Race Rules

Race briefing / rules

  • All athletes will receive a race briefing prior to entering the water.
  • You must be at pool side at least 15 minutes before your allocated swim start time.
  • The race is run under British Triathlon rules (see www.britishtriathlon.org).
  • In particular this means the cycle stage is NON-DRAFTING (see details under bike course).
  • Standard penalties are listed in the British Triathlon rules, but particular attention is drawn to the following:
  • 2-minute penalty
    • Moving bike without helmet fastened
    • Drafting (first offence – warning will be given at race briefing)
    • Riding in the transition area (failing to mount or dismount where indicated)
    • Race number violations (e.g. folded)
    • Equipment impeding other athletes (e.g. wetsuit in way of other athletes)
  • Disqualification if fault not rectified after a warning
    • · Illegal equipment
    • · Banned equipment, including MP3 players, mobile phones
    • · Racing topless
  • Disqualification
    • · Threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct
    • · Breaking road traffic regulations
    • · Dangerous conduct/cycling
    • · Failing to obey marshals or the Police
    • · Drafting (second offence)

Penalties will be posted in a prominent position and any appeals must follow the procedure outlined on the day.