Off Road Try A Tri Triathlon

Off Road Try A Tri Triathlon
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Sunday 22nd September 2019

A Try a Tri is a multi sport event with three continuous and sequential endurance races. The three components of this triathlon is swimming, cycling and running. We have two Try a Tri events on offer, one suitable for children 8-15 years old and the second for adults aged 16 years and over. Both these events are off road Try  a Tri’s and are fun non competitive events.

What is a ‘Try a Tri’?

This is a FUN EVENT created for adults 16+ years old to experience a triathlon for the first time. This event is an ideal way to encourage children to get active & healthy and burn off lots of calories.

The event includes:

  • a 250m open water swim
  • followed by a 6k cycle 
  • finishing with a 3k run.

Who can enter this event?

This event is open to participants aged 16+ years old who can swim 250m in open water without stopping (which could be as tiring as a 500m pool swim).

Where will the event take place?

The event will be held in Craigavon City Park with the bike ride and the run taking place on the tarmac off road path making it easy and very safe for all participants.

 

Full map of the course

What are the times for the event?

Adult  Off Road Try-a-Tri

09:00 – 09:15          Arrive at Craigavon Civic Centre for registration

09:15 – 09:30          Set up transition area.

09:30 – 09:45          Change into wetsuit (wetsuits provided for those who do not have one)

09:45                      Safety Brief – compulsory attendance

10:00                      Race starts.

11:00 approx.         Finish –collect medals

How much does it cost to enter?

£10.00 per person

When is the closing date for entries?

Saturday 21st September at 4pm

Can I register on the day?

No, advanced booking only

What does the entry fee include?

Entry fee includes finisher’s medal

What if I cant make the event?

In the event of a cancellation, a minimum of 7 days must be given in order to receive a refund.

 

Must I sign in on the day?

Yes, sign in on the day is essential and you should leave 30 minutes to do so.

Where do I park on the day?

There will be free parking at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Will there be any changing facilities?

There will be changing facilities at the temporary Watersports Centre site.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?

You will be required to bring the following items:

Run; comfortable running attire and shoes.

Swim; swimming costume, swimming goggles, bright coloured swim hat (compulsory), wetsuit (available on the day if required, towel and toiletries, Safety Float (advised by not necessary)

Cycle; bike, helmet (compulsory) and water bottle.

Can I hire a Bike for the Event?

Bike hire will be available at Craigavon Watersports Centre to book contact the centre on 028 3832 6606

  • £5.00 per bike
  • Pre book before the event, we only have a limited number of bikes available for hire.

Where is the official start and finish?

Participants will meet at Craigavon Watersports Centre (temporary site within Craigavon Civic Centre) and be lead to the starting point. Spectators will be able to accompany racers

Event Brief

Registration

Registration will take place between 9:00am and 9.15am in Craigavon Watersports Centre. All competitors must register prior to the safety briefing.

If you require a wet-suit please request one during sign on.

Transition area

The transition area will be at the front of the Watersports Centre building. This will be open from 9.15am on the morning of the event. Entry will only be permitted to those racing with one adult in order to keep the transition area clear. Bikes and helmets will be visually checked for obvious defects but the responsibility for road worthiness remains solely with the competitor. Rack bike and equipment box (towel, cycling shoes, running shoes etc neatly and safely in allocated location.

Within the transition area, only race equipment will be allowed at your bike racking position. Please ensure you do not leave any valuables around. Craigavon Watersports Centre does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged belongings. The bike out and Run out will be clearly marked. Please familiarize yourself with these upon arrival.

Verbal race briefing

There will be a race briefing for all competitors at the lake side at 9.45am. It is essential that ALL competitors attend this briefing. A reminder will also be provided regarding race rules.

The race will commence at 10:00am.

Swim course

The swim course will take place in two waves. All competitors will be allocated to a wave depending on their age group. The swim will start in the water and the start position will be marked on the day. You must not go beyond this marker until the race has started. Wet-suits must be worn and it is compulsory to wear a bright colour hat. If you get into difficulty during the swim, you should try and remain calm, roll onto your back and raise an arm. A kayaker will approach you and ask you to take hold of one end of the craft. Please do not try to hold the centre of the kayak. We will have experienced kayakers providing safety cover. Safety floats can be worn during the swim. If this is your first triathlon or you are a less confident swimmer, stay towards the back the group.

 

Transition 1

The swim exit will be at the slipway. Wet-suits may be removed as far as the waist during the run from the swim exit to the transition. When in transition please make sure to put your wet-suit, hat and goggles into your box without impeding others. Ensure that your helmet is on and securely fastened and trainer on fully before removing your bike from the racking. Cycling is not allowed in the transition area. You may only mount your bike once you have crossed the mount line which will be marked on the day.

 

Bike

The cycle will take place in Craigavon City Park (off road) on tarmac paths and will have marshals at key locations throughout. It will consist of two laps of the course. Helmets must be worn at all times by cyclists on the course. The bike course will still be open to the public walking etc but there will be plenty of warning signs that a triathlon is taking place on the evening.  Please respect the public out on the course.

When returning from the bike route you will approach the dismount area again before entering transition. You must get off your bike before reaching the dismount line which will be clearly marked on the day.

 

Transition 2

Please ensure that your bike is safely racked before opening or removing your helmet. You will exit through the run out area to start the run leg.

