Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017

30 Sep 17 - 01 Oct 17

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017, in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation, takes place on 30th September and 1st October; a little later than usual due to the availability of suitable tidal conditions!

The event is based at the Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
There is ample free parking close to the large transition area which is situated beside the sea on the Greensward at Holland Haven.

Over the weekend there are three events: 

The Clacton Children's Duathlon for children aged 8 to 14*
The Clacton Sprint & Super-Sprint Cross-Triathlon for those 15 and over* including a 750m or 400m Open Water Sea Swim
The 18th Clacton Standard Triathlon for those aged 17 and over* including a 1500m Open Water Sea Swim

* Ages as at 31st December 2017

Since their inception, 19 years ago, the Clacton Triathlon has supported the Brian & Spine Foundation raising almost £80,000 to help fund research into brain and spine conditions and injuries. Initially, this choice was due to the misfortune of two members of Clacton Swimming Club, an organisation to which the organisers are closely linked. Our motivation and choice of charity has been reinforced over recent years due to subsequent Brain and Spine related conditions which have afflicted other members, past and present, of Clacton Swimming Club. The Triathlon continues to be the annual focus for those surviving members and the families of those who are no longer with us. They all take an active part in assisting us to make the event a success.

We look forward to seeing you all over the Clacton Triathlon Weekend on the last day of September or the first day of October! 

Don't forget we have a Prize for the quickest Combined time for those competitors competing in both our Sprint and Standard Triathlons!

NB: The Children's Duathlon forms part of the Eastern Region League 2017
- Tristars Start to Tristars 3 competitors accrue points from the Children's Off-Road Duathlon
- Youth Competitors will accrue league points the Super-Sprint Cross-Triathlon

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017, in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation, takes place on 30th September and 1st October; a little later than usual due to the availability of suitable tidal conditions for the triathlon based events.

Clacton Children's Duathlon TRISTAR START ONLY - Saturday 30th September 

*** For Tristar 1 to Tristar 3 entries (9yrs to 14yrs on 31st Dec 2017) - Please choose the Clacton Children's Duathlon 2017 Event ***

Junior Race - Includes both

Tristar Start (8 Year olds) - 400m Run; 800m Bike, 200m Run 

Tristar 1 (9/10 Year olds) - 1.2km Run; 2km Bike, 400m Run 

Senior Race - Includes both

Tristar 2 (11/12 Year olds) - 1.6km Run; 4km Bike, 600m Run 

Tristar 3 (13/14 Year olds) - 2km Run; 6km Bike, 800m Run

The Clacton Children’s Duathlon forms part of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation. The event will be held on closed roads, grassland and paths around the Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 

There is ample free parking close to the large transition area which is situated on the Greensward at Holland Haven beside the sea. The race commences with a run along the upper and lower promenades of Holland-on-Sea and continues with multiple laps of a 1km bike course over grass and tarmac (first used in 2016). This is followed by a short run, close to the transition area, to finish.

All the Clacton Triathlon events are electronically timed with results screen and printable splits at the finish.

The Clacton Triathlon organisers pride themselves with their reputation of having a great team of friendly marshals and helpers and a first class organised event. This is reflected in the number of competitors returning to race year after year and the numerous letters of thanks they receive after each year’s events.

As part of the registration process you can help us raise funds for the Brain & Spine Foundation by adding a donation to your entry fee.

The entry list is expected to fill up quickly as in previous years. On reaching the entry limit there will be a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw. 

Entry Limit: 200 competitors

Please Note: The Clacton Children's Duathlon 2017 will commence early afternoon on the 30th September 2017.

Distances: - 

RUN ONE– The different runs will start from various points marked on the lower promenade close to the transition area. The out and back course proceeds along the lower promenade in the direction of Clacton Pier before returning to the transition area along the top promenade of the Holland seafront.
Tristar Start = 400m; Tristar 1 = 1.2km; Tristar 2 = 1.6km; Tristar 3 = 2km.

