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Kimbolton Castle Pool Triathlon 2017
This fun and friendly event is suitable for all ages and abilities.
It will see them complete a swim within Kimboltons pool, then head out in the countryside for a one lap bike course. The final decent on the bike should see some fast times being put down in 2016. The run is within the grounds of Kimbolton Castle, be carefull though, dont take in the scenic views to much or it will all be over before you know it. The distances are suitable, safe and achievable for all taking part. The event is fully chip timed and all finishers will be presented with a well deserved medal as they cross the finish line.
- Swim 400m
- Bike 19km
- Run 5km
To allow this event to run smoothly and safely, only officals and competitors will be allowed on the poolside. Competitors can be escorted through the changing facilities where they will be meet buy a member of our friendly events team who will guide them to their allocated start position.
Your start times will be allocated on the day of the race, You will have to be racked by 07:45 latest. (There will be no open transition) We will do our best to keep to your allocated start time, however, where other competitors have underestimated their swim times, this can cause delays. If you need to overtake another competitor during your swim, please follow the normal etiquette of tapping them gently on the foot, and overtaking at the next available end. If you are tapped on the foot by another competitor, please allow them to pass you when you reach the end of that length of the pool.
- Sprint Distance 400m swim (16 Lengths)
Tumble turns are permitted – if you are not doing a tumble turn then just touch the wall at the end of the lane with your hand. Leave the pool with care, it may be slippery, via the emergency exit, into transition.
On completion of the swim you will run to transition where you can get your bike and head out onto the bike course. Helmets must be securely fastened before you touch your bike. Competitors will be told when to mount their bikes. The bike 1 loop and is well marked and marshaled. Competitors are responsible for knowing the route, although the route will be clearly signed and well marshalled.
On completion of the bike, you enter transition and rack your bike on the allocated racking where you removed it from. Once you have racked your bike you can remove your helmet, put on your shoes with race number facing forward and exit transition for the run.
The run takes place on the fields (flat well kept grass) adjacent to the Castle and pool. The competitors are responsible for how many loops they are doing.
- 5km (3 loops)
Once competitors have completed the correct amount of loops they can run through the finish and collect their well deserved medals.
Parking will be at the venue, please follow all signage and marshals. (200m from transition)
ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
You will collect your race pack at registration on the day of the event. Nothing will be posted prior to the event.
A full race brief / information will be sent out via email once online entries close. (Normally Wednesday prior to the race, Please note we only send to the email address you registered with) The full race brief will be posted on the webpage by the Wednesday prior to the race as well.
Registration will be open from 06:30am – 07:30 am on race day. Please ensure you arrive early to avoid that last minute rush.
MINIMUM AGE OF COMPETITORS
The minimum age to take part is 15 years old as of age on 31st December 2016
You will be issued with a race number which must be clearly visible on your front or back at all times. You will also be number marked on your hand with a pen. Number belts are allowed, all we ask it that we can see your number at the timing points as a backup to the electronic system.
The racking will be numbered and in swim speed order. There will be no outside assistance is permitted there will be plenty of transition marshals to help if needed.
BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION RULES
BTF rules All competitors must comply with BTF rules (it is recommended that you read the BTF rules and regulations which will be applied to all races) All competitors must be licensed to race, those non BTF members will be required to pay a £5 levy for a day licence, this is payable on the day at registration. (This is not included in your entry fee) BTF members must produce their licence at registration or a £5 levy will be charged prior to racing.
If circumstances deem the course or travel conditions to be unsafe or it falls outside of the BTF guidelines, Nicetri have the right to change/move, or cancel the event at short notice.
KEEP RACING TIDY
Chip Timing Solutions will provide computerised chip timing via an electronic chip system that you attach to your ankle. Please attach the chip to your LEFT ankle and make sure your run over/through the mats at the various timing points. Your finish time and splits will be available live during the event and after at www.chiptimingsolutions.com
Security will always be present in the transition area. Only competitors wearing their I.D. will be allowed in or out of this area. Your race pack will include a race number and 2 smaller labels which are to be attached to your bike and helmet, this must be done prior to entering transition. You must rack your bike in the numbered position. No riding is allowed in the transition area. Your helmet must be fastened on your head at all times whilst you are on your bike or running with your bike through transition.
Race start times will be from 07:45am (TBC in the pre race brief)
A list off all alloctaed individual start times will be produced nearer the time
Prizes are both for men and women. One prize per competitor.
Prizes are for 1st-3rd place overall
- 1st Male & Female
- 2nd Male & Female
- 3rd male & Female
- 1st v40 Male and Female
- 1st v50 Male and Female
- 1st v60+ Male and Female
If you thinkk you may have won an award you must stay to collect (no prizes will be posted)
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