Duathlon General Information

RACE INFORMATION

The Live Life Aberdeenshire Events team are all about events that are safe and professionally organised, but that retain a sense of fun, laid-back atmosphere, are very inclusive. We are there to support you if this is your first venture into the world of Multisport, please approach an event team member and we will be happy to help or if you would like advice before hand email sportsevents@aberdeenshire.gov.uk  .

Categories

Our categories apply to all participants:

  • Junior for ages 14 to 19
  • Senior for ages 20 to 39
  • Veteran for ages 40 to 49
  • Super Vet for ages 50 to 59
  • Vintage for over 60 years of age

The age of the competitor is the age on the 31st December of the year of competition.

REGISTRATION

We do not send race packs in the post. Registration will be at the Council facility that’s hosting or in

Gazebo marked registration at the event venue. You will register and collect your race pack.

WHAT’S INSIDE? Inside your race pack your race pack you will find:

  • Race number x 1
  • Bike Sticker set
  • Ankle strap with chip attached (place on LEFT ankle)
  • 4 pins

TIMINGS FOR THE DAY

See individual race info

RACE BRIEFING

All of the competitors must attend the briefing prior to the start of their race, which will be by transition. In this briefing any hazards will be highlighted and explained. You must attend in order to get the correct information before the race starts.

Course & Transition

It is competitor’s responsibility to know the course and understand the transition layout.

  • Arrive early and drive the course with fellow competitors
  • Walk through Transition In's and outs, understand.

THE RACE...STEP BY STEP

1

Arrive at venue (direction and car parking info can be found on race page)

2

Park your car sensibly so you can get everything out

3

Make your way to the registration tents or building, will be signed posted.

4

Collect your race pack

5

Place your medical information on the back of your race bib in case of an emergency

6

Attach your sticker set to your seatpost, bike and helmet

7

Head to transition with your bike, helmet and race bib.

8

Find your numbered space on the racking

9

Sort all your bits and pieces out

10

Get to the race briefing

11

RUN, BIKE, RUN (again!)

12

Be chuffed, enjoy your hot soup

13

Print off your times at the ticket printer

14

Stay for Prize Giving, you never know and there could be a spot prize

15

Enter another race in the series

RACE INFORMATION

ALL DISCIPLINES

  • Competitors are responsible for their own safety and for the safety of others.
  • Competitors must take responsibility for knowing the technical and competi-tion rules and for abiding by them.
  • Competitors must ensure they are properly prepared for the event and ensure their equipment is suitable and fit for its intended purpose.
  • If your race contains laps it will be your responsibility to count these.
  • Timing chip must be worn on your left ankle. No chip, no time.

TRANSITION RULES

  • All our races are non-drafting events (time penalties apply)
  • Officials and competitors are the only people allowed in transition
  • Bike labels/numbers must be on bikes and helmets before entering transition
  • Race numbers must be on the front for the run and on the back for the bike
  • No marking positions in transition
  • You must rack your bike in the allotted space
  • iPods, MP3 players, other music players or mobile phones are prohibited during the race
  • No bikes will be allowed out of transition until all the competitors have com-pleted the bike section of the race. An announcement when bikes are available will be made from the race director.
  • No nudity in transition
  • Glass containers must not be used in transition
  • Your race number and your bike number must be the SAME in order to remove your bike

 

For full list of rules - https://www.triathlonscotland.org/events/rule-book/

 

BIKE HELMET - A correctly fitting cycle helmet is compulsory and must be worn for the cycle section. Approved cycling safety helmets of ANSIZ90.4, SNELLB90, EN1078 or an equivalent national standard must be worn by competitors. NB: A CE mark is NOT an approval mark.

BIKE PASSING CONDUCT - It is the overtaking cyclist’s responsibility to make the pass safely.

BIKE COLLECTION - Once all the cyclists are in from the bike section, transition will be open for bike collection. Please go in where directed by a marshal.

BIKE DRAFTING - Example

RACE INFORMATION

SPECTATORS

The run is on public pathways, if you do wish to spectate on the run course then please do so without obstructing any runners.

The bike is on open public roads, we ask that for your safety and the safety of riders you do not try to drive on to the course to spectate.

Things to help us make our race safe, help competitors and not obstruct them:

  • Please don’t block entrances or exits to transition.
  • Please don’t lean on barriers for health and safety reasons.
  • If you need to cross the course please look both ways and respect the steward if they ask you to wait.
  • Dogs are welcome but PLEASE keep them on leads in the main field. Also re-member to bring enough supplies to clear up after your dogs.
  • The main thing to remember is SHOUT loudly and CHEER as much as you can.

LOST PROPERTY

All lost property found must be handed in to registration. The team will place it into a box. If we haven’t had it handed in by the time you go home please con-tact our event team on the email address below. Anything returned by post will be at the charge of postage only and receipt on being sent.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

RISK ASSESSMENT

A copy is held at registration for your viewing. These assessments are carried out every year and checked before each race for your safety and comfort.

LOST OR FOUND CHILDREN

All stewards and crew members are fully briefed on how to deal with these sit-uations. If you, as a member of the public, get into a situation of finding a child without a parent or guardian, or yourself have lost a child, please contact the nearest member of the Live Life team who will assist you with your needs.

Live Life Event team can be recognised by their high visi-bility vest or Live Life Uniform

FIRST AID AND EMERGENCIES

For all issues with athletes or spectators, whether it is an emergency or not please contact Race HQ through one of the stewards or crew members. Our Event director will take care of contacting relatives and paperwork regarding the incident.

PERSONAL MEDICAL DETAILS

The rear of your race bib is printed with space for you to fill out any pre-existing medical conditions. Please fill this in with any pre-existing medical conditions, or if there are none then just write N/A. This allows our medical team to provide you with the correct treatment as quickly as possible.

MEDICAL COVER BY:

Stuart Shand Medical Service

HELPFUL INFORMATION

CATERING

There will be a catering van with a selection of food and drinks.

WASTE AND LITTER MANAGEMENT

We will provide black refuse sacks and recycling bags at the race venue, please use these to place all litter in. If you use energy bars or gels, please take these to the end with you, or drop them in the designated litter zone by the water sta-tions. Littering on-course is a violation of the rules and can result in a penalty.

TOILET FACILITIES

Will located at the Council facility that’s hosting or signposted to a host building.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We have an official event photographer (AB21 Photography) at most events, photo's can be viewed and purchased  https://ab21photography.co.uk/ 

TIMING AND RESULTS

Your results will be streamed live online and will be available from our timing partner Thistle Timing at: www.thistletimingresults.co.uk For any timing enquiries please contact them directly.

PRIZES

Prize Giving will be After the last person to finish approx. between 1pm and 1.30pm for the Duathlon Series

Awards will be given to the 1st/2nd in All Categories.

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