The Army Standard Distance Triathlon Championships 2016 are to be held Wednesday 6 July 2016 commencing at 1130 hours at Cotswold Water Park, Lake 32 . In addition to an Inter Corps category the RAPTC will also use this race at their Corps championships.
This standard distance Triathlon will be conducted at Cotswold Water Park, Lake 32 and is open to Regular / Reserve service personnel, from all three Services and entitled MoD civil service personnel. This event is open to all standards of athlete and units are encouraged to allow individuals and teams to take part in this multi-sport event.
The compulsory wetsuits swim will take place at Lake 32 with the appropriate water safety cover. The 1500m swim course will be set out in advance (GPS measured) using buoys as the turn points.
This new 41km route on public roads and all athletes are to obey normal laws of the road at all times. Competitors should make note of the route which will be displayed in transition. Static and mobile draft busters will enforce British Triathlon Foundation (BTF) drafting rules. Approved cycle helmets are mandatory.
Run. The 10km run is around the lake.
Army Major / Minor Unit Team Competition.
Units are encouraged to enter as many teams as possible. The team competition will be organised and based on the following categories:
a. Major Unit Teams. Five athletes with the first four to count.
b. Minor Unit Teams. Three athletes to count.
The prize giving ceremony will start once the results have been finalised by DB Max and the ATA Events Manager but no later than 1500 hours. All competitors are strongly encouraged to remain until the prize giving is completed. This prize giving will commence with the Army awards followed by the RAPTC awards. Prizes will be awarded as follows so long as there are more than three athletes in each category:
a. Male Open. First, Second and Third. .
b. Female Open. First, Second and Third. .
c. Male Veterans (over 40). Winner.
d. Female Veterans (over 35). Winner.
e. Male Veterans Master (over 45). Winner.
f. Female Veterans Master (over 40). Winner.
g. Major Unit. Champions.
h. Minor Unit. Champions.
i. Inter-Corps. Champions.
j. RAPTC Male Open. Winner.
k. RAPTC Female Open. Winner.
(1) The entry fee is £21 per entrant this includes a £1 online admin fee. There is a dedicated Army link.
(2) Use of the online system is strongly encouraged, however last minute changes are inevitable and therefore entries on the day will be accepted. The entry fee covers the cost of the event, individual and team prizes. Online registration has been designed to be simple and secure – each entry has to be done individually so that timing chip numbers can be allocated.
(3) The online process has been streamlined but due to the huge amount of changes in unit names etc some may not be listed. If your unit or cap badge is not listed in the drop down list you are to email firstname.lastname@example.org or add a comment to the Army Triathlon Association (Members) Facebook page. Once the unit has been created you will be emailed / replied to on Facebook.
b. On the day entry. Cheques are to be made to Army Triathlon Association the fee will be £25 per entrant. On the day entry close at 1030 hours.
Para-triathletes and Tri-Service athletes. The event will be open to all members of the Tri-Service community and the course will be adapted as necessary to ensure that all para-triathletes can race. Entry to this race by members of the other services is encouraged but it should be noted that members of the Royal Navy and RAF will not be eligible for prizes.
Registration. All competitors will need to register in the DB Max gazebo 0900 – 1030 hours in order to receive timing chips. On the day entries will need to visit the ATA Gazebo first in order to pay.
Ser Event Timing Remarks
- Venue Opens 08;00 hours
- On the day entries 0900 – 10;30 hours ATA gazebo
- Registration 0900 – 10;30 hours DB Max gazebo
- Race course open for recces 09;30 hours
- Transition open 09;30 hours You must register prior to entering transition
- Mandatory race brief 11;00 hours Conducted in transition
- Race starts 11;30 hours
- Prize giving 15;30 hours
The race will be run in accordance with BTF rules . Bikes are to be in a road worthy condition and approved (ANSI / SNELL) cycle helmets must be worn for the entire cycle section. Draft busters will be in operation on the course and competitors will be penalised / disqualified in accordance with BTF guidelines.
The electronic timing system will be used to ensure accurate and timely results. All race details and results will appear on the DB Max events website and the ATA MOSS page, hard copies will NOT be available on race day, however, there will be individual timing print outs available.
All travel costs for this event are to be met by competing units using their own Budget and UIN. The postcode for Cotswold Water Park, Lake 32 is GL7 6DF and directions can be found HERE . Follow the signs to the transition and registration and note there will be limited supplies of water, shelter and changing facilities.
Army Triathlon Association Membership.
Participants DO have to be members of the ATA to race as this race is traditionally billed as the Army Club Championship. Membership only costs £10 per year and all the details including benefits can be obtained from the ATA MOSS page or by speaking to membership secretary on the day. If you have entered on line but are not a member you will need to ensure your join at the ATA gazebo first before proceeding to the DB Max tent to collect your timing chip. A full list of up to date members will be displayed at the ATA gazebo.
The Army Standard Distance Triathlon Championships 2016 is open to Regular / Reserve service personnel, from all three Services and entitled MOD civil service personnel (who must take leave and show proof of third party liability insurance). However, only Army personnel will be eligible for prizes. Please be reminded that this event requires you to be a member of the Association to race. Further details can be gained from DB Max or through the ATA MOSS page. Please encourage online entry and any queries should be directed to the undersigned in the first instance.
LM Rickard, Major
ATA Events Manager, For Chairman