Lytham St.Annes Biathle
30 Sep 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.....
This event is the fourth of the North West Biathle Hub 2018 series and is Race 7 of the GB Biathle Race series.
EVERYONE WHO COMPETES IN THIS GB SERIES EVENT MUST BE A FULL MEMBER OF PENTATHLON GB (not Day Membership)
To join Pentathlon GB visit https://www.pentathlongb.org/get-involved/memberships/take-out-membership
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. The Youth F age group is available for this event. All competitors must be able to complete a 50 metre open water swim. Age is on the 31st December 2018
|40yrs+; 50yrs+||Masters A; B||1200||100||1200|
150 entries are available and close when full. Last entries 16th September 2018. Race info emailed out approx 7 days prior to the event.
All competitors must be current full members of Pentathlon GB (not Day Membership)
Information about membership and how to join Pentathlon GB is available at http://www.pentathlongb.org
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 10:15
We recommend that you arrive in good time, register and attend the mandatory pre-race safety briefing/course walk due to begin at 11:00
The course walk is very useful for the younger ones to familiarise themselves with their race route.
Start Times.. The first race will start at 11:30
Run sections will be around the Promenade area
The swim will be in the YMCA pool
The Day’s Format
The provisional format for the first race on Sunday 30th September 2018 is as follows.
10:15 - Athletes Race Registration opens (Boathouse Cafe)
11:00 – Course Briefing & Rules commences
11:30 – First Race commences
13:30 – Presentation of the first 3 finishers in each age category.
The competition is open to anyone who wishes to attend but you must be a full member of Pentathlon GB
Marshalls 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 11:00 which must be attended by all competitors.
All info regarding the event will be communicated through email 7 days prior to the event
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.