Continuing the success of our 2018 series the Deva Aquathlon will return again in 2019 as a series of Monday Evening races on May 27th, June 24th, July 29th and August 26th
GoTri Deva Aquathlon 2019
|Dates||Monday 27th May (7pm start)
Monday 24th June (7pm start)
Monday 29th July (7pm start)
Monday 26th August (7pm start)
|Location||River Dee, Chester Riverside Canoe Club Jetty, CH4 7BB|
|Distance||Sprint – Swim 750m, Run 5k
Super Sprint – Swim 375m, Run 2.5k
|Entry Fee||£10 each or 4 for £30|
Our aim is to accommodate anyone and everyone. It is a midweek event and will be much more low key with the aim to be fun and enjoyable and not all about coming first.
In 2019 we will again run the series as a league, with best of 3 to count as well as spot prizes for each event.
The event is run as a GoTri event to encourage new athletes into the sport and allow people to be involved but not necessary do the full distances of events such as the Deva Triathlon or Deva Devas.
As a new option this year we also have a single lap option to cater for a wider range or experience and ability.
An Aquathlon consists of a swim followed by a run. There is no cycle leg in this event. For 2019 there is also a one lap option – see below for more details.
The swim phase takes place on the River Dee starting and finishing at Queens Park High School Boat Jetty. The course consists of 2 laps of 375 metres with an Australian style exit at the end of the first lap to make things a little more interesting (swim one lap, exit using the swim ramp then dive straight back in off the other side of the swim ramp to start the second lap).
The athletes then transition within the Queens Park Rowing Club grounds before exiting along the riverside path for a two lap 5k run round the Meadows finishing back within the rowing club complex.
Short Option :
If a 2 lap swim and 2 lap run is a bit daunting, we have added a one lap version to cater for a wider range of experience and ability. It does mean you miss out on the Australian exit excitement, but you do still get to jump, dive or slide gracefully into the water at the start.
Entry is via the same link, select “Super Sprint” as your event choice.
GoTri is a Triathlon England initiative, designed as a fun way to access triathlon for the first time. GoTri training and events are reasonably priced with manageable distances which have been purpose-designed for beginners.