Congratulations to all of you who took part in the annual Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon. We'd like to thank Halo Leisure, Earl Mortimer College, our race official Marion Mogg and John Wood Tyres who sponsored the inter-club prize. A massive thank you to the 60 plus club members who gave up their time to volunteer as marshals, without them there would be no race. We hope to see you all again next year - keep the first Sunday in July free. Thanks to Stuweb for timing the event - your results are here - Results 2017
We're looking forward to welcoming you to the annual Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon on Sunday. This email contains all of the information that you need but please just get in touch if you've got any questions. We hope you have a fun and enjoyable race.
The start list is here - START LIST
The race at Leominster Leisure Centre, Conningsby Street, Leominster, HR6 8LL.
The car parks, transition area and changing rooms will be open from 7.45am on race day (earlier than first published).
There are two very large pay and display car parks within 100 metres of transition. If you are arriving before 0845 please park at at Earl Mortimer College, South Street, Leominster, HR6 8JJ. If you are arriving after 0845 please park at the leisure centre - HR6 8LL The transition area is outside the college so please be careful if you are leaving the car park whilst other competitors are racing. Please make sure that you buy a ticket from the machines as normal charges will apply.
What to do when you arrive
- Park your car and buy a parking ticket
- Go to registration which is based outside the leisure centre - you will need your start number and must register before entering transition
- At registration you will be given your race numbers and a numbered sticker for your bike - this needs to be attached straight away. You will also be given your chip which needs to be attached to your ankle with the velcro strap. Please do not lose it or take it home with you. The chips will be collected in at the end of the race. Failure to hand in the chip will result in a fine.
- Go to transition where you will have your race number, bike and helmet checked. The marshals in transition will show you where to rack your bike. Bags and boxes are not allowed to be placed next to your bike, there is a secure area where you can leave them in transition
What to do before you race
- You need to register and collect your number at least 45 minutes before your start time.
- You need to be on poolside at least 15 minutes before your start time. The start list is attached and will be displayed at registration.
The start list is organised according to your estimated swim time. It is now finalised and cannot be changed. We can't make amendments on the day of the race.
- On poolside you will be given a safety briefing. A few minutes before your start time you will be asked to go to the lane on poolside and you will be given a coloured swimming hat to wear. You can wear your own if you prefer but hats are compulsory.
- The race maps and further instructions are on our website. Just go to www.herefordtriathlonclub.co.uk and head to the race page.
Things to remember
- Earphones or any devices worn in the ear (apart from prescription hearing aids) are not allowed to be worn at any point during the race.
- Helmets must be on your head and done up before you take your bike off the racking and worn for the entire bike section. They cannot be removed until you have racked your bike.
- At the turn-around point at the pub in Docklow there is a mandatory foot-down point. You will need to unclip and place your foot on the ground before you push off again. There will be marshals there to assist you.
- Please do not use a mobile phone whilst you are taking part in the race.
- Drafting, cycling too close behind or next to another competitor, is not allowed in triathlon. More information on the drafting rules will be available at registration.
- Supporters are not allowed to accompany competitors around the course either in a vehicle, on a bike or on foot.
- The weather forecast for Sunday is currently 19 degrees with sunshine and cloud so please bring lots of water with you and make sure that you are protected against the sun.
We promise to give you an old-fashioned, fun and friendly race. We'll have smiling marshals, a cafe and lots of toilets. There are more than 60 people, all volunteers, who are marshaling the course and they will keep you safe and on the right course. If you have any questions on the day please ask any of the marshals. Marion Mogg, our British Triathlon official, will be in transition throughout the day to make sure that the race is run fairly.
See you on Sunday
Hereford Triathlon Club
Don't forget, entries to the annual Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon close at midnight on Monday June 26th. The race is at Leominster Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre on Sunday July 2nd with the first people starting at 9am.
The race is a sprint event - 400m swim in the pool (16 x 25m lengths), 12 mile cycle on open roads and a 3 mile run around the town of Leominster. It's ideal for beginners and people who want a fast and flat course.
You can take part as an individual or a team of 2 or 3. Entries are done online - https://www.entrycentral.com/event/105815
See you there - Hereford Triathlon Club
Thanks to all of the competitors, marshals, spectators and suppliers who helped the 2017 Hereford Duathlon to be a great race on a fabulously sunny day at Whitecross School.
The results are available here - scroll down to Hereford Duathlon on April 8th 2017 - RESULTS CLICK HERE
HEREFORD DUATHLON - SUNDAY APRIL 9TH - 9AM START
Important Info: The car parks, registration and transition will be open from 0730 until 0830 and there will be a compulsory race briefing at 0845 for all competitors. Spectators arriving later can park opposite the school in the side car park of The Range.
