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UK Ultimate Swim 2021
This swim is a part of a weekend-long swim, cycle, and run challenge for all abilities, but it is also a race for the more serious athlete! Choose from a 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile, or 0.6 mile swim challenge in the fabulous spring-fed, freshwater Alderford lake.
There will be on-site camping (limited spaces), free parking, cafe, catering, lake swimming, paddle boarding, kids play area, climbing wall and waterpark, making it a great weekend for all the family and one not to be missed!
All UK Triathlon 2020 events
Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.
It is each and every person's responsibility to social distance at 2 metres where possible before, during and after the event. Please make sure your spectators are aware of and abide by the 2 metre distance rule.
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event. Please sanitise before and after toilet use.
Please allow more time than normal to register. You must register yourself. You cannot have anyone register for you. Only one competitor will be allowed to register at a time (except relay teams who must register together). Please queue at a 2 metre separation. Hand sanitise before entering. Every competitor will be temperature checked with a digital thermometer before registering.
Each competitor has their own numbered racking position. Rack only there and with your race number facing you.
There will be a short race brief shortly before each event starts from the finish line stage which will be announced over the PA system on the day.
Start Format - Lake Swim
Competitors will each have their own individual start time and be started at the edge of the lake at 10 second intervals. You can only do your warm up on dry land. Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.
Start Format - Pool Swim
Competitors will each have their own individual start time at 30 second intervals. Maintain a 2 metre gap from other swimmers at all times.
Normal drafting rules apply.
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.
Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter.
Please do not bring unnecessary spectators if possible. Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.
Competitors will each receive a medal
Fantastic venue with activities & facilities for the whole family
Alderford Lake, (formerly Dearnford Lake), Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3JQ
Alderford Lake is about 20 miles North of Shrewsbury.
Spring-fed freshwater lake swim with no current or weeds
UK Ultimate Swim x 4 laps = 2.4 miles
UK Ultimate ½ x 2 laps = 1.2 miles
UK Ultimate ¼ x 1 lap = 0.6 miles
Wetsuits & swim caps are compulsory for all the Ultimate distances.
There will be a minimum of 8 safety crafts on the water at all times. Water depth between 2 to 3 metres (6 to 10 feet).
At the completion of each swim lap, leave the water; run approximately 30m and get back into the water to start your next lap.
There will be a drinks station serving water and High 5 as you exit after each lap.
Full and up to date 2021 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.
WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.
Full from 3pm; Half from 4.30pm; Quarter from 6pm
Cut off time:
Quarter 14 years; Half 14 years; Full 18 years
Full - 2.4 mile swim
Half - 1.2 mile swim
Quarter - 0.6 mile swim
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Ultimate Triathlon 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire6 Jun 2021£294 - £319C-19 PLAN
Ultimate 1/2 Triathlon 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire6 Jun 2021£174 - £199C-19 PLAN
Ultimate Aquathlon 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire6 Jun 2021£35 - £50C-19 PLAN
Ultimate 1/4 Triathlon 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire6 Jun 2021£80 - £105C-19 PLAN
Triathlon @ Alderford 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire19 Jun 2021£64.05 - £74.95C-19 PLAN
UK Ultimate Weekend 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire24 Sep 2021£75 - £175C-19 PLAN
UK Ultimate Cycle Sportive 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire25 Sep 2021£35 - £75C-19 PLAN
UK Ultimate Run 2021Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire26 Sep 2021£20 - £50C-19 PLAN