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|Cotswolds Novice Duathlon ?
|May 23, 2020|
Entries will be open between 1st November 2019 (midnight) - 18th May 2020 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event sold out since 2017 with many people missing out on a space.
Triathlon: 400m Swim (Lake), 14km Cycle (Road), 3km Run (Lake Path)
Duathlon: 3km Run (Lake Path), 14km Cycle (Road), 3km Run (Lake Path)
Aquabike: 400m Swim (Lake), 14km Cycle (Road), 100m Run (Lake Path)
Aquathlon: 400m Swim (Lake), 4.5km Run (Lake Path)
Fun Run: 1.5km (Lake Path)
An interactive map of the course can be found via Strava.
Bike course here.
The swim will take place in the beautiful lakes of the Cotswolds. The event will be a deep-water start with swimmers taking part in the same wave. Once completing the swim, you will prepare for the cycle stage around the Cotswolds taking in some fantastic scenery. The cycle course is fairly flat with a couple of gentle sloping inclines. Once completed you will drop your bike off for a spectator friendly run course around the lake. The run lap is 1.5km and is great for spectators. You have lots of opportunities for photos, hydrating at the water station and you can see your family and friends to cheer you on.
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. Race registration will be open between 07:45 and 09:00 on the day. All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition.
Ample free parking will be available within a 5-minute walk of the venue. If you require disabled parking, we have limited availability closer to the venue, please contact us prior to arrival.
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 - 1hr 20
Cardiff - 1hr 20
Birmingham - 1hr 25
London - 1hr 45
Exeter - 2hr 00
We can offer camping for this event to stay on Friday 22nd May. Toilet facilities are on site, however there are no showers. A fee of £5 per pitch is payable and pre booking is essential. Please get in touch if you wish to book a spot.
Bike, Wheel & Wetsuit Hire
Performance Cycles will be at this event and are able to offer bike, wheel & wetsuit hire for the event. If you require any of these items please find more information here. Performance Cycles will able to able to assist with minor bike tweaks on the day.
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.
LPS Food will be serving food and drink at Cotswolds Novice Events with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. This will be open from 07:45am on race day.
CoffeeGang is an award-winning mobile coffee van supplying bean-to-cup fairtrade Colombian coffee. Additionally we supply dreamy hot chocolate sourced in the Dominican Republic and a variety of teas, milk shakes and soft drinks. Our home-made cakes always go down a storm too. See you at the race finishing line!
Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.
Presentations will take place towards the end of the event once all the waves have started.
Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female overall. Please note this event is for novices and not experienced racers.
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.
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. In addition we will have a motorcycle referee. 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.
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 Cotswolds Novice Events Weekend.
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.
Lake 62 is a privately owned well kept lake in the Cotswolds. This lake has been unused for many years, keeping it one of the finest. Its size and shape allows for some great spectating at all our events here and provides a base for triathletes wishing to take part in a medium sized event on a flat profile.
We also host training and coaching sessions from this lake, for further information about these days, please see the training page here.
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.
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This was my first ever duathlon, with a potentially daunting prospect of taking part in one of several events running in conjunction. However as soon as I arrived I knew the event organisers knew what they were doing. It was like a well oiled machine so I knew I was going to be w...Read full review
Lovely local race. Well organised. Picturesque.
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