London Fields Aquathlon – Senior Season Opener

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London Fields Aquathlon – Senior Season Opener
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The London Fields Aquathlon sees competitors swim in East London’s only 50m outdoor heated pool before running around the picturesque park that is London Fields. Come to kick start your season with this inclusive event.
Senior Aquathlon
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Sat 15th Apr 2023
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
London Fields Lido, London Fields West Side, Hackney, London E8 3EU, UK
Start times
Sat 15th Apr 2023
Senior Aquathlon:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for London Fields Aquathlon – Senior Season Opener
Senior Aquathlon
£25 - £30
Route information
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 The run course is a 5km loop (5 laps)around London Fields common. 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.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Marked and marshalled route
  • Timing mat
  • Access to East London's only heated outdoor pool
  • Race photos
How to get there
London Fields Lido, London Fields West Side, Hackney, London E8 3EU, UK
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Directions to London Fields Lido
London Fields Lido is situated in the North East corner of London Fields and can be accessed either through London Fields or from London Fields West Side off Richmond Road. The address is London Fields Lido, London Fields, E8 3EU.
There is free parking around London Fields.
Event day logistics
07:00am-07:30 Race Registration
07:35 Race Briefing
08:00 Race start
Age Requirements
All competitors must be aged 17 or older on the day of the event.
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
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
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.
4 reviews
Did the race in 2023
Yes...wear trail shoes if raining!
Did the race in 2023
The course was pretty muddy/slippy. In future if the course looks to be that way might be good to recommend trail shoes. Otherwise a really well organised, friendly and inclusive event. Would definitely recommend.
Did the race in 2023
Very friendly event - inclusive for all abilities / all ages - from complete beginners to seriously talented athletes.
Did the race in 2023
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