CHILDREN’S RACES (TRISTART, TRISTAR 1, 2 & 3 & YOUTHS)
ARRIVAL & PARKING
In preparing for this race you must ensure that the bike that is to be used is in a safe and road worthy condition. As a junior, your bike must not have tri / aero bars attached – if you do, you will not be allowed to race. The transition marshal will check all bikes and may correct small problems. We accept no responsibility for repairs made on the day and we reserve the right to turn away any competitor whose bike is deemed unsafe.
You are not permitted to park in the Morrison’s or Arts Centre car parks. Please come prepared to allow time to park in local roads. See https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/HA5+4EA
Please be aware that the adult’s race will still be in progress when you arrive. Please keep to the side of the road/path and watch out for cyclists and runners.
One race briefing will take place for each race, as shown in the above table. This will inform you of important information, rules, safety information and of any late changes that may affect the race. It is important you attend the race briefing.
Please register in the time slot indicated for your race in the table above.
1. Give your name so you can be identified on the registration list. If you are a British Triathlon member you will need to show your licence. If you cannot produce it you will have to pay £1 for a day membership.
2. You will be given your race numbers and timing chip. The two large numbers (waterproof & tear proof) must be worn on the bike and run sections, attached to your T-shirt/vest or to a number belt. The small numbered sticker should be attached to your bike helmet and the larger sticker to the seat post of your bike before you enter transition. The timing chip should be securely attached to your ankle using the Velcro strap.
3. You will also have your race number written on your right shoulder with marker pen (this is waterproof but will come off with a bit of soap and a scrub after the race).
Once you have registered, you should go to the transition area, which should be open from around 10:30am (depending on the completion of the adults’ race). The transition area is where you keep your bike, helmet and clothing and where you change into your clothes for the different parts of the event.
For security reasons no one is allowed into Transition unless they are competitors in the race with race number and bike tag. No parents allowed – marshals will be on hand to help the youngsters!
You will rack your bike in a designated area of racking, setting out your kit in a tidy way so as not to impede other competitors. You are responsible for keeping your kit within your space throughout the race. Marshalls will be available to assist you. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for any loss.