Epic Triathlons

The Wirral Triathlon, August 31st 2014

The Wirral Triathlon is organised by Mersey Tri Club and Epic Events and takes place Sunday August 31st, at West Kirkby Marina, Wirral. It is a sprint distance triathlon and the open water swim takes place in West Kirkby marina which offers a safe and reliable open water venue. The event starts with a 750m open water swim followed by a 21k cycle, finishing with a 6k run. The cycle course is a 2 lap undulating route and the run course is a leg sapping 2 lap course along the beach and nearby footpaths. The event is ideal for novices, experienced competitors and elite racers. Come and join us for a great triathlon event which is sure to become a classic on the North West calendar.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

 

1. A bicycle in roadworthy condition (mountainbike, roadracing bike or hybrid).
2. A cycle helmet of ANSI standard designed specifically for cycling which fits you well.
3. You must be medically fit and healthy.
4. You must be 16 years of age or above on the date of the event to participate.
5. You must be capable of swimming the 750m distance required for the event.


The swim:

 

Swimmers start from 8:30am and there will be several waves based upon age and gender. The course is a single loop 750m, it will be clearly marked with large swim buoys and water safety cover will be provided. it is complusory for all swimmers to wear a triathlon wetsuit for this event and you will be required to wear a swim cap (which will be provided at registration).

 

The bike:


The 21k bike is an undulating two loop course which starts and finishes at the marina lake. Your bicycle should be roadworthy and it is compulsory to wear a recognised cycle helmet, this event is non-drafting (you cannot ride directly behind another competitor to shelter from the wind) and you must not ride 2 abreast on the road.  The course is not closed to traffic and you should follow the highway code at all times, riding responsibly. There will be adequate signs throughout the cycle course to guide you and there will also be marshals at critical locations. The marshals cannot stop traffic and will not tell you whether it is 'clear to go', it is your repsonsibility to check for traffic.

 

The run:

 

The 6k run is a 2 loop course which starts by heading along the beach, then loops back on footpath to begin lap 2. By the time you reach the run course, your legs may be a little weary, so whilst the soft sand may feel cushioned, it will also sap the final ounces of energy from your legs. Needless to say, irrelevant of your experience or training, you'll be glad to reach the finish.

 

What to do on the day:


On the day you should register AT LEAST an hour before your start time. You will be given an electronic chip which wraps around your ankle (goes under your wetsuit if possible), 2 race numbers for rear of your cycle top and front of your run top (number belts allowed) and a numbered sticker for your bike. You will need to rack your bike in the enclosed transition area and then lay your equipment next to your bike. All equipment must be in the transition area. You must show your numbers before racking your bike in the transition area, the racking will be numbered and you should place your bike in the correct position. Once you have placed your cycle and run clothing with your bicycle, all other equipment must be removed from transition area to minimise disruption for other competitors.


There will be a briefing 15 minutes before your swim start next to the transition area and you will then be allowed to enter the water to warm up and line up. Please do not be late for this briefing as it may contain important changes to the event which may affect you.

 

What happens after the race?


Following the race you should remove your cycle from the transition area but be careful not to impede any other competitors who may still be competing. You will need to show your number to retrieve your bicycle, friends and family members will not be allowed to retrieve bicycles. Refreshments will be available following the event and the prize giving will take place as soon as results are available. Full results will be available on this website on the same evening of the event.


How will my entry be confirmed?


Entry for the Wirral Triathlon is £40 and is only available online by following the link below. You will be sent a confirmation via email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list. If you are able to enter online then places are still available, the ability to enter will be removed when the event is full.

 

 

Location and route details

 
To view a googlemap link of West Kirkby Marina GO HERE
To view the swim route GO HERE
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)
 
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'The Endurance Store Ulverston Pool Triathlon' April 20th 2014


ENTRIES CLOSE NOON FRIDAY 18TH, NO LATE ENTRIES OR ENTRIES ON THE DAY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

 

The Ulverston Triathlon takes place Sunday April 20th 2014. The 400m swim takes place in Ulverston leisure centre and is followed by an undulating, 28k out and back coastal cycle ride. The 5.8k run section gives runners the opportunity to 'turn the tables' on their cycling compatriots.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

 

1. A bicycle in roadworthy condition (mountainbike, roadracing bike or hybrid). Your bikes will be subjected to a brief check before entering transition, if they are unsafe to ride you will not be allowed to start. Please check headsets, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars etc or get it serviced by your local dealer.
2. A helmet of ANSI standard designed specifically for cycling which fits you well. You will be asked to fasten your helmet upon entering transition and if it is ill fitting you will be asked to adjust or exchange it.
3. You must be medically fit and healthy, epicevents advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
4. You must be 16 years of age or above on the date of the event to participate (If you enter a relay team your swimmer can be younger than 16).
5. You must be capable of swimming the 400m distance required for the event.


