and run into the transition area to pick up their bikes and head out onto the 18.5k route taking a left out of the front of the University onto St Helens Rd and then a quick left into Scarth Hill Lane before a right onto Ruff Lane and following Whiteleys Lane to the junction with Wigan Road where participants will turn left and follow Wigan Rd into Westhead and turn left into School Lane to start the gentle climb back up towards campus. Riders will then turn right into Vicarage Lane and follow this leafy route back to Ruff Lane and take a left to start the 2nd lap and then repeat for a 3rd lap on the same route - after the 3rd lap athletes will turn right when reaching Ruff Lane and return to the transition area on campus via the rear entrance to the University.

 

The Run

Leaving transition the 5k run route will take in the scenery of the lake and beach area in the Eastern Campus before heading over the 2nd lake on the Western Campus then back through the Rose Garden and passed the front of the University returning passed the first lake and out onto the running trail for the final 2k with a rousing finish around the new running track to the front of the new sports centre, where our professional Race Announcer will 'shout you home'!

 

 

What do I need to enter the event?

  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.

 

Event Briefing:
 
You need to attend the event briefing on poolside 15 minutes before your swim start.

The Finish:

The finish line is under the giant red inflatable gantry located by transition area on the running track. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day.

 

Parking:

You can park on the university campus. Please follow the event signs on the day of the race.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter West Lancs Summer Triathlon is:

£36.00     
£40.00  (from 01/06/2017)

Once the event is full you will be unable to enter online. There is no waiting list.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke West Lancs Summer Triathlon medal

A bespoke West Lancs Summer Triathlon t-shirt

A bespoke West Lancs Summer Triathlon swim cap

 
Important links:
Click here to see your swim start time - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE 
To view the run route GO HERE  
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE

 
 

 

 
 

 

Read more...

West Lancashire Summer Triathlon 27th August 2017

Returning for its 5th edition after a stunning debut in 2015 and its sister race which takes place in Spring this Pool triathlon takes place at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk - the 2015 University of the Year.

 

The event is open to all levels of triathlete from first time competitors to seasoned age groupers and will be centred around the incredible facilities at the new £25 million sports complex at Edge Hill Sport.


Address 

Edge Hill University
Saint Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP

 

Date & Time

Sunday 27th August 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Saturday:

13:00-17:00 - Registration open

 

Sunday:

06:00 to 09:30 - Emergency registration open

06:00 - Transition opens 

07:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)

12:30 - Presentation

 

The Course: 

West Lancs Summer Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 18.5k road cycle and a 5k run.

 

The Swim

The swim will take place in the indoor pool at Edge Hill Sport. Swimmers will start from 7:30am through to midday, based upon ability level. You will complete 16 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time. When you enter, your estimated swim time will be used to calculate your swim start time. Faster swimmers will start later in the morning and slower swimmers will start earlier. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not permitted in the pool swim.

 

 

The Bike

After the swim triathletes will leave the pool and run into the transition area to pick up their bikes and head out onto the 18.5k route taking a left out of the front of the University onto St Helens Rd and then a quick left into Scarth Hill Lane before a right onto Ruff Lane and following Whiteleys Lane to the junction with Wigan Road where participants will turn left and follow Wigan Rd into Westhead and turn left into School Lane to start the gentle climb back up towards campus. Riders will then turn right into Vicarage Lane and follow this leafy route back to Ruff Lane and take a left to start the 2nd lap and then repeat for a 3rd lap on the same route - after the 3rd lap athletes will turn right when reaching Ruff Lane and return to the transition area on campus via the rear entrance to the University.

 

The Run

Leaving transition the 5k run route will take in the scenery of the lake and beach area in the Eastern Campus before heading over the 2nd lake on the Western Campus then back through the Rose Garden and passed the front of the University returning passed the first lake and out onto the running trail for the final 2k with a rousing finish around the new running track to the front of the new sports centre, where our professional Race Announcer will 'shout you home'!

 

 

What do I need to enter the event?

  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.

 
Event Briefing:
 
You need to attend the event briefing on poolside 15 minutes before your swim start.

