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East Grinstead Aquathlon Autumn 2017 - Race Numbers and Start Times

East Grinstead Aquathlon – Start List

 

Race # Name Start Time
1 Victoria Howells 08:00
2 Veronica Bird 08:00
3 Kim Mitchell 08:00
4 Colin Mitchell 08:00
5 Aaron Perrott 08:00
6 Martin Turnbull 08:00
7 Nick Farey 08:00
8 Brendan Murphy Mitchell 08:00
9 Louise Collins 08:00
10 John Ovenden 08:00
11 Marit Sormus 08:00
12 Joshuah Srikantha 08:00
13 Natalie Hoare 08:00
14 Sarah Winn 08:00
15 Rachel Robson 08:00
16 Dwaine Ford 08:00
17 Gemma Kelly 08:00
18 Rachel Webber 08:00
19 Anna McGloin 08:00
20 Russ Bullen 08:00
21 Nicky Letts 08:00
22 Keith Ovenden 08:00
23 Helen Agutter 08:00
24 Samuel Pearson 08:00
25 Maria Kowal 08:15
26 Clare O'sullivan 08:15
27 Amy Clark-Turpin 08:15
28 Eloise Bull 08:15
29 Graham Bull 08:15
30 Phill Kirk 08:15
31 Cheryl  Ward  08:15
32 Adrian Feasby 08:15
33 Steve Whitmore 08:15
34 Chris Tyson 08:15
35 Jon Binney 08:15
36 Glenn Mitchell 08:15
37 Peter Biggs 08:15
38 Christopher Luesley 08:15
39 Jonathan Bird 08:15

East Grinstead Autumn Aquathlon 2017 - Race Instructions

GENERAL

The event has been sanctioned by British Triathlon and will run according to the rules of British Triathlon. Please ensure that you are familiar with the rules, copies of which can be found at on the British Triathlon website. There are a lot of rules and regulations to adhere to, which provide competitors, race officials, organisers and spectators with a safe, fair and stress free event so please take note and enjoy the event.

CAR PARKING

The Aquathlon will be held at the Kings Leisure Centre, Moat Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3LN, which lies on the A22, 11 miles south from junction 6 of the M25. There is ample free parking at or near to the leisure centre.

On approach into East Grinstead, follow the signposts to ‘Town Centre’ and most of the town centre car parks are signposted from the traffic lights on the junction of London Road and King Street / Queens Road (by Robert Dyas & Superdrug). Once parked, make your way to the Kings Centre along London Road (or Railway Approach) past the shops and cross the foot bridge by the small clock tower, which will bring you to the Kings Sports Centre

REGISTRATION (Reception, Kings Centre)

Sunday   7:40am to 8:30am

At registration you will:

  • Sign in and check that all of your details are correct
  • Have your body marked with your race number
  • If you entered as a member of British Triathlon, show your licence or pay fee for a Day Licence.

Please allow enough time for you to register, take your shoes and other equipment to transition and then to get changed ready for your allotted start time. No entries will be possible on race day.

CHANGING

Changing rooms, toilets and showers are available inside the Kings Centre. Lockers are available in the changing area, they require a pound coin to lock them and the coin is returned when you retrieve your belongings

TRANSITION

Transition is directly outside the pool exit, there is no access to transition via the pool unless you are actively competing in the race. Prior to commencing your swim please leave your run equipment (Trainers, Race top, Sun Glasses etc.) in transition.

RACE BRIEFING

A race briefing will be given at pool side just before the start of the race, it will cover the contents of these instructions and any additional things that need to be mentions e.g. any hazards on the run course.

SWIM

The swim is 20 lengths (500m) of the swimming pool. At the start of the race a marshal will direct you to a swim lane. You will be supplied with a coloured swim hat a poolside. The swim start marshal will inform you when to start your swim. Each lane will be marshalled and the marshal will count your lengths. They will indicate to you when you have two lengths to go. We would be grateful if you could refrain from using tumble turns as they tend to cover our marshals in water which makes them very unhappy (and it’s against the BTF rules). Once you have finished your swim leave your swim hat with the marshal and leave the pool by the marked exit.

