Triathlon Training Day 1
20 May 2018 • Dorney Lake, Berkshire
Do you need help to prepare you for your first triathlon? Or do your want to improve your times this...
Is this your first triathlon? Why not join the Macmillan Beginner’s Wave and receive help and advice through your training and on event day – more details here. For a handy glossary on all things triathlon, click here!
27 years and counting! Awarded the BTF’s ‘Event of the Year’ a remarkable seven times, the Royal 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.
In 2017, for the first time, the triathlon was known as the Royal Windsor Triathlon which coincided with a stunning new run course taking place on royal grounds! Participants have the chance to run in Windsor Great Park along the spectacular Long Walk in the shadow of iconic Windsor Castle.
See below for some highlights from previous years:
There are a few different options for you to choose from based on whether you’d like to register on the day or the day before and how competitive you are… Here’s a brief explanation (more detailed descriptions below):
Below are the 2017 wave timings. These timings are subject to change for 2018.
Please note that all racking must take place on Saturday (unless you have purchased ‘on the day’ racking) – NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot come to registration personally, you can give someone else a letter of authorisation and they can do it for you.
Saturday Racking (Macmillan Beginner’s Wave): Sprint Distance only! This wave is designed for newcomers to triathlon. You will receive extra support, tips and guidance throughout your training by Macmillan. Whilst fundraising isn’t obligatory with this entry option, it is strongly encouraged. By selecting this option, you are consenting to receive information from Macmillan.
Saturday Racking (BTF Age Category Wave): BTF Age Category waves split participants into waves according to gender and age. We follow the standard BTF age categories (20-24, 25-29, 30-34…) whereby your age is calculated by your age at the end of the year. Depending on demand, we might group together categories.
Saturday Racking (Mates Wave): Mates Waves are non-competitive, mixed gender and ability waves which allow participants to race with their friends and family.
Sunday Racking (Mixed Wave): Take the hassle out of registering the day before and upgrade your entry to rack your bike and register on the event day. Sunday racking has limited space so book early to guarantee a spot. Your race pack will be sent out to you in the post for this wave so please remember to bring it with you on the day.
Saturday Racking (Sprint with the Pros (Sub 1hr15)): Can you complete a Sprint Triathlon in sub 1hr15? Enter our competitive non-drafting Sprint with the Pros Wave for an elite experience with event ambassadors and elite triathletes Stuart Hayes and Emma Pallant.
Sprint Distance – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2018
Olympic Distance – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2018
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.
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.
Whilst having a BTF licence covers your liability to take part in our events it doesn’t cover your equipment. Why not check out the equipment section and our partner Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance to see what they can offer?
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.”
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.
Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 30km Bike, 5km Run
Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run
These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event. If you would like to view the results from previous years, please visit our Results homepage.
Continuing our partnership with Zone3 for 2017, they are here to offer you one of the fastest ranges of wetsuits on the market to hire or buy, perfect for our events.
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.
Zone3 are offering their Advance wetsuit as part of their hire service for Human Race events. 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 a Zone3 wetsuit to make sure you’re fully prepared for your event at the Human Race Hub here.
Please note: the booking deadline to get your wetsuit in time for the event is 5.30pm the Wednesday before the race.
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.
Do you need help to prepare you for your first triathlon? Or do your want to improve your times this...
Human Race will be hosting an open water swim training day at Dorney Lake with 1½ hr sessions (45 minutes...
We have partnered with a range of hotels for the Royal Windsor Triathlon weekend. If you want to stay in central Windsor and be a close walk from the start on Sunday, check out the Harte & Garter. For a great value hotel with fitness room & pool, the Windsor Heathrow Marriott is less than 4 miles from the start.
For this weekend, all our hotel partners include:
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.
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.
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.
Take on the Royal Windsor Triathlon again for Macmillan and you could be in with a chance to win an incredible Garmin and Macmillan tri suit!
Enter the Royal Windsor Triathlon 2018 and fundraise over £100 by Thursday 4th January 2018 and will be entered into a prize draw to win these incredible prizes:
|Garmin watch (RRP £175)||Macmillan tri suit (RRP £69.99)|
Already entered? Set up your JustGiving page here.
Full terms and conditions of the Macmillan competition can be found here.
Macmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner for the Royal Windsor Triathlon. Team Macmillan are offering places for only £1 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.
If you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.