The Finish:

The finish line is under the giant red inflatable gantry located by transition area on the running track. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day.

 

Parking:

You can park on the university campus. Please follow the event signs on the day of the race.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter West Lancs Summer Triathlon is:

£36.00     
£40.00  (from 01/06/2017)

Once the event is full you will be unable to enter online. There is no waiting list.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke West Lancs Summer Triathlon medal

A bespoke West Lancs Summer Triathlon t-shirt

A bespoke West Lancs Summer Triathlon swim cap

 
Important links:
Click here to see your swim start time - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE 
To view the run route GO HERE  
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 

 

Read more...

West Lancashire Spring Triathlon April 2018

Returning for its 5th edition and now firmly established as a 'must-do' event this Pool triathlon takes place in and around the stunning campus at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk - the 2015 University of the Year.

 

The event is open to all levels of triathlete from first time competitors to seasoned age groupers and will be centred around the incredible facilities at the new £25 million sports complex at Edge Hill Sport.


Address 

Edge Hill University
Saint Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP

 

Date & Time

Sunday April 2018

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Saturday:

13:00-17:00 - Registration open

 

Sunday:

06:00 to 09:30 - Emergency registration open

06:30 - Transition opens 

07:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)

13:15 - Presentation

 

The Course: 

West Lancs Spring Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 18.5k road cycle and a 5k run.

 

The Swim

The swim will take place in the indoor pool at Edge Hill Sport. Swimmers will start from 7:30am through to midday, based upon ability level. You will complete 16 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time. When you enter, your estimated swim time will be used to calculate your swim start time. Faster swimmers will start later in the morning and slower swimmers will start earlier. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not permitted in the pool swim.

 

 

The Bike

After the swim triathletes will leave the pool and run into the transition area to pick up their bikes and head out onto the 18.5k route taking a left out of the front of the University onto St Helens Rd and then a quick left into Scarth Hill Lane before a right onto Ruff Lane and following Whiteleys Lane to the junction with Wigan Road where participants will turn left and follow Wigan Rd into Westhead and turn left into School Lane to start the gentle climb back up towards campus. Riders will then turn right into Vicarage Lane and follow this leafy route back to Ruff Lane and take a left to start the 2nd lap and then repeat for a 3rd lap on the same route - after the 3rd lap athletes will turn right when reaching Ruff Lane and return to the transition area on campus via the rear entrance to the University.

 

The Run

Leaving transition the 5k run route will take in the scenery of the lake and beach area in the Eastern Campus before heading over the 2nd lake on the Western Campus then back through the Rose Garden and passed the front of the University returning passed the first lake and out onto the running trail for the final 2k with a rousing finish around the new running track to the front of the new sports centre, where our professional Race Announcer will 'shout you home'!

 

 

What do I need to enter the event?
  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.

 

Event Briefing:
 
You need to attend the event briefing on poolside 15 minutes before your swim start.

The Finish:

The finish line is under the giant red inflatable gantry located by transition area on the running track. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day.

 

Parking:

You can park on the university campus. Please follow the event signs on the day of the race.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter West Lancs Spring Triathlon is £44 for non BTF member. For BTF members the event will cost £39.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke West Lancs Spring Triathlon medal

A bespoke West Lancs Spring Triathlon t-shirt

A bespoke West Lancs Spring Triathlon swim cap

 
Important links:
Click here to enter the West Lancs Spring Triathlon  
Click here to see who entered the West Lancs Spring Triathlon
Click here to edit your entry details
Click here to see your swim start time - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE 
To view the run route GO HERE  
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE

 

 
 

 

Read more...

West Lancashire Spring Triathlon April 2018

Click here to enter the West Lancs Spring Triathlon


Address 

Edge Hill University
Saint Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP

 

Date & Time

Sunday April 2018

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Saturday:

13:00-17:00 - Registration open

 

Sunday:

06:00 to 09:30 - Emergency registration open

06:30 - Transition opens 

07:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)

13:15 - Presentation

 

The Course: 

West Lancs Spring Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 18.5k road cycle and a 5k run.

