Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series - September

Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 20km, Run 5km

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Easy parking

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The ideal event for novice's who can thrive off the super friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A sprint triathlon that is held at a fantastic venue which is ideal for spectator's to cheer on those who they are supporting. Swimming in the quarry is a definite highlight of this epic event.

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  1. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    £25
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Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series - September route

COURSE

What makes this event so nice is the swim in the cool ,clear waters of the flooded quarry that is Capenwray. Follow this with an undulating bike route that loops through lanes of Lancashire, then an out and back run along the Lancaster canal tow path and you'll see why this is such a popular mid week event.

SWIM 500m
Deep water swim starts allows you time to acclimatise and position yourself according
to your ability. Please note the turn buoys do get congested. If you experience any problems to alert a member of the safety team float on your back and wave your arms. Please note the water temperature prior to entry and swim socks and gloves are permitted. Wetsuit hire is also possible.

There is a 25m run to the transition area, please
be careful running barefoot.

BIKE 10 miles
For the bike section signs will be in place similar to those pictured right. After leaving transition push your bike to the mount line, which is at the entrance to the Dive Centre. There may be traffic from the right or left, so listen to the directions of the marshal. When clear mount your bike, moving onto the left hand side of the road. If you experience any mechanical issues on the bike alert another event participant who will then alert the next marshal they come into contact with. They in turn will then contact the sweep vehicle who will attend. Please stay on the course.

RUN 5km
For the run section signs will be in place similar to those pictured below. There are no drink
stations on the run course, so please ensure you carry sufficient provision or you are suitably
hydrated before you commence the run. Please be careful when crossing the road outside transition area. The majority of this course is on the canal path so traffic free but can be slippery under foot if it has been raining

RULES GOVERNING THE HIGHWAY

You are reminded that the cycle section is on open roads, so please ensure that you observe the rules of the road at all times and follow the Highway Code. Any reported infringements, such as crossing white centre lines, or failing to take due care will result in a DQ. It is also illegal and may result in a prosecution by the police. Please recognise that Race Marshals are not permitted under British law to stop the traffic and will not do so under any circumstances. Marshals are there to give direction only. Competitors are responsible for making their own decisions as to whether it is safe to proceed or not. If in doubt competitors should stop! You must take the utmost care at junctions and should note in the course details that you do not have right of way at a number of sections, check that the junction is clear before continuing. You must obey the Highway Code, which is also the Law.

NON DRAFTING

This race is a non-drafting race for all categories meaning competitors are not allowed to take
shelter behind or beside another competitor or motor vehicle during the cycling segment of the race.

The draft zone is a rectangle measuring ten metres long by three metres wide, which surrounds every cycle on the cycle course (approximately the size of an estate car). The front edge of the front wheel defines the centre and top edge of the rectangle. A competitor may enter the draft zone of another competitor, but must be seen to be progressing through that zone.

A maximum of 20 seconds is allowed to progress though the draft zone of another competitor. If an overtaking manoeuvre is not completed within 20 seconds, the overtaking cyclist must drop back. Time penalties and DQs will be issued by the referee for infringements. Under new guidelines it is not required for the referee to inform you until the event is completed.

Event details

  • Undulating
  • Trail run
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • 150 participants

From the organizer

This epic event is part of the Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series. This event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue for a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

It is super friendly and fairly relaxed, so are also an ideal way to take your first steps into Triathlon. We would like to welcome you to the quarry and are certain you will have a great experience swimming in the famous clear spring water.

What’s Included
  • Chip timing
  • Prizes
  • Free parking
  • Water
  • Safety Cover
  • Race photography
  • Food and drink
  • Marshal's - fix bike issues
  • Plus something nice from us that you'll just have to take part to find out...
Raceday Logistics

REGISTRATION

Registration will be from 16:30. Please allow yourself plenty of time to register and
rack your bike. At registration you will be given a timing chip, swim cap and your number written on your arm and leg. You will also be asked to check your emergency name and number.

