Torbay Triathlon, Sunday 17th Sept 2017 12pm
TORBAY LEISURE CENTRE AND TORBAY VELOPARK, PENWILL WAY, PAIGNTON, TQ4 5JR
Torbay Triathlon (Junior & Senior ) for all ages and all abilities from 8+. This festival of triathlon will feature both junior races and adult races on the Sunday. The totally traffic-free triathlon is the perfect way for anyone to start in the sport, with a pool based swim, followed by a Velopark ride on smooth tarmac and a parkland run. All staged in the beautiful and internationally recognised English Riviera Geopark, South Devon.
The longer than most (33m pool) makes for a great swim. This is followed by between one and 10 laps on the super-smooth tarmac of the Velopark. The race finishes with a one or two lap run (depending on your category) on a fast and flat parkland course.
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE & WHAT ABOUT EXPENSIVE KIT?
A swimming costume, any road worthy bike, a helmet and a pair of trainers and you are ready to take part. Front crawl or breaststroke, all in one go or stop after every length, it’s your choice. Swimmers are grouped by ability so it’s fun for everyone. We also have a Go Tri category aimed at absolute beginners.
All age categories are based on your age on 31st December 2017. see relevant FAQ. Categories are automatically assigned from your date of birth.
Tristars Starts (age 8 yrs) – 2 length 66m swim, 1 lap 1500m bike – 600m run
Tristars 1(ages 9-10) – 5 lengths 165m swim – 2 laps 3000m bike – 1.25km run
Tristars 2 (ages 11-12) – 6 lengths 198m swim – 4 laps 6km bike – 1.85km run
Tristars 3 (ages 13-14) – 9 lengths 297m swim – 5 laps 7.5km – 2.5km
Go Tri for beginners (ages 15-99) – 9 lengths 297m swim – 5 laps 7.5km – 2.5km
Youths (ages 15-16) – 12 lengths 396m swim – 10 laps 15km bike – 5km run
Junior (ages 17-18) – 12 lengths 396m swim – 10 laps 15km bike – 5km run
Senior Sprint (Adult) – 12 lengths 396m swim – 10 laps 15km bike – 5km run
- Professional chip timing
- Finishers medals for all
- Traffic Free
- Distance markers
- Numbered racking
- Results on website
- Secure transition
- Suitable for Para-tri