For the juniors this event will be one of the South Central Series Events. Details of if the IRC will proceed in 2021 have not yet been confirmed by British Triathlon.
Our Eton Dorney Family Triathlon offers competitors a choice of:
- Sprint Triathlon
- Super Sprint Triathlon (Perfect for Novices)
- Tristars Start (Age 8)
- Tristars 1-3 (Ages 9-14)
- Youth Ages (Ages 15-16)
- Family Fun Triathlon
A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Dorney Lake provides a fantastic opportunity within a closed road environment for both adults and kids to race in a safe environment without the fear of traffic. Not only is it safe its also a beautiful place to swim, bike and run.
KIDS AND BIG KIDS
Our family triathlon aims to be as inclusive as possible providing competitive and non competitive opportunities for kids and big kids to enjoy the sport at its best.
All ages as per 31st December 2021, from 15 you may choose to participate in either youth or the normal Sprint, Super Sprint events.
THE SWIM COURSE
Your race day will see your child start in the lake where they will swim a single lap course.
Starting in the side lake they will swim under the bridge and into the main lake before exiting the water and heading straight into transition.
THE BIKE COURSE
Once in transition they will don their trainers, race number, bike helmet, anything else they need and grab their bike. Heading out of transition they will run to the mount line and get on their bike. They will then complete between the required number of out and back laps of our closed road bike course in order to complete the required distance. Once they have completed the distance they will head to the dismount line and back into transition.
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.
Consists of a looped swim for swimmers and a single lap swim for triathletes in an anti clockwise direction.
Super Sprints will head left at the first yellow cylindrical buoy
Sprints will turn left at the first red cylindrical buoy
Course will consist of Bike course consists of a 4.65km anti clockwise loop.
Super sprints will complete 3 laps
Sprint distance athletes will complete 5 laps.
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.
consists of an out and back course.
Super Sprint distance athletes will complete complete one our and back loop.
Sprint Distance athletes will complete two out and back laps.
Awards will be sent out in the post following the event and placings announced via email and social media online.
Awards will be issued on the following basis.
Overall 1-3 Male & Female in All Races.
Age group awards for the sprint Triathlon – first in each cat, Senior 20-39, Vet 40-49, Super Vet 50-59 & Vintage 60+.
The Family Fun Triathlon is perfect for those wanting to give their kids to complete their first triathlon with a parent right alongside. This non competitive event takes place at the end of the event and gives freedom on the course to swim, ride and run at your own pace.
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.
Then its a short run around the race village before heading down the finish line to get your medal.
CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS FROM OUR LAST TRIATHLON AT DORNEY
WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR ENTRY
This event is covered by Event Protect. If the event is cancelled, you can apply for a refund directly from Event Protect provided the cancellation is covered by their insurance policy. Learn more about Event Protect
We will be using an electronic timing system which provides accurate lap counts reported live to the screens.
For this event there will be no on course nutrition but food/water/snacks etc will be provided at the finish line.
There will be the normal event village style setup with, food/catering, toilets etc.
As it stands no spectators are not allowed at events at Dorney Lake unless acting as a guardian to one of the juniors. However by July if all goes well these rules should have been relaxed.