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Bowood House Tri Stars Triathlon

LPS Events Ltd

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Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne, SN11 9NF, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
Bowood House Tri Stars 1 Triathlon non drafting (Junior) ?

200.00M

Swim

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3.00KM

Cycle

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1.20KM

Run

June 27, 2020
Bowood House Tri Star 2 Triathlon drafting (Junior) ?

300.00M

Swim

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3.00KM

Cycle

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1.90KM

Run

June 27, 2020
Bowood House Tri Stars 2 Triathlon non drafting (Junior) ?

300.00M

Swim

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6.00KM

Cycle

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1.90KM

Run

June 27, 2020
Bowood House Tri Star 3 Triathlon drafting (Junior) ?

400.00M

Swim

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6.00KM

Cycle

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2.50KM

Run

June 27, 2020
Bowood House Tri Stars 3 Triathlon non drafting (Junior) ?

400.00M

Swim

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9.00KM

Cycle

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2.50KM

Run

June 27, 2020
Bowood House Junior Triathlon non drafting (Junior) ?

400.00M

Swim

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12.00KM

Cycle

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2.50KM

Run

June 27, 2020
Bowood House Youth Triathlon drafting (Junior) ?

400.00M

Swim

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12.00KM

Cycle

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2.50KM

Run

June 27, 2020

Overview

Entries will be open between 1st November 2019 (midnight) - 22nd June 2020 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event sold out since 2017 with many disappointed triathletes not getting a space.

Visit Bowood here.

Event Accolades

Winner of the South West Commercial Event of the year in 2019 by Triathlon England.
Winner of the South West Commercial Event of the year in 2018 by Triathlon England.
Voted South West Commercial Event of the year in 2017 by Triathlon England. 
Shortlisted for National Commercial Event of the year in 2017 Triathlon England. 

Visit Bowood here.

Triathlon England South West Regional Championships

Bowood House Sprint Triathlon (Sunday only) will be the South West Regional Championship event. 

Note: To be eligible to compete in the Regional Championship an athlete has to be a member of Triathlon England, and in a Club in the region and/or lives/trains in the South West region. (For reference, a map of the region can be found on the BT website.)

Distance

Why have the tri star 2 & 3 distances changed?

Over the past decade with the introduction of different racing formats, the sport has become shorter and faster at senior level. Moreover, swim standards domestically are falling across both genders and putting an overt focus on swimming, with a proportionally longer swim sends a clear message. Reflecting this further down the Pathway ensures we stay relevant and maintain our future focus in the sport.

Tri Star 1 (Age 9, 10) - 10:30am

200m Swim (lake, wetsuit compulsory)
3km Cycle (closed road, non drafting)
1.2km Run

Tri Star 2 (Age 11, 12) - Drafting, South West Series Race - Boys 10:50, Girls 11:05

300m Swim (lake, wetsuit compulsory)
3km Cycle (closed road, full drafting) drafting restrictions apply to bike set up (shorter bike than previous years)
1.2km Run

Tri Star 2 (Age 11, 12) - Non Drafting Drafting,

300m Swim (lake, wetsuit compulsory)
6km Cycle (closed road, full drafting) drafting restrictions apply to bike set up
1.9km* Run
*This event exceeds the maximum permissible distance on running (1.8km), by entering you agree to the slightly longer distance.

Tri Star 3 (Age 13, 14) - Drafting, South West Series Race - Boys 11:20, Girls 11:35

400m Swim (lake, wetsuit compulsory)
6km* Cycle (closed road, full drafting) drafting restrictions apply to bike set up (shorter bike than previous years)
1.9km Run

Tri Star 3 (Age 13, 14) - Non Drafting,

400m Swim (lake, wetsuit compulsory)
9km* Cycle (closed road, full drafting) drafting restrictions apply to bike set up
2.5km* Run
*This event exceeds the maximum permissible distance on cycles (8km) and on running (2.4km), by entering you agree to the slightly longer distance.

Youth (Age 15, 16 & 17) - Drafting, South West Series Race - Boys 11:55, Girls 12:15

400m Swim (lake, wetsuit optional)
12km Cycle (closed road, full drafting) drafting restrictions apply to bike set up
2.5km Run

Junior (Age 18 & 19) - Non Drafting, South West Series Race - 12:45 click here

400m Swim (lake, wetsuit optional)
12km Cycle (closed road, non drafting) 
2.5km Run

Please note for 2020 the junior race will be non drafting and will be incorporated within the super sprint race, this will still be part of the south west championships. This is due to some rule changes which prevent the youths and juniors racing together. If you have any questions, please get in touch. 

Equipment & Gear Restrictions

Competitors in all drafting events MUST adhere to the strict equipment and gearing ratios. For full information, please visit this link before you enter. Checks will be conducted on the day of the event and if your bike does not comply with the gearing restrictions, you will not be allowed to race in this drafting wave and qualify for prizes in the IRC and no refund will be provided. 

In addition we have created this document for the drafting regulations. In addition, you can find all the relevant details on pages 12-18 of the competition rules. Information regarding the rules can be found here. 

If your bike does not confirm to the traditional racing bike then you will be required to take part in the non drafting wave. 

 

Equipment & Gear Restrictions - compulsory for drafting races only

 

Competitors in all drafting events MUST adhere to the strict equipment and gearing ratios. For full information, please visit this link before you enter. Checks will be conducted on the day of the event and if your bike does not comply with the gearing restrictions, you will not be allowed to race in this drafting wave and qualify for prizes in the IRC and no refund will be provided. 

In addition we have created this document for the drafting regulations. In addition, you can find all the relevant details on pages 12-18 of the competition rules. Information regarding the rules can be found here. 

