Brett Triathlon & Aquabikes Info

Sunday 11 June 2017

Start 8am

Sprint & Team Tri 750m Swim 20K Bike 5K Run Standard & Team Tri 1.5K Swim 40K Bike 10K Run
Sprint Aquabike 750m Swim 20K Bike Standard Aquabike 1.5K Swim 40K Bike

Venue : Julie Rose Stadium, Kennington Road, Willesborough, Ashford Kent TN24 9QP

Parking: Please follow marshals directions at Julie Rose Stadium.

Registration: Open on Saturday 10 June 4pm-6pm and Sunday 11 June 6am-7.30am.

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Event Information – Please Read Carefully

All competitors must comply with BTF rules and use the highway in accordance with theHighway Code.

Individual competitors will complete the whole course.

Event

Swim

Bike

Run

Standard Triathlon 2 x 750m laps 2 x 20K laps 2 x 5K laps
Sprint Triathlon 1 x 750m lap 1 x 20K lap 1 x 5K lap
Standard Aquabike 2 x 750m laps 2 x 20K laps
Sprint Aquabike 1 x 750m lap 1 x 20K lap

Team competitors will only do one discipline – swim, bike or run.

Aquabike is only open to individual competitors and you will complete either one 750m lap swim of the lake followed by one 20K lap of the bike course. Or for the standard aquabike double this distance.

Charity

In 2017 Tri Spirit Events have partnered with GOSH.
If you wish to raise money for any of these causes, then please follow the instructions via the entry system.

However, if you wish to raise money for any other registered charitable cause you are free to use the event to do so.

Please note: that no charity monies are to be sent to Tri Spirit Events but directly to the charity of your choice.

Arrival Time

Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and register. The last thing you want on event morning is to panic because you are rushing.

Car Parking

Parking is available in the overflow car park at the Julie Rose Stadium. Follow marshal direction.

Once this is full alternative parking is available at Premier Foods opposite the Julie Rose Stadium. This area will only be used as an emergency overflow, and for any spectators who arrive after the event has started.

Registration

Will be open from Saturday 10 June4.00pm to 6.00pm and Sunday 11 June, 6.00am to 7.30am at the Julie Rose Stadium. Please give yourself plenty of time to register and rack your bike in transition before the event starts. RACK SUNDAY ONLY

Your event number will be displayed on the board, once you know your number, please head to the appropriate desk. Give your name to the helper and collect your event numbers, swim cap, goody bag, t-shirt etc.

You will be asked to show your BTF licence, if you have said you have one.

In your bag there will be two tyvek numbers (one for Aquabike) - you must display one of these numbers on your back for the cycle section and one on the front for the run section. Race belts are allowed. Pins are provided.

Sticky Numbers - There is a sheet of sticky numbers one for the bike, one for your cycle helmet, one for baggage.

Swim Hat - Standard Tri & Aquabike - White or Blue, Sprint Tri& Aquabike - Yellow or Orange.

BTF Licence

BTF affiliated athletes must show their BTF licence at registration.  Please remember your licence, otherwise we will have to issue with a day licence costing £5.

BTF Rules

It is your responsibility to know the route for the whole of the event. Please check and study the maps carefully. Full details of SwimBike and Run Routes.

British Triathlon Competition Rules - 2017

BFT rules to be found at www.britishtriathlon.org - Rule Book pdf.

Event Licence

Our event licence is applied for with British Triathlon.
TELogopermitted

Non-Drafting Rules

This event is non-drafting please make yourself familiar with what this means. Penalties will be issued for drafting, and it may lead to a disqualification if persistent.

Chip Timing

Your timing chip will be issued when you enter transition - show your event number. Attach your timing chip on your left ankle during the event and under your wetsuit for the swim. Remember to go over the timing mats. Finishing times and splits will be available at the finish.

What shall I do next?

Attach your event number to your bike either on the rear brake cable housing, crossbar or seatpost. Place other sticker on the front of your cycle helmet.

Medical Conditions

If you have a known medical condition, please write any relevant information on the reverse of your bib number.

Wave Start Times

Wave

Event

Swim Cap

Start Time

1

Standard Tri

All men

Orange 08.00
2

Standard Tri, Aquabike & Teams

All women, Aquabike, teams & OWS

Orange, White & Blue 08.05
3

Sprint Tri

All men

Green 08.30
4

Sprint Tri, Aquabike & Teams

All women, Aquabike, teams & OWS

Green, White & Blue 08.35

 

 

 

Bike Racking

All bikes are to be racked on Sunday morning and lay out kit - Your bike must be roadworthy and you should ensure that it functions correctly. Marshals will check your cycle helmet so make sure it is on your head and done up before entering transition.

Transition Area

Transition will be secure only competitors allowed in this area.

Racking will be laid out in your event ie - Standard Tri, Sprint Tri rack in that area.

We are introducing a clean transition this year, so no boxes or large bags.  Only SMALL soft sided bags to be left by your bike. Within transition there will be an area for your box or bag.

