Junior Aquathlon – on the day

Directions and Parking

Directions to Christleton Sports Centre

From A55 (Chester southern ring road) take A51 turnoff signposted Nantwich. At roundabout turn left if you are coming from M56/M53 or right if coming from Wrexham or North Wales.

Proceed along A51 for approximately 150m and turn right into Littleton Lane, signposted Christleton.

After half a mile, pass a pond on your left (please take care in the village as there are sharp bends and many parked cars). Continue until you reach Christleton High School on your left hand side. Turn left into Plough Lane and left again into the car park.

There is limited parking at the centre so please park as instructed by the marshal.

Swim

The swimming pool is a 5 lane 25m pool.

Competitors will set off at different times in age categories except the novices (Supersprint and Sprint) who will set off together irrespective of age.

If you get into difficulty during the swim you can gain assistance by grabbing the wall or the lane rope.

Wherever possible, a maximum of two swimmers will be in each lane at any one time. Competitors will be started together and after the first length will swim in a chain. This allows competitors to race head to head and makes timing easier. You will be told which direction to swim in by the swim marshal. Please wear a swim cap so you can easily be identified by a marshal – if you do not have one, or the colour clashes with someone in your lane, you will be lent a cap. If this is the case, please return the cap to the marshal when you exit the water.

The swim marshals will be counting your lengths but competitors are responsible for completing the correct number so please make sure you know how many lengths you have to swim.

When you have completed your swim, climb out of the pool and put on your running kit at the side of the pool. Leave through the doors at the top of the pool and follow the directions for the run course. Please shout out your number as you leave the pool area.

Registration

We’ll be running a rolling registration which will open at 11:00am on Sunday morning. Please report to the registration area to sign-in, collect your race number, timing chip etc. at least one hour before your race wave is due to start. Registration will close at 2:30pm.

Registration will be sign-posted from the car-park.

When you register you will receive one large race number and 4 safety pins. Securely attach the number to the front of your race T-shirt, vest or tribelt. The number must be attached at all 4 corners and must not be folded or cut to reduce its size.

Note: Competitors running equipment with attached numbers must be placed at the side of the pool and put on before exiting the pool after the swim. Take your running equipment in the brown paper bag provided at registration onto the poolside 15 minutes before your swim start time.

Race Briefing

A race briefing will take place at the bottom of the steps, in front of the main entrance to the Sports Centre, at 12-30pm prompt. If this is you’re first race or you’re not sure what you’re doing, please make every effort to attend race briefing.

Wave start times

We’ll do our best to ensure that no more than two athletes share a swim lane at any point during the race. You’ll be told your start time when you register at Christleton Sports Centre, we’ll also email this to you a day or so before the event.

Changing

Change in the swimming pool changing rooms. Please use the lockers provided, do not leave any kit in the cubicles. Entry to the poolside will only be permitted via the changing rooms. Parents and spectators will not be permitted beyond the entry to the showers, only race officials will be allowed to enter the poolside. It is advised that competitors possessions not being used during the race are given to a parent or accompanying adult, as we can not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of personal items.