Sunday 29th April 2018 from 6am
Knox Johnston Sports Centre
Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3BG
This is located in the hall of the Sport Centre. It will be open from 06:00-07:45. This is your first port of call – you will not be able to enter transition without your race numbers. Please register at least 30 minutes before your start time and we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before your swim start time – this is to give you enough time to register, set up all your equipment in transition, get changed, make any other preparations and be onto poolside 15 minutes before your swim start time. You will be ticked off on the registration list, given your race number.
Race and safety briefing
A pre-race briefing for ALL competitors will take place in the Sports Hall at 07:45. This will take approximately 5 minutes. The race briefing is mandatory. It will confirm the format of the event and be used to advise you of any safety notes and changes. Please be aware of other competitors and spectators and other sport centre users (the sports centre will be closed to the public for the morning). Please be mindful of the forecast weather conditions and prepare appropriately.
Click here for Swim information.
Click here for Cycle information and route map.
Click here for Run information and route map.
Click here for Transition information and map.
Relay teams can be female, male or mixed. There will be a designated zone within the transition area for relay teams, teams will have one electronic chip timer which will have to be passed between team members in the transition area. Teams will need to provide their own race belt to pass their Tyvek number between team members for each stage. Grab your team mates, think of a team name and sign up together!
Amendment of entry details
Competitors must notify the organisers of any corrections to entry details before starting the event. No exceptions will be made afterwards.
Arrive in good time to be able to collect your numbers from race registration before you start.. Race numbers must be clearly visible for all three disciplines. Use safety pins or a race belt to attach your numbers. If wearing a race belt, please ensure the number can be seen through each timing point – during the cycling phase a number must be displayed to the rear; and during the running phase a number must be displayed to the front.
Electronic chip timing
When you come to the poolside, you will be guided to pick up your chip timing device – this should be attached to your left ankle before you enter the pool (this is where it has been designed to work at its optimum and fixing it anywhere else will jeopardise you getting your race times). You must wear your race strap throughout the whole race.
You will also need to mark clearly on both upper arms, your race number with the waterproof pens provided. Following this, you will be guided by the poolside marshall to your starting point.
Please return your chip to the marshal at the finish line. You will not be allowed to remove your bike without returning your chip and ankle strap. If you have lost your timing chip you will be charged £10 to remove your bike from transition.
The chip timing system will give you detailed results including all of your splits and a print out of your results will be available at the finish line.
The timing points we use between stages are:
- Swim: from when the whistle goes in the pool, to when you enter transition
- T1: from when you enter transition to when you leave transition on your bike
- Bike: from when you exit transition on your bike to when you re-enter transition at the end of the cycle
- T2: from when you enter transition to when you leave transition for the run • Run: from when you exit transition to start the run, to when you cross the finish line
Waterproof marking pens
We are using these as well as the race numbers. You will have opportunities at registration and poolside before you start the event to add your race number to your skin. We suggest marking the back of your hand and upper arms.
Triathlon sport guidance
Bike mechanic service
Lovelo Cycles – www.lovelocycles.co.uk
Withdrawing partway through
If you withdraw from the event at any stage before the finish, please inform a race official, preferably at registration desk. This is for your own safety (and saves us spending hours searching for you out on the course!). Please return your timing chip at the finish line. Let us know if you need any medical help or advice.
First aid is available on site, and qualified first aiders are able to attend to casualties out on the course.
Changing facilities and baggage storage
Changing rooms are available in the Sport Centre, along with showers and lockers.
There will be an option next to registration in the sports hall for you drop bag/baggage.
The sports hall is very large so competitors do have an option to change in this area.
There will be various stalls within the transition area which will be offering Artisan coffee, porridge, juices, bacon sandwiches etc from 6am.
We will be providing massages on the sports field both before and after the race.
Event photography will be provided by Adam Hollier Photography.
Individual printed results will be available immediately at the NiceTri marquee in the transition area. Winners will be announced at the prize giving which we will be held at approximately 12.30pm. A provisional listing of the full results will be posted on the website within 24 hours of the event ending. After this competitors will have 72 hours from the time of its posting to make any queries.
Any penalties issued will be displayed at the finish line. Any queries regarding these must be referred to the race official.
Post-race collection of kit from transition
You are asked to collect your bike and kit from the transition area as soon as possible after you finish – by 12.30pm at the latest. This helps us to comply with the wishes of the sport centre – after this time we cannot guarantee the security of your equipment.
Any lost property handed in will be kept for 4 weeks after the event.
Spectators are very welcome to watch all stages of the event. Marshals may warn you of oncoming competitors – this is for your own safety. Please also stay out of the marked competitor only areas. Importantly, enjoy the event!
There are 50 parking spaces in the girls school next to the Knox Johnston sports centre. Directly across the road at the Prep school, there are 50 more spaces (accessible from Doctors Common Road). Other parking is available in the streets directly around the centre of Berkhamsted (no restrictions) or in Tesco and Waitrose car parks just 5 minute’s walk away.
The start and finish are located in a residential area. Please respect this and keep noise and rubbish to a minimum.
No refunds will be issued. You can defer your place to the following year or transfer your registration to another competitor (friend or family) up to 1 week prior to the event.
The organiser cannot be held responsible for competitors’ property lost, stolen or damaged before, during or after this event.