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2018 RACE PACK

It’s nearly time to race at MediaCityUK!

We are delighted to bring you the Morson Salford Triathlon 2018. Our team want to make sure you have a truly fantastic day. Here you will find all the information you need to ensure you have the best experience at the event. We would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to all our sponsors for all their support – without them, this event would not be possible.

REGISTRATION PACK

REGISTRATION PACK

You will receive your race chip, race numbers, swim hat and security wristband upon registering on the day. This can be done at any point from 6:30am – we recommend you register around 2 hours before your race start time.

SECURITY WRISTBAND

This must be attached to your wrist on receipt at registration in order to rack your bike in transition and should not be taken off until you have retrieved your bike from transition after racing.

TWO BIKE NUMBERS

Before the race, stick one number to your helmet and the other to the handlebars of your bike with the number facing forward. These should not be taken off until you remove your bike from Transition after racing.

NB: The bike number and your security wristband must match for you to remove your bike.

RACE NUMBER

We advise you to attach this to a race belt. This will give you the flexibility to switch race clothing depending on conditions and to easily swap the number from back to front. A limited number of race belts will be available to purchase on the day.

CHIP

Place your timing chip around your ankle. We advise you to make sure it is positioned under your wetsuit. The timing chip is registered against your race number for the results service and will provide times for each stage of the race if used properly. At the end on the race, once you cross the finishing line, please remove your timing chip and give it to one of the marshals before leaving this area.

Please note failure to return chips at the end of the event will result in a £20 charge.

RACE CATEGORIES

Please note: For your convenience there will be NO prize presentation on the day. All trophies and prizes will be posted to competitors home addresses.

OVERALL CATEGORIES

1st male sprint 1st female sprint 1st male standard 1st place relay 1st place relay
2nd male sprint 2nd female sprint 2nd male standard 2nd place relay 2nd place relay
3rd male sprint 3rd female sprint 3rd female standard 3rd place relay 3rd place relay

AGE GROUP CATEGORIES

1st Female Senior (17-39) Olympic 1st Male Vets (40-49) Olympic
1st Female Senior (17-39) Sprint 1st Male Vets (40-49) Sprint
1st Male Senior (17-39) Olympic 1st Female Vets Senior (50+) Olympic
1st Male Senior (17-39) Sprint 1st Female Vets (50+) Sprint
1st Female Vets (40-49) Olympic 1st Male Vets Senior (50+) Olympic
1st Female Vets (40-49) Sprint 1st Male Vets Senior (50+) Sprint

YOUR RACE

THIS IS A MULTI-LAP RACE – IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO COUNT YOUR OWN LAPS, PLEASE ENSURE YOU DO SO!

DISTANCE

Sprint Distance

(Individual & Relay)

Standard Distance

(Individual & Relay)

1 x Lap Swim (750m) 2 x Lap Swim (1500m)
4 x Laps Bike (20km) 8 x Laps Bike (40km)
2 x Laps Run (5km) 4 x Laps Run (10km)

WAVE TIMES

WAVE NO. RACE TYPE TIME
Wave 1 Standard 08:30
Wave 2 Standard 08:50
Wave 3 Standard Female 09:10
Wave 4 Standard Female 09:30
Wave 5 Standard 10:00
Wave 6 Standard 10:20
Wave 7 Standard 10:40
Wave 8 Standard & Relays 11:00
Wave 9 Accenture Sprint & Sprint Relays 12:00
Wave 10 Sprint 12:15
Wave 11 Sprint 12:30
Wave 12 Sprint Female 12:45
Wave 13 Sprint Female 13:00
Wave 14 Sprint 13:15
Wave 15 Sprint 13:30

ON THE DAY

PLEASE ARRIVE WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR WAVE START TIME TO REGISTER NB – NO PHOTO ID = NO RACE

06:30 Transition & registration opens

08:10 Race briefing for Wave 1 competitors at the swim assembly (swim start) point

08:30 Race Start – First Standard Distance wave sets off

10:30 (approx) First standard competitors approaching the finish line

12:00 First Sprint wave sets off

13:00 (approx) First Sprint competitors approaching the finish line

15:30 (approx) Last competitors complete the course

SWIM, BIKE & RUN

SWIM START

You should arrive at the Swim Assembly a minimum of 25 minutes before your Wave start time for a full race briefing and warm up. Please note that there is a crossing point at the swim exit on the way to the swim start. It will take approximately 5 minutes to walk from Transition to the Swim Assembly, not including any potential stops at the crossing point.

The event is governed by BTF rules as to the use of wetsuits. You need to wear the swim cap provided within your race goody bag at registration. This helps identify your Wave start. NO HAT – NO RACE!

