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HSBC Triathlon and Duathlon

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Date of event

Sunday 18th September 2016

Location

Dorney Lake, Berkshire

Category

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Distances & Prices

  • Taster Triathlon Children’s Wave (ages 11+): 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 1.5km Run £40
  • Taster Triathlon Adult Wave: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run £40
  • Novice Triathlon: 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run £60
  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run (Mates Wave available) £68
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run £75
  • Olympic Relay Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run £99
  • Duathlon: 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run £52
  • Scootathlon: 390m Scoot, 390m Bike, 250m Run £19
  • Children’s 2km Run: £12

Entering in a group of 10 or more? You could save up to 25% – click here for more information.

About the event

The HSBC Triathlon offers something for absolutely everyone looking to get involved in the UK’s fastest growing sport. With the three most popular tri distances on offer plus a Duathlon and a Scootathlon for the little ones, this ‘festival of multisport’ is perfect whether you’re a seasoned veteran, a complete novice or if you want to take on the challenge as part of a team.

From origins as a corporate event, title sponsors HSBC opened the day up to the general public in order to promote healthy living to as many people as possible. The ethos of the HSBC Triathlon is to get everyone involved in the multisport experience, be it competing, supporting or just taking in the atmosphere on the day.

The official charity partner of the event is SOS Children’s Villages, who care for children that are orphaned or abandoned across 125 countries around the world. All participants can fundraise for this fantastic cause, you’ll receive fundraising and training support from the charity, and invitations to additional training events.

Zone3WetsuitHire£55

Event Benefits

  • Iconic Olympic venue
  • Clean, calm lake waters
  • Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere
  • A pre-event Scootathlon for age 4 – 8 years
  • Mates Waves provides the opportunity to race with your friends regardless of age or gender
  • Great activities for all the family all in support of SOS Children’s Villages

EVENT INCLUDES

  • Free Parking
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

Timings

PROVISIONAL START TIMES: Scootathlon 9:00, Triathlon/Duathlon – Waves from 10:00.

Age Requirements

  • Taster: Minimum Age 11 at 31 December 2015
  • Novice: Minimum Age 15 at 31 December 2015
  • Sprint, Standard, Relay: Minimum Age 17 at 31 December 2015
  • Duathlon: Minimum Age 16 at 31 December 2015
  • Scootathlon: Age 4 to 8 on Race Day

Rules

BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION:

Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.

The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.

MP3 PLAYERS ETC:

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.”

WETSUIT RULE:

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.

Maps

Results

Taster Triathlon Children’s Wave: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 1.5km Run
Taster Triathlon Adult Wave: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
Novice Triathlon: 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run
Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run
Olympic Relay Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run
Duathlon: 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run

Equipment

Zone3WetsuitHire£55

Zone3WETSUIT HIRE

We’ve teamed up with Zone3 to offer you some of their great range of wetsuits that are perfect for the event for you to hire or purchase.

Zone3 has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful brands on the market thanks to its high performance products which year on year have achieved the highest industry reviews based on speed, comfort, price point and innovation.

Zone3AdvanceZone3 are offering their Advance wetsuit as part of their hire service for Human Race. The Advance has won many awards including 220 Triathlon magazine’s “Best Buy” award and has become the market leader for first-timers and those on a budget. The suit is made from super flexible, highly buoyant neoprene for an assured swim performance.

You can purchase or hire one of their leading wetsuits to make sure you’re fully prepared for your event. The options are:

  • Purchasing an Advance (£159) or Aspire (£299) wetsuit from the Human Race Shop
  • Hiring a wetsuit for the season (25th March – 7th October 2016) from the Human Race Shop

WETSUIT RULE:

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.

Zone3BIKE HIRE

You can hire a fully serviced and cleaned bike perfect for the event from our partners British Bike Hire.

British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in delivering great product for all categories of riders and provide excellent service. They offer a range of bikes to hire or purchase including: leisure, hybrid, mountain, racing and triathlon specifications.

Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk and book via the online portal or email info@britishbikehire.co.uk for more information.

Sigma Sport Checklist

You’ve done all the hard work training and with the big race fast approaching now’s the time to double check you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Sigma has put together this handy checklist to make sure there are no surprises on race morning. Everything is available with the click of a mouse with free UK delivery – and Sigma can even guarantee next day delivery for a little more!

Sigma Stacked BlackSWIM

  • Wetsuit: click here
  • Goggles: click here
  • Bodyglide: click here
  • Tri suit: click here
  • Towel: click here
  • Swim accessories: click here

BIKE

  • Bike: click here
  • Helmet: click here
  • Cycling shoes: click here
  • Sunglasses: click here
  • Tools: click here
  • Spare tubes: click here
  • Puncture repair & pump: click here
  • Race number belts: click here
  • Bottles & hydration: click here
  • Watch/GPS: click here

RUN

  • Elastic laces: click here
  • Cap: click here
  • Nutrition: click here

For a great range of triathlon brands and products, visit www.sigmasport.co.uk.

Travel & Accommodation

Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP

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

Accommodation Booking Service

Windsor and Maidenhead Crest

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:

  • Extensive local knowledge of Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and surrounding areas
  • A match service for your personal requirements
  • Preferential prices
  • A fast and efficient service
  • Known availability
  • Confirmation of booking.

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
Email: windsor.accommodation@rbwm.gov.uk

Charity & Fundraising

SOS ChildrenWhen children lose their families and have nothing and no one, SOS Children ensure that they can grow up in a safe environment by creating new families. Headed by SOS mothers, families live together in our unique SOS Children’s Villages, which are located in the heart of communities.

Children are able to enjoy their childhood and learn skills so that they can develop into active, responsible adults. We establish schools and medical centres to ensure that more children have the opportunity of an education and access to quality medical care.

Every year, our programmes reach over two million people.