Race Rules

Race briefing / rules

A compulsory race briefing will take place at 7:35am on the slipway to the Harbour All competitors MUST attend. 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 below). 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


· 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.