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The Tyne Tri aquathlon is back for its autumn session. A great days racing for the experieced and novice alike. If the thought of a full triathlon is too much, then this event provides a way in to the excitment and challenge of multisport racing.

The age range for the kids race is 8 to 17 years.

Swim

Swim Waves: - Approximate start times 

TriStar Starts @ 08.30
TriStar 1 @ 08:40
TriStar 2 @ 08:55
TriStar 3 @ 09:10
Youths @ 09:25
Adults 1 @ 09:40
Adults 2 @ 10:00
Adults 3 @ 10:15


Swim Waves: - Swim speed

We have placed you in a swim wave with athletes of a similar ability based upon your projected swim time. Please, if you are obviously slower than other swimmers in your lane, let them past you by moving aside at the end of the lane.
Note: This will usually be signalled by a tap on your ankles from a faster swimmer!

Swim: - Rules

The swim starts in the pool, (NOT a dive start).
At Registration you were allocated a Swim Lane & Lane Order.
Competitors will leave at 10 second intervals based upon their Lane Order swimming in a Clockwise or Anticlockwise direction.
There will not be time for all waves to have a warm up swim, so no warm up swims
Lanes: 1 – 3 – 5 Swim Anti-clockwise direction [Up Right - Down Left]
Lanes: 2 – 4 – 6 Swim Clockwise direction [Up Left – Down Right] 


Competitors, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to count your swim lengths:

Tri-Star Starts 50 metres 2 lengths
Tri-Star 1 150 metres 6 lengths
Tri-Star 2 200 metres 8 lengths
Tri-Star 3 300 metres 12 lengths
Youths 400 metres 16 lengths
Juniors/Adults 500 metres 20 lengths


Transition



Transition Area: - Access Pre-Swim

TriStarts – Swim Wave 1 - Once you have registered place your Run Gear in Transition
We have an indoor Transition area
Place your Run Shoes on the floor & shirt/belt on the ledge at the far end of the pool



Place your Run gear within your designated Lane number area


Tristarts, if time does not permit the above prior to the race briefing @ 08:00; then please place your Run gear within the Transition area immediately after the Race briefing.

ONLY COMPETITORS SHOULD BE IN THE TRANSITION AREA – IF REQUIRED THE TRANSITION MARSHAL WILL OFFER COMPETITORS ASSISTANCE
Tristar 1 Competitors – Swim wave 2 – Please place your Run gear within the Transition area immediately after the Race briefing.
Competitors - Please be available at poolside 15 minutes before your designated swim wave.
Competitors in Swim Waves 3, 4 etc. – You may place your Run gear within Transition once the Swim Wave before yours has entered the pool i.e. Swim wave 4 when swim wave 3 is in the pool. 

Please leave only Run kit & a small towel [if absolutely necessary] in Transition, NO BAGS [they will be moved]; none essential items should be placed in the changing rooms or with family, friend or colleague.



Transition Area: - During the event

For COMPETITORS SAFETY – Once you have finished your swim, leave your swim lane at the shallow end and progress at a leisurely pace, NO RUNNING, [or for Safety reasons, the Race Referee, Lifeguards or Transition marshal will stop you] …. [However don’t dawdle or go for a shower or cup of warm tea] just proceed to the Transition area and change into your Run gear asap.

Please - Even if you are a bronzed god or goddess, No nudity in transition
You will Exit Transition via the Fire Doors at the pool end & commence your Run
AGAIN – ONLT COMPETITORS IN THE TRANSITION AREA
Run 

Run: - Distances

May I remind competitors that IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to count your Run laps:

Tri-Star Starts 600 metres
Tri-Star 1 1500 metres
Tri-Star 2 2000 metres
Tri-Star 3 3000 metres
Youths 4000 metres
Juniors/Adults 5000 metres


Run: - Start

Only when you have your Race number on, exit Transition via the Fire Exit doors
From the Exit (a marshal will direct you) run through the main Leisure Centre gates turning left and down the path, keeping to the right, where you will be directed along your Run course
Having completed the lap(s) required you will be directed back towards the Leisure centre