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Great Notley Autumn Duathlon 2021

03 Oct 2021

Organiser's Description

The Great Notley Autumn Duathlon is promoted by Born2Tri.

It is based at Great Notley Country Park in Braintree, with the attraction of a beautiful parkland venue but very accessible with good road links from the A120 and A131, along with ample parking. We will have access to changing and café facilities within the Discovery Centre with competitors toilets adjacent to transition.

The race starts and finishes with a 4km run within the confines of the country park. You will run on a mixture of grass and surfaced paths, with a challenging hill included in the run. The transition to the cycle section is on a grass area adjacent to the access road.

The cycle course is all ‘on road’, consisting of two 10km laps offering a fast but enjoyable ride through Rayne, Willows Green and Great Leighs before returning to the centre for the final run. The manageable distances and traffic free run course makes it an ideal race for novices and young competitors, minimum age 18yrs on race day. All the course will be well signed and marshalled and it will benefit from chip timing.

COVID Changes - 

To put the event on there it is anticopated that the following changes may need to be made.

    • Time trial start in a grid format - 1 competitor every 10 seconds 
    • Reduced entry numbers - numbered racking & entry pack on rack position
    • Supporters must be kept to a minimum on the day
    • Track and trace in operation
    • Competitor and supporter health questionnaire to be completed
    • Race briefing sent out in the week leading up to the event
    • No on the day entries, the event will close 7 days prior.
    • 'Non-contact' check in
    • No bag drop will be available
    • No prize giving - these will be sent out post race

Trophies will be awarded for 1st place male / female in the catgories Youth/Junior (U20), Open (U40) & Vet (over 40).

 

No details are posted to athletes unless by special arrangement.

Further details about the race will be placed on the Born2Tri website (www.born2tri.com) as we get closer to the race day.

Race instructions will also be placed there, if you do not have access to the internet they can be posted by special request to the organiser.

 

Entry Limit - 125 competitors

 

Distances - 4km run, 20km bike, 4km run

 

RUN- The race will start at 9am with a 4km single lap, multi terrain run on paths and grassland surrounding the Discovery Centre in the country park.

 

CYCLE- A two lap road course totalling 20km. This is a flat and fast course along local roads.

 

RUN- A final 4km single lap, multi terrain run on paths and grassland within the park finishing close to the Discovery Centre.

 

The transition area will be situated in the park adjacent to the Discovery Centre, changing facilities will be available at the centre itself with competitors toilets adjacent to transition.

 

Rules 
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. 
A British Triathlon 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.

 

Race instructions and results will be found on http://www.born2tri.com/club-races/

2019 race instructions including maps will remain online for reference, please note these are subject to change for 2021.

 

Racers who are not members of British Triathlon must purchase a ‘day licence’ at a cost of £5 to provide insurance for your event (this  fee is automatically included if you do not provide a British Triathlon membership number on entering).

 

Withdrawal Policy - Born2Tri acknowledge racers will on occasion need to withdraw an entry through injury or other reason.  The cut off dates for refunds will be 4 weeks prior to the race itself (6th September 2021) where a refund will be made less a £5 administration fee.  After this date there will be no refunds available.

 

Contingency Plan - Due to the current climate it is understandably very difficult as a club to anticipate the restrictions in even October. Every effort will be made to put this event on where we reserve the right to alter, move the date and postpone as required. We would not normally offer refunds however if it is decided to do so these would be less the cost to the club for abortive fees, such as supplier deposits. The event is run by a local Triathlon Club rather than a business.  In the event of part of the course being unavailable to the organiser on the day, for reasons beyond their control, an alternative course will be provided to allow a competitive event to take place. Should we be unable to provide a suitable safe alternative course due to reasons beyond our control and the event be cancelled Born2Tri will not provide refunds. 

 

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
26 Sep 2021£31.00£36.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is2% (min 25p) for each sign-up. The organiser also pays 2% (min 25p)

Dates and Status

Date: 03/10/2021

Status: Open

Total Places: 125

Places Available: ??

Organiser

Donald Barber
   

The Discovery Centre Great Notley Country Park Great Notley Braintree Essex CM77 7FS