Stoke-on-Trent UK Kids Fun Triathlon

Date: 9th September 2017 Stoke_kids_2017._150x180.jpg
Venue: Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent 
  Staffordshire, ST4 8JG
Event Start: From 12:00:00
Entry: Open Now
  NEW swim start location for 2017
Distances:  
 30px_spacer.jpg 7-8 yrs 25m Swim - 1k cycle - 500m Run
 30px_spacer.jpg 9-12 yrs 50m Swim - 2k cycle - 1000m Run
 30px_spacer.jpg 13-16 yrs 100m Swim - 3k cycle - 1500m Run
 30px_spacer.jpg Relay (all ages) 100m Swim - 3k cycle - 1500m Run
     
Entry Fee: £24  
   
Minimum Age: 7 Years (on race day)
   
NB: There will be a promotional video being filmed at the event so please be aware of this.

Do it as a Relay! A team of 3 is all you need, a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner!

Just simple pick the discipline that you love and get your friends and family to choose what they'd like to do to complete your relay team.

Stoke-on-Trent City of Sport Triathlon 2017

The Event

The UK Kids Fun Triathlon is one of three major events taking place at the award winning Trentham Estate as part of the celebrations for Stoke-on-Trent's City of Sport status. The weekend will offer a range of events for both kids and adults with distances to suit all abilities and with fantastic facilities on offer at the Trentham Estate including a shopping village, eateries, kids play area, monkey forest, Italian gardens and on-site hotel there really is something for everyone.

As organisers of the largest triathlon series in the UK, we are passionate and proud about what we do. The Kids Fun Triathlons are no exception with safe, easy to follow courses set in a relaxed and fun environment, it leaves both kids and parents with a sense of achievement.

  • Achievable distances for all abilities of 7-16 yr olds
  • Safe environment with event course contained within the grounds of Trentham Gardens
  • Safe controlled lake swim
  • Grass cycle & run course
  • UK Kids Fun Triathlon 2017 finishers medal
  • Make it a weekend for all the family with the Stoke-on-Trent City of Sport Triathlon for 16+ yr olds on Sunday 10th September

2016 saw a record number of children participating in UK Kids Fun Triathlons up and down the country leading to entries closing early. Avoid disappointment, secure your place now so you don't miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the UK Kids Fun Triathlon series.

NB: Please be aware that there will be a television production, promotional video and photographs being taken at the event.

Need more information? Check out our Kids Introduction to Triathlon section


Timing
The event is intended for all abilities to complete the challenge of the triathlon and therefore we don’t publish results in fastest to slowest order, instead they are published alphabetically.
We believe this is important to encourage all children to have a go without the pressure of coming last, or not doing as well as other children. Every child will be a winner of the Stoke on Trent Kids Fun Triathlon. We will also take an overall time for each competitor. You may go to the timing trailer at the finish line and see their time in alphabetical order. 

Telephone entry

If you’ve entered one of UK Triathlon events before all we’ll need is your name, date of birth, postcode and email, just have your payment ready and we’ll do the rest! Don’t delay, call 01270 842800 and secure your place today! (Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:30pm).

 

RACE VENUE

The Trentham Estate

South Entrance (Monkey Forest)

Stone Road

Trentham ST4 8AY

 

All finishers will be awarded a medal at the finish line.

 

Conpetitor Race Day Information

Competitor Race Day Information 2016

 

 

Make it a weekend for all the family with the Stoke-on-Trent City of Sport Triathlon on Sunday 10th September 

 

 

Course Maps

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Course logistics

 

Years 7 to 8 =              25m swim – 1km bike – 500m run

Years 9 to 12 =            50m swim – 2km bike – 1km run

Years 13 to 16 =          100m swim – 3km bike – 1.5km run

 

Years 7 to 8 =              1 length of the swim course, 1 lap of the bike course, 1 lap of the run course

Years 9 to 12 =            2 lengths of the swim course, 2 laps of the bike course, 2 laps of the run course

Years 13 to 16 =          4 lengths of the swim course, 3 laps of the bike course, 3 laps of the run course


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There is a short walk onto the pontoon to the swim start.  The pontoon will have hand rails on for the children to hold, plus marshals on the pontoon to make sure the children feel safe. There will be approximately 10 canoeists on the water to make sure the children are safe. The children will start their swim in the water at the edge of the pontoon. There will be a ramp going into the water for the children to stand on, a member of the race crew will start the children. For safety reasons no parents are allowed onto the pontoon. The children will get their race safety brief on the grass before they walk onto the pontoon. 

When you arrive at registration on the day of the triathlon, you will be given two wrist bands in your event day envelope. One for your child to wear, and one for you (the parent/carer) to wear. This allows one parent/carer to go into transition with the children to help them rack their bike.


IMPORTANT There is approximately a 600m walk/run from exiting the lake to the cycle transition. There will be a shoe transition zone at the lake as the children exit the pontoon, so please make sure all the children take with them a pair of trainers to the start of the swim.


Please make sure when you are walking to the swim start you keep out of the way of oncoming children and parents who have already completed their swim.


Swim Course: There will be a 25m lane rope attached to the buoys, the children will swim their allocated laps around the lane rope and buoys.

For the swim children will be started at 20 second intervals. The swim course is a lake edge swim with the added security of lane ropes. There will be a verbal briefing prior to the start making it very straight forward for each child. A swim cap will be given to each child and must be worn. Children may use their own swim cap instead if preferred.

The cycle course is entirely on grass. The course is completely post and taped making it clear to follow and is entirely within the grounds of Trentham Estate. Children will not be allowed to take part without a bike helmet.

The run is entirely on grass. The course is again completely post & taped and within the grounds of the estate.

All three courses can be viewed from one area.

  

Results:

All by Surname 2016

Feedback from UK Kids Events

Thank you for a splendid event on Saturday. India thoroughly enjoyed her first triathlon, and is keen to do another one as soon as possible! The whole event was beautifully organised and the officials were unfailingly friendly, kind, helpful and patient. We all had a great day. See you next year! Best wishes,
Sophy

Thank you for a great weekend. My daughter enjoyed her first triathlon and I had a fantastic day yesterday! Many thanks
Russell

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