You may be in the water for up to 5 minutes before your start. Use this time to assess the conditions, practise your swim technique and prepare mentally for the race. The route will be marked by buoys. Kayakers will be on hand to guide the wave. Once in the water, you should identify tall landmarks that can keep you on course and so help avoid weaving and swimming further than you need to!

SWIM EXIT

The swim exit is via a ramp so you can swim onto it before standing up. Marshalls will be on hand to help you out if required. An inflatable arch identifies the swim exit.

THE WATER

The Docks water is regularly tested against EU bathing standards with excellent water quality reports. It is also the venue of Uswim who organise twice weekly swims there. The water is expected to be 20c and there are regular temperature updates on the Uswim website.

In open water swims there are no walls to push off the every 25m, so we recommend practicing swimming the race distance accordingly prior to race day, ideally at a Uswim session so you can safely familiarise yourself with your race day surroundings.

SWIM SAFETY

For many, the swim is the most daunting part of the race, but don’t worry! Our Uswim Water Safety Team will be there to guide you and offer support and assistance as required. The Team consists of trained kayakers and rescue boats as well as trained first aid staff on land.

If this is your first triathlon, or swimming is not your strongest discipline, we recommend that you position yourself towards the back or side of the swim wave. It may add a few seconds to your time, but it will enable you to get into your rhythm and enjoy the swim more.

If you do get into difficulty, lie on your back and raise your arm in the air, a kayak will come to you and if necessary arrange a safety boat to take you to the water’s edge.

SWIM STROKES

Most people use front crawl or breast stroke. Back stroke is not recommended because it can be confused with someone indicating they are in difficulty. Butterfly is unheard of!

TRANSITION TO BIKES (TI)

Make sure you know your route through Transition when switching between disciplines, as well as where you racked your bike. Getting lost in Transition will add minutes to your finish time that you have been training for months to reduce!

THE COURSE

Make sure you know the route! It is your responsibility to navigate the course successfully and safely and to count your own laps.
There will be no drink stations on the bike course – you should prepare a drink that is suitable for you and have it on your bike before the race starts. Always cycle on the left hand side and beware of competitors overtaking you.
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A NO OVERTAKING ZONE ON THE BIKE COURSE OVER THE MediaCItyUK Footbridge. THIS WILL BE CLEARLY MARKED, HEAVILY MARSHALLED AND MUST BE ADHERED TO, OTHERWISE PENALTIES WILL OCCUR.

DRAFTING

No drafting is allowed i.e. taking shelter behind or beside another competitor during the cycling leg of the race.

DRAFTING AND NOT DRAFTING

• A ‘bicycle draft zone’ is defined as a rectangle surrounding every competitor that is 3 metres wide and extends 7 metres behind the front wheel of a competitor’s bicycle. The front edge of the front bicycle wheel will define the centre of the leading edge of the rectangle. The draft zone of one competitor must not overlap the draft zone of another competitor.

• Competitors may enter the draft zone of another competitor for the purpose of overtaking, but must be seen to be progressing through that zone.

• A maximum of 30 seconds is allowed to pass through the draft zone of another competitor.

• If an overtaking manoeuvre is not completed within 30 seconds the overtaking cyclist must drop back.

• When a competitor is passed by other competitors, it is his/her responsibility to move out of the draft zone of the overtaking competitor. Failure to do so may result in an official caution or time penalty.

• A competitor is passed when another competitor’s front wheel is ahead of his/her front wheel.

• If a competitor is frequently passed by, or seen to be frequently passing, the same competitor this will be seen as working with, or drafting off, that competitor and will be subject to the same penalty as drafting.

• Motorcycle and static BTF Referees will patrol the course to enforce the no drafting rule.

BIKE SAFETY

It is your responsibility to bring a bike that is road worthy and complies with the BTF rules (visit www.britishtriathlon.org for more information). We recommend that you have your bike serviced before race day.

• Approved cycling safety helmets of ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B90, EN 1078 or an equivalent national standard must be worn by competitors. (NOTE: a CE mark is NOT an approval mark).

NB: ANY HELMET BOUGHT IN RECENT YEARS WILL COMPLY BUT CHECK FOR DAMAGE WHICH WOULD STOP IT PROTECTING YOU PROPERLY.

• Fixed wheel bikes (bikes that use the pedals as a brake) are not permitted in the race.

• Your handlebars must not have bare open metal ends. Please obtain stoppers to plug them before coming to the race.

• Our BTF Referees will be on site to stop anyone from using a bike that does not comply with the BTF rules.

