There are always questions that you might have, the common ones are answered below.
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You will register online. About 7 days before event day we will send you an email. You will then need to complete the Competitor Responsibility Statement and Covid Health Screening Questionnaire online. This avoids the queue at number pick up. You must do this otherwise you will not be able to get your race number. If you have missed any email you can find it by going to your my.challenging.events account.
To avoid crowds we will do the race briefing via a webinar on Wednesday evening. You will be emailed a google meets invite. Don't worry if you can't make the briefing, it will be recorded for you to watch when you can. You must watch the briefing. Any emergency updates will be communicated on race day, either via email or as you head into transition. Go to your my.challenging.events account
Race packs will be made 72 hours before pick up. They will contain your wristband and swim hat. There will be extra registration desks to allow the queue to move quickly. You must know your race number before arrival. We encourage all athletes to collect their pack from Bucklers Hard on Saturday between 3pm and 5pm. For those unable to pick up their pack on Saturday you can collect on Sunday from Bucklers Hard at 5:45am
You will be allocated an arrival time. This arrival time is when you are to collect your race pack. You will be allocated a start time. This is the time you will cross the start line. You MUST be at the start area 10 minutes before your start time. If you are late your chip timing would have started and you will need to wait until the last person has started before you can go. Its really important to be on top of your timings. You will have about 45 minutes between arrival time and your start time. This is plenty of time to rack, visit the loo and get ready. We will allocate your start time based on your predicted swim time. Faster swimmers will start first. This will avoid athletes having to get too close to each other around buoys etc. You race number will be allocated in numerical order - Fastest swimmer is 1, second fastest is 2 etc. This will make it easy for you to see when you need to stand in the queue to start. Please listen to the marshals, as it is a time trial/individual starts its really important we stay on time.
Yes! We will have our awesome coffee van serving hot drinks plus a catering van serving hot food, ideal for when you've finished! They take card payment.
Sprint and standard will start between 6:45 and 7:25. Middle and Aquabike will start from 7:25am. Duathlon will start at 8:30am.
Transition will be at Bucklers Hard.
There will be 3 Aid Stations per lap: at Transition, along the lane between Longmeads Copse & Newlands Cottages and at Bailey’s Hard supplying energy drink and water. Competitors are advised to carry their own gels / food if required.