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EpicMan Middle Distance Triathlon 11th June 2017

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Address 

Halton Training Camp

Halton

Lancaster

LA2 6BL

 

Date & Time

Sunday 11th June 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Wed-Friday:

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

Saturday

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

Sunday:

06:00 – Transition Opens

07:20 - Transition Closes

07:45 – Race Briefing

07:50 – Enter the Water

08:00 – Triathlon Start

 

The Course: 

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

 

The Swim

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

 

The Bike

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

 

The Run

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

 

Course Cut Off Times:

The course cut off times will be as follows:

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

Bike: 8hrs from race start (4pm)

Run: 11hrs from race start (7pm)

 

Transition/Start area: 

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

 

Registration:

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

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

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

 

When you register you will be given:

Timing Chip

Swimming Cap

Race Numbers

Bike Sticker

Event Headscarf

 

On the day:

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

The Finish:

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

 

Parking:

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

 

Event T-shirts

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

  

How much to enter:

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

 

Included within your entry is: 

A Bespoke Halton Triathlon Medal

A Bespoke Halton Triathlon Headscarf

A Bespoke Halton Triathlon Swim Cap

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

 

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EpicMan Middle Distance Triathlon 11th June 2017

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

 

Address 

Halton Training Camp

Halton

Lancaster

LA2 6BL

 

Date & Time

Sunday 11th June 2017

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

Wed-Friday:

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

 

Saturday:

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

06:00 – Transition Opens

07:20 - Transition Closes

07:45 – Race Briefing

07:50 – Enter the Water

08:00 – Triathlon Start

 

The Course: 

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

 

The Swim

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

 

The Bike

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

 

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

 

The Run

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

 

Course Cut Off Times:

The course cut off times will be as follows:

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

Bike: 8hrs from race start (4pm)

Run: 11hrs from race start (7pm)

 

Transition/Start area: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Registration:

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

 

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

 

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

 

When you register, you will be given: 

Timing Chip

Swimming Cap

Races Numbers

Bike Sticker

Event Headscarf

 

On the day:

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

 

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

 

The Finish:

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

 

Parking:

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

 

Strava Challenge

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

 

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

 

Event T-shirts

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

  

How much to enter:

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

 

Included within your entry is: 

A Bespoke EpicMan Medal

A Bespoke EpicMan Headscarf

A Bespoke EpicMan Swim Cap

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

 

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Howgills Pool Triathlon August 12th 2017

Click here to enter the Howgills Triathlon

 

 

Address 

Sedbergh School

Station Rd

Sedbergh

LA10 5HG

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

 

Date & Time

Saturday 12th August 2017 at 9:30am

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

08:00 - Registration & Transition opens 

09:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)

12:30 - Registration closes

12:50 - Transition closes

13:30 - Last swim wave

 

The Course: 

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

 

The Swim

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

 

The Bike

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

 

The Run

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

 

Transition/Start area: 

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

 

What do I need to enter the event?

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

 

On the day:

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

Timing Chip

Race Number

Bike Sticker

Swim Cap

T-shirt (if pre ordered)

Bespoke headscarf

 

Parking:

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

 

Event T-shirts

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

 

How much to enter:

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

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon medal

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon headscarf

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon swim cap

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

 

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Howgills Pool Triathlon August 12th 2017

Based in the little, picturesque town of Sedbergh, the triathlon is a 400m pool swim at Sedbergh School, followed by a 30.7k ‘out and back’ cycle ride, finishing with a 8.3k 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

Saturday 12th August 2017 at 9:30am

 
The Triathlon Schedule:

08:00 - Registration & Transition opens 

09:30 - Triathlon start (first wave)

12:30 - Registration closes

12:50 - Transition closes

13:30 - Last swim wave

 

The Course: 

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

 

The Swim

The swim will take place at Sedbergh School. Swimmers will start from 9:30am through to 1:30pm, based upon ability level. You will complete 16 lengths of a 25m pool. There will be 3 people in each lane at any given time. When you enter, your estimated swim time will be used to calculate your swim start time. Faster swimmers will start later in the morning and slower swimmers will start earlier. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not permitted in the pool swim.

 

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 30.7k 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 8.3k run route is one of the most challenging in the North West. As you leave transition, you only need to look up to see the peak of Winder Fell. The course is out and back, initially on quiet lanes, turning to open fellside and then the climbing begins in earnest. You will be treated with a spectacular view as you reach and turn at the trig point, then it is all downhill as fast as your tired legs will allow.

 

Transition/Start area: 

The transition area is located in the courtyard of Sedbergh School, directly next to the swimming pool. 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 at least 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 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 for a solo entry and £50 for a relay entry (team of 3). 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. Entries will close either at 12 noon on 10th August or when the event fills up, whichever occurs first.

 

Included within your entry is: 

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon medal

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon headscarf

A bespoke Howgills Triathlon swim cap

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

 

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The Wirral Triathlon, August 2017

To enter the Wirral Triathlon Click Here - Entries are now closed for 2016

Address:

West Kirby Marine Lake

South Parade

West Kirby

Merseyside

CH48 3HZ

 

Date and Time:

August 2017

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
 
 
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
To view the wave start times GO HERE
 
 
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Clitheroe Pool Triathlon 16th April 2017

Click here to enter the Clitheroe Triathlon  

 
Address: 
Ribblesdale Swimming Pool
Edisford Bridge
Clitheroe
BB7 3LA
 
Date & Time:
Sunday 16th 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
 
Important links:
 
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, 30th April 2017

 
Address
Horwich Leisure Centre,
Victoria Road,
Horwich,
Bolton
BL6 5PY
 
Date & Time
Sunday 30th April 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. Please note, buoyancy/neoprene swim shorts at not allowed to be worn during the pool swim.
 
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
Entries close either when the event is full or at 12 noon on Thurs 27th April 2017.
 
Included within your entry is:
 
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon medal
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon headscarf
A bespoke Horwich Triathlon swim cap
 
Important links:
 
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 [Not yet available]
To view the swim wave start time GO HERE [Available from Mon 24th Apr]

 
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Ulverston Pool Triathlon 2nd April 2017

 
Address 
Ulverston Leisure Centre
Priory Road,
Ulverston,
Cumbria
LA12 9HT
 
Date & Time
Sunday 2nd April 2017
8:30am
 
The Triathlon Schedule:
07:00 - Registration & Transition opens 
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. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not allowed in the pool swim.
 
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
 
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
 
Important links:
Click here to see your swim start time - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
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 - NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
 

 

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The Wirral Triathlon, August 2017

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 Kirby

Merseyside

CH48 3HZ

 

Date and Time:

August 2017, 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 7:45am 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
 
 
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
To view the wave start times GO HERE
 
 
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