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Hemel Triathlon 2017

RACE RULES

This information is designed to help you enjoy the race and to not incur penalties.

 

Drafting

Competitors are not permitted to draft during the cycle section. The draft zone for sprint and standard distance events is 7m (approximately 3 bike lengths) x 3m, and starts at the front edge of the bike’s front wheel. Remember to keep left at all times when you are not overtaking. If you are overtaken it is your responsibility to drop out of the overtaking cyclist’s draft zone.

Helmets

Helmets used for events must meet the minimum standards of ANSI Z90, SNELL B90, EN1078 or equivalent – a CE mark is not an approved standard. Helmets must be on and securely fastened before removing your bike from its transition space and remain fastened until you have re-racked your bike.

Outside assistance

Athletes must not receive outside assistance from anyone who is not part of the event team, including being passed drinks or helped with equipment. The only exception relating to outside assistance is for medical issues, or when safety may be compromised.

Transition area

Each athlete has their own space within the transition area, for their equipment. You are not permitted to ‘mark’ your space, and your equipment must not hinder other athletes as this will be considered as ‘unsporting impedance’. When leaving transition for the cycle leg, do not ride your bike until you have reached the mount line. Similarly when returning to the transition area you need to be off your bike before the dismount line.

Race numbers

Athletes need to wear their race numbers at all times during the cycle and run section and they must be clearly visible. During the cycle section the numbers need to be displayed clearly at the front and rear – a race belt is useful for this. The waterproof marker pens should be used in conjunction with the official race number and are not considered a replacement.

Unsportsmanlike conduct

Our race officials, event volunteers, spectators and other competitors should be treated with respect and courtesy. Please comply with requests from the race director, officials and event volunteers as it will probably benefit you, or help you avoid a penalty.

Abusive and aggressive behaviour and language will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Course

You are required to follow the course outlined on this website and in the race briefing. Not completing the specific course or the right number of laps will result in you being disqualified. It is your responsibility to know the course for each discipline.

Nudity

Competitors who are publically nude at any point of the race risk disqualification. You cannot therefore get ‘completely changed’ in transition. Nudity also includes being topless during the bike or the run, or having front fastening tops unfastened.

Calf guards

These cannot be worn in the swim.

Mobile phones, MP3 players and other similar equipment

These cannot be used at any time during the race, including the transition area at the risk of dis-qualification.

 

We strongly recommend that you do a practice run of the cycle and run routes before competing.

 

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Sportspace Berkhamsted

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 9.15pm

 

*Gym opening times differ, please click for more information.

Sportspace Athletics Track

Centre Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Wednesday 2.00pm 9.00pm
Thursday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 2.00pm

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 10.00pm

 

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is open from 9am-10pm on bank holiday Mondays.

 

*Gym opening times differ, please click for more information.

Sportspace Kings Langley

The Sportspace Kings Langley team operates various classes and courses for all ages in local venues. Please note that these classes are not included in the Gymspace Direct Debit Membership.

 

For more information, please call 01442 507100.

Sportspace Longdean

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Thursday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Friday 4.00pm 10.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 9.00pm

 

Please note Sportspace Longdean is closed on Bank Holidays.

 

*Gym Opening Times

Sportspace Tring

Centre Opening Times

Monday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Tuesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Wednesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Thursday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Friday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 9.15pm
Saturday 9.00am 8.15pm
Sunday 9.00am 9.30pm

Little Hay Golf Complex

Opening Times

Summer Weekdays 7.00am 9.00pm
Summer Weekends 7.00am 8.00pm
Winter Weekdays 7.00am 6.00pm
Winter Weekends 7.00am 6.00pm

XC

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 10.00am 10.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Thursday 10.00am 10.00pm
Friday 10.00am 10.00pm
Saturday 10.00am 10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 10.00pm

 

*Please call reception on 01442 507100 for the specific opening times of each activity.