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Entries – Entries opening by 1st November 2023

Car Park – parking will be in field 2 in the designated car park. 

Dogs – dogs are welcome at our event, please keep them on a lead, clear up at all times on site and visit our doggy station for treats at registration.

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 red archway.

Run Course – if the weather is wet, off road shoes are advisable, it the weather is dry, road shoes should be sufficient. You are welcome to walk the course prior to racing. 

Essentials

Saturday 25th May 2024

Venue: Lake 62, Ashton Keynes,
Wiltshire, SN6 6QX.

Car Park: Follow the blue car park signs which are signed from all directions at the venue. 

What 3 Words: ///talent.whisk.cage

Entry field: approx 150

This event is part of the South West Series and is held as an IRC Qualifier.

Estimated schedule

Evening before;
15:00 Gates open & camping arrivals
17:00-18:00
 Registration & chip collection open (park on site)
19:00
 Gates locked

Race day;
11:00 Car park & site open (no parking on site)
11:30-12:30 Registration & chip collection open
11:45-13:30 Transition opens for racking
12:40 Youth/Junior (mass start)
13:05 Tri Star 3 (mass start)
13:35 Tri Star 2 (mass start)
13:55 Tri Star 1 (mass start)
14:15 Tri Start (mass start)
14:30 Free fun run 
15:00 Presentations (estimated time)
16:00 Site closed

Races Available

Youth/Junior (age 15-19) – 750m swim (lake), 4.5km run (lake path)
Tri Star 3 (age 13-14) – 500m swim (lake), 3km run (lake path)
Tri Star 2 (age 11-12) – 300m swim (lake), 1.5km run (lake path)
Tri Star 1 (age 9-10) – 200m swim (lake), 1.5km run (lake path)
Tri Start (age 8) – 50m swim (lake), 600m run (lake path)

Fun Run – 1.5km run (lake path)

Wetsuits will be mandatory for all tri star athletes. 

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

Swim Course: anticlockwise laps of the lake, keeping the swim buoys on your left. The lake is gravel filtered and approximately 6 metres deep, weed is usually not too much of a problem but during long bouts of hot weather this can appear in pockets. Typically, the temperature at this event is around 17-19°C.

Run Course: clockwise laps (1.5km) around the lake along a flat woodland & grass surface. During wet weather this can become slippery and muddy so choose your footwear according to the weather. The 600m course turns back on itself.

Transition: Located on grass, with a slight camber. Racking is numbered according to your race. Swim end and run start entrances are one opposite ends of transition keeping this fair for all.

Venue Information

Lake 62 is a privately owned well-kept lake in the Cotswolds. This lake is exclusively used, keeping it one of the finest. Its size and shape allow for some great spectating at all our events here and provides a base for triathletes wishing to take part in a medium sized event on a flat profile. It’s a compact event site so you can see most of the action without having to walk too far.

Awards & Inclusions

Winners’ awards to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd open and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall for the TS1, TS2, TS3 & Youth/Junior races. 

The TSS race will award 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall only.

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 provided for the swimming element, you are welcome to wear your own.

Hydration stations, start of the run course

Water available in recyclable cups

Fruit squash available in recyclable cups

Finish Line

Water & fruit squash 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 J15-J17 on the M4.

Salisbury – 1hr 20
Cardiff – 1hr 20
Birmingham – 1hr 25
London – 1hr 45
Exeter – 2hr 00

Ample free parking is available within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

If you require disabled parking, we have limited availability at the venue, please contact us prior to arrival.

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

If you wish to take public transport to this event, it is possible with some prior planning.

The nearest bus stop is in South Cerney, with links from the closest train stations in Swindon or Kemble.

We can offer camping for this event to stay on Friday night. Toilet facilities are on site, however there are no showers. A fee of £10 per pitch is payable and pre booking is essential. Please get in touch if you wish to book a spot. 

There are places to stay locally, which you can search on Airbnb or other providers. Local hotels are within a 30 minute drive. For an exclusive stay, take a look at Mims & Co

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 19, 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.

We will follow the guidance for water temperatures on the day of competition.

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 Cotswolds Lake Trust. 

Formed in 1996 as the Cotswold Water Park Society, and now known as Cotswold Lakes Trust, we have been a fully registered charity since April 2011. Cotswold Lakes Trust is governed by a Board of seven Trustees who oversee the work of a small team of staff based near Down Ampney in the Cotswold Water Park. Cotswold Lakes Trust works with a huge variety of people to care for this dynamic and challenging area.

Cotswold Lakes Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Cotswold Water Park for the benefit of wildlife and people. Registered charity number 1120518

Our key objectives are to improve the Cotswold Water Park by; enhancing its biodiversity, providing recreational opportunities for its local communities and visitors and by providing an educational resource.

For further information, please visit their website here

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. 

There will be no hire for this event. 

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

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

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