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.
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 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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