 

The Swim

The swim will take place in the indoor pool at Edge Hill Sport. Swimmers will start from 7:30am through to midday, based upon ability level. You will complete 16 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time. When you enter, your estimated swim time will be used to calculate your swim start time. Faster swimmers will start later in the morning and slower swimmers will start earlier. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not permitted in the pool swim.

 

 

The Bike

After the swim triathletes will leave the pool and run into the transition area to pick up their bikes and head out onto the 18.5k route taking a left out of the front of the University onto St Helens Rd and then a quick left into Scarth Hill Lane before a right onto Ruff Lane and following Whiteleys Lane to the junction with Wigan Road where participants will turn left and follow Wigan Rd into Westhead and turn left into School Lane to start the gentle climb back up towards campus. Riders will then turn right into Vicarage Lane and follow this leafy route back to Ruff Lane and take a left to start the 2nd lap and then repeat for a 3rd lap on the same route - after the 3rd lap athletes will turn right when reaching Ruff Lane and return to the transition area on campus via the rear entrance to the University.

 

The Run

Leaving transition the 5k run route will take in the scenery of the lake and beach area in the Eastern Campus before heading over the 2nd lake on the Western Campus then back through the Rose Garden and passed the front of the University returning passed the first lake and out onto the running trail for the final 2k with a rousing finish around the new running track to the front of the new sports centre, where our professional Race Announcer will 'shout you home'!

 

 

What do I need to enter the event?

  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
 
 
Event Briefing:
 
You need to attend the event briefing on poolside 15 minutes before your swim start.

The Finish:

The finish line is under the giant red inflatable gantry located by transition area on the running track. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day.

 

Parking:

You can park on the university campus. Please follow the event signs on the day of the race.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter West Lancs Spring Triathlon is £44 for non BTF member. For BTF members the event will cost £39.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke West Lancs Spring Triathlon medal

A bespoke West Lancs Spring Triathlon t-shirt

A bespoke West Lancs Spring Triathlon swim cap

 
Important links:
Click here to enter the West Lancs Spring Triathlon  
Click here to see who entered the West Lancs Spring Triathlon
Click here to edit your entry details
Click here to see your swim start time - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE 
To view the run route GO HERE  
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE

 
 

 

 
 

 

Read more...

EpicMan Middle Distance Triathlon 11th June 2017

Click here to enter EpicMan

 

Address 

Halton Training Camp

Halton

Lancaster

LA2 6BL

 

Date & Time

Sunday 11th June 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Wed-Friday:

10:00 - 17:30 - Registration at The Endurance Store

Saturday

12:00-17:00 – Registration at Halton Training Camp

Sunday:

06:00 – Transition Opens

07:20 - Transition Closes

07:45 – Race Briefing

07:50 – Enter the Water

08:00 – Triathlon Start

 

The Course: 

The event is a 1.9km Swim, 90km Bike Ride and a 21km Run to finish.

 

The Swim

The swim will take in the river Lune and is a single 1900m loop. The event will be a deep water start. There will be safety kayaks and a safety boat in the river should you need them.

 

The Bike

The bike route is a 90km undulating loop with a small ‘out and back’ section to start and finish. The loop with take you on quiet and glorious country lanes around the Trough of Bowland and will pass through Quernmore, Abbeystead, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Bentham, Caton and back to Halton.

 

The Run

The 21km run is a flat route on a cycle and footpath along the River Lune. The course is a two loop out and back along the cycle path adjacent to the river Lune. The out and back loop is 5.5 miles and there will be a feed stop that you pass three times on the run course which is positioned at the beginning of the loop.

 

Course Cut Off Times:

The course cut off times will be as follows:

Swim: 1hr 15mins from race start (9:15am)

Bike: 8hrs from race start (4pm)

Run: 11hrs from race start (7pm)

 

Transition/Start area: 

The transition area is in Halton Training Camp and is directly next to the river Lune. You may leave an old pair of trainers at the exit from the pool but not obstructing the door. Boxes are not allowed in Transition. The transition area is hardstanding throughout.

