ABOUT THE EVENT
This one is just for the females amongst us! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Challenge has evolved this year into a full female-only multi-sport day. Take your pick; whether you want to swim, bike, run, tri or duathlon we have an event for you. 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 WomenOnly 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.
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.
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?
Garmin are offering all participants the opportunity to take one of their latest timing devices for a test run at WomenOnly Challenge. Their GPS watches are the ideal training and race day companion, helping you to maintain pace, analyse your technique, monitor your heart rate and recovery times and can even estimate your VO2 max! Click here for free hire.
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.”
Novice Triathlon: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
SuperSprint Triathlon (Mates Wave): 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Sprint Triathlon (for sub 1 hour 25min entrants): 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
Duathlon: 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run
WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS EVENT
• 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
• Free Garmin hire
• Finisher's medal
• Free Parking
• Electronic chip timing
• Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line
START TIME: TBC
AGE REQUIREMENTS - TRIATHLON & DUATHLON:
Novice - Minimum Age 13 at 31 December, 2016
SuperSprint - Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2016
Duathlon - Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2016
Sprint / Challenge Individual & Relay - Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2016
AGE REQUIREMENTS - SWIM:
750m - Minimum Age 14 on Event Day
1500m - Minimum Age 16 on Event Day
3km & 5km - Minimum Age 18 on Event Day
AGE REQUIREMENT - RUN:
Minimum Age 14 on Event Day
Women Ahead and The 30% Club
Click here to find out more about an exciting programme from Women Ahead - which includes inspiring keynotes and on-the-day support from elite athletes.
OFFICIAL EVENT T-SHIRT
The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Challenge women's fit technical t-shirt will ensure you look the part on event day, plus you can show off your achievement forever by wearing it when out for a run or to the gym. Click here to buy now!