We do not allow headphones of any sort to be worn in the race - that's a decision made by us as the race organisers.
The start numbers for the races are attached - please try and remember your number!
The weather forecast is good, it looks set to be warm and sunny. Please make sure that you have adequate drinks and sun protection with you. There is water available at the end of the race but we're not able to provide you with bottles for the bike section.
See you on Sun - Hereford Triathlon Club
The annual Hereford Duathlon returns on Sunday April 9th. It's an ideal course for beginners, people who've been running or cycling and fancy doing both and people who like fun, friendly races and a flat course.
Entering is easy - just follow this link ENTER HERE
We're already a third full so don't leave it too late to enter. We hope to see you all on Sunday April 9th.
For more details about the course, last year's results etc. please go to the Duathlon page on this website.
Happy Training - Hereford Triathlon Club
We have finalised our race dates for 2017 and entries are now open.
The duathlon will take place at Whitecross School in Hereford on Sunday April 9th and you can enter online HERE
The triathlon will take place at Leominster Leisure Centre on Sunday July 2nd and you can enter online HERE
This year we will be using chip timing at both events. We're expecting both races to fill up early so don't leave it too late to enter!
See you in 2017
Hereford Triathlon Club
Wow, what a race in Rio. Huge congratulations to Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee who won gold and silver at the Olympics. If you're interested in taking up triathlon and have been inspired by their success then please get in touch with us. We are running a number of sessions for beginners this Autumn. Just email us at email@example.com
Thanks to everybody who took part in today's race. We had the highest ever number of entries and people marshalling in the history of the club. A huge, huge thanks to our marshals who had a long morning out on the course and in the pool.
The results of today's race are here We hope to see you all racing in 2017.
Hereford Triathlon Club
We're looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday. All of the information that you need is on the triathlon page and has been emailed to you. You will collect your paper race numbers at registration.
Please register at least 45 minutes before your start time. We recommend that you get there an hour before you're due to start.
Once you've registered you need to rack your bike and lay out your equipment in transition. You must register first and only competitors are allowed in the transition area.
You must be on poolside at least 15 minutes before you are due to start for your briefing. There are toilets on poolside.
If you miss your start time then you must return to registration immediately. Please do not attempt to start at another time or swap with another competitor.
We're delighted that the Herefordshire Triathlon has sold out. We have filled all of our 210 places. If you left it late to sign up you can put yourself on the waiting list and we will let you know if anybody drops out and a place becomes available. To get on the waiting list just follow this link to Entry Central
The annual Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon is on Sunday July 3rd at Leominster Leisure Centre. It is a sprint race with a 400m pool swim, 12 mile undulating bike and a 3 mile flat run around the town.
How do I enter?
Go to www.entrycentral.com and search for Herefordshire Triathlon and follow the instructions. Entries will close on Sunday June 26th and you cannot enter on the day. Once the race is full we will have a waiting list. Athletes on the list will be given places if anybody drops out.
What is the course like?
Go to the triathlon page on this website for a course description. The bike is undulating and on a B road. The run is on a mixture of pavements and roads and is a flat course.
When will the start list be published?
The start list will be published on this website on Monday June 27th. The first competitors will start at 0900. The start list is organised according to your swim times with the slower swimmers off first and the faster swimmers off last. We cannot make any changes once the start list is published so if you have any requirements you must tell us as soon as you have entered the race
A huge thanks to all of you who competed, marshalled, officiated and cheered at our annual club-run Hereford Duathlon. With almost 180 entries and 159 people racing, it was by far the largest amount of competitors we've had in the history of the event. All of our helpers are volunteers and without them the race wouldn't take place so a big well done to you all. We'd especially like to say thanks to Stef and Alan, our dynamic results duo. Alan is leaving us to live in a hot and sunny country so this was his last race volunteering for the club - thanks Alan and we'll see you next year when we all come and stay with you (all 200 plus of us). See you at our triathlon on July 3rd or at next year's duathlon. Main event results Shorter event results
We're expecting more than 160 people to be racing on Sunday, the biggest field that we've had for the duathlon. Thank you for your support. If you have any friends who are planning to race, please remind them that entries close at midnight on Friday and there won't be any entries on the day.
We're expecting a dry day with light winds and temperatures of 12 degrees but please keep an eye on the weather forecast. Due to the rain we've had this week, there are a few small patches of mud on the track across the field at the end of the running loop. The rest of the run course is on pavements or tarmac roads so we would recommend that you wear road shoes but please take care as you run along the path.
