FAQs – Aquathlon

When do entries open?
For those that pre-registered entries will open on 1st December 2017, general entries will open for all on 8th December 2017.
When do entries close?
Entries close at 18:00 on Sunday 15th July 2018. However, they could close sooner should the event sell out.
Where can I find a start list?
We will publish a start list on the event page of our website shortly after entries have closed.
When do I get the race info pack?
The race info pack will be emailed to all competitors soon after entries close, either the Sunday or following Monday.
I can no longer race and need to withdraw, what should I do?
Ok, this is fine but you need to follow the withdrawal policy. You’ll receive race credit; the value will depend on when you withdraw in relation to the event date.
When do I need to register?
Registration will be on race day, between 07:00 – 08:30. Transition will be open 07:00 – 08:40 for placing of equipment. The race brief will be at 08:45. Race start is 09:00.
Where can I find maps?
The swim course can be found here and the run course can be found here. You can export these maps to your GPS device using the export link in the route info box.
What is the profile of the course?
Click on the above link to the map. Underneath the map you’ll see the profile of the route.
What is the lake temperature and do I need a wetsuit?
The race is run under BTF rules and as such the wearing of wetsuits is based on the water temperature . Like us on Facebook as we’ll post updates on there closer to the event with the water temperature. If you need to hire a wetsuit, take a look at our event partner Zone3.
Can I wear gloves / boots in the swim?
The race is run under BTF rules – Thermal gloves and boots are not permitted unless an exception request has been applied for. A medical note stating the reason must be submitted to us and the Technical Official on the day of the event.
Is it possible to swim in the lake / river ahead of the race?
Unfortunately, this is not possible. The lake does not permit swimming outside of the organised event.
Will it be a mass start or swim waves?
This event will be a mass start in the water but the lake is big enough to accommodate a mass start without people being swam over – just position yourself where you feel comfy
Are there any cut offs?
No, we aim to make this event fun and friendly for all. There is no time pressure.
Can I camp and do I need to book?
Limited camping is available on site. Please contact Nene Park Trust direct to book ahead of the race. It’s £10 per pitch and payable on the day.
Do I get a medal?
The top 3 in each age group get a medal supplied by BTF. Everyone gets a tech t and Monster bottle opener.
Where can I find the results?
You can print out your result at the end of the event, look out for the Jaguar Timing tent. All results will be emailed to you as soon as we have them from the chip timing company and they will be loaded onto our website in due course.
Where are the official event photos?
They will be available shortly after the event. Like us on Facebook as we’ll post an update on there once the photos are live.