This is our bi annual Adult and Junior Grand-Prix Aquathlon event for all ages. A Great course for people looking to try out a multi-sport event or seasoned athletes out for a blast !! Making the most of one of north Tynesides best swimming pools and a run past the picturesque lake and through the wooded area around the Killingworth Lakeside Centre.
Chip timing is provided by Tri Hard events and the results will be posted to the Tyne Tri Website.
This is a Regional, Junior Grand prix, so you can compete with the best in the county or only with yourself and the clock.
If you’ve never done a multisport event here are some pointers…
- You start in the pool at the allotted time
- You swim the right distance
- You get out of the pool at the shallow end
- Go and get your trainers on
- And Run ( the right distance)
Your time is taken from your specified start time to when you finish your run, so getting changed and drying off will cost you dearly. If you start late or in the wrong posiiton then your time will include this delay.
So… What to wear ? Ideally a tri suit is the pro choice (like this) or you can run in a swim suit and tee shirt or whatever you feel comfortable in running up great lime road on Sunday Morning straight out of the pool.
What you’ll need :
- British Triathlon Rules Demand the wearing of a swim hat, please bring your own
- Swim Suit or Tri Suit
- A number belt (like this)
Who can race
As long as you are 8 years old or over you can compete. There are no restrictions pertaining to club affiliation, organisations or experience. Just enter and do it.
|Category||Swim Distance (m)||Number of Lengths||Run Distance (m)|
|TriStars Start (8y.o.)||50||2||600|
|TriStars 1 (9-10y.o.)||150||6||1500|
|TriStars 2 (11-12y.o.)||200||8||2000|
|TriStars 3 (13-14y.o.)||300||12||3000|
|Juniors/Seniors (17+ y.o.)||500||20||5000|
Trophies are given for first second and third, male and female, places for all Junior age groups where there are four or more competitors in the age group, if there are less than four then a trophy is only given for first prize.
For adult races trophies are given for first second and third overall male and female. First place male and female in each age group will receive an appropriate prize.
British Triathlon provide and insist on public liability insurance for all athletes who are competing details of which are here. This is built in to the cost of entry or if you are a BTF member is subtracted from the entry cost.
Adults are place in swim time order with the slowest going first to even up the race a bit and slower compeitors are not left on the course on thier own so much. When a faster swimmer wants to overtake they’ll proabably make a move at the end and its helpful to let them past.
Kids are not placed in any order as they are already pretty well sorted by age group… there is no need to supply kids swim time.
Registration is from 7.15am and the race briefing is 8:10am at the lakeside centre main hall. Here you will receive your number and timing chip. Any timing chips not returned at the end of the race will incur a £20 replacement charge.