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Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August

Sun 4th Aug 2019
Dorney Lake Boathouse, Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QP, UK

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Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake, near Windsor, the course takes onto the lake and around the perimeter of the water for the cycle and run. With fuel and water stations and chip-timed results we try and make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right so that you can focus on your race and get the best possible time.

Super fast course - perfect for beginners or intermediates. Anyone can enter this triathlon.

Dorney Lake is ideally placed, being within very easy reach of London, Heathrow Airport, the M4 corridor and the M3, M25 and M40 motorways. It is well-served too by the rail network.

Location: Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QP

Date: 17/06/18

Start time: 8am (Olympic) / 9am (Sprint)

Distances in this event

  1. Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    8:30am Sun 4th Aug 2019
    £87–£90
    Tickets available
  2. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    9:30am Sun 4th Aug 2019
    £77–£80
    Tickets available

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What’s Included

Results and Prizes

Results will be uploaded live to our website and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on completing the race.

Facilities

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Toilets: Toilets will be available at the start/finish area throughout the event at no charge.

Changing/Showers: Changing and shower facilities will be available at this event.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the main building throughout the event.

Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish, passed on each lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Course Details

Olympic

Route (Swim):

Wave 1 (Female) starts promptly at 08:30, Wave 2 (Male) at 09:00.

All competitors must begin their race in the water - launching from the pontoon is not permitted.

You will be permitted to enter the water up to five minutes prior to your wave start time.

The swim route is a rectangular section of the lake marked with buoys and led by a kayak.

Olympic distance competitors complete 2 laps of the swim route for a total of 1500m.

Transition (Swim/Cycle):
You will exit the water and walk immediately to the transition area, running in the transition area is prohibited. Without removing your ankle timing chip, leave any swim kit in the transition area to collect after your run. Your cycle helmet must be on and fastened before you touch your bicycle and remain secured until it is racked on your return. You must walk with your bicycle to the transition zone exit and mount only on instruction from the marshal. Cycling in the transition zone is also prohibited.

Route (Cycle): The 40K course consists of 4 laps of a 10K route around the lake, all on smooth tarmac.

Transition (Cycle/Run):

Signage will indicate the end of the cycle course and entrance into a dismounting area, immediately before the transition zone. You must dismount in the dismounting area and walk your bike into the transition zone. Rack your bike, remove your helmet and make any other required kit changes. Walk out of the transition zone and begin your run where indicated. Your race number, pinned to the front of the top in which you are running, must remain visible at all times.

Route (Run): The 10K course consists of 4 laps of a 2.5K out-and-back route along the length of the lake, all on smooth tarmac.

Sprint

Route (Swim):

Wave 1 (Female) starts promptly at 09:30, Wave 2 (Male) at 09:45.

All competitors must begin their race in the water - launching from the pontoon is not permitted.

You will be permitted to enter the water up to five minutes prior to your wave start time.

The swim route is a rectangular section of the lake marked with buoys and led by a kayak.

Sprint distance competitors complete 1 lap of the swim route for a total of 750m.

Transition (Swim/Cycle):

You will exit the water and walk immediately to the transition area, running in the transition area is prohibited. Without removing your ankle timing chip, leave any swim kit in the transition area to collect after your run. Your cycle helmet must be on and fastened before you touch your bicycle and remain secured until it is racked on your return. You must walk with your bicycle to the transition zone exit and mount only on instruction from the marshal. Cycling in the transition zone is also prohibited.

Route (Cycle): The 20K course consists of 2 laps of a 10K route around the lake, all on smooth tarmac.

Transition (Cycle/Run):

Signage will indicate the end of the cycle course and entrance into a dismounting area, immediately before the transition zone. You must dismount in the dismounting area and walk your bike into the transition zone. Rack your bike, remove your helmet and make any other required kit changes. Walk out of the transition zone and begin your run where indicated. Your race number, pinned to the front of the top in which you are running, must remain visible at all times.