RETURN TO TRANSITION (T2)

Once you return to Transition after completing the bike course please make sure you return your bike to the same position it was in at the start of the race. Not doing this will result in a penalty. Please ensure your bike is in position before you remove your helmet. Please also show respect to your fellow competitors in transition by keeping your transition area tidy and keeping to the left on entry and exit.

• Make sure you know the route! It is your responsibility to navigate the course successfully and safely and to count your own laps.

• We recommend you do not wear new running shoes on race day!

• You should run on the left at all times. Be aware of other competitors trying to pass you and take care when passing other competitors.

• No headphones are allowed.

• Please take care and keep to the left when running over the footbridges.

• There will be a water station on the run route.

• There will be a toilet on the run course, located close to the swim area.

• The race finish is adjacent to the Transition area. Smile & enjoy, you are nearly finished!

The race is governed by BTF Referees.

• Cycles and equipment must be placed in the same position at the start and finish of the cycle leg.

• No cycling is allowed in the Transition area at any time. There will be a clearly marked mount and dismount line at ‘Bike Out’ and ‘Bike In’.

• You must secure your helmet strap before removing your bike from the rack and it must not be undone until your bike is replaced on the rack after finishing the bike course. You will be given a 2 minute time penalty if you do not comply with this rule.

• No headphones may be worn during any phase of the race and will result in either a penalty or disqualification.

• Nudity is not permitted within the Transition area.

Visit www.britishtriathlon.org for all rules and regulations.

MEDICAL ADVICE

Discuss any medical problems with your GP before competing in the triathlon. This advice is in addition to anything he or she says. If you have a medical condition put a cross on the front of your race number.

NB. MAKE SURE YOU FILL IN THE DETAILS ON THE REVERSE OF THE NUMBER IN PERMANENT PEN.

CARDIAC EVENTS & SCREENING

If you have a family history of heart disease or sudden death, or you have symptoms of heart disease (such as chest pain or discomfort on exertion, sudden shortness of breath or rapid palpitations), you should discuss this with your GP who can arrange for you to have a proper cardiac assessment before competing.

ON THE DAY

Do not compete if you feel unwell or have just been unwell. This applies even if you are raising money for charity. Most medical emergencies occur in people who have been unwell but do not want to miss the event. If you feel feverish, have been vomiting, have had diarrhoea or any chest pains DO NOT RACE! A large number of medical emergencies occur in people who have been unwell, but do not want to miss the event. If the weather on race day is hot or humid do not try for a PB, take it easy and enjoy the day. Serious heat related problems are common even in triathlon.

HYDRATION – DRINKING SAFELY

Sensible fluid intake is necessary for a triathlon. Your thirst is the best and safest guide to how much to drink. You should start the race adequately hydrated and then drink small amounts as your thirst dictates. Avoid drinking too much fluid before, during or after the race, as it is possible to get ill from drinking too much fluid (water OR sports drinks).

Cups of water are available at regular intervals along the course, although you will need to provide your own drinks for the cycle leg.

AT THE FINISH

Do not stand around getting cold – keep warm. It is good to have a fleece on hand to change into, as you will cool down very quickly after your race.

TEAM RELAY – RACE RULES

The swimmer must wear the timing chip on their ankle, and should do so under their wetsuit.
When they exit the water they make their way to where the bike is racked in Transition where
they pass their timing chip on to the cyclist in the team.

The cyclist must wear the big race number on the back of their vest. The cyclist must wait at
their bike, which must be racked until they have been tagged by the swimmer and secured the
chip to their ankle.

(Please note new BTF rules this year state that all competitors taking part in any relay must have their helmet placed on their bicycle and must not put the helmet on until they have been tagged by their team mate but before they have picked up their bicycle. Competitors must remove their helmet once their bicycle is racked but before they tag their team mate. Upon completing the bike course the cyclist must make their way back to their original position in Transition, re-rack their bike and THEN remove their chip and race number and hand them over to the runner.)

The runner must wear the big race number on the front of their vest. They must wait by their
racking location until the bike is racked before securing the chip to their ankle.

REMOVAL OF EQUIPMENT

You will be able to remove your bike from Transition after racing. The marshalls will check the bike number against the wristband number before it is released. Please make sure that you take the correct wetsuit with you as most are black and look very similar!

GETTING HERE

BY CAR

Two minutes from the Manchester motorway network via Junction 2 of the M602.

