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Southampton Fast Twitch Opener
A pool-based Sprint Triathlon situated on the edge of the beautiful New Forest National Park. Sprint distance: 400m swim (16 lengths of the Applemore Leisure Centre pool), 20km bike, 5km run.
The bike course heads out towards the historic village of Beaulieu, with the run course going out towards the village of Dibden Purlieu. A great early season event for novices and experienced Triathletes alike.
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Applemore Leisure Centre, Claypits Lane, Dibden, Southampton, Hampshire SO45 5TN
The venue can be accessed from the M27 motorway. Leave at J3 and follow the M271 / Totton Bypass / A236 to Dibden. Southampton is less than 10 miles away, with a main line railway station with cross country services.
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.
What will happen at Registration?
It will be 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 will the race briefing take place?
To avoid crowds we will do the race briefing via a webinar on Friday evening. You will be emailed a google meets invite. Dont worry if you cant 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 numbers, wristband, swim hat and timing chip. You can collect these no more than one hour before your start time from the registration tent near transition. There will be an extra registration desk to allow the queue to move quickly. You must know your race number and ensure you either have a BTF day licence (paid when entering) or an in date BTF licence. If it is out of date you will need to pay £6.
What will Transition look like?
Big and spacious! Usually we rack 4 bikes each side to a rack but now it will be three bikes each side. Make sure you have your bike stickers on, wristband on and helmet on and done up before entering transition. The marshal will check from a distance. This will speed up the queue. Check you have bar ends on your handlebars. WE do encourage you to wear a face covering when you are in transition setting up (not during the race). You must socially distance at all times. Please give each other space.
How will the Start work?
We will follow the Leisure centre covid secure procedures. This includes a one way system. 10 minutes before your start time head to the main leisure centre door. A marshal will meet you there and direct you up the stairs towards the swimming pool. Queue here 2m apart. A marshal will then direct you to poolside to your lane. You will share a lane with three other people and be set off in 10 second gaps. Your wave (lane) will start as soon as a whole lane becomes free. This will keep the event moving forward. There are NO CHANGING ROOMS. Do not use the showers or the changing rooms otherwise the whole pool will need to be closed for cleaning.
Will there be an aid station?
Not this year. To reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 you are to be fully self sufficient. Ensure you have fluid on the bike and take your own on the run. We will have water for you at the finish.
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