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HaverTri - The Adams Harrison Triathlon Festival
Sun 1 October 2017, 07:30 – 13:00 BST
The Haverhill Triathlon, HaverTri is back for 2017! Now in its fourth year, this event will see athletes take part in a variety of events including Triathlon, Aquathlon, and Duathlon. Brought to you by HaverSports and generously sponsored by Adam Harrison Solicitors, the event is sure to see a wide range of returning and new competitors!
A pool swim, fast cycle through village roads and flat, sheltered run course make it ideal for novices, with a longer distance available for veterans too. The route is mostly shared between distances and events, which makes for a stunning atmosphere on the route.
Chip timed for accuracy, with results available throughout the event to see competitors progress.
The races will begin at 9am with Sprint+ followed by Sprint.
There is a large transition area with bike racking.
This event will be chip timed for fast and accurate results.
HaverTri is pending a British Triathlon Federation licence.
For the Sprint+ distance you can also enter as a relay team and complete one leg each.
The swim is in a pool of six lanes, with Sprint+ setting off first followed by Sprint.
There will be trophies for all winners and medals and goody bags for all finishers.
There is a water station on the run (which you will pass twice on Sprint+) but you are responsible for your own water for the cycle.
Toilets are available in the leisure centre.
Please help as a marshal if you are accompanying someone.
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Free parking is available at the leisure centre car parking and nearby Meadow car park, along with car parks at Lower Downs Slade (CB9 8HB) and Haverhill Arts Centre (CB9 8AR – access from Duddery Hill).
Due to the swim being in a pool it is impractical to offer a Standard (Olympic) length triathlon - the Sprint+ offers the cycle and the run of this length.
DuathlonSprintSprint+ Run 6km 10km Cycle 22km 45km Run 6km 6km
You must be at least 15 (fifteen) to compete in the Sprint and 17 (seventeen) to compete in the Sprint+.
The standard prices (for non-British Triathlon Federation - BTF) members are £37 for Sprint and £42 for Sprint+.
All prices include the cost of the day licence for non-BTF members.
Early bird prices are available.
Registration will be open on Saturday, 30th September, and before the race on Sunday, 1st October. Racking will only be on 1st October.
When you register you will be issued your race number - this must be worn on your back for the cycle and on your front for the run. Tri belts are acceptable.
You will have a number written on your arm for the swim. (If you register on Saturday you can get this written on Sunday.)
If you are not a BTF member you will collect your day licence. The cost of this is included in your entry.
You will be issued with two stickers, one for your bike and one for your helmet.
It is important you have your race number and bike stickers at the end of the race to retrieve your bike.
You will be issued with your timing chip and strap which must be fastened to your left ankle. You must return this chip at the end of the race - failure to do so will mean you have to cover the £10 cost of the chip.
The duathlon will begin with a mass start outside Haverhill Leisure Centre in Jubilee Square at 9am promptly. You must attend the same pre-race briefing at 8.45am.
You will head onto the run route, completing 1 lap for Sprint or 2 laps at the lap point for Sprint+.
You will then make your way to transition and complete 1 cycle lap for Sprint or 2 for Sprint+.
Having finished the bike and exited transition again you will complete another lap for to finish.
There is 1 water station on the run which you will pass once per lap. You will also be provided water at the finish.
You must be at least 8 years old to enter the aquathlon.
This will be on Sunday 1st October. You will be given an allocated start time.
You will complete your swimming section (detailed below) and then complete the running distance for your event (also detailed below). You can collect your race gear at registration.
The distance and route you cover will be determined by your age. You can compete in a distance for a lower age group if preferred (ie. an adult can compete in the 'Sprint' distance) though you must stipulate this when entering.
AgeSwim distanceRun distance (approx)850m600m9 and 10150m1.5km11 and 12250m2km13 and 14300m3km15 and 16300m5km17 plus600m10km
You must start within the pool and not dive in. If you wish to overtake you must tap the foot of the swimmer ahead of you then overtake them at the end of the length.
The swim will be in a pool.
You will be given an exact start time before the race. Due to restricted space beside the pool please do not be at the poolside earlier than 10 minutes before your start time, unless advised otherwise. You will be able to wait either outside or in the cafe overlooking the pool.
You must swim on your front (front crawl or breaststroke). If you are struggling at any point in the swim and need help lie on your back and raise your hand into the air and the lifeguards will assist you. You will be starting in the deep end - if you need to use the steps to get in and out, please inform the marshals.
We recommend you leave all your kit in transition and cover the short distance from exiting the pool to the astro barefoot. This is paved and will be swept clear. Only athletes are allowed in transition - if you choose to leave any kit outside of transition, such as shoes by the pool exit to wear to transition, we are not responsible for this.
This year for the swim your time will start from when you are designated and your swim time will finish when you exit the poolside area. Please do not rush to transition as your swim time will have already been completed.
You will swim one length of the lane and then return, before crossing into the neighbouring lane. Having completed two lengths in each lane you will exit the leisure centre to head to transition at the astro turf.
You will swim up and down the lane twice, before crossing into the neighbouring lane. Having completed four lengths in each lane you will exit the leisure centre to head to transition at the astro turf.
Your helmet must be securely fastened. Earphones must not be worn. Your number must be rear facing. Mobile phones must not be used. Cameras must not be used.
While we have done our best to make this a fast course you must still abide by the highway code and follow marshal’s advice.
You will exit through Meadow car park, turning left at the mini roundabout on to Ehringshausen Way. You head right at the mini roundabout just before the arches where the old railway line passed, heading up Bumpstead Road. You go straight over the next roundabout and straight again at the following one, taking the B1057 to Steeple Bumpstead. You turn right at the end of the road and then take a left, heading towards Finchingfield. After exiting Steeple Bumpstead you take a left towards Stambourne, and then a right turn. In the village you turn left at the end of the road, and after exiting hang a left around a traffic island. You turn right at the next traffic island and emerge into Ridgewell on Drury Lane. You turn left onto the A1017 and follow this road back to Haverhill. You cycle through Sturmer and go straight over the roundabout to head back into Haverhill. You head straight over the mini roundabout at the foot of Chalkstone Way, staying on Ehringshausen Way, and over the next mini roundabout after passing under the arches.
If you are doing Sprint+ this is where you will turn left to complete a second lap.
You go over the Manor Road mini roundabout and then right at the next mini roundabout to head into the Meadow car park to finish, entering transition as you did for the cycle.
For a map of the cycle route, including kilometre markers, click here.
If you are wearing a front fastening triathlon suit this must be fully zipped up unless you have clothing on underneath. Earphones must not be worn. Your number must be front facing. Mobile phones must not be used. Cameras must not be used.
You will leave transition the same way as on the bike and then head left, back towards the leisure centre before a short climb to join the railway line. You will head right and cross Manor Road before reaching Chalkstone Way. You will cross at the zebra crossing and run on the road to Sturmer. Here you will turn left on Water Lane and then left at the play area onto the railway line, where there is a water station. You will follow the railway line back to Chalkstone Way.
Upon reaching Chalkstone Way if you are doing Sprint+ you will complete a second lap, heading back to Sturmer. Then you will head down the path by the leisure centre, passing between the leisure centre and the astro before finishing on Jubilee Square.
For a map of the run route, including kilometre markers, click here.
Mobile phones must not be used. Cameras must not be used. When collecting your bike you must have your helmet securely fastened before touching your bike.
The transition is on a sand-based astroturf. If you are concerned about the possibility of getting sand in any of your equipment please ensure you bring a towel or similar to lay your equipment on/wipe your feet to avoid and discomfort.
The astro turf beside the leisure centre will be used for transition. You will enter from the gate nearest to the leisure centre (facing the railway line) and exit through the gate furthest away (facing Meadow car park).
Upon registration you will rack your bike and must have a sticker attached to your helmet and one to your bike. You must show your helmet is attached properly (no more than two fingers between the fastened strap and your chin) to enter transition to rack your bike. When you enter transition from the swim you must wear your helmet and have it fastened before touching your bike. No helmet, no ride.
The marshals will have the decisive say on who can enter transition and who must wait. You must have your race number attached to be able to reclaim your bike at the finish, or failing that provide photo ID. Once finishers are ready to collect their gear priority for entering will be given to those who are in the process of racing.
Any of the following may lead to disqualification:
- Being rude or abusive to marshals, the public or fellow competitors
- Not having a helmet on during the cycle
- Drafting during the cycle – that is riding within the slipstream of another cyclist for a sustained duration. You cannot ride within five and a half metres of the cyclist in front unless you are overtaking, in which case you must complete your overtake within a minute. Triathlon is in individual sport and thus drafting is not permitted.
- Wearing headphones during the run or cycle.
- Ignoring marshal’s advice.
As soon as you have entered you money is being used to help fund the raceand its administration. However, we do understand that circumstances can prevent you from taking part.
If you cancel before June, you are entitled to a 90% refund. If you cancel between June and September, you are entitled to a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after September 1, though you may be able to transfer your entry to next year or to one of HaverSports' other events.