Henley Triathlon 2020
--- POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DATE TBC ---
Conveniently situated just outside the picturesque town of Henley, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills and the banks of the River Thames, this event takes place at Henley Leisure Centre and in the grounds of Gillotts School.
Boasting a spectator friendly course, the Henley Triathlon is one not to be missed. Leisure centre pool swim; the cycle course is flattish with a few undulations - a rural route through the Oxfordshire countryside; traffic free grass run. Two distance options, plus relays. Make a weekend of it and enter the kids in the UK Kids Fun Triathlon for 5-16 yr olds, the day before.
And we want to encourage more women to have a go so UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of this event solely to a women only Pink Wave, and will donate £10 from every Pink Wave entry to Cancer Research UK. Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and the challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer.
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All UK Triathlon 2020 events
Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.
It is each and every person's responsibility to social distance at 2 metres where possible before, during and after the event. Please make sure your spectators are aware of and abide by the 2 metre distance rule.
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event. Please sanitise before and after toilet use.
Please allow more time than normal to register. You must register yourself. You cannot have anyone register for you. Only one competitor will be allowed to register at a time (except relay teams who must register together). Please queue at a 2 metre separation. Hand sanitise before entering. Every competitor will be temperature checked with a digital thermometer before registering.
Each competitor has their own numbered racking position. Rack only there and with your race number facing you.
There will be a short race brief shortly before each event starts from the finish line stage which will be announced over the PA system on the day.
Start Format - Lake Swim
Competitors will each have their own individual start time and be started at the edge of the lake at 10 second intervals. You can only do your warm up on dry land. Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.
Start Format - Pool Swim
Competitors will each have their own individual start time at 30 second intervals. Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.
Normal drafting rules apply.
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.
Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter.
Please do not bring unnecessary spectators if possible. Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.
Commemorative 2020 finishers medal for every entrant
Split transitions at the Leisure Centre and School playing field
Printed results as you cross the line
Henley Leisure Centre & Gillotts School, Oxfordshire RG9 1PS
Leisure centre heated indoor pool swim
Rural Oxfordshire countryside bike course
Flat grass run course within the grounds of Gillotts School
Due to the venue being a school playing field, there are no dogs allowed on the site.
Full and up to date 2020 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event. Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions on the day.
You will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.
You can use the 2019 information as a guide for your 2020 event.
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