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Coniston Standard Triathlon, June 2018

The Coniston Standard Triathlon returns in 2018 & promises to be Epic!

 

Address 

Coniston Hall
Coniston
LA21 8AS

 

Date & Time

Sunday June 2018

 

The Course: 

The course consists of a 1500m open water swim, 35km bike and 10km run.

 

The Swim

A deep water start in the cool but clear waters of Coniston Water one of the Lake Districts most famous and scenic lakes. Competitors will complete one anti clockwise lap.

 

The Bike

After some consideration we have decided to keep the original bike route but add a compulsory dismount before making the road crossing into the field at the end of the cycle leg.

Single hilly lap south from Coniston on the A593 through Torver to Broughton in Furness, where at the T junction with the A595 turn left towards Dalton in Furness. On the A595 in Grizebeck fork left onto the A5092 towards Greenodd. Climb over Kirkby Moor once decended and in the hamlet of Lowick Green turn sharp left onto unclassified road to join the A5084 back towards Torver and Coniston. On reaching Torver turn right at the T junction onto the A593 back towards Coniston.

The Run

The run course is an out and back along the lakeside tracks to the North of the the lake. Fantastic views of Coniston Old Man and the full length of the lake can be seen on the course.

 

Transition/Start area: 

Due to the nature of this event there is a split transition. Athletes are requested to put their running shoes in transition by the water then run onto the next field where their bikes are racked.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter is £49.

 

Included in your Entry Fee:

Chip Timing

Event T-Shirt

Medal

Photos

 

Important links:
Click here to enter the Coniston Standard Triathlon
Click here to see who entered
Click here to edit your entry details
 
 
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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Coniston Standard Triathlon, June 2018

Click here to enter the Coniston Standard Triathlon

Address 

Coniston Hall
Coniston
LA21 8AS

 

Date & Time

Sunday June 2018

 

The Course: 

The course consists of a 1500m open water swim, 35km bike and 10km run.

 

The Swim

A deep water start in the cool but clear waters of Coniston Water one of the Lake Districts most famous and scenic lakes. Competitors will complete one anti clockwise lap.

 

The Bike

After some consideration we have decided to keep the original bike route but add a compulsory dismount before making the road crossing into the field at the end of the cycle leg.

Single hilly lap south from Coniston on the A593 through Torver to Broughton in Furness, where at the T junction with the A595 turn left towards Dalton in Furness. On the A595 in Grizebeck fork left onto the A5092 towards Greenodd. Climb over Kirkby Moor once decended and in the hamlet of Lowick Green turn sharp left onto unclassified road to join the A5084 back towards Torver and Coniston. On reaching Torver turn right at the T junction onto the A593 back towards Coniston.

The Run

The run course is an out and back along the lakeside tracks to the North of the the lake. Fantastic views of Coniston Old Man and the full length of the lake can be seen on the course.

 

Transition/Start area: 

Due to the nature of this event there is a split transition. Athletes are requested to put their running shoes in transition by the water then run onto the next field where their bikes are racked.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter is £49.

 

Included in your Entry Fee:

Chip Timing

Event T-Shirt

Medal

Photos

 

Important links:
Click here to enter the Coniston Standard Triathlon
Click here to see who entered
Click here to edit your entry details
 
 
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...

Kendal Sprint Spring Triathlon, April 2018

 
Click here to enter the Kendal Sprint Triathlon 1
 
 
The first Sprint of the season based from Kendal Leisure Centre gives triathletes the opportunity to improve their time set earlier in the season. Kendal Sprint Triathlon is suitable for both experienced and beginner triathletes. The event has reached maximum capacity for the last few years so early registration is recommended.

 

Address 

Kendal Leisure Centre
LA9 7HX

 

Date & Time

Sunday April 2018

 

Registration

Registration will be open from 07:00 in Kendal Leisure Centre in the Longsdale room where you will collect your race number and coloured swim cap. Your timing chip will be given to you on poolside before the race briefing. It is recommended you register an hour before your start time to give yourself time to place items in transition and complete preparations. You will find a designated place in transition which relates to your race number to place bike and required race items.

 

The Course: 

The course consists of a 400m pool swim, 18km bike and 5km run.

