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Birmingham Triathlon @ Alderford 2021

Due to car park improvement for the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham Triathlon has moved to the venue of Alderford for 2021.

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Date: Saturday 19 June 2021
Venue: Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Swim: Lake
Olympic & Relay: 1500m swim - 40k cycle - 10k run
Sprint & Relay: 750m swim - 20k cycle - 5k run
Super Sprint & Fun: 200m swim - 20k cycle - 2.5k run
Minimum Age: 16 years for Fun, Super Sprint, Sprint, Sprint Relay distances & Olympic Relay team members
17 years for Olympic distance individuals
Entry Fees FROM:

£74.95 Olympic (non BTF)

£69.95 Sprint/Super Sprint (non BTF)

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

The Event

The Triathlon will be held at Alderford Lake in Whitchurch.

  • Spring-fed freshwater lake swim with no current
  • Flat countryside bike course
  • Flat grass run course around the lake
  • Fantastic venue with activities & facilities for the whole family
  • 2021 finishers medal awarded at the finish line

If you want to “Tri a Triathlon” or are an experienced triathlete we have created a 'Triathlon Experience' for everyone to enjoy with distances and challenges for novice through to pro.

This popular outdoor swimming venue is spectator friendly and offers other open water activities for all the family. The spring-fed freshwater lake has excellent water quality and no current so why not make a family day of it.

UK Triathlon Covid Safe Events

All UK Triathlon 2021 events

2020 brought the need for change in the way we run our events, in what could only be described as an exceptionally difficult year for all.

With six events safely & successfully delivered in 2020, we are confident we can fulfil our calendar of events in 2021.

We will continue to comply with social distancing and existing guidelines, following the format we delivered successfully last year.

Below you can read more detailed information on our current format and rest assured this will be amended/updated if/when necessary.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best with your training activities and look forward to welcoming you to an event soon.

Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.

Social Distancing
Can we please remind you it is each and every person's responsibility to social distance. The same will apply at all UK Triathlon events.

Start Format
Instead of mass starts throughout the day for open water events, each competitor will start at intervals, giving everyone their own individual start time and space. We run this format, very successfully, in all our pool-based triathlons and it works perfectly. Pool based events will also have slightly longer start intervals than usual between competitors.

Spectators
At some events it may be necessary to ask that you don't unnecessarily bring spectators to help make social distancing easier for everyone.

Registration
Every competitor will be temperature checked before being allowed to register. Only two competitors will be allowed to register at a time. The queue for registration will be separated by ground markers to assure a minimum of 2 metre separation. We will provide a sanitising hand station which you must use before entering registration.

Hand Sanitising
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event.
Please sanitise before and after toilet use.

Race Brief
There will be a rolling live race brief at the poolside or lakeside. As competitors will start at regularly spaced intervals, this will prevent groups of people and a 2 metre distancing measure will be in operation.

Bike Course
Normal drafting rules apply.

Run Course
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.

Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter. When you have crossed the finish line, we ask you not to stay in that area for any longer than required. Drinks will be dispensed for you at the finish feed area, please move away as quickly as possible to allow other finishers through.

Results
We will not operate our results screen at the event. Provisional results will be online at www.uktriathlon.co.uk later the same day.

Prize Presentation
Presentations will take place throughout the day, please observe 2 metre social distancing if attending the presentation.

Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton
If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.

More Info about your event

Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions on the day. Good luck and have a great day!

Race Day Information

You can use this information as a guide for your 2021 event. Full and up to date 2021 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

Course Maps

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

Birmingham @ Alderford Swim Course Map
 

Bike Course

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

 

Run Course

 

Event Video

Event Photos

Feedback

Just want to say

It was my first open water triathlon and thought the organisation was brilliant. A big thank you to all the organisors and volunteers. The signs were just right, the marshall in place, the helping hands in and out of the water, the smiling faces and race day support, all of you were big stars , thanks,

Mel

Hi Guys,

Did the Olympic tri on Sunday, great event well organised, had a good race myself and managed to win my age group (40-44)! Cheers.

Dave

Just wanted to say

A HUGE thank you and WELL DONE to all concerned for a wonderful event yesterday at Sutton Park - so well organised and everyone was really friendly and helpful - this was my 2nd tri and I loved it!!!

Fiona

 

Previous year’s results

2019 Results

Entry Form

Birmingham Triathlon@Alderford

£74.95

(Price per race entry or per relay team)

Please select your race from the drop down list below. The price will adjust automatically.

Telephone Entry

If you would prefer to enter over the phone please call

01270 842800 and secure your place today!

(Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:00pm).