A challenging Swim, Cycle and Run weekend at Alderford Lake in the heart of the UK

Ultimate swim

Ultimate cycle

Ultimate run

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UK Ultimate Weekend

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Date: 24-26th September 2021
Venue: Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Swim: Lake: (Freshwater lake with no currents and no weed)
Starts From: Friday Swim - from 3pm. Saturday Cycle from 8am. Sunday Run from 8am.
Distances:

Full - 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile cycle - 26.2 mile run

Half - 1.2 mile swim - 56 mile cycle - 13.1 mile run

Quarter - 0.6 mile swim - 28 mile cycle - 6.5 mile run

Minimum Age:

Quarter 16 years

Half 18 years

Full 18 years

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Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.
 

The Event

You can take part in one, two, or all three disciplines so as always, there is something for everyone and the opportunity to take home one, two or three of the jigsaw medals!

FRIDAY afternoon is the starting event with the UK ULTIMATE SWIMChoose from either a 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile, or 0.6 mile swim challenge in the fabulous spring-fed, freshwater lake.

SATURDAY sees the UK ULTIMATE CYCLE SPORTIVE around the picturesque Shropshire countryside. You can choose the Ultimate 112 miles, the Half 56 miles, or the Quarter at 28 miles.

SUNDAY is the UK ULTIMATE RUN around Alderford and out onto closed country roads. You can go full marathon in the Ultimate 26.2 miles, Half marathon 13.1 miles, or the Quarter distance of 6.5 miles.

This is a weekend-long swim, cycle, and run challenge for all abilities, from novice to first time, as well as being a race for the more serious athlete and age group triathlete with prizes and trophies on offer for completing all three disciplines.

Every competitor will receive an individual medal for each of the swim, cycle, run discipines and those taking on the full ULTIMATE WEEKEND CHALLENGE will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

There will be on-site camping (limited spaces), free parking, cafe, catering, lake swimming, paddle boarding, kids play area, climbing wall, and waterpark making it a great weekend for all the family and one not to be missed!

UK Triathlon Covid Safe Events

All UK Triathlon 2021 events

2020 brought the need for change in the way we run our events, in what could only be described as an exceptionally difficult year for all.

With six events safely & successfully delivered in 2020, we are confident we can fulfil our calendar of events in 2021.

We will continue to comply with social distancing and existing guidelines, following the format we delivered successfully last year.

Below you can read more detailed information on our current format and rest assured this will be amended/updated if/when necessary.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best with your training activities and look forward to welcoming you to an event soon.

Your Health before the Event
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not come to the event. If you develop symptoms within 14 days after the event and are tested positive, please contact UK Triathlon immediately.

Social Distancing
Can we please remind you it is each and every person's responsibility to social distance. The same will apply at all UK Triathlon events.

Start Format
Instead of mass starts throughout the day for open water events, each competitor will start at intervals, giving everyone their own individual start time and space. We run this format, very successfully, in all our pool-based triathlons and it works perfectly. Pool based events will also have slightly longer start intervals than usual between competitors.

Spectators
At some events it may be necessary to ask that you don't unnecessarily bring spectators to help make social distancing easier for everyone.

Registration
Every competitor will be temperature checked before being allowed to register. Only two competitors will be allowed to register at a time. The queue for registration will be separated by ground markers to assure a minimum of 2 metre separation. We will provide a sanitising hand station which you must use before entering registration.

Hand Sanitising
There will be 10 hand sanitiser stations around the venue, please hand sanitise before registration, entering transition, finish line and whenever you have the opportunity to do so before and after the event.
Please sanitise before and after toilet use.

Race Brief
There will be a rolling live race brief at the poolside or lakeside. As competitors will start at regularly spaced intervals, this will prevent groups of people and a 2 metre distancing measure will be in operation.

Bike Course
Normal drafting rules apply.

Run Course
Overtake or pass other competitors at a minimum distance of 2 metres where possible.

Feed Stations Run & Finish line
Drinks will be dispensed for you at feed stations, High5 Energy Source & Water will be identified clearly with signs. Move away as quickly as possible allowing for other competitors. Bin your litter. When you have crossed the finish line, we ask you not to stay in that area for any longer than required. Drinks will be dispensed for you at the finish feed area, please move away as quickly as possible to allow other finishers through.