 

The Swim

Competitors will be three or four to a lane and will start in the deep end in waves between 08:00 and 11.30. You will be instructed which direction to swim in, anti-clock or clockwise and there will be lane counters to assist in your counting. Your attention will be gained when there is just two lengths remaining. Swimmers will be started 10 seconds apart so it is important you pay attention to your lane position which will be indicated on the start sheet. The female waves start first. Followed by the teams then the male waves all graded upon estimated swim times, please ensure you enter the correct 400m time. Swimmers are reminded to observe lane etiquette and swim considerately.

Please assemble on poolside at the shallow end 15 minutes before your start time where you will be met by myself for the pre-race briefing.

 

The Bike

The course leaves Kendal Leisure Centre and heads on quiet undulating roads out through Natland and Sedgwick completing 2 laps of a 6 km loop before returning the way you went out. The course will be clearly marked with bright florescent signs and marshals posted at various locations. However it is the competitors responsibility to know the course. Competitors are reminded that marshals are unable to stop traffic it is the competitors responsibility to follow and obey the highway code. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

The Run

The run course is at first a fast flat run out towards Natland, with a slight rise out of Natland before the last (and best) 2km down hill run to the finish line.

 

Transition/Start area: 

Once you have finished your 16 lengths you will climb out of the deep end and exit the poolside through the red fire exit door.  Please take care when exiting the poolside as it can get very slippy especially in the later waves and there is a small step near the exit. The tape will guide you over the timing mats and into the transition area. Collect your bike and run/ walk to the mount line via the zebra crossing. Please  do not mount your bike until you have crossed the zebra crossing and are instructed to ride by a marshal.  At the end of the bike section dismount at the dismount line which is marshaled and run/walk your bike into transition. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions. Note: You must have your helmet on and fastened at all times when handling your bike. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. 
 

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.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter is £37.50 for a solo entry and £45 for a relay entry.

 

Important links:
Click here to enter the Kendal Sprint Triathlon 2
 
 
Click here to see who entered
 
 
Click here to edit your entry details

 

 
 
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...

Kendal Sprint Spring Triathlon, April 2018

The first Sprint of the season based from Kendal Leisure Centre gives triathletes the opportunity to improve their time set earlier in the season. Kendal Sprint Triathlon is suitable for both experienced and beginner triathletes. The event has reached maximum capacity for the last few years so early registration is recommended.

 

Address 

Kendal Leisure Centre
LA9 7HX

 

Date & Time

Sunday April 2018

 

Registration

Registration will be open from 07:00 in Kendal Leisure Centre in the Longsdale room where you will collect your race number and coloured swim cap. Your timing chip will be given to you on poolside before the race briefing. It is recommended you register an hour before your start time to give yourself time to place items in transition and complete preparations. You will find a designated place in transition which relates to your race number to place bike and required race items.

 

The Course: 

The course consists of a 400m pool swim, 18km bike and 5km run.

 

The Swim

Competitors will be three or four to a lane and will start in the deep end in waves between 08:00 and 11.30. You will be instructed which direction to swim in, anti-clock or clockwise and there will be lane counters to assist in your counting. Your attention will be gained when there is just two lengths remaining. Swimmers will be started 10 seconds apart so it is important you pay attention to your lane position which will be indicated on the start sheet. The female waves start first. Followed by the teams then the male waves all graded upon estimated swim times, please ensure you enter the correct 400m time. Swimmers are reminded to observe lane etiquette and swim considerately.

Please assemble on poolside at the shallow end 15 minutes before your start time where you will be met by myself for the pre-race briefing.

 

The Bike

The course leaves Kendal Leisure Centre and heads on quiet undulating roads out through Natland and Sedgwick completing 2 laps of a 6 km loop before returning the way you went out. The course will be clearly marked with bright florescent signs and marshals posted at various locations. However it is the competitors responsibility to know the course. Competitors are reminded that marshals are unable to stop traffic it is the competitors responsibility to follow and obey the highway code. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

The Run

The run course is at first a fast flat run out towards Natland, with a slight rise out of Natland before the last (and best) 2km down hill run to the finish line.

 

Transition/Start area: 

Once you have finished your 16 lengths you will climb out of the deep end and exit the poolside through the red fire exit door.  Please take care when exiting the poolside as it can get very slippy especially in the later waves and there is a small step near the exit.  The tape will guide you over the timing mats and into the transition area. Collect your bike and run/ walk to the mount line via the zebra crossing. Please  do not mount your bike until you have crossed the zebra crossing and are instructed to ride by a marshal.  At the end of the bike section dismount at the dismount line which is marshaled and run/walk your bike into transition. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions. Note: You must have your helmet on and fastened at all times when handling your bike. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. 
 

