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Howgills Pool Triathlon August 14th 2016

Click here to enter the Howgills Triathlon  

 

 

Address 

Sedbergh School

Station Rd

Sedbergh

LA10 5HG

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

 

Date & Time

Sunday 14th August 2016 at 8:00am

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

07:00 - Registration & Transition opens 

08:00 - 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 33.5k road cycle and a 7.4k 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..

 

The Bike

The bike route is 33.5k 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 7.4k 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 School premises and 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.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon medal

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon headscarf

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon swim cap

Free event photographs

 
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)
 

 

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Howgills Pool Triathlon August 14th 2016

Our newest event for 2016 is the stunning Howgills Triathlon. Based in the little, picturesque town of Sedbergh, the triathlon is a 400m pool swim at Sedbergh School, followed by a 33k ‘out and back’ cycle ride, finishing with a 7.4k run which takes in the beautiful views from the top of Winder Fell. This triathlon is suitable for beginners through to elite athletes.

Address 

Sedbergh School

Station Rd

Sedbergh

LA10 5HG

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

 

Date & Time

Sunday 14th August 2016 at 8:00am

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

07:00 - Registration & Transition opens 

08:00 - 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 33.5k road cycle and a 7.4k run.

 

The Swim

The swim will take place at Sedbergh School. Swimmers will start from 8:30am through to 2pm, 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. 

 

You will be provided with a swim cap and there will be lane counting marshals. Due to the large number of competitors and the limited pool time, we have had to introduce 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 not be able to complete all 16 lengths. You will need to arrive on poolside 15 minutes before your start time to be present for the compulsory briefing.

 

The Bike

The bike route is 33.5k in length and is an undulating ‘out and back’ route.

 

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 7.4k 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. You may leave an old pair of trainers at the exit from the pool but not obstructing the door. All other race equipment must be left within the transition area. Boxes are not allowed in Transition.

 

There is no cycling in the transition area at any time. To start, you will complete your swim, exit the pool via the rear fire door and run to transition to collect your bike. The path can be slippery when wet so please take care. 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. 

 

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.
  4. You MUST be 16 years of age or over on the day of the event.

 

On the day:

You will need to register 1 hour before your start time where you will be given:
 
Timing Chip
Swimming Cap
Races Numbers
Bike Sticker
Event Headscarf
 
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 Courtyard. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day.

 

Parking:

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

 

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 HERE. Once 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 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. 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 Howgills Triathlon medal

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon headscarf

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon swim cap

Free event photographs

 
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)
 

 

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The Wirral Triathlon, 28 August 2016

To enter the Wirral Triathlon Click Here

Address:

West Kirby Marine Lake

South Parade

West Kirkby

Merseyside

CH48 3HZ

 

Date and Time:

28 August 2016

08:00am

 

The Schedule:

  • 0600 Registration Opens
  • 0600 Transition Opens
  • 0715 Registration Closes
  • 0730 Transition Closes
  • 0745 Race Briefing
  • 0800 Race Start
  • 1100 Presentation

 

Swim:

The swim is an open water 750m anti clockwise loop.

Bike:

The bikes course is 21.4k long and is a two looped course with a small out and back section to start and finish. The course is undulating on quiet roads. The course is fully signed and has a marshal at all turning points.
 
Run:
The 5k run is a 2 loop course around the marina. the run course is pan flat. The run course is fully signed and has marshals at the turn points.

 

Transition/Start area: 
The transition area is on the car park next to the lake. Only participants can enter transition and you will need your race number to gain entry.
 

What do I need to enter the event?

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

Wetsuits:
Wetsuits are compulsory for all swimmers. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed, but because of lake temperatures full body cover is recommended. Neoprene hats may be worn, but your event cap must be worn over the top.
British triathlon rules state that foot cover may not be worn for triathlon events. For our event, we will make an exception to this rule.

On the day:
You will register on the day and collect your:
Timing Chip
Race Number
Bike Sticker
 
Minimum Age:
You must be 16 years old or over on the day of the event.
 
Event T-Shirts?
A Wirral Triathlon t-shirt can be purchased as part of your entry for £10.
 

