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London Fields Senior Aquathlon (London League)

Other: Swim 0.4km, Run 5km

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The London Fields Aquathlon to be held on 22 September 2019. London Fields Triathlon Club would like to welcome you to the event. The events team have worked hard to organise the event and we hope you enjoy the race.

How to enter the London Fields Senior Aquathlon (London League)

  1. Senior Aquathlon

    Other: Swim 0.4km, Run 5km
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London Fields Senior Aquathlon (London League) route

The Swim

400m (8 lengths)

There are four lanes and the pool is 50m long. Swimmers will start in lane one (as indicated by the marshal on the day) and swim up one side of the lane and back down the other. They will then dip under the lane rope into lane two, and so on. After 400m (8 lengths) they will leave the pool and head into transition. Tumble turns are permitted, however care must be exercised at all times.

Swim start times are based on the estimated times submitted by competitors. Occasionally people under or over estimate their time and therefore overtaking is required. If you wish to overtake the person in front please tap their feet and overtake at the end of the length. If you are tapped on the feet by a faster swimmer please let them through at the end of your length.

There is NO RUNNING IN THE POOL AREA OR TRANSITION — once out of the pool competitors must walk to the transition area. Anyone competitor who runs in the pool area may be given a time penalty.

Transition Area

You will be required to set up your transition area prior to the event starting. The transition area will be open from 6.45am and will close at 7.40am. The transition area will be situated on the grass area adjacent to the exit of the Lido. You are not allow to run in the transition area. The beginning of transition is marked with a “Transition In” sign and you can run once you exit transition by crossing the timing mat.

You will be allowed to return to transition to collect belongings when you have finished your race after the last competitor has exited transition to commence the run.

The Run

LFTC Aquathlon run course

5km run (5 laps)

The run course is around London Fields as shown on the plan accompanying this note and is 5 laps of the longer 1km course (red line only). It is your responsibility to ensure you do the correct number of laps.

There will be a timing mat to record the time of each lap undertaken.

Please ensure you stay alert to pedestrians, cyclists and dogs that may be in the park during the event. Please inform a marshal if you fail to complete the run section of the event. We want to ensure all competitors return safely. The run route has a mixture of pavement and grass sections. Please wear appropriate footwear to match weather conditions on the day.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Race Registration 7:00am-7:30am

Race registration will take place between 7:00am and 7:30am in front of the London Fields Lido. All non BTF members will race under a day license. Registration will take place in front of London Fields Lido. Please give yourself plenty of time to register and set up your transition area in order to make the cut off time of 7:30am.

At registration you will be issued with your race number. This MUST BE shown on your front during the run section of the event. It is preferable to wear a race belt. If not the number can be safety pinned to the front of a t-shirt or vest that can be put on in transition. Pins will be supplied on the day if necessary. Your race number will also be written on your left arm for the swim section of the race. Please advise at registration if you are allergic to the pen. Please note that swim hats will not be provided but you are free to wear your own.

Changing facilities will be available at the Lido and lockers are available for valuables. The lockers take £1 coins (which is returned).

Race Briefing 7:35am

There will be a race briefing taking place in front of the registration area. Attendance is compulsory. The Race Briefing will inform you of any last minute route changes and safety points. If you have any questions or queries on race day, please ask them after the Race Briefing.

Race Start 8:00am

The swim start will be staggered with swimmers going off in timed intervals based on estimated start times submitted by entrants before the race. Entrants should queue at the side of the pool in number order at least 10 minutes before their start time so that they are ready to enter the pool at their given time. A marshal will be on hand for assistance.

Kit List

What You Need:

For some people this may be your first Aquathlon. There are certain items that you will need; a swimming costume or Tri Suit, swim goggles, shoes for the running section, a race belt or t-shirt or vest with your race number attached to the front. Safety pins will be available on the day. All other extras such as elastic laces, specific triathlon clothing, are not a necessity but will help. A wet suit is not needed as the pool is heated.

Please come appropriately attired and note the early morning may be quite cool. The ground surface of the lido area may also be cold, so you may wish to bring an old pair of shoes or flip flops/sandals with you to wear while you wait as your running shoes will be in transition.

Our races are entirely organised and marshalled by volunteers from our club. As much as we love our athletes training and racing together, supporting the club is equally important. We do ask all LFTC members to volunteer at our own club organised races throughout the year to make them a success. If you would like to help at any of the races, please email and let us know to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

At what time does the London Fields Aquathlon start?
The race will start at 8am. However you should aim to arrive before 7.30 as registration will be open from 7am to 7.40am and will be followed by a race briefing.
Where can I find results for the London Fields Aquathlon?
You will be able to find a link posted to your results page here after the event.
Am I insured to take part in the aquathlon?
Insurance is compulsory, happily this is included in your race entry fee.
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London Fields Senior Aquathlon (London League) weather forecast

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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