Entry Price: Individual Entry £58
Date: Sunday 1 July 2018
Location: Cockshot Point, Bowness-on-Windermere, The Lakes, Cumbria, LA23 3GZ
Entry Limit: Strictly limited to a maximum 600 competitors on a first come first served basis.
Parking: Race Car Park - Braithwaite Fold Car Park (charges apply). Get there early and bring change... Will update on 2017 parking fees closer to the event
Registration: Registration will be in the reception at the Race HQ at Cockshott point at the following times:
Saturday 5pm -7pm
At registration you will be given your event pack, as well as your race number placed on your left calf. BTF members must show their membership cards (without this you will be charged £5.00 for a day licence). You will be issued with a race number and you will also have your race number written on your left calf. Your race number must be displayed at the back on the bike section and at the front on the run section. You will also receive two numbered stickers: one for your bike and one for the front of your helmet.
There will be a notice board at registration. This will have a copy of the risk assessments, BTF rule book and Race Permit permanently on display. It will also be used to display information such as water temperature, general announcements and rule violations.
Transition: Transition opens at 0530
Race Briefing: A full route and safety briefing will be held in transition at 0700 that everyone including all relay team members must attend
First Deep Water Swim Wave will start at 0730 sharp with subsequent waves following at 2.5 minute intervals
Distance: SWIM 1.5K - BIKE 43K - RUN 10K
Race briefing in transition and Transition closes
Race Start all categories
Prize ceremony at Finish Area
Preparing for Transition
Bikes can only be racked on Sunday morning. After registering you will be directed to Transition where you will leave your bike, cycle kit and running gear. Competitors will have their own numbered racking area corresponding to their race number. It is recommended that you 'walk through' & familiarise yourself with the routes to/from your bike from/to the entrances and exits of transition prior to starting the race. Remember to leave your bike in a low enough gear, ready for the cycle section. There is no cycling in transition: mount/dismount your bike at the mount/dismount points. You bike racking area must not be marked with towels, balloons, powder, etc as these will be removed.
Transition will remain open to competitors throughout the day. It is a secure area patrolled by marshals. Competitors may enter and leave the area by the signed entry/exit only. You will be required to verify your identification i.e. race number, with those on the gate. No one other than competitors or race officials will be permitted into the transition area at any time.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is in safe road-worthy condition, before entering transition. Any bike that is considered unsafe or hazardous to the rider or other competitors will not be allowed into transition. All handlebar ends must be plugged. Remember to check there are no punctures or flats the day before the race and before leaving for the event and ensure your helmet is securely fitting.
You must be changed and ready for your swim race briefing in front of transition at the specified time. You will have a separate briefing by the Race Director in transition.
The transition area is located in the middle of Cockshott Point off Glebe Rd.
A minimum of 3 fast rescue boats will accompany the the swim.
Eperienced canoe marshals will accompany each swim wave.
Lead canoe to assist sighting for the first swimmer in wave 1.
A minimum of 2 shore based mobile paramedics to cover each discipline
Paid experienced road marshals at each cycle and run junction.
3 experienced motorcycle marshals to accompany cycle route .
A broom-wagon will sweep the bike route behind the last cyclist to collect anyone in difficulties or with a mechanical issue.
Safety First: We aim to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone to enjoy the challenge of open water triathlon. If for any reason you experience difficulties while taking part in our event, slow down and follow the route to the nearest marshal or turn around and head back to the last marshals you passed and they will assist you.
There will be 2 refreshments stations on course where fluid will be available:
Refreshments station 1: At the 1.3 mile point on the run
Refreshments station 2: At the Finish. Medical supplies will be available here too.
As it is our intention to encourage all participants to complete their challenge there are no enforced cut off times for the event. However, after the following times the medical director, referee and safety officer will assess the ability of the competitor to complete the course and it may be necessary to remove the competitor in the interests of their health and safety and for the sanity of our marshals.
There will be a cut off time for completing the whole race of 4hrs maximum.
Prize giving will take place at the Finish area in front of the sports centre in the afternoon once most competitors have completed their event, which is expected to be about 11.00am. There will be trophies for male and female categories winners for the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners . If you are expecting a trophy you must be present at the presentations to receive your trophy.
Race Appeals Process
An appeal is a request for a review of a decision made by an official. Appeals cannot be made against judgment calls [made] by officials. Judgment calls include, but are not limited to: drafting, dangerous riding and unsporting conduct.
Appeals must be made in writing to the race official. The time for a competitor or official team representative to file an appeal is no later than 15 minutes after his or her finishing time or the posting of the infraction, whichever is the later; however, the intention to write an appeal has to be announced within five minutes of his or her finishing time or posting of infraction. After this deadline only announced protest will be admitted. A fee of £15 will be charged, which is refundable if the appeal is upheld.
Withdrawal from the Race
If you withdraw from the event at any stage before the finish, please inform an event marshal. This is for your own safety, and to save us from searching for you out on the course. If you cannot complete a stage, but wish to continue with the other disciplines in the event, you may do so, but you will be disqualified from overall results. You must inform an event marshal of this as soon as you are able to do so, and don’t forget to return your chip at the finish enclosure
Start and Finish area at the school to cheer on their competitors as they run past the finish at each run lap and at the end of their race.Spectators are welcome to line the roadside to cheer passing cyclists but should not offer any form of assistance to the riders such as offering drinks bottles or assisting with mechanical problems.
Competitors who are publically nude at any point of the race risk disqualification. For more details see the BTF Rules & Regulations. Please familiarise yourself with these. They are available to view on the BTF website: www.britishtriathion.org
Toilet facilities are available at HQ entrance opposite Glebe Rd.
First aid will be available on site. If anyone is in need of medical attention they should inform the nearest event marshal who will contact the Medical Director (True Care Medical services)
Abuse to Officials
Any competitor who is abusive to a race official risks being disqualified.
Pre Race training
We regret that free access to the lake or grounds is not available to competitors prior to race day.
The organiser cannot be held responsible for competitors' or spectators’ property lost, stolen or damaged before, during or after this event.