10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
The Swim – 400m in Scissett Baths (is actually a real swimming pool)
Not a 25m pool, so will be 18 lengths measuring in at 412m.
The Cycle – 18km, a little short of the standard 20km distance. This is due to keeping the route as safe as I can make it for you. The route takes you on the A636 towards Wakefield for 3km of flat riding, before turning left onto Woodhouse Lane for a challenging climb up into Emley village. You will be able to see Emley Moor TV Mast in front of you, and this marks the peak of your ascent. (For those who love figures, you will have climbed 160m). The road then winds down into Shelley, onto the B6116, before turning right onto Shelley Woodhouse Lane to Denby Dale. Here is your chance to turn the cadence up and fly through Kitchenroyd back down to Scissett.
Finish – Quality T-shirts for all competitors, plus awards for top 3 finishers and various age group category winners.
The Run – 4.5km, following the track behind the swimming pool, leading onto Pilling Lane (hard track) into Skelmanthorpe village, before returning on thepavement along the cycle course.
Start Times – These will be allocated the week before the race. Estimated swim times from your application will be used to decide swim start times. The slowest swimmers will be starting at 12 noon, with the fastest swimmers starting later determined by the number of competitors. Latest start time will be 17.00.
Bikes – Mountain bikes permitted. Helmets must be worn.
Rules - Please refer to British Triathlon rules on the British Triathlon website or via the links menu at the top of the page. Some of the basics include, no littering (gel sachets, etc.) on the course, no MP3 players or other audio devices, and no drafting (riding close behind another competitor).
Please ensure your bike is roadworthy, this will be checked before you can rack your bike. Remember you will be riding on roads open to traffic, and compliance with the Highway Code is required (certain exceptions will be explained at Race Briefing)