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Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon

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Date of event

Sunday 9th July 2017

Location

Dorney Lake, Berkshire

Category

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Distances & Prices

TRIATHLON

  • First-Timer Wave: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run £40
  • Novice Triathlon: 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run £60
  • SuperSprint Triathlon (Mates Wave available): 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £60
  • SuperSprint Relay Triathlon: 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £89
  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £60
  • Challenge Triathlon: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run £60
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run £60

DUATHLON

  • Duathlon: 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run £52

RUNNING

  • Run: 5km £20

SWIMMING

  • 1km £33
  • 2km £35
  • 3km £37
  • 5km £43

LittleLife Scootathlon (390m Scoot, 390m Bike, 250m Run) £19

A booking fee will be added to the prices shown above

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

About the event

ShockAbsorberx240Shock Absorber are delighted to be title sponsor of the WomenOnly Triathlon! We’ll be supporting you all the way to the finish line and look forward to congratulating all age group winners with a free Shock Absorber bra!

This one is just for the females amongst us! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon has evolved into a full female-only multi-sport day. Take your pick; there’s something for everyone. So, whether it’s about taking on a challenge for the first time for the official charity Breast Cancer Care, or just to challenge yourself to better your time, the atmosphere at Dorney Lake makes this the perfect event at which to do this.

The event, held at the Olympic rowing venue Dorney Lake, Eton, provides a flat tarmac run and bike track as well as a lake with clean, calm waters to swim. As well as being a very safe and supportive venue, it also offers superb spectator viewing.The triathlon is always popular, offering a range of distances to either dip your toe into the water for the first time; to push yourself with a longer distance; or even to challenge yourself against the best in the Sprint Distance Triathlon.

So what are you waiting for? Get your friends together, join up, have fun and maybe even raise money for Breast Cancer Care. If this is your first foray into open-water swimming or triathlon, why not take advantage of some extra training and advice at one of our triathlon training days or open water swim seminars at Dorney Lake in May? Title sponsor, Shock Absorber are the UK’s leading sports bra brand, celebrating 15 years of providing expert sports bra support and will be on hand to offer advice. There are no muscles in the breasts, only skin and Cooper’s ligaments support breast tissue. Any excessive amount of breast movement puts strain on these ligaments causing them to stretch. Nothing can naturally restore them. Wearing a Shock Absorber sports bra will help to prevent long term damage to your breasts during exercise.

Spice Girl, Melanie C: “The Shock Absorber Women Only challenge is a fantastic celebration of women in sport. It allows ladies to compete in an environment which is encouraging and fun. Women contribute so much to the world of sport and these events offer a chance for all women to get involved regardless of their age or ability.”

Event Benefits

  • Fantastic supportive atmosphere
  • Iconic Olympic venue
  • Clean, calm lake waters for swimming
  • Pancake-flat closed road bike and run course
  • Range of distances suitable for all abilities
  • Pre-event Scootathlon for 4-8 year olds

EVENT INCLUDES

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free Parking
  • Electronic chip timing

Timings

Please note that these are the 2016 TIMES and are NOT the confirmed times for the 2017 event. These will be confirmed one month before the event.

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Age Requirements

TRIATHLON & DUATHLON:

  • Novice – Minimum Age 13 at 31 December, 2017
  • SuperSprint – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2017
  • Duathlon – Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2017
  • Sprint / Challenge Individual & Relay – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2017

RUN:

  • Minimum Age 14 on Event Day

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.”

YellowJerseyx240INSURANCE

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?

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.

Please see the Public Health England – Swim Healthy PDF

Maps

Results

First-Timer Wave: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
Novice Triathlon: 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run
SuperSprint Triathlon: 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Challenge Triathlon: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
Challenge Relay Triathlon: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run
Duathlon: 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run
Run: 5km

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 are looking for results from previous years, please visit the main Human Race Results page.

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!

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  • 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

Event Hotel

Located within easy reach of Heathrow Airport, 20 minutes from Twickenham Stadium, Royal Windsor & close to Dorney Lake, M4 and M25 motorways, the Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel is a convenient hotel to be based when exploring the local area and is ideal for before or after your event. Royal Windsor is only 5 minutes by car where you can see Windsor Castle and all this lovely historic town has to offer, and London is also within easy reach by bus or train. Other local attractions near this hotel include Eton, Legoland and racecourses at Ascot and Windsor.

After a day of sightseeing, take a dip in the hotel swimming pool, sauna or steam room and indulge in one of their superb dining options, including the Brasserie Centrale Restaurant, Pizza Da Marco or Chats Bar.

Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
Ditton Road
Langley
Slough
SL3 8PT

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

Windsor and Maidenhead Crest

Accommodation Booking Service

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

Breast Cancer CareOfficial charity Breast Cancer Care would love you to join their team. With your help they are hoping to raise vital funds to be able to continue to support the 550,000 people living with breast cancer in the UK today. Being part of Team Breast Cancer Care will mean you will receive support and guidance right up to race day, a technical ladies sports top to take part in, cheers around the course and some post-race goodies. To join Team Breast Cancer Care, please contact a member of their Sporting Team via email sporting@breastcancercare.org.uk or telephone 0845 092 0804.

Just GivingIf 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.

Make your Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon JustGiving page