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.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter is £37.50 for a solo entry and £45 for a relay entry.

 

Important links:
Click here to enter the Kendal Sprint Triathlon 1
 
 
Click here to see who entered
 
 
Click here to edit your entry details
 
 
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...

Kendal Sprint Summer Triathlon, 24th September 2017

The second Sprint of the season based from Kendal Leisure Centre gives triathletes the opportunity to improve their time set earlier in the season. Kendal Sprint Triathlon is suitable for both experienced and beginner triathletes. The event has reached maximum capacity for the last few years so early registration is recommended.

 

Address 

Kendal Leisure Centre
LA9 7HX

 

Date & Time

Sunday 24th September 2017

 

Registration

Registration will be open from 07:00 in Kendal Leisure Centre in the Longsdale room where you will collect your race number and coloured swim cap. Your timing chip will be given to you on poolside before the race briefing. It is recommended you register an hour before your start time to give yourself time to place items in transition and complete preparations. You will find a designated place in transition which relates to your race number to place bike and required race items.

 

The Course: 

The course consists of a 400m pool swim, 18km bike and 5km run.

 

The Swim

Competitors will be three or four to a lane and will start in the deep end in waves between 08:00 and 11.30. You will be instructed which direction to swim in, anti-clock or clockwise and there will be lane counters to assist in your counting. Your attention will be gained when there is just two lengths remaining. Swimmers will be started 10 seconds apart so it is important you pay attention to your lane position which will be indicated on the start sheet. The female waves start first. Followed by the teams then the male waves all graded upon estimated swim times, please ensure you enter the correct 400m time. Swimmers are reminded to observe lane etiquette and swim considerately.

Please assemble on poolside at the shallow end 15 minutes before your start time where you will be met by myself for the pre-race briefing.

 

The Bike

The course leaves Kendal Leisure Centre and heads on quiet undulating roads out through Natland and Sedgwick completing 2 laps of a 6 km loop before returning the way you went out. The course will be clearly marked with bright florescent signs and marshals posted at various locations. However it is the competitors responsibility to know the course. Competitors are reminded that marshals are unable to stop traffic it is the competitors responsibility to follow and obey the highway code. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

The Run

The run course is at first a fast flat run out towards Natland, with a slight rise out of Natland before the last (and best) 2km down hill run to the finish line.

 

Transition/Start area: 

Once you have finished your 16 lengths you will climb out of the deep end and exit the poolside through the red fire exit door.  Please take care when exiting the poolside as it can get very slippy especially in the later waves and there is a small step near the exit.  The tape will guide you over the timing mats and into the transition area. Collect your bike and run/ walk to the mount line via the zebra crossing. Please  do not mount your bike until you have crossed the zebra crossing and are instructed to ride by a marshal.  At the end of the bike section dismount at the dismount line which is marshaled and run/walk your bike into transition. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions. Note: You must have your helmet on and fastened at all times when handling your bike. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. 
 

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.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter is £37.50 for a solo entry and £45 for a relay entry.

 

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 - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 

 

Read more...

Kendal Sprint Summer Triathlon, 24th September 2017

 
The second Sprint of the season based from Kendal Leisure Centre gives triathletes the opportunity to improve their time set earlier in the season. Kendal Sprint Triathlon is suitable for both experienced and beginner triathletes. The event has reached maximum capacity for the last few years so early registration is recommended.

 

Address 

Kendal Leisure Centre
LA9 7HX

 

Date & Time

Sunday 24th September 2017

 

Registration

Registration will be open from 07:00 in Kendal Leisure Centre in the Longsdale room where you will collect your race number and coloured swim cap. Your timing chip will be given to you on poolside before the race briefing. It is recommended you register an hour before your start time to give yourself time to place items in transition and complete preparations. You will find a designated place in transition which relates to your race number to place bike and required race items.

 

The Course: 

The course consists of a 400m pool swim, 18km bike and 5km run.

 

The Swim

Competitors will be three or four to a lane and will start in the deep end in waves between 08:00 and 11.30. You will be instructed which direction to swim in, anti-clock or clockwise and there will be lane counters to assist in your counting. Your attention will be gained when there is just two lengths remaining. Swimmers will be started 10 seconds apart so it is important you pay attention to your lane position which will be indicated on the start sheet. The female waves start first. Followed by the teams then the male waves all graded upon estimated swim times, please ensure you enter the correct 400m time. Swimmers are reminded to observe lane etiquette and swim considerately.

Please assemble on poolside at the shallow end 15 minutes before your start time where you will be met by myself for the pre-race briefing.

 

The Bike

The course leaves Kendal Leisure Centre and heads on quiet undulating roads out through Natland and Sedgwick completing 2 laps of a 6 km loop before returning the way you went out. The course will be clearly marked with bright florescent signs and marshals posted at various locations. However it is the competitors responsibility to know the course. Competitors are reminded that marshals are unable to stop traffic it is the competitors responsibility to follow and obey the highway code. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

The Run

The run course is at first a fast flat run out towards Natland, with a slight rise out of Natland before the last (and best) 2km down hill run to the finish line.

 

Transition/Start area: 

Once you have finished your 16 lengths you will climb out of the deep end and exit the poolside through the red fire exit door.  Please take care when exiting the poolside as it can get very slippy especially in the later waves and there is a small step near the exit. The tape will guide you over the timing mats and into the transition area. Collect your bike and run/ walk to the mount line via the zebra crossing. Please  do not mount your bike until you have crossed the zebra crossing and are instructed to ride by a marshal.  At the end of the bike section dismount at the dismount line which is marshaled and run/walk your bike into transition. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions. Note: You must have your helmet on and fastened at all times when handling your bike. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. 
 

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.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter is £37.50 for a solo entry and £45 for a relay entry.

 

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 - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 

 

Read more...

Wensleydale Triathlon Sunday August 2018

One of the toughest of all UK triathlons Wensleydale is the re-working of one of the oldest triathlons in the country. The original Yorkshire Dales triathlon started life in the late 80’s. The run course once took competitors up Pen-y-Ghent one of the three famous Yorkshire Peeks, a reworking of the course now takes athletes up the Great Shunner Fell, the third highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales.

Address 

Semer Water & Community Field
Hawes
North Yorkshire 
DL8 3NL

 

Date & Time

Sunday August 2018

 

Registration

Registration will be open on the Saturday afternoon from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 at Stage 1 Cycles. Alternatively you can register on the Sunday morning from 08:00 to 09:30. Here you will collect your race number and coloured swim cap along with your timing chip. It is recommended you register in good time to give yourself time to place items in transition and complete preparations. You will find a designated place in transition which relates to your race number to place bike and required race items.

 

The Course: 

Wensleydale Full Cheese Triathlon will consist of a 2000m open water swim, a 40 miles road cycle and a 11 mile run.

Wensleydale Half Cheese Triathlon will consist of a 1000m open water swim, a 17 miles road cycle and a 6.3 mile run.

 

The Swim

The Swim takes place in the beautiful sometimes temperamental glacial lake Semer Water. On one occasion the rain fell so heavy one evening that the transition was underwater the morning of the event! You will be counted into the water over the timing mats via the transition area. You will then have time to acclimatize in the water. Once everyone is settled you shall be started with a hoot from the horn and swim in a clockwise direction, The full cheese is two laps of the course and the half cheese is one lap.

 

The Bike

A tough start to the bike route as when you exit the swim you are faced with the steep accent 1:4. So ensure you have your bike set in an easy gear when you exit the swim. Take a look at BC tips here.

Travelling over the famous Butter Tubs route which connects Muker and Hawes made even more famous by the Tour in 2014, cyclists will experience the stunning barren land though they may not experience the support seen in the Tour. Expect some long climbs with some steep sections to reach spectacular open moorland.

The Buttertubs themselves are a series of open shafts near the summit into which farmers would lower their butter and cheese to keep them cool.


The Run

The Full Cheese is an 11 mile run is an out and back trail run.

The Half Cheese is a 6.3 mile run is an out and back trail run.

 

Transition/Start area: 

This event has two transitions. T1 and T2. T1 is based at Semer Water and T2 at Hawes Community Field. T2 is where you will have registered for the event and where you will have left your running items. 

T1: Once you have finished your swim you will climb out of the water do take care as the rocks seem to be extremely aggressive here. The tape will guide you over the timing mats and into the transition area. Collect your bike and run/ walk to the mount line through the gate. Please do not mount your bike until you reached the tarmac and are instructed to ride by a marshal.

T2: At the end of the bike section dismount at the dismount line which is marshaled and run/walk your bike into transition. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions. Note: You must have your helmet on and fastened at all times when handling your bike. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

 

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.

