How to enter the Shropshire Triathlon
- Triathlon: Swim 2km, Bike 78km, Run 20km
- Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 39km, Run 10km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 22km, Run 5km
Shropshire Triathlon routes
Going through the Shropshire & Welsh Countryside. All Olympic & Olympic Relay competitors complete one full lap. Mount & Dismount line will be situated just inside Cremorne Gardens.
All Middle & Middle Distance Relay competitors complete two full laps.
Fantastic 78km Middle Distance Course for the Shropshire Triathlon. Going through the Shropshire & Welsh Countryside. Mount & Dismount line will be situated just inside Cremorne Gardens. There will be one feed station on the bike course which will be in Ellesmere, by the lake, after your first lap.
The Shropshire Sprint Bike Course.
One full lap of the course for all competitors. Look out for the high viz signs that say “SPRINT TURN ONLY”. Please follow the “UK TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE” signs all the way around the course.
The Shropshire Super Sprint & Fun Bike Course.
One full lap of the course for all competitors. Look our for the high viz signs that say “SUPER SPRINT & FUN TURN ONLY”. Please follow the “UK TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE” signs all the way around the course.
Swim 1 hour 15 from the start of the race (1 hour 15 to complete the swim)
Bike 5 hours 15 from the start of the race (4 hours to complete the bike)
Run 8 hours from the start of the race (2.45 hours to complete the run)
This event will be electronically chip timed, you will collect your numbered chip at registration
Please ensure you hand in your electronic timing chip at the finish line whether you complete the course or not or you will be required to pay £25.00 to replace it.
Do not cover your electronic timing chip with your wetsuit as it will stop the signal when you cross the timing mat.
Make sure your bike is working properly with our pre race service check. You must fasten your helmet before taking your cycle off the rack. Your race number must be clearly displayed on your back for the cycle section of the event.
After collecting your cycle, walk or run to the cycle mount line where you commence
the cycle section of the race. Keep to the left at all times except when overtaking. Follow the “Cycle Route” signs around the course and follow any instruction from any officials or marshals. Dismount your cycle at the end of the cycle course, do not unfasten your helmet until you have racked your cycle. Abide by the highway code, failure to ride safely will constitute an instant disqualification. Keep hold of spent gel bar wrappers until you can dispose of them properly. Make sure you have plenty of drinks on your cycle before you start the event. Do not use the feed station at the start of the cycle lap unless you are taking part in the middle distance.
Middle Distance Competitors only
There will be a feed station at the start of the second cycle lap (half way point)
There will be;
- HighFive Energy Source in 750ml bottles
- Water in 750ml bottles
- Highfive Isogels
- Highfive Energy bars
- Staxx protein bars
Drop your empty bottles into the wheelie bin at the feed station at the side of the road. You can retrieve your bottles if you wish after the event next to the finish line.
Sprint, Super Sprint and Fun Competitors Only
You must complete 1 x lap of the cycle short course. There are 2 x specific turns you must look for and turn at.
Cyclists must maintain a forward distance of 10 metres between each other at all times except when overtaking. It is the responsibility of the overtaken rider to drop back to maintain this gap. Drafting marshals will strictly enforce this rule and offending cyclists will receive a time penalty for the first offence and disqualification on the second.
RUN SECTIONWhen you finish the bike course enter the Cycle Transition Area and rack your cycle.
Your race number must be clearly visible on your front before leaving the Cycle Transition Area.
It is up to you to count your laps on the run, marshals will be taking numbers as a check in the case of suspected insufficient completed laps.
There is one feed station on the run course that you pass twice on each lap and one at the finish line which will be serving High5 energy drink and water.
When you have finished the run filter into the sign posted ‘finish lane’ and continue through the finish line.
Frequently Asked Questions
Shropshire Triathlon weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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