Fastnet Kidathlon 2017

FASTNET KIDATHLON 2017

Sunday 10th September 2017 11.30am

Registration on the day only. 09.30 – 10.30 at the Fastnet Marine and Outdoor Education Centre

 

RACE INFORMATION

The event will take place at the Fastnet and Marine Outdoor Education Centre (FMOEC) in Schull.

Registration takes place between 09.30 – 10.30 on Sunday 10th September 2017. Entry on the day only.

The event commences at 11.30.

 

Entry fee is €10 / child.. This includes Triathlon Ireland’s One day Licence of €3/child.  If the children are Triathlon Ireland members please bring along their membership details.

 

The age of a child on the 31st December determines the age category in which they will participate.

 

Briefing will take place at 11.00am

 

Course details: 

The swim is from the slipway at the FMOEC. No swim for children under 8. We will have swim marshals in the water during each swim. The cycle will be on grass around the college pitch (1 – 3 laps), whilst children will complete 1 – 2 laps of the foreshore path to the pier in Schull village.

Each age group will be completed before the next age group begins.

Where there are more than approximately 10 children in any age category we will run multiple waves for that age category.

Age

Swim distance

Swim lap

No.

Cycle distance

Cycle loop No.

Run distance

Run loop

No.

6 / 7

0

200m

1

100m

<1

8

25m

1

200m

1

400m

1

9

25m

1

200m

1

400m

1

10

50

2

400m

2

400m

1

11

50

2

400m

2

400m

1

12

50

2

600m

3

800m

2

13

50

2

600m

3

800m

2

 

Transition:

The transition area is within the college pitch.

Parents WILL NOT be allowed into the transition area at the college pitch. For children who need parental help in getting changed after the swim there will be a pre transition area  outside the pitch where they can be assisted by their parents / guardians.

 

Equipment:

Wetsuits are compulsory for all children participating in the swim, either full length or shorty wetsuits.

Bicycles must be in full working order with working brakes. All bikes will be checked before they are racked in transition. Helmets are compulsory – NO HELMET NO CYCLE

Finish: Parents must collect their child(ren) from the finish area.

Prizegiving will take place at the FMOEC shortly after the final age category has been completed.

 

Parents

Parents are responsible for their children at all times.

Children must be collected from the finish area by their parents/guardian.

 

The Fastnet Kidathlon is about the children having fun and getting a taster for triathlon. Parents – remember this is not the Olympics!!

So come along and enjoy the event.