The Annual Pendle Triathlon is back for 2022 Sunday the 4th September 2022**
For all enquiries please email pendletri2022@pendletriclubgmail-com
- Pendle Triathlon – 400m Swim – 22km Bike – 5km Run (2 Laps)
- Super Sprint Tri (Go Tri) – 200m Swim 11km Bike -2.5km Run (1 Lap)
Event Information and booking link below
West Craven Sports Centre car park is closed for the day, as transition and spectators are situated there. There are parking spaces on the West Craven High School carpark for competitors uphill of the Sports Centre. Please avoid parking on the roadside and use surrounding car parks:
- Co-operative Food BB18 6AB
- Rainhall Road car Park BB18 5AF
- Jepp Hill Car Park BB18 5US
- Station Road Car Park BB18 5NA
The Site is compact but being used creatively this year. Please spend a few minutes orientating yourself with Registration, the Pool, Transition, Timing mats and Sports hall, as well as familiarising yourself with the routes. Maps and Routes are printed out in Registration and on the Poolside
The event has been organised by Pendle Triathlon Club, a registered club of Triathlon England.
The rules are here: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/competition-rules
Pendle Triathlon, Go-Tri and The Junior Tri are permitted with British Triathlon.
The Pendle Tri Juniors Event is just for fun and requires Parents to race with their children if under the age of 8. Older children should be supervised by their parents.
Please arrive 1hr before your start time and report to Registration, located in the Main building and accessed from the rear door of the Sports Centre from West Craven High School, or the Main Entrance.
Please take proof of your British Triathlon Federation Membership, you will be charged a day licence fee of £5 if your membership card is not presented if you have not already paid for this. There you will be given your Race pack and swim cap .
Inform the Marshalls if there are any changes in your medical needs since you signed the declaration and complete the Next of Kin / Medical notes on the reverse of your Race Numbers.
Listen to the Race Brief (run every 5 minutes), then make your way to the Transition Area, where you need to show your Race number, before you can rack your bike and get set up for your wave. If you are very early, a Marshal will ask you to place your bike in the Sports hall, adjacent to Transition. You may take a box / gym bag into the area while setting up, but it must be left in the dedicated area in the Sports hall before you leave to start your swim.
We are operating a Rolling Transition, so please return to clear your bike and kit into the Sports hall or to your car, immediately after you finish your race. This will let other waves use the racking.
Clothes Storage and Changing.
There is ample locker space, showers and changing facilities at West Craven Sports Centre. Please be aware Pendle Leisure Trust does not accept responsibility for any items left unattended and not placed securely in a locker.
Race Numbers will be issued at Registration.
You will each receive 1 pin on numbers (please provide your own pins or race belt),
1 x Race Number 1 x Bike label which needs to be attached before racking your bike
After entering transition following your swim, race numbers must be displayed at all times, for the cycle your number must be on your back and for the run it must be on your front. Your race number must always be worn to enter the transition area.
You can purchase ** Tri/race Belts (all £5) from Registration. ** While Stocks Last
N.B. If you have a medical condition, please mark both numbers with a red cross on the number and provide full details of your condition in ink on the reverse.
Please make your way to the small pool 15 minutes before your start time to receive the Swim Brief, warm up and attach your Timing chips
Team Relays need the Velcro ankle bands, swopping over after crossing the Timing Mat in transition.
Pendle Triathlon 400m 16 Lengths / Go-Tri 200m – 8 Lengths
Competitors need to make their way to the poolside 15 minutes before their start time.
A Pool Greeter will be on poolside to give you the Swim Brief andyour Timing Chip – attach thisto the Left Ankle. Team Relay swimmers must use the Velcro ankle band and swop these over in transition before the Bike is handled.
It is the participant’s responsibility to count their own lengths, but Lane Counters are there to count your lengths and assist, indicating you have 2 lengths remaining.
The pool will be sectioned off into 4 lanes and you are expected to swim lengths as directed.
Tumble turns are permitted, so try to catch the Pool Counters eye if you have lost count!
Exclusions: Backstroke, wetsuits, calf and arm compression items are not allowed.
Overtaking: tap the feet of the person in front and pass them at the end of the length.
You can place suitable footwear to wear from poolside to transition. However, you must make yourself aware of the timing mats that may be triggered off by mistake if you place footwear to close.
The Bike: Pendle Triathlon 2 Laps, 22km / Go-Tri, 1 Lap, 11km
Cyclists will be required to provide themselves with protective headgear to A.N.S.I, S.N.L.L or B.S.I standards and must always be worn during the bike section.
Before touching your bike, and returning it when finished, please ensure that:
- You are wearing your Helmet
- Race number is visible on your back
- Your competitor frame number is attached to your cycle
- Follow the Yellow Signs
- The circuit is all left-handed turns, ride straight on at all junctions unless directed by a marshal
- Competitors must not be followed by people on bikes or in cars and must not receive assistance other than that from authorised Triathlon personnel
- Pacing or drafting is NOT allowed – allow 10m between you and the bike in front
- Follow the Highway Code – this includes stopping at any traffic lights if on red and to cycle safely. Failure to do so is both unsafe and will result in a hefty time penalty and possible disqualification.
- If you witness an accident, please inform the nearest Marshal that you see.
- Bike Marshalls will have track pumps and basic tools for you to use if you have a mechanical. A Broom Wagon will also be driving the route on a regular basis.
Pendle Triathlon Sprint – 2 Laps, 5km / Go-Tri – 1 Lap, 2.5km
Follow the Red Run signs straight on, unless directed by a Marshall or arrow
Competitors must ensure that their run number is visible from the front during
Pendle triathlon sprint only – You must run down the side and, around the back of transition and collect a wristband on completion of your first lap.
When returning to the Sports Centre run on the footpath.
The finish line is in the car park of the sports centre, please follow the Marshals directions and run through the finish gantry and over the last chip timing mat.
Collect your Finishers Medal, Grab a Selfie in the Finishers Frame, have some fruit and water, then take a well-earned rest. Transition will be open until approximately 13:00 after removing your bike and kit on your way in!
Food and refreshments will be available from AMD Catering outside the main sports centre entrance.
Water stations are located at the halfway point on the Run course, and at the Finish.
Medical Aid Supported by Pendle First Aid services
First Aid will be available at the Sports centre and at the midpoint of the Bike and Run courses.
A water station will also be on the Run.
Unfortunately, we cannot book the weather for the event, so please bring warming or waterproof layers if there is adverse weather, and sun cream / sunhats so you are safe and warm on the Bike and Run.
For Safety reasons, the Organisers reserve the right to reduce the event to a swim/run and will inform you at Registration if that is the case.
On the day, remember to bring with you:
- Tri suit, Swimming trunks/costume, towel, sandals for the pool – transition run etc.
- Road worthy bike, helmet, and clothing to suit the conditions
- Running shoes, socks, vest, waterproofs and shorts
- Warm clothing for after the event
- Triathlon England Race Licence/Membership Card
- Family, friends and a loud voice for cheering everyone on!
- Have a light, easily digested meal no less than three hours before your start time.
Entries are now OPEN!