Midlothian Triathlon - 5th May 2013

Race Information

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Description

The Midlothian Triathlon has two races, a sprint race and a shorter novice race. They consist of a pool swim, a cycle on quiet country roads and an off-road run. Chip timing will be supplied by Finishline Timing.

Sprint Triathlon

750m swim

20km cycle

5km run

Novice Triathlon

400m swim

10km cycle

3km run

This event is run under triathlonscotland rules. It is the competitor's responsibility to know the rules. Race referees and Draftbusters may be present.

Cycles used for the event must be in a road-worthy condition and may be checked prior to the event.

A cycle helmet of an approved type, BSI or ANSI must be worn at all times during the cycle section.

Official Charity

The The Sick Kids Friends Foundation supports the work of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The hospital receives over 100,000 children through it's doors each year from all over the East of Scotland and the money raised goes towards helping children and families at the hospital. Sick Kids Friends Foundation is a registered Scottish charity, SC020862.

Location

The race location is Dalkeith Community School, which provides some outstanding facilities as a race venue.

Address: Dalkeith Community School, 1-3 Cousland Road, Dalkeith EH22 2PS

Parking

There is ample car parking available in the front car park of the school. Please do not park on the main road or in the rear car park.

Facilities

Changing, toilet and showering facilities are all available in the School. There will be post race refreshments for competitors in the hall afterwards.

Timetable

These are approximate times and may change slightly.

07:00-08:15

Registration

08:15

Race briefing

08:30

Heat 1 start

08:50

Heat 2 start

09:10

Heat 3 start

09:30

Heat 4 start

09:50

Heat 5 start

10:10

Heat 6 start

10:30

Heat 7 start

10:50

Heat 8 start

11:10

Heat 9 start

11:30

Heat 10 start (Fastest)

11:50

Heat 11 start (Novice)

13:30

Prize giving

Registration

Registration is located in the main hall in the school. At registration competitors will be issued with timing chip, race numbers, safety pins and swim hat. Please wear your race number on the front of your top. Event details such as swim heat allocation and route maps will be located in the pool foyer.

Athletes will be body marked with their race number on right leg and left arm a registration.

Your triathlonscotland membership card must be shown at registration. Failure to do so will incur the additional non-member surcharge.

Race briefing

The race briefing will take place on the pool side at 8:15 for all competitors.

Timing Chip

You must wear their timing chip around your ankle. Failure to do so may result in no times being recorded. Please return your chip to the blue bucket at the finish line. There is a 25 charge for lost timing chips.

Sprint Triathlon Course Description

Swim: 30 lengths (750m)
Swimmers will start in 5 second intervals 5 per lane. A lane counter will tap each swimmer on the head with a float when they have 2 lengths to go. If a swimmer wants to overtake he/she should firmly tap the swimmer in front on the ankle. The swimmer in front must let the overtaking swimmer pass at the end of the lane. Failure to let an overtaking swimmer past may be interpreted as obstruction and result in a time penalty. There is no overtaking in the middle of the lane.

Bike: 2 laps of a 10km circuit
This is a non-drafting race. Draft busters will be on the course throughout the race. Leave Transition and follow the road out to exit the school grounds. Turn Left up the hill on the B6414 (Cousland Road). Continue on this road until you reach a set of traffic lights. At the lights turn left onto the bridge then turn immediate left again onto the A6124. At this set of traffic lights there will be a lane marked out by cones to allow cyclist to continue through the lights without stopping. Please take care when on the A6124 as this is a long descent. On reaching the roundabout turn left towards Whitecraig. Continue through Whitecraig and back towards Dalkeith. At the roundabout turn left and follow the signs to bring you back to the B614 (Cousland Road). Continue past the school to complete the 2nd lap. On completion of the 2nd lap turn left back into Dalkeith High School to return to the Transition Area. Please note that you take the second entrance to the school to return to transition.

Run: 5km
The run is an out and back course along a cycle path. On leaving transition turn right and follow the path until you reach the turn point. Turn and retrace your steps back towards the Transition area. As you approach the finish area please keep to the left hand side of the pathway. The finish line is on the left in front of the transition area.

Novice Triathlon Course Description

Swim: 16 lengths (400m)
Swimmers will start in 5 second intervals 5 per lane. A lane counter will tap each swimmer on the head with a float when they have 2 lengths to go. If a swimmer wants to overtake he/she should firmly tap the swimmer in front on the ankle. The swimmer in front must let the overtaking swimmer pass at the end of the lane. Failure to let an overtaking swimmer past may be interpreted as obstruction and result in a time penalty. There is no overtaking in the middle of the lane.

Bike: 1 lap of a 10km circuit
This is a non-drafting race. Draft busters will be on the course throughout the race. Leave Transition and follow the road out to exit the school grounds. Turn Left up the hill on the B6414 (Cousland Road). Continue on this road until you reach a set of traffic lights. At the lights turn left onto the bridge then turn immediate left again onto the A6124. At this set of traffic lights there will be a lane marked out by cones to allow cyclist to continue through the lights without stopping. Please take care when on the A6124 as this is a long descent. On reaching the roundabout turn left towards Whitecraig. Continue through Whitecraig and back towards Dalkeith. At the roundabout turn left and follow the signs to bring you back to the B614 (Cousland Road). On completion of the lap turn left back into Dalkeith High School to return to the Transition Area. Please note that you take the second entrance to the school to return to transition.

Run: 3km
The run is an out and back course along a cycle path. On leaving transition turn right and follow the path until you reach the 3km turn point. Turn and retrace your steps back towards the Transition area. As you approach the finish area please keep to the left hand side of the pathway. The finish line is on the left in front of the transition area.

Course maps

Midlothian bike route

Midlothian run route

Post Race Refreshments

There will be post race refreshments, tea, cakes etc in the main hall.

Post Race Prize Giving

Prize giving will be held in the main hall. Prizes will be awarded for males and females in the following categories, Juniors, Seniors, Veterans, Supervets and Vintage.

Finishline Timing Finishline Timing



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