CYCLEThe Children's Bike Course was changed in 2016 to allow the continued use of Cyclo-Cross Bikes. The course across grass and tarmac is now more technical, than the course used up until 2016, with a couple of tight turns and a hill to tackle on each lap. The course will be clearly signposted and more than adequately marshalled.  Tristar Start - 1 lap (800m) - Across Grass only; Tristar 1 = 2 laps (2km); Tristar 2 = 4 laps (4km); Tristar 3 = 6 laps (6km).

RUN TWO– A single out and back course on grass and tarmac along the greensward and upper promenade close to the transition area. Tristar Start = 200m; Tristar 1 = 400m; Tristar 2 = 600m; Tristar 3 = 800m.

The transition area will be situated on the greensward at Holland Haven where there is ample free parking and toilet facilities.

The first start will be from 12.45pm* (Junior Races - Tristar Start & Tristar 1); 2.40pm* (Senior Races - Tristar 2 & Tristar 3)

* All times are provisional (Final race times will be published in the Race Packs)

Rules

  • Minimum age requirement to enter is 8 years old before the 31st December 2017
  • This event will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon.
  • Your bicycle must be in a mechanically safe condition.
  • The updated bike route allows the use of Cyclo-Cross or Mountain Bikes within the updated British Triathlon Rules.
  • An approved cycle helmet must be worn on the cycle section. NO HELMET NO RACE.
  • By agreeing to enter you accept all responsibility for the standard and state of your race helmet.
  • A BTA Technical Official will be present throughout the race.

Full rules can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org or by writing to British Triathlon, P.O. Box 25, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3WX.

There will be trophies for the top three placings in the categories – Boys Tristar - Start, 1, 2 & 3; Girls Tristar - Start, 1, 2 & 3

Race instructions and results will be found on www.clactontriathlon.co.uk

Competitors will have Race information packs sent to them approximately 3 weeks before the event.

Withdrawal Policy– The Clacton Triathlon Club acknowledges that competitors may need to withdraw an entry due to injury or other reason. Clacton Triathlon Club will accept written notification of a withdrawal, received in writing or by e-mail, by the event co-ordinator four weeks before the event. A refund will then be made less a £5 administration fee. After 25th August 2017 no refund or substitution will be accepted. Date of withdrawal from postal requests will be as postmarked on the envelope. Telephone messages are not acceptable. 

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017, in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation, takes place on 30th September and 1st October; a little later than usual due to the availability of suitable tidal conditions for the triathlon based events.

Clacton Children's Duathlon - Saturday 30th September 

*** For TRISTAR START Entries (8 yrs on 31st Dec 2017) - Please choose the dedicated TRISTAR START Event ***

Junior Race - Includes both

Tristar Start (8 Year olds) - 400m Run; 800m Bike, 200m Run 

Tristar 1 (9/10 Year olds) - 1.2km Run; 2km Bike, 400m Run 

Senior Race - Includes both

Tristar 2 (11/12 Year olds) - 1.6km Run; 4km Bike, 600m Run 

Tristar 3 (13/14 Year olds) - 2km Run; 6km Bike, 800m Run

The Clacton Children’s Duathlon forms part of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation.
The event will be held on closed roads, grassland and paths around the Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 

There is ample free parking close to the large transition area which is situated on the Greensward at Holland Haven beside the sea.

The race commences with a run along the upper and lower promenades of Holland-on-Sea and continues with multiple laps of a 1km  bike course over grass and tarmac (first used in 2016). This is followed by a short run, close to the transition area, to finish.

All the Clacton Triathlon events are electronically timed with results screen and printable splits at the finish.

The Clacton Triathlon organisers pride themselves with their reputation of having a great team of friendly marshals and helpers and a first class organised event. This is reflected in the number of competitors returning to race year after year and the numerous letters of thanks they receive after each year’s events.

As part of the registration process you can help us raise funds for the Brain & Spine Foundation by adding a donation to your entry fee.

The entry list is expected to fill up quickly as in previous years. On reaching the entry limit there will be a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.

Entry Limit: 300 competitors

Please Note: The Clacton Children's Duathlon 2017 will commence early afternoon on the 30th September 2017.