If your bike does not confirm to the traditional racing bike then you will be required to take part in the non drafting wave. Details on this can be found here.

Sponsorship & Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Forever Friends Appeal. 

The Forever Friends Appeal is the fundraising charity for the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH). Our hospital touches the lives of over half a million people across Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire and their surrounding towns and villages. It’s where our babies are born, our broken limbs are repaired, we are treated and cared for, we learn to manage long-term conditions and so much more. This year, we are celebrating 20 years of fundraising - since 1999, more than £20 million has been raised for patient care at the RUH thanks to the support of the public, major donors, trusts, foundations and legacies.

Because the hospital means many different things to many different people, you can fundraise for any ward, department or campaign that is close to your heart. By taking part in the Bowood House Triathlon and collecting sponsorship, you will help to fund extra special projects and state of the art equipment (beyond the remit of the NHS) that will transform care for our patients, at a time when it matters most.

For more information on The Forever Friends Appeal visit their website here. 

Event Course

An interactive map of the course can be found via Strava.
Bike course here.
Run course here.

The swim will take place in the fresh water private lake set in the lower part of Bowood Estate. You will enter the water on the pontoon and start between the marked buoys, and swim around the still waters of the lake. The exit will be on the pontoon, which leads into a sloping climb towards transition. Transition will be located on the finely manicured lawns and under the shadows of Bowood House. Racking will be numbered according to waves. The cycle route will take you into the 'wilder' parts of Bowood Estate, looping around the grounds past Bowood Golf Course, Osprey Farm, and including Lord Lansdowne’s' private driveway, which is inhabited with game fowl. Once completing the cycle stage, you will head out onto a scenic run around the gardens passing the secret waterfal and Doric temple. On completion of the two laps, the finish line will be near transition. 

If you would like to take part in this duathlon event as a team, please select the team entry option and include additional details in the custom field at the bottom of the page. You may have two or three members in your team. Your timing chip will act as your relay baton and ALL changes must take place in the relay change over box in transition. 

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection

You will be able to register for the event and pick up any race numbers before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. These times will be published within the race information pack prior to the event. All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition. Upon registration you will be required to wear a wristband for grounds entry.

Parking

Ample parking is available at Bowood House, main visitors entrance. 
Upon entry into the grounds, there may be other races going on, you will be directed by traffic control to cross the cycle route.
Please arrive in good time before your race.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J15-J17 on the M4. 
Salisbury - 0hr 55
Cardiff - 1hr 10
Exeter - 1hr 45
Birmingham - 1hr 55
London - 2hr 00

Massage

South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.

Refreshments

The Tree House Cafe will be serving refreshments throughout the day, this is accessible from the entrance to Bowood House. 

Photography

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Post Event

Presentations will take place towards the end of the event once all the waves have started. 

Winners trophies on the day will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall.

Towards the end of the event we will be awarding the 1st in the Sprint event for the following male and female categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q & Team Relay. In addition we will present the first in the vet 40+ and vet 60+ categories for the Super Sprint event.

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Online Entry

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted.

A copy of the Triathlon England rulebook can be found here. 
We will have a Triathlon England Race Referee present on the day of the event. 
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.
The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by Triathlon England and we are unable to override this.

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive electronic split times for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2020 Bowood House Triathlon.

Event Cancellation

As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible. 

Hotel & Accomodation

Situated at the heart of the Bowood Estate, Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is the perfect place to stay whilst preparing to compete in the prestigious Bowood Triathlon.

The Hotel’s elegant interiors were designed by the Marchioness of Lansdowne and reflect a contemporary style influenced by heritage colours and the history of the Estate. Each of the Hotel’s 43 generous bedrooms and suites include a spacious, luxury bathroom and far reaching views

Or, why not stay after the race and take full advantage of The Spa at Bowood, including our state of the art spa facilities, gym, Jacuzzi, infinity swimming pool and spa treatments to rest your aching muscles.

Venue Information

Bowood House & Gardens, home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne.  Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family.  Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the Soft Play Area.

All the events hosted at Bowood House are on closed roads and this makes for perfect racing conditions without the traffic. With a suitable spectator friendly layout, this venue provides the perfect location to enhance your very first racing experience. 

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance multisport events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be mixing disciplines, we recommend that you train this way by combining your sessions back to back, especially your bike to run. This will make your triathlon experience much more enjoyable.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.

Tags

Bowood, Bowood House, Bowood Estate, Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling, Running, Closed Road, Race, Tri Stars, Bowood Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Tri, Super Sprint Triathlon, Super Sprint Tri, Tri, Children’s Tri, Children’s Triathlon, Junior Triathlon, Triathlon Wiltshire, Super Sprint Tri, Triathlon England.

 



Course & Event Features

RUN feature-icon Undulating
CYCLE feature-icon Mostly Flat
SWIM feature-icon Lake
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feature-icon Spectator Friendly
feature-icon Suitable for beginners
feature-icon Family Entertainment


Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Bowood House Tri Stars Triathlon, as determined by athlete reviews.

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Uniqueness
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All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Huw Stacey
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Reviewed 5 months ago

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Great open water event for TriStars in beautiful surroundings. Only constructive bit of feedback would be to rethink the TS1 swim start; have it "sideways" to the course was confusing for them. How about using the further start buoy and the course buoy closest to the e...Read full review

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Sarah Hay
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Reviewed 6 months ago

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Brilliant event, just as special this year as last. We’ll be booking up for next year soon. Two bits of feedback from my boys (which didn’t stop enjoyment of this amazing event) 1) TS2 swim was close to the bank and full of reeds, those that swam further from ...Read full review

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Reviews (9)

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