The London Fields Aquathlon returns on 7th April 2013 to see competitors swim in London's only 50m outdoor heated pool before running around the picturesque park that is London Fields!
Adults will swim 400m and run 5km with Juniors swimming 100m and running 1km.
Cost is £15 for adults and £7 for juniors. £1 is deducted for BTF members upon completion of the online entry form.
London Fields Lido is situated in the North East corner of London Fields and can be accessed either through London Fields or from London Fields West Side off Richmond Road. The address is London Fields Lido, London Fields, E8 3EU. For more information and public transport options for getting to the lido please visit www.tfl.gov.uk. There is free parking around London Fields.
RACE REGISTRATION - Sun 7 April 7am - 7.40am in the park area to the front of London Fields Lido.
RACE BRIEFING – 7.45am - There will be an adult race briefing taking place in front of the registration area. Attendance is compulsory. The Race Briefing will inform you of any last minute route changes and safety points. If you have any questions or queries on race day, please ask them after the Race Briefing.
RACE START – 8am - The swim start will be staggered with swimmers going off every 20 seconds. The start will be based on estimated start times submitted by entrants before the race. Entrants should queue at the side of the pool in number order at least 10 minutes before their start time so that they are ready to enter the pool at their given time (to be provided at registration). A marshall will be on hand for assistance. Late entry into the pool may result in a time penalty.
THE SWIM - There are four lanes. Swimmers will start in lane one and swim up one side and back down the other. They will then dip under the lane rope into lane two, and so on. After 8 lengths (400m) they will leave the pool and head into transition. When overtaking other competitors please be careful to avoid any potential collisions with oncoming competitors!
TRANSITION AREA - You will be required to set up your transition area prior to the event starting. The transition area will be open from 7.10am and will close at 7.40am. Your transition area will be marked with your race number. The transition area will be situated on the grass area to the exit of the Lido. Please note there is no running in transitions. Failure to comply may result in a time penalty.
THE RUN - The run course is around London Fields as shown on the plan accompanying this note. Please ensure you stay alert to pedestrians, cyclists and dogs that may be in the park during the event. Please inform a Marshall if you fail to complete the run section of the event. We want to ensure all competitors return safely. As this is, a 5 lap course, armbands will be handed out to mark the completion of each lap. Failure to cross the finish line with all armbands will result in disqualification. The run route is primarily on pavements, however short sections may involve running on grass. Please wear appropriate footwear to weather conditions on the day.
FURTHER INFO - Check out our website for more info www.lftri.co.uk