Distances: -

RUN ONE– The different runs will start from various points marked on the lower promenade close to the transition area. The out and back course proceeds along the lower promenade in the direction of Clacton Pier before returning to the transition area along the top promenade of the Holland seafront.
Tristar Start = 400m; Tristar 1 = 1.2km; Tristar 2 = 1.6km; Tristar 3 = 2km.

CYCLE– The  Children's Bike Course, as used in 2016, allows the continued use of Cyclo-Cross Bikes. The course across grass and tarmac is now more technical, than the course used up until 2016, with a couple of tight turns and a hill to tackle on each lap. The course will be clearly signposted and more than adequately marshalled.  Tristar Start = 1 lap (800m) - Across Grass only; Tristar 1 = 2 laps (2km); Tristar 2 = 4 laps (4km); Tristar 3 = 6 laps (6km).

RUN TWO– A single out and back course on grass and tarmac along the greensward and upper promenade close to the transition area. Tristar 1 = 400m; Tristar 2 = 600m; Tristar 3 = 800m.

The transition area will be situated on the greensward at Holland Haven where there is ample free parking and toilet facilities.

The first start will be from 12:45pm* (Junior Races - Tristar Start & Tristar 1); 2.40pm* (Senior Races - Tristar 2 & Tristar 3)

* All times are provisional (Final race times will be published in the Race Packs)

Rules

  • Minimum age requirement to enter is 9 years old before the 31st December 2017
  • This event will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon.
  • Your bicycle must be in a mechanically safe condition.
  • The updated bike route allows the use of Cyclo-Cross or Mountain Bikes within the updated British Triathlon Rules.
  • An approved cycle helmet must be worn on the cycle section. NO HELMET NO RACE.
  • By agreeing to enter you accept all responsibility for the standard and state of your race helmet.
  • A referee will be present throughout the race.

Full rules can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org or by writing to British Triathlon, P.O. Box 25, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3WX.

There will be trophies for the top three placings in the categories – Boys Tristar - Start, 1, 2 & 3; Girls Tristar - Start, 1, 2 & 3

Race instructions and results will be found on www.clactontriathlon.co.uk

Competitors will have Race information packs sent to them approximately 3 weeks before the event.

Withdrawal Policy– The Clacton Triathlon Club acknowledges that competitors may need to withdraw an entry due to injury or other reason. Clacton Triathlon Club will accept written notification of a withdrawal, received in writing or by e-mail, by the event co-ordinator four weeks before the event. A refund will then be made less a £5 administration fee. After 25th August 2017 no refund or substitution will be accepted. Date of withdrawal from postal requests will be as postmarked on the envelope. Telephone messages are not acceptable.

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017, in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation, takes place on 30th September and 1st October; a little later than usual due to the availability of suitable tidal conditions for the triathlon based events.

Clacton Off-Road Sprint & Super Sprint Triathlon - Saturday 30th September 2017

*** For SPRINT RELAY Entries - Please choose the dedicated SPRINT RELAY sub-event ***

Super Sprint - 400m Open Water Sea Swim, 8km Off-Road Bike, 2.5km Run

Sprint - 750m Open Water Sea Swim, 16km Off-Road Bike, 5km Run

Early Bird Price £33 (plus £5 per BTF Competitiors)
Normal Price £38 (plus £5 per BFT Competitiors)

Reduced 'Early Bird' Entry Fees apply until midnight 31st March 2017.

Following the update of the British Triathlon rules in 2016, the bike section of this event is classifield as a Cross bike course and as such only Mountain Bikes or Hybrid Bikes will now be permitted for this event with straight handlebars only (no dropped handlebars).

The Clacton Sprint & Super Sprint Cross-Triathlons form part of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation. This event is held entirely on grassland and paths around the Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 

There is ample free parking close to the large transition area which is situated on the Greensward at Holland Haven beside the sea.

The race commences with a tide assisted sea swim along the coast and continues with multiple 4km laps of a mainly flat but challenging off-road bike course behind the sea wall towards Frinton-on-Sea and back. 

