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Windsor Triathlon

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Date of event

Sunday 12th June 2016

Location

Windsor, Berkshire

Category

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Distances & Prices

  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 30km Bike, 5km Run £89
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1.5km Swim, 42km Bike, 10km Run £97.50
  • Team Relay: Sprint Distance £150
  • Team Relay: Olympic Distance £175

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About the event

26 years and counting! Awarded the BTF’s ‘Event of the Year’ a remarkable seven times, the Windsor Triathlon is one of the best Olympic distance triathlons in the UK. The triathlon celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, and has stood the test of time with its quality delivery, stunning location and great event village.

EVENT REVIEWS

Event Benefits

  • Set in the stunning location of Windsor under the shadow of Windsor Castle
  • One of the longest-running triathlons with 25 years of quality delivery
  • 7 Time BTF Event of the Year
  • A major tick on your triathlon bucket-list
  • Great support and camaraderie around the course

EVENT INCLUDES

  • Natural hydration from Vita Coco as you cross the finish line
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line
  • Finisher’s medal

Age Requirements

Sprint Distance – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2016

Olympic Distance – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2016

Rules

BRITISH TRIATHLON:

Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by British Triathlon. 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.

BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP FEE:

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.

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

Sprint Triathlon (Individual & Relay): 750m Swim, 30km Bike, 5km Run
Olympic Triathlon (Elite, Individual & Relay): 1.5km Swim, 42km Bike, 10km Run

These results are Provisional, please contact the Results Crew with any queries. Queries are compiled and will appear in the final update on Friday.

Equipment

Zone3WETSUIT HIRE

Zone 3 are the Official Wetsuit partner for all Human Race swims and triathlons this year.

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.

Wetsuits will be available to hire for the event with more details to be added here and communicated to entrants shortly.

BIKE HIRE

Bike hire will be available for the event with more details to be added here and communicated to entrants shortly.

Travel & Accommodation

Looking to get a good night’s sleep before the Windsor Triathlon and for a comfy bed after your strenuous day’s exercise?

Check out the wide range of places to stay in the Windsor area – from cosy bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels – by visiting www.windsor.gov.uk/accommodation. Alternatively contact one of the friendly information assistants at the Royal Windsor Information Centre, open seven days a week. Their knowledge of the local area is second to none and they will quickly find a match for your accommodation requirements, often at preferential rates.

Royal Windsor Information Centre
Tel: 01753 743907
Email: windsor.accommodation@rbwm.gov.uk

Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor SL4 3HY

No other event in the world can compare with the historical backdrop of Windsor Castle, Eton College and the majestic River Thames. The river swim is followed by a bike course that takes in a number of villages around beautiful Berkshire and returns through Windsor Great Park. The multi-lap run course winds around the Great Castle, over Eton Bridge and along Eton High Street, passing famous Eton College. The event takes in 900 years of British history!

Windsor is very easy to get to, being only 15 minutes away from London’s Heathrow Airport and only 30 minutes from central London. There are also very fast road and rail links into the centre of London.

Getting to Windsor by Car

Windsor is just 30 miles west of London and is easily accessible via the major motorway networks. From M3 exit at junction 3 (bagshot); from M4 exit at junction 6 for Windsor; from M25 exit at junction 13 (Egham) and from M40 exit at junction 4 (Marlow) or junction 2 (Beaconsfield). Long stay car parks are located at Romney Lock, King Edward VII Avenue and Alexandra Gardens. All are cheaper than the more central (shopper) car parks and are less than a 10 minute walk to Windsor Castle.

Getting to Windsor by Train

Windsor is served by two train stations, Central and Riverside. Both are situated within a few minutes walk of Windsor Castle. First Great Western operates services from London Paddington. Change at Slough on to the branch line that links with Windsor & Eton Central Station. South West Trains operates direct services from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station. Journey time is approximately 55 minutes. Please check train times for the early Sunday (approx 6am) start.

READ OUR GUIDE TO SPENDING 48 HOURS IN WINDSOR

Charity & Fundraising

MacmillanMacmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner for the Windsor Triathlon. Team Macmillan are offering places for only £4 with a pledge to raise £400 in sponsorship. Join our team today to order your free kit, receive incredible support and make your miles matter. Macmillan Cancer Support is here to make sure no one has to face cancer alone and with your help no one will. If you’d like to find out more about Macmillan’s work, please head to www.macmillan.org.uk.

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