EVENT GUIDE

Welcome pioneers to the first edition of the Castle to Coast Triathlon, a new sportive style event taking participants through a challenging route all the way from Windsor to Brighton.
We’re absolutely delighted to have you all with us for what we hope will grow to be a great new event on the UK triathlon calendar, and an event that will change the way people see and take part in the sport.
Take your time with the event, take in the fantastic views along the way, enjoy the journey with new friends and teammates and relish the challenge to come.

THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE EPIC JOURNEY, YOU'VE GOT THIS.

LEE BROWN

RACE DIRECTOR

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY - 09/08/2019

START
FINISH
EVENT
LOCATION
16:00
18:00
REGISTRATION
ETON DORNEY
19:00
21:00
REGISTRATION
WINDSOR & ETON BREWERY
19:00
22:00
“PASTA” PARTY
WINDSOR & ETON BREWERY

SATURDAY - 10/08/2019

WINDSOR

START
FINISH
EVENT
LOCATION
06:00
08:00
REGISTRATION
ETON DORNEY
06:00
08:00
TRANSITION OPEN
ETON DORNEY
08:00
08:10
BRIEFING
TRANSITION – ETON DORNEY
08:20
08:30
SWIM ACCLIMATISATION
SWIM START – ETON DORNEY
08:30
08:45
SWIM START WINDOW
SWIM START – ETON DORNEY

BRIGHTON

START
FINISH
EVENT
LOCATION
14:00 FIRST FINISHER EXPECTED FINISH LINE
15:15 16:45
RETURN COACH TO WINDSOR
MADEIRA DRIVE
16:30 18:00
RETURN COACH TO WINDSOR
MADEIRA DRIVE
17:45 19:15
RETURN COACH TO WINDSOR
MADEIRA DRIVE
18:00 LAST FINISHER FINISH LINE
19:00 20:30
RETURN COACH TO WINDSOR
MADEIRA DRIVE

TRAVEL

START

DORNEY LAKE
COURT LANE
DORNEY
WINDSOR
SL4 6QP

PARKING

Parking is available free of charge at the venue on the day of the event.

No cars may be left overnight before or after the event due to other events taking place before/after castle to coast. Any vehicle left on site will be removed from the venue.

TRANSITION 2

HASSOCKS LEISURE CENTRE
DALE AVENUE
KEYMER
HASSOCKS
BN6 8LP

PARKING

Limited parking is available on the site and we request that this is kept free for event staff and relay team members only.

Parking is available on the residential roads outside and in council car parks within the local vicinity.

FINISH

BLACK ROCK
MADEIRA DRIVE
BRIGHTON
BN2 1DZ

PARKING

Parking is a short walk from the finish line in Brighton Marina (free – up to 4 hours max stay) or on Marine Parade (Max stay up to 11 hours).

REGISTRATION & BAG SYSTEM

At registration, you will be provided with everything you need to take part in the event on the day. Please have your ID ready to display when you arrive for the event.

BIB NUMBER & STICKERS

You will be issued with one bib number and one pack of number stickers at registration. Place your bib number on your race number belt of affix to the top you will be using during the event. Place stickers on your bike, helmet and on each of your kit bags.

BLUE BIKE BAG

Your blue bag should contain all the kit you intend on needing for the bike portion of the event and will be left in the blue bag area of transition prior to the race start. After the swim you will place your wet kit in this bag, you will then either return the bag to its designated spot or place it in the bag drop for transport to Windsor

RED RUN BAG

Your red bag should contain all the kit you intend on needing for the run portion of the event. After the bike you will place your bike kit including helmet in this bag, you will then hand the bag to the transport team ready to go to either Brighton or Windsor.

WHITE FINISH BAG

Your white bag should contain any kit you want us to take down to Brighton for you and will be available after the finish line.

SWIM CAP

You will be provided with an event-specific swim cap to use on the day. There is only one colour available as we’re all in this together.

BAG FLOW IF FINISHING IN BRIGHTON

BAG FLOW IF RETURNING TO WINDSOR

TIMING CHIP

You will be provided with a timing chip at registration, please place the timing chip on your left wrist. This will be used to provide you with your finish time for the day.

Take good care of it, if you lose it you will be charged £10.

EVENT DAY

ATHLETE BRIEFING

Athletes are required to attend the briefing on the morning of the event.

This will take place at 8am in transition and cover any key changes, to the event peculiarities, rules and cut off times for the disciplines.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE

Mechanical assistance for bikes will be available in the race village pre-race. Charges will apply for any parts required to fix bikes or servicing needed.

