Strathearn Junior and Youth Aquathlon

24 Jun 2018

Welcome:
We are delighted to launch the 3rd Strathearn Junior and Youth Aquathlon which will take place on Sunday 24th June 2018.

About the event:
Aquathlon events consist of a pool-based swim followed by a run.  Our event is registered and permitted through Triathlon Scotland and is open to all - so whether you are a complete newcomer to the sport, or a club member who has participated in some events, we’d love to see you in Crieff.  All you need to take part is a swimming costume/trunks or triathlon suit, swimming goggles (recommended), trainers, shorts and T-shirt (if you want to change in transition).
Please note that, as the event is permitted by Triathlon Scotland, names and email addresses of non-members will be shared with Triathlon Scotland.

Entry Fees:
Entry fees cover all facilities and changing, medals and goody bags for all competitors, timing (from Keep It Simple Timing), safety cover and first aid.  All categories are £15.00 per entry.
If you are a member of Triathlon Scotland there is a £3 discount making entry only £12.00.
Closing date for entries is 11.00pm on Monday 18th June 2018.
If you wish to pay by cheque please make your cheque out to Strathearn Community Campus and send it to Live Active Leisure, Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN.

Age Groups and Timings:
Please note that age categories are based on your age on 31 December each year. For example, if you are age 8 on race day, but will be age 9 by 31 December, you will be in the age 9-10 category.
Please find below a schedule showing registration, briefing and estimated event times.  There may be changes to times based on final entry numbers – a final event schedule will be e-mailed out to all competitors after the closing date.  All entrants must attend the race briefing and we welcome parents/carers at our race briefing too.

Heat

Age

Category

Gender

Swim

Run

Registration

Briefing

Estimated Start Time

1

8

Tristars Start

Boys

40m

600m

10.00am-11.30am

11.40am

12noon

2

8

Tristars Start

Girls

40m

600m

10.00am-11.30am

11.40am

12.10pm

3

9-10

Tristars 1

Boys

120m

1500m

10.00am-11.30am

11.40am

12.20pm

4

9-10

Tristars 1

Girls

120m

1500m

10.00am-11.30am

11.40am

12.40pm

5

11-12

Tristars 2

Boys

200m

2000m

12noon-1.00pm

11.40am

1.10pm

6

11-12

Tristars 2

Girls

200m

2000m

12noon-1.00pm

11.40am

1.30pm

7

13-14

Tristars 3

Boys

320m

3000m

12noon-1.00pm

11.40am

1.50pm

8

13-14

Tristars 3

Girls

320m

3000m

12noon-1.00pm

11.40am

2.15pm

9

15-16

Youth

Boys

320m

3000m

12noon-1.00pm

11.40am

2.40pm

10

15-16

Youth

Girls

320m

3000m

12noon-1.00pm

11.40am

3.05pm

Facilities:
The event centre is based at Strathearn Community Campus which provides the additional support facilities required.  There are plenty of shower and changing facilities with storage lockers. These will be clearly signed for Aquathlon and include communal pool changing and male & female dry side changing rooms. You will need a 50p coin for the lockers which is returnable.

Registration will take place in the 3 Court Sports Hall.  Race Briefings and Prizegiving will be in the Assembly Hall.

Strathearn Community Campus has a café which sells a variety of hot and cold snacks such as panini’s, toasties, sandwiches and home baking.

There is car parking at the campus with entry from Pittenzie Road.  There is additional parking at Crieff Primary School, Monteath Street or in other public car park areas in the town.

Medical Cover:
There will be a robust medical plan in operation with plenty of medical provision throughout the event from qualified and experienced First Aiders.

Swim:
Swim distances are noted above.  There will be 4 lanes with a maximum of 4 athletes per lane in each heat. There will be a maximum of 10 heats depending on entry numbers.

Athletes will be set off at 5 second intervals according to allocated swim hat colour.  You must not overtake slower swimmers within your lane.  If you are faster than the swimmer in front of you, touch their feet and the slower swimmer must allow you to overtake at the turn.  A lap counter will indicate 2 lengths to go by “tapping” your head (or feet if you use tumble turns), with a swim float. Do not argue with the lap counter, you have swum your distance when they tell you.

Transition:
Each competitor will be given a race number and will put their running kit by the cone which has the same number.  When competitors leave the pool area they exit from the pool hall and head to the transition area in a cordoned off section of the car park.  Here they will find their cone and kit and change in to trainers and any other additional running kit they have.

Run:
Run routes are around the campus playing fields and routes are available to view on our website (www.liveactive.co.uk).  On race day they will be well marshalled and sign-posted.

Age Category awards:
The presentation will take place in the assembly hall at Strathearn Community Campus and an estimated time for this will be published once we confirm the number of heats. 

All finishers will receive a medal and there will be trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the following categories:

Boys Tristars Start
Girls Tristars Start
Boys Tristars 1
Girls Tristars 1
Boys Tristars 2
Girls Tristars 2
Boys Tristars 3
Girls Tristars 3
Boys Youth
Girls Youth

Extra info on Crieff and surrounding area:
https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/crieff-p244511

Organiser
Eileen Laycock

01764 657744

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Strathearn Aquathlon - Youth24 Jun 2018??/200Open18 Jun 2018
Strathearn Aquathlon - Tristar 324 Jun 2018??/200Open18 Jun 2018
Strathearn Aquathlon - Tristar 224 Jun 2018??/200Open18 Jun 2018
Strathearn Aquathlon - Tristar 124 Jun 2018??/200Open18 Jun 2018
Strathearn Aquathlon - Tristart24 Jun 2018??/200Open18 Jun 2018

These events share a common pool of 200 places

Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
18 Jun 2018£12.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18 Jun 2018£12.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18 Jun 2018£12.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18 Jun 2018£12.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18 Jun 2018£12.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

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

Event Address
Strathearn Community Campus Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN