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Southport Marine Lake Triathlon

Sunday 15th June 2014

For 2014 the Sprint Distance race has been selected as a GB Age Group Team Qualifier for the 2015 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships in Geneva - for details on how to register your intent to qualify with British Triathlon click here

The Standard Distance race will once again host the Triathlon England North West Championships as part of the Senior Series - for further details click here

n.b. both races are open to all standards of triathlete from novice right through to experienced age groupers and elites whether there is an intention to qualify or not.

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Location: Waterside Lodge, PR8 1RY

Date: Sunday 15th June 2014

Description:   750m – 20k – 5k

               1500m – 40k – 10k

(Age as at 31 December 2014)

Sprint Distance (min. age 15yrs) £45 BTF (£49 non BTF) 

Standard Distance (min. age 17yrs) – £52 BTF (£56 non BTF) 

Sprint Distance Relay (min. age 15yrs) – £86 BTF (£90 non BTF) n.b. per team

Standard Distance Relay (min. age 17yrs) – £95 BTF (£99 non BTF)  n.b. per team

(n.b. for relay events each team member completes 1 discipline)

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Sold out in 2013 and selected as a GB Age Group Team Qualifier in 2014 for the 2015 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships in Geneva this is quickly becoming an iconic event which takes in many of the landmarks of this famous Seaside resort and includes an open water swim in the inland Marine Lake, a fast & flat bike course on fully closed roads along the coast and behind the dunes, followed by a similarly flat and scenic run around the Lake, Kings Gardens and under the Pier – this is a quick course and ideal for PBs!

The event base Waterside Lodge is a modern, purpose built two-story Activity Centre on the Marine Lake, it is also Southport District Scout Headquarters. The building has all modern services installed and is accessible to disabled users. It is easily reached on Southport Marine Drive, adjacent to the pier and beach, for details click here.

The swim course is 750m and will start in the bay in front of Waterside Lodge – the route loops around the first island before exiting via the slipway on the opposite side of the bay at West Lancs Yacht Club, Sprint Distance triathletes will exit the water after 1 lap whereas Standard Distance competitors will be required to complete a second lap. For 2014 the swim exit has been moved to West Lancs Yacht Club to allow access to a larger transition area.

Road closures will be in place for the 20km Bike course which takes a left along Marine Drive and travels South adjacent to the beach onto Coastal Road and out towards the roundabout at Pontins, before returning along the same route and past Waterside Lodge, through Fairway roundabout and turning before the Plough (A565) roundabout. On return to the transition area on Marine Drive Car Park Sprint competitors will enter transition with Standard Distance requiring a second lap.

The 5km run loop is completely flat and largely takes place on the pathway around the Marine Lake. Runners exit transition in a Southerly direction then after Waterside Lodge turn immediately left into the access road which then leads onto the pathway alongside the Marine Lake. The route follows the path under the Pier and further along the Lake and miniature railway track before turning left at the Southern end of the Lake and heading North along Lower Promenade and under the Pier for a second time then following Promenade along the eastern side of the Lake out towards Fairway where runners will take a left, with a further left at the next roundabout to return to Waterside Lodge where the Sprint Distance will finish and the Standard Distance will require a second lap.

Competitors will be started in waves dependant on Sprint or Standard Distance and an estimated swim time which will be required to be submitted on entry.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female overall.

Age group prizes will be awarded to the 1st Male and Female for each category and also the winning Relay Team.

All entrants will receive either a £12.50 RedVenom voucher or a custom designed technical T shirt - finishers will also receive a bespoke Southport Marine Lake Triathlon 2014 medal along with a NouriSH me now natural recovery drink and race nutrition from A1Multisport.

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