Rack bike and lay out equipment. Your bike must be roadworthy and you should ensure that it functions correctly. Marshals will check your cycle helmet so make sure it is on your head and done up before entering transition.

Rack your bike in the racking, place your bike helmet, shoes and any other items - clothing/equipment/food you will need by your bike.

Please do not take up too much space though. 

Numbers should be attached to the front and back of your top, so it can be seen on the front for the run and back for the bike. Race belts can be worn.

A cycle mechanic will be on hand if you have any problems before the event start.

Event Briefing

A compulsory event briefing will take place at 07.45am for the Standard events at the swim start area. A second brief for the Sprint events will be at 8.15am.

Rules

Remember to familiarise yourself with the BTF rules before the event, information can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org

The following carry a 1 or 2 min penalty. The rules are there to make it safe and fair for everybody.

1.     Non-drafting race - see 10m-rule www.britishtriathlon.org - BTF Official will be present and marshals will be throughout the course.

2.     You must wear a helmet during the cycle section, which must be fastened at all times, only remove helmet once bike is racked.

3.     You must mount and dismount at the designated line on the road.

4.     Highway Regulations apply on the bike and must be obeyed at all times. Marshals cannot slow or stop traffic.

5.     The use of headphones including MP3 players or mobiles during the event is dangerous and is prohibited - DQ offence.

It is the responsibility of the athlete to know the route and complete the specified course. Signs may be tampered with, marshals may stay in bed - the Event Organiser will do her best to deal with this, but cannot always remedy such problems on the day despite our best efforts.

Penalties & Appeals

Any questions relating to a penatly given on the course or an appeal should be directed to the Event Official. Competitiors can only lodge an appeal and this must been done once the competitor has finished the event.

If any abuse to any event officials, marshals or Event Referee by competitors or friends/family may result in a further penalty or DQ of that competitor. 

Please Note: All our Marshals are volunteers, be nice, friendly and courteous, they have got up at sparrow o'clock to help you. Any abuse to marshals will result in you being DQ'd and you may be banned from our events in the future.

Litter: Keep your gel wrappers with you, we will DQ if you drop litter on the course.

Start

Make your way to the Swim Start at Conningbrook Lake.

Wave No

Event Who In Wave

Swim Cap

Start Time

1

Standard Tri

 

All Men

Orange

08.00

2

Standard Tri & Aquabike

All women, Aquabike, teams & OWS

Orange, White & Blue

08.05

3

Sprint Tri

All Men

Green

08.30

4

Sprint Tri & Aquabike

All women, Aquabike, teams & OWS Green, White & Blue 08.35

Please make sure you are in the right wave. You will start in the water.

Canoeists from the Pirates Canoe Club  will be on hand. If you get into difficulty roll onto your back and put your arm in the air. Canoeists will assist you.

Swim

The swim will start in the water and you will follow a clockwise route. One 750m loop for Sprint and two 750 loops for the Standard. The Standard event is a continious swim with no exit in the middle. Stay in the water until you have completed the full two 750m loops in total 1500m.

 

View this route on plotaroute.com

T1 - Swim to Bike

The surface from the swim exit to transition is tarmac/gravel road then the running track. If you wish to take a spare pair of shoes to wear, you can leave these at swim exit.

Swim Exit & Transition Area Map

Follow route into the transition area, marshals will be here. Get ready for the bike section - fasten your bike helmet, put your race number to the rear of your top and follows signs to BIKE OUT and BIKE MOUNT LINE and get on your bike.

Transition Area and Bike IN Map

 

Teams

Teams - the team swimmer will need to hand the timing chip over to the cyclists. An area for teams will be marked out for this to take place.

Bike Course

The bike route is 20K for the Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Aquabike and 40K for the Standard Triathlon and Aquabike. Please be careful the roads are open to traffic and you must adhere to the Highway Code at all time.

 At 7.1K - YOU MUST GIVE WAY - Slow down to a stop and check the junction is clear. Competitors either ignoring a marshal's instruction, riding dangerously, or contrary to the Highway Code, will be reported to the BTF event official.

If entered the standard Triathlon or Standard Aquabike you will do twice the distance. Make sure you know how many laps you should be doing.

The course will be signed and Event Marshals are on the course at all turn points and roundabouts.

Please familiarise yourself with the Bike course map.

T2 - Bike to Run

At the end of the bike section approach the DISMOUNT LINE then wheel you bike back into transition.

REMEMBER - Helmets must stay fastened until your bike is racked! Rack your bike, remove your helmet, put on your run shoes, move your number to the front if using a race belt and follow RUN OUT signs to start your 5km or 10km run.

 

View this route on plotaroute.com

IMPORTANT

STANDARD - RUN exit up slope to start 10K.

Enter stadium as per BIKE IN and continue anti-clockwise on track (200m) before exiting UP SLOPE FOR 2ND 5K.

