5 June 2016
Druridge Bay Country Park, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 5BX
|SPRINT||Individual||Home Nations Member||£ 45.00|
|SPRINT||Individual||Non Home Nations Member||£ 50.00|
|SPRINT||Relay Team||ALL Home Nations Members||£ 45.00|
|SPRINT||Relay Team||Some Non Home Nations Members||£ 50.00|
|Standard Distance Triathlon|
|STANDARD||Individual||Home Nations Member||£ 50.00|
|STANDARD||Individual||Non Home Nations Member||£ 55.00|
|STANDARD||Relay Team||All Home Nation Members||£ 50.00|
|STANDARD||Relay Team||Some Non Home Nation Members||£ 55.00|
1. At the end of the registration process a small charge will be added to cover handling credit and debit cards.
2. The entry fee for Non Home Nations Members includes £5 to cover the Triathlon England Day Membership.
If there was ever an ideal location to stage a triathlon event, then Druridge Bay Country Park must be top of the list. The Northumberland Triathlon is based in the centre of Druridge Bay Country Park, which is situated approximately 20 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne and three miles south of the fishing village of Amble. Located right next to a stunning bay, on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline, it’s a popular place to ride, cycle, walk, paddle and surf and perfect for a fun family day out.
The swim will be in the warm, shallow, freshwater Ladyburn Lake set within the park grounds. The bike route will take you out of the Country Park along a beautiful coastal route and the run will be a multi-lap route on the footpath that winds its way through the woods and meadows that surround the lake. The Northumberland Triathlon will be another successful and enjoyable event attracting a wide range of competitors from all abilities. It’s a classic, straightforward and very well-suited to beginners, equally attractive to seasoned competitors and those people wanting to move up from sprint to standard distance. An ideal addition to your 2016 open water triathlon season!
Why not make a family day of it? The park comprises of three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, an outdoor children's play area, visitors centre and sheltered picnic area if you would like to relax! For the more energetic people, Amble's famous fish 'n' chip shops are only three miles away, the historic Warkworth Castle is five miles or you could just drive along the beautiful coastal route taking in all that Northumberland has to offer.
Please note the minimum age for the sprint distance is 15 years old on 31st December 2016, and for the standard distance event is 17 years old on 31st December 2016. Please also note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2016) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration. The form can be downloaded from the event web page.
Please note that there will be no entries on the day.
Event Details and Schedule
The Event Team wish you all the best in your preparations and look forward to meeting you on Sunday 5th June at the Druridge Bay Country Park.
Pre-race competitor information will be emailed to all competitors in advance of the event but provisional information is noted below. Please refer to the event website for course details.
There is ample free parking at the race venue and the Country Parks team will direct you upon arrival. Overnight camping is allowed at the park, please book this directly with the Park Warden / Visitors Centre on 01670 760968 or email email@example.com
Race HQ and Registration are at the Visitors Centre and will be clearly signed on the day. ALL competitors must present photographic identification at registration.
If you entered the event as a Home Nations member you must present your race licence at registration, or purchase a Day licence for £5 – no exceptions.
If you entered the event as a NON Home Nations Member, you will have already paid your day licence fee and an electronic day licence will be sent out with the pre-race competitor email.
You won't need to print this off as we have all your entry details recorded. It's there if you need it but hopefully that won't happen.
Anyone aged 15 or 16 at 31st December 2016 must also bring a signed parental consent form, which is available to download and print from the event website.
Before heading to the registration desk, your ID will be checked and your hand will be marked with your race number. At the desk you will be given your race number, stickers for bike and helmet, swim cap, timing chip and T-shirt (if you opted to buy one).
Sprint Distance: Swim 750m- Bike 20km - Run 5.25km.
Standard: 1500m- Bike 40km - Run 10.5km.
For course maps please see the event website www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk
Provisional Schedule Summary
- Registration opens at 06:30 and closes at 07:30 *
- Transition opens at 06:30 and closes just before race start.
- Race briefing is at 07:35 at Race HQ and will include an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions.
- Race starts at 08:00
- Presentations are from 11:15hrs
* Please note that registration will be open between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 4th June. You can register then to save time on the day. The swim course should also be in position on the Saturday, so if you would like to try the swim you can. You should be aware however that no safety cover will be in place at that time.
The top three male and female in each of the following groups will be awarded prizes: Under 20s, Seniors, Veterans (40+), Super Veterans (50+), Vintage (60+). Full results and race report will be published on the event website and listed on tri247.com and other leading websites.
Please try to stay and attend the presentations, we do not send trophies out by post!
Hot and cold food and drinks are available on the day at the Visitors Centre Café, open to everyone.
Good luck with your final preparations, and the event team are all looking forward to welcoming you on the day.
Kind regards, VO2 Max Event Team