Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport 2022
17 Jul 2022
The Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport Event is promoted by Born2Tri, based at the beautiful Gosfield Lake resort www.gosfieldlake.co.uk close to Braintree and Halstead, Essex. This popular open water swimming venue is well known within the region.
Following the success of last year, we are again offering Sprint & Standard distance Triathlon, Aquabike & Aquathlon and Duathlon. After the closing date no changes can be made so please make the organiser know if you wish to alter your race distance / type ASAP.
Standard Distance Tri - 1500m Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run
1500m lake swim (2 x 750m laps) followed by a 40km (2 x 20km laps) cycle ride on a fast but undulating course, finally a 10km run (4 laps) course– back to finish by the lake.
The Standard Distance race is part of the East Region Adult Race League, full details can be found here.... https://www.britishtriathlon.org/east/take-part/race-series/adult-league
Sprint Distance Triathlon - 750m Swim, 20km bike, 5km run
750m lake swim (1 lap), one lap of the 20km bike course and a 5km run (2 lap) course - back to finish by the lake.
Aquabike - 1500m, 40km bike
1500m lake swim (2 x 750m laps) followed by a 40km (2 x 20km lap) cycle ride to finish on re entering Transition.
Aquathlon - 1500m,10km run
1500m lake swim (2 x 750m laps) followed by a
10km run (4 laps) course - back to finish by the lake
Duathlon - 5km Run, 20km Bike, 5km Run
Starts next to the lake and involves a 5km (2 laps) run followed by a 20km (1 x 20km lap) cycle ride to finish with a repeat of the 5km run (2 laps), finishing back at the lake.
Triathlon & Duathlon trophies will be awarded for 1st place male / female in the following catgories
- Open (U40)
- Vet (over 40)
Trophies for Aquathlon and Aquabike will be awarded 1st place male and 1st place female of each race.
Finisher medals & event giveaway for each competitior
Entry Limit - 240 competitors
Competitors must be at least 18yrs of age on race day.
Race Course & Options
The spaciaious transition area is located on the bank of the lake with all races starting in the vicinity of the transition area.
The race starts with a rolling swim start and either a single or double lap of the 750m lake swim course depending on the race entered.
The fast cycle course is mainly on rural roads, with either one or two laps of the 20km course passing through Sible Hedingham, Blackmore End and Beazley End.
The run course for all events starts at transition and runs to the looped section of the course. Once the requred amount of loops have been completed of the correct lapped course the run course returns to the finish. The distance of this out and back section has been taken into account of the overall distances. Please note the correct amount of laps and correct run loop course for the race entered. The course is mainly paths and grassland with some road footpath secitons. All competitiors run the same run lap route, only the amount of laps changes as per the race entered.
Option 1 - Sprint Distance (£51)
Option 2 - Standard Distance (£56)
Option 3 - Aquabike (£37)
Option 4 - Aquathlon (£37)
Option 5 - Duathlon (£33)
All options will benefit from chip timing.
On reaching the entry limit we will keep a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.
All races will commence at 8:30am, all competitors will be registered before the race starts to minimise traffic on the bike route outside the resort.
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 race 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 https://clubs.britishtriathlon.org/Born2Tri/ClubRaces. 2021 race instructions including maps will remain online for reference, please note these are subject to change for 2022.
Racers without internet access can have a copy posted by prior arrangement with the organiser.
Racers who are not members of British Triathlon must purchase a ‘day licence’ at an additional cost of £6 to provide insurance for your event (this fee is automatically added if you do not provide a British Triathlon membership number on entering).
Contingency Plan - Due to the current climate it is understandably very difficult as a club to anticipate the restrictions in July. 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.
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 (26th June 2022) where a refund will be made less a £5 administration fee. After this date there will be no refunds available.
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
Total Places: 235
Places Available: ??