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challenge information

virtual challenge info – ALL ARE WELCOME!

From 1st - 19th July 2020 participants will be challenged to complete each discipline of their chosen challenge category.  

Participants may complete all three disciplines on the same day in any order; or they may complete one discipline per day, over the course of several days or weeks, again in any order. It is important to note that this is a challenge, not a race!

Participants must comply with all physical/social distancing regulations in the country where they participate, and also must be responsible for both their own safety and also for public safety during their challenge attempts.


VIRTUAL CHALLENGE PRIZE DRAW
As this is a challenge and not a race, there will not be any prizes awarded for speed alone. Instead, we will be offering a comprehensive random prize draw, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. All participants will have the exact same chance to win from the prize draw. We are pleased to confirm the following prizes up for grabs at this stage;

Courtesy of our official bike partner, Big Maggy's:
Specialised Helmet, 1 pair of 2XU Goggles, 3 x Drinks Bottle, a Box of Maurten 320 – Sports Drink Mix and £50 voucher to be used towards anything in the shop.

Courtesy of our friends at Hapi:
3 x £60 vouchers to go towards a pair of ON running shoes, a top of the range yoga mat and £75 voucher to be spent on anything in the store  

Additional: 5 x box of Tribe Bars (Protein bars), 3 x entries to the Accuro Jersey Triathlon 2021 - Any category.

2020 VIRTUAL triathlon formats

Individual Races Price Format Age Eligibility
Sprint £5.00 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run 15+
Sprint Team Relay £15.00 (£5 Per Person) 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run 15+
Super Sprint £5.00 400m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run 15+
Junior £5.00 50-300m Swim / 1.5-7.5k Bike / 0.6-2.4km Run 8 - 14
The categories are split into age groups based on your age on the 31st December 2020

2020 VIRTUAL dualthon formats

Duathlon Price Format Age Eligibility
Sprint £5.00 5km Run / 20km Bike / 5km Run 15+
Super Sprint £5.00 2.5km Run / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run 15+
Junior £5.00 0.6-2.4km Run / 1.5-7.5k Bike / 0.6-2.4km Run 8 - 14
The categories are split into age groups based on your age on the 31st December 2020

VIRTUAL KIT REQUIREMENTS

We suggest that you have the below equipment to ensure that you are as safe and efficient as possible: 

Swim: Wetsuit, brightly coloured swim cap, goggles, towel and warm clothes.  
Bike: Any roadworthy bike, helmet, bottoms, top and bike shoes/trainers
Run: Bottoms, tops and trainers
Nutrition and Hydration: Water, possible energy drink or energy gel (depending upon each person’s requirement)  
Other: socks and anti-chafe cream. If this is your first triathlon, then don’t panic thinking you need a massive amount of kit, you don’t!
For more detailed information on kit requirements please click on the following link - Your First Triathlon - A Guide to the Equipment Required

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Participants are required to record their challenge distance and time for each discipline, so that they may be submitted to the organisers. Participants will be sent a link on email, during the challenge, so that they may input their challenge results and submit to the organisers. To ensure a fair challenge, participants should be able to prove their time and distance for each discipline, if requested by organisers.

All results and proof (if requested) must be submitted by 2pm on Sunday 19 July 2020.

All challenge results, including participant information on time and distance, will be displayed on the results page of our website.

As this is a challenge and not a race, there will not be any prizes awarded for speed alone. Instead, we will be offering a comprehensive random prize draw, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. All participants will have the exact same chance to win from the prize draw, and we will sharing more details on this area shortly.

SPRINT / SPRINT TEAM RELAY / SUPER SPRINT / DUATHLON

Guidelines

SWIM

The swim challenge must be undertaken outdoors, either in the sea, a lake or a marine pool where appropriate.

Please note, all outdoor swims will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participant.
 

Swim Safety measures that all participates should consider: 

•   Plan you swim – select a secluded bay with no motorboat activity, choose a location that may have lifeguards on duty, swim along the shore and not out to sea, check the weather, check the tides, inform family or friends where you are going. 

•   Buddy Up – do not swim alone,swim with a family member or a friend within your permitted social bubble, get your family to watch you from the shore. 

•   Wear a Wetsuit – We strongly recommend wearing a full body wetsuit, the water is still very cold. Wetsuits provide insulation against the cold, improving cold water tolerance and extending the time a swimmer can remain (comfortably) in the water. They also increase buoyancy so that, even when static, swimmers float. These two qualities can help build confidence in swimmers but only if the wetsuit fitswell.

   Swim Caps – always wear a bright swim cap, if you need one then let us know as we have spares. 

   Tow a bright swim float –for those swimming in busy bays, or those who like a little extra safety, whynot tow a brightly coloured swim float, they also act as a buoyancy aid. 

Swim Course Instructions 

Participantsare free to swim anywhere; we are not providing any set courses. Swimmers should first consider all the above safety measures. 

Swim Results to be Submitted 

Participants are required to submit their challenge times once they have completed their swim distance of 750m or 400m.


Bike

  • The bike challenge can be undertaken on:

    a)   An indoor staticsmart/non smart trainer – using a Zwift account
    All participant rides on Zwift will be required to submit their challenge time for completing the 20km or 10km course. Participants can select any course of zwift that matches their race category distance.

    b)   Outdoors on a suitably safe road course, as decided by the participant. 
    Outdoor challenge participation on public roads will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participant, organisers and sponsors cannot be held responsible for any injury or damage caused to participants and/or third parties. 

    Bike Safety Measures - Participants should consider when outdoors:

    •   Plan your ride – select a course that avoids high traffic areas, avoid times that coincide with high traffic volumes,consider the number of junctions and traffic controls on your route, consider air temp and winds on the day 

    •   Helmets - must be worn at all times 

    •   Non-Drafting / TT Bikes - The bike challenge is non-drafting and so you should be riding alone. TT bikes are permitted. 

    •   Puncture Repair Kit – always worth carrying with you, so you can get home!

    Due to the risks involved in cycling outdoors on public roads, that are not managed by police and/or marshals, we are not asking for any associated participant times, we simply just ask that participants confirm that they have successfully completed the required distance for their challenge category. 

    Results to be Submitted 

    Participants are only asked to record and submit their bike time results if they are completing the challenge indoors on a smart trainer.

    For those participants who are completing the bike distance outdoors, please note that for reasons of participant safety on public roads, we are not asking participants to record or submit any bike times. We will instead simply ask you to confirm that you have completed your distance in your own time, when submitting your other challenge discipline results.

Run

The run challenge can be undertaken on:

A.  An indoor treadmill

B.  Outdoors on a suitably safe course, as decided by the participant. 
Outdoor challenge participation on public roads, pathways or trails will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participant, organisers and sponsors cannot be held responsible for any injury or damage caused to participants and/or third parties. 

Run Safety Measures - Participants should consider when outdoors:

•   Plan your run – select a course that avoids high density public areas, avoid times that coincide with high volumes of traffic / pedestrians, consider the number of junctions and traffic controls on your route, consider air temp and winds on the day 

Run Course Instructions

In the spirit and fairness of the challenge, participants are instructed to complete their run challenge on ‘Out and Back’ course. This will mean that any participant looking to have a downhill or downwind course (!) will at least have some hills and wind to contend with on the return leg. It is a challenge after all! 

Results to be Submitted

Participants are required to submit their challenge times once they have completed their run distance of 5km or 2.5km.

Junior

Junior participants MUST be under parent/guardian supervision AT ALL TIMES! 

It is very important that participants comply with their local government’s COVID-19 restrictions that are in place and pay particular attention to the physical/social distancing rules that are in place. 

Outdoor challenge participation on public roads/areas will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participant, organisers and sponsors cannot be held responsible for any injury or damage caused to participants and/or third parties.

 We recommend that all junior participants complete each discipline on separate days to minimise risk.

All parents/guardians must read the Challenger Guide for full details on the Challenge!

Race Categories

Junior Triathlon (Swim, Bike, Run)

  • 8yrs (TriStars Starts) - 50m Swim / 1.5km Bike / 600m Run
    9-10yrs (TriStars 1) - 100m Swim / 3km Bike / 1200m Run
    11-12yrs (TriStars 2) - 200m Swim / 6km Bike / 1800m Run
    13-14yrs (TriStars 3) - 300m Swim / 7.5km Bike / 2400m Run

    Age groups are based on the participants age on 31st December 2020


Junior Duathlon (Run, Bike, Run)

  • 8yrs (TriStars Starts) - 600m Run / 1.5km Bike / 600m Run
    9-10yrs (TriStars 1) - 1200m Run / 3km Bike / 1200m Run
    11-12yrs (TriStars 2) - 1800m Run / 6km Bike / 1800m Run
    13-14yrs (TriStars 3) - 2400m Run / 7.5km Bike / 2400m Run


JUNIOR SWIM 

The swim challenge must be undertaken outdoors, either in the sea, a lake in marine pool. Where swimming on a beach, we recommend that all junior participants swim parallel to beach, so that children can put their feet down at all times. Other safe swim options in Jersey are the marine lake at West park and the Lido at Havre des Pas.

Please note all outdoor swims will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participants parents/guardian.
 

Swim Safety measures that all parents & participates should consider: 

•   Plan you swim – select a secluded bay with no motorboat activity, choose a location that may have lifeguards on duty, swim along the shore in shallow waters where children can put their feet down at all times, check the weather, check the tides. Jersey Participants, we suggest (LongBeach, St Brelades or Havre Des Pas Swimming Pool) 
•   Wear a Wetsuit All children MUST wear a wetsuit.Wetsuits provide insulation against the cold, improving cold water tolerance and extending the time a swimmer can remain (comfortably) in the water. They also increase buoyancy so that, even when static, swimmers float. These two qualities can help build confidence in swimmers but only if the wetsuit fits well.
•   Swim Caps – Children MUST wear a bright swim cap. If you need one then let us know as we have spares. 
•   Tow a bright swim float – We suggest that all junior swimmers tow a brightly coloured swim float, they also act as a buoyancy aid. 

Swim Course Instructions
Participants are free to swim anywhere; we are not providing any set courses. However, we strongly recommend swimming in shallow water where children can put their feet down at any time.

Parents/guardians should first consider all the above safety measures. 

Swim Results to be Submitted
Distances and times can be recorded with sport watches and/or parents can time children from the water’s edge. The emphasis is on the children having fun, so don’t worry too much if it’s not completely accurate.


JUNIOR BIKE

The cycle MUST be completed WITHOUT using public roads.

We recommend using quiet cycle paths/tracks.

For Jersey participants, we recommend using the cycle track at Les Quennevais which is 1.5km. Please take great care on the cycle track as other people will be using the track and there will be no red flags to warn other members of the public.

Juniors can also complete the challenge using an indoor turbo trainer or Zwift if preferred. 

Bike Safety Measures

Participants should consider when outdoors:    

Plan your ride – Junior participants MUST NOT cycle on public roads. Remember take your time and avoid busy times! 
Helmets - must be worn at all times.

Results to be Submitted

Participants are required to submit their challenge times for completion of their associated category bike distance. Parents can measure distances where required, or as we mention above, the Les Quennevais cycle track is 1.5km per lap so could be a good option for Jersey participants. Parents can record times with sport watches or older Juniors may wish to use smart watches with built in GPS.


JUNIOR RUN 

The Junior Run discipline MUST be completed using a quiet and safe off-road route.  For Jersey participants we recommend Les Quennevais Sport Centre, the Railway Walk or a running track (if open).

Select a course that avoids high density public areas, avoid busy times and consider the weather and plan accordingly. 

Results to be Submitted 

Participants are required to submit their challenge times for completion of their associated category run distance.

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