Relay Wild Triathlon 2019

The Relay Wild Triathlon/Fun Run, is an ITU relay format triathlon race, organised by Perth Triathlon Club.  The race is returning for a seventh year because we love organising this race!

Footage from the 2018 event here. 


    RACE DATE: Sunday 11th August 2019 - registration 10am.

    We have space for 50 teams of 4 people, so a limit of 200 participants.  This is a very popular event and has sold out each year so be quick!  Each person in the team will in turn complete a short triathlon course, and then tag their next team member until all four have completed the course.  The distances are 200m pool swim, 5.8km on road cycle and 1.2km run in the grounds of Kilgraston.  Each person will swim-bike-run before the next person starts and so is a great event for spectating.

    Team categories are; 4 x male / 4 x female / 2 x male + 2 x female (must run in order female-male-female-male).  No other combinations are eligible to enter so please make sure you enter names correctly.  

    Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners of each of our three categories.  Other prizes may include most accurately predicted swim time versus actual swim time and best team name.

    Entrants must be aged 17 by 31st December 2019.  Anyone who is under 18 years old will need written parental permission to take part and must sign at registration.  You will sign up to our event as a team, but will not be required to give us at sign up, all of your team member names, because we know that team members change often before race day.

     

    Please also note that we will email team leaders 3 weeks before race day to request your final team names.  You will have one week to send this information to us.  After that, no team changes are permitted.

    So that the event is family friendly, we will also have a free kids fun run before the main event - you can register children for the fun run on Entry Central too.  The run will be around the triathlon run course, and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite wild animal.  Children can be accompanied by a parent, and everyone will receive a wee sweetie for their efforts, even the adults!  The school grounds are fantastic and there is even a small adventure play area next to the finish line. 

    We anticipate the schedule to be as follows, but is subject to change to later in the day.

    10.00am registration opens
    11.00am kids fun run starts
    11.30am registration closes for triathlon race briefing
    12.00pm triathlon race start

    Normal British Triathlon rules apply and there will be a technical official present on race day. The race will be chip timed by Thistle Timing.

    Teams which include someone who is a member of Triathlon Scotland are £88 (£22 each) and teams who do not have someone who is a member of Triathlon Scotland are £93 (£22 each with a £5 non-member additional charge).  We try to keep the entry fee as low as possible and so this is a 'no-frills' event, but we do have a competitor give away.  Remember, in addition to our usual prizes, there will also be a special prize for the team whose A member provides the most accurate swim time.

    IMPORTANT - if one of your relay team is a member of Triathlon Scotland, please input their name as team leader so that your entry discount can be applied.  You MUST however know the name of your first swimmer as the start swim times will be based on that person.  Also, in the mixed team event, you will start female - male - female - male.

    Clubs are encouraged to get involved and enter as many teams as you like until we are full.  We also invite people who are new to triathlon to give this race a go because the distances are very short. Please tell your friends!


    Refreshments - this year we have invited a local Girl Guide group to run a refreshments stall.  All donations to the stall will go towards their fundraising efforts.

    If you have any questions about the race format, email Perth Tri Club at perthtrievents@gmail.com

    If not, take a walk on the wild side and sign up for the Relay Wild Tri!

    Refunds: At the organiser's discretion, 50% refunds (minus credit card processing fees) will be issued to any competitor who withdraws from the event more than 21 days before the event (21st July). Withdrawals after that date will be refunded if, and only if the competitors place can be filled from a waiting list. No Refunds will be issued after the event closing date (Friday 28 July).

    Privacy Notice: You agree that we may publish your personal information as part of the results of the event, and will pass such information to any governing body of any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences, or the publishing of results, either for the event alone, or combined with, or compared to other events.  Results may include, but are not limited to first name, surname, date of birth, age category, result, penalties and any club/home country/regional affiliation.

    You also agree that in the event of a disciplinary or welfare incident that you are either involved in or witness, we may pass on your personal information to British Triathlon and/or the relevant Home Nation association or any relevant Authorities for the purpose of supporting any investigatory activity into that incident.

     

    Competitor Information 

    Relay Wild Triathlon key points

    The Relay Wild Triathlon is a team relay format triathlon race, organised by Perth Triathlon Club.  The race has been called relay wild as it was the first race of its kind to be held in Scotland and was founded in 2013.  The team relay format also featured in the Commonwealth Games and recent European Championships.

     We have space for 50 teams of 4 people, so a limit of 200 participants.  Each person in the team will in turn complete a short triathlon course, and then tag their next team member until all four have completed the course.  The distances are 200m pool swim, 5.8km on road cycle and 1.2km run in the grounds of Kilgraston School.  Each person will swim-bike-run before the next person starts and so is a great event for spectating.

     Team categories are 4 x male / 4 x female / 2 x male + 2 x female.  No other combinations are eligible to enter. Mixed teams must run in F-M-F-M order.  Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners of each of our three categories, as well as second and third place.   There is a special prize for the team with the most accurate swim time estimate for their ‘A’ person.  

     

    So that the event is family friendly, we also host a free kids fun run before the main event.  Sign up in advance via www.entrycentral.com/relay-wild-tri or on the day for this.  At the school, the grounds are fantastic and there is a small adventure play area next to the finish line.   

     The race is chip timed by thistletiming.co.uk.  We anticipate the schedule to be as follows, but this is subject to change

    10.00am registration and transition open
    11.00am kids fun run starts
    11.30am registration and transition close for race briefing
    12.00pm triathlon race start

     

    Normal British Triathlon rules apply and there will be technical officials present on race day.

