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Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon

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Date of event

Sunday 8th July 2018

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 £66
  • SuperSprint Relay Triathlon: 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £89 per team
  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £69
  • Challenge Triathlon: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run £75
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run £79

DUATHLON

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

RUNNING

  • Run: 5km £20

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.
  • If you would like to enter as a corporate group, click here for booking and enquiries.

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! Selected by 220 Triathlon as the UK’s number 1 triathlon for beginners, 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, 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 charity. 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
  • Race Buddy who will be on hand to answer any questions for those who are feeling nervous or taking on their first triathlon
  • Free Shock Absorber bras for all winners
  • 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

OFFICIAL PHOTOS

You can pre-order all your digital photos for just £15 (normal price £25) – click here to find out more.

Timings

Below are the 2017 wave timings. The 2018 times will be confirmed one month before the event.

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Age Requirements

TRIATHLON & DUATHLON:

  • Novice – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2018
  • SuperSprint – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2018
  • Duathlon – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2018
  • Sprint – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2018
  • Challenge Individual & Relay – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2018

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.”

INSURANCE:

PedalSure exclusively offer Human Race participants 15% discount on Triathlon Insurance which covers Theft & Accidental Damage (including in transition). We now cover all the stages of Triathlon, so cycle, swim and run. Options which uniquely offer up to £150k Personal Accident Cover and up to £2m Personal Liability can also be extended along with competition to also cover transition making this one of the most comprehensive policies in the market for more serious Triathletes. You can also protect accessories, include overseas use, and loss of earnings.

Simply use the exclusive offer link: www.pedalsure.com/hrace

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

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

WETSUIT HIRE

Europe’s leading wetsuit brand, Zone3 has built its reputation on a deep-rooted passion for triathlon and ensuring that their wetsuits offer market leading performance, innovation and functionality.

Zone3 has won more industry design awards than any other wetsuit brand, including the first ever and only 10/10 review from 220 Triathlon Magazine and many others including Best in Class, Top Value and Game Changer of the year.

Their product-first philosophy and commitment to excellence ensures a range suitable for athletes of all levels, helping maximise performance and enjoyment within the sport.

Check out the Zone3 Human Race Hub here!

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.

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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.

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.

Merchandise

Awol Adventure

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.

Itab

You can personalise your medal with an iTAB, engraved with your name and finish time.

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!

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

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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