HSV Sprint Triathlon
This sprint distance triathlon is held from the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village, in Hatfield. A pool swim is followed by a mainly flat, on-road bike lap, with one climb to the turn-around point. The run is also mainly flat, incorporating the local Parkrun course.
The event is in its 9th year and consists of a 400m swim, 20k bike, 5k run. A relay option is available, and also a sprint distance aquabike. The course is fast, flat and has great PB potential!
Unique finisher medal
Water will be provided on the run and at the end of the race
Fastest Male and Female
Fastest Male and Female in each BTF 10-year Age Group (max 1 prize per competitor)
University of Hertfordshire Sports Village, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU
By Road: The campus is close to, and signposted from, Junction 3 of the A1(M), postcode for sat nav use is AL10 9EU.
By Rail: The closest train station is Hatfield Station, with services to Letchworth Garden City, Welwyn Garden City, Moorgate, London King's Cross, Cambridge, and Cambridge North. From the station buses frequently run to campus. Bus 614/602 - Stop 1
Cycling & Walking: If you are cycling or walking to the University, there are plenty of safe routes from Hatfield, as well as further afield.
Free parking is available at the venue
The swim is in the 8 lane, 25m pool at the Sports Village. The slowest swimmers will set off first and over the course of about an hour, the fastest will have begun. After each 50m, you will duck under the lane rope. After you have crossed the entire pool, having swum a total of 400m, you will exit to transition.
Transition is 10m away from the swimming pool. You will head out on your bike, with the bulk of the course being be on Cooper’s Green Lane – a fantastic road for time trial. There are two turn-around points on the course. You will return to the Sports Village for the run.
The run is a single lap 5k course, taking in some of the local Ellenbrooke Fields Parkrun course. Despite being in a triathlon, we see lots of 5k PBs every year on this course.
Detailed race notes will be sent out a week before the race.
All competitors must be licensed to race, non BTF members will be required to pay a £5 levy for a day licence, payable on the day at registration. This is not included in your entry fee. BTF members must produce their licence at registration or a £5 levy will be charged prior to racing.
Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number and timing chip.
Race numbers will be collected at the Sports Village on the morning of the race. Registration will open at 05:30am and will close at 06:15am.
Please wear your numbers pinned back and front or wear a race belt for the bike and run.
Toilets are provided, inside the Sports Village building.
The event will be accurately chip timed. You will get separate times for the swim, T1, cycle, T2, run & overall time. We will be using live-to-web chip timing so that all your split times can be posted online as soon as you pass any of the timing points. Your family and friends will be able to track your times while you race!
There is a 3 hour time limit to complete this race
There are lockers (£1) and changing rooms for bags and belongings but be aware that Tri-Force will not be held responsible for any missing belongings, so we advise you keep valuables at home, or with somebody you trust to look after them .
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