PAPERCOURT OWS AQUATHON SERIES RACE INFORMATION
Thank you for signing up to take part in the Papercourt Aquathlon Series, please find below advance information for the evening.
EVENT TIMING & TRAVEL
6PM – Registration & transition open
6.50PM Race Briefing
7PM – Warm Up and Acclimatisation (in the water)
7.15PM Race Start
8.00PM-10.30PM Clubhouse Social (Bar open)
Papercourt Sailing Club is located near the village of Ripley in Surrey. It is about 5 minutes’ drive from the M25 (Junction 10) via the A3 (Ripley exit from the North and Send/Ripley exit from the South).
RACE DISTANCES & START WAVES
There are several race distances taking place with swimmers released in three waves, both commence with a deep water start.
- Wave 1 – Sprint Aquathlon, 750m & 1500m swim races.
- Wave 2 – 400m Swim Race.
- Wave 3 – Novice/GoTri Aquathlon
Where competitor numbers allow we may start waves together on the day.
OPEN WATER SWIM
The swim takes place in the Papercourt Sailing Clubs lake.
This open water swim features a small deep water start racing out to complete the required distance and then exiting the water via the entry slip.
1500m Swimmers will Complete 2 Laps of the swim Course
400m Swimmers will Turn half way down the lake at the half way Buoys.
Novice Swimmers will turn on the first set of buoys nearest the club house.
Its then just a short run to transition where you will start your run.
RUN COURSE FOR AQUATHLONS
Straight from transition you will head out through the car park and onto the trails surrounding the sailing club.
For the run we’ve got a lapped cross country course around the grounds of the sailing club taking in a mixture of terrains. The course is generally flat and good underfoot but with some areas requiring concentration to keep you on your toes.
Sprint Distance – 2 Lap
Novice Distance – 1 Lap
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RACE PREPARATION & RACE TIMING
The race will be manually timed using Webscorer.
Results will be available shortly after you have completed your run with.
Results will be available with the following splits
- 750m Swim, run to T1 plus transition
- 5k Run
Race Numbers must face forward on the run.
Papercourt Open Water Swim is open for general swimming on Tuesday nights from 6-8.30pm at Papercourt SC so if your nervous about swimming in open water for the first time or just want a chance to practice in the venue why not get in touch and come down.
Registration will take place in the clubhouse facing onto the lake.
At registration you will need to provide photo ID confirming your identity and will then receive your race number which will allow you entry to Transition.
Competitors are able to setup in transition between 6.00-7pm.
Please ensure all bags are tucked out the way of other competitors.
If this is your first aquathlon just ask us for help on the day and we’ll be happy to show you how to setup in transition
Indoor changing is available within the club house with separate male and female changing plus showers available. There is no secure storage for bags etc so anything left out is done so at the competitors own risk.
There will be a race briefing lakeside at 6.50pm for all athletes prior to entering the lake for acclimatisation and warm up. Please attend this race briefing as any last minute changes, as well as any questions will be answered here.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE FULLY READ ALL RACE INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE BRIEFING
Please don’t leave ay litter out on course at our lovely lake, if you take it out with you bring it back.
Refreshments will be available in the bar/clubhouse following the event.