 

Race briefing is on the shores of Semer Water with celebrations at the finish line at Hawes Community Field. Sports Massage is provided by University therapists free of charge to help with the recovery. Male and female changing tents. Each finisher gets a unique memento…cheese.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter the Wensleydale Full Cheese Triathlon is £TBC for a solo entry and £TBC for a relay entry.

The cost to enter the Wensleydale Half Cheese Triathlon is £TBC

 

Important links:
Click here to enter the Wesleydale Full or Half Cheese Triathlon
 
 
Click here to see who entered the Wensleydale Full or Half Cheese Triathlon
 
 
Click here to edit your entry details
 
 
Route details: 
To view the Full Cheese cycle route GO HERE 
To view the Half Cheese cycle route GO HERE 
 
To view the Full Cheese run route GO HERE
To view the Half Cheese run route GO HERE
 
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE
 
 
 

 

Read more...

Wensleydale Triathlon Sunday August 2018

Click here to enter the Wesleydale Full or Half Cheese Triathlon

One of the toughest of all UK triathlons Wensleydale is the re-working of one of the oldest triathlons in the country. The original Yorkshire Dales triathlon started life in the late 80’s. The run course once took competitors up Pen-y-Ghent one of the three famous Yorkshire Peeks, a reworking of the course now takes athletes up the Great Shunner Fell, the third highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales.

Address 

Semer Water & Community Field
Hawes
North Yorkshire 
DL8 3NL

 

Date & Time

Sunday August 2018

 

Registration

Registration will be open on the Saturday afternoon from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 at Stage 1 Cycles. Alternatively you can register on the Sunday morning from 08:00 to 09:30. Here you will collect your race number and coloured swim cap along with your timing chip. It is recommended you register in good time to give yourself time to place items in transition and complete preparations. You will find a designated place in transition which relates to your race number to place bike and required race items.

 

The Course: 

Wensleydale Full Cheese Triathlon will consist of a 2000m open water swim, a 40 miles road cycle and a 11 mile run.

Wensleydale Half Cheese Triathlon will consist of a 1000m open water swim, a 17 miles road cycle and a 6.3 mile run.

 

The Swim

The Swim takes place in the beautiful sometimes temperamental glacial lake Semer Water. On one occasion the rain fell so heavy one evening that the transition was underwater the morning of the event! You will be counted into the water over the timing mats via the transition area. You will then have time to acclimatize in the water. Once everyone is settled you shall be started with a hoot from the horn and swim in a clockwise direction, The full cheese is two laps of the course and the half cheese is one lap.

 

The Bike

A tough start to the bike route as when you exit the swim you are faced with the steep accent 1:4. So ensure you have your bike set in an easy gear when you exit the swim. Take a look at BC tips here.

Travelling over the famous Butter Tubs route which connects Muker and Hawes made even more famous by the Tour in 2014, cyclists will experience the stunning barren land though they may not experience the support seen in the Tour. Expect some long climbs with some steep sections to reach spectacular open moorland.

The Buttertubs themselves are a series of open shafts near the summit into which farmers would lower their butter and cheese to keep them cool.


The Run

The Full Cheese is an 11 mile run is an out and back trail run.

The Half Cheese is a 6.3 mile run is an out and back trail run.

 

Transition/Start area: 

This event has two transitions. T1 and T2. T1 is based at Semer Water and T2 at Hawes Community Field. T2 is where you will have registered for the event and where you will have left your running items. 

T1: Once you have finished your swim you will climb out of the water do take care as the rocks seem to be extremely aggressive here. The tape will guide you over the timing mats and into the transition area. Collect your bike and run/ walk to the mount line through the gate. Please do not mount your bike until you reached the tarmac and are instructed to ride by a marshal.

T2: At the end of the bike section dismount at the dismount line which is marshaled and run/walk your bike into transition. Change into your run clothing and exit transition, following the marshals instructions. Note: You must have your helmet on and fastened at all times when handling your bike. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

 

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.

 

Race briefing is on the shores of Semer Water with celebrations at the finish line at Hawes Community Field. Sports Massage is provided by University therapists free of charge to help with the recovery. Male and female changing tents. Each finisher gets a unique memento…cheese.

 

How much to enter:

The cost to enter the Wensleydale Full Cheese Triathlon is £TBC for a solo entry and £TBC for a relay entry.