This is followed by an out and back run along the top promenade of the Holland seafront before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea.
This traffic free event is ideal for those competitors who’d like to try something slightly different to round off their season and for novice competitors who’d like the challenge of a short open water sea swim with the knowledge that there is full safety cover on the water. We also offer a relay option, where three athletes each complete one discipline.

All the Clacton Triathlon events are electronically timed with a results screen and splits printer at the finish.

The Clacton Triathlon organisers pride themselves with their reputation of having a great team of friendly marshals and helpers, being a great race to round off your season and a first class organised event. This is reflected in the number of competitors returning to race year after year and the numerous letters of thanks they receive after each year’s events. 

As part of the registration process you can help us raise funds for the Brain & Spine Foundation by adding a donation to your entry fee. If you are a UK Tax payer you can help further by ticking the Gift Aid box to allow the Brain & Spine Foundationto claim another 28p tax back from the Government for every pound you donate.

The entry list is expected to fill up quickly as in previous years. On reaching the entry limit there will be a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.

Entry Limit: 150 competitors

The Clacton Sprint & Super-Sprint Cross Triathlons 2017 will now takes place in the morning - Provisional Start from 8.30am

Distances: - 

SWIM – 400 metre or 750 metre open water tide assisted sea swim with full safety cover. Wet suits are usually compulsory but depend on how hot the summer is!

CYCLE – 2 or 4 laps of a 4km off-road course, totalling 8 or 16km. This is a mainly flat course across grass, gravel and compacted mud, but can be challenging depending on the weather! The course is clearly signposted and more than adequately marshalled – for pictures of the course please visit the Clacton Triathlon website at www.clactontriathlon.co.uk 

RUN - A single 2.5km or 5km lap out and back course on tarmac along the top promenade of the Holland seafront before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea. (NB. The Sprint Distance is a single 5km lap run)

The transition area will be situated on the greensward at Holland Haven where there is ample free parking and toilet facilities.

The first swim heat start will be at 8.30am (provisional)

Rules

  • Minimum age requirement to enter is 15 years old before the 31st December 2017
    This event will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon
  • Your bicycle must be in a mechanically safe condition
  • An approved cycle helmet must be worn on the cycle section. NO HELMET NO RACE
  • By agreeing to enter you accept all responsibility for the standard and state of your race helmet
  • A referee will be present throughout the race

Full rules can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org, or by writing to British Triathlon, P.O. Box 25, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3WX.

There will be trophies for the top placings in the categories - Male, Female, Vet Male, Vet Female, and Relay. There is also a trophy for the best combined time for the Sprint & Standard – for those competitors who race on both days of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend.

Race instructions and results will be available at www.clactontriathlon.co.uk
(Race Packs will be available approximately 3 weeks before the event)

Withdrawal Policy – The Clacton Triathlon Club acknowledges that competitors may need to withdraw an entry due to injury or other reason. Clacton Triathlon Club will accept written notification of a withdrawal, received in writing or by e-mail, by the event coordinator four weeks before the event. A refund will then be made less a £10 administration fee. After 25th August 2017 no refund or substitution will be accepted. Date of withdrawal from postal requests will be as postmarked on the envelope. Telephone messages are not acceptable.

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017, in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation, takes place on 30th September and 1st October; a little later than usual due to the availability of suitable tidal conditions for the triathlon based events.

Clacton Sprint & Super Sprint Cross Triathlons - Saturday 30th September 2017

Super Sprint - There is no relay option for the Super-Sprint Race

Sprint - 750m Open Water Sea Swim, 16km Off-Road Cross Bike, 5km Run

Early Bird Price £66 (less £5 per British Triathlon Member)
Normal Price £72 (less £5 per British Triathlon Member)

Reduced 'Early Bird' Entry Fees apply until midnight 31st March 2017.

The Clacton Off-Road Sprint & Super Sprint Cross Triathlons form part of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation. This event is held entirely on grassland and paths around the Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 

The updated British Triathlon rules 2017 require that the bike section of this event be classifield as a Cross bike course and as such only Mountain Bikes or Hybrid Bikes will now be permitted for this event with straight handlebars only (no dropped handlebars).

