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The Huntsman Triathlon
This event is based in an area where Cola the Huntsman is said in the Doomsday Book to have roamed; it's also famous as the hunting playground of William the Conqueror. But we no longer hunt wild animals - they roam freely - we now hunt PBs!
This course is a fast one! A smooth swim in the stunning Ellingham Lake, followed by a bike through the beautiful New Forest National Park, ending with a pretty flat run through quiet country roads make this a perfect early season triathlon. Choose from a middle, standard or sprint distance triathlon, or an aquabike and duathlon option if you don't fancy all three disciplines.
Sprint tri distance: 400m swim, 33km bike, 5km run
Standard tri distance: 1100m swim, 33km bike, 10km run
Middle tri distance: 1900m swim, 90km bike, 21km run
Duathlon distance: 5km run, 33km bike, 5km run
AquaBike distance: 1900m swim, 90km bike
Results on website
Ellingham Water Ski and Wakeboard Club, Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3PJ
By car: From the East or West, Ellingham Water Ski and Wakeboard Club is located off the A31.
From the North or South, it is on the A338, about 16 miles South of Salisbury, and 15 miles North of Bournemouth.
Salisbury railway station operates services to London Waterloo, Exeter St Davids, Southampton Central, and Bristol Temple Meads.
Bournemouth is a main line staton, with cross country services.
There are always questions that you might have, the common ones are answered below.
What will registration look like?
You will register online. About 7 days before event day we will send you an email. You will then need to complete the Competitor Responsibility Statement and Covid Health Screening Questionnaire online. This avoids the queue at number pick up. You must do this otherwise you will not be able to get your race number. If you have missed any email you can find it by going to your my.challenging.events account.
When is the race briefing?
To avoid crowds we will do the race briefing via a webinar on Friday evening. You will be emailed a google meets invite. Don't worry if you can't make the briefing, it will be recorded for you to watch when you can. You must watch the briefing. Any emergency updates will be communicated on race day, either via email or as you head into transition.
When will I get my race pack?
Race packs will be made 72 hours before pick up. They will contain your wristband and swim hat. There will be extra registration desks to allow the queue to move quickly. You must know your race number before arrival.
How will you do a socially distanced start?
You will be allocated an arrival time. This arrival time is when you are to collect your race pack. You will be allocated a start time. This is the time you will cross the start line. You MUST be at the start area 10 minutes before your start time. If you are late your chip timing would have started and you will need to wait until the last person has started before you can go. Its really important to be on top of your timings. You will have about 45 minutes between arrival time and your start time. This is plenty of time to rack, visit the loo and get ready. We will allocate your start time based on your predicted swim time. Faster swimmers will start first. This will avoid athletes having to get too close to each other around buoys etc. You race number will be allocated in numerical order - Fastest swimmer is 1, second fastest is 2 etc. This will make it easy for you to see when you need to stand in the queue to start. Please listen to the marshals, as it is a time trial/individual starts its really important we stay on time.
How will the finish work?
You will get that same finish line feeling but in a slightly different way. Your well-earned medal will be laid on a table ready for you to collect. There will be a sealed container of water for you and a sealed banana. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has ruined our usual amazing finish line spread! Then you are encouraged to leave the finish area quickly. You are able to recover outside this area where there is more space. Again please respect the social distancing rules.
Can we have spectators?
WE are encouraging crowds not to form. Ideally bring your fan club next year when hopefully this pandemic is all over!
The New Forest is a beautiful place enjoyed by local residents and visitors alike. Mutual respect and courtesy are essential to enable those with different interests to enjoy the Forest together. The please and abide by the The New Forest Cycling Code.
Marshalling is a super fun day out! You can really make a huge difference to the enjoyment of the participants!
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