How much to enter?

£40 for non BTF members
£35 for BTF members
 
Included within your entry fee is:
 
A bespoke Wirral Triathlon medal
A bespoke Wirral Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Wirral Triathlon swim cap
Free event photographs
 
 
Important Links:
To enter the Wirral Triathlon GO HERE
To see who's entered the Wirral Triathlon GO HERE
To edit your entry details GO HERE
 

Location and route details

 
To view a Google map link of West Kirby 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
To view the wave start times GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 
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Clitheroe Pool Triathlon April 2017

Click here to enter the Clitheroe Triathlon  

 
Address: 
Ribblesdale Swimming Pool
Edisford Bridge
Clitheroe
BB7 3LA
 
Date & Time:
Sunday April 2017
8am
 
The Triathlon Schedule:
07:00 – Registration & Transition opens
08:00 – Race start (first wave)
12:15 - Registration closes
12:30 - Transition closes (for racking bikes)
15:00 - PRESENTATION
 
The Course:
Clitheroe Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 30k road cycle and a 8k run.
 
The Swim
400m pool swim (16 lenghts of a 25m pool). There is a 15 minute cut off for completing the swim. If you are still swimming at 15 minutes you will be asked to stop and continue on to the bike section. You won't be disqualified and will be given a swim time of 15 minutes.
 
The Bike
It's a 30k undulating loop on rural country lanes and climbs the infamous Jeffrey Hill. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at the turnings.
 
The Run
The 8k run is an undualting out and back road run. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at all the turn points.
 
Transition/Start area: 
The transition area is on the the playing field next to the swimming pool. Only participants can enter transition and you will need your race number 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 cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling that 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.
 
On the day:
You will register on the day and collect your:
Timing Chip
Race Number
Bike Sticker
 
What is the minimum age?
You must be 16 years of age or over on the day of the event.
 
Event T-shirts?
The purchase of an event t-shirt is optional. You can pre order your event t-shirt with your race entry by selecting a t-shirt size. The cost of an event t-shirt is £10. 
 
How much is it to enter?
£40 for a solo entry 
£50 for a relay team 
 
Included within your entry fee is: 
A bespoke Clitheroe Triathlon medal
A bespoke Clitheroe Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Clitheroe Triathlon swim cap
Free event photographs 
 
Important links:
Click here to enter the Clitheroe Triathlon 
Click here to see who's entered the Clitheroe Triathlon
Click here to edit your entry details
 
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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Horwich Pool Triathlon May 2017

Click here to enter the Horwich Triathlon (entries now closed)
 
Address
Horwich Leisure Centre,
Victoria Road,
Horwich,
Bolton
BL6 5PY
 
Date & Time
Sunday May 2017
7am
 
The Triathlon Schedule:
06:15 – Registration & Transition opens
07:00 – Race start (first wave) 
12:00 - Registration closes
13:30 - Transition closes

The Course:
Horwich Triathlon will consist of a 500m pool swim, a 40k road cycle and an 8.6k off road run.
 
The Swim
500m pool swim (20 lenghts of a 25m pool). There is an 18 minute cut off for completing the swim. If you are still swimming at 18 minutes you will be asked to stop and continue on to the bike section. You won't be disqualified and will be given a swim time of 18 minutes.
 
The Bike
It's a 40k undulating loop around Rivington, Belmont, Chorley and Horwich. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at the turnings.
 
The Run
The 8.6k run is an out and back run to the top of Rivington Pike. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at all the turn points.
 
Transition/Start area: 
The transition area is on the field next to the leisure centre. Only participants can enter transition and you will need your race number 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 helmet of ANSI standard, 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 or trail shoes
  4. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
On the day:
You will register on the day and collect your:
Timing Chip
Race Number
Bike Sticker
 
What is the minimum age?: 
You must be 16 years old or over on the day of the event.
 
