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Cintra Try on the Tyne

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Sat 21st August 2021

4 races

£8.00 - £40.00

Organiser's Description

Join in the summer of sport when you come and TRY our fabulous event on the stunning Newcastle Gateshead Quayside! As well as returning favourites of the 5K, 10K, Sprint Duathlon and Junior events, this year we have a BRAND NEW Sprint and Super-Sprint Triathlon. Starting with a swim in Leazes Park Lake, followed by a bike route through the city centre and finishing this iconic course with a run along the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. The runs and duathlon start in Baltic Square in Gateshead, taking in a selection of the Tyne’s famous bridges, all on completely closed roads.

There is something for everyone, from those beginning their triathlon journey, to those chasing a PB in the runs, with a sprint duathlon to complete the exciting events on offer.

Races

  • 5k

    Minimum Age 12

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £15.00 CLOSED
  • 10k

    Minimum Age 16

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5km/20km/2.5km

    Minimun Age 15

    British Triathlon save £4.00

    £40.00 CLOSED
  • Junior 2K

    Ages 7-12

    £8.00 CLOSED

Book

  • 5k

    Minimum Age 12

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £15.00 CLOSED
  • 10k

    Minimum Age 16

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5km/20km/2.5km

    Minimun Age 15

    British Triathlon save £4.00

    £40.00 CLOSED
  • Junior 2K

    Ages 7-12

    £8.00 CLOSED

What's Included

Electronic chip timing
Fully closed roads
T-shirt, medal and goody-bag for all finishers
FREE finisher photos

  • Electronic chip timing
  • Fully closed roads
  • T-shirt, medal and goody-bag for all finishers
  • FREE finisher photos

How to Get There

For those coming by public transport, Newcastle Monument Metro and Newcastle central Stations are the closest to the start and finish area for the 5k, 10k and sprint duathlon. St James Metro Station is close to the start area of the sprint and super sprint triathlon.

Parking

Full car parking details will be updated nearer the event, there will be limited specific parking sign posted as EVENT CAR PARKING. There are additional car parks within a mile of the start that will be open for runners; Please see below link to a full city centre parking.

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/parking/car-parks-and-on-street-parking

There is a good public transport service operating within a few minutes’ walk of the start. Metros will be running to Gateshead and Newcastle city centres. National train service will also be running to Newcastle central station.

Parking in the city is limited, so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to use public transport

Location

Run and Duathlon Starts: Baltic Square, Gateshead
Triathlon Start: Leazes Park
All Finish: Newcastle Quayside, NE1 3DH

Course Details

RUN
5K or 10K - this is your chance to TRY the distance for the first time, or maybe improve your best so far on this exciting course. Run with friends and celebrate with brunch afterwards! Its flat, fast and the crowds will cheer you the whole way.

DUATHLON
Sprint - Closed roads give you the opportunity to TRY a duathlon beginning with a 5k run, 20k bike and 3K run. The stunning city backdrop and iconic quayside location should inspire everyone, with a mass start in Baltic Square creating a fantastic atmosphere.

TRIATHLON
Super Sprint or Sprint - A Super-sprint triathlon involves a 400m swim, a 10k bike section and then a 3km run, while the distances in a Sprint triathlon are 750m, 20k and 5k. The swim will be in Leazes Park, and the bike route will go through the city centre and continue onto the quayside, giving all the opportunity to TRY a Tri in an inspiring location.

Course Map

FAQs

  • Roughly how long will it take to complete the course?

    We would expect the majority of runners to complete the: 5K: 15 minutes – 45 minutes 10k: 30 minutes – 1 hour 40 minutes Sprint Duathlon: 1 hour – 2 hours Super-Sprint Triathlon: 30 minutes – 1 hour Super Triathlon: 1 hour – 2 hours 45 mins Remember – it’s not a race…. you can take your time.

  • If I have been sent my race number, do I need to register on the day?

    10K and 5K runners do not need to register on the day. Assemble at the start 20 minutes before your race start time, wearing your race number (incorporates your timing chip) and join the crowds by the start line. Sprint triathlon and super sprint triathlon please go to TRANSITION 1 (LEAZES PARK) to register and check-in your bike. Sprint Duathlon please go to TRANSITION 2 (QUAYSIDE) to register and check-in your bike. Entry to transition will be closed 20 minutes prior to start, please leave enough time to get from transition to the start line.

  • What if I forget my race number?

    Please go to RACE INFORMATION at the venue. One of the team will check your entry and issue you with an alternative race number.

  • What time does the race start? Subject to change – please keep an eye on the website and event emails in the run up to event day.

    The Junior events will be held first, with approximate start times around 09:00. Please check your race information pack for confirmed timings. The 5K, 10K, Sprint Duathlon will start at 9.45 The Sprint and Super-Sprint Triathlons will be starting at 10:00

  • Will there be any refreshments?

    Water stations will be available throughout the route for all runners and each runner will be provided with water on completion of the course. Isotonic energy drinks will be available during the duathlon and triathlons.

  • I’m injured can’t run what should I do?

    Oh no and after all that hard work too! We are sorry you are missing out on the event. Please contact info@eventsofthenorth.com to inform the event team of your withdrawal. DO NOT PASS YOUR RACE NUMBER on to anyone else, it potentially puts them at a medical risk, we have no medical information or emergency contact details for them. The entry fee is non-transferable and non-refundable, however there could be the possibility of deferring your entry to the following year on production of an official letter from your doctor or physio. The deadline for medical deferrals is 4 weeks prior to the race date.

  • Can I wear headphones and earphones?

    For safety reasons, any such items are not permitted to wear during the event

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Gateshead, Tyne and Wear