The swim:

 

Swimmers start from 9:00am through to 12:00 noon based upon ability level and will complete 16 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time and you will either swim clockwise or anti-clockwise. 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. You will be provided with a swim cap and lane counters will ensure that you complete the distance and inform you how many lengths you have completed should you lose count. You should arrive on poolside 15 minutes before your start time for a compulsory competitor briefing

 

The bike:


The 28k bike course is an undulating out and back which starts at the swimming pool and then follows the coact road the the roundabout at Rampside. From here the route retraces it's steps back to the swimming pool. Your bicycle should be roadworthy and it is compulsory to wear a recognised cycle helmet, this event is non-drafting (you cannot ride directly behind another competitor to shelter from the wind) and you must not ride 2 abreast on the road.  The course is not closed to traffic and you should follow the highway code at all times, riding responsibly. There will be adequate signs throughout the cycle course to guide you and there will also be marshals at critical locations. The marshals cannot stop traffic and will not tell you whether it is 'clear to go', it is your repsonsibility to check for traffic.

 

The run:

 

The route largely follows tarmac roads but includes canal towpath. Leaving the leisure centre it passes Smith Glaxo Kline to reach the coast at the Bay Horse Hotel. From here the route follows canal towpath before crossing the canal and returning to the swimming pool on road, to finish the event.


The transition:


You climb out of the pool, exit through the fire door at the rear of the building and follow the marked route to the transition area. The path is slippy when wet so please take care when crossing, you may leave an old pair of trainers at the exit from the pool (do not obstruct the door) but all other clothing should be in transition. Leaving cycle helmets and other clothing on poolside is against the rules - you change in the transition area.  Collect your bike and walk to the mount line, do not mount your bike until you have reached this point and take care turning onto the road.


At the end of the cycle ride, dismount at or before the dismount line which will be clearly marked on the day and wheel your bike into transition, do not unfasten your helmet until the bike is safely racked. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions.

 

What to do on the day:


On the day you should register an hour before your start time, you will be given an electronic chip which wraps around your ankle, 2 race numbers for rear of your cycle top and front of your run top (number belts allowed) and 2 numbered stickers for your helmet and your bike.


You must show your numbers before racking your bike in the transition area, the racking will be numbered and you should place your bike in the correct position. Once you have placed your cycle and run clothing with your bicycle, all other equipment must be removed from transition area to minimise disruption for other competitors.


There will be a briefing 10 minutes before your swim start on the poolside. Please do not be late for this briefing as it may contain important changes to the event which may affect you.

 

What happens after the race?


Following the race you should remove your cycle from the transition area but be careful not to impede any other competitors who may still be competing. You will need to show your number to retrieve your bicycle, friends and family members will not be allowed to retrieve bicycles. Refreshments will be available on the day and full results will be available on this website later the same evening.


How will my entry be confirmed?


Solo entry for the Ulverston Triathlon is £30 and team of 3 (one discipline each) is £45. Entry is only available online by following the link below. You will be sent a confirmation via email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list. If you are able to enter online then places are still available, the ability to enter will be removed when the event is full.

 

 
To register children for the free Tri Kidz aquathlon click here (8:30AM start)

More info regarding Tri Kidz, download the event notes below and see page 13, or visit www.trikidz.co.uk

 

Location and route details:

 

To view a map link of Ulverston Leisure Centre GO HERE

To view the cycle route GO HERE

To view the run route GO HERE

To view the competitor information pack GO HERE

To view the swim wave start time GO HERE

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'The Endurance Store Horwich Pool Triathlon' May 4th 2014

The Horwich Triathlon, in conjunction with Bolton Tri Club

 

The Horwich triathlon is the second event of the NW Epic Triathlon Series 2014 and takes place on Sunday May 4th 2014. Organised in conjunction with Bolton Tri Club, it provides competitors with the ideal opportunity to test their pre-season fitness. The Horwich event is one of the longest established races on the North West triathlon calendar and the course is tough enough to test the best. The 500m swim takes place in Horwich leisure centre and is followed by a tough 40k cycle ride which climbs from the start and continues to roll relentlessly  for the remainder of the route, giving the bikers an opportunity to establish an early lead. The 8.6k off-road run section gives runners the opportunity to 'turn the tables' as the route climbs to the famous landmark of Rivington Pike before descending and returning to the finish close to the leisure centre.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

