East Leake Triathlon

near Loughborough
Endorphinsport has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Now in its 18th year, the award winning East Leake Triathlon is one of the most established events of the early season. A great fast, flat course, providing the perfect warm-up event for the 2021 season or a first event for the all those wanting to give triathlon a go.

The friendly atmosphere makes East Leake Triathlon a superb event for the first timer (each event we have over 100 first timers), whilst the fast-flat course and distance makes for an excellent start to the season.

The organiser has organised this event in line with strict Covid guidelines.

In previous years we have always been conscious of trying to make our events as spectator friendly as possible. However, it possible again that throughout these times we may have to discourage spectators attending the event to avoid too many people at the venue throughout the morning. Unless absolutely necessary - you need a support helper on the day.

For full details please see the full event details.

This well-established event is now in its 18 th year and was crowned East Midlands event of the year for 2012. East Leake leisure centre is located five miles north of Loughborough and ten miles south of Nottingham, with easy access to Loughborough, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. M1 junction 24, head for Kegworth/Kingston on Soar/Gotham. Visit www.endorphinsport.com for a map of the area.

***arrive changed and ready***

If you are arriving after 8.30am PLEASE use the car parks in East Leake Village, (NOT THE LEISURE CENTRE), opposite the fire station. Please do not approach Lantern lane in your cars after 8.30am you will be turned away & probably obstruct competitors (YOURSELF) and increase the risk of accidents TO YOURSELF.

Please do not jeopardise the future of this event AND OTHER EVENTS…. Thank you. Car parking will be available in the Leisure centre grounds before 8.30am. Please remember that cyclists will be on the cycle course if you are arriving after 8am, so please drive carefully on your approach to the Lantern Lane. Please allow plenty of time to park, rack your cycle and get to the swim start ready to collect your timing chip.

***Saturday 27 March 12-4pm***

The will take place outside in the car park outside the Leisure centre main entrance building. Before registering, please find your race number on the start entry list (available on www.endorphinsport.com ) and on entering the registration area.

If you are a BTF member, please show your BTF Licence with photo or you will be asked to pay the day licence fee (£6 – adults and £1 - under 15-19 years). If you are not a BTF member then you pick up a day licence from registration. All competitors will receive two race numbers (to be pinned at least all 4 corners back and front of your race top, or back to back on a race belt). Please bring your own safety pins. You will also receive 2 number stickers, one for your bike frame and one for your helmet.

Timing chips will be used; these will be issued on the morning of the event in the swim holding area - please don’t forget to secure on your left ankle before going to the pool! If you lose your chip you will be charged - £50!!

Please ensure your race number is visible at all times & do not fold your numbers! You may receive a 2-minute penalty if you do. You have been warned!

***Please ensure you arrive with your Pre Event Health questionnaire completed to save time & help us all keep safer and respecting social distancing.***

400m (16 lengths). No wetsuits! Tumble turns are permitted – no backstroke!

The swim will be in a 4 lane, 25m pool. Competitors need to be in the swim holding area 15mins before your start time changed & ready to collect your timing chip. The swim marshal will group the swimmers into waves, with 4 swimmers to a wave and each wave starting every 5-6mins. Please note: It is the swimmer’s responsibility to count their lengths , however there will be a marshal counting swimmers at random. Your start time is based on your estimated swim time submitted on entry.

The swimmers around you will be of a similar standard, but if you need to overtake then please check the opposite direction as there may be up to 4 swimmers per lane and we don’t want any collisions! You will be told which direction to swim in, on entering the lane. On completion of your 16 lengths, exit through the marked fire exit.

There will be no changing facilities. Follow the signs for the transition area (this is a 150m run on paths & grass, please be careful) and find you bike. The surface is tarmac & grass & will be swept clean, but if you want to wear shoes for this section then place your shoes outside the fire exit on exiting the pool. Swim hats are not supplied and are optional.

The weather could be very cold for all competitors on race day whatever time you are starting. Competitors will be allowed to leave a cycling jacket/gilet and gloves outside the fire exit if they wish but please be mindful of your start time so we don’t have 300 items of clothing on the pool exit. Start times are based on your estimated 400m swim time with the slowest swimmers start first from 8am.

***Competitors need to be in the swim holding area at least 15mins before your start time changed & ready to collect your timing chip***

***There will be no changing facilities, only portable toilets***

22km - NEW ROUTE FROM SEPT 2016 due to road works

Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Ensure your race number is clearly visible on the back of your outer clothing. You must have your helmet fastened, before you can touch your bike and make your way out of the BIKE OUT channel. On exiting the bike out channel, you will mount your bike at the MOUNT LINE. DO NOT mount your bike before this point; or you will be disqualified as this is for your own safety. Please note; all the roads used in this route are open to the public.

You are expected to adhere to all rules of the Highway Code, this means giving way to traffic at junctions and all roundabouts. Any competitors seen to not be adhering to these rules or riding dangerously will be disqualified. It isn’t worth taking unnecessary risks for the sake of a couple of seconds!

The bike course will be an out & back undulating course. See map on website here Turn left out of transition onto Lantern Lane & turn right at the first Round about please take care at this point, giving way to oncoming traffic. From here, follow the road down across the next round about and head towards Gotham & turn left at the mini about. Take a left at the next mini round about & head for Kingston on Soar. Through the village & turn right at the T-junction under the bridge, continue over the bridge at Ratcliffe on Soar then around the round about turning back on yourself heading for Kingston on Soar again turning right this time & follow the same route back to East Leake turning left at the very first round about onto lantern lane & head for the transition area. Please respect the fact that all volunteers/Marshall’s have given up their day so that you can race and the event would not be possible without them, so please abide by their decision - they are there for everyone’s safety.

Dismount at the DISMOUNT LINE and then run with your bike into transition and rack it in the same place you left from. Once your bike is racked, you are permitted to take off your helmet, change to your running gear and head out of transition. Dangerous cycling will not be tolerated – you have been warned

5km (3 laps). NO BANDS TO COLLECT!

Your number must be clearly visible on the front of your outer clothing. Exit transition through the RUN OUT gate and join the run course. Again, as in the swim, it is your responsibility to make sure you have completed the required 3 laps!

On leaving the transition area, follow the race marshal’s directions & signs onto the paths near the school turning right leading onto the quite country roads and bridle paths. At the top of the track turn around traffic cone and marshal and head straight back down the same track returning to the school grounds. On returning to the school’s grounds, be careful at the crossing where you join the path completing a lap around the primary school. The route will be 3 out & back flat laps. Turn around points will be marked by RUN TURN signs & race marshals.

Please be aware that although these lanes are very quiet, it is possible that occasional motor vehicles may be using them for access. See run course profile here.

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