Thorpe Park Standard Distance Triathlon

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Thorpe Park Standard Distance Triathlon
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2018 is certainly going to be an exciting year as we have joined forces with Clapham Chasers to lay on the Thorpe Park Standard Distance Triathlon. We are also pleased to announce that the race is part of the VonCrank London League for the second year!A lake swim is followed by a bike leg which heads out of the Park onto the surrounding local roads, and a run around the lake and through the Park on a flat, fully tarmac path. Relay option also available.
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Sun, 15 Jul 2018
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Mountbatten Pavilion, Chertsey KT16 8PN, UK
Start times
Sunday, 15 Jul 2018
Standard Distance: 7:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Thorpe Park Standard Distance Triathlon
Standard Distance
£70 - £78
Route information
Swim – Provided By Zone3
This is a fantastic 1500m swim that will start on the other side of the wooden footbridge to the transition area. The first wave will be set off at 7:00 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 40km, 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. You must take the utmost care at the roundabouts and check that it is clear before continuing.
You must take the utmost care at junctions and check that it is clear before continuing.
You should note that there is a set of traffic lights on the course which competitors will pass twice. These will be marshaled and competitors must stop if the lights are red. When you approach the lights for the second time there will be a ‘neutral zone’. If the lights are red then you will be able to wait in the zone until they go green. The amount of time that you spend in the zone will be will be deducted from your bike split.
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
Having exited transition competitors will then complete a three lap, the 10km course on the tarmac paths that will take athletes through the theme Park before finishing next to the marquee.
The Relay
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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What's included
Registration will be held in the event marquee next to the lake. Registration will open at 5:30 am and shut at 6:30 am. At registration, you will be asked to show your BTF membership card if applicable.
You will receive the following:
  • Timing chip (to be worn around left ankle)
  • Event number for front and back (race belts are allowed)
  • Event number for the bike
  • Coloured swim cap
Relay Teams
The timing chip will be used as the baton that is passed between team members. At registration, you will collect an envelope that will contain a timing chip and swim hat for the swimmer, a number and security tag for the cyclist (please note that only the cyclist is allowed into the transition area) and a number for the runner. The swimmer must handover the timing chip to the cyclist before the transition. Once the cyclist returns to transition they must rack their bike and exit transition before they pass it onto the runner.
Swimmer – Hat and timing chip
Cyclist – Bike number and race number on back Runner – race number on the front
How to get there
Mountbatten Pavilion, Chertsey KT16 8PN, UK
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Thorpe Park is located between junctions 11 and 13 of the M25 (but be aware that you can’t get to the park from junction 12).
THORPE PARK Resort, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN
Using GPS?  The postcode is KT16 8PN, but remember some Sat Navs aren’t so savvy and may lead you to Norlands Lane – keep a look out for the coaster track over the main entrance on Staines Road.
Event day logistics
1)  Venue opens at 5:15 am
2)  Registration opens at 5:30 am
3) Transition opens at 5:45 am
4)  Transition closes at 6:40 am
5) Mandatory event briefing 6:50 am
6) The first wave starts at 7:00 am, and subsequent waves will go off at 10
minute intervals.
7) Presentation of prizes will be awarded in the marquee after the last competitor has finished and the results verified.
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