Once you start the swim, the clock runs until you go over the finish line at the end of the run. Triathlon is an individual sport, where everyone appreciates your effort whatever your standard. Please enjoy watching others doing the same. Un-sportsmanlike conduct will lead to disqualification.
British Triathlon rules state that a number should be visible on your back for the bike section and on your front for the run section – you may use a number belt, but remember, it is your responsibility to make the numbers visible at all times.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NUMBERS ARE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES.
Please come to the pool wearing only your swimming costume / tri suit, after the race briefing has finished. This will help to ensure the race runs on time. Make sure you know how many lengths you need to complete from the table below.
You should enter the pool building through the entrance for the male changing room at least 10 minutes before your swim time. You will be given your timing chip (if not already in your registration pack), which should be securely attached to your ankle using the Velcro strap. The timing chip will automatically record your times as you go around the course.
Swimmers queue up and then start in race number order. At poolside, you will be given a coloured swim cap, which must be worn for the swim. You will start in the water and go when the start marshal tells you. An indicator will be placed in the water in front of you when you have 2 lengths to go. Please get out of the pool quickly as others will be finishing behind you. Take your swimming cap off, leaving it poolside.
Exit through the double doors at the end of the pool and then run to Transition, following the signs along the side and around the corner of the pool building, which will be marshalled to indicate the route.
Find your bike, put on any clothing you want to wear for the cycle section of the race. You MUST have your helmet in place and FASTENED before you un-rack your bike.
You must not cycle in the transition area. Push your bike out of transition to the cycle mount area. Here you get on your bike and cycle round the marked cycle course on the field. Make sure you know, from the table above, how many laps you need to complete. It is your responsibility to make sure you do the right number of laps.
After you have cycled the correct number of laps, get off your bike at the cycle dismount area and wheel your bike back into Transition.
Re-rack your bike in its original position but do not unfasten your helmet until your bike is re-racked. Then prepare for the run section and follow directions to the run course.
All competitors follow the same course, from transition to the finish, which will be marked out on the grass.
Please make sure you are familiar with the course before the start of the race. There will be marshals and a water station on the course.
You must wear running shoes, otherwise you will be disqualified!
Make sure you know, from the table above, how many laps you need to complete. On each lap you will be handed a rubber band to put on your wrist – on your last lap you should run down the finish straight, into the finishing funnel (please stay in the order you finish) hand in your rubber bands and your timing chip and pat yourself on the back. Well Done!!
RETRIEVING YOUR BIKE FROM TRANSITION
When your race is finished you can retrieve your bike and belongings from transition. You must show the marshal your large number to retrieve the correct bike.
We will make every effort to allow Tristart, Tristar1 and Tristar2 athletes to remove their bikes while the other races are still progressing. This will be controlled by the marshals to ensure the safety of all competitors. Please be aware that you will have to wait your turn if the race is still underway!