TRAM

There are a number of Metrolink tram stops at our destination – MediaCityUK, Broadway and Harbour City. They operate directly from Manchester City Centre and Eccles. www.metrolink.co.uk

BUS

Three bus services run to MediaCityUK. The X50 (running every 15 mins from the city centre), the City Connect 50 and the 245. Find out more at:www.mediacityuk.co.uk/destination/getting-here

CYCLE

MediaCityUK is easy to reach by bike and there are over 300 cycle bays dotted across our site.

AIR

Manchester Airport is a 20 minute drive away and offers the choice of more than 200 destinations worldwide. Additional overseas connections are also available at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

EAT & DRINK

We have a variety of retailers at MediaCityUK, including a food store, a bar and several restaurants: www. mediacityuk.co.uk/our-community/retail.

There will also be a number of food & drink stalls in and around transition as well.

When leaving your vehicle please do not leave items of value visible within it. Please consider removing sat navs from the vehicle, wiping any sucker marks off the windscreen, and leaving the glove compartment door open so offenders can see that it is empty!

ACCOMMODATION

Salford Triathlon are delighted to confirm our partner hotel for the event: Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK

Located in Salford Quays, the Holiday Inn Manchester – MediaCityUK offers 218 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms, mini gym, meeting facilities and private dining, at the heart of the largest purpose built media community in Europe.

Sample fine British cuisine at The Green Room Restaurant, the hotel’s stylish restaurant on the mezzanine floor or meet at the Hub Bar, the perfect place for morning coffee, afternoon tea, lunch, bar snacks and that important celebratory drink after the Triathlon! Within easy reach of both Manchester City Centre, the motorway network and overlooking transition and the course itself, the hotel is ideally situated for the Salford Triathlon The new tramline will take you to Piccadilly in ten minutes.

Accommodation is available on 28th and 29th July 2018

Nightly Rate: £49.00 Room Only OR £59.00 Bed & Breakfast.  For anyone wishing to book please call Hannah, Reservations Manager on 0161 8131040 option 2 or email: reservations@himediacityuk.co.uk

Visit Salford, Discover the City

Find out about Salford’s fascinating history, arts, culture, sport, shopping and stunning scenery. Ideally located next to Manchester in the heart of the North West, Salford has it all. Here’s a few suggestions of how you can make the most of your visit and sample the very best the city has to offer. For more information go to: www.visitsalford.info or call 0161 848 8601.

The Quays

Greater Manchester’s unique waterfront destination, packs everything you can do in a big city, into one spectacular square mile. Immerse yourself in culture at The Lowry, check out the home of the BBC at MediaCityUK, enjoy some retail therapy at the Lowry Outlet, discover the award-winning Imperial War Museum North and explore the city’s Tudor gem; the Grade 1 Listed manor house Ordsall Hall, plus much more.

www.thequays.org.uk

Worsley

With its rich heritage, half-timbered buildings and a canal-side setting, Worsley is a beautiful place to discover and get away from it all. Treat your taste buds at one of the village’s many restaurants, jump onboard a barge and cruise along the Bridgewater Canal, play a round of golf on the championship golf course or enjoy miles of woodland.

www.visitworsley.info

Chapel Street

The ancient heart of the city is still beating strong with plenty to keep you busy. Visit Salford Museum & Art Gallery and check out an exhibition. Enjoy real ale and do the self-guided Chapel Street Ale Trail.

www.visitsalford.info/chapelst

REGISTRATION & ON THE DAY PROCEDURE

1. Once you have arrived, go to the Registration desks, located in the Open Centre. Registration is open from 6:30 am

2. In the Open Centre visit the desk applicable to your wave & show your photographic ID.

3. You will receive your race numbers and timing chip, which will become your responsibility until you hand it back at the finish line. Due to the costs of the chip technology, there will be a £20 charge if you lose your timing chip once in your possession.

NB: You must wear your timing chip around your ankle. We advise you to make sure it is positioned under your wetsuit. The timing chip is registered against your race number for the results service and will provide times for each stage of the race if used properly.

If you are competing in the Team Relay, only one person from your Team needs to pick up your timing chip, but the bike numbers must be correctly attached to the bike and helmet to be used by the cyclist. The timing chip acts like a relay baton, so must be given to the team’s swimmer for the race start and transferred to the ankle of the next person after each phase.

4. Once you have collected your race numbers and timing chip, place all your numbers according to how they should be and make your way to Transition which is in the Piazza (in front of registration) and rack your bike in the row relevant to your race wave (the wave categories and times are listed above. Make sure you know yours!) Place your bike, at any marked position on your designated row. We are NOT providing each competitor with a numbered racking position so make sure you remember where you racked your bike. Ensure your bike and race equipment are left neatly on the marked position.