The cost to enter the Wensleydale Half Cheese Triathlon is £TBC

 

Important links:
Click here to enter the Wesleydale Full or Half Cheese Triathlon
 
 
Click here to see who entered the Wensleydale Full or Half Cheese Triathlon
 
 
Click here to edit your entry details
 
 
Route details: 
To view the Full Cheese cycle route GO HERE 
To view the Half Cheese cycle route GO HERE 
 
To view the Full Cheese run route GO HERE
To view the Half Cheese run route GO HERE

 

 
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE
 
 

 

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Capernwray Mid Week Tri Sprint Series


Address 

Jackdaw Quarry,
Capernwray Rd,
Over Kellet,
Carnforth
LA6 1AD

 

Date & Time

Start at 19:00pm

July 5th

August 2nd 

The Hunt September 6th.

 
Registration:

Registration will be in the Dive Centres cafe from 17:30 where you will collect your timing chip, swim hat and be marked with your race number on your left arm and leg. Free parking at the site. Please note due to road conditions the minimum individual entry for the Triathlon is 16 years. Participants younger than 16 (min 14) can ride but with parental supervision. Adult rides with them at all times.

 

Race Information

Details of Grand Final “The Hunt”

In the final event of the series we will invite the previous male and female winners of each event. These competitors will start with a handicap chasing down the main field.

 

The Course: 

The triathlon will consist of a 500m open water swim, an 20k road cycle and a 5k run.

 

The Swim

An open water swim taking place in the crystal clear waters of Capernwray Dive Centre. The disused quarry is home to divers and sunken treasure. One lap clockwise round the large yellow visible buoys equals 500m. The water safety team guide you round the course with a motor boat floating in the middle of the loop. The Quarry is one of the best open water swimming venues in the North West with water quality at its best. The water is also warmer than many open water venues and very sheltered from the wind an ideal venue for your first open water triathlon

 

The Bike

The 20km bike course is very scenic course. One lap passing through pretty local villages such as Over Kellet, Arkholme and Capernwray. Good quality minor roads with some gentle climbs and nice descents. The course will be clearly marked with bright florescent signs and marshals posted at various locations. However it is the competitors responsibility to know the course. Competitors are reminded that marshals are unable to stop traffic it is the competitors responsibility to follow and obey the highway code. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

 

The Run

The 5k run course is flat and easy to follow with a marshal at the turning and signs guiding you the correct way, running alongside the canal for most of its distance. The only decision is what footwear as on a wet day the canal path is slippery.

 

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.

 

Parking:

Free on site parking.

 
Swim Series & Aquathon Series
 

Distances for the Swim:

Choose between 500m, 1000m,1500m & 3.8km (Please note no 3.8km available on the 6th Sept)

 

One lap of the crystal clear waters of Capernwray dive centre Quarry = 500m

 

Distances for the Aquathon:

500m open water swim & 5km run

 

Run Course (5km):

Once out of the water, you’re straight into transition, where you will be able to quickly ditch the wetsuit and don your trainers. You then get to take on fully way marked 5km route along the canal path.

 

Registration:

Swim:

Takes place from 17:30 in the centres cafe. Where you will be allocated a swim number and swim hat. Assemble on the slip way at 18:45 for a safety briefing to enter the water at 18:55 to start at 19:00.

The venue is ideal for your first open water swim, clean clear spring water doesn’t get much fresher. The events attracted swimmers of all standards last year, from first timers to experienced athletes. Some looking for that social gathering others gaining confidence in open water swimming techniques.

Watch out for the divers and sunken treasure. The Quarry is warmer than many open water venues and very sheltered from the wind an ideal venue for your first open water dip.

 

Aquathon:

Registration takes place in the centers cafe from 17:30 – 18:45. You will be issued with a race number to be written with marker pen on your arm and leg, you will also be given a coloured swim cap and finally a timing chip to be worn on your left ankle.

 

How much to enter:

Online Entry for the Triathlon is £20

Entry on the day for the Triathlon is £30

Entry for the 500m, 1000m & 1500m Swims are £10

Entry for the 3.8km Swim is £15

Entry for the Aquathon is £15

 

Included within your entry is:

Photographs from each event will be available free to download from our FB page with thanks to the talented James Kirby.
 
Chip Timing
 
Important links:
 
 
 
 
Route details: 
To view the cycle route GO HERE 
To view the run route GO HERE
 
 
 

 

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