 

Registration:

You can register from Wednesday 7th June to Friday 9th June at The Endurance Store between the hours of 10am & 5:30pm (store opening hours).

Alternatively you can register at Halton Training Camp on Saturday 10th June between 12noon & 5pm.

There is NO registration on race day, Sunday 11th June.

 

When you register you will be given:

Timing Chip

Swimming Cap

Race Numbers

Bike Sticker

Event Headscarf

 

On the day:

You will need to rack your bike when transition opens at 6am.

The Finish:

The finish line is under the giant red inflatable gantry located by transition area. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day.

 

Parking:

There will be several areas to park within the Training Camp. Please follow the marshal instructions on the morning.

 

Event T-shirts

The EpicMan event t-shirt is an optional purchase. The cost for the event t-shirt is £10.

  

How much to enter:

The cost to enter Halton Triathlon is £60. You will receive a confirmation email and your name will be listed on the entry list. Once the event is full you will be unable to enter online. There is no waiting list.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A Bespoke Halton Triathlon Medal

A Bespoke Halton Triathlon Headscarf

A Bespoke Halton Triathlon Swim Cap

 
Important links:
 
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE  
To view the competitor information pack GO HER
 
 

 

Read more...

EpicMan Middle Distance Triathlon 11th June 2017

Based at Halton Training Camp which is situated on the bank of the river Lune just 2 miles from the city of Lancaster and only 30 minutes from the Lake District. The event is a 1.9km Swim, 90km Bike Ride and a 21km Run to finish.

 

Address 

Halton Training Camp

Halton

Lancaster

LA2 6BL

 

Date & Time

Sunday 11th June 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Wed-Friday:

10:00 - 17:30 - Registration at The Endurance Store

 

Saturday:

12:00-17:00 – Registration at Halton Training Camp
 
Sunday:

06:00 – Transition Opens

07:20 - Transition Closes

07:45 – Race Briefing

07:50 – Enter the Water

08:00 – Triathlon Start

 

The Course: 

The event is a 1.9km Swim, 90km Bike Ride and a 21km Run to finish.

 

The Swim

The swim will take in the river Lune and is a single 1900m loop. The event will be a deep water start. There will be safety kayaks and a safety boat in the river should you need them.

 

The Bike

The bike route is a 90km undulating loop with a small ‘out and back’ section to start and finish. The loop with take you on quiet and glorious country lanes around the Trough of Bowland and will pass through Quernmore, Abbeystead, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Bentham, Caton and back to Halton.

 

The event is non-drafting and you must not ride 2 abreast on the road. The road is not closed to traffic and so you must follow the Highway Code at all times, riding responsibly. The route is adequately signed throughout to guide you and there will be marshals at critical locations. The marshals cannot stop traffic and will not say if it is ‘clear to go’ so you must be responsible for your own safety and check for traffic.

 

The Run

The 21km run is a flat route on a cycle and footpath along the River Lune. The course is a two loop out and back along the cycle path adjacent to the river Lune. There is a short section to join the loop and return to the finish. The out and back loop is 5.5 miles and there will be a feed stop that you pass three times on the run course which is positioned at the beginning of the loop.

 

Course Cut Off Times:

The course cut off times will be as follows:

Swim: 1hr 15mins from race start (9:15am)

Bike: 8hrs from race start (4pm)

Run: 11hrs from race start (7pm)

 

Transition/Start area: 

The transition area is in Halton Training Camp and is next to the river Lune. Boxes are not allowed in Transition. The transition area is hard-standing throughout.

 

There is no cycling in the transition area at any time. To start, you will complete your swim, exit the river via the ramp and run to transition to collect your bike. You will then walk/run with your bike to the MOUNT LINE. Do not mount your bike until you are over this line and take care whilst out on the road. 

 

Upon returning from your bike loop, you must dismount before/at the same MOUNT LINE. Once dismounted you can run/walk your bike back into transition and place it back on the rack. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR HELMET UNTIL YOUR BIKE IS SAFELY RACKED.

 

Registration:

You can register from Wednesday 7th June to Friday 9th June at The Endurance Store between the hours of 10am & 5:30pm (store opening hours).

