Eton Sprints Weekend Saturday
18 May 2019 • Dorney Lake, Berkshire
The Eton Sprints Weekend triathlons are widely regarded as the official start of the UK triathlon season. Taking place at...
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SuperSprint Triathlon: 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
ITU Qualifier Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
The Eton SuperSprint triathlons are widely regarded as the official start of the UK triathlon season. Taking place at the fantastic Eton Dorney Lake, one of the iconic venues of the 2012 Olympic Games, the SuperSprint Sunday event starts with a 400m open water swim in the clear, clean waters of the rowing lake before taking to the closed, flat road circuit for a 4-lap bike course covering 21.2k. The final 5k run follows an out and back course along the side of the rowing tank on tarmac paths.
The venue provides the ideal environment for first time triathletes or experienced athletes looking to get an early season time under their belt and there’s always a buzzing atmosphere for both participants and supporters alike.
Each day will offer two MATES WAVES, in which friends will be able to race together; there is limited capacity for these popular waves, so get in quick if you can!
Click here to see a list of 2018 male and female winners.
You can pre-order all your digital photos for just £15 (normal price £25) – click here to find out more.
Please see the wave times for the 2018 event here. These timings are subject to change for the 2019 event.
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Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2018.
The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.
If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a£6 day membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration.
British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states “Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players.”
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We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event. Read the wetsuit rule for triathlons HERE.
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We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event.
|Water Temperature||Wetsuit Rule|
|Water Temp less than 14 degrees||Wetsuits are COMPULSORY|
|Water temp 14 – 22 degrees||Wetsuits are OPTIONAL|
|Water temp above 22 degrees||Wetsuits are BANNED|
We do say that wetsuits in fact help with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event but at Dorney Lake it is almost always an optional wetsuit swim.
British Bike Hire will be providing bike hire at Human Race events up and down the country.
British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in event-based bike hire, and with years of experience they know exactly what it takes to have the bike ready for your day, with as little hassle as possible.
Their service includes delivery to your event as well as fitting onto your bike by an experienced mechanic so you’re as comfortable as possible for the ride. They have a fleet covering all bases, from basic alloy road bikes to race-ready carbon fibre machines, as well as road oriented hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. All bikes arrive fully serviced and cleaned with the aim to take as much stress out of your day as possible.
Our new photography partner, AWOL Adventure, has a great pre-event photo offer for you to take advantage of:
You can pre-order ALL your digital photos for just £15 (normal price £25). Minimum 2 photos guaranteed, or your money back
AWOL Adventure will have professional photographers stationed all over the course and finish line ready to capture that timeless photo – just don’t forget to smile!
But hurry! This offer is only available before the event. On event day, the bundle price increases to £25, and single images will be £15 each, so we recommend you get in early and save – this is the best deal you’ll get.
If you ordered your iTAB whilst entering the event, it will arrive in the post shortly after race day.
Don’t worry if you haven’t ordered your iTAB. You will have set up a MyActive account when registering for the event. You can simply log back into your account to order it. We’ll also share the iTAB website order link with you after the event!
The event will be held at the Olympic rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Full on-site parking means you can come and go while the event is taking place, we have showers and toilets aplenty and there is catering in the Boathouse.
Detailed Road, Rail and Taxi Instructions HERE
If you require accommodation we recommend using the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s accommodation booking service.
The service operates seven days a week and offers you:
Tickets to major attractions are also available through the Concierge box office service so why not let them help you to make the right choice and ensure your stay is a memorable one!
Accommodation Hotline: +44 (0)1753 743907