Torbay Triathlon Autumn

Torbay Velopark

Torbay Leisure Centre, Penwill Way, Paignton TQ4 5JR, UK

Sun 9th October 2022

Starting at 09:00

11 races

£19.00 - £51.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

This event operates a full Covid-19 plan & risk assessments

C-19 PLAN
Sportiva Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Torbay Triathlon (Junior & Senior ) for all ages and all abilities from 5+. This festival of triathlon will feature both junior races and adult races on the Sunday. The totally traffic-free triathlon is the perfect way for anyone to start in the sport, with a pool based swim, followed by a Velopark ride on smooth tarmac and a parkland run. There is also a category for relay teams.

The swim, in the newly refurbished 25m pool is followed by between one and 10 laps on the super-smooth tarmac of the Velopark. The race finishes with a one or two lap run (depending on your category) on a fast and flat parkland course.

Improved Tristar 2 run course which is now one big (1.9K) lap of the field. Finish moved round the corner which will run more smoothly as finishers will no longer cross swimmers on their way from the pool.

 

Races

  • Go Tri

    £28.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • TriStar 3

    £24.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • GO TRI Novice Kids 11-14

    £24.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Tristar 2

    £24.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Tristar 1

    £24.00

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  • Novice Kids 9-10

    £19.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Tristar Start

    £19.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Mini Tri

    £19.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Junior Sprint Triathlon (15-19)

    £37.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Sprint Triathlon

    £42.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Sprint Relay (Per Team of 2 or 3)

    £51.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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Book

  • Go Tri

    £28.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • TriStar 3

    £24.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • GO TRI Novice Kids 11-14

    £24.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Tristar 2

    £24.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Tristar 1

    £24.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Novice Kids 9-10

    £19.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Tristar Start

    £19.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Mini Tri

    £19.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Junior Sprint Triathlon (15-19)

    £37.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Sprint Triathlon

    £42.00

    Sun 9th October 2022

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  • Sprint Relay (Per Team of 2 or 3)

    £51.00

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What's Included

Professional chip timing
Traffic Free course
Finishers medals for all + podium medals
Free silicone Swim hats
Personalised race number (entries 2 weeks before the race)
Secure transition
Numbered racking
Professional First Aid
Toilets
Fully insured
Full Covid-19 measures & risk assessment
British Triathlon permit

Parking

There is plenty of parking in the Leisure Centre car park but you do need to pay for it!

See en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/building/torbay-leisure-centre-torquay/

There is some free parking available starting a few hundred metres from the Leisure Centre.

prizes

There is a medal for all finishers.
In addition we have podium medals for the Top 3 overall in each of the following categories.

Please note we operate a one prize per person policy. So if a vet is the overall winner they will get that medal & prize & the other Vet 40s will move up one place.

Sprint Awards: Top 3 overall, Top 3 Vet 40 male & female, Top 3 Vet 50 male & female, Top 60 Top 3 male & female.
Tristar categories: Top 3 boys & girls in each category. We also award special medals to Top 3 novices in the 8-10 age group & in the 11-14 age group.

The routes

faqs

Will there be timing chips at your triathlons?
- Yes, these are provided and should be attached with the velcro strap to your left ankle. Please ensure it is not covered up by a wetsuit or tracksuit or we may not be able to read your chip. Please return your chip at the end of the event.

Do I need to be a member of a club to enter?
- No, all our events are open to all whether you're a member of a club or not.

My kid(s) want to try triathlon. How do they get started?
What Triathlon is all about? Click here for our Guide to Junior Triathlons Or to find a local junior triathlon club use the Club Find on the British Triathlon website - www.britishtriathlon.org/clubs If you can't find a local triathlon club with a junior section the next best thing is to get your child involved with the local swimming club, running club or cycling club. For example Mid Devon Cycling Club offers excellent junior bike coaching at Torbay Velopark for children aged 7 and above.

Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?
- Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds as we start to incur costs as soon as we announce an event. However we now offer free name changes up to 7 days before an event with our booking software Eventrac. Just scroll to the bottom of your email receipt and click the link which says 'online receipt'. You will then see options to transfer your entry. We are also happy to transfer your entry to a different event for a charge of £8 (£5 for under 16s) provided you contact us a minimum of 7 days before the date of the event.

Can I alter my registration between races on the same day (eg switch from the Sprint to the Supersprint triathlon)
- Yes you can. If you are transferring to a more expensive option (eg moving from GO TRI to Sprint you will need to pay the difference. There is no partial refund if you are transferring to a shorter race. Just scroll to the bottom of your email receipt from Eventrac and click the link which says 'online receipt'. You will then see options to transfer your entry. We are also happy to transfer your entry to a different event for a charge of £8 provided you contact us a minimum of 7 days before the date of the event.

How do age categories work and what is the minimum age to compete?
- For triathlons & duathlons your age group or your child's age group is calculated from your age on 31st December in the year of the competition. If, for example, you are 39 but turn 40 on 30th December you will compete as a Vet 40 for the whole of that year. Similarly if your child is 7 but turns 8 in December they are eligible to enter any Tristar Start event.
For events on open roads the minimum age is 15 or 17 for the longer Standard/Olympic distance events. However for our Pool-based triathlons the minimum age is 8 by 31st Dec in the year of competition or 5 for the Torbay Triathlons. And at our Donut Duathlon we have a mini duathlon with a bike or scoot followed by a run for children aged 3-7.
Just to confuse matters England Athletics (under whose rules we run most of our running events) use age on the day of the race instead of age at the end of the year.

Here is a summary of all the age groups (all ages are on 31st Dec of year of competition). Distances increase as children progress through TriStar. On our registration form just choose Tristar or Novice & you'll be automatically allocated to the correct category. The Novice events are aimed at children who are less confident swimmers or trying triathlon for the first time.
Mini Duathlon ages 3-7 (only at our Donut Duathlon)
Mini Tri age 5, 6 & 7 (only at our Tavistock & Torbay Triathlons)
Tristar Start aged 8 (includes 8 year old novices)
Tristar 1 - aged 9-10
Tristar 2 - aged 11-12
Tristar 3 - aged 13-14
Youth - aged 15-16
Junior - aged 17-19
Novice 1 - aged 9-10 (same distances as Tristar Start)
Novice 2 - aged 11-14 (same distances as Tristar 2)
Senior - aged 20-39
Vet 40 - aged 40-49
Vet 50 - aged 50-59
Vet 60 - aged 60-69
Vet 70 - aged 70+

What special kit do I need?
- The special kit you need is minimal. There really is no need to buy expensive equipment before your first duathlon or triathlon For Duathlons you need
A road worthy bike
A helmet
A pair of trainers to run and cycle in
A waterproof jacket and some gloves in case the weather is bad
For our pool based triathlons you need
The equipment listed above for a duathlon
A swimming costume
Swimming goggles (not 100 percent essential but almost everybody uses them)

For our Open Water Triathlons
You will probably need a wetsuit for the Dartmouth Triathlon. They are usually optional for the English Riviera Triathlon and for the Dawlish Triathlon. Under British Triathlon rules are compulsory if the water is below 14C. However they can be hired if you're trying an open water triathlon for the first time

Other recommended kit
A race belt. These can save you time in transition as you can just clip on your number instead of having to put on a t-shirt with your race number on. Display your number at the back for the bike leg, then turn it to the front for the run. Sportiva Race Belts cost just £4.50 from our Shop
Elastic laces . These cost from about £5. They replace the normal laces in your trainers and can really speed up the switch from biking to running!
Trisuit. This is a one piece suit suitable for a complete triathlon. See our Triathlon Tips article for further details.
Bottle cage & bottle for your bike. These cost from about £6 . The bike is the easiest place to take on fluid in a triathlon or duathlon so definitely a good idea to get one.

Are your events British Triathlon affiliated & do I need a day membership?
- All our triathlons are British Triathon affiliated and listed on britishtriathlon.org/. If you do not have annual membership you will need to buy a day membership to take part when you register (£6 or £1 if you are aged under 20 on 31st December of the year of competition. The exception is our GO TRI /Beginners events which do not require a day membership. To keep entry costs down our Donut Duathlon is not British Triathlon affiliated which means you do not need to purchase a day license to take part. However it is run under British Triathlon rules.

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Torbay Velopark

9 Oct 2022

£19.00 - £51.00

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