Oldbury White Horse Sprint Aquathlon
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Event InformationLast Years Information (2019 Event) as a guide
Overview of the rules
Entries will be open between 1st November 2019 (midnight) - 27th April 2020 (09:00), unless full prior to this.
This event has been a sell out since 2017 with many disappointed athletes not getting a space.
Watch: Oldbury White Horse Triathlon 2017.
Triathlon Men: Luke Campbell, LPS Events (2019) 00:55:50
Triathlon Women: Laura Fenwick, Oxford University Triathlon Club (2019) 01:04:35
Duathlon Men: Adam Whittaker, Salt & Sham CC (2019) 01:11:02
Duathlon Women: Caroline Partner, Basingstoke Tri Squad (2019) 01:36:30
Aquabike Men: John Tredgett, RAF Triathlon (2018) 00:41:51
Aquabike Women: Tamsin Evans, Abingdon Vale Triathlon Club (2018) 00:48:21
Aquathlon Men: Ben Rawlins, Yate Tristars (2018) 00:24:56
Aquathlon Women: Felicity Rose, AVTC (2018) 00:31:27
Triathlon: 400 m Swim (Pool), 20 km Cycle (Road), 5 km Run (Road)
Duathlon: 5 km Run (Road), 20 km Cycle (Road), 5 km Run (Road)
Aquabike: 400 m Swim (Pool), 20 km Cycle (Road), 300 m Run (Grass)
Aquathlon: 400 m Swim (Pool), 5 km Run (Road)
Sponsorship & Fundraising
If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Salvation Army: Recycles Swindon.
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The swim will take place in the swimming pool of Calne Leisure Centre. This will be 16 lengths of a 25-metre pool. You will start and finish at the shallow end, where you will exit through the door on the far side. Transition will be located on the playing fields just outside; you will have approximately 150 metres to your bike. The cycle route is an out and back 20km route which takes a steady climb out past Oldbury (Cherhill) White Horse with some fantastic scenery. You will come back into transition where you can quick change your shoes and drop your bike off, before heading on a 50:50 grass & tarmac out and back 5km run. As you come back into the grounds, you will finish on the spectator friendly cricket strip.
If you would like to take part in this triathlon event as a team, please select the team entry option and include additional details in the custom field at the bottom of the page. You may have two or three members in your team. Your timing chip will act as your relay baton and ALL changes must take place in the relay change over box in transition.
Smart Start System
After a successful trial of this system in the 2016 event, we have continued to use this system ever since. The Smart Start System works by adding a swimmer into the lane every 3 minutes, depending on your swim speed. This prevents congestion and also allows you to have a better swim as those in front of you have settled into their pace so there is no scrapping for the lead.
Race Number & Timing Chip Collection
You will be able to register for the event and pick up any race numbers before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. Race registration will be open between 08:00 and 12:00 on the day. All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition and on poolside. If you are late you will not be able to race.
Ample parking is available at Calne Leisure Centre. An overflow car park will be available on the school tennis courts, please do not park along the entrance road.
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 J14-J17 on the M4.
Salisbury - 0hr 55
Cardiff - 1hr 15
London - 1hr 55
Birmingham - 1hr 55
Exeter - 1hr 55
South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.
LPS Food will be serving food at Oldbury White Horse Triathlon with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. This will be open from 08:00am on race day.
CoffeeGang is an award-winning mobile coffee van supplying bean-to-cup fairtrade Colombian coffee. Additionally we supply dreamy hot chocolate sourced in the Dominican Republic and a variety of teas, milk shakes and soft drinks. Our home-made cakes always go down a storm too. See you at the race finishing line!
Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.
Presentations will take place towards the end of the event once all the waves have started.
Winners trophies on the day will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall.
Towards the end of the event we will be awarding the 1st in triathlon for the following male and female categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q & Team Relay. In addition we will present the first in the vet 40+ categories for the duathlon, aquathlon & aquabike.
Results will be available shortly 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.
You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted.
A copy of the Triathlon England rulebook can be found here.
We will have a Triathlon England Race Technical Official on the day of the event. In addition we will have a motorcycle official.
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.
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.
For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive electronic split times for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2020 Oldbury White Horse Sprint Triathlon.
As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money 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.
Venue Information - this event is now confirmed in Calne
PLEASE NOTE: Due to redevelopment at Calne Leisure Centre, a change in venue for this event is in place as a secondary option. The venue will be announced no later than 1st February 2020 should there be any changes. Its location is within 30 minutes of Calne Leisure Centre. Update, February 2020 - this event will be hosted in Calne. There may be some changes to previous years with the race day registration location but this will be provided in the lead up to the event.
Calne Leisure Centre lies in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It has fantastic and well-equipped changing and sports facilities, which include a 25m swimming pool, ideal for triathlon training.
Suitable access to the sports grounds, direct from poolside, allows a great transition from swim to bike. The cycle leg takes you past Oldbury White Horse, one of the oldest in Wiltshire. Both the cycle and run route are out and back on a competitive friendly and fast course, which make it suitable for both seasoned athletes and complete beginners.
The Oldbury White Horse children’s triathlon events take place on the sports grounds making this very safe (traffic free) for children and ideal for family spectating.
Training for this event
You should ensure that you train your body for endurance multi sport events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also 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.
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