Swim course - 750m
A 750m open water swim in the River Dee – wetsuits are compulsory. 2021 will see three waves of Divas swimming downstream from the ferry pontoon (opposite Sandy Lane). Exit will be via the pontoon ramp – there will be marshals to assist Divas out of the river. Friends and family will be able to map competitors progress by walking alongside the river!
Due to Covid restrictions, Divas will be socially distanced at Swim Start – All Divas must wear a face mask which can be put into the bins on the pontoon prior to getting into the river.
Bike route - 25km
Once out of the River Dee, Divas will take their bikes from transition and make their way out onto Elizabeth Crescent. Once off Queens Park the 25K cycle route heads out to Eccleston, descending onto the old Wrexham Road and out to Rosset before turning at the Marford roundabout to return to the Chester Meadows. The course is generally flat with slight undulations at the beginning/end of the route!
All the junctions are signed and have a friendly marshal to tell you which way to go.
Run route - 5km
Off the bike and out of transition for the final discipline – a 5K flat off road run.
The run goes through the meadows to the turnaround point where you can pick up some water before heading back to the transition areas. Complete two laps before heading over the Finish line – with a big smile!!!
Quadrathlon kayak course - 4km
The Divas Quadrathlon will be same details/ routes as above but with a 4k Kayak in between the Swim and Bike (route map and instructions available here)
Kayakers will exit the swim and enter transition – as above – but will collect their buoyancy aid and paddles before exiting (via Swim In) to collect their kayaks and begin their paddle – slightly downstream to turn clockwise around a buoy then 2k upstream (as far as the Red House) – clockwise at the turning buoy and then 2k downstream with the final anticlockwise turn taking them back to the ‘beach’. There will be marshals/helpers to take the kayaks. Quad Divas will take their buoyancy aids/paddles and re-enter transition to get ready to cycle!
Give yourself plenty of time to set up your transition space, rack your bike, make sure your drinks bottle is on your bike and set out your running shoes, bicycle helmet, number belt, and for the Quadrathletes, paddles, buoyancy aid (and canoe shoes if you are using them), and place your kayak in the holding area. When you are happy with your set up visualise your race, walk your way around transition and work out your transition routines. Due to Covid there will be 4 bikes to one rack this year instead of the usual 6. This will give you more space – you be allowed to leave your bag by your bike but please ensure it is tidy and does not impede any other competitor.