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Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon

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Date: Sunday 16th August 2020
Venue: Alderford Lake, (formerly Dearnford Lake),
Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Swim: Lake: (Freshwater lake with no currents and no weed)
Starts From: 0900hrs 
Distances: 1.2 mile swim - 56 mile cycle - 13.1 mile run
Minimum Age: 18 Years (on race day)
Entry fees from:

£179 until 26th July 2020

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.
Don't want to go it alone? Take part as a relay team of 2 or 3 and share the challenge of swim, bike and run!
We just need the team captains info to complete an entry form and your team is good to go!
Limited number of places! Secure yours NOW!

For more information, see the sections below:

UK Triathlon Race Day Social Distancing

All UK Triathlon 2020 events whether swimming pool or open water swims

Social Distancing
Can we please remind you it is each and every person's responsibility to social distance, wherever they are in this country. 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 30 second intervals, giving everyone their own individual start time and space. We run this format in all our pool based triathlons and it works perfectly. Pool based events will also probably have slightly longer start intervals than usual, most likely 30 seconds between competitors.
Spectators
We will ask you not to unnecessarily bring spectators to the events to help make social distancing easier for everyone.
Car Parking
Manned car parking will be managed in such a way that vehicles can be parked alternately, leaving a car parking space either side of vehicles as they unload bike/s. Once an entire row is parked and those people have moved away from their vehicles, the remaining spaces will be used to maintain good social distancing and reduce the probability of people exiting their vehicles at the same time.
Registration
Only one competitor will be allowed to register at a time. The queue for registration will be separated by ground stakes to assure a minimum of 2 metre separation. We will provide a sanitising hand station which you must use before entering registration.
Transition (in & out)
Competitors will be sent to consecutive numbered cycle racks so to avoid racking cycles next to each other. There will be a 10 minute time limit for racking your cycle and the same for retrieving your cycle after the event.
Race Brief
Race brief will be available to watch online at www.uktriathlon.co.uk.
There will also be a rolling live race brief at the poolside or lakeside. As competitors will start every 30 seconds, this will prevent groups of people and a 2 metre distancing measure will be in operation.
Finish Line
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.

The Event

The UK Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon is our demanding and much sought after 'half iron distance' event and returning yet again to the beautiful Alderford Lake venue in Whitchurch, Shropshire on the 2nd June 2019.

Looking for something smaller? Then take a look at the UK Ultimate 1/4 Triathlon.

  • Probably the fastest 'half iron distance' in the country
  • Freshwater lake swim with no current and no weed
  • Multi-lap lake swim with Australian exit in between laps
  • Picturesque countryside cycle & run routes, ideal for PB's
  • Swim start, transition & run finish all within a stone's throw of each other
  • Fantastic picturesque venue with on-site facilities including Showers, parking (charges apply) and lakeside cafe
  • Spectator friendly venue, great for supporting friends and family
  • For athletes convenience you register and rack your bike on race day for the Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon
  • Includes finishers medal and official race T-shirt

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 2019

You can use this information as a guide for your 2019 event. Full and up to date 2019 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

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

Start Times & Cut Off Times

Ultimate Half will start from 0900hrs with a rolling wave.

The cut off times for the Ultimate Half Triathlon and Relay are as follows:

Swim: 1 hour 15 minutes after start time

Bike: 6 hours after start time

Run: 9 hours 30 minutes after start time

Course Maps

Accommodation

If you are not local to the event and are planning to book accommodation please take a look at our places to stay information and map of the area.

For 2020 we can offer limited on-site camping free of charge with limited facilities. To reserve your place please email customercare@uktriathlon.co.uk, places available on a first come first served basis.

Camping and/or Caravan available at

Bradley Hall Rural Escapes (Glamping Pods)

Abbey Green Farm

Green Lane Caravan Park

Bramblewood Caravan Park

Mile Bank Farm

Roden View

Hadley Park Whitchurch

Sunny Oak Caravan Park

Feedback

Don't take our word for it! Read Competitor Feedback and check more reviews at Racecheck.com

My first half, loved it, been reliving it all week. Everyone was so relaxed, supportive and helpful. Made the experience one I will never forget. I'll definitely be back to improve my time or even dare I say attempted the full distance x Thank you x

Deborah Clarke #366

First Middle Distance

What a great day, great event and great organisation.

The lake is fantastic, clear and warm when weraced. Bike chalenging without being too hard - pity about the A41 - zero local support on the route but great support at the turn point back at the lake.

Multi lap run with loads of feed stations and passes the finish area each lap so great for supporters and atmosphere.

Thouroughly enjoyed it and will be back...

Ian Cartwright #625

Yesterday's eventat Alderford was brilliant once again, I completed the ultimate half and the organisation and helpfulness of the team was brilliant.

Well done to allinvolved.

Mick Hutchins #211

Entry Form

Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon 2020

£179.00

(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).

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