ON RETURN - Complete run 300m to finish line.

SPRINT - RUN exit up slope to 5K.  On return to the stadium, run 300m then cross the finish line.

Please familarise yourself with the Run course map.

Teams

Teams - the team cyclists will need to hand the timing chip over to the runner. An area for teams will be marked out for this to take place.

Brett Ashford Aquabike

All your instructions are the same the only difference is that you DO NOT run the run.

Rack your bike after the bike section then run/walk across the finish line.

DO NOT run round the whole track just cross the finish line. A clear exit from transition will be marked for you plus signage.

Finish

Smile for a photo - Your medal will be handed out and your timing chip will be removed - Please do not wander off with your timing chip. 

You can then get a drink - water, coke and nutrition then celebrate with family and friends.

Prize Presentation

The presentation will take place soon after the last competitor has crossed the line or within a reasonable time frame.

Breakdown of prizes.

Overall winner male and female Brett Ashford Standard and Sprint Triathlon.

2nd & 3rd male and female Brett Ashford Standard and Sprint Triathlon.

Overall winner male and female Brett Ashford Standard and Sprint Aquabike.

2nd & 3rd male and female Brett Ashford Standard and Sprint Aquabike.

Brett Ashford Standard and Sprint Triathlon Team overall.

Male and female age group winners Standard and Sprint Triathlon - (not awarded if in top 3, so roll down).

Various Spot prizes

Spectators

Bring your friends to watch there is plenty of room in the Julie Rose Stadium and you will be able to see the event. Could you please follow some basic safety rules both for you and competitors, please.

No spectators in transition area.

Please do not assist or impede any competitors, they will be DQ'd if you try to help them, pass an item to them or if they even try to pass something to you.

Follow marshal instructions.

Bike Removal

After you have finished the event you will be able to remove your bike once it is clear and safe to do so. You must show your event number and sticker, which correspond, with your bike. No one else is allowed to remove your bike or equipment from the transition.

Results

Results will be displayed in the Event HQ area and will be on Tri Spirit Event website.

Event Amendments

If Tri Spirit Events has to completely cancel the event for any reason, we will give you a full refund. However, this will not apply if we merely have to make alterations to an event.

Any changes would be kept to an absolute minimum, but safety is paramount, and we reserve the right to make changes to the courses or any other aspects of the event without notice to meet any safety concerns expressed either by the directors of Tri Spirit Events, British Triathlon Federation officials, or any other relevant authority.

Please read our terms and conditions for refunds.

Withdrawals Policy

Withdrawals Policy

If you need to withdraw from an event run by Tri Spirit Events, then please follow this procedure - we offer two options:

Option One

You can defer your entry to the following year for an administration fee of £15. Email: liz@trispiritevents.com

To ensure there is no abuse of this policy, we will only allow people who tell us at least 30 days in advance to defer their entry to the following year. We will only allow you to defer for a single year, so if you are unable to take up a place that you had previously deferred, we will not allow it to roll over for a second year.

Option Two

You can receive a credit to one or more of our events for the following year in the following values at different time periods:

Two months or more before - 75% credit note

One to two months before - 50% credit note

Less than 30 days - no credit, and no transfers

Our changes

If Tri Spirit Events has to completely cancel an event that cannot be moved to an alternative date for any reason, we will give you a full refund. However, this will not apply if we merely have to make alterations to an event, including but not limited to the course, start times or distance of the event.

Any changes would be kept to an absolute minimum, but safety is paramount, and we reserve the right to make changes to the courses or any other aspects of the event without notice to meet any safety concerns expressed either by the directors of Tri Spirit Events, British Triathlon Federation officials, or any other relevant authority.

Refunds Policy

  • If you withdraw from an event 60 days or more before the event day you will receive a 75% credit which can be applied to one or more of our events the following year.
  • Withdrawals with less than 30 days until the event day, you will not be eligible for a credit or to transfer your entry to another competitor. Please see withdrawals below for all options.

You are not allowed to transfer your entry to another competitor without letting us know in advance. Anyone doing this may be prevented from entering any of our future events.

Massage

Will be provided on the day for a small fee.

Shopping & Food

There will be various sports stands and the Julie Rose Stadium Café will be open.

Photography & Use Of Images

Tri Spirit Events retains the right to use the images associated with events in marketing and or promotion of the events, website or the company and its associates without informing or paying competitors.

In entering an event organised by Tri Spirit Events, you are agreeing to the use of any images in this way.

Our Partners

We are grateful for all the help and encouragement our partners have given us for the Brett Ashford Standard & Sprint Triathlon. Without their support it would have been very difficult to put the event on.

Thank you from Tri Spirit Events Team to:

 

PowerBar Brett Group RM Cycles Crosskeys
blueseventy Wetsuits Ashford Borough Council AfterShokz Qi Teas

Our Marshals

A huge thank you to our marshals. Please be nice to our marshals they are there to help you have a safe and happy event. Flash them a smile if you have the energy.