There is ample free parking close to the large transition area which is situated on the Greensward at Holland Haven beside the sea.

The race commences with a tide assisted sea swim along the coast and continues with multiple 4km laps of a mainly flat but challenging off-road bike course behind the sea wall towards Frinton-on-Sea and back. 

This is followed by an out and back run along the top promenade of the Holland seafront before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea.
This traffic free event is ideal for those competitors who’d like to try something slightly different to round off their season and for novice competitors who’d like the challenge of a short open water sea swim with the knowledge that there is full safety cover on the water. We also offer a relay option, where three athletes each complete one discipline.

All the Clacton Triathlon events are electronically timed with a results screen and splits printer at the finish.

The Clacton Triathlon organisers pride themselves with their reputation of having a great team of friendly marshals and helpers, being a great race to round off your season and a first class organised event. This is reflected in the number of competitors returning to race year after year and the numerous letters of thanks they receive after each year’s events. 

As part of the registration process you can help us raise funds for the Brain & Spine Foundation by adding a donation to your entry fee. If you are a UK Tax payer you can help further by ticking the Gift Aid box to allow the Brain & Spine Foundationto claim another 28p tax back from the Government for every pound you donate.

The entry list is expected to fill up quickly as in previous years. On reaching the entry limit there will be a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.

Entry Limit: 150 competitors (Individual & Relay)

The Clacton Sprint Cross Triathlon 2017 will  take place in the morning - Provisional Start from 8.30am

Distances: - 

SWIM– 400 metre or 750 metre open water tide assisted sea swim with full safety cover. Wet suits are usually compulsory but depend on how hot the summer is!

CYCLE – 2 or 4 laps of a 4km off-road course, totalling 8 or 16km. This is a mainly flat course across grass, gravel and compacted mud, but can be challenging depending on the weather! The course is clearly signposted and more than adequately marshalled – for pictures of the course please visit the Clacton Triathlon website at www.clactontriathlon.co.uk 

RUN- A single 2.5km or 5km lap out and back course on tarmac along the top promenade of the Holland seafront before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea. (NB. The Sprint Distance is a single 5km lap run)

The transition area will be situated on the greensward at Holland Haven where there is ample free parking and toilet facilities.

The first swim heat start will be at 8.30am (provisional)

Rules

  • Minimum age requirement to enter is 15 years old before the 31st December 2017
    This event will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon
  • Your bicycle must be in a mechanically safe condition
  • An approved cycle helmet must be worn on the cycle section. NO HELMET NO RACE
  • By agreeing to enter you accept all responsibility for the standard and state of your race helmet
  • A referee will be present throughout the race

Full rules can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org, or by writing to British Triathlon, P.O. Box 25, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3WX.

There will be trophies for the top placings in the categories - Male, Female, Vet Male, Vet Female, and Relay. There is also a trophy for the best combined time for the Sprint & Standard – for those competitors who race on both days of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend.

Race instructions and results will be available at www.clactontriathlon.co.uk
(Race Packs will be available approximately 3 weeks before the event)

Withdrawal Policy– The Clacton Triathlon Club acknowledges that competitors may need to withdraw an entry due to injury or other reason. Clacton Triathlon Club will accept written notification of a withdrawal, received in writing or by e-mail, by the event coordinator four weeks before the event. A refund will then be made less a £10 administration fee. After 25th August 2017 no refund or substitution will be accepted. Date of withdrawal from postal requests will be as postmarked on the envelope. Telephone messages are not acceptable.

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017, in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation, takes place on 30th September and 1st October; a little later than usual due to the availability of suitable tidal conditions for the triathlon based events.

Clacton Standard Triathlon - Sunday 1st October 2017

*** For STANDARD RELAY Entries - Please choose the dedicated STANDARD RELAY sub-event ***

Early Bird Price £42 (plus £5 for non-British Triathlon Competitiors)
Normal Price £47 (plus £5 for non-British Triathlon Competitiors)

Reduced 'Early Bird' Entry Fees apply until midnight 31st March 2017.

1500m Open Water Sea Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run

The 19th Clacton Standard Triathlon forms part of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation. The event is based at the Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. There is ample free parking close to the large transition area which is situated beside the sea on the Greensward at Holland Haven.

