Army Team Relay Triathlon Champs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016. 13:00


The Army Team Relay Triathlon Championships 2016 are to be held Wednesday 14 September 2016 commencing at 1300 hours at Eton Dorney Lake.  DB Max Multisport Events will co-ordinate the event, online entries and race details through their website (DB Max).  The race will be held on private roads with minimal traffic and is a non-drafting event.  It is requested that this Administration Order is disseminated as widely as possible.

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.

Event. A one-lap lake swim of 300 m (wetsuits compulsory) is followed by a flat, two 5km laps on closed roads before departing for an out and back, traffic free run of 3km.  Teams of 3 will consecutively complete each stage of Swim, Bike, Run course.

Swim. The swim will be conducted in Eton Dorney Lake with the appropriate water safety cover.  The 300m swim course will be set out in advance (GPS measured) using buoys as the turn points.  Each athlete will have to complete the swim course in turn before transitioning to the bike.

Bike. The two lap bike course is on closed roads.  Each athlete will have to complete the bike course in turn before transitioning to the run.  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 single out and back 3km run is flat and on tarmac.  Each athlete will have to complete the run course in turn before crossing the finish line together as a team.

Army Championship Prize Giving. The prize giving ceremony will start once the results have been finalised by DB Max but no later than 1500 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:

  1. Male Team. Winners.
  2. Female Team. Winners.
  3. Male Veterans Team (over 40). Winner.
  4. Female Veterans Team (over 35). Winners.
  5. Mixed Team (2 male and 2 female of any age). Winners.
  6. Corporate Team. Winners

Entry Process

  1. Online. The entry fee is £30 per team this includes a £1 online admin fee per person (£3 total). There is a dedicated Army link HERE.
  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. 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.
  4. On the day entry. Cheques are to be made to Army Triathlon Association the fee will be £40.00 per team.  On the day entry closes at 11:30 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.

Corporate Team Competition.

Our Sponsors and supporters are encouraged to enter as many teams as possible.  Race Entry will be ‘on the day’ for these teams.


All competitors will need to register in the DB Max gazebo 0900 – 1200 hours in order to receive timing chips.  On the day entries will need to visit the ATA Gazebo first in order to pay.


1Venue Opens0830 hours
2On the day entries0930 – 1130 hoursATA gazebo
3Registration0930 – 1200 hoursDB Max gazebo
4Race course open for recces0930 hours
5Transition open1000 hoursMust register prior to entering transition
6Mandatory race brief1230 hoursConducted in transition
7Race starts1300 hours
8Prize giving1500 hours


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.


The Army Team Relay Triathlon Championships 2016 at the Eton Dorney Lake 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.