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The White Bear Triathlon – Half & Full

Sat 31st Aug 2019 • by Force 12 Events
Ballygalley, Larne, GB

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Tickets £64–£195

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What you need to know

Situated on the world-famous Antrim Coast Road you will find Ballygally Beach, nestled under the Sallagh Braes and home to the historic Ballygally Castle.

Views of the infamous North channel and the Mull of Kintyre will meet you as you stand ready for a running beach start and a day of endurance, courtesy of Force 12 events.

No one can dispute the beauty of the Antrim Coast, an area steeped in history, culture and myth... but truly unforgiving for the unprepared.

Distances in this event

  1. Full Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi
    7:30am Sat 31st Aug 2019
    £132–£195
    Tickets available
  2. Half Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
    7:30am Sat 31st Aug 2019
    £64–£160
    Tickets available
Course Maps
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What’s Included

NB To register for a team entry, only one person’s details are needed. We will get in touch by email to confirm teammates’ registrations.

You will Recieve

  • Finishers Medal
  • (IF You Finish!)
  • Snood And Sponsors
  • Spot Prize Goodies
  • Branded Swim Cap
  • CPS Loaded With All The Fuel You Need
  • ​Race Chip Sport Ident Dibber (GPS For Full/Half)
  • ​Safety And Paramedic Led Medical Support
Course Details

Long Swim/Cycle/Run distance will be lapped.

Race cut-off times:

Indeed their are:

Full Swim: 2 hours

Full Bike: 9 hours

Full Run: 7 hour

Will there be any CPs with food and water? 

Absolutely, infact we are determined to help you put on weight. We will have home made cakes as well as other goodies to assist you around the course

Full/Half CPs:

Transition – Glenarm – Waterfoot – Cargan – Broughshane – Knockdhu – Killyglen Road

Travel

Can I park nearby? 

Yes their are multiple car parks. Please do not park where cones are placed and respect the local community by not blocking driveways.

Travel

We have some fantastic accommodation in Ballygally and in surrounding villages to suit all budgets. Just let the accommodation know you are part of the WBTri for extra Bacon at breakfast LOL.

​B&B, Hotel, Cottages:

Halfway House hotel, BallyGally

Knowe Na Mara B&B, BallyGally

The Barn at Ballycairn Cottages and B&B, BallyGally

BallyGally Holiday Apartments

Cairnview B&B, BallyGally

Waters Edge, Glenarm

Kinnalargy B&B, BallyGally

​Camping and touring Caravan:

Carnfunnock Country Park, BallyGally

Cushendall Caravan Park

Kit List

Mandatory Kit

Swim
Our coastal waters are known for being chilly all year round. We swim here regularly and understand the challenges related to the temperatures. The attached are marked as compulsory or advisory. Swim distance may decrease depending on race day temperature testing.

Compulsory
Wetsuit (Consider Investing In A Winter Suit)
Swim Cap (Supplied By FORCE 12 EVENTS)

Advisory
Wet Suit Hood
Non-Webbed Gloves
Swim Socks
Thermal Wetsuit Top

Cycle
The locals among you will know that the mist can roll in very quickly especially in the Glens. For those travelling from afar please take our word for it, the visibility can decrease rapidly. Please include the following with your bike when competing in the Full and Half distance discipline.

Compulsory
Hi-Visibility Vest/Armband (Please Keep On Person In Case Of Low Visibility)
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Run
Drink to thirst, be aware of your required levels of hydration, it’s a fine balance, just don’t over or under do it. Nutrition is key, please build this in to your training regime for the best results on race day.

Advisory
Head Torch For Full Distance

FAQs

Rules

-Cycle helmets must be worn 

-No draughting no matter how tempting 

-Pick up all litter and leave no trace 

-No ear phones on cycling or running route, roads will not be closed to traffic 

-Please dismount in areas signposted 

-Be courteous to our team members, they are their to help you succeed

Are athletes allowed to use support crews? 

For the HALF and FULL distance tri support teams are permitted. 

Safety & Medical

Force 12 take the safety of all of our support team and competitors very seriously. The team also happen to be registered paramedics and serving members of the emergency services helping us to provide excellent medical and safety cover.

​As a competitor you will be assured that we will be using TrailMed Ltd who will provide Paramedic Practitioner led medical cover as well as a team of Paramedics and First Aiders both on the beach and out on the route. 

You as the competitor simply need to focus on the race, let us manage the rest. 

A full water rescue team will also be in attendance with a drone overhead to keep a good eye on you. Warming facilities are situated on the beach should they be required along with tea and coffee facilities.

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