 

1. A bicycle in roadworthy condition (mountainbike, roadracing bike or hybrid). Your bikes will be subjected to a brief check before entering transition, if they are unsafe to ride you will not be allowed to start. Please check headsets, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars etc or get it serviced by your local dealer.
2. A helmet of ANSI standard designed specifically for cycling which fits you well. You will be asked to fasten your helmet upon entering transition and if it is ill fitting you will be asked to adjust or exchange it.
3. You must be medically fit and healthy, epicevents advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
4. You must be 16 years of age or above on the date of the event to participate (If you enter a relay team your swimmer can be younger than 16).
5. You must be capable of swimming the 500m distance required for the event.


The swim:

 

Swimmers start from 7:00am through to 12:00pm based upon ability level and will complete 20 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time and you will either swim clockwise or anti-clockwise. 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. You will be provided with a swim cap and lane counters will ensure that you complete the distance and inform you how many lengths you have completed should you lose count. You should arrive on poolside 15 minutes before your start time for a compulsory competitor briefing

 

The bike:


The 40k bike loop is an undulating single loop course which starts at the swimming pool and heads North through Belmont, to reach the M65. From here the route returns via Chorley. Your bicycle should be roadworthy and it is compulsory to wear a recognised cycle helmet, this event is non-drafting (you cannot ride directly behind another competitor to shelter from the wind) and you must not ride 2 abreast on the road.  The course is not closed to traffic and you should follow the highway code at all times, riding responsibly. There will be adequate signs throughout the cycle course to guide you and there will also be marshals at critical locations. The marshals cannot stop traffic and will not tell you whether it is 'clear to go', it is your repsonsibility to check for traffic.

 

The run:

 

Initially it goes up.. quite steep and for quite some time. The route follows tarmac roads and bridlepath to the summit of Rivington Pike before returning the same way back to the finish. Rivington Pike is very exposed to the elements and you should be prepared - bring a windproof / waterproof jacket just in case the forecast is poor!


The transition:


You climb out of the pool, exit through the fire door at the rear of the building and follow the marked route to the pedestrian crossing where you will cross the road to transition. There will be a marshal watching for traffic and if he tells you to stop.. you must stop. The road is slippy when wet so please take care when crossing, you may leave an old pair of trainers at the exit from the pool (do not obstruct the door) but all other clothing should be in transition,leaving cycle helmets and other clothing on poolside is against the rules - you change in the transition area.  Collect your bike and walk to the mount line, do not mount your bike until you have reached this point and take care turning left onto the road.


At the end of the cycle ride, dismount at or before the dismount line which will be clearly marked on the day and wheel your bike into transition, do not unfasten your helmet until the bike is safely racked. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions.

 

What to do on the day:


On the day you should register an hour before your start time, you will be given an electronic chip which wraps around your ankle, 2 race numbers for rear of your cycle top and front of your run top (number belts allowed) and 2 numbered stickers for your helmet and your bike.


You must show your numbers before racking your bike in the transition area, the racking will be numbered and you should place your bike in the correct position. Once you have placed your cycle and run clothing with your bicycle, all other equipment must be removed from transition area to minimise disruption for other competitors.


There will be a briefing 10 minutes before your swim start on the poolside. Please do not be late for this briefing as it may contain important changes to the event which may affect you.

 

What happens after the race?


Following the race you should remove your cycle from the transition area but be careful not to impede any other competitors who may still be competing. You will need to show your number to retrieve your bicycle, friends and family members will not be allowed to retrieve bicycles. Refreshments are available at Horwich Leisure Centre following the event and the prize giving will take place as soon as results are available. Full results will be available on this website on the same evening of the event.


How will my entry be confirmed?


Entry for the Horwich Triathlon is £35 and is only available online by following the link below. You will be sent a confirmation via email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list. If you are able to enter online then places are still available, the ability to enter will be removed when the event is full.

 

 

Location and route details

 
To view a googlemap link of Horwich Leisure Centre GO HERE
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE
To view the swim wave start time GO HERE (Available 25/4/14)
 
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'The Endurance Store Clitheroe Pool Triathlon' April 2015

What is the Clitheroe Triathlon?

