FAQ

How much does it cost?

For 2018 the entry fees are as follows:
Juniors – £15
Adults – £21
Relay – £30 per team

Can I sign up and register on the day?

No, registration will be open on the Sunday morning for anyone who has already entered but the latest entries can be taken is Saturday the 1st.

Do I need any special kit to take part?

No. If you usually prefer to swim with goggles you will need these. You need some shoes to run in.  You can run in your swim shorts/swimming costume and you will need a t-shirt or top to put on for the run if you are not wearing a tri-suit. That’s it! It is up to you if you want to wear socks on the run or a swim hat for the swim. If you decide to go sockless we’d recommend putting a bit of talcum powder inside your shoes to help prevent any rubbing.  A towel to stand on in transition to help dry your feet is also recommended.

Race weekend timetable

This year’s race will take place on Sunday 2nd September, starting promptly at 9am at Letchworth Outdoor Pool.  Please see the timetable below and make sure you arrive in plenty of time as the race will be busy.

Saturday
16:30 registration for adults and juniors open
18:00 registration closes

Sunday
07:30 registration for juniors and junior transition open
08:30 registration for juniors closes
08:30 registration for adults and adult transition opens
08:45 junior transition closes
08:50 junior race briefing
09:00 first junior in the pool
09:45 registration for adults closes
10:00 adult transition closes
10:05 adult race briefing
10:15 first adult in the pool
10:30 (approx) last junior finishes race
11:00 junior prize giving
11:30 (approx) last adult finishes the race
12:00 adult prize giving

You will receive everything you need for your race, including timing chip and number, when you register. We will not be sending anything to you by post.
Please allow plenty of time to register and to put your running things in transition before the race.

We have a record number of entrants this year and registration will be busy. Please try to register on Saturday afternoon if at all possible.

Can a relay team comprise an adult and a junior?

For safety reasons the relay is only open to teams where both members are aged 15+ (so Youth or Adults).

My son is not 13 until October, can he still race in the 11-12 category?

No. As they will be 13 on the 31st of December 2018 they will be in the 13-14 category.

How early do I have to arrive to lay my run stuff out?

Juniors: The transition area will close with no further access at 8:45am so you will need to allow time to have completed registration prior to that.
Seniors: The transition area will open at 8:30am and close with no further access at 10:00am so you will need to allow time to have completed registration prior to that.