In the event of any mechanical problems on course please contact the event team. We recommend keeping your mobile phone on you throughout the event so you can contact us for support as needed.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Our medical team will be on standby throughout the event looking for anybody in trouble. In the event of any medical problems please contact the event team. We recommend keeping your mobile phone on you throughout the event so you can contact us for support as needed.

THE EVENT

WETSUIT & TEMPERATURE RULES

Wetsuits will be optional if the water temperature is greater than 15 degrees Celcius.

Below 15 degrees Celcius wetsuits are mandatory.

You are free to use a tow float if you so wish to help you comfortably complete the swim.

ACCLIMATISATION

At 08:15 swimmers may start to enter the water and get acclimatised prior to the swim start at 08:30

THE SWIM START

At 08:30 the swim will begin for all those who have already entered the water. For those who have not yet entered the water, you will have up to 15 minutes to enter and begin your swim.

SWIM TO BIKE

Upon exiting the water you will collect your bike bag from the rows or return to your club pit stop.

Here you can change into your bike clothes or you can use one of our changing tents provided.

Once ready you will take your bag and either return it to its position in transition or take it to the bag drop to go down to Brighton.

You will then make your way to the bike park and depart for Brighton.

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THE BIKE COURSE IS A FULLY MARKED ROUTE

GPX files will be issued in the week prior to the race, due to the point to point nature and UK roads some last-minute adjustments may need to be made prior to the event to avoid roadworks.

BIKE SPECIFICATIONS

  • All bicycles and bicycle equipment must conform with the following rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in you being unable to participate in the event.
  • Handlebars and stems must be fashioned to prevent any danger to other participants. All handlebar ends must be solidly plugged to lessen the possibility of injury.
  • The bike must have working brakes with a minimum of one brake required.
  • There must be a freewheel mechanism between the crank and the rear wheel that allows the bike to roll forward with the pedals stationary.
  • All aspect of the bike must be in safe good working order.

EVENT RULES

  • The participants must at all times ride in accordance with the rules of the highway code, give way at junctions and ride no more than 2 abreast.
  • Please ride single file on narrow roads where passing may be difficult.
  • Please be aware of other road users at all times including pedestrians, horses, cyclists, drivers and HGVs. You are an ambassador for our new event and we want to be able to run this event for many years to come.
  • Time trial bikes and riding is permitted on a sensible use policy; they may not be used in group riding, heavy traffic or whilst approaching road junctions. We recommend they are only used whilst in solo situations.
  • No littering shall take place at any time during the event. If you are seen littering by our team you will be removed from the event.

AID STATIONS

There are two aid stations on the course.

These are equipped with toilets and feed stations.

The feed station will be stocked at a minimum with the following

  • Water
  • Energy Drink
  • Bananas
  • Flapjacks/Cookies or similar
  • Isotonic Tablets

MOBILE MECHANIC

There is a mobile mechanic on course to get you back up and moving should you suffer mechanical problems. His time and labour is free to you on the event day but you will be charged for any parts required.

BIKE TO RUN

Upon entering transition you will drop your bike off with our logistics team who will photograph and then load your bike ready to be transported to Brighton or Windsor.

You will then make your way inside and collect your run bag, changing from bike to run you’ll repack your bag and hand it again to the logistics team for transport.

Get yourself ready to depart, grab some refreshments, use the facilities and then head out on to the run course.

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EVENT RULES

  • The run takes place over a variety of shared trails, bridleways and sections of road/pavement to get us safely from Hassocks to Brighton.
  • Please be considerate of other users at all times and pay attention for traffic
  • MP3 players are permitted where they allow the runner to also here traffic, marshall instructions and to generally stay aware of their surroundings.
  • No littering shall take place at any time during the event. If you are seen littering by our team you will be removed from the event.

AID STATIONS

There are three aid stations on the run course.

Please note that due to National Trust restrictions are no toilets on the course until the second and third aid stations at 8 & 10.5 miles please, therefore, make use of the facilities at Transition 2 before you depart.

The feed station will be stocked at a minimum with the following

  • Water
  • Energy Drink
  • Bananas
  • Flapjacks/Cookies or similar
  • Isotonic Tablets

As a relay team all the event stages as described here remain the same with the exception that you will be transporting yourself between stages and will be ready to complete each stage, therefore, bypassing the transition stages.

You can make use of all the facilities available as required in order to complete your journey.

At the finish line you may all pass through together as one group and relay teams should wait at the end of the finish chute for their team mates.

FINISH & POST EVENT

POST RACE

Once you finish the event you will be presented with your finishers medal and T Shirt.
Meet your supporters, enjoy a shake, relax and when your ready come and collect your post race bag.
Spend some time on the beach where you will be able to purchase food, drinks & ice creams.
Then when your ready grab your kit and bike from transition, unless of course your returning to Windsor where your gear will be waiting for you.

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