Great Notley Autumn Duathlon
02 Oct 16
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 15yrs on race day. All the course will be well signed and marshalled and it will benefit from chip timing.
We are limiting the numbers so book early, on reaching the entry limit we will keep a small waiting list to replace those who have to withdraw.
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 - 240 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.
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 www.Born2Tri.com
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).
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 (4th September 2016) where a refund will be made less a £5 administration fee. After this date there will be no refunds available.
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.
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