Duck N Dash Aquathlon
The event is organised by Freedom Tri, Hertfordshire's Friendliest Triathlon club!
Sunday 1st September 2019 at 9:00 am.
The Duck N Dash is a multi-sport race combining a pool swim at Letchworth Outdoor Swimming pool, then a run in the local nature reserve of Norton Common. The distances for adults race and the adults Team Relay challenge are a 400m swim, directly followed by a 5km run.
There are also races for juniors between the ages of 8-16 years and a Team Relay challenge for those that prefer to combine the athletic talents of friends, family or work colleagues. If you would like to run or swim only and would like us to match you with a Relay partner of similar ability, please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org . This friendly event is open to a maximum entry of 350 participants and will feature chip-timed, age-group, male/female competition for anyone between the ages of 8-80 years that would like to test themselves in water and on land. If you can swim 8 lengths of the outdoor 50m pool and can run 5km, then this is your chance to experience the fastest-growing participation sport in the UK today. For the more competitive athlete looking for a local training opportunity, you won’t be disappointed with the superb venue and delightful setting that Letchworth Garden City has to offer.
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In partnership with Stevenage Leisure, TriSports, McMullens Brewery The Orange Tree Hitchin, CK Group, Suzy Haskins Sports Massage and Templar Mortgages, Freedom Tri are pleased to stage the ninth Duck N Dash Aquathlon at the unique Letchworth Outdoor Swimming Pool.
If you would also like to support this race then contact us at:
Juniors (ages at 31/12/2019):
Tristar Start: 8 years - 50m swim (1 length) & 0.6k run
Tristar 1: 9-10 years - 100m swim (2 lengths) & 1k run
Tristar 2: 11-12 years - 200m swim (4 lengths) & 2k run
Tristar 3: 13-14 years - 300m swim (6 lengths) & 3k run
Youth: 15-16 years - 400m swim (8 lengths) & 5k run
A. Senior Men & Women, B. Male & Female Vets (40+ Years), C. Male & Female Super-Vets (50+ Years), 400m swim (8 lengths), 5k run which includes 17-18 years age-group.
Adults Team Relay Challenge - 1 swimmer (400m) & 1 runner (5k) per team (no age groups)
Registration & Timings:
Approximate timings as follows:
16:30 registration for adults and juniors open
18:00 registration closes
07:30 registration for juniors and junior transition open
08:30 registration for juniors closes
08:30 registration for adults and adult transition opens
08:45 junior transition closes
09:00 first junior in the pool
09:45 registration for adults closes
10:00 adult transition closes
10:15 first adult in the pool
10:30 (approx) last junior finishes race
11:00 junior prizegiving
11:30 (approx) last adult finishes the race
12:00 adult prizegiving
Your race number will be marked on arm+/or leg. Timing chips will be distributed at Registration only. We recommend that if possible, you register on Saturday and arrive in good time to manage equipment, set-up transition and to warm-up on the morning of the race. BTF members with a valid Race Licence will be granted a rebate on display of their licence at registration. Seniors, 20 years + £2, juniors, 8-19 years £1.
Duck N Dash Aquathlon
Various depending on age group.
The race will include a pool swim and cross-country run
Prizes will be awarded to:
Male and Female winners of each age group.
Fastest Relay team.
Junior prizegiving will be at approximately 11:00.
Seniors and relay prizegiving will be at approximately noon.
The Letchworth Outdoor Pool is 50m and swimmers start at 15 second intervals. Letchworth Outdoor Pool is located just off Norton Common at Icknield Way, Letchworth, Herts SG6 4UF and managed by Stevenage Leisure Ltd. You can obtain further information at: http://www.sll.co.uk/LETCHWORTH_OUTDOOR/LetchworthOutdoorPool
The run is on Norton Common over 2 laps for seniors and 1 or 2 laps for juniors depending on age group.
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