All of the information that you should need and your British Triathlon day permit should have reached you via email today (Thursday). If you haven't received it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The race starts and finishes at Whitecross Sports College, 3 Elms Road, Hereford, HR4 0RN The car parks and registration will be open from 0730 until 0830. Supporters and anybody arriving after 0830 must park at The Range opposite the school.
See you on Sunday
Thanks to all of you who have already entered our duathlon on April 10th. We're expecting to have more than 150 people taking part. Here are some of the questions which we're regularly asked. There is more information on the duathlon page of the website.
WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO BE THERE?
The race (both distances) starts at 9am on the playing fields behind the school. It's a mass start so everybody will go off at the same time. The car park, registration and transition will open at 0730. You'll need your paper race number(s) to get into transition so you need to park up, register and get your number(s) and then grab your stuff and enter transition. The car park and registration will shut promptly at 0830 so don't leave it too late.
WHAT SORT OF BIKE DO I NEED?
Any bike is fine as long as it's safe and roadworthy so you must have brakes on both wheels and tyres with tread on them (not bald) You will also need to have bar end stoppers in, this is to minimise injury in case you fall off and on to your handlebars. We will have officials from British Triathlon and our marshals checking this as you come into transition.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR A BIKE HELMET?
YES. You will not be able to compete without one. You must have your helmet on and done up before you remove your bike from the rack. You must put your bike back on the rack before you remove your helmet to go back out on the second run.
CAN I WEAR HEADPHONES?
NO. Anybody found to be wearing headphones during the race will receive a penalty and may be disqualified. We want you to be able to hear the traffic, the marshals, the officials and the nice people who are cheering you on.
WHAT TRAINERS SHOULD I WEAR?
Road shoes will be fine unless we have lots of rain in the weeks before the race. There is a short cross country section but the earth is compacted so road shoes are suitable.
HOW DO I GET MY RESULT?
Our amazing results team will be beavering away throughout the race so all you need to do is go to the results table and your time will be displayed on the screen. All of the results will be on this website on Sunday night after the race.
WHAT DO I DO IF I GET ALL PANICKY ON RACE DAY?
Just ask any of the marshals or officials. They will be happy to help and answer any of your questions. There will also be a briefing in transition for all competitors at 0830.
I'M SCARED THAT I MAY BE LAST
Please don't worry. Everybody will get help from the marshals whether they're first or last. Somebody will be the final competitor to finish but they will get a massive cheer. If you are finding the last run difficult we can always find a club member to run with you.
ARE THERE TOILETS AND SHOWERS?
Yes. There are portable toilets next to transition and changing rooms and showers which can be used after the race.
WILL THERE BE CAKE?
Oh Yes! There will be a charity stall selling tea, coffee and cake after the race. They can't provide water bottles for the race though so please make sure that you bring your own.
Hereford Triathlon Club raised more than five hundred pounds for St Michael’s Hospice at their AGM and annual social night by remembering lost loved ones and helping to create new fun memories. Club member Alison Turner had splashed out on a 1950s Austin in memory of her parents and her brother Graham who had passed away in 2014. Alison wanted to remember them by creating new, fun-filled memories. After a chance conversation during a club bike ride, Alison decided to auction a trip to Hay and back in the Austin, complete with a cream tea, to see if she could raise a few pounds for the hospice. Nobody had predicted the bidding to be so fierce, but the trip eventually sold for £90, way above any expectations. There was another surprise in store. Three club members; James Richards, Seb Wiles and Tac Bartlett, immediately presented the Austin trip to retiring club coach Bill Berry and his wife Marilyn as a thank you for the decades of volunteer time that he has given to the members. Together with the auction of two strength and conditioning packages generously donated by Ady Watts and a raffle containing presents donated by Chaingang Cycles and Coombes Cycles, the members raised more than five hundred pounds for St Michael’s. There was so much demand for another chance to have a trip in Alison’s beautiful Austin car that it was immediately decided that the auction should become an annual event.
Thanks to everybody who volunteered or raced at the Ufton Court cross country on Sunday. Despite the blustery conditions almost 200 people took part in the Herefordshire league race. £200 for the hospices ass. was also raised on the cake stall. Proof that runners like cake! The next cross country league race is on Sunday January 10th at Monkhall Court Farm, Dewsall. See you there.......
We're pleased to announce our race dates for 2016:
Hereford Duathlon - Sunday April 10th - Whitecross School
Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon - Sunday July 3rd - Leominster Leisure Centre
For more details about the races and how to enter please see our Duathlon and Triathlon pages.
We look forward to seeing you in 2016