Foremarke Hall Triathlon

The Foremarke Hall Triathlon is set in the beautiful grounds of Foremarke Hall. The Georgian Manor house is home to the Repton Preparatory School.

This is the 7th year of the Foremarke Triathlon and is aimed at both novice competitors and more experienced athletes. This is an ideal event for those competitors looking at completing their first triathlon, for the more experienced competitors the event should prove to be a very quick course.

You can enter as an individual and complete all three disciplines on your own or consider the relay event with friends or colleagues.

Date

Sunday 2nd July 2017

What is triathlon?

Triathlon is a multi-discipline event where people compete against the clock and each other. Swimming, cycling and running with no break except for the transition (this is a quick pit stop to change for the next discipline).

Location

Foremarke Hall is located to the south of Derby, and easily reached from both the M6 and M1 using the A50.

The Course

The swim

The swim will be 16 lengths in the 25 metre pool. Only front crawl and breaststroke are permitted.

The bike

The cycle section is a one lap 20K loop around the local countryside, taking in the historic towns of Repton and Ticknall.

The Run

The 5K run is a 3 lap run all within the grounds of Foremarke Hall. This is both on tarmac and off road footpaths and is great for spectators to come and support.

Entry

The individual triathlon

This is open to anyone over the age of 15 (on 31/12/17). You must complete all three disciplines with no outside assistance. Your time will be taken from when you start the swim to when you finish the run.

The relay triathlon

Each member of the team completes one discipline.

The first member swims-400m and runs out to tag the cyclist who then continues on the 20K bike, on their return the cyclist tags the runner who goes on to complete the 5K run to finish the event. The electronic timing chip is used as the relay ‘baton’.

First triathlon?

All you need is a swimming costume or trunks, goggles (not compulsory), a bike (road or mountain bike as long as it is in roadworthy condition), an approved cycle helmet (compulsory) and a pair of trainers.

So go on give it a Tri? You will be given full instructions before the event and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. There will also be regular pre-race briefings aimed at novices.

Race facilities

The hall has ample parking with toilets, full changing facilities, showers and refreshments. There will be trade stands including our sponsor’s Total Fitness Nottingham and High Five and the opportunity for a pre and post race massage.

Start times – between 8am – 11pm

Your actual start time will be determined by the swim time on your entry form. Please be as accurate as possible so that you will be swimming with people of similar ability with faster competitors setting off later in the day.

Pre and post race massage

A massage service will be available for either before the event or after.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in:

  • 1st in each 10 year age category
  • 1st Relay team.
  • 1st Club / team

All competitors will receive a finisher’s tee shirt.

Race information

Race information will be available on the website 1-2 weeks before the event. Any queries relating to the event please contact us.

Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire or Rutland) or be a current member of an East Midlands’ registered club. Click here to find out more.

Registered Charity

http://www.treetopshospice.org.uk/events/foremarke-hall-triathlon/

Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for anyone affected by a life-limiting illness in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Treetops supports people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. It also supports their carers and families. All services are provided free of charge.

The hospice has to raise more than £3 million every year to run. That’s about £7,500 per day. 70% of this comes from charitable donations and fundraising events.

If you would like a charity event pack please sent an email to events@treetopshospice.org.uk

Entry Limit

We have a strict limit of 300 competitors so please enter early to avoid disappointment.