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2024 finishers medal

Updates

Closer to the event we will add more buttons above with downloadable documents. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

2024 Entries – Entries now closed, we are at capacity so cannot accomodate late entries for 2024. 

Dogs – due to updates in the School hire policies, dogs are not permitted on the playing fields, and therefore we ask you not to bring your dog to this event. 

Start Times – start times are now available on the button below, based on age groups and swim times submitted. Note IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to change your start time as this event is at capacity with no space available. 

Fun Run – this event is free to enter for friends & family of the event, please sign up at registration to collect your bib number. The start will be by the green flag near the finish line. 

Parental restrictions – spectating on poolside is not permitted, this must be from the viewing gallery upstairs. Access to transition is not possible to allow the children to race for themselves. 

Course navigation – children who wish to cycle or run the course before their race must have done so by 13:45, at which point the course must be clear to ensure we can start on time. 

Essentials

Saturday 4th May 2024

Calne Community Campus, 
White Horse Way,
Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0SP.

What 3 Words: ///walking.market.smarting

Entry field: approx 250

Estimated schedule (Saturday)

12:50 Site open
13:00-15:15
 Registration & chip collection opens
14:00 Free fun run 
14:10 Youth Triathlon 
14:18 Tri Star 3 Triathlon
14:54 Tri Star 2 Triathlon
15:35 Tri Star 1 Triathlon
16:15 Tri Start Triathlon
16:30 Presentations (estimated time)
17:00 Site closed

Races Available

Youth (age 15-16) – 250m swim (25m pool), 5km cycle (grass), 2.5km run (grass)
Tri Star 3 (age 13-14) – 250m swim (25m pool), 4km cycle (grass), 2km run (grass)
Tri Star 2 (age 11-12) – 200m swim (25m pool), 3km cycle (grass), 1.5km run (grass)
Tri Star 1 (age 9-10) – 150m swim (25m pool), 2km cycle (grass), 1km run (grass)
Tri Start (age 8) – 50m swim (25m pool), 1km cycle (grass), 0.5km run (grass)
Fun Run – 1.5km run (grass)

Age for participation is taken on 31st December 2024. You will race in the distance based on your age at this date.

Bulk Entries – additional discounts are available for purchasing multiple tickets at any time, perfect for clubs. 

5 or more = 5% discount
10 or more = 7.5% discount
15 or more = 10% discount
20 or more =12.5% discount

The Course
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Swim Course: lengths of the pool, using the Smart Start System (detailed below). Start and finish in the shallow end of the pool. Typically, the temperature at this event is around 28.5°C.

Cycle Course: 1km laps of the lower school playing fields, it is advisable to use a mountain or cyclocross bike, should you use a road bike we highly recommend using more substantial tyres as this is on grass. 

Run Course: 0.5km laps of the upper school playing field, with full spectating accessibility. The whole route is on grass.

Since 2018, the successful implementation into this event, we will be introducing this into the Children’s Triathlon. The Smart Start System works by adding a swimmer into the pool every 15-30 seconds, depending on your swim speed. This prevents congestion and also allows you to have a better swim as those in front of you have settled into their pace so there is no scrapping for the lead. 

This smart start system will be implemented with a snake style swim course, where each swimmer will swim up and down the lane, duck under the lane rope, and continue in each lane until they exit the pool.

More importantly, this start method guarantees you start your race on the time in which you are given, no delays. 

Awards & Inclusions

Winners’ awards to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd open and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall for each race. 

We will be following the criteria outlined by the governing body which can be found here.

There are no awards for the fun run.

On reaching the finish line, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. 

Electronic timing is being used, and you will receive split times for the event with online updates. 

Swim caps are not required for the swimming element, you are welcome to wear your own. Please leave our caps on poolside so they can be reused. 

Hydration stations, start of the run course

Water available in recyclable cups

Fruit squash available in compostable cups

Finish Line

Water available in recyclable cups

Light snacks 

Travel

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps.

The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4.

Salisbury – 0hr 55
Cardiff – 1hr 15
London – 1hr 55
Birmingham – 1hr 55
Exeter – 1hr 55

Ample free parking is available at Calne Community Campus.

There are a number of residential estates around the area where parking is available. 

An overflow car park will be available on the school tennis courts.

For safety of cyclists, please do not park along the entrance road.

We would encourage lift sharing if possible, please arrange with your friends or club members. 

If you wish to take public transport the nearest bus stop is at the Strand and is serviced by Stagecoach 55 which has links from Swindon and Chippenham railway stations. You can then walk 10 minutes or cycle 5 minutes to the venue. 

Camping is not available at this event. 

There are places to stay locally, which you can search on Airbnb or other providers. Local hotels are within a 30 minute drive. 

Permitting

You can enter through our partner Eventrac where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event.

All our policies can be found here, which include T&Cs & withdrawals. 

The minimum age to take part in this event is 8, the maximum age is 16 this age is set by Triathlon England and we are unable to override this. 

The fun run is inclusive of all ages. 

This event is permitted by Triathlon England. We will be following the guidelines and setting the rules as laid out by them.

A copy of the Triathlon England rules can be found herePlease familiarise yourself with the to prevent disappointment on the day.

We will have Triathlon England Technical Officials present on the day of the event to ensure fair and safe participation.

During the online entry process you will be requested to input your home nations (Triathlon England) membership number. If you are a member please include this number, you do not need to purchase a race pass. 

If you do not hold a valid membership on the day of the race, you will need to purchase a race pass which is available as an add on during the checkout process. 

During registration & chip collection on the day, you will be asked for your membership card, if you cannot provide this and you have not purchased a race pass then you will have to purchase one on the day. 

No race pass = no participation.

A race pass is not required for the fun run.

Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provide an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) throughout the county and beyond. The crew works alongside SWASFT (The South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust) land crews and other emergency services to deliver the best medical care possible to anybody who lives, works or travels in Wiltshire.

The air ambulance can scramble in just two minutes and reach anywhere in Wiltshire within nine minutes. The speed of our helicopter, along with the skill of our crew, can make the difference between life and death.

We fly up to 19 hours a day and attend, on average, 3 potentially lifesaving missions in that time. We are called to all kinds of emergencies, from road traffic collisions to cardiac incidents, child-related emergencies to horse riding and cycling injuries. These incidents are not just in Wiltshire but in neighbouring counties as well.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on donations to keep saving lives. It is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants. It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the air ambulance flying, that’s just over £10,000 per day.

Vendors & Partners

There will be no massage therapy for this event. 

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event.

We will be capturing footage for future advertising during the event with use of static cameras, drones and mobile photographers. 

Taylor Maddox Marketing will be filming this event for a new promotional video. 

There will be no service for this event.

Cafe 2 U will be serving hot & cold drinks along with light refreshments. 

Dominico’s Mr Whippy and other ices will be on offer from the van.

Simon Olney is a British Triathlon High Performing Coach, Certified Nutrition Coach and S&C coach based in Cricklade.

Is this your first triathlon event? Feeling slightly overwhelmed and need help with your preparation? Need help knowing which kit to buy? Want a training plan built around your lifestyle? Simon Olney is a local coach who has put together a special coaching programme to help you prepare for your event. Click [here] to learn more and register your interest, or visit www.phazontriathlon.com to learn about our bespoke offering.