RACE1 CANCELLATION

Dear Competitors

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Race 1 of the Thames Turbo Sprint Triathlon Race Series.

The British Triathlon Federation (BTF) have suspended all triathlon related events and training sessions from all affiliated clubs until at least the 30th June 2020.

The club and the committee work tirelessly behind the scenes to make each race, each year bigger and better than before and we know that you will share our huge disappointment at this news. From a club perspective having to make this decision is very disappointing as the races provide much-needed revenue and awareness in order to help sustain both Junior and Senior sides of the club.

In terms of what happens next, the club have investigated several options. Unfortunately we cannot postpone because our various partners are sadly unable to commit that their facilities will be available later in the year, when hopefully this virus has passed through.  As the 2nd Race in our series has already been confirmed for Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020, we are offering you the option to transfer your entry to that date without the usual transfer fee.

To transfer to Race 2 on Monday 31st August, access your Active profile by logging in here: https://myevents.active.com

The option to transfer will be available until the 1st May 2020. No changes can be made once you have transferred.

In common with virtually every other event organiser and business in the UK, whilst we carry extensive business disruption and event cancellation insurance, none of these policies cover the unprecedented circumstances of the current outbreak of COVID-19. In addition to losing our forecast revenue for the next two months, over the last 6 months we have already committed a huge amount of pre-paid expenses towards Race 1 which is now unrecoverable. Put plainly, refunding participant entry fees now is not something our club could absorb. Although our Terms & Conditions of participation allow us to withhold refunds in these circumstances, we would never choose to exercise this in normal circumstances as cancellation would almost always result from an insurable event (e.g. poor weather) where money recovered from insurance is then used to refund participants.

We hope you understand that this situation is completely unprecedented and could not have been foreseen by anyone. We understand that you will be deeply disappointed. We, along with the rest of the UK events industry, are facing an enormous challenge to survive and the industry is likely to look very different once this crisis has subsided. We are currently doing everything we can to try and navigate our way through this incredibly challenging period to give ourselves the very best chance of surviving into 2021. Should that happen, you can rest assured that your understanding and support at this difficult time will not be forgotten.

On behalf of the whole Thames Turbo Triathlon Club, we want to wish you and your family well over the coming weeks and months.

We thank you for your understanding.

Hugo Woddis

Race Director

Thames Turbo Triathlon Club

Hugo Woddis, Race Director Thames Turbo
website: http://raceseries.thamesturbo.com
email: race_director@thamesturbo.co.uk

RACE2 2019 ENTRY LISTS

RACE2 2019 ENTRY LISTS

RACE 2

We hope you are all fit and ready for action. A few important points for you:

1. Check the weather forecast. Be prepared for the race conditions. 
2. Please read theRACE PACKso you know what is happening on the day; times, place etc. There is also a usefulFAQpage. It will make life much easier for you if you know your way around.
3. Remember you can register on Sunday at Hampton Pool between 5-6pm. If you are local we strongly recommend this; the morning will be more relaxed and you can stroll straight into transition at 5.45am onwards, and help keep the queues down.
4. You need a race belt. We sell them at registration for £6. We will also be selling the Race medals for £5 if you didn’t order one online and there is any stock left. If you did order one it will be in your registration envelope. Please bring the right change if you can as we only take cash.
5. Race briefing is at 6.15am. Everyone must attend; it is for your own safety. The race will take place in number order, setting off at 6:30am and at 15 second intervals. There are a couple of breaks in the flow to allow congestion in the pool to ease.
6. BTF Rules. We abide by the BTF rules and competitors must as well. We have a BTF race referee on site; no calf guards are allowed, and please keep your racking space clear of boxes and large items not required for your race. Keep these items along the perimeter of transition out of the way of competitors.  See graphic below regarding the drafting rules!

RACE ENTRY LISTS

Starting lists are now published; please check the links below and let us know if there are any errors (eg club or age group). Your starting place is based on your predicted swim and race time primarily, so you are placed with other athletes of similar calibre. We cannot move people around except in exceptional circumstances. There are 3 different waves of varying ability, seeded according to different factors; do not be concerned if you think you should be starting later/earlier. If the times and info you gave are accurate then you are in the right place.

Race withdrawals and transfers are closed.

ALPHABETICAL RACE LIST 
NUMERICAL RACE LIST

Non BTF Members will receive an email with an electronic day licence, which they are not required to bring.

Message from the Royal Parks:

For all spectators and competitors, please read the “Tread Lightly Bushy Park”leaflet.

OUR SPONSORS

As always we have a great collection of prizes and give-aways from our Sponsors:  Swim for Tri, Sigma Sport,  and Saddledrunk, SwimQuest, HUUB, Clearspring, & Mission

We will keep you updated on Facebook and Twitter (@ttracedirector)  if races are filling etc, so please sign up to follow us.


Best regards
Hugo Woddis, Race Director Thames Turbo

2019 – JUNIOR AQUATHLON STARTING LIST

JUNIOR AQUATHLON 2019

We hope you are all fit and ready for action. A few important points for you:

1. Check the weather forecast. Be prepared for the race conditions.
2. Please read theRACE PACK so you know what is happening on the day; times, place etc. It will make life much easier for you if you know your way around.  We have an APPROXIMATE schedule, posted below. 
3. You need a race belt. We sell them at registration for £6. After registering, get body marked, put your timing chip on your left ankle securely, and proceed to transition to set up.
4. We have a general briefing at 11am for all age groups. Then each age group is called into the pool where they get another briefing, specifically regarding the swim. Listen out for the announcements. They will call out the age group and the number range (eg numbers 100-130) as we will be splitting the large age groups into two waves for the briefing in the pool. Please help us by being on time. 
5. There is plenty of parking inside the school grounds, and marshals to help direct you. The registration is a short walk away round the back of the school
6. BTF Rules. We abide by the BTF rules and competitors must as well. We have a BTF race referee on site.
7. Parents and guardians are not allowed in transