WINDERMERE TRIATHLON 2018
1st July 2018
Cockshott Point, Glebe Rd, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3GW
This Triathlon event in the magnificent Lake District, Windermere which includes the excitement of racing around the beauty of Lake Windermere on a one lap bike course, with transition at the swimming pool at Washington Leisure Centre. The run takes you on a multiple lopped course, with a number of laps around Princess Cockshott Point.
We are grateful to all the volunteers who have given up their time to ensure the event runs safely, smoothly and professionally. We would also like to thank the Cumbria County Council for their support with the use of the venue. Thank you to Windermere District Council, National Trust, Kendal Tri, Duddon Canoe Club, Windermere Canoe and Kayak, Windermere Police, Friends and Family as without them this event would not have been possible.
Final Race Instructions and General Information
The event HQ is located at the venue at Cockshott Point
Braithwaite Fold Car Park (charges apply). Get there early and bring change.
Registration will be in the reception at the Race HQ at Cockshott point at the following times:
Saturday 5pm - 7pm
Sunday 6am - 6.30am
At registration you will be given your event pack, as well as your race number placed on your left calf. BTF members must show their membership cards (without this you will be charged £5.00 for a day licence). You will be issued with a race number and you will also have your race number written on your left calf. Your race number must be displayed at the back on the bike section and at the front on the run section. You will also receive two numbered stickers: one for your bike and one for the front of your helmet.
There will be a notice board at registration. This will have a copy of the risk assessments, BTF rule book and Race Permit permanently on display. It will also be used to display information such as water temperature, general announcements and rule violations.
Race briefing in transition and Transition closes
Race Start all categories
Prize ceremony at Finish Area
Preparing for Transition
Bikes can only be racked on Sunday morning. After registering you will be directed to Transition where you will leave your bike, cycle kit and running gear. Competitors will have their own numbered racking area corresponding to their race number. It is recommended that you 'walk through' & familiarise yourself with the routes to/from your bike from/to the entrances and exits of transition prior to starting the race. Remember to leave your bike in a low enough gear, ready for the cycle section. There is no cycling in transition: mount/dismount your bike at the mount/dismount points. You bike racking area must not be marked with towels, balloons, powder, etc as these will be removed.
Transition will remain open to competitors throughout the day. It is a secure area patrolled by marshals. Competitors may enter and leave the area by the signed entry/exit only. You will be required to verify your identification i.e. race number, with those on the gate. No one other than competitors or race officials will be permitted into the transition area at any time.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is in safe road-worthy condition, before entering transition. Any bike that is considered unsafe or hazardous to the rider or other competitors will not be allowed into transition. All handlebar ends must be plugged. Remember to check there are no punctures or flats the day before the race and before leaving for the event and ensure your helmet is securely fitting.
You must be changed and ready for your swim race briefing in front of transition at the specified time. You will have a separate briefing by the Race Director in transition.
The transition area is located in the middle of Cockshott Point off Glebe Rd.
Standard Distance 1 lap (1500 metres)
Swimmers will enter the water at swim exit at the bottom of transition off the shore line. Then you will make your way over to the first white Get set North Marker Buoy. There will be a speed boat in the water as well a number of safety canoeists. On the air horn for each wave swimmers will head up the lake with the shore line to your left handside towards Carbby Island. Swimmers will then turn at the second white marker buoy taking it on your right handside. Swimmers will then proceed back down the lake and then turn at the third white marker buoy and head back into the shore line to swim exit where this will be marshaled and canoeists will guide swimmers in.
47K around Lake Windermere
Cyclists will head out the top of race transition towards Glebe Rd where you will mount the bike.
Cyclists will then head anti clockwise on Glebe Rd towards the A591 where they will turn left toward Bowness town centre. Upon reaching the mini roundabout (opposite Tescos) cyclists will then proceed down Rayrigg Road for two miles.
After approximately two miles there then will be a climb for three hundred metres on Rayrigg Rd taking competitors towards the A592 roundabout for Ambleside. Upon reaching the roundabout cyclists must turn left (be aware of oncoming traffic abiding by the highway code) towards Ambleside.
Cyclists will stay on this road (A592) for approximately 4 miles heading towards Ambleside and keeping Lake Windermere on the left handside. Upon reaching Ambleside (set of traffic lights so abide by the highway code) you must then fork left onto Borrans Rd and Ambleside shore line. Competitors will stay on this Rd for approximately 1 mile. Upon reaching Ambleside Rugby Club (signposted Hawkshead) cyclists must turn off Borrans Rd and head towards Hawkshead (Marshal and signs will be there). Follow this road for 300 metres approximately and then you will turn left towards Hawkshead/ Consiton onto Hawkshead Rd (Marshal will be there with clear signage).
Cyclists must follow this Rd where they will turn off Hawkshead Rd and fork left towards Newby Bridge (B5286). This is sharp drop and very narrow so cyclists must take great care and be cautious on entering this road.
Cyclists stay on this road heading towards Hawkshead (B5285 merges) for approximately 5 miles.
Upon reaching Hawkshead follow the road that veers on a left hand bend. You will then come to a staggered Junction (Marshals will be there) where you will turn right (B5285, Abide by the highway code and if you are stopped you must do so otherwise you will be disqualified). You will then head towards Newby Bridge passing Stott Park Bobbin Mill (17.9 miles in total) staying on this road for 8 miles. Upon entering Newby Bridge you go over the bridge (take care for oncoming traffic) and head towards the A590 (marshal will be there).
You then turn left onto the A590 safely and at the roundabout you take the first exit left towards Bowness and Windermere onto the A592 (19.6 miles in total). You stay on this road for approximately 6 miles and then take the second exit off the A592 for Glebe Rd upon reaching Bowness on Windermere where you will be marshaled. Head towards transition to bike dismount heading down the pedestrian pathway where you will be marshaled and there will be clear signage.
Ensure your bike is racked before taking your helmet off.
Drafting on the bike section is illegal. This is when a competitor gains an advantage by cycling in the slip-stream of the cyclist in front. Competitors should ride a minimum of 10m behind the cyclist in front, except when overtaking. If overtaking is not completed within 15 seconds the overtaking cyclist must drop back. Static marshals will check that all competitors comply with the drafting rule.
In order to monitor drafting our bike director will tour the bike route in an estate car. The legal distance you should be behind the rider in front is approximately the length of an estate car. Additionally there will be static marshals on course monitoring drafting.
You will safely dismount your bike before the dismount line and wheel your bike into T2. Here you will rack your bike, remove your helmet and change into your running gear, ensuring your race number is visible at the front.
1.3 miles (5 laps)
Heading out of the bottom of transition runners turn left and then follow the funnel around to join the pedestrian pathway around Cockshott Point keeping lake Windermere on the right handside to the gate for .37 of a mile. Upon reaching the gate turn right on the pathway heading towards ferry road (B5285). Upon reaching the road (0.46 miles) turn left keeping on the pathway (B5285). At the top of the road turn left (A592) (O.62). Keep to the pedestrian path heading back to Glebe Rd where runners will turn left running against oncoming cars.
As runners will be running against the traffic (cones will be used to create a running funnel) it is essential that you are aware of vehicles. Also the entrance to race car park will be marshaled so ensure you follow their direction. It is essential that you keep count of your number of laps that are completed as the race organizer will not be held responsible for the number of laps that are to be completed.
There will be 2 refreshments stations on course where fluid will be available:
Refreshments station 1: At the 1.3 mile point on the run
Refreshments station 2: At the Finish. Medical supplies will be available here too.
As it is our intention to encourage all participants to complete their challenge there are no enforced cut off times for the event. However, after the following times the medical director, referee and safety officer will assess the ability of the competitor to complete the course and it may be necessary to remove the competitor in the interests of their health and safety and for the sanity of our marshals.
There will be a cut off time for completing the whole race of 4hrs maximum.
Prize giving will take place at the Finish area in front of the sports centre in the afternoon once most competitors have completed their event, which is expected to be about 11.00am. There will be trophies for male and female categories winners for the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners . If you are expecting a trophy you must be present at the presentations to receive your trophy.
Race Appeals Process
An appeal is a request for a review of a decision made by an official. Appeals cannot be made against judgment calls [made] by officials. Judgment calls include, but are not limited to: drafting, dangerous riding and unsporting conduct.
Appeals must be made in writing to the race official. The time for a competitor or official team representative to file an appeal is no later than 15 minutes after his or her finishing time or the posting of the infraction, whichever is the later; however, the intention to write an appeal has to be announced within five minutes of his or her finishing time or posting of infraction. After this deadline only announced protest will be admitted. A fee of £15 will be charged, which is refundable if the appeal is upheld.
Withdrawal from the Race
If you withdraw from the event at any stage before the finish, please inform an event marshal. This is for your own safety, and to save us from searching for you out on the course. If you cannot complete a stage, but wish to continue with the other disciplines in the event, you may do so, but you will be disqualified from overall results. You must inform an event marshal of this as soon as you are able to do so, and don’t forget to return your chip at the finish enclosure
Start and Finish area at the school to cheer on their competitors as they run past the finish at each run lap and at the end of their race.
Spectators are welcome to line the roadside to cheer passing cyclists but should not offer any form of assistance to the riders such as offering drinks bottles or assisting with mechanical problems.
Competitors who are publically nude at any point of the race risk disqualification. For more details see the BTF Rules & Regulations. Please familiarise yourself with these. They are available to view on the BTF website: www.britishtriathion.org
Toilet facilities are available at HQ entrance opposite Glebe Rd.
First aid will be available on site. If anyone is in need of medical attention they should inform the nearest event marshal who will contact the Medical Director (True Care Medical services)
Abuse to Officials
Any competitor who is abusive to a race official risks being disqualified.
Pre Race training
We regret that free access to the lake or grounds is not available to competitors prior to race day
The organiser cannot be held responsible for competitors' or spectators’ property lost, stolen or damaged before, during or after this event.
And Finally ….
We hope that you enjoy the event and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Olympic Distance £58
Olympic Distance £83
Last Entries: Last online entry date Thursday 27th June at 9am. Entries will be taken on the day at a additional cost of £5.00, if not otherwise sold out.
Minimum age: 17 years on 31st December 2018.
Race Licenses: Race licenses are required otherwise a £5 day license will be charged.