Gosfield Lake Triathlon
09 Jul 17
The Gosfield Lake triathlon 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’s format, we are again offering both Sprint and Standard distance races. After the closing date no changes can be made so please make the organiser know if you wish to alter your race distance asap.
Trophies will be awarded for 1st place male / female in the catgories Youth/Junior (U20), Open (U40) & Vet (over 40).
Entry Limit - 240 competitors
Competitors must be at least 15yrs of age on race day.
Option 1 - Sprint Distance (£44)
The race starts with a single lap 750 metre swim in Gosfield Lake with swimmers starting in the water and exiting via a beach area. There is a spacious transition area next to the lake, which form the focus of the race. The fast cycle course is mainly on rural roads, with a single 20km lap passing through Sible Hedingham, Blackmore End and Beazley End. This is followed by a 5km run over a mixture of paths and grassland.
Option 2 - Standard Distance (£49)
The race starts with a single lap 1500 metre swim in Gosfield Lake with swimmers starting in the water and exiting via a beach area. There is a spacious transition area next to the lake, which form the focus of the race. The fast cycle course is mainly on rural roads, with two 20km laps passing through Sible Hedingham, Blackmore End and Beazley End. This is followed by a 10km run over a mixture of paths and grassland.
Both races will benefit from chip timing.
On reaching the entry limit we will keep a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.
SWIM - single lap lake swim. Athletes will start in the water with a number of waves and exiting via a small beach area.
CYCLE - A rural road course, which is a largely flat and fast but with a couple of short sharp hills per lap.
RUN - A multi terrain run on paths and grassland surrounding Gosfield Lake Resort.
The transition area will be situated next to the lake, limited shower and changing facilities will be available close to the swim start. The first swim wave will start at 8am, 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 www.Born2tri.com nearer the event.
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 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).
Contingency Plan- 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.
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 (11th June 2017) where a refund will be made less a £5 administration fee. After this date there will be no refunds available.
Total Places: 240
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS
For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge