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WHEN & WHERE

When

SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER 2019

Time

8AM - Start
7AM - Registration Opens

ENTRY

£18 (Age 16+ years)

Venue

University of Warwick Sports Hub, Leighfield Rd, Coventry CV4 7EU

AQUATHLON RACE INFORMATION

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TRANSITION

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SWIM

Pool

25m – 8 Lanes – Deck Level Pool

Swimmers will enter the water  (1 per lane) in waves every two minutes, starting with the slowest swimmers first.

Swimmers will stay in the same lane to complete their entire 400m (16 lengths) swim.

Any forward facing stroke is acceptable (no backstroke) although 16 lengths butterfly may be a bit of a stretch.

A lane etiquette briefing covering overtaking, consideration to others and direction of rotation will be given on the day.

Splish splash splosh, enjoy your swim!!!

RUN

6K on road, pavement and tracks

The run course starts and finishes at the entrance of the University of Warwick Sports Hub.

The course takes a line through the scenic countryside between the University and the outskirts of Kenilworth.

The running surface is a combination of prepared hard pathways, pavement and a short section of road.

Run like a leopard run like the wind… or just jog!

AQUATHLON Volunteers

AIR3 needs your help!

There is a tremendous amount of work required to run this aquathlon event smoothly. We are looking for volunteers to help us make this an amazing experience for all our participants.

Being a volunteer can involve tasks such as lap counting (pool), route marshaling, time keeping… and everything else in between!

As a thank you from us we will include:

FREE Refreshments (dietary requirements will be catered for)

For more information about volunteering, please email info@airthree.co.uk

Venue

PARKING

There is ample on-site parking. The car park directly opposite is free during weekend.

Catering

There is a Cafe Nero concession in the main entrance hall of the Hub.

CHANGING FACILITIES

The changing village facilities are available for use by all our participants during the event

FAQ's

Air3 has been created by Adrian and Ian Lole along with Roy McWhirter with a view to deliver great sporting mass participation events.

Brothers Adrian and Ian have a long history in field of swimming and triathlon and have a wealth of experience delivering many of the highest profile open water swimming events in the UK. Roy has also been involved in swimming as a competitor and coach for longer than he cares to remember although not triathlon as most people can walk faster than he can run!

Aquathlon is a swim / run event. Think triathlon without the cycle bit in the middle.
For this event, you will complete a 400-metre swim, jump out of the pool go directly to the transition zone immediately outside the main pool hall. In the transition zone, you with put on your running gear. This can be a little as popping on your running shoes and off you go, to pulling on shoes, shorts and a top before you hit the run course.
When you complete the run course you will be cheered on at the finish line by our amazing group of volunteers as well throngs of adoring spectators.

We know that the swim phase tends to be the area which causes most first-time participants the greatest stress in the run-up to the event. We aim to take that stress away to enable you to look forward to the day.

We are asking for a predicted swim time from each entrant to enable us to create a running order that works smoothly for everyone.

Many people worry that they have submitted an unrealistic time. We say ‘Don’t Worry’. We envisage that you will be unlikely to have any more than 4 people in your lane at any time during your swim. If your submitted time turns out to be a little off the mark it won’t cause too much of an issue to anyone. If you have got it wrong have a giggle about it over a coffee and a slice of cake when you have finished.

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