TriBristol Junior Race
Saturday, 6th July 2013
The Bristol Children’s Triathlon will be held on Saturday 6th July 2013. The event is being held at Henbury Leisure centre, attached to Henbury School. The race start is at 1.30pm.
Arrival and Car Parking
We would ask you to arrive at Henbury School between 11.30pm and 12.30pm. Competitors/parents are asked to park only in the School car park area. Car parking is free. Please then make your way over to the Leisure Centre.
Registration will open at 12.00 and is being held along side the swimming pool and straight ahead as you enter the car park. At registration, the following is required of you:
The transition area will be open from 12.00pm to 1.15pm only for racking of bikes and setting out running equipment etc. Access will not be available after this time. Access to remove equipment can only be carried out after the event is finished, anticipated at 4.30pm. Access to the transition area will only be possible on presentation of your race number. No number, no access, no bike!
Parents and other non-competitors are not allowed in the Transition area at any time. We will have additional race officials in transition to assit competitors locate bikes etc.
The Leisure Centre's pool is a six-lane 25m pool and you will be required to complete the number of lengths appropriate to your age group. This will be confirmed by the swim start prior to allocation of your swim lane.
Race briefings will be carried out adjacent to the transition area for all athletes at 1.20pm.
Access to the swimming pool will be from the fire exits on the left-hand side of the building where competitors will be checked and allocated lanes. The main pool changing rooms, toilets and showers will be available before and after the race.
Swimmers will be starting in waves according to their age group. The first wave will be for Tri-Star Start athletes at approximately 1.30pm. Subsequent waves will be in age group order, finishing with Tri-Star Youth athletes. The waves will start en-masse. Where there is more than one swimmer in a lane, subsequent swimmers will start at five second intervals. You will be directed by the swim marshals to your assigned lane. You will be provided with a coloured swim cap to wear during the swim.
On completing the swim, please take care when leaving the swimming pool as the floor will be wet.
Do not run on the poolside.
The route to the transition area turns right on the access road along side the swimming pool, before turning left to the playing field. Please follow the signs, tape and listen to the position marshals. Please also be careful of running with bare feet any changes in level ground e.g. kerbs, and slipping on the grass.
Please note that:
The cycle route is entirely off road within the confines of the adjacent playing field. The loop is approximately 800m and each age group must complete the following number of laps:
Athletes are responsible for counting their own laps. The course is flat and entirely on grass.
On leaving the transition area at the far end, you will not be able to mount your bike until instructed by the marshals. Please be careful of athletes/cyclists passing on your left as they complete their laps. The course is set out with a mixture of taped corridors and signs going in anti-clockwise direction. Marshals are also out on the course to guide you.
Please note that:
The run route is also entirely off road on the playing field. The route will be clearly signed posted and taped, being a 600m out and back route. Each age group must complete the following number of laps:
Athletes are responsible for counting their own laps. The course is flat and entirely on grass. Your timing chip will be removed directly after you cross the finish line.
Please note that:
We would ask all competitors and spectators to respect the School’s and Leisure Centre’s property at all times. In particular, please take all litter home with you or place it in one of the bins provided.
We will have an information board at registration. This will contain all the race information, swim starts and eventually, the race results. Any changes to any aspect of the race will be posted on the board.
Results will be on display at the Information Tent as they are issued.
The prize presentation will be held approximately 4.30pm. We regret we are unable to post prizes after the event. Please stay for the presentation if you have won a prize. Any uncollected prizes will be donated to a charity raffle.
All our marshals and other race officials are volunteers. Any competitor or associated person such as family or friends, abusing our marshals will be disqualified.
If you are bringing friends and/or family to the race, and they would like to volunteer on the day, please either contact us at least two weeks in advance of the race or on the day, ask registration to inform the Chief Marshal.
On behalf of the BAD Tri Team, we hope you have an enjoyable day. Please help us to make this a successful race for all.