HUUB Triathlon Relays 2020

HUUB Triathlon Relays 2020





Welcome to the Tri Society "HUUB TRIATHLON RELAYS" at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham.  This is the 30th edition of the event, and due to Covid-19, will see more event changes than since the start in 1991.

We have reviewed all of our delivery plans and principles, and made many operational changes to ensure the event is staged to be Covid-19 compliant. However, we are unable to do this alone, and ask that all of the competitors adhere to our new plans and are also self-policing.

Covid-19 Athlete Responsibility

The following applies to all involved in the event – competitors, volunteers, Technical Officials and event delivery team.

Everyone on site is reminded to wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap (or use an alcohol hand gel of over 60%) and avoid touching their face to reduce virus transmission.

There will be sanitation points at registration, start, transition areas and the finish area.

Anyone feeling unwell with any symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend the event.

Athletes over 70 years old, or anyone with compromised health, should be aware of the greater possibility of serious consequences in the event of contamination and is recommended not to attend.

Sharing of equipment is prohibited. In particular, athletes must not share water bottles and cups.

Athletes will be required to update contact information and next of kin details, as well as re-declare their statement of suitability.


This wasn’t how we planned to celebrate our 30th anniversary event, but we plan to make it a safe and fun day for all, no-matter-what! The emphasis is on reconnecting people and after a tough few months. We are all extremely excited to be bringing chaos back!

The ‘NEW’ Format

There is a new format in place based on the elite Mixed Relay standard, which was due to debut at the Olympic Games this summer.

Athletes will take part in time trial format, with individuals starting every 15 seconds. This will continue throughout the event to help facilitate social distancing, remembering that drafting is not permitted during the bike section anyway.

In line with previous editions of the Triathlon Relays, each team will consist of four athletes. Each athlete will complete a mini triathlon; 500metres swim, 15km bike and 5km run, and cross the finishing line. The next athlete will start their mini triathlon from the swim start area. Big screens will show when your team-mate has finished, and then you will be started 30 seconds later. Electronic times will be recorded at the start of the swim, end of the swim, end of bike and end of the run. The finish times from all four athletes will be added together to give a combined team time.

There will be two separate transition areas, one for swim to bike, and a separate transition for bike – run. The finish area will also be an isolated area. There will be no direct tagging.

The Distances

Swim 500m (1 lap) Bike 15km (3 laps) Run 5km (1 lap)


Due to regulations regarding Covid-19, there will be no prizes awarded. All teams will be in the ‘Open Category’.

We will encourage teams to participant for fun and will start teams from the same club together; creating friendly competition. We hope this will create a greater emphasis of fun, self-policing social distancing and greater participation.

Registration Times

Friday                       6pm – 8pm

Saturday                   7am – 9am

We will allocate specific club registration times approx. 5 days before the event.

Start Times

Start times will be issued approx. 5 days before the event, all teams’ first athlete will start between 9am – 10.15am.


To adhere to recommendations in the British Triathlon Covid-19 Guidance, registration will take place on the outdoors on the Patio Lawns. This is situated on the main lawn, outside of the main entrance. There will be signs from each car park for you to follow to reach registration.

Registration - Team Captains

We ask that only one person from each ‘club’ attends the registration to collect race packs. Specific allocated registration times will be allocated 5 days before the event. Race packs will be pre-packed into sealed bags, individually numbered and will contain:

  • Race numbers
  • Swim hats
  • Timing chips
  • Event t-shirts
  • Security ID
  • Bike frame stickers

Home Nations Race Licences

Team captains should present a 2020 Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or Welsh Triathlon Race Licence (or colour copy) for all four competitors per team. If this is not possible, then the team captain will be required to pay £6 CASH to purchase a Day Membership for each person without a 2020 Home Nations Race Licence.

Pre Event Checks

Approximately 5 days before the event, all athletes will be emailed a pre-event screening questionnaire. This will require all athletes to ‘re-declare’ their suitability/fitness to take part in the event and remind them that they should consider how healthy they are, especially if they have felt unwell at all during the previous 7 days.

Athlete’s Information for Track & Trace

We will require all athletes supply their email address and mobile details for ‘track & trace’ purposes.

Team Categories

To adhere to recommendations in the British Triathlon Covid-19 Guidance, there will only be one category, this is the open category. This will be a non-competitive category and no prizes will be awarded.

Venue Camping

Please call the venue directly to book any camping directly - Tel. 0115 9821212. If the event is cancelled due to Covid-19, the venue will fully refund your booking.

Relay Tagging

There will be no specific tag zone, athletes will not directly touch. Once an athlete finishes their mini triathlon, the next competitor will be informed by a large screen at the swim start – the next competitor will then be able to start within the next 30 seconds.

Medical Cover

The safety of competitors is paramount. On the day there will be a team of first-aiders, nurses, state registered Paramedics plus ambulances equipped to NHS standard, with manual defibrillator / cardiac monitors, ventilators, and pulse oximetry. If before, during or after the event you feel that you require any type of medical care, please contact an event marshal. The main medical area will be based close to the ‘HUUB Village’.

Transition Area Rules

There will be there two main transition areas: swim to bike will also include the start zone, including the start queue, swim start and area for racking 300 bikes. The other transition area will be the bike to run transition. Pre-event, all four of the teams running shoes must be set up, reducing transition movement. Each team is only allowed one bike in each transition, so once the athlete has finished, then they must collect their bike from the bike to run transition.

Only competitors wearing security wristbands, a race number and bike security stickers will be allowed in any of the transition areas. No bags or race kit (other than your cycle helmet and shoes) can be taken into transition. No spectators will be allowed in. You must rack your bike with your cycle helmet and running shoes in the allocated numbered space if there is a problem, please approach an official.

Each transition will have space for over 300 athletes.

Racking pre-event will only be allowed for 30 minutes.

Transition will be set out so athletes do not cross.

Race Briefings

Race Briefings will be available online. Any updated information will be given during the start process. Further updates will be sent via email and social media. Race information will be sent via email 10 days before the event, and provisional information will be available online from July 1st.