If you have any disputes with the number of lengths you have swum please see the appeals section below, do not take the issue up with the marshal at pool side as this will invariably give you a worse finishing time

RUN

The run comprises of two loops of East Grinstead (5Km). Please note that the route is on public paths and there may be pedestrians, dogs, cars and other obstacles along the route, please take care. Please do not use headphones whilst you are running as you may miss any instructions, encouragement or warnings given to you by the marshals or your supporters (it is also against BTF rules which only have your safety in mind)

                       

Run route description:

  1. From transition, just outside the pool, follow the path to the footbridge.
  2. Cross the foot bridge
  3. At the end of the foot bridge continue along London road
  4. At the junction turn left into king street, crossing the road when it is safe to do so
  5. Turn right into Christopher Road
  6. Cross the junction with Cantaloupe Road. Care
  7. Cross the Junction with Chequer Road. Care
  8. Turn right by hall and follow footpath
  9. Turn left onto Cantaloupe Road
  10. Turn Left onto High Street
  11. Turn Left onto Church Lane, Care stretches with no footpath
  12. Turn Right onto De La Warr Road, cross road with care
  13. Turn Left onto College Lane
  14. Turn Left onto Sandy Lane and follow lane to T junction
  15. Turn Left onto Moat Road
  16. Turn Left into Kings Centre
  17. On First Lap: turn Left onto asphalt path and follow round St. Georges Field, turn left onto footbridge, repeat from step 2
  18. On Second lap: continue straight on to the finish

FINISH

This is in front of the pavilion area and your time will be taken when you cross the finish line.

TIMING

A manual timing system is being used at this event, please make sure that the timing marshals at the end of the event can see your race number (as marked on your left arm and left leg). To make absolutely sure you can help the Marshals by shouting your number as you approach the finish

FINISHING

Once you have finished you can retrieve any discarded items from transition once the last competitor has left the pool, only competitors i.e. those people with race numbers written on them, will be allowed in transition

APPEALS

Any appeals relating to penalties applied to you (or swim discrepancy claims) must be directed to the Race Referee (not race organisers or marshals) by competitors only, after you have completed your race. Each claim will then be reviewed. Harassment of race officials or the Race Referee by competitors or their supporters / spectators will result in penalty or disqualification of the competitor.

PRESENTATION

The presentations for the race will take place soon after the last competitor has finished at about 9:30am. Full details will be included at www.EGTri.com once they are confirmed.

RESULTS

Interim results will be posted on www.EGTri.com on the following day .There will then be 48 hours for any queries to be logged and the final results being posted on Thursday evening.

FACILITIES

Catering:

The café will be open within the Kings Centre and there are a number of cafes and coffee houses in East Grinstead which will be open on Sunday

EVENT TIMETABLE

7:40am Registration Starts

8:00am Race Briefing

8:05am First competitor starts

8:30am Registration Closes

9:00am Pool area closes

9:15am Last competitor finishes

9:30am Presentations

FEEDBACK

We welcome any feedback about your experience of the race both positive and negative so that we can improve future events. Feedback can be send to the race director via the East Grinstead Triathlon Club web site

East Grinstead Aquathlon: Run Route

Our run route takes you in and around the historic East Grinstead town centre.

The route is run for two laps and is run anti clockwise.

The roads are open to traffic, where possible use the footpath, care must be taken crossing roads, especially in the centre of town. Marshals will be there to enable you to cross safely. PLEASE DO NOT CROSS unless a marshal indicates that it is safe to do so.

Run route description:

  1. From transition, just outside the pool, follow the path to the footbridge.
  2. Cross the foot bridge
  3. At the end of the foot bridge continue along London road
  4. At the junction turn left into king street, crossing the road when it is safe to do so
  5. Turn left onto Christopher Road
  6. Cross the junction with Cantaloupe Road. Care
  7. Cross the Junction with Chequer Road. Care
  8. Turn right by hall and follow footpath
  9. Turn left onto Cantaloupe Road
  10. Turn Left onto High Street
  11. Turn Left onto Church Road, Care stretches with no footpath
  12. Turn Right onto De La Warr Road, cross road with care
  13. Turn Left onto College Lane
  14. Turn Left onto Shady Lane and follow lane to T junction
  15. Turn Left onto Cranston Road
  16. Turn Left into kings centre
  17. On First Lap: turn Left onto asphalt path and follow round St. Georges Field, turn left onto footbridge, repeat from step 2
  18. On Second lap: continue straight on to the finish