Route (Run): The 5K course consists of 2 laps of a 2.5K out-and-back route along the length of the lake, all on smooth tarmac.

Raceday Logistics

Olympic Start Time

08:30 (Female) and 09:00 (Male).

Sprint Start Time

09:30 (Female) and 09:45 (Male).

Race Day Prep

Dress for your swim, to include your swim cap, ankle chip and arm transfers.

Attach your race number to the top in which you will be running using the safety pins provided, it should be visible at all times.

Attach the smaller race number to your bicycle handlebars using the cable-ties provided and rack your bicycle in the transition area.

Take your remaining running/cycling kit to the transition area for your pre-race briefing, 15 minutes prior to your wave start time.

Travel

Dorney Lake is ideally placed, being within very easy reach of London, Heathrow Airport, the M4 corridor and the M3, M25 and M40 motorways. It is well-served too by the rail network.

Address

Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QP

Parking available

By Road

Exit at Junction 7 follow slip road to roundabout

Turn left onto A4 towards Maidenhead

Pass through one set of traffic lights, after 500m turn left at roundabout onto B3026, signposted for Dorney and Eton

Pass back over the M4 entering the village of Dorney

On sharp left-hand bend, turn right, signposted Dorney Reach

After 400m enter the Rowing Lake through large white double gates

Follow perimeter road to left of lake down to the boathouse

Park in main car park nearby or in the separate Olympic Suite area

The reception office is on the nearest front corner of the boathouse

NOTE: Satnavs and computer maps may lead you astray at Dorney Court, which has the same postcode, so please follow above guide.

By Train

Main stations for Dorney Lake are Slough and Windsor & Eton Riverside. We are also near Burnham, Taplow and Maidenhead stations. All these stations are within a quarter-hour drive of Dorney Lake.

Taxis

We will have a list of the nearest taxi company available to your arrival station. Most of the above stations do, however, have taxi ranks.

Kit List

All your usual triathlon Kit

Spectators

Spectators are welcome to position themselves on the route and will see competitors most often if positioned around the start/finish/transition area.

Volunteers

No volunteers required

FAQs

In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event.

• Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age

• Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age

• 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age

• 5K - 11 years of age

Pacers

Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?

This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Can I run with Earphones/Headphones?

Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Does this event have a time-limit?

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the event to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

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Reviews (6)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Olympic in 2018

    It was my first olympic distance tri, I was pleased not to be battling waves and swell. Good atmosphere, some pretty serious racers were there probably for the flat course, but plenty of first timers too. This is a lap-heavy race, but at least you can't get lost. Well organised and good for spectators as you can see all the racing from one spot apart from the back straight on the bike loop.
  • Did the Sprint in 2018

    This was my first triathlon and it was so much fun, I want to do it all over again. It was really small, only about 20 women in my wave, but it was perfect for beginners. They played great music by the bike racks so the atmosphere was brilliant, everyone was so nice and the medals were sparkly which was a huge bonus :) The course is very flat, you do laps though so it could get boring maybe, there was a serious crosswind on the day, but it was great fun being able to see all the boys from their wave, and friends doing the Olympic. Lots of high fiving on the run, couldn't recommend this more for beginners, or people wanting a PB. I'll definitely be doing it next year.
  • Did the Olympic in 2018

    Great race, well organised and good place for first tri
  • Did the Sprint in 2017

    I've heard great things about this event from friends as it's meant to be good introduction to Triathlon. Dorney was the Olympic lake at London 2012 so it's one of the best courses you can get. I've just booked 3 tickets for the Sprint and can't wait, bring on June!
  • Did the Olympic in 2016

    The best place to hammer a really good time, the conditions couldnt be better and the organisation is super slick so you can perform to your best. Not one of the huge name events but as far as getting a quick time in and working on your race day prep - this couldnt be better
  • Did the Sprint in 2010

    I've raced at Dorney many times (I think my first time was back in 2001!). It's a great course for a quick time (it's pan flat), the parking is great and it's always really well organised

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