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Important information for all

competitors

Dear competitor,

Let me start this email by thanking you for entering the new 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon. I hope your training has been going well and feels a bit easier now the warmer days are here. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the event on the 12th June.

We have updated our website with all the information you need at this stage to be ready for the event, but in case you have missed anything, I hope this email  can point you in the right direction. 

Don't forget that all friends and family are welcome to come and support you on Western Lawns and we will have music, commentary, retailers and catering to keep them all entertained whilst you are taking on the triathlon challenge.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any information that you feel has been missed off or any questions you have after reviewing the below and we will add it to our FAQs and next email to you in race week. 

All the activity below relates to being held on Western Lawns, Eastbourne. 

Event schedule

Saturday 11th June 
Race village open 10am - 4pm for music, food, retail and early registration
10.00am - 12.00pm: Registration open 
12.00pm: Pro/Elite race briefing 
(all are welcome to come and watch and listen to this open event. Come and meet the pros and see what happens in an elite race brief)
12.30pm: Press conference 
(all are welcome to attend and ask questions)
Please note that the Eastbourne Carnival goes past at 4pm and some road closures will be in place from 1pm. 


Sunday 12th June - Race Day!
5.00am - 6.40am: Registration and transition open. 
6.40am: Compulsory safety briefing. Please be ready to race.
7.00am: Wave 1 start
7.08am: Wave 2 start
9.30am: Trophy and Prize Presentation

Please do stay for the prize giving as we will be awarding overall podiums, age group podiums and giving away lots of spot prizes to athletes randomly selected no matter what your finishing position - with thanks to 32Gi, The Grand Hotel, The Tri Store, Zone3, Tony and Guy Eastbourne and many others.  
 

More important information


Registration

You must register before racing. We are holding two registration sessions (Saturday 11th June 10am - 12pm, Sunday 12th June 5am - 6.40am). 

At registration you will pick up your race numbers, timing chips, body marking, race t-shirt and 32Gi energy gel. You will not be able to enter your bike into transition without registering first. 

Waves 

There will be two waves at the Eastbourne Triathlon although a third may be added at a later date. We will post your wave on the website in race week and also at registration. Waves will be decided by which age category you are in. 

Competition wave

The overall winner of the Eastbourne Triathlon will only come from Wave 1, designated the competition wave. This does not effect age group prizes, which will consider all athletes from wave 1 and wave 2. Elite category racers will have been automatically entered into the competition wave. If you want to compete for the overall title, or race alongside the pro/elite athletes, then please contact us before Friday 4th June to notify us. Thank you to those who have already contacted us. 

How to get here

The 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon takes place from Western Lawns, Eastbourne, BN21 4EH. 

Parking

There is plenty of pay and display parking available on the seafront, a short walk to the race location. 

British Triathlon Rules

Please be aware that this event is held under British Triathlon rules. If this is your first triathlon then please listen to any instruction given by the referee or race director. These rules are here to ensure you have a safe race and not meant to impede your fun! The key rules will be explained at the race briefing and do ask any questions either at the brief, registration or even during the race if you are unsure. You can familiarise yourself with the rules here

For 2016 British Triathlon have approved that competitors in the Eastbourne Triathlon may wear neoprene booties if they wish when exiting the swim into T1.  This is not allowed at any other event and sits outside the normal British Triathlon competition rules.  This rule exemption is in place for 2016 only.

Triathlon Cut-off Times

For safety reasons, there is a 10am cut-off time for the bike/run transition. Competitors who don’t reach the transition by 10am will not be allowed to continue on the run course but can cross the finish line and collect a swim/bike time and memento. An official will notify you if you have not met the cut off time.

Chip Collection

Timing chips will be distributed  at registration. Timing chips should be attached to the LEFT ankle. Once in your possession, the chip is your responsibility until you hand it back at the finish line. Due to the costs of the technology, there will be a £20 charge if you lose your timing chip.

Team members must wait for their teammates at their numbered rack within the transition to hand over the timing band. Remember you are responsible to make sure you are in the transition area at the right time to meet your team members.

Body Marking

Body marking will be located outside the transition area. Your race number will be stamped on the front of your hand, and calf.