 

Alternatively you can register at Halton Training Camp on Saturday 10th June between 12noon & 5pm.

 

There is NO registration on race day, Sunday 11th June.

 

When you register, you will be given: 

Timing Chip

Swimming Cap

Races Numbers

Bike Sticker

Event Headscarf

 

On the day:

You will need to rack your bike when transition opens at 6am. Transition will close at 7:20am.

 

You need to attend the event briefing at Riverside 15 minutes before the swim start.

 

The Finish:

The finish line is under the giant red inflatable gantry located by transition area. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day.

 

Parking:

There will be several areas to park within the Training Camp. Please follow the marshal instructions on the morning.

 

Strava Challenge

There will be an opportunity to win fantastic prizes on our Strava segments. To be eligible for the Strava Challenge you will need to be a member of our Epic Events Strava Club.

 

You can join the club by CLICKING HEREOnce you are a member, to enter the Strava Challenge you need to upload your bike and run onto Strava following the event, and the winners will be selected randomly. You will have to be quick as the winners will be selected on the Monday following the event.

 

Event T-shirts

The EpicMan event t-shirt is an optional purchase. The cost for the event t-shirt is £10.

  

How much to enter:

The cost to enter EpicMan middle distance triathlon is £60. You will receive a confirmation email and your name will be listed on the entry list. Once the event is full you will be unable to enter online. There is no waiting list.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A Bespoke EpicMan Medal

A Bespoke EpicMan Headscarf

A Bespoke EpicMan Swim Cap

 
Important links:
 
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE 
To view the run route GO HERE  
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE
 
 

 

Read more...

Howgills Pool Triathlon August 12th 2017

Click here to enter the Howgills Triathlon

 

 

Address 

Sedbergh School

Station Rd

Sedbergh

LA10 5HG

Website: http://www.sedberghschool.org/

 

Date & Time

Saturday 12th August 2017 at 9:30am

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

08:00 - Registration & Transition opens 

09:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)

12:30 - Registration closes

12:50 - Transition closes

13:30 - Last swim wave

 

The Course: 

Howgills Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 30.7k road cycle and a 8.3k run.

 

The Swim

400m pool swim (16 lengths of a 25m pool). There is a 15 minute cut off for completing the swim section. If you are still in the pool at 15 minutes you will be asked to stop swimming and continue on to the bike section. You will not be disqualified and you can continue the race however you will be given a swim time of 15 minutes. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not allowed in the pool swim.

 

The Bike

The bike route is 30.7k in length and is an undulating ‘out and back’ route. You leave the transition area at the School and head up towards Ravenstonedale passing the Cross Keys and Cautley Spout towards the turnaround point. Then it is simply a case of turning round and retracing your steps back to the start.

 

The Run

The 8.3k run route is one of the most challenging in the North West. As you leave transition, you only need to look up to see the peak of Winder Fell. The course is out and back, initially on quiet lanes, turning to open fellside and then the climbing begins in earnest. You will be treated with a spectacular view as you reach and turn at the trig point, then it is all downhill as fast as your tired legs will allow.

 

Transition/Start area: 

The transition area is located in the courtyard of Sedbergh School, directly next to the swimming pool. Only participants can enter transiiton and will need their race numebr to gain entry.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. Trainers.
  4. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
  5. You MUST be 16 years of age or over on the day of the event.

 

On the day:

You will need to register on the day and collect your:

Timing Chip

Race Number

Bike Sticker

Swim Cap

T-shirt (if pre ordered)

Bespoke headscarf

 

Parking:

You can park on the surrounding streets for free. There are also several pay and display car parks available to use within Sedbergh.

 

Event T-shirts

The Howgills Triathlon event t-shirt is an optional purchase and can be pre ordered with your race entry. The cost for the event t-shirt is £10.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter Howgills Triathlon is £40 for a solo entry and £50 for a relay team.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon medal

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon headscarf

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon swim cap

 
Important links:
Click here to see your swim start time - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE 
To view the run route GO HERE  
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 

 

Read more...