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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday 19 July – Lakeside Centre 

19:00 – 21:00 Registration

 

Saturday 20 July - Lakeside Centre

08:30 Registration opens

08:30 Transition Area opens

10:00 Registration closes

10:00 Marshal sign-on

10:15 Marshal briefing

10:30 Transition Area Closes

10.45 Competitor Briefing outside Lakeside Centre

11:00 Race Start ( 1 wave)

12:45 Transition area reopens

13:15 Post Race Refreshments – Lakeside Centre

14:00 Results and Presentation of Prizes – Lakeside Centre

 

Attendance at the pre race briefing is compulsory for all participants

Timing & Rules

Core Timing will be in use. Please return chips after race. Triathlon Ireland Rules will apply. For details see Manual of Guidance on www.triathlonireland.com

Access and Parking

On race day the entrance road to the Lakeside centre will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event (except for emergency vehicles). Competitor and spectator parking will be made available onsite.

Road Safety

Roads will remain open to traffic for the event, with the exception of a short stretch close to the finish where traffic will be restricted. Competitors should obey the rules of the road and exercise due caution when presented with a hazard. Instructions from Gardai and marshals must be followed. Competitors deemed to be cycling dangerously or without consideration to others will be disqualified or penalised by race marshals. Civil Defence (ambulance) will be in attendance on the day.

Registration

Registration will take place at the times indicated above at the Lakeside Centre when race numbers, meal vouchers & swim caps  will be distributed. In order to race you must either be a full member of Triathlon Ireland and present your membership card at registration or have purchased a One Day Membership in advance.  If you have applied for TI membership and have not yet received your card please contact TI by 1pm on Tuesday 16 July and they will arrange to have a card sent to you in time for the race.

The cutoff for purchasing a One day Licence is midnight on Thursday 18 July and it will not be possible to obtain one at registration. Licences can be purchased online at www.triathlonireland.com

You must bring a printout of your One Day Licence and valid photographic ID to registration.

Any competitor who cannot show either a current TI membership card or a One Day Licence will not be covered by insurance and will not be allowed to race.

 

At least one member of each relay team should be a Triathlon Ireland member or have a one day licence. One day license checks will be done at registration.

 

Registration will close at 10.00 sharp on race day and participants are strongly advised to register on the previous evening. Unregistered entrants will not be allowed compete.

 

There will be a race information board at registration which will give any last minute changes to the published programme. 

Transition Access

Transition will be open from 08.30am and security personnel will be present. Competitors only allowed access. Bikes cannot be removed from transition until 12.45pm. Competitors finished early should not bring their bikes through the finish area while other competitors are on the course – please remove bikes through the bike exit.

The transition area will be neutralised to avoid a situation where participants will have an advantage depending on location of their bikes. 

Relay Teams

Relay team members should hand over the timing chip at the bike racking point. There will be a separate designated area within transition for relay teams.

Facilities

Public toilets are located in the Lakeside centre. Toilets and shower facilities are also available. 

Start and Swim

The race will start will be in the water at waist to chest height (no run in). Please follow starter instructions. Participants will swim out and round each marker to their left before swimming to the slipway where they will exit. Large yellow racing buoys will mark out the course. There will be large flags on the exit slipway which should be visible from the water. 

 

Swimmers are asked to apply common sense – average or weak swimmers should remain at the back of the group at the start to allow stronger swimmers through. 

 

Water quality is excellent. There are no weeds or any underwater impediments. 

 

All competitors must sign the swim proficiency declaration.

The Water Safety Team Leader (WSTL) will have responsibility for safety measures. Cut off time for the 750m swim will be 45 mins. The WSTL can withdraw participants at his discretion if he believes they are in danger.

 

If a swimmer is in difficulty he/she should lie on his/her back and raise an arm to attract the attention of one of the rescue boats. Swimmers may rest on a buoy or kayak during the swim provided there is no advantage eg tow.

 

If any participants are rescued their name and race number will be communicated to Swim Identification Control. Swimmers who retire must report in person to Swim Identification Control desk on the slipway. Failure to do so can result in a suspension from competition for a minimum period of one year.

Transition 1

Exit water at the slipway and turn right following the signage for run in. The transition area is about 50m from swim exit. Helmets must be fastened before competitors dismount bikes from the racks. Competitors should exit transition through the Cycle Exit and follow marshals’ directions to the gate. Do not mount bike until you exit the transition area and reach the clearly marked point on the road outside the transition gate. You may advance beyond this point before mounting the bike but cannot mount before the marked point. It is advised that competitors wear a race number on the front of your racing top. If wearing a belt – please ensure that a number is visible on your back during the cycle and on the front during the run. Participants are responsible for their own gear. Access to transition between 8:30am and 12.45pm is for competitors and officials only.

Cycle

  • Exit the transition area through the double gates signed bike exit do not mount your bike until crossing bike mount line which will be marshaled.

  • Exit the Lakeside centre and take a right to the first roundabout taking the first exit.

  • Follow the road that will join up with the N15 Ballyshannon Bundoran bypass stay inside the hard shoulder at all times.

  • Go straight through the next roundabout which will be marshaled but please be cautious of traffic.

  • At the Tullaghan roundabout take the 4th exit and return along the bypass to the Donegal road roundabout again taking the 4th exit.

  • Take the slip road marked N3 Dublin back to the Lakeside centre

 

TI rules on drafting should be understood by all competitors and will be enforced by draft marshals on the course. 

Transition 2

Slow down bikes in advance of entrance to transition. Dismount bikes at or before the point indicated by marshals before entering gate. Do not remove helmet until bike is secured on rack. Exit from transition through Run Exit and commence run.

Run and Finish

The Run is an out and back course. 

Exit transition through swim entrance

Turn left along roadway adjoining the lake

Exit onto Belleek road at roundabout staying on the footpath

Turn right on to the footbridge and right again leaving the bridge where there will be a water station.

Follow the Knather road onto the turnabout which will be marked and marshaled

Return to the footbridge and exit right

Take the left turn and follow the road to the main lakeside entrance

The finishing shoot will be at the car park beside the water and clearly marked and marshaled. 

 

There will be an exclusion area immediately after finish with drinks/medical assistance. Please return timing chips and proceed through the finish promptly to avoid congestion.

Competitors with Medical Condition

Competitors with a medical condition should inform the race organiser or staff at registration. If deemed appropriate, the nature of the condition eg penicillin allergy will be noted on the back of the race number to assist medical personnel in the event of an accident.

Marshals and Stewards

If you have travelling companions who would be available and willing to lend a hand on the day please let us know at registration. Have a great day!

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