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Allerthorpe Junior Aquathlon – Saturday 7th July 2018

ALLERTHORPE JUNIOR AQUATHLON | Saturday 7th July 2018 | East Yorks

Various Distances

Start Time
From 11:45am

The Allerthorpe Junior Aquathlon, is a new addition to the Freebird calendar. Taking place from Allerthorpe Lakeland Park and staying entirely within the grounds of the park, now the Juniors have the opportunity to take part in a very safe and well organised open water event at a stunning venue. Utilising the impressive finish area from the earlier Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon, the youngsters get to experience their moment of glory as they run down the finish straight to complete their race.

With a capacity of 200 competitors across all the age groups, the Allerthorpe Junior Aquathlon offers children from the age of 8 and upwards the opportunity to have a go.

No matter what their ability, our focus is to introduce the sport to children in order that they can participate in a fun and friendly environment.

With the senior triathlon in the morning and the junior aquathlon taking place straight after, the Allerthorpe Triathlon weekend offers the whole family an opportunity to take part, enjoy and experience this exciting sport.

Looking for a family challenge in 2018? This fantastic event takes place on Saturday 7th July 2018.

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ARRIVAL

We would advise you to arrive a minimum of one hour before the start of your race to ensure there is plenty of time to set up any equipment before the first wave of competitors set off. It also gives you time to find your way round the course and feel comfortable with the transition area.

Final race information including competitor’s final start times will be emailed out approximately 10 days before the Allerthorpe Junior Aquathlon, the details will also be listed on this website the week before the event, so please make sure you check your start time and allow plenty of time for travel to the venue.

We will be in touch before this, keeping you up to date with any race information, training tips and ideas that might just help you achieve a PB!

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE COURSE

This is an open water based aquathlon and depending on the age-category children are divided into separate start waves.

There are 4 age categories in the junior event,
Tristart – 8 year olds
Tristar 1 – 9 and 10 year olds
Tristar 2 – 11 and 12 year olds
Tristar 3 – 13 and 14 year olds
Youth – 15 and 16 year olds are able to take part in the senior Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon

*Please note, the age category is determined as age on 31st December 2018

SWIM

The Junior Triathlon kicks off with the swim in the purpose built watersports lake. We will have full water safety cover in place to ensure the children are safe throughout their swim.

For some, this will be their first opportunity to take part in an open water aquathlon and it may seem a little daunting, but our support crew are there to help put the children at ease, so they can enjoy and experience the fun atmosphere.

Our aim is to provide the same high standards that you would expect from any Freebird event, allowing children, no matter what standard they are, the ability to participate in this fun and exciting event.

RUN

Having completed the swim, the children head into the transition area, the swim done and just the run to go.

Staying within the grounds of Allethorpe Lakeland Park, the run heads out around the lake. Depending on  the childrens age group, they will complete one or more laps.

The run is on hard surfaced, well maintained tracks. As the children complete each lap they are able to pick up a drink if they wish to do so.

After completing their final lap, they will pass under the finish gantry to the cheers from the many supporters watching the event.

A great achievement for youngsters to complete their very own aquathlon and a great way to introduce them to the sport.

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TIMING

The children will wear a timing chip throughout the event which will track their time throughout each discipline, at the end of the course you can view the times and get a print out from our machine. Final results and free photos to download will be uploaded onto the Freebird website.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the Allerthorpe Junior Aquathlon, please check our FAQ page and if your query is not answered there please contact us, we will do our best to answer any question you may have.

Best of luck with your training and preparation for your chosen event. We look forward to welcoming you to Allerthorpe on 7th July 2018.

General Info

Allerthorpe Junior Aquathlon
7 July 2018

Various Distances

Start Time
From 11:45am

A fun, friendly aquathlon with a great atmosphere.
No matter what you’re level of ability you can be sure of a fantastic experience with loads of encouragement & support from the Freebird crew.

Location
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
Allerthorpe
Pocklington
York
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“Really enjoyed the Triathlon today – great organisation, thanks again for a great event.”

Robert W

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“Thank you for a fantastic event -excellently run, with a cracking atmosphere and extremely friendly staff.”

Marc R

“Thank you for another enjoyable Triathlon. The marshals were very friendly and everyone was very helpful.”

Simon S

“Really enjoyed the event on Sunday – great fun as always.”

Shaun L

“Hi, thank you for a fantastically well organised event, I will definitely be back next year.”

Brian F

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