The Army Inter-Unit and Individual Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships 2018 are to be held Wednesday 23 May 2018 commencing at 1200 hours at Eton Dorney Lake. The race will be held on private roads with minimal traffic and is a non-drafting event.
This Sprint Triathlon will be conducted at Eton Dorney Lake and is open to Regular / Reserve service personnel, from all three Services, plus 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.
Swim. The swim will take place in the warmup lake and will be wetsuits compulsory with water safety cover. The 750m swim course will be set out in advance (GPS measured) using buoys as the turn points.
Cycle. This 20km four lap cycle route will be conducted on flat fast private roads with minimal traffic. However, all athletes are to obey normal road laws at all times. Competitors should make note of the route which will be displayed in transition. Static and mobile draft busters will enforce BTF drafting rules. Approved cycle helmets are mandatory.
Run. The 5km run is out and back route that is a flat and fast.
Army Inter-Unit Team (Major / Minor) 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 Team. Five athletes with the first four to count.
Minor Unit Team. Three athletes to count.
Prize Giving. The prize giving ceremony will start once the results have been finalised by DB Max but no later than 1400 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. First, second and third.
Female Open. First, second and third.
Male Masters (over 40).
Female Masters (over 35).
Male Senior Masters (over 45).
Female Senior Masters (over 40). Winner.
Major Unit. Winner.
Minor Unit. Winner.
Online. The entry fee is £21 per entrant this includes a £1 online admin fee.
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.
As long as individuals are identified correctly, it will be simple to locate members of unit teams. DO NOT abbreviate unit names and Team names must be identical for the software filters to work.
On the day entry. Cheques are to be made to Army Triathlon Association the fee will be £25.00 per entrant. On the day entry closes at 1130 hours.
Paratriathletes 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 Paratriathletes 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 0930 – 1130 hours in order to receive timing chips. On the day entries will need to visit the ATA Gazebo first in order to pay.
|1||Venue Opens||0900 hours|
|2||On the day entries||0930 – 1130 hours||ATA gazebo|
|3||Registration||0930 – 1130 hours||DB Max gazebo|
|4||Race course open for recces||0930 hours|
|5||Transition open||0930 hours||Must register prior to entering transition|
|6||Mandatory race brief||1145 hours||Conducted in transition|
|7||Race starts||1200 hours|
|8||Prize giving||1400 hours|
Rules. The race will be run in accordance with British Triathlon Foundation (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 on the day.
Messing. There will a retail van attending the event serving a range of hot snacks and refreshments for people to purchase.
Travel. All travel costs for this event are to be met by competing units using their own Budget and UIN. The postcode for Eton Dorney Lake is SL4 6QP 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.
Duty Status. Commanding Officers are to authorise ‘on duty’ status prior to names being released on Orders. Officers and soldiers participating in this event must have their names detailed on Part One Orders prior to competing.
Summary. The Army Triathlon Inter-Unit and Individual Sprint Distance Triathlon will take place at the Eton Dorney Lake and 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 open water swim 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.