The race commences with a 1500m tide assisted sea swim along the coast and continues with two laps of a 20km bike section around the Tendring District passing through a number of villages on a predominantly flat and slightly undulating course. This is followed by a 10km out and back run along the top promenade of the Holland seafront towards Clacton Pier before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea.

This event is ideal for those competitors who’d like to round off their season on a high and for those who’d the challenge of an open water sea swim with the knowledge that there is full safety cover on the water.
We also offer a relay option, where three athletes each complete one discipline.

All the Clacton Triathlon events are electronically timed with large screen results and splits at the finish.

The Clacton Triathlon organisers pride themselves with their reputation of having a great team of friendly marshals and helpers, being a great race to round off your season and a first class organised event. This is reflected in the number of competitors returning to race year after year and the numerous letters of thanks they receive after each year’s events

As part of the registration process you can help us raise funds for the Brain & Spine Foundation by adding a donation to your entry fee. If you are a UK Tax payer you can help further by ticking the Gift Aid box to allow the Brain & Spine Foundation to claim another 28p tax back from the Government for every pound you donate.

The entry list is expected to fill up quickly as in previous years. On reaching the entry limit there will be a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.

Entry Limit: 330 competitors

Distances: -

SWIM– 1500 metre open water tide assisted sea swim with full safety cover. Wet suits are usually compulsory but depend on how hot the summer is; Be prepared to wear one.

CYCLE– 2 laps of a 20km road course, totalling 40km. This is virtually flat course around the Tendring district including the villages of Great Holland, Kirby Cross, Thorpe-le-Soken and Holland-on-Sea. The route is clearly signposted and adequately marshalled.

RUN- A single 10km lap out and back course on tarmac along the top promenade of the Holland seafront towards Clacton Pier before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea.

The transition area will be situated on the greensward at Holland Haven where there is ample free parking and toilet facilities.

A compulsory competitor briefing will take place before the race at approximately 8.40am*. The first wave is due to depart at 9.30am*.

* All times are provisional (Final race times will be published in the Race Packs)

Rules

  • Minimum age requirement to enter is 17 years old before the 31st December 2017
  • This event will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon
  • Your bicycle must be in a mechanically safe condition
  • An approved cycle helmet must be worn on the cycle section. NO HELMET NO RACE
  • By agreeing to enter you accept all responsibility for the standard and state of your race helmet
  • A referee will be present throughout the race 

Full rules can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org, or by writing to British Triathlon, P.O. Box 25, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3WX.

There will be trophies for the top placings in the categories - Male, Female, Vet Male, Vet Female, Relay and the Combined Sprint & Standard – for those competitors who race on both days of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend

Race instructions and results will be available at www.clactontriathlon.co.uk
(Race Packs will be available approximately 3 weeks before the event)

Withdrawal Policy – The Clacton Triathlon Club acknowledges that competitors may need to withdraw an entry due to injury or other reason. Clacton Triathlon Club will accept written notification of a withdrawal, received in writing or by e-mail, by the event co-ordinator four weeks before the event. A refund will then be made less a £10 administration fee. After 25th August 2017 no refund or substitution will be accepted. Date of withdrawal from postal requests will be as postmarked on the envelope. Telephone messages are not acceptable.

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend 2017, in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation, takes place on 30th September and 1st October; a little later than usual due to the availability of suitable tidal conditions for the triathlon based events.

Clacton Standard Triathlon - Sunday 1st October 2017

Early Bird Price £75 (less £5 per British Triathlon Members)
Normal Price £81 (less £5 per British Triathlon Members)

Reduced 'Early Bird' Entry Fees apply until midnight 31st March 2017.

1500m Open Water Sea Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run

The 19th Clacton Standard Triathlon forms part of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation. The event is based at the Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. There is ample free parking close to the large transition area which is situated beside the sea on the Greensward at Holland Haven.

