North West Triathlon - Sunday 8th September 2013
The largest pool based triathlon in the North West!
Snowhill Swimming Pool and Barony Park Pavilion, Barony Road, Nantwich,CW5 5QY
North West Triathlon
Sunday 2nd September 2012
Snow Hill Swimming Pool and Barony Park, Nantwich, North West
Start Time 8:30am
Competitor Race Day Information
Please take time to read all the information on this sheet, it will make the race far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask many questions on the day.
Good luck and have a great event!
Satnav postcode CW5 5QY
From north or south M6 J16, follow signs for Nantwich, follow Nantwich bypass heading for Chester, at the 6th roundabout from the motorway (not including the motorway roundabout) turn left heading toward Nantwich town centre (Sainsbury's supermarket will be on your right hand side at 100 metres).
The Barony Park is 300 metres on the left. Go past the park to the traffic lights and turn left, triathlon parking is 250 metres on the left (signed).
PARKING Is available on the Barony Park.
Follow the black and orange Triathlon Parking signs.
All day parking is £3 and covers possible cost of field damage if the grass is wet. There will also be a donation to one of our official charities.
Do you have family or friends supporting you at the North West Triathlon? We always need volunteers for the race, on all areas from timing through to finish line refreshments.
No experience is necessary and every volunteer receives a pair of designer 2012 Sundog sports sunglasses worth £50.00, food and drink for the duration and lots of thanks as without volunteers, events like these would not be possible!
If you would like to help out please email Julie or call Race Director Keith on 07887 780553, they'll be delighted to hear from you!
DO YOU NEED ANYTHING BEFORE THE EVENT?
If you require anything before the event perhaps a trisuit or new running shoes, elastic laces for a faster transition, race number belt, High5 nutrition products to give you more energy or even a new bike then visit the UK Triathlon Store either online, at the shop in South Cheshire or at the event.
For more details visit www.uktriathlonstore.co.uk
RACE DAY PHOTOGRAPHY
The official race photographers will be positioned at the finish line.
Please make sure you have your race number clearly visible so you can check out your photograph on the screens at the finish line and purchase if you wish.
There is quality on site catering at the event serving hot & cold food & drinks.
Toilets and showers are at both the Barony Park Pavilion and Snow Hill Swimming Pool.
Open from 7:30am.
HOTEL, B&B & CAMPING
For hotel, guesthouses, B&B & camping contact Nantwich Tourist Information
on 01270 537359 or visit tourst information
There is free camping and caravanning on the Barony Park for Saturday night only. Just turn up and pitch!
Pre and post race massage will be available on race day.
Your times will be available shortly after you have crossed the finish line and will be displayed on the TV screen which is located at the finish line.
Overall results and times will be online at www.uktriathlon.co.uk on Monday 3rd September.
We support membership of the BTF and therefore we recognise BTF members.
In order to verify your BTF Membership please show your 2012 BTF licence at registration or you will be required to pay the £5.00 difference.
The £5.00 extra that non BTF members have already paid is the cost of a PRO TRI day licence that allows you to compete.
EVENT REGISTRATION & THE RACE IN GENERAL
Arrive at least 60 minutes before your start time.
Please do not attempt to change your start time.
It is recommended that all competitors arrive as early as possible to familiarise themselves with the layout of the event.
The race is run from the outdoor pool at Snow Hill Swimming pool in intervals throughout the day, starting at 08:30:00
First you must go to registration, located in the marquee on the Barony Park to register and collect your race numbers.
Registration opening times;
Saturday 1pm - 4.30pm & Sunday from 07:30am
Please have your start time or race number ready for the registration staff (your race number and start time can be found at the top of this sheet).
At registration you will collect your race envelope which contains your race numbers, safety pins, bike and helmet stickers.
OFFICIAL RACE T-SHIRTS
*****If you qualified for a free t-shirt by entering in 2011 or pre-ordered a race T-shirt please collect from the UK Triathlon Store located immediately after registration*****
Your race numbers must be worn one on your front and one on your back pinned in all four corners and are not to be mutilated or re-sized in any way.
Elastic number belts are permitted but you must still wear both numbers front and back and pinned in the top left and right hand corners. We have a display banner in registration that shows how to attach your race numbers.
It is good practice to write your name, blood group and any allergies you may have on the back of your race number in the unfortunate case of an accident.
Please note, for you own and other competitors safety, mobile phones, MP3 or any type of personal music system that restricts your hearing is not permitted whilst competing in the event.
Once registered, lay out anything you may require for the final run section of the triathlon in Transition Area 2, located opposite the registration marquee (any position is fine) such as running shoes or maybe a cap ready for your final run discipline.
Take your bike and everything required for the swim and cycle section of the event and follow the “to the pool” signs to Transition Area 1 at the swimming pool which is 500 metres away.
Please do not rack your cycle in Transition Area 1 earlier than 15 minutes prior to your start time.
Place your cycle on the rack (any position is fine) along with items you require for the cycle such as helmet, sunglasses, shoes, vest or T-shirt.
Make sure you have your race numbers with you to enter either of the transition areas, as security will require it.
When leaving equipment in the transition area, please note that we cannot be responsible for any items lost or stolen, although we allocate security staff to specifically watch the transition area.
As a security precaution, you cannot take your cycle out of the transition area without your race number and corresponding cycle sticker.
SWIM (Sprint & Relay 500M/Super Sprint & Fun 200M)
Please be on the poolside 10 minutes before your start time for your compulsory race safety brief. (late comers will regretfully be turned away).
Competitors will be started at 20 second intervals for the Sprint and Relay Triathlons and 15 second intervals for the Super Sprint and Fun Triathlon.
The pool is 30.3 metres long
Sprint & Relay Triathlon:
4 lengths in a clockwise direction in each 4 lanes to total 16 lengths
Super Sprint & Fun Triathlon:
2 lengths in a clockwise direction in each 3 lanes to total 6 lengths
Tumble turns are not allowed.
The swim course is very straightforward and there are signs and stewards to help if you get confused, don't worry its easy!
You swim the required number of lengths in each lane and then switch into the next lane and so on.
It is up to you to count your own lengths, there will be spot checks throughout the course of the race.
A swim cap will be allocated to you at the poolside which you must wear, please take it off when you exit the pool (please don't make us chase you for it!).
If you have your own swim cap you may use it but it must be a bright colour so you are easily visible in the water.
Please take extra care on the poolside floor and steps with wet feet, as it will be slippery!
When you finish your swim, change into your cycling gear in the transition area (you must wear a shirt, vest or all in one trisuit for the cycle section of the race with your race number clearly displayed on your front and back).
Use the ASICS carrier bag with your corresponding race number on that you received at registration to put any items in from the swim (such as goggles or a towel), leave it next to where your cycle was in the transition area and a marshal will return it to the registration marquee (signed BAG COLLECTION) for you to collect after completing the race (you must show your race number to retrieve your bag!).
BIKE (Sprint, Relay, Super Sprint & Fun 20km)
You must fasten your helmet before taking your cycle off the rack.
Walk or run to the cycle mount line where you commence the cycle section of the race.
1 lap of the course completes the distance.
Over the last two years there has been a slight change to the cycle course within the first 800 metres.
Instead of turning left at Hobson’s Choice corner shop and going through the traffic lights, the course heads through the housing estate missing out that section eventually emerging back out onto the same road but further up.
Please take extra care as there is a very tight left turn on to the main road and a strip of uneven cobbles about a metre long to negotiate.
The cycle course is mainly flat with some undulations.
Follow the signs around the course and do not turn until you see a marshal and or a sign.
Please take extra care at all junctions and roundabouts although there are marshals present, they are not there to stop traffic.
Beware of speed ramps on the first 500 metres.
There are two coned lanes that go through traffic lights, the first at 7.6 kilometres and the second at 9.7 kilometres, please stay inside the cones and take extra care! Failure to do so will constitute an instant disqualification.
Dismount your cycle at the end of the cycle course, a marshal will tell you.
Do not unfasten your helmet until you have racked your cycle.
Do not ride your cycle in the transition area.
You will not be allowed to take part without a cycle helmet (NO HELMET NO RACE).
Ride your bike in a responsible manner and obey the Highway Code, please consider other road users and above all RIDE SAFELY.
Irresponsible cycling will constitute an immediate disqualification and possible prosecution from the Police.
Cyclists must maintain a forward distance of 7 metres between each other at all times except when overtaking when 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 then disqualification on the second offence.
RUN (Sprint & Relay 5K/Super Sprint & Fun 2.5K)
When you finish your cycle, change into your running kit in Transition Area 2.
The run is on grass
4 laps for Sprint & Relay
2 laps for Super Sprint & Fun
Follow the posts and tape around the course.
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 laps completed.
There is a feed station on each lap that will be serving High5 sports drink and water. When you have finished the run filter into the sign posted finish lane and continue to the finish line.
Each member of the relay team completes one of the disciplines in the triathlon.
At registration you will be given a wristband that you have to relay to the finish line.
After completing the swim, the swimmer then passes the wristband to the cyclist inside the cycle transition area next to where the cycle is racked, the cyclist must not take their cycle off the rack until they have received the band.
The cyclist completes the cycle course and passes the band over to the runner in the transition area only when the cycle has been placed back on the rack.
The runner completes the run and hands in the band at the finish line.
Relay awards are based on all male and all female teams.
There are prizes for top 3 male & female in the Sprint & Super Sprint races as well as first place in the Relay.
In addition there will be prizes for first place in all age groups in the Sprint Triathlon, so stay around for the prize giving which will take place shortly after the last competitor has finished.
Many thanks to all that have made this event possible especially all at, Cheshire East Council, 220 Triathlon, Sundog, High5, ASICS, TYR, Crewe & Nantwich Police and anyone else that has helped in anyway.