Thorpe Park has proved to be a fantastic triathlon venue this season so far, so we're delighted to be hosting another sprint distance event on the 16 September 2018, with a relay option also available.
The Zone3 swim is a one-lap 750m course which takes place within Fleet Lake. With good visibility in the water and some great vantage points for spectators, it offers a fantastic opening leg to the triathlon.
The bike is a one-lap 21km course for the sprint distance race which heads out of the park onto the surrounding local roads. It is virtually panned flat, so expect some fast times!
The 5km run consists of two laps for the sprint distance race navigating around the lake on a flat, fully tarmaced path. The final section to the finish line takes competitors right through the center of Thorpe Park.
How to enter the Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon Race 2
- Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 21km, Run 5km
Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon Race 2 route
Swim – Provided By Zone – 3
This a fantastic 750m swim that will start on the other side of the wooden footbridge to the transition area. The first wave will be set off at 8:00 am; subsequent waves will go off at 10-minute intervals. The route will take competitors out around the yellow buoys before exiting up the bank.
If you get into difficulty, turn on your back and raise one arm; a safety vessel will then escort you to the bank.
If you appear to be struggling in the swim the safety vessel will be able to help you out.
Wetsuits are compulsory as they provide buoyancy in the water should you encounter any difficulties. You must
wear the swim cap that you were provided with at registration.
All competitors please note: United Kingdom inland waters are not completely safe for swimming. Although risks of disease are low and risks of serious infection are small, a swimmer may be susceptible to infection through immune suppression, particularly if they are not in good health at the time of swimming. You are advised not to drink the lake water.
Bike – Provided By Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance
The 21km, one loop, the route takes the following course out of transition, along the internal service road and onto the public highway and there is a map of the course below. Click here to view the map on MapMyRIDE
You must take the utmost care at the roundabouts and check that it is clear before continuing.
You must obey the Highway Code, which is also the Law. Don’t take risks to save a few seconds. Please ride on the left and overtake briefly on the right before returning to ride on the left.
Please note, this is a non-drafting race and will follow the BTF rules and regulations as set out in the following link, this also provides an explanation of what drafting is.
Having exited transition competitors will then complete a two lap, a 5km course on the tarmac paths that will take
athletes through the theme Park before finishing next to the marquee. Click here to view the course on MapMyRUN
The relay is ideal for first timers looking for an introduction to Triathlon. A team of 3 consists of one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner with each team member handing over their timing chip (the baton) at the end of each leg. This means you only have to tackle one of the three legs to a triathlon.
Although the Relay format is a fantastic introduction to triathlon, there will also be experienced athletes battling it out for the win. Whether you are taking part for the first time, or a regular athlete looking to participate in this team event our event is sure to be one of the highlights in your 2018 sporting calendar.
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