The 2017 Newbury Triathlon is based at Northcroft Leisure Centre in the heart of Newbury. Centred around the 75-yard outdoor heated swimming pool, there is plenty of space for spectators to watch both the swim and transition antics. The 300yd Swim/22km Bike/5km Run is ideal for first-timers!
This is a popular event for up to 450 competitors each of whom will receive a FREE quality running t-shirt.
Northcroft Leisure Centre is located just west of Newbury Town Centre and is signposted (brown sign) from the Robin Hood roundabout on the main route (A339) through Newbury. Postcode for Sat Navs is RG14 1RS.
Is on the right (grassed area) as you approach the Leisure Centre but may fill up. There will be a £1 per car parking fee which will be donated to a local charity.
Takes place in the main Leisure Centre sports hall from 7.15am.
If you are a BTF member, you will need to show your BTF licence at registration or you will be charged £5 for a day licence. Non-members may be asked to show another form of photo ID.
During registration you will receive:
-2 race numbers (TO BE VISIBLE ON YOUR BACK WHILST CYCLING, FRONT WHILST RUNNING)
-2 “sticky” race numbers, one for your bike (for security in/out of transition) and one to be clearly visible on the front of your helmet (to assist the marshals and our roving photographer to capture those action shots that will be available after the event)
-Chip timer and belt (attached around your ankle)
YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE YOU ENTER TRANSITION AND CANNOT RACE WITHOUT REGISTERING
Please arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes before your start time to allow time to register as it can get very busy.
Racking opens from 7.30am, only competitors will be allowed into the transition area, please keep your belongings in transition to a minimum. Please retain your race number; you will need it to collect your bike from transition after the race.
Please ensure that you are at the Swim start, which is located at the shallow end of the pool, AT LEAST 10 minutes prior to your official start time (which will be published on the website www.teamkennet.com during August in advance of the race day).
The swim course is (only) four lengths of one of the few remaining outdoor (heated) 75-yard lido pools, enjoy!
Bike course (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/102801443)
A short tour of some of the villages and countryside to the North West of Newbury.
A CYCLE HELMET must be worn. Please note your cycle helmet must be fastened on your head before you take hold of your bike and must remain fastened until after you have racked your bike.
Run route (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/102803625)
An off road run along well-maintained paths, a canal tow path and the boundary of the Newbury Cricket and Hockey Club.
There will be an Aid Station for water as you leave transition for the run route. Competitors are advised to carry their own gels or food if required.
Toilets and refreshments are available in the Leisure Centre.
To qualify for a refund, you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The event refund policy is:
Notification of more than 8 weeks - 50% of entry fee
Notification of 2 to 8 weeks - 20% of entry fee
Notification of less than 2 weeks - No return
Please note that once registered there are no transfers.