ETON DORNEY FAMILY TRIATHLON
2022 RACE GUIDE
Eton Dorney is quite possibly the perfect environment to host triathlons with a calm lake swim and perfect traffic free roads for the run and bike. We’re excited to once again return bringing a combination of adult events, junior racing and family friendly events to the venue.
ON THE DAY RESULTS & LAST YEARS RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE
Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6FJ
Directions & Parking
Once you have found the venue you will be greeted at the main gate and shown where to park.
Registration & Transition are located at the start end of the lake as shown on the map below.
REGISTRATION & EVENT VILLAGE OPEN
ADULT SPRINT TRIATHLON START
ADULT SUPER SPRINT TRIATHLON START
|10:00||TRANSITION OPENS FOR YOUTH & TRISTARS||TRANSITION|
YOUTH (Age 15-16) START
TRI STAR 3 (Age 13-14) – START (Inc. SC IRC)
TRI STAR 2 (Age 11-12) START (Inc. SC IRC
|11:20||TRI STAR 1 (Age 9-10) START||SWIM START|
|11:30||TRI STAR START (Age 8) START||SWIM START|
|11:45||FAMILY FUN TRIATHLON START||SWIM START|
Registration will take place in the race village and is the large red tent on the plan above, Registration will remain open throughout the event.
At registration you will need to provide your name and will then receive your registration pack and timing chip which will allow you entry to Transition.
Supporters are allowed to roam freely on site but remain off the course at all times.
Competitors are able to rack their bikes prior to their event in the designated rows within Transition. As soon as you have completed setup please make your way over to the athlete holding area near the swim start. All competitors will be escorted across the bike course to the swim start prior to event start due to the crossing of the bike course.
Competitors will select their own racking placement on the day, please note that you should never touch or move another competitors bike, if you require assistance to rack ask a Marshall.
Tri Star Starts will be laying bikes down in transition, all other bikes will be racked.
If this is your first triathlon we suggest you take 5 minutes to watch the below video on how to set up transition.
GETTING READY TO START
You will then be required to walk across the bike course to the grass area in front of the swim start. This walk is on a mixture of grass and tarmac and can either be done either in flip flops or barefoot. All competitors will be escorted across the bike course to the swim start prior to event start due to the crossing of the bike course.
The race will be wave starts, with all swimmers entering the water before the start of their wave. Each wave will be counted down and started on their given wave start time.
The timing system for our events uses an electronic chip timing system.
You will be supplied with a race number which will be either
- pinned to your front or
- attached to a race belt and displayed rear on the bike, front on the run.
The results are provisional until such time as they are finalised following the event.
– All competitors MUST wear a fastened helmet when in contact with their bike.
– No earphones/mobile phones or MP3 players are to be used AT ALL during the event.
– Only marshals in high-viz vests are to assist competitors during the event.
RACING AND THE HIGHWAY CODE
Whilst this is a closed road event please do not take undue risks not only to yourself and other athletes,
Under British Triathlon sanctioned events you must not leave equipment or personal gear on the race course. Which includes littering out on the course.Yes, a gel wrapper is considered equipment under this rule.It is an offence under UK law to drop litter in any place open to the air, including private land, so if you are seen dropping litter on the course you will be automatically disqualified.Put used gel wrappers and the like in your bike jersey and discard them in transition. If a water bottle is launched from your bottle cage when you hit a bump in the road, turn around and pick it up before it becomes a hazard to another rider.
Please take the time to read the current British Triathlon competition rules.and abide by them at all times.
WATER TEMPERATURE & WETSUITS
We will take the water temperatures at various points around the lake on event day and will advise at registration if the swim is to be wetsuit or wetsuit optional.
|<16 Degrees Celsius||Required|
|16-24.6 Degrees Celsius||Optional|
|>22 Degrees Celsius for Under 60’s, >24,6 for 60+||Prohibited|
Consists of a single lap 750m swim for sprint triathletes in an anti clockwise direction, and a 400m swim for super sprint triathletes.
Super Sprints will head left at the first yellow cylindrical buoy.
Sprints will turn left at the far red buoys.
All swimmers will return up the lake passing under the bridge and out into transition.
The Bike course will consist of a 4.88km anti clockwise loop.
Sprint distance athletes will complete 4 laps totalling 19.5km.
Super sprints will complete 2 laps totalling 9.75km.
We have static marshals at key locations on the bike course and they will report you if you are seen to be breaking these rules. One of their key tasks is to identify anyone gaining UNFAIR ADVANTAGE through drafting.
THIS IS A NON DRAFTING EVENT.
The run course consists of a single 2.5km loop.
Sprint Distance athletes will complete 2 laps of this course before heading down the finish.
Super Sprint Distance athletes will complete 1 lap of the course.
TRISTAR 2, TRISTAR 3 & YOUTH
TRISTAR 1 & TRISTAR START
Having completed the bike your child will return to transition, rerack their bike and helmet and grab anything else they wish to take with them on the run.
Heading out onto the course they will complete between 1 & 4 laps of the 600m loop passing the finish line each time in order to complete the required distance. Once they have completed the final lap it straight up the finish line and into the race village to receive their medal and finish time.
SOUTH CENTRAL IRC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - TS2 and TS3 Only
For your race South Central will be enforcing the gear restrictions for those who either want to qualify for the IRC. No Carbon wheels allowed for athletes looking to qualify in T2 or T3. Only standard Alloy wheels. To qualify, you must also be a member of British Triathlon.
If you are not looking to qualify you are not required to restrict gears.
FAMILY FUN TRIATHLON
This event operates slightly differently to a traditional fixed distance event, after an initial fixed 100m swim you will be afforded time on the 1.5km bike and 600m run course to complete as much distance as you or you child wants.
The swim hugs the bank of the lake over 100m so that the shallows are always within easy reach, exiting the water straight into transition.
Here you’ll get ready and head out on the bike riding up and down the lakeside closed roads.
You will have free reign over the bike course until 30 minutes after the event starts.
You will have free reign over the run course until 45 minutes after the event starts.
Awards will be given out on the day following the completion of each event, please listen to the tannoy for the timings of awards ceremonies.
Awards will be issued on the following basis.
Overall 1-3 Male & Female in All Races inc IRC Qualifier Events.
We do have an official event photographer – photos will be available to view and download after the event. If you do not want photos of your child to be shared – please let us know.
If you wish to take your own photos on the day, you will be required to complete the photographic waiver at Race HQ and will be given a stamp on your hand to indicate that you have done so.