Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Allerthorpe Triathlon 16th September

Allerthorpe Park Triathlon.
Please be aware of this final event taking place between 12 noon and 8pm on Saturday September 16th. The organiser has advised that the area around Marketbridge Lane will be busy.  More details below.

Saturday 16th September – Sundowner Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon
The main triathlon of the day is the long distance Sundowner Triathlon comprising a 1900m swim, 90km cycle and 21km run.
We also hold a Sprint distance race in the morning with a 750m swim, 20km cycle & 5km run format.
The Sprint distance triathlon follows exactly the same route as that described above for our Allerthorpe Sprint triathlon held in June. It will start at 8:30am and will be finished by 10:30am.

The long distance Sundowner starts with a 1900m lapped swim in the lake at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park. Competitors then head out on a 2 lap cycle route that initially follows the same route as the Classic triathlon (Melbourne, A163, Bubwith, Harlthorpe and Foggathorpe). Then instead of turning left towards Seaton Ross, riders continue to Holme upon Spalding Moor, then turn left onto the A614 and left again onto Harswell Lane towards Everingham. After Everingham, riders then turn right to Bielby and then continue along Crudhall Lane to Hayton before joining the A1079 (West bound). At the roundabout riders turn left and continue through Allerthorpe. Riders will then complete a second cycle lap to cover the full 90km cycle distance before turning left back into the Park.
The 3 lap run starts with a lap around the lake at the Park then turns left out of the Park and 1st left onto Marketbridge Lane. This time the turn around point is approximately 200m before the Bielby end of Marketbridge Lane. Runners return to the Park back along Marketbridge Lane to complete each lap. This will be the busiest part of the triathlon and we will have safety marshals at each end of Marketbridge Lane to advise any motorists of what is happening and how to proceed. Every care will be taken to avoid inconvenience to any local residents.

The main Sundowner Triathlon will start at 12:00 noon and will be finished by 8:00pm at the very latest. Most runners will have completed their run well  before 7:00pm.
After the race we will be holding an awards presentation in our lakeside marquee at the Park.

We take great pride in organising safe enjoyable and memorable events, and we want to be a good neighbour to the local residents who live on or near the routes we use for our triathlons. We will do all we can to ensure this is the case at all of our Allerthorpe based triathlons. With all of our triathlon events, competitors must comply fully with the Highway Code, they must not ride in groups and they all must wear cycle helmets. We will have marshals at every turn point on the full cycle and run routes and will use NEG approved motorcycle referees (who are often police officers), who will patrol the race routes ensuring competitors are complying with the rules and riding safely.

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