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Kimbolton Castle Pool Triathlon 2017



 Pre Race Brief

Dear Competitor,

Welcome to the Kimbolton Castle Pool Triathlon Race Brief. Please take the time to read and understand the following Pre race Brief.  I know you have probably read hundreds of these, but it is important that you understand our requirements and that which are required by the governing bodies.

All route maps and other relevant race information can be viewed on our wepage https://nicetrievents.com/events/kimbolton-castle-pool-triathlon-2/


Kimbolton Castle Pool Triathlon 2017 
Date: 23rd July 2017
Distances: Sprint Distance
Kimbolton School,Kimbolton,Huntingdon,Cambridgeshire,PE28 0EA   DIRECTIONS


  • 06:30 Car park Opens 
  • 06:30 Registration Opens
  • 06:45 Transition Opens
  • 07:30 Registration Closes
  • 07:40 Transition Closes
  • 07:45 Race Brief for all
  • 08:00 First Swimmer Starts


*Times may vary slightly, we will only start when we deem it safe to do so. We are not operating an open transition*

  • 08:00 onwards
  • Mandatory race brief at 07:45am by the pool entrance.


The weather seems as though it could be kind to you with a dry start with light winds but as with all British weather this is subject to change….
See the predicted forecast HERE


This will be at the venue, PE28 0EA with a short walk to transition. On arrival please leave your equipment in your vehicle and register first, this will relieve the congestion of bikes in the registration area. Parking will not be via the main school entrance please follow all carpark signs to the correct allocated areas.


Will be open on Sunday from 06:30 at PE28 OEA.
Registration will close at 07:30 sharp, you will need to be racked and ready for a pre race brief at 07:45 that will take place outside the pool. This will be for competitors only.

Please note: NOTHING WILL BE POSTED TO YOU;  Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to register and prepare yourselves (The races will start with or without you).

At registration you will receive a race pack, which should contain the following items:

  • 2 x Stickers: one to be attached to your helmet, other to you bike handle bars or seat post, NO stickers attached means you will NOT be allowed in to transition.
  • 1 x Race Number: to be attached to your back when biking and to be attached to your front when running- race belts are advisable. If you are not displaying a number you will not be allowed to continue from transition.
  • 1 x Timing Chip and Strap: This must be attached to your LEFT ankle, No chip, no time. If you are unsure of how to attach the chip please refer to the instructions at registration.(Please do not lose your chip it will cost you £10 for a replacement)
  • Important: BTF Day race licences will need to be purchased at £5 on the day for those who are not members of the BTF.  Remember, no licence, no race (this is your insurance).

You will only be allowed into transition if you are wearing your race number as well as your bike and helmet having a corresponding number (all found in your registration pack). Your helmet must be on your head and fastened at the entrance to transition. Officials WILL BE checking that your helmet is correctly fitted, i.e. when fastened you should only be able to get two fingers under the strap. Please ensure it is adjusted correctly before trying to get in, you will be turned away if it’s not correct. Checks will be carried out. CHECK RULE BOOK 

Either present yourself ready to swim or to use the changing rooms.

Nothing is to be left in the changing rooms.

SWIM  (400m)

16 lengths of 25m. There will be 3 maximum per lane at anyone time and this will be adjusted as the times/competitors get faster. You are required to count your own lengths. (Elastic bands are a good trick: Swap from wrist to wrist at the start of each length)  Tumble turns are allowed.

TRANSITION AND MOUNT (Racks will be numbered)

From the swim exit run into transition, find your bike, do not touch your bike until you have put you cycle helmet on and fastened it. Run with your bike out of transition via the exit marked with bike out signs. Do not get on your bike until you reach the marked mount line. You mount you bike AFTER  the line. Remember at this point your race number should be displayed on your back.

BIKE COURSE:  (19km)

Once on your bike leave the venue with a left hand turn taking extreme care  as you join the carriage way. The bike course is on open roads with no road closures so ensure you follow the Highway Code at all times. This event is a non-drafting race i.e. you cannot take shelter behind or beside another competitor or motor vehicle and will be penalized if reported to be drafting.  Please read the new drafting rules HERE

Look out for the signs and marshals to keep you on the right course. Pay particular attention on the country lanes and at the junctions. It’s YOUR responsibility to know the course, do not rely on signs and marshals,although it is very well signed and marshalled.


Once you have completed the correct number of bike laps you will dismount your bike BEFORE the marked dismount line, run with your bike through entrance marked “BIKE IN”, rack back in the same place you removed it from, you may then remove you helmet. Then run out at the opposite end of transition marked with run out signs.

Ensure your race number is now facing forwards.

RUN  (5km)

Exit the transition  follow the marked course (flags/ arrows/ and tapes).  Marshals will be on all turns, There will be a water station as you lap past transition. As you near the final stages of the run please ensure you go down the finish straight and not on for more laps than needed.

In the competitors village you will find refreshments and a results tent for you instant print outs.

Prior to leaving the finish area can you please ensure your chip is removed and placed in the bin provided. There will be marshals to assist with this! There will be a  TV screen for you to get instant results and splits.

Bike retrieval at the end of each race ONLY if we deem it safe to do so. We will try to feed them out as and when. Be prepared to stay until the end just in case.


There will a formal presentation for all race at the end of the day. We will post results as and when we have them. they will also be availabe HERE or our web site live (internet dependant). If you have won you must stay until the presentation. We will not post out any unclaimed prizes.


1st -3rd Male & Female
First V40, V50, V60, V70+ Male & Female


Nicetri & Water & safety Medical will be providing first aid cover for the event. If you are injured or witness a fellow competitor getting injured please alert your nearest marshal, who will call for assistance, there are also marshals out on the course that are first aid trained.



Available at registration and after the race.

The race referee’s/directors decision is final. Please refresh yourself with our T&C’s before racing Click HERE


Given the time of year and the unpredictable weather please ensure you check our web site www.nicetri.co.uk and your emails prior to the race, We hope nothing changes but we reserve the right to delay, change or even cancel the event at short notice if safety deems it nessasary.

We at Nicetri Events hope you all have a great day and achieve your goals




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Director: Keith RitchieNicetri Events Ltd
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We “Nicetri Events “accept no responsibility for any loss or injury however so caused by entering this race, as agreed in your T&C’s you race knowing of the dangers and except full responsibility for your action/s / yourself and that of those around you. You standing on the start line means you have read and understood / accepted the risks as your own and that no liability will be placed on Nicetri Events Ltd.

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

Kimbolton Pool Based triathlon 2016



  • Swim     400m
  • Bike       19km
  • Run        5km


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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.

  • 19km   (1 loop)

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)


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.


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.


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.  


If you intend on using race nutrition please keep hold of the empty wrappers untill you reach a suitable place to discard it. We would apprieciate if you could either wait until you reach designated water stations or alternately please drop them by race signage or a marshal point so they can be collected during the race clean up. 


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

Vet prizes

  • 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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