    If you are new to triathlon, please visit the triathlonscotland website link below for helpful advice and a summary of Triathlon rules-
    www.triathlonscotland.org/events/your-first-triathlon    

     

    Swim

     

    The team  ‘A’ members will line up in swim time order on pool side.  The swim director will set the first swimmers off at 15 second intervals.  Swimmers will start to swim in a chain or line up one side of the lane, turn and swim down the other side of the lane before ducking under the lane rope and starting the same process in the next lane.

     

    If you want to overtake this is done at the end of the lane -  tap the person in front on their ankle firmly.  If someone wants to overtake you, they will tap your ankle. When someone is overtaking you should swim to the end of the lane and into the corner [on the same side] to give the swimmer behind you plenty of space to turn safely.  It's important that nobody overtakes in the middle of the lane.   You can receive a penalty from the technical official for this….. as well as getting hurt!  Please note also… NO DIVING…. You are entering at the shallow end of the pool.

     

    When you have completed 200m (8 lengths of the pool) you will get out of the pool and progress towards the transition area. The swim cap is yours to keep!

     

    Transition

     

    Climb out of the pool and carefully exit out the pool door to the transition area.  In transition you leave your swim kit (goggles) and put on your cycling kit, and fasten your helmet before you touch your bike.  You can only get on your bike when you have passed the mount line marked on the ground. When you return to transition you must dismount at the dismount line and rack your bike before removing your helmet. 

     

    Cycle

     

    Follow the direction of the signs and marshals onto the cycle course.  Scroll down to see a map of the cycle course.  Drafting on the cycle route (riding directly behind or to the side of another competitor) is not allowed.  Please leave a space of 10m behind x 3m wide when riding / passing another competitor.

     

    Run

    The run course is a 1.2km cross country loop around the school grounds and back towards the sports hall.  Scroll down to see a map of the run route.

     

    Tag zone

     

    You will cross the finish line and then continue forward towards the tag zone.  This is where you will tag your next team mate to allow them to start their triathlon – hand them the timing chip which they should place on their Left ankle then progress straight into the swimming pool.

     


     

    OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Parking

    The race location is at Kilgraston School. Bridge of Earn, Perth, PH2 9BQ.  Arrive at the school and follow the marshal directions for parking.  This will either be in the wider school grounds, or close to transition in the sports hall car park (only for those planning to stay for the whole event). Overflow parking will be outside the school gates. Please car share where possible or take public transport.  The nearest rail station is in Perth.

    Registration

    The exact location of registration is in the sports hall. Enter that sports hall building and follow the signs to registration.  At registration your team will be ticked off our entry list and you will be given 4 identical race numbers, with pins for your t-shirt or race belt, a swim hat and your timing chip. Please can only one team member collect the team race pack to avoid congestion.

    Your team race number will be marked on one arm and the opposite leg of each team member.  Timing chip to be worn on LEFT ankle.


    Tip: Arriving in good time to get set up and register, gives you the best chance of being organised, being relaxed and performing at your best.

    Transition set up

    Before the race starts you need to set out your bike, helmet and running kit in the transition area. You need to place your bike in the area marked for your race number.  You will need to remember where you placed your bike and kit.  You need to clearly display your race number on your back during the cycle and then your front during the run.   To do this you may need to turn your t-shirt around for the cycle.

    Tip: Remember that you will be putting your shoes on in a hurry before you start cycling, so think about how you will do it and have a practice. Talcum powder and a small towel to stand on helps!

    Changing

    Competitors can get changed at the Sports Hall or  in the swimming pool changing rooms but please do not leave your clothes in the pool changing area cubicles or lockers as the pool will be closed after the last swimmer.  If possible please pass your day clothes to a friend/relative who will be able to store them in the sports hall where you can get changed after your race.   Note that the sports hall will not have a secure area so please leave your valuables at home.

    Race Briefing

    There will be a race briefing at the Sports Hall at 11.30am before the race at 12pm. All athletes must attend the race briefing. 

    Changing

    After you finish get changed in the sports hall changing rooms before you become cold. If muddy, please take you running shoes off before going into the changing rooms, to keep them clean. Do NOT go back into the transition area to take your gear out until the transition area marshal has told you that you can. You don't want to get in the way of someone else's race.

    Presentation (prize giving)

    Presentations will be at the sports hall as soon as all athletes have completed the race. There will be prizes for the first, second and third teams in each category.  Please be patient as working out the results is surprisingly difficult and may take a little time.

    Spectators (friends, family, mums and dads)

    The pool does not have an indoor spectator area, but you can watch from outside where there are big windows looking into the pool.  There are ample spots along the run and cycle routes to spectate.  Please do not get in the way of competitors and please obey marshal instructions.

    Photograpy

    We take athlete welfare very seriously.  If you plan to take photographs or video at the event you are welcome. However we will wish to identify and keep a record of everyone recording images. If you wish to take photographs or video of the event please complete a photography form at registration. We will be issuing identification to everyone who has registered to take photographs and video. We request that photographers use sound judgement in what they photograph or video. We request that photographers also use sound judgement if uploading images to social media.  Drones are not permitted to film at the event under any circumstances.

     

    RECYCLING

    Please ensure that you put your finished plastic Highland Spring water bottles in the blue plastic bags provided in the Sports Hall at the 'signed' recycling points. Thereafter, one of our lovely club members will take all the plastic bottles to the recycling centre.

     

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