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As Keen As Mustard Virual Swimrun JUNE Event

30 Jun 2020

Organiser's Description

As Keen As Mustard June 2020 Virtual Swimrun

Intro 5k Swimrun

Mild Mustard 10k Swimrun

Middling Mustard 21k Swimmrun

1st to 30th June 2020

Event website: www.akamustard.events

As Keen As Mustard present our virtual race series. In these trying times we can't get together to race but we can virtually race. All you need is somewhere safe to swim and permission to run on the surrounding land. Please adhere to the social distancing rules in place at this time. 

The entry for all distances is £17 per solo, £25 per team (two).

Record your race on Strava/Garmin/other race tech 

Screenshot/take a picture with a date and send your evidence to akamustardvirtual@gmail.com

Give us a brief explaination of your swims and your virtual event location and please be honest with your distances, you are entering in the spirit of good sportsmanship. 

Your results will be added to the database and this will be updated weekly with a final winner announced at the end of the month.

Results will be available at www.akamustard.events

Each entry will be awarded a T shirt and a medal. 

 

The Course

We are leaving your course up to you. We strongly advise you follow the following six key steps before going on an open water swim at unsupervised locations:

  1. Never swim alone.
  2. Adhere to social distancing requirements throughout your swim and run, including arrival, changing and post swim.
  3. Let someone in your household know where you are, what you are doing and expected time to return.
  4. It is your responsibility that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in open water swimming. You should think about any pre-existing medical conditions that you may have and if you are in any doubt, we recommend that you do not swim.
  5. In terms of sea swimming, there are no RNLI lifeguards operating presently. Volunteer lifeboat crews are fully operational but those partaking in sea swimming must understand the risks and take the necessary steps to keep themselves safe. This will help reduce the demand on lifeboat crews and other emergency services. Continue to look to the RNLI advice for sea swimming - https://rnli.org/
  6. Follow all the guidance outlined in the full document, which is available here: Covid-19 Guidance to Open Water Swimmers.

The full guidance includes: information on where to swim and accredited venues, assessing risk due to weather conditions and water temperature, advice on wetsuits and equipment, course planning and the safe entry and exit of the water and recovery and nutrition.

 

Our 5k virtual SWIMRUN race.

You must swim 1000m and run 4000m

You must have at least a minimum of 4 transitions. 

Location:

You chose your location. You can complete laps of a short course or you can plan you own longer route.

Please check before you swim that:

You have permission to swim in rivers and lakes.

It is safe for open water swimming. 

You have permission to access land around your chosen water body.

You have a spotter or water safety buddy if you are racing as a solo. 

You are following the advice given for open water swimming during the goverment restrictions

Start time:

You must complete the race in one go, from start to finish for your time to qualify

 

Our 10k virtual SWIMRUN race.

You must swim 2000m and run 8000m

You must have at least a minimum of 6 transitions. 

Location:

You chose your location. You can complete laps of a short course or you can plan you own longer route.

Please check before you swim that:

You have permission to swim in your chosen water body.

It is safe for open water swimming. 

You have permission to access land around your chosen water body.

You have a spotter or water safety buddy if you are racing as a solo. 

You are following the advice given for open water swimming during the goverment restrictions

 

Our 21k virtual SWIMRUN race.

You must swim 4000m and run 17000m

You must have at least a minimum of 10 transitions. 

Location:

You chose your location. You can complete laps of a short course or you can plan you own longer route.

Please check before you swim that:

You have permission to swim in your chosen water body.

It is safe for open water swimming. 

You have permission to access land around your chosen water body.

You have a spotter or water safety buddy if you are racing as a solo. 

You are following the advice given for open water swimming during the goverment restrictions

Start time:

You must complete the race in one go, from start to finish for your time to qualify

 

Rules & Terms and Conditions 

Solo Entry

You must be 18 years old or over and be able to swim and run the race distances

Team Entry  

To participate you have to race in a team consisting of two people, be 18 years old or over and be able to swim and run the race distances

Equipment  All solos and teams need to carry all their equipment from start to finish

Mandatory equipment for 21k TEAM and SOLO. Each participant must have

  • First aid waterproof packaged pressure bandage.
  • Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees Celsius
  • Whistle.
  • Water bladder.

Optional 

  •  Hip pack or something to carry the mandatory equipment                                                

Mandatory Equipment for 5k and 10k SOLO. Each participant must have

  • Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees celsius
  • Whistle

Equipment that is NOT allowed    

Floatation devices that are bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.

Virtual Racing 

Participants are taking part at their own risk and can not hold As Keen As Mustard Events or any of it's representatives, volunteers, sponsors or any individual, land owner, company or organisation associated with AKAM responsible for any accident or incedent during the virtual race.        

TEAM racing only 

The two members of each team have to stay together at all times and can not be more than 100 metres apart on land and not more than 10 metres during swimming. 

Accepting the rules    

By entering the virtual race each team member/solo participant accepts the rules and also accepts that the organisers can make “common sense” changes to the virtual race. 

Withdrawal, Cancellations or Alterations

AKAM shall not be liable to refund entry or for any other penalty should the event be cancelled due to Force Majeure (war, fire, strike-lockout, industrial action, tempest, accident, pandemic, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control including adverse weather conditions or the result of such weather including but not restricted to Agae, flooding or drought). 

No refunds will be given.

As Keen As Mustard Events Waiver

I understand that participating in this virtual event is potentially hazardous and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained.

In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am travelling to or from the virtual event, during the event, or while I am at my chosen venue for the virtual event.

I also understand that all supporters/spotters are my responsibility and take full responsibility for all their actions. 

I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this virtual event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other people, the effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organisers, sponsors, promoters, As Keen As Mustard Events and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the virtual event, for all my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this virtual event.

I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.

 

https://www.akamustard.events/rules 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Prices

The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 30 Jun 2020

Closing Date: 30 Jun 2020

Status: Open

EventAvailable/Total
TEAM 10k Virtual Swimrun June 2020??/200
TEAM 21k Virtual Swimrun June 2020??/200
TEAM 5k Virtual Swimrun June 2020??/200
SOLO 10k Virtual Swimrun June 2020??/200
SOLO 21k Virtual Swimrun June 2020??/200
SOLO 5k Virtual Swimrun June 2020??/200
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Organiser

Nicky Bailey

07966559952