 

The Clitheroe Triathlon is the opening event in the NW Epic Triathlon Series 2014. It takes place in April 2015 from Ribblesdale Swimming Pool and the route is both scenic and challenging! This is a great race if you enjoy rolling country lanes with a few challenging climbs. Competitors can sign up as a solo entrant or enter as a relay team of three and choose a discipline each. The event distances are 400m pool swim, 30k road cycle and 7k trail run.

 

What do I need to enter the event?


1. A bicycle in roadworthy condition (mountainbike, roadracing bike or hybrid). Your bikes will be subjected to a brief check before entering transition, if they are unsafe to ride you will not be allowed to start. Please check headsets, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars etc or get it serviced by your local dealer.
2. A helmet of ANSI standard designed specifically for cycling which fits you well. You will be asked to fasten your helmet upon entering transition and if it is ill fitting you will be asked to adjust or exchange it.
3. You must be medically fit and healthy, epicevents advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
4. You must be 16 years of age or above on the date of the event to participate (If you enter a relay team your swimmer can be younger than 16).
5. You must be capable of swimming the 400m distance required for the event.

 

The swim:


Swimmers start from 8:00am through to 12:00pm based upon ability level and will complete 16 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time and you will either swim clockwise or anti-clockwise. 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. You will be provided with a swim cap and lane counters will ensure that you complete the distance and inform you how many lengths you have completed should you lose count. You should arrive on poolside 15 minutes before your start time for a compulsory competitor briefing

 

The bike:


The 18 mile bike course is a single loop which follows a challenging route through Bashall Eaves before returning to climb Jeffrey hill. Your bicycle should be roadworthy and it is compulsory to wear a recognised cycle helmet, this event is non-drafting (you cannot ride directly behind another competitor to shelter from the wind) and you must not ride 2 abreast on the road.


The course is not closed to traffic and you should follow the highway code at all times, riding responsibly. There will be adequate signs throughout the cycle course to guide you and there will also be marshals at critical locations. The marshals cannot stop traffic and will not tell you whether it is 'clear to go', it is your repsonsibility to check for traffic.

 

The run:


The 4.2 miles run is largely off road and starts by heading out through local housing estates before joining the Ribble Valley Way. Much of the run is on paths and trails and you will complete 2 loops of a 2 mile circuit. At the end of the run you will finish close to the transition area.


The transition:


You climb out of the pool, exit through the fire door at the rear of the building and follow the marked route to the  transition. You may leave an old pair of trainers at the exit from the pool (do not obstruct the door) but all other clothing should be in transition, leaving cycle helmets and other clothing on poolside is against the rules - you change in the transition area.  Collect your bike and walk to the mount line, do not mount your bike until you have reached this point and take care on the road.


At the end of the cycle ride, dismount at or before the dismount line which will be clearly marked on the day and wheel your bike into transition, do not unfasten your helmet until the bike is safely racked. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions.

 

What to do on the day:

 

On the day you should register an hour before your start time, you will be given an electronic chip which wraps around your ankle, 2 race numbers for rear of your cycle top and front of your run top (number belts allowed) and 1 numbered sticker for your bike.


You must show your numbers before racking your bike in the transition area, the racking will be numbered and you should place your bike in the correct position. Once you have placed your cycle and run clothing with your bicycle, all other equipment must be removed from transition area to minimise disruption for other competitors.


There will be a briefing 10 minutes before your swim start on the poolside. Please do not be late for this briefing as it may contain important changes to the event which may affect you.


What happens following the event?


Following the race you should remove your cycle from the transition area but be careful not to impede any other competitors who may still be competing. You will need to show your number to retrieve your bicycle, friends and family members will not be allowed to retrieve bicycles. Refreshments are available at Ribblesdale Leisure Centre following the event. Full results will be available on this website on the same evening of the event.


How will my entry be confirmed?


Entry for the Clitheroe Triathlon is £35 and is only available online by following the link below. You will be sent a confirmation via email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list. If you are able to enter online then places are still available, the ability to enter will be removed when the event is full.

 

To enter the Clitheroe Triathlon go here
To see who's entered the Clitheroe Triathlon go here
To edit your entry details go here
 
To register children for the free Tri Kidz aquathlon click here (8:00AM start)
 

Location and route details:

 
For a google map location for the event GO HERE
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE
To view the swim wave start time GO HERE
 
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