1. Triathlon Ireland will reserve the right to remove any result which it deems to be lacking in evidence or athletic history on behalf of the competitor (for instance anyone running sub 35mins for 10km can expect us to check their history to see if this is consistent with past performances).
2. Triathlon Ireland will reserve the right to remove any result which it deems to have been done with the assistance of a motorised vehicle or an ebike.
3. Triathlon Ireland will reserve the right to remove any result which was recorded on a downhill section of road or trail.
4. Triathlon Ireland will reserve the right to remove any result which is not backed up by sufficient data or evidence of completion.
5. Triathlon Ireland will reserve the right to remove any result which it deems was not completed by the registered participant.
6. All activities must be completed outdoors - data from Zwift or other indoor trainer platforms is not eligible for inclusion.
Safety Tips for Training On Your Own
● Use pre-exercise screening to identify whether you are at a higher risk of experiencing a health problem during physical activity. This is a filter or ‘safety net’ to help decide if the potential benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for you.
● When deciding if any exercise is safe, you need to consider the technique used as well as your individual condition, such as injury history and fitness level.
● If you have a pre-existing injury or medical condition, consult a sports medicine doctor, exercise physiologist or physiotherapist.
● Be aware that increasing the speed of any exercise can increase the risk of injury.
● Avoid or modify any exercise that causes you pain or discomfort. Don’t ignore your body’s signals of fatigue, discomfort and pain.
● Cross-train with other sports and exercises to reduce the risk of over training.
● Make sure you have at least one recovery day, preferably two, every week.
● Remember that injuries need rest – trying to ‘work through’ the pain will cause more damage to soft muscle tissue and delay healing.
● Avoid starting exercise dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids for several hours prior to exercise.
● Always tell someone where you will be and what time you expect to return
● Wear protective equipment during training, not just for competition and games, ensure you wear an approved helmet when cycling.
● Make sure your equipment is appropriate to your size and age.
● Wear appropriate shoes for your sport and replace them before they wear out.
● Check equipment regularly and replace if worn out. If you are unsure how to maintain or check your equipment, consult with your coach or sporting association.
● Plan your route in advance and pay attention to avoid possible hazards or accidents that could cause you or any third party injury
● Identify and evaluate possible risks
Stop exercising and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as:
● discomfort or pain
● chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain travelling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades
● extreme breathlessness
● a very rapid or irregular heartbeat during exercise.
Triathlon Ireland insurance will operate as normal for all Triathlon Ireland licence holders participating in the challenge. Triathlon Ireland insurance does not operate for non Triathlon Ireland licence holders and individual non Triathlon Ireland licence holders participating in the Run and Ride challenge are personally responsible for any losses incurred.
Participation in the Run & Ride Challenge is at the Participant's own risk. The Participant irrevocably agrees to hold harmless, indemnify and reimburse the organisers from and for any sum, costs or expenses (including legal and professional fees) incurred, payable or paid by the organisers to any person (including the Participant and/or any of the Participant's insurers) in connection with any accident, loss, damage or injury (including death) arising out of the participant's participation in the event or any part thereof.
Other than as stated below, the Organiser shall not be liable for any loss, damage or expense arising from an event of Force Majeure. The organiser, its staff, agents or contractors shall not be liable for indirect or consequential loss or damage. The participant acknowledges that personal accident and personal items insurance is his/her sole responsibility.
The organiser shall not be liable to the participant for any loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to the participant, or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising out of the participant taking part in the activity; or for any loss of business; revenue or profit; loss of reputation; anticipated savings or wasted expenditure; pledges made on your behalf or by you to charity. The organiser will not be liable for any actions of any spectators or other third parties.