Event T-shirts
The HorwichTriathlon 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?
£40 for a solo entry
£50 for a relay team 
 
Included within your entry is:
 
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon medal
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon swim cap
Free event photographs
 
Important links:
Click here to enter the Horwich Triathlon
Click here to see who entered the Horwich Triathlon
Click here to edit your entry details
 
Location and route details:
To view a Google map 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 

 
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Ulverston Pool Triathlon March 2017

Click here to enter the Ulverston Triathlon  (currently closed)
 
 
Address 
Ulverston Leisure Centre
Priory Road,
Ulverston,
Cumbria
LA12 9HT
 
Date & Time
Sunday March 2017
8:30am
 
The Triathlon Schedule:
07:00 - Registration & Transition opens 
08:00 - Tri Kidz start
08:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)
12:30 - Registration closes
12:50 - Transition closes
13:30 - Last swim wave
 
The Course: 
Ulverston Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 28k road cycle and a 5.8k run.
 
The Swim
400m pool swim (16 lenghts of a 25m pool). There is a 15 minute cut off for completing the swim. If you are still swimming at 15 minutes you will be asked to stop and continue on to the bike section. You won't be disqualified and will be given a swim time of 15 minutes.
 
The Bike
It's a 28k undulating ‘out and back’ route along the coastal road. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at the turnings.
 
The Run
The 5.8k run is largely road based with a small section of canal towpath. It's relatively flat and is only one loop. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at all the turn points.
 
Transition/Start area: 
The transition area is on the Ulverston Leisure Car Park. Only participants can enter transition and you will need your race number 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 register on the day and collect your:
Timing Chip
Race Number
Bike Sticker
 
Tri Kidz:
There will be a free Tri Kidz race. You will register on the day and will start at 8am poolside.
Children aged 7-9 will swim 25m and run one lap of the field
Children aged 10-14 will swim 50m and run two laps of the field
All finisher will recieve a Tri Kidz medal.
 
Event T-shirts
The Ulverston Triathlon event t-shirt is an optional purchase.The cost for the event t-shirt is £10.
 
How much to enter:
£40 for a solo entry 
£50 for a relay team
 
Included within your entry is: 
A bespoke Ulverston Triathlon medal
A bespoke Ulverston Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Ulverston Triathlon swim cap
Free event photographs
 
Important links:
Click here to enter the Ulverston Triathlon
Click here to see who entered the Ulverston Triathlon 
Click here to edit your entry details
Click here to see your swim start time
 
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
 
 

 

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The Wirral Triathlon, 28 August 2016

The Wirral Triathlon is organised by Mersey Tri Club and Epic Events and takes place at West Kirby Marina. It is a sprint distance triathlon and the open water swim takes place in West Kirby marina which offers a safe and reliable open water venue. 

 

Address:

West Kirby Marine Lake

South Parade

West Kirkby

Merseyside

CH48 3HZ

 

Date and Time:

28 August 2016, 08:00am

 

The Schedule:

  • 0600 Registration Opens
  • 0600 Transition Opens
  • 0715 Registration Closes
  • 0730 Transition Closes
  • 0745 Race Briefing
  • 0800 Race Start
  • 1100 Presentation

 

Swim:

The 750m open water swim will be conducted in a series of three waves separated by 1-2 minutes. The wave times have been selected using your submitted estimated swim times (fastest first). The event briefing will take place at 8:10am and then wave 1 swimmers will enter the water. As soon as wave 1 have started, wave 2 will enter and start, followed by wave 3. The course is a single lap 750m loop to be completed in an anti-clockwise direction. The course will be marked by large yellow buoys, which will always be on your left hand side. You will start in the water and at the end of the swim will exit onto a slip ramp into transition.

 

Bike:
The bikes course is 21.4k long. The course starts and finishes at the marina lake. There is a small section out to the loop that you will ride twice followed by a small section back to the transition area. Please see the course map for more details. The course is undulating with two climbs that are situated at the start of each loop.
 
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.
 
Run:
The 5k run is a flat 2 loop course around the marina.

 

Transition Area:

The transition area is located in the marina car park, directly next to the lake. There is no cycling in the transition area at any time. Please keep the amount of equipment left in transition to a minimum. Boxes are not allowed in Transition.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

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

  

Wetsuits:
Wetsuits are compulsory for all swimmers. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed, but because of lake temperatures full body cover is recommended. Neoprene hats may be worn, but your event cap must be worn over the top.
British triathlon rules state that foot cover may not be worn for triathlon events. For our event, we will make an exception to this rule.

