Knockburn Junior Triathlon 2017 hosted by Fleet Feet Triathletes

24 Jun 17

Knockburn Junior Triathlon - Saturday 24th June 2017 

hosted by Fleet Feet Triathletes

Fleet Feet Triathletes are proud to be hosting their third junior open water triathlon. The event will take place at Knockburn Loch knockburn.co.uk, near Banchory, a purpose built site for mutli sports events, with the latest developments lends itself for junior triathlons with a new purpose built cycle track and specially designed loch extension for young people and beginners to swim in open water.  

The swim takes place in the sheltered purpose built loch, with an average depth of 1.25m in the area where the swim will take place. The bike course will be combination of hard surface tracks and a tarred road (traffic free) and the run incorporates the scenic tracks around the loch. 

This event is ideal for beginners and for the more experienced racers. Please note it is recommended that you have some experience in open water swimming before the event. If this will be your first triathlon you will find some useful information here, along with some FAQ's here.

A link to the British Triathlon Rule Book can be found here. Please note that we did have a few children who chose not to swim on the day in 2015 due to fears about swimming in open water, this is not a problem, they will be allowed to join the race after the last competitor in their age has exited the water though they should be wearing a wetsuit in order that the transition is fair for all competitors.

Please note: Wetsuits are compulsory. It is a non drafting race and the gear restriction ruling will not be in place in 2017.    

 AgeSwimBikeRun 
Tristar Start850m1k460m
TriStar 1 9-10130m3k1200m
TriStar 211-12200m5k1450m
TriStar 3 13-14300m7k2450m
Youth 15-16400m10k2700m 

 

Prices:

The cost of entry £22 (£1 discount for Triathlon Scotland members)

Race Timetable (provisional at this time)

12.30              Registration

13.00-13.45     Transition Open

13.45-14.00     Compulsory Race Briefing next to Transition area

Please note as entry sizes are expected to be small, we anticipate the need to combine boys & girls into a single race for each category.

Racing will commence at approx. 14.00, subsequent races will commence when the cycle phase of the previous race is complete. The exception is the Tristar 1 event which will commence only after the Tristar Start Race is complete.

Course maps and further information can be found at  http://www.fleet-feet.com (will be posted nearer the time) and more informal information our FaceBook page. 

Note that Triathlon age groups are based on age at end of the year. e.g. If you're 11th birthday is coming up this September then you'll race in the 11-12 age group, even though you'll only be 10 on the day of the race. This ensures that you race against the same people all year through. 

Race License. A race license provides you with insurance cover during racing and training with triathlon clubs. They are either available for a year from the governing body triathlon scotland, or race by race. Those people without a yearly race license, pay a higher entry fee which effectively provides them with a race day only license. You may join Triathlon Scotland on the day of the race, if you are not already a member. See information about joining Triathlon Scotland here.

Volunteers. To make this event happen we are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event. If you would like to support us and cheer the kids along either as a marshal, during registration or at the finish line, get in touch at .

Knockburn Sports Loch.

The cafe will be open on site to provide light lunches, snacks, delicious cakes and speciality teas and coffees.

Please note that dogs are not allowed to be walked on site under any circumstances, if you must bring your four legged friend with you then they must remain in the car at all times (no toilet breaks on site). There is a small car park to the left of the entrance where you can park up, and walk your dog if they have to accompany you. The exception being Guide Dogs / Special assistance dogs.

Accommodation.

The following websites provide information on accommodation options near Knockburn Loch

http://www.banchory.org/the-location/accommodation/ 

http://www.visitaberdeen.com/accommodation/

 

Refund Policy 

In the unfortunate event you need to withdraw from the race please could you let the organisers know at the earliest opportunity. At the organiser's discretion, 75% refunds (minus credit card processing fees) will be issued to any competitor who withdraws from the event more than 28 days before the event. Withdrawals after that date will receive a similar refund if, and only if the competitor's place can be filled from a waiting list. No Refunds will be issued after the event closing date.

Entry Exchanges

We do not offer a facility to exchange entry places prior to the event under any circumstances.  This also applies to people arriving at the event wishing to take another person's place.  Identities are carefully checked at Event Registration and any "substitutes" will be rejected.

 

Organiser
Eilidh Clarkson
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Fleet Feet Knockburn Junior Triathlon - TriStar Start 201724/06/2017??/20Open20/06/2017
Fleet Feet Knockburn Junior Triathlon - Tristar 1 201724/06/2017??/20Open20/06/2017
Fleet Feet Knockburn Junior Triathlon - Tristar 2 201724/06/2017??/20Open20/06/2017
Fleet Feet Knockburn Junior Triathlon - Tristar 3 201724/06/2017??/20Open20/06/2017
Fleet Feet Knockburn Junior Triathlon - Youth 201724/06/2017??/20Open20/06/2017
Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
20/06/2017£21.00£22.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
20/06/2017£21.00£22.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
20/06/2017£21.00£22.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
20/06/2017£21.00£22.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
20/06/2017£21.00£22.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Knockburn Loch Strachan Banchory Aberdeenshire AB31 6LL