The race commences with a 1500m tide assisted sea swim along the coast and continues with two laps of a 20km bike section around the Tendring District passing through a number of villages on a predominantly flat and slightly undulating course. This is followed by a 10km out and back run along the top promenade of the Holland seafront towards Clacton Pier before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea.

This event is ideal for those competitors who’d like to round off their season on a high and for those who’d the challenge of an open water sea swim with the knowledge that there is full safety cover on the water.
We also offer a relay option, where three athletes each complete one discipline.

All the Clacton Triathlon events are electronically timed with large screen results and splits at the finish.

The Clacton Triathlon organisers pride themselves with their reputation of having a great team of friendly marshals and helpers, being a great race to round off your season and a first class organised event. This is reflected in the number of competitors returning to race year after year and the numerous letters of thanks they receive after each year’s events

As part of the registration process you can help us raise funds for the Brain & Spine Foundation by adding a donation to your entry fee. If you are a UK Tax payer you can help further by ticking the Gift Aid box to allow the Brain & Spine Foundation to claim another 28p tax back from the Government for every pound you donate.

The entry list is expected to fill up quickly as in previous years. On reaching the entry limit there will be a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.

Entry Limit: 330 competitors

Distances: -

SWIM– 1500 metre open water tide assisted sea swim with full safety cover. Wet suits are usually compulsory but depend on how hot the summer is; Be prepared to wear one.

CYCLE– 2 laps of a 20km road course, totalling 40km. This is virtually flat course around the Tendring district including the villages of Great Holland, Kirby Cross, Thorpe-le-Soken and Holland-on-Sea. The route is clearly signposted and adequately marshalled.

RUN- A single 10km lap out and back course on tarmac along the top promenade of the Holland seafront towards Clacton Pier before returning along the lower promenade beside the sea.

The transition area will be situated on the greensward at Holland Haven where there is ample free parking and toilet facilities.

A compulsory competitor briefing will take place before the race at approximately 8.40am*. The first wave is due to depart at 9.30am*.

* All times are provisional (Final race times will be published in the Race Packs)

Rules

  • Minimum age requirement to enter is 17 years old before the 31st December 2017
  • This event will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon
  • Your bicycle must be in a mechanically safe condition
  • An approved cycle helmet must be worn on the cycle section. NO HELMET NO RACE
  • By agreeing to enter you accept all responsibility for the standard and state of your race helmet
  • A referee will be present throughout the race 

Full rules can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org, or by writing to British Triathlon, P.O. Box 25, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3WX.

There will be trophies for the top placings in the categories - Male, Female, Vet Male, Vet Female, Relay and the Combined Sprint & Standard – for those competitors who race on both days of the Clacton Triathlon Weekend

Race instructions and results will be available at www.clactontriathlon.co.uk
(Race Packs will be available approximately 3 weeks before the event)

Withdrawal Policy – The Clacton Triathlon Club acknowledges that competitors may need to withdraw an entry due to injury or other reason. Clacton Triathlon Club will accept written notification of a withdrawal, received in writing or by e-mail, by the event co-ordinator four weeks before the event. A refund will then be made less a £10 administration fee. After 25th August 2017 no refund or substitution will be accepted. Date of withdrawal from postal requests will be as postmarked on the envelope. Telephone messages are not acceptable.

Organiser
Jonathan Martin

07980695185

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Clacton Children's Duathlon 2017 - TRISTAR START30/09/2017??/60Open22/09/2017
Clacton Children's Duathlon 201730/09/2017??/240Open22/09/2017
Clacton Sprint & Super Sprint Cross-Triathlons 201730/09/2017??/90Open22/09/2017
Clacton Sprint Cross Triathlon 2017 (Relay Only)30/09/2017??/20Open22/09/2017
Clacton Standard Distance Triathlon 201701/10/2017??/300Open22/09/2017
Clacton Standard Distance Triathlon 2017 (Relay Only)01/10/2017??/30Open22/09/2017
Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
22/09/2017£12.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
22/09/2017£17.00£20.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
31/03/2017£33.00£38.00
22/09/2017£38.00£43.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
31/03/2017£42.00£47.00
22/09/2017£47.00£52.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

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

Event Address
Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea. Essex CO15 5TU