Oldbury White Horse Children's Triathlon
Entries will be open between 1st November 2018 (midnight) - 29th April 2019 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event sold out in 2017 & 2018 with many disappointed triathletes not getting a space.
Watch: Oldbury White Horse Children's Triathlon 2017.
Distance - please note the start times are approximate
1 Mile Fun Run (Age 7 & under) - 14:30
This fun run is suitable for all ages, however it is tailored towards the age 7 & under, it will take place around the school playing fields. To enter the fun run, please click here.
Youth (Age 15, 16) - from 14:45 - New Addition
This event distance will be 250m swim (10 lengths), 5km grass cycle (5 laps), 2.5km run (5 laps).
Tri Star 3 (Age 13, 14) - from 15:00
This event distance will be 250m swim (10 lengths), 4km grass cycle (4 laps), 2.0km run (4 laps).
Tri Star 2 (Age 11, 12) - from 15:20
This event distance will be 200m swim (8 lengths), 3km grass cycle (3 laps), 1.5km run (3 laps).
Tri Star 1 (Age 9, 10) - from 15:50
This event distance will be 150m swim (6 lengths), 2km grass cycle (2 laps), 1.0km run (2 laps).
Tri Start (Age 8) - from 16:10
This event distance will be 50m swim (2 lengths), 1km grass cycle (1 lap), 500m run (1 lap).
In 2019 we have made the decision to reverse the running order, the older athletes will go first and the younger athletes will go last. We have done this to provide more of an atmosphere as the later finishers are coming to an end. It will also reduce waiting time for the presentations at the end of the event.
If you want to take part?
We also have a children's triathlon - click here.
We also have a sprint triathlon - click here.
We also have a sprint duathlon - click here.
We also have a sprint aquabike - click here.
We also have a sprint aquathlon - click here.
Sponsorship & Fundraising
If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Salvation Army: Recycles Swindon.
As a social enterprise we create opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness to turn their lives around, recognise their full potential, learn and develop enabling them to transform their own lives.
Creating new social networks and shared targets for the future, we develop a purpose in which we can work together to achieve an exciting and sustainable future for the business and the individual.
Through work experience, confidence building, social activities, qualifications and skills development. Our social enterprises equip people to move forward into independent living and further opportunities within the community.
Our team of volunteers have experienced homelessness and are ready to support others to turn their lives around.
The Sandwich People & Recycles provides the opportunity to get involved in running a small business and gain valuable work experience in a safe environment.
For more information on The Salvation Army: Recycles Swindon visit their website here.
The swim will take place in the swimming pool of Calne Leisure Centre. This will be lengths of a 25 metre pool. You will start and finish at the shallow end, where you will exit through the door on the far side. Transition will be located on the playing fields just outside; you will have approximately 150 metres to your bike. The cycle route is laps (on grass) of approximately 1000 metres. You will come back into transition where you can quick change your shoes and drop your bike off, before heading out on your run, this is laps (on grass) of approximately 500 metres. As you come to the end of your final lap, you will finish on the spectator friendly cricket strip.
Smart Start System (snaked version)
After two successful years of this being implemented into our adult event, we will be introducing this into our 2018 Children's Triathlon. The Smart Start System works by adding a swimmer into the pool every 15-30 seconds, depending on your swim speed. This prevents congestion and also allows you to have a better swim as those in front of you have settled into their pace so there is no scrapping for the lead.
This smart start system will be implemented with a snake style swim course, where each swimmer will swim up and down the lane, duck under the lane rope, and continue in each lane until they exit the pool.
Race Number & Timing Chip Collection
You will be able to register for the event and pick up any race numbers before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. Race registration will be open between 13:30 and 15:00 on the day. All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition and on poolside. Parents must respect this rule to prevent disqualification.
Ample parking is available at Calne Leisure Centre. An overflow car park will be available on the school tennis courts, please do not park along the entrance road.
Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4.
Salisbury - 0hr 55
Cardiff - 1hr 15
London - 1hr 55
Birmingham - 1hr 55
Exeter - 1hr 55
South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.
LPS Food will be serving food at Oldbury White Horse Triathlon with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. This will be open from 13:00pm on race day.
Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.
Presentations will take place at approximately 16:15 towards the end of the event once all the waves have started.
Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall in each race.
Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also. Our press report will appear on our news page a few days after the event.
You can enter through our website using your PayPal account or a credit card. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted.
A copy of the Triathlon England rulebook can be found here.
We will have a Triathlon England Technical Official present on the day of the event.
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.
For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive electronic split times for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2019 Oldbury White Horse Triathlon.
As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible.
Calne Leisure Centre lies in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It has fantastic and well-equipped changing and sports facilities, which include a 25m swimming pool, ideal for triathlon training.
Suitable access to the sports grounds, direct from poolside, allows a great transition from swim to bike. The cycle leg takes you past Oldbury White Horse, one of the oldest in Wiltshire. Both the cycle and run route are out and back on a competitive friendly and fast course, which make it suitable for both seasoned athletes and complete beginners.
The Oldbury White Horse children’s triathlon events take place on the sports grounds making this very safe (traffic free) for children and ideal for family spectating.
Training for this event
You should ensure that you train your body for endurance multisport events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be mixing disciplines, we recommend that you train this way by combining your sessions back to back, especially your bike to run. This will make your triathlon experience much more enjoyable.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.
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Event InformationLast Years Information (2018 Event) as a guide
Overview of the rules