The Osprey Sprint October 2020
11 October 2020
The Osprey Sprint October race will put good use to the months of Summer training you will have put yourself through. If you've managed to get out the door because of that bloody Covid-19 crap!
300m Pool Swim - 12 lengths of the pool starting at individual times 17k Bike - Around Portland Island, Visiting the Bill. 5k Run - Off road along Hamm Beach.
This is a perfect event for a fantastic end - (may be event the start) to the 2020 season!
Legacy café will be open throughout the event for spectators and competitors alike.
The race will start at 08:00 with each competitor starting on an individual start time, please enter an accurate swim time when registering for this event to prevent confusion on the day.
Enter your time in hrs:min:sec format so a seven minute thirty second swim would look like 00:07:30
Early Bird entries open on 6th October @ 19:00
All entries close on midnight 3 October - No entries on the day.
Registration will take place on the morning of the event, nothing will be sent in the post.
At registration you will receive everything you need for the race.
Registration and transition will open at 06:30 and close at 07:30
As per the new rules from the BTF which we hold the event under - a new age restriction now applies to the bike section
“Where the bike segment is on open roads, Event Organisers must receive parental consent for competitors aged 15. Competitors aged 16 and 17 are assumed to have autonomy to make this decision however, it is recommended the competitor consults their parent/guardian/carer.
No competitors under the age of 15 are permitted to take part on bike segments on the open road, even if the distance is permitted as per the above tables.”
This is effective from January 2020 - so we can no longer accept entries under the age of 15 for this event - sorry.
We are sorry that the April race has had to be cancelled - more info on that below.
British Triathlon follows the lead of World Triathlon
Important information on COVID-19 – updated Tuesday 17 March
Based on the latest government guidance around Coronavirus/COVID-19, British Triathlon and the 3 Home Nations (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) have suspended organised triathlon activity with immediate effect until at least 30 April.
We have not taken this decision lightly but in the light of the rapidly changing situation, we feel it is essential. Based on the government’s advice to restrict unnecessary travel and contact with others, we feel that it is our duty to take these steps to help protect the health and wellbeing of athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators and to alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at a hugely testing time.
The list of suspended activity includes but may not be limited to:
- All permitted events in England, Scotland and Wales
- All British Triathlon, Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon championships and events, including Age-Group Qualifiers
- Face-to-face coaching courses – anyone in the middle of a course will be contacted about how this will continue separately
- Pathway Activity – all planned camps and performance assessment activity
- Regional activities and events in England
We recognise that this news will be disappointing, and potentially worrying for some, but ask for your support as we navigate through this difficult time.
We have also advised all affiliated clubs, coaches, regional committees and academies to suspend face-to-face meetings, events (including social), camps and training groups.
Further information can be found on our website www.triathlonengland.org which also contains specific advice for clubs, coaches and event organisers. If you have questions, please visit this page in the first instance. I do ask for your patience and understanding in the coming days and weeks as we navigate this unprecedented situation and that you recognise that our staff are doing their very best to support you and the sport.
I will be back in touch with further updates in due course.
Registration open from: 06:30:00