 

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 left 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 10 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.

 

The Finish:

As you cross the finish line, passing under the EPIC gantry, you will be awarded your finisher medal.The results will be published and emailed out to all competitors on the same day.

 

Minimum Age:

You must be 16 years old or over on the day of the event.
 
Strava:
Along the course 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 HERE.  Once 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 Tuesday following the event.

 

Event T-Shirts?
A Wirral Triathlon t-shirt can be purchased as part of your entry for £10.

 

How much to enter?

Entry for the Wirral Triathlon is £40 for non BTF members and £35 for BTF members 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.
 
Included within your entry fee is:
 
A bespoke Wirral Triathlon medal
A bespoke Wirral Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Wirral Triathlon swim cap
Free event photographs
 
 
Important Links:
To enter the Wirral Triathlon GO HERE
To see who's entered the Wirral Triathlon GO HERE
To edit your entry details GO HERE
 

Location and route details

 
To view a Google map link of West Kirby 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
To view the wave start times GO HERE - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 
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The Endurance Store Ulverston Pool Triathlon March 2017

Round 1 of the Epic Triathlon series for 2017 is the costal Ulverston Triathlon. 
 
Address 
Ulverston Leisure Centre
Priory Road,
Ulverston,
Cumbria
LA12 9HT
 
Date & Time
Sunday March 2017 at 8:30am
 
The Triathlon Schedule:
07:00 - Registration & Transition opens 
08:00 - Tri Kidz start
08:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)
12:30 - Registration closes
12:50 - Transition closes
13:30 - Last swim wave
 
The Course: 
Ulverston Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 28k road cycle and a 5.8k run.
 
The Swim
The swim will take place at Ulverston Leisure Centre. Swimmers will start from 8:30am through to 2pm, 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. You will be provided with a swim cap and there will be lane counting marshals.
 
Due to the large number of competitors and the limited pool time, we have had to introduce 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 not be able to complete all 16 lengths.
 
The Bike
The bike route takes place on the coast road from Ulverston Leisure Centre. It is 28k in length and is an undulating ‘out and back’ route. The 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 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 Run
The 5.8k run is largely road based with a small section of canal towpath. It is relatively flat and is only one loop.
 
Transition/Start area: 
The transition area is located in the car park of the leisure centre, directly next to the swimming pool. You may leave an old pair of trainers at the exit from the pool but not obstructing the door. All other race equipment must be left within the transition area. Please note that boxes are not allowed in Transition.
 
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.
  4. You MUST be 16 years of age or over on the day of the event. 
 
On the day:
You will need to register 1 hour before your start time where you will be given:
 
Timing Chip
Swimming Cap
Races Numbers
Bike Sticker
Event Headscarf
 
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 on the car park. Results will be posted on our website, usually the same day.
 
Tri Kidz:
Ulverston Triathlon will also be the home of our Epic Kidz Aquathlon this year and will commence at 8am from the poolside. Children will register from 7:00-7:30am. Children aged 7-9 will start first and will do a 25m swim (1 length).  Children aged 10-14 will follow and will do a 50m swim (2 lengths). After the swim the children make their way to their transition area to change and start the run. Ages 7-9 will do one lap of the field whereas ages 10-14 will do 2 laps. Once the laps are done they will then run to the finish line on the field where all finishers receive a medal.
 
Refreshments:
There will be refreshments available for purchase at the event. 
 
Parking:
Please follow the parking instructions contained within the event notes that you will receive a couple of weeks prior to race day. There is no parking on the event site, at the leisure centre or the tennis centre. Please refrain from parking on Priory Road, outside the swimming pool or on the lane as this forms part of the bike/run route and creates problems for the competitors, residents and local traffic.  
 
Strava Challenge
A long the course 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 HERE. Once 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 Ulverston Triathlon event t-shirt is an optional purchase. The cost for the event t-shirt is £10.
 
