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Just to say thank you to all involved with today's Tri. It was brilliant! So well organised; loads of friendly, supportive and enthusiastic marshals; great safety in the water with watchful, professional canoeists and starter. In all, a great event again, congratulations and many thanks to everyone. Best wishes Linda
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THE COTSWOLD TRIATHLON - most popular open water sprint tri in the South West.
3 September 2017 from 7.55am
750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run and Relay (minimum age 17 as at 31/12/17)
or 400m swim, 20km bike, 2.5km run (minimum age 15 as at 31/12/17)
Chip Timing, Free Parking, Performance T-shirt and Medal, Secure Transition, Fast Flat Course, Free Seminar
Entries Open January 2017
2016 Race Information/Maps are available by clicking here - 2017 will be very similar!
For the nineteenth year the very popular Cotswold Triathlon returns to The Cotswold Country Park, part of Britain's largest water park; the Cotswold Water Park. The Waterland lake is usually used for swimming, canoeing, wind surfing and fishing. It is set in a beautifully landscaped area which has a children's beach and play areas, a beach front café, volleyball courts and BBQ/picnic areas; a brilliant venue to bring all the family. There will be a trade village and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, a Performance T-shirt and swim hat for all starters, Chip Timing and finish line screen, finish medal and race photos.
Cotswold Country Park, The Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester GL7 6DF - two miles from the A419 (between Swindon and Cirencester) and easily accessed from both M4 and M5 motorways. Entry fee to events include free parking and use of the park on Saturday for registration and Sunday morning- usually £5 per person.
Map Of Area is available here
A one-lap lake swim in clear water is followed by a fairly flat, one lap ride on quiet country roads before departing for a two lap, traffic free run on paths around the lake (The Novice/Youth event is one lap). The event and its venue are ideal for those moving from pool swim events to open water and provide a great stepping-stone to the Standard distance.
To download a printable cycle course map (Adobe Acrobat format) please click this link.
There will be prizes for the top finisher in each five-year age group, and first Relay Team. Prizes are also awarded for first male and female overall and first youths in the Novice Event. Elite wave 1st £120, 2nd £110, third £100 male and female.
Chip Timing and finish Line screen. All results will be posted on this website immediately after the event.
Camping will be 300m from swim start at Go-By-Cycle. This is a registered campsite with toilet and shower facilities within the site and some electrical hook-ups. To Book call 01285 862152 or go to: http://www.go-by-cycle.co.uk/camping.htm, phone Cotswold Tourism on 01285 654180 for local B&Bs and hotels.
There are several Wetsuit Hire Companies on the Internet that with hire suits out for all season or the weekend.
All our events operate under the rules of the British Triathlon Federation. To view the rules on non-drafting events please visit their website at: www.britishtriathlon.org.
Free Mini Triathlon Seminar
Saturday 3.30pm by Registration Marquee - Open Water Swim Tips and route explained by Robert Ferris, Swim, Run and Triathlon Coach. 4pm Transition Tips and be inspired by Shirley Yarde, Hawaii Ironman, World and European medallist. Free of charge to all but those not competing will have to pay to park.
Event Preferred Charity: Cancer Research UK
Help raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. They support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses. Over the past 10 years alone, thousands of lives have been saved through earlier detection and improved treatments. But, much work remains to be done if they are to achieve their aim of beating cancer. Online fundraising details are available here Alternatively, contact Maria Gomez, Area Volunteer Manager for Cancer Research UK on 07918196031 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper sponsorship form.
Official Event Charity
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