Results
We will not operate our results screen at the event. Provisional results will be online at www.uktriathlon.co.uk later the same day.

Prize Presentation
Presentations will take place throughout the day, please observe 2 metre social distancing if attending the presentation.

Your Covid Officer is Vic Bickerton
If you wish to report anything regarding Covid safety, please report it to Vic located at the finish line.

Start Times & Cut Off Times

Start times as follows;

Swim: Full from 3pm - Half from 4.30pm Quarter from 6pm

Cycle: Full from 8.30am - Half from 9.30am Quarter from 8am

Run: Full from 8.30am - Half from 9.15am Quarter from 8am

The cut off times are as follows:

Swim: 7pm

Bike: 5.30pm

Run: 4pm

Course Maps

Swim

UK Ultimate Swim x 4 laps = 2.4 miles

UK Ultimate ½ x 2 laps = 1.2 miles

UK Ultimate ¼ x 1 lap = 0.6 miles

Wetsuits & swim caps are compulsory for all the Ultimate distances.

There will be a minimum of 8 Safety crafts on the water at all times. Water depth between 2 to 3 metres (6 to 10 feet).

At the completion of each swim lap, leave the water; run approximately 30m and get back into the water to start your next lap.

There will be a drinks station serving water and High 5 as you exit after each lap.

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Cycle

This fantastic lapped bike course goes through Shropshire & a small part of North Wales. A great course which is also reasonably flat.
UK Ultimate Full x 4 laps.
UK Ultimate 1/2 x 2 laps.
UK Ultimate 1/4 x 1 lap.
Aid stations along the course.

To view course direction & distance markers, please click on, “view full version” (top left-hand corner of the map) or run your mouse cursor along the mountain graph to see course direction.

 

Run

This very flat lapped run course is on road, path and grass.

Aid stations approximately every mile.

UK Ultimate Run x 6 laps.

UK Ultimate 1/2 x 3 laps. 

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UK Ultimate ¼ run is 4 x out & back = 6.5 miles

You must walk/run 4 laps to complete the course.

The start & end of each lap will be near the finish line.

There will direction arrows to guide you correctly around the course.

The main feed station around this course will be situated near the Alderford café.

This run course is very flat & fully on grass

More information about your race

Race Day Information

Full and up to date 2021 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

 

Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions over the weekend.

Good luck and have a great day!

Accommodation

If you are not local to the event and are planning to book accommodation please take a look at our places to stay information and map of the area.

Camping and/or Caravan available with full facilities at

Bradley Hall Rural Escapes (Glamping Pods)

Abbey Green Farm

Green Lane Caravan Park

Bramblewood Caravan Park

Mile Bank Farm

Roden View

Hadley Park Whitchurch

Sunny Oak Caravan Park

UK Triathlon Event Reviews

Emma Done - What fantastic event, Ultimate Triathlon.

I can't thank everyone at UK Triathlon enough for their outstanding efforts to host the triathlon under Covid rulings. Your outstanding efforts were gratefully received so that we could all feel safe enough to race.

As usual, everything was in place, fantastic registration, lake swim (weed free), transition areas, feed station, bike course, run course around the beautiful lake, not to mention the energetic encouragement from all the Marshals.

This event caters for all abilities. I completed my first and second, full distance triathlon. I will be back again next year for a course PB. Not to mention value for money.

Thanks to all the team for hosting the event in these restricted time that we find ourselves in.

Sidney Wimpolestreet - This is a highly organised, sophisticated and resourceful outfit.

Given the massive hurdles that they have overcome at short notice, continuously and decisively this Covid year, last year, every year, everywhere, I cannot conceive of a more worthy investment of your time, effort and money. If you are seriously going to aspire to do this do it with team that want you to succeed !

Be well well met by the best in the business or take a chance elsewhere.

 

Ed Parry 

Having completed the Ultimate Half last year as my first half Iron distance event, I was so pleased to return this year to complete the Ultimate Full. Very well organised event with fantastic Marshalls and officials. Very relaxed and welcoming feel to the whole event and my family of supporters loved how easy it was to see me and cheers me on. Would highly recommend to any triathlete.

Entry Form

Ultimate Weekend 2021

£199.00

(Price per race entry or per relay team)

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