How much to enter:
The cost to enter Ulverston Triathlon is £40 for a solo entry or £50 for a relay team. 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 Ulverston Triathlon medal
A bespoke Ulverston Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Ulverston Triathlon swim cap
Free event photographs
 
Important links:
Click here to enter the Ulverston Triathlon  
Click here to see who entered the Ulverston Triathlon 
Click here to edit your entry details
Click here to see your swim start time 
 
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
 

 

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'The Endurance Store Horwich Pool Triathlon' May 2017

Round 3 of the Epic North West Triathlon Series for 2017 is the hilly Horwich Triathlon, organised in conjunction with Bolton Tri Club. Horwich Triathlon is one of the North West’s longest established races in the triathlon calendar and its tough course will put even the best to the test. 
 
Address
Horwich Leisure Centre,
Victoria Road,
Horwich,
Bolton
BL6 5PY
 
Date & Time
Sunday May 2017 at 7am
 
The Triathlon Schedule:
06:15 – Registration & Transition opens
07:00 – Race start (first wave) 
12:00 - Registration closes
13:30 - Transition closes

The Course:
Horwich Triathlon will consist of a 500m pool swim, a 40k road cycle and an 8.6k off road run.
 
The Swim
The swim will take place in Horwich Leisure Centre’s pool. Swimmers will start from 7am through to 1pm, based upon ability level. You will complete 20 lengths of a 25m There will be 3 people in each lane at any given When you enter, your estimated swim time will be used to calculate your swim start. Faster swimmers will start later in the morning and slower swimmers will start earlier. You will be provided with a swim cap and there will be lane counting marshals.
 
Due to the large number of competitors and the limited pool time, we have had to introduce an 18 minute cut off for completing the swim. If you are still in the pool at 18 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 not be able to complete all 20 lengths. You will need to arrive on poolside 15 minutes before your start time to be present for the compulsory briefing.
 
The Bike
The bike route is a tough 40k cycle ride and is made up of only 1 loop.
 
The 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 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 iconic 8.6k run is roughly an ‘out and back’ that reaches the summit of Rivington Pike. As Rivington Pike is very exposed to the weather, you may need a windproof/waterproof jacket if the forecast is poor!
 
Transition/Start area:
The transition area is located opposite the Leisure Centre on a grassy area, adjacent to the car park. It is a 200m run to transition, you should leave an old pair of trainers at the exit from the pool but not obstructing the door. All other race equipment must be left within the transition area. There is no cycling in the transition area at any time. Boxes are not allowed in Transition.
 
You will start by completing your swim, whereupon you will exit the pool and run around the outside of the leisure centre, to reach transition and collect your bike. It is about 200m from the pool to transition. Shoes are recommended as you will be running on mixed surfaces and we cannot sweep the whole route to transition. Once you have 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.  
 
All that is left is to change into your running gear and complete the run.
  
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 helmet of ANSI standard, 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.
 
On the day: 
You will need to register 1 hour before your start time where you will be given:
 
Timing Chip
Swimming Cap
Races Numbers
Bike Sticker
Event Headscarf
 
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. Results will be posted on our website, usually the same day.
 
Refreshments: 
The Leisure Centre has a cafe where you can purchase both hot and cold beverages and snacks. Please support the Leisure Centre Cafe where possible as they support the triathlon by letting us use their facilities.
 
Parking: 
Parking is available in the leisure centre car park next to the pool. There is no parking across the road by the transition area. Once the leisure centre car park is full then there is road side parking along the main road where road markings do not indicate otherwise.
 
What is the minimum age?: 
You must be 16 years old or over on the day of the event.
 
Strava Challenge
A long the course 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 HERE. Once 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 Tuesday at 12 noon following the event.
 
Event T-shirts
The HorwichTriathlon 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 Horwich Triathlon is £40 for a solo entry or £50 for a relay team. 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 Horwich Triathlon medal
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon swim cap
Free event photographs
 
Important links:
Click here to enter the Horwich Triathlon
Click here to see who entered the Horwich Triathlon 
Click here to edit your entry details
 
Location and route details:
To view a Google map 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

 
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