The Army Standard Distance Triathlon Championships 2017 are to be held Wednesday 28 June 2017 commencing at 1100 hours at Cotswold Water Park, Lake 32. In addition to an Inter Corps category the RAPTC will also use this race at their Corps championships. DB Max Multisport events will co-ordinate the event, online entries and race details through their website (DB Max). The race will be held on public roads and is a non-drafting event. It is requested that this Administration Order is disseminated as widely as possible
This standard distance Triathlon will be conducted at Cotswold Water Park, Lake 32 and is open to Regular / Reserve service personnel, from all three Services and entitled MoD civil service personnel. This event is open to all standards of athlete and units are encouraged to allow individuals and teams to take part in this multi-sport event.
a. Swim: The compulsory wetsuits swim will take place at Lake 32 with the appropriate water safety cover. The 1500m swim course will be set out in advance (GPS measured) using buoys as the turn points. The swim will have a split start; men first then 10 mins later the ladies will start.
b. Cycle: This new 41km route on public roads and all athletes are to obey normal laws of the road at all times. Competitors should make note of the route which will be displayed in transition. Static and mobile draft busters will enforce British Triathlon Foundation (BTF) drafting rules. Approved cycle helmets are mandatory.
c. Run: The 10km run is around the lake.
Para-triathletes and Tri-Service athletes
The event will be open to all members of the Tri-Service community and the course will be adapted as necessary to ensure that all para-triathletes can race. Entry to this race by members of the other services is encouraged but it should be noted that members of the Royal Navy and RAF will not be eligible for prizes.