Baggage Storage

There will be no secure baggage storage on site. A tent will be erected that is not secured for baggage drop off and it will not be secure. Baggage is left at your own risk. It is recommended that you leave nothing of value in the baggage storage. The organisers are not liable for loss or damage of any possessions as per our terms and conditions.

Recovery

Recovery food will be available for competitors only after the event. There will also be food and drink available to purchase in the event village for competitors and spectators.There are no aid stations on the course so if you want to take on water or 32Gi energy products, then please carry these with you. 32Gi will be retailing at the event.

Results and photos

Results and photos will be posted on the website immediately after the race. An email will be sent to all competitors notifying them of the results. Your photos are being taken by the best in the business, Lighttraper, who are athletes themselves and really capture the spirit of events. We hope you enjoy them!

Prize giving

Prizes and awards will be made once all the results have been confirmed by the Race Director and the race referees at the soonest opportunity.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall podium (competition wave only), age group podiums (16-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+), relay winners and aquabike champion. 

In addition we have hundreds of pounds worth of top prizes to give away in a raffle and all our entrants and the volunteers have a free entry! 

Catering

Our wonderful caterers Mama Foods will be serving from their gorgeous silver bullet camper van some tasty meals on Saturday, athletes and spectators breakfast on Sunday as well as lots of tea and coffee to keep us all pumped!

Free Massage 

We are delighted to be offering all athletes a free massage service on Sunday. You can pre-book your slot on Saturday registration or get a pre-event massage to loosen your muscles. The team will also be offering massage, yoga and shiatsu treatments throughout Saturday and Sunday. Thank you to Handswork for providing this. 

Volunteers wanted 

Know someone who is not racing, but wants to be a part of the triathlon?  Want to join our team and take in some of the behind the scenes action? We’re looking for volunteers for Saturday and Sunday! We can offer free entry to 2017, a race t-shirt, breakfast and our eternal gratitude! Contact Richard Campbell on richie@beyondgoinglong.co.uk

Suggested kit

This is by no means a definitive list, and you can certainly complete a triathlon without many of these items, but you may want to consider checking out our suggested kit list

Notice of filming 

Please note that in addition to our official photographers, we have been notified that the BBC, Brighton Film School, London Film School and other media and videographers are planning to cover the event for the purpose of promotional or news coverage.

Cancellations or transfer of entry 

Sorry, refunds or transfer of entries are not available. 

Still time to enter!

We have just 20 spaces left in the race so if you have any friends or family who would like to race please tell them to enter quickly or face missing out. 
 
Enter here.
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Updated Elite Startlist:

We are delighted to welcome these wonderful athletes to the Eastbourne Triathlon 2016. Not only are they fantastic triathletes, but they are all warm, wonderful people who will be happy to share their time with you before and after the race. Make sure you bring your autograph book or if you are feeling quick, see if you can beat a pro! 

Men
  1. Ben Allen (Aus) - 16x XTERRA World Cup wins, 2x XTERRA World Champs podiums, Australian National Champion
  2. Richard Stannard - 7x World Champion, 2x British Champion
  3. Karl Alexander - Hever Castle Tri champion, Outlaw Half Champion
  4. Sam Wade - British Sprint Champion 2015
  5. Matt Dewis - XTERRA pro, represented GB at the Maui World Champs 2014
  6. Euan Adams - XTERRA pro, elite cyclist 
  7. Luke Howard - 4th at British Aquathlon Championships
  8. Harrison Rolls-King - winner of the Media Trust Triathlon
Women
  1. Jacqui Slack - 9x XTERRA World Cup Winner, 2012 British Champion, Reigning XTERRA Asia Pacific Champion
  2. Yvette Grice - Ironman UK Champion, Challenge Henley 2012 Champion
  3. Hannah Kitchen - European Aquathlon Champion, Bronze World Aquathlon Championships
Enter here.
A huge thank you form me, the race organiser, to all of you for entering and supporting this event. Our team and my friends and family have poured our hearts into this event and we hope you enjoy it and have a great sense of achievement afterwards - you deserve to - its not one of the easy ones! 

We would appreciate your feedback after the event, after all, that's how we get better, and hope that you come back to support us again in 2017. 

Have a great race and I look forward to meeting you all in Eastbourne over the 11th-12th June. 

Rich Campbell
Race Organiser
Managing Director of Beyond Sport Marketing
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