OPEN: Cotswolds Lake 62 Sprint Triathlon
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Overview of the rules
Lake 62 Car Park Directions
The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by Triathlon England and we are unable to override this.
Entries will be open 1st November 2021 (00:00)
A price rise will take effect 4 weeks prior to the event date.
Entries will close on the Wednesday before the event (12:00), unless full prior to this.
Entries on the day will take a 20% surcharge of the final online price, should spaces be available, please check the race guide prior to the event taking place.
Watch: Cotswolds Novice Events 2018.
Please complete the COVID-19 declaration here (available 3 days prior to the event).
Event Specific Information
Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim (Lake), 28km Cycle (Road), 6km Run (Lake Path).
We will be working on a wave start with a rolling entry from 09:00.
Free family 1.5km fun run at 11:30.
The event will be limited to 348 places.
Podium presentations only will take place at this event. All category awards will be posted out on following the event.
Winners’ awards to the following: 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall.
Category awards to the following: 1st male and 1st female in each age group in the following categories: 1st Junior (A-C), 1st Vet 40 (H, I), 1st Vet 50 (J, K), 1st Vet 60 (L, M), 1st Vet 70 (N, P, Q).
Results will be available after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.
Swim Course: 1 x anticlockwise lap of the lake, keeping the swim buoys on your left. The lake is gravel filtered and approximately 6 metres deep, weed is usually not too much of a problem but during long bouts of hot weather this can appear in pockets. Typically, the temperature at this event is around 15-17°C.
Cycle Course: 2 x anticlockwise lap of the Cotswolds, which is the roads are open to the traffic, so the highway code rules always apply. Generally, the road surfaces are good, however some small stretches around working quarries have potholes to be mindful of.
Run Course: 4 x clockwise laps around the lake along a flat woodland & grass surface. During wet weather this can become slippery and muddy so choose your footwear according to the weather.
Transition: Located mainly on grass, with a slight camber, any gravelled areas are covered with matting for your comfort.
Lake 62 is a privately owned well-kept lake in the Cotswolds. This lake has been unused for many years, keeping it one of the finest. Its size and shape allow for some great spectating at all our events here and provides a base for triathletes wishing to take part in a medium sized event on a flat profile. It’s a compact event site so you can see most of the action without having to walk too far.
We also host training and coaching sessions from this lake, for further information about these days, please see the training page here.
Sponsorship & Fundraising
If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to: The Cotswolds Lake Trust.
Formed in 1996 as the Cotswold Water Park Society, and now known as Cotswold Lakes Trust, we have been a fully registered charity since April 2011. Cotswold Lakes Trust is governed by a Board of seven Trustees who oversee the work of a small team of staff based near Down Ampney in the Cotswold Water Park. Cotswold Lakes Trust works with a huge variety of people to care for this dynamic and challenging area.
Cotswold Lakes Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Cotswold Water Park for the benefit of wildlife and people. Registered charity number 1120518
Our key objectives are to improve the Cotswold Water Park by; enhancing its biodiversity, providing recreational opportunities for its local communities and visitors and by providing an educational resource.
For further information, please visit their website here.
We will be following the rules as laid out by Triathlon England. A copy of the Triathlon England rules can be found here. Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.
We will have Triathlon England Technical Officials present on the day of the event to ensure fair and safe participation.
Ample free parking will be available within a 5-minute walk of the venue. If you require disabled parking, we have limited availability closer to the venue, please contact us prior to arrival.
Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J15-J17 on the M4.
Salisbury - 1hr 20
Cardiff - 1hr 20
Birmingham - 1hr 25
London - 1hr 45
Exeter - 2hr 00
We can offer camping for this event to stay on Friday night. Toilet facilities are on site, however there are no showers. A fee of £10 per pitch is payable and pre booking is essential. Please get in touch if you wish to book a spot.
Athlete Pack & Timing Chip Collection
You will be able to sign in for the event and pick up any bib numbers before your start time. You will be required to show your Triathlon England race licence (if you are a member) or photographic identification to verify whom you are when you arrive on the day.
Athlete registration will be open between 17:00-18:30 the evening before and from 07:45 on the day. Swimming is permitted during the registration times on the evening before, you must swim on the marked course only. For those who are not racing there is a £8 charge to swim.
All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition. Please do not arrive to registration more than 01 hour and 15 minutes prior to your start time.
Food & Refreshments
LPS Food will be serving food and drink at this event with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. This will be open from 07:45am as you arrive.
Peloton Coffee will be serving freshly brewed coffee at this event.
Bike, Wheel, Wetsuit Hire & Shop
Performance Cycles will be at this event and are able to offer bike, wheel & wetsuit hire for the event. If you require any of these items, please find more information here. Performance Cycles will be able to able to assist with minor bike tweaks on the day.
MF Therapy will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre-race and post-race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. In addition, they can provide therapy taping for injury rehab and prevention. There is a small fee for treatments.
Nutritional advice here.
Photography & Video
Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.
For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will receive an event memento and any products we are able to supply on behalf of sponsors.
Electronic timing is available for the event, and you will receive split times for the event.
You will have access to a free online training programme.
Included in your entry are free photo downloads for this event.
Training for this event
You should ensure that you train your body for endurance multisport events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event.
As you will be mixing disciplines, we recommend that you train this way by combining your sessions back-to-back, especially your bike to run. This will make your triathlon experience much more enjoyable.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.
As soon as we receive your entry for this event, your fee is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason, refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible.
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