The Fugitive Olympic Distance Aqua Bike

Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Organiser's Description

This event will take place in the beautiful town of Marlow. The swim is in the River Thames. It is designed to make even the weakest swimmer get a fast swim split. The bike course is out and back and apart from a couple of hills, is fast and flat.

This is the 9th year of the Marlow Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the years and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

Distances

1500m Swim, 37 km Bike


  • Onsite car park
  • Chip timing
  • Sports cafe
  • Friendly marshals
  • Free parking
  • Live to web results
  • Secure baggage area
  • Ambulance services
  • Toilets
  • Photography
  • Nutrition
  • 5-10m public liability
  • Music
  • Bespoke Medals
  • Feed stations
  • Great location
  • Commentary
  • Prizes
  • Clearly marked course
  • Great event
  • Great atmosphere
  • Onsite retailers
  • Lead Cyclist
  • Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE

    Marlow is best approached from either Jct4 of the M40 or Jct8/9 of the M4. Both take you onto the A404 (Marlow Bypass). Follow this to the Bisham roundabout and head through Bisham to Marlow Bridge. Cross over the bridge and turn left at the mini roundabout into Pound Lane. Higginson Park can be accessed either from the public car park at Court Garden Leisure Centre or by carrying on another 100m and turning left into the cricket club.

    Race Registration is located in the Main Event Marquee in Higginson Park, Marlow.

    Here you will be issued with your race numbers, bike stickers & timing chip.

    You must have your numbers visible at all times during the race. If we cannot see your number, you may not get a time. Your timing chip is allocated to your race number. This chip will be affixed to a velcro band.

    On race day, you must place the velcro band around your ankle. (Either one) Not your wrist.

    NO TIMING CHIP = NO TIMING SPLIT OR FINISH TIME

    If you lose it, we will charge you £10, SO DON’T LOSE IT.

    If you lose your timing chip during the race, you will not receive timing splits, but we will endeavour to record a finish time for you if you shout your race number as you cross the finish line

    SATURDAY

    14:00 - 18:00: Athletes Registration (SATURDAY ONLY)

    SUNDAY - RACE DAY
    05:00 - 06:45: Transition & Bike Racking Open (SUNDAY ONLY)
    07:15: All Athlete’s Event Briefing
    07:45: Olympic Distance Athletes Start

    All competitors must have at least 2 water bottles at the start of the bike leg.

    1.5KM SWIM/ 37KM BIKE

    The Swim course is in the River Thames. It is designed to make even the weakest swimmer get a fast swim split.

    The Bike course for the Olympic Distance is 37km and is undulating, but otherwise it is flat and fast. The Sprint Distance bike course is 24.5km - It is out and back and only has two hill, but again is otherwise fast and flat.

    Parking will available on the football pitch behind the cricket ground/sports centre for a fee of £5 per car.

    Official Car Park Address: Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE

    NOTE: CASH ONLY - Please bring the correct £5 change to avoid any queues and delays.

    Alternative parking is available in the public car park, next to Higginson Park Leisure Centre.

    WETSUIT RULES:

    All the triathlon events are operated under the guidelines of the British Triathlon Federation, which is the governing body for triathlon the UK.

    99% of the time, wetsuits have to be worn for this event due to the temperature of the water, generally in the UK and Thames Valley most of the water is between 14 degree Celsius & 22 degrees Celsius.

    The temperature of the water is always taken at least one hour before an event to determine if wetsuits must be worn.

    All of F3 Events Triathlon Events are organised and delivered using the British Triathlon Federation Rules. All Participants are to abide and must take part under these Rules and Regulations.

    All the triathlon events are operated under the guidelines of the British Triathlon Federation, which is the governing body for triathlon the UK.

    For the latest British Triathlon Federation Rules and Regulations, please CLICK HERE

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