You will be provided with one race number – we highly recommend you use a race belt which is the easiest way to display your number on your back for the bike section and on your front for the run section. Please note it is your responsibility to provide a race belt. Last minute belt purchases can be made at the Uswim gazebo on Dockside.

5. The race safety briefing will take place at the swim assembley – any key points, changes and safety information will be announced at Swim Assembly.

• Transition is a high security area. Access will only be given to those competitors wearing security wristbands. No family (this includes children), friends or pets will be allowed into Transition.

• Your wristband must match your bike number to be able to leave transition after the race – Do not TAKE IT OFF!

• There is a no overtaking zone on the bike course. This is clearly marked and is between the imperial war museum, over the bridge and ends just beyond the transition area. This area will be marshalled. Anyone caught overtaking in this zone WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

BTF MEMBERS

• If you are a BTF (British Triathlon Federation) member, go to the registration in the Open Centre and show your membership card to receive your £5 reimbursement.

BTF NON MEMBERS

• If you are not a BTF member, your entry fee will have included a day membership licence, which provides 3rd party insurance

Essential:

  • Bike. Serviced, race ready.
  • Helmet
  • Race Belt (you provide)
  • Shoes for cycling/running
  • Tri Suit / Swimwear / Racewear
  • Wetsuit
  • Goggles
  • Valid BTF Card (If Member)

Desirable:

  • Tools/Spare Inner Tube
  • Pump
  • Drinks Bottle
  • Glasses
  • Sports Bag
  • Energy Gel
  • Food Bars
  • Watch
  • Towel
  • Track Suit
  • Spare Goggles
  • Talcum Powder For Shoes
  • Rubber Lubricant
  • Socks

SPONSORS

This event would not be possible without the fantastic help, input and support from our Sponsor partners and we would like to thank them all: The Morson Group (Title Sponsor), Raceskin, Peel and MediaCityUK. And of course, we are delighted to team up with The Christie as our charity partner for the event too!

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“The Salford triathlon continues to go from strength to strength and, with its north west offices right at the heart of the race venue in Salford Quays, The Morson Group is delighted to support this fantastic event. MediaCityUK provides a fabulous back drop for athletes and spectators alike and makes for a really memorable day out whether you’re an experienced racer or a triathlon novice. We hope everyone has a great day & we’ll be there to cheer you on!”

wardell-armstrong

“As one of the UK’s leading Environmental and Engineering consultants Wardell Armstrong is thrilled to be sponsoring the Salford Triathlon once again. We have been there to watch the event grow since its return in 2013 and this years event will be bigger and better than ever! We will be fielding a number of our own individual and team competitors so watch out for us! Good luck to everyone and we’ll see you on the day.

 

Raceskin are delighted to be partnering with the iconic Salford Triathlon.

Tested by Pro athletes in all conditions, Raceskin is the name building the finest custom triathlon apparel in the UK for your team, club or business. Every custom triathlon team kit we design is bespoke, for you and your club alone.

Raceskin custom triathlon suits are a second skin that hold and help you cut through water at speed. Designed with revolutionary material, so you can improve your triathlon performance in training, and perfect your execution in competition.

Whether you’re an Olympic Champion or first race novice, Raceskin give athletes at all levels the armour to train better and improve performance.

We use technically advanced fabrics to protect you through the elements, and innovative designs to keep you fresh and ready for the battle ahead.

Training to become the best athlete or team requires apparel that sets the performance standards. Designed in the UK, made for superior comfort, and engineered for greatness.

Altius Healthcare provide clinical services to Team GB, Trek Factory Racing and Sale Sharks and run the medical services for GB Taekwondo & Karate.

Our Manchester clinic is based at the Manchester Institute for Health & Performance (MIHP) which is a unrivaled 30 million pound sports medicine facility offering elite sports services to the private paying customer.

Our Director, Doug Jones spent 17 years working in professional rugby working for Sale Sharks, London Wasps and England Rugby.

Doug established Altius Healthcare two years ago and has since recruited a team of part-time consultant physiotherapists, sports masseurs, sports medics, biomechanists, Podiatrist’s and strength & conditioning coaches that have all worked or are working at the highest level for a number of years.

On a weekly basis at MIHP Altius will look after some of the best athletes in the world performing pre signing medicals and residential rehab for premiership players. We work very closely with the best surgeons around the North West specializing in returning people back to their chosen sport.

So if you are as passionate about your health as you are about your sport and want to be looked after by the same people that look after Team GB, professional sports teams like Trek & Sale Sharks then please get in touch. We are waiting for your call.

Tel: 0161 401 1000
email: info@altiushealthcare.co.uk