GRC Fauldhouse Triathlon

23 Jun 2019

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the annual GRC Fauldhouse Triathlon!

The event is open to both individuals and a limited number of Relay Teams.

The Triathlon will begin and end at the Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, Fauldhouse, West Lothian, and cover the following distances: 750m swim, 14.5km bike and 5.5km run.  For 2019, we will again be using chip timing.

 

Individual Entry Prices

Individual entry price is £38.00* with a £6 discount for members of one of the British Triathlon bodies. 

Early Bird: if you sign up before 14 April 2018 then you only pay £33.00*

* plus Entry Central service charge

 

Relay Entry Price

The relay entry price is £45.00*. 

* plus Entry Central service charge

 

NEW IN 2019!  Are you new to Triathlon? Come to our taster event

We are planning to host a taster event on Saturday 25 May 2019.  Let us know in the entry form if you are intertested in coming along to learn more about triathlon, training, transition and trying each of the disciplines and transition out!  Cost is likely to be £10.  Event date and costs to be confirmed.

 

Race/Route Description

Swim (750m):

The swim will be held in the 25m pool in the Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (ample locker space available). Swim heats shall be allocated based upon predicted swim times provided upon entry. Although we appreciate that it can be difficult to provide an exact time, we ask you to be as accurate (and realistic!) as you can in order to assist with the smooth running of the event. If you realise that you have submitted an erroneous time after entering then please just contact us.

Bike (14.5km):

The bike course takes place on open roads around Fauldhouse. Whilst we are keen to encourage all level of abilities we would like to stress that the area is hilly and the route slightly undulating so some training / level of fitness will be required to complete the event.

Drafting: Please note that the BTF drafting rules were updated in 2016.  No drafting is allowed during this race. You must allow at least a 10 metre zone (increased from 7m) between you and the bike in-front. You have 20 seconds to pass a rider in front of you – if you fail to pass you MUST drop back the 10 metres. The time penalty for drafting is 2 minutes which will ruin your race so don’t do it!!

Relay Tagging & Helmets:  A special rule for relay teams.  Competitors doing the bike leg must wait for the swimmer in the relay tag zone without their helmet.  The helmet must remain on or with the bike in transition before and after the bike leg.

Run (5.5km):

The main part of the run consists of 2 laps over quiet (but open) public paths around the forest (ash terrain).

Please note that whilst the route will be well marked with signs at each turn, and various marshals throughout, the responsibility ultimately lies with the athlete to know the course.

 

Approximate Race Timetable 

7.30am-9.00am - Registration

9.10am - Race Briefing 

9.30am - Race Start

12.00pm - Prize Giving

Note that exact times will be communicated closer to the event itself.

For more details, travel information, course routes etc. please refer to the club’s website: www.grctri.wordpress.com 

 

Additional Information 

Spectators: Spectators are very welcome, however, please remind them that they are not allowed in the transition area at any time.

Rules: This race is held under the rules of Triathlon Scotland and the British Triathlon Federation - see http://www.britishtriathlon.org/about 

Refunds:  

Withdraw before 1st May = 75% REFUND 
Withdraw between 1st and 31st May = 50% REFUND 
Withdraw after the 31st May = NO REFUND

Want to take part in the GRC Fauldhouse Triathlon but don't feel quite up to it yet? Or maybe you just want to share the experience and compete in a team alongside friends and family? Well, as luck would have it you can as we have space for 15 Relay Teams! Teams can be mixed sex and age (as long as members will be aged at least 17 by the 31st December 2019). 

The relay teams will cover the same course as the individuals.  Teams will have up to 3 members to split the disciplines between. Thus, all the teams will be competing against one another in one category ('relay') and not against any individuals.

Nothing much more to add here... all information as above but please don't hesitate to get in conctact with us if you have any questions!

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
16 Jun 2019£40.00£45.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
16 Apr 2019£27.00£33.00
17 Jun 2019£32.00£38.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 23 Jun 2019

Status: Closed

EventAvailable/TotalClosing Date
GRC Fauldhouse Triathlon (Team Relay)??/516 Jun 2019
GRC Fauldhouse Triathlon (Individual)??/9517 Jun 2019
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Organiser

Robert Ovens

07708006945

   
Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, Lanrigg Road, Fauldhouse, West Lothian, EH47 9JD