Active Inspire Luton Aquathlon
Pool based Aquathlon (50m pool)
Many of you will know the amazing Inspire sports venue from the highly popular ITV television series “Splash”, where celebrities learn to high dive with Olympian Tom Daley in the Inspire 50 meter pool. This extraordinary venue offers one of the UK’s few 50m pools, superb modern facilities, vast grass based run trails. Our pool based Aquathlon will involve a choice of two distances: • 400m Swim/5km Run OR • 200m Swim/3km Run
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Price of Hercules Aquathlon
Swim 200m/Run 3k £20 (£15 BTF)
Swim 400m/Run 5k £25 (£20 BTF)
- 30% Discount for Active Luton members for this event!
Aquathlon Race Day Briefing
Date of event: Sunday 13th April 2014
Location: Inspire Sports Village, Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8DD
Registration: Sunday 13th April 2014 (Race Day) and 06:20 – 07:00
This is your race day briefing to bring you up to date on the event and what to expect on the day.
Summary and start times
This event will be conducted under BTF rules. Please familiarize yourself with the BTF Rules by following the link provided below:
BTF Rule Book 2013
Registration will take place in the site office at Inspire Luton past the café on the right hand side and will open from 06:20am to 07:00am on Sunday 11th May 2014.
At registration you will be issued with your race numbers, T-Shirt, swim cap and building pass to be able to access the changing rooms. You will also be issued with temporary tattoo race numbers to apply to your upper arms. We will provide help with race number application if needed.
BTF members and Active Luton members MUST bring their membership cards with them to registration. Non BTF members will be issued with their day license during registration. Please bring some form of ID with you for registration and ensure that you bring your own race belt if you want to use one although our race numbers are self- adhesive.
Parking is free at Inspire Luton.
Changing rooms and toilets
There are excellent male and female changing rooms available at the venue with ample hot showers. There are also ample toilet facilities. There are lockable lockers in the changing rooms for your valuables. You will need £2.50 for the lockers.
Start time and briefing
Race briefing will be at 7.15 am by the pool side. The race will start at 7.30am prompt.
The 400m (8 laps) swimmers will go first followed by the 200m (4 laps) swimmers.
• The 5k run is two loops of a 2.5km course.
• The 3km run is one loop of a 3km course.
Please see link below for both 5km and 3km run routes. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the route although it will be clearly signposted and marshalled. Please see link below for the run courses for both 5km and 3km courses:
Transition zone (TZ)
Transition zone will be opened at 6.30am. Standard BTF rules apply. No electronic music devices or phones are permitted to be used in the TZ. Breaches of these rules could lead to time penalties or disqualification. A BTF race official will be present in the TZ and at the poolside.
There will be a water station just outside transition zone which will also service the run leg.
This event will be a manually timed event. Please help the timing officials by calling out your number as you enter the TZ. Competitors will start their swim leg in waves. Your splits and finish time will be calculated from your actual start time, not the gun time of the first wave.
At the finish you will receive your medal. Hot showers will be available in the changing rooms so that you can relax and get refreshed at the venue. There is a café with a seating area at reception which will be open to serve hot and cold food and drinks.
It is important to us that this is a highly enjoyable and safe event. Give yourself plenty of time to register and to look around the course. Be on time for the race briefing. Familiarise yourself with the route.
Look out for, and take care of, fellow competitors and they will look out for you.
Most importantly, we will be working flat out to ensure you have a great day, so enjoy yourself!
If you have any questions or special requirements, please email us as soon as possible so that we can try to help and support you. Good Luck!
We look forward hosting you and we hope you have a great race.
Inspire: Luton Sports Village
Inspire: Luton Sports Village
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