 

Run

The run will take out and back on the same route with the turning point clearly identified by a marshal. Please keep to the right at all times. The finish line will be at the back of the Watersports Centre building so don’t stop until you are over the line.

 

FINISH

Try a Tri will finish at approximately 11:00am.

Medal Collection after the race.

Register Now!

What is a ‘Try a Tri’?

This is a FUN EVENT created to give children aged between 8- 15 years old a chance to experience a triathlon “Try a Tri”. This event is an ideal way to encourage children to get active & healthy and burn off lots of calories.

The event includes:

  • a 250m open water swim
  • followed by a 6k cycle
  • and finishing with a 1.5k run.

Who can enter this event?

This event is open to participants aged 8- 15 years old who can swim 250m in open water without stopping (which could be as tiring as a 500m pool swim).

Where will the event take place?

The event will be held in Craigavon City Park the bike ride is off road and the run will take place on the tarmac path making it easy and very safe for all participants.

 

Full map of the course

What are the times for the event?

11:00 – 11:15am Arrive at Craigavon Civic/Watersports Centre for registration.

11:15 – 11:30am  Set up transition area.

11.30 – 11:45am Change into wet suits (wet suits provided for those who do not have one)

11.45am Safety Brief – compulsory attendance

12.00pm  Race starts.

1.00pm approx. Finish collect Medals

How much does it cost to enter?

£10.00 per person

When is the closing date for entries?

Saturday 21st September at 4.00pm

Can I register on the day?

No, advanced booking only

What does the entry fee include?

Finishers Medal

What if I cant make the event?

In the event of a cancellation, a minimum of 7 days must be given in order to receive a refund.

 

Must I sign in on the day?

Yes, sign in on the day is essential and you should leave 30 minutes to do so.

Where do I park on the day?

There will be free parking at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Will there be any changing facilities?

There will be changing facilities at the temporary Watersports Centre site.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?

You will be required to bring the following items:

Run; comfortable running attire and shoes.

Swim; swimming costume, swimming goggles, bright coloured swim hat (compulsory), wetsuit (available on the day if required, towel and toiletries, Safety Float (advised by not necessary)

Cycle; bike, helmet (compulsory) and water bottle.

Can I hire a Bike for the Event?

Bike hire will be available at Craigavon Watersports Centre to book contact the centre on 02838326606

  • £5.00 per bike
  • Pre book before the event, we only have a limited number of bikes available for hire.

Where is the official start and finish?

Participants will meet at Craigavon Watersports Centre (temporary site within Craigavon Civic Centre) and be lead to the starting point. Spectators will be able to accompany racers

Event Brief

Registration

Registration will take place between 11:00am and 11:15am in Craigavon Watersports Centre. All competitors must register prior to the safety briefing.

If you require a wet suit please request one during sign on.

Transition area

The transition area will be at the front of the Watersports Centre building. This will be open from 11:15am on the morning of the event. Entry will only be permitted to those racing with one adult in order to keep the transition area clear. Bikes and helmets will be visually checked for obvious defects but the responsibility for road worthiness remains solely with the competitor. Rack bike and (towel, cycling shoes, running shoes etc neatly and safely in allocated location.

Within the transition area, only race equipment will be allowed at your bike racking position. Please ensure you do not leave any valuables around. Craigavon Watersports Centre does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged belongings. The bike out and Run out will be clearly marked. Please familiarise yourself with these upon arrival.

Verbal race briefing

There will be a race briefing for all competitors at the lake side at 11:45am.

It is essential that ALL competitors attend this briefing. The race will commence at 12:00pm.

Swim course

The swim course is a 250 meters triangle course. The swim will start in the water and the start position will be marked on the day. You must not go beyond this marker until the race has started.

Wet suits must be worn and it is compulsory to wear a bright colour hat. If you get into difficulty during the swim, you should try and remain calm, roll onto your back and raise an arm. A kayaker will approach you and ask you to take hold of one end of the craft. Please do not try to hold the centre of the kayak. We will have experienced kayakers providing safety cover. Safety floats can be worn during the swim. If this is your first triathlon or you are a less confident swimmer, stay towards the back of the group.

Transition 1

The swim exit will be at the slipway. Wet suits will be removed at the slipway and running shoes fitted. Make sure to put your wet suit, hat and goggles over the rail at the top of the slipway without impeding others. Move into the bike area and ensure that your helmet is on and securely fastened on fully before removing your bike from the racking. Cycling is not allowed in the transition area. You may only mount your bike once you have crossed the mount line which will be marked on the day.

 

Bike

The cycle will take place in Craigavon City Park (off road) on part of the mountain bike trail and will have marshals at key locations throughout. It will consist of two laps of the course. Helmets must be worn at all times by cyclists on the course. The bike course will still be open to the public walking etc.

Please respect the public out on the course.

When returning from the bike route you will approach the dismount area again before entering transition. You must get off your bike before reaching the dismount line which will be clearly marked on the day.

Transition 2

Please ensure that your bike is safely racked before opening or removing your helmet. You will exit through the run out area to start the run leg.

Run

The run will take out and back on the same route with the turning point clearly identified by a marshal. Please keep to the right at all times. The finish line will be at the back of the Watersports Centre building so don’t stop until you are over the line.

 

FINISH

Try a Tri will finish at approximately 1.00pm.

Medal Collection after the race.

Register Now!

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