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Date: Sunday 9th May 2021
Venue: Stratford Leisure Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YY
Swim: 33 metre Indoor Pool
Start Times: 0800hrs until approx 1300hrs
Sprint Distance 400m swim - 18K cycle - 5k run
Team Relay  400m swim - 18K cycle - 5k run
Super Sprint & Fun  200m swim - 18K cycle - 2.5k run
Minimum Age: 16 Years (on race day)
Entry fees FROM:

£64.95 Sprint & Super Sprint (non BTF)

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

For more information, see the sections below:

The Event

The Stratford Triathlon offers an indoor pool swim at Stratford Leisure Centre in the picturesque and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Now in it's 22nd year the event has seen thousands of competitors take on the challenge of swim, bike and run with a fun & friendly atmosphere and great support from the cheering crowds.

The event is aimed at all abilities and all levels of fitness, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

  • Pool based swim
  • Countryside bike route
  • Flat towpath run course taking in scenic views of the River Avon
  • 2021 finishers medal for all entrants
  • Prizes for top 3 male & female in Sprint & Super Sprint as well as age group prizes in the Sprint Triathlon
  • Onsite parking (charges applicable)

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.

Beginners

At the Stratford Triathlon our “Fun” and “Sprint” distances are very popular with first timers and beginners, with short achievable distances that still offer a challenge.

Our fun & friendly events are open to everyone and an ideal introduction for beginners to the sport of triathlon. The Stratford Triathlon offers a supportive environment, with cheering crowds and a fun & relaxed atmosphere meaning everyone enjoys the day, competitors and friends & family alike.

We can offer lots of support and online beginners advice to help make your Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you. As well as a great atmosphere, you are sure to gain a special sense of achievement as you cross the finish line to receive that all important “finishers” medal and confirmation the end result was worth every bit of hard work!

More information about your race

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 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

Stratford Event - Main Arena Area

Bike Course - Start and finish (course map below here)

Bike Course Map

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 Map

The Stratford Pink Wave

Women Swimming, Cycling and Running to Beat Cancer

We want to encourage more women to have a go! Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer.

UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

Open to all women who want to take part. All abilities welcome. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

We can offer you lots of help and advice to help make your Pink Wave Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you!

UK Triathlon will donate £10 from every Pink Wave entry to Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1089464) and Scotland (No. SC041666)

Feedback

It was the first triathlon I had ever done and based on todays experience certainly will not be the last! I had such an amazing day and the event was just about as professional as any sporting event I can say I've ever been to. The Stewards were simply brilliant, providing all the right information for a beginner like me but also providing lots of support all way around the course- which was very much appreciated. On top of that I was very surprised (in a good way) at just how much good will and support all the other competitors provided.To be honest I couldn't speak more highly of the day and I just wanted to let you and your colleagues know that it was very much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed it as much as i did! Kindest regards Ian walker (163)

 

Thank you from a triathlon newbie. Brilliantly organized and THANKYOU to all the marshalls. p.s any tips on getting the tattoo sticky off your arms. - even tried some vodka this morning!! Zoe Elliott (TOP TIP: cotton wool with baby oil is great for sticky remnants)!!

 

A massive thank you to Keith, Zoe and all the team from myself and Samantha Tyacke for making her first Triathlon an amazing experience. So friendly encouraging and helpful one and all. You even made mum and dad feel so special and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much Andy Smith

Previous year’s results

Event Video

2019 Results

Entry Form

Stratford Triathlon 2021

£64.95

(Price per race entry or per relay team)

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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).

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