07 Jun 2020
Saturday 6 June
Tomorrow we should have been enjoying the 8th Beccles Triathlon.
Following our announcement on 24 March that the Triathlon could no longer take place on 7 June we have now sadly made the decision that there will be NO Beccles Triathlon in 2020.
The Beccles Triathlon has over the last 7 years become one of the region’s most popular events and we know this will be a disappointment to you. Having spent months arranging everything, it is a disappointment for us too.
We considered postponement to later in the season, but after lengthy review, and given the current lack of clear guidance on what will or will not be practically possible, and following the cancellation of so many other late season events, we have decided that our only option is to cancel in order that we can avoid any further uncertainty for you, and unnecessary expense for us, and come back better than ever in 2021.
Not only is this a huge disappointment for us all, but the Triathlon is a major fundraiser for Beccles Lido and cancellation leaves a potentially big hole in the Lido’s finances. The Lido has invested over £500,000 in upgrades to the main pool (including lane lines! so no more snaking!), with further upgrades planned for which fundraising is ongoing.
The Terms & Conditions for Beccles Triathlon provide for a refund of up to 60% of entry fee (excluding the Entry Central transaction charge) but we do appreciate that this is a difficult time financially for all of us, and not just for the Lido. We have therefore decided on the following:
1) A refund of 50% of your entry fee (excluding the Entry Central transaction charge). This will leave us with 10% to cover our administration and other expenses and a 40% solidarity donation to Beccles Lido. Anyone selecting option 1) will earn our very grateful thanks and preferential entry to the next Beccles Triathlon (pre-official registration opening); or
2) A refund of 90% of your entry fee (excluding the Entry Central transaction charge). This will leave us with 10% to cover our administration and other expenses; or
3) No refund of your entry fee which will mean that Beccles Lido will get the biggest possible financial benefit now. If you select option 3) you will earn our HUGELY grateful thanks and will also enjoy preferential entry to the next Beccles Triathlon (pre-official registration opening) AND a 50% discount on the entry fee.
We hope that you will agree that the above is fair and we also hope that you will want to support Beccles Lido – the Lido has assured us that any income earned from this year’s cancelled Triathlon will be spent on new equipment that will be used for the Triathlon, with new anti-wave lane ropes top of the list!
Please do not reply to us yet and bear with us while we implement our refund system and we will contact you as soon as we have done so.
Very many thanks for your understanding and continued support and we can’t wait to see you in 2021 when we hope that racing will be back to normal?
Beccles Triathlon 2020
Welcome to the registration for the (award winning) Beccles Triathlon’s 8th anniversary.
The event itself takes place on Sunday 7th June 2020. We're hoping it's going to be a brilliant day for those who are new to triathlons and seasoned athletes, as well as a real spectacle for townsfolk and visitors to our lovely little corner of the Waveney Valley.
There will be a prize giving at the end with our beautifully crafted Beccles Triathlon trophies going to the first male, first female and first relay team, as well as prizes for places and age group winners.
There are 200 places, and last year we sold out. As soon as the entry list is full, a waiting list automatically opens - so complete your registration as instructed on screen and your name will be added to the waiting list. Last year we took over 30 people from the waiting list, so keep an eye on your inbox if youre on the list!
With the magnificent, award-winning Lido at its heart, this unique triathlon weaves competitors around the pretty Waveney Valley countryside, through quiet Suffolk villages and along the Waveney River towpath, finishing in the friendly market town of Beccles itself, back at the Lido.
A sprint distance triathlon, competitors will swim 480m (16 lengths) in the heated outdoor pool at Beccles Lido in Puddingmoor before embarking on a 20.3km cycle route through the villages of Gillingham and Geldeston, up to the world famous Chicken Roundabout at Ditchingham, past Wainford Maltings and back along the scenic and undulating edge of the Valley to Beccles. The event concludes with a 6.7km run via Beccles Quay and along the Waveney River towpath.
The bike route has been specially designed to incorporate only left turns – making it safer and cyclist friendly. Marshals will be out in force to give guidance, encouragement and to help keep everyone safe.
All routes are available to download from the Beccles Triathlon website www.becclestri.com.
Age groups and prizes
We are very pleased to have again been selected for the 2020 Eastern Region BTF race series.
In addition to trophies for overall Male and Female winners, and prizes for overall Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd, prizes will be awarded to female winners and male winners in the following age groups:
• Under 20 (i.e. 17, 18 and 19)
• Open (under 40)
• Veteran (under 55)
• Super Veteran (55 plus)
There will also be a trophy and prizes for the winning relay team, irrespective of gender (relay teams can be mixed and may comprise either 3 team members or 2 team members – with one of the team undertaking any 2 of the 3 disciplines).
Plus, we will be publishing times for British Triathlon Federation (BTF) 5 year age groups.
Individal entries are £50, with a £5 reduction for BTF members.
Relay teams are £84, with a £5 reduction for each BTF member in the team.
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|06 Jun 2020||£45.00||£50.00|
*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS
Dates and Status
Date: 07 Jun 2020
Closing Date: 06 Jun 2020
Places Available/Total: ??/198