Army Off Road Duathlon Champs

Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 12:00

The Army Inter-Unit and Individual Off-Road Duathlon Championships 2018 will be held on Wednesday 21 March 2018 commencing at 1200 hours at Ilmor Driver Training Area, next to CSS TDU (GU11 2HL).

Event.
This Inter-Unit and Individual Off-Road Duathlon will be conducted on the Aldershot Training Area 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 strongly encouraged to allow individuals and teams to take part in this multi-sport event.

Run 1. A 5km, two lap, trail run.

Cycle. A 10-12km, two lap, off-road route.  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.  Athletes can use cyclocross bikes can be used but they will not be eligible for prizes. Approved cycle helmets are mandatory.

Run 2. A 2.5km, single lap, trail run.

Inter-Unit Major and 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:

Major Unit Teams.  Five athletes with the first four to count.

Minor Unit Teams.  Three athletes to count.

Individual Championship Prize Giving.
The prize giving ceremony will start once the results have been finalised by DB Max and the ATA Events Manager but no later than 1430 hours.  All competitors are strongly encouraged to remain until the prize giving is completed. Prizes will be awarded as follows so long as there are more than three athletes in each category:

Male Open.  Winner.
Female Open. Winner.
Male Masters (over 40). Winner.
Female Masters (over 35). Winner.
Male Senior Masters (over 45). Winner.
Female Senior Masters (over 40). Winner.
Major Unit. Champions.
Minor Unit. Champions.

Entry Process.

Online.

The entry fee is £20 per entrant this includes a £1 online admin fee. There is a dedicated Army link.

Enter Here

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.

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 rickard432@mod.uk 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.

On the day entry. Cheques are to be made to Army Triathlon Association the fee will be £25 per entrant.  On the day entries will close at 1100 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 – 1100 hours in order to receive timing chips.  On the day entries will need to visit the ATA Gazebo first in order to pay.

Timings.

SerEventTimingRemarks
1Venue Opens0830 hours 
2On the day entries1000 – 1130 hoursATA gazebo
3Registration1000 – 1130 hoursDB Max gazebo
4Race course open for recces1000 hours 
5Transition open1000 hoursYou must register prior to entering transition
6Mandatory race brief1145 hoursConducted at Race Start
7Race starts1200 hours 
8Prize giving1500 hours 

 

Rules.  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.

Results. 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.

Travel. All travel costs for this event are to be met by competing units using their own Budget and UIN.  The postcode for Eelmoor Driver Training Area, CSS TDU is GU11 2HL.  Follow the signs to the transition and registration and note there will be limited supplies of water, shelter and changing facilities.

Insurance.  All athletes are advised to have their own third party liability insurance, accident and legal costs insurance cover.

Army Triathlon Association Membership. Participants do not have to be members of the ATA to race but membership is strongly encouraged.  Membership only cost £10 per year, all details including benefits can be obtained from the ATA MOSS page and by speaking to membership secretary on the day.

Summary. The Army Inter-Unit and Individual Off-Road Duathlon Championships 2018 at Eelmoor Driver Training Area, CSS TDU 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.  This event is a particularly good event for novices or athletes wanting to experience their first off-road duathlon or multi-sport 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