Carnforth South Lakeland Biathle

15 Jul 18


Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run competition 

The rules of Biathle are laid down by the UIPM which is the International Federation for Modern Pentathlon. For a summary and overview see the 'Introduction to Biathle' below.....  

The competition is one of four races hosted in the North West for the 2018 Season. Race Series 2 is Sunday 15th July at South Lakeland Leisure, Carnforth (lake swim), the 3rd Race will be hosted by Yorkshire Biathle Club as this will be the Biathle of the Roses (Lancashire Vs Yorkshire) in York Sports Village (2nd Sept) and the final series race will be Sunday 30th September at St Annes YMCA Pool for a pool swim and this will be part of the GB Series events.


Age Categories

The age categories are the same as those in all other aspects of Modern Pentathlon, with the exception that the Masters have four distinct sub groups. The distances appropriate to each age group are shown below. Age is on the 31st December 2018. 

Age GroupCategoryRun(m)Swim(m)Run(m)
7/8yrs 200 50 200 
40+, 50+ yrsMasters A, B1200100


60+ yrsMasters C800100


70 yrsMasters D400100400



100 entries are available and close when full. Last entries 9th July 2018. Race info emailed out 5 days prior to the event.



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Athletes must be a minimum of 7 years of age on 31st December 2018.

Under 18's will need parental consent, at registration prior to the race, parents will be expected to sign the consent form.


Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category


Registration will be open at 08:30

We recommend that you arrive in good time, register and attend the mandatory pre-race safety briefing / course walk due to begin at 09:00

The course walk is very useful for the younger ones to familiarise themselves with their race route.

Start Times First race will start at 9:45 

Run Sections will be around the village complex 

Open Water Swim will be in the lake 



Marshals will be on hand to guide you through the event. First aid will be present near transition. Safety cover will be in situ for the swim section of the race.

There will be a mandatory pre-race safety briefing at 09:00 which must be attended by all competitors.

All info regarding the event will be communicated through email 5 days prior to the event 


No Refunds 


Introduction to Biathle


Order of Events

  • The Biathle competition begins with a pack start, in which all competitors gather at the starting line. The firing of a start gun commences the race.
  • In case of a false start, a second start will be given. In case of a second false start, the respective athlete's start number will be called and the athlete will be penalised with 10 seconds on the starting line.
  • Jockeying for position during the first few meters of the race will be accepted however un-sportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification.
  • Competitors must stay inside the competition lane during the race. Competitors leaving the competition lane will be disqualified.
  • Competitors run the first leg of the running portion of the race to the swimming area.
  • The final 50 meters of the first running portion of the competition is a transition zone, in which the competitors remove their shoes (and socks, if worn) and place them in the pre-assigned boxes (designated with the respective athlete's start number), before diving into the water.
  • Athletes are required to place all of their kit in the transition boxes and not to hand them to other persons or leave them on the ground or elsewhere other than in their assigned transition box. Should any item be left on the floor, disposed of on the floor or handed to any person, the competitor will be given a time penalty.
  • Competitors are not allowed any outside assistance during the race.
  • Competitors may enter the water and swim free style (in any fashion) and swim the required length.
  • Upon completion of the swim, the competitors must locate their shoes in the pre-assigned boxes and put them back on before continuing the race. Athletes must wear their shoes during the running portions of the competition.
  • The competitors complete the final leg of the run to the finish line. The first person to cross the finish line wins.


  • For Biathle competitions, athletes should wear a swimsuit or tight-fitting one-piece or two-piece body suit that is capable of being worn for each segment of the competition. This will eliminate the loss of time in removing or changing clothing between the various legs of the competition. All athletes must wear their tops throughout the race.
  • Athletes are not permitted to wear shoes during the swimming portion of the event.
  • Athletes must wear shoes for the running sections of the event.






Dates and Status

Date: 15/07/2018

Status: Open

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??

09 Jul 2018£12.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
South Lakeland Leisure Village Borwick Carnforth LA6 1BH