RACE - SCHEDULE

Registration - 16:30

Transition area opens - 16:45

Race briefing - 17:45

Event Start - 18:00

RACE INFORMATION AND TIMINGS
Transition area opening time - 16:45

Only competitors will be allowed into the transition area. The Transition area will remain
open for bike collection, please be aware of people in transition who are still racing.

RACE BRIEFING
There will be a short race briefing at 17:45. Please attend this race briefing as any last
minute changes, as well as any questions will be answered here.

FASTENING OF TIMING CHIPS
Please fasten the timing chip strap around your LEFT ankle. The strap is a simple Velcro strap. Please ensure is it fitted securely to your ankle.

TRANSITION
Transition is in the car park and will be easily identified. Please rack your bike according to your number.

TIMING AND RESULTS
Please ensure your timing chip is in place on your left ankle for the duration of the race using the strap provided. There will be a timing mat on the swim exit, transition exit and at the finish line. When you have crossed the timing mat at the finish, please remove your chip & strap and place in the bucket provided or pass to a member of the team. Results will be live and a text will confirm your finish time.

PRIZE PRESENTATION
There will be prizes presented as the athlete’s finish. Prizes will be awarded for the following
categories: Open Male 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Open Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

COMPETITOR CONDUCT
Competitors are reminded that they share both the facilities and the highway with other citizens who may or may not be fully aware of the event. We request that you treat both members of the public including other road users, marshals, other competitors, event officials and venue staff with respect. Any use of profanity or aggression towards any other parties will result in an immediate DQ from the event and a ban from all future events hosted by the promoters. Please try to remain courteous on the road even if some other road users may not offer you the same respect.
Kit List
CYCLE HELMETS
Cycle helmets will be compulsory and must be worn throughout the cycle section. They must be fastened prior to mounting your cycle and neither undone nor removed until your bike is racked.

BIKES
It is the responsibility of all competitors to ensure that their bike is in a roadworthy condition and adheres to the rules and regulations as specified by the British Triathlon Federation.
Spectators

Spectators are welcome!

Volunteers
MARSHALS
Good marshals make good events. T2 event's only work with good marshals, and they're always looking to recruit more. T2 don't expect anyone to work for free, so they pay a fair hourly rate or offer a generous credit towards event entry if you prefer to subsidise your own participation this way.
FAQs

What is the tech hoody?

Order the 2019 Capernwray Tech Hoody. These hoodies are wicking and anti-microbial, plus have a much better shaped hood than your 'usual' cotton ones. Ideal for warming up after the event. £30.

Is there an age limit?

Minimum Age to enter: 17

Can you transfer your entry?

Your entry must not be transferred without organisers consent, you must not allow another person to participate in your name.

Can I transfer event's?

An event entry may only be transferred to another event on one single occasion.

Who looks after possessions?

The organisers cannot take responsibility to loss of personal possessions during the event. It is the participants responsibility to safeguard personal possessions.

When should a competitor not take part in the event?

Competitors should not take part in the event if they are knowingly under-prepared, have a medical illness or any other condition which may compromise their safety and the safety of the support services.

When will you find out about results?
Results will be live and a text will confirm your finish time.

Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series - September weather forecast

Possible light rain until evening.

16°C
Predicted highs
11°C
Predicted lows
IconHigh chance of rain
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 16mph

Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series - September reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Easy parking

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    Mark A

    Did the Sprint Triathlon in 2019

    Even in the torrential rain and howling winds, this was a fantastic event. The swim was beautiful even if the wind made me swim further!! The bike ride challenging but fun and a nice run to finish. The atmosphere was friendly and the martials very helpful

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    Anthony V
    Hi there Can I enter on the day when I turn up. Then reason I ask is that I am recovering from Injury and want to give my self the most amount of time and try a run tomorrow evening to see if all is well. If not, when is the last time / date I can enter the capenwray tri on Weds 4th Sept 2019

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch and I am sorry to hear about the injury. You can enter this event on the day for £30!! :)