- Registration is located at The Riverside Centre, off lower park road, Chester, CH4 7BB. It will be open from 5:30pm and closes at 6:15pm.
- Transition will open for set-up from 5:30pm and closes at 6:15pm.
- The race briefing will be at 6:15pm, all competitors must attend.
There is limited parking available at The Riverside Centre, and Queens Park High School.
The aquathlon consists of an open-water swim followed by an off-road run. It takes place on the River Dee, starting and finishing at Queens Park High School/The Riverside Canoe Club Jetty. There is no bike leg in this event.
The river swim course consists of 2 laps of a 375 metre course.
You will be counted into the water, do not get into the river elsewhere – you must pass the marshals who are counting you in for your safety.
Staring from the swim pontoon by the The Riverside Canoe Club, the competitors will swim upstream, keeping the yellow buoys on your left hand side before turning in an anticlockwise direction at the first red buoy, then down stream, past the exit pontoon, and turning again at the second red buoy before swimming back upstream to the exit pontoon. After the first lap, exit using the swim ramp then dive or jump straight back in off the other side of the swim ramp to start the second lap. After completing the second lap, exit via the swim pontoon and proceed to transition.
If you are nervous or don’t feel too confident in the swim – don’t worry, there will be marshals in canoes to watch over you. If you get into difficulty lie on your back with your hand in the air to signal to the canoes that you require aid. When one comes to you please listen to their instructions – do not grab onto them with both hands…we don’t want them in the water too!
Wetsuits are not compulsory – depending on water temperature.
The run course flat, and entirely off-road on gravel paths. Leaving transition the run follows the river along the path before looping back at the marshalled turnaround point and returning along the same path. Runners will turn left at the fork in the path to complete a small loop before starting a second lap of the course. After the second lap the finish is back within the rowing club complex.
If you have to drop out of your race for any reason, please tell a marshal immediately.