The Alnwick Sprint Triathlon 2018 will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018. The race starts at 7:30am with registration open from 6:10am. The swim distance is 400m and there will be staggered wave starts from 7.30am onwards. The bike ride is an undulating single 21km circular loop, with a 5km run to finish. There is a post-race buffet, a goodie bag with a commemorative T-shirt, and chip timing.
The event is based at the Willowburn Leisure Centre, Willowburn Lane, Alnwick NE66 2JH. Entries cost £46 for BTF members, £49 for non-BTF members (includes £3 day race license fee). (Please note: there will be a small supplement payable during the online entry process which reflects the cost of processing your credit or debit card.)
Entries will open at 9am on Friday 29th December via ResultsBase: https://www.resultsbase.net/event/4163
The Alnwick Sprint Triathlon is a very popular and friendly event. It is organised entirely by volunteers from Alnwick Triathlon Club and the club is very proud to provide an enjoyable event that caters to the complete range of the performance spectrum, newbies & experienced athletes alike. And we very much want the event to continue – to this end please read carefully the following statement from the event organiser.
The 2017 edition of the race saw some great performances, both from finishers and winners, and was (largely) a pleasure to be involved with. However there were two difficult incidents: (1) a marshal was sworn at by a competitor; and (2) there was a collision between a competitor on a bike leg, and a motor vehicle. Additionally we received complaints from professional drivers as to the conduct of the cyclists in the race. Ensuring athlete safety is my number one priority. I am absolutely certain that the overwhelming majority of participants are fully aware when cycling that they are road users first, and competitors second. The bike leg is on public non-closed roads and the Highway Code takes precedence. In accordance with BTF rules, we will DQ participants guilty of ‘breaking road traffic regulations’ or ‘dangerous conduct or riding’. There will be local guidance clarifying examples of actions that will attract a DQ and this will include: (1) crossing central white lines on a single carriageway road; (2) not signalling when turning right at a roundabout; (3) not being ready to brake when navigating road junctions and roundabouts. Please remember that all participants have a responsibility both to all others, and all marshals involved on the day – enjoy the day and above all, be a safe example to less experienced athletes.
- to be added to the reserve list (include 400m swim time and estimated 21km bike time as well as full contact details)
- if entered and can no longer make the event
- with any other queries
As is traditional, all club members entering the race are expected to either help with race setup on the day before the race, or to provide a marshal to help out on the day, or both! But all offers of help are gratefully received — so if any entrants are likely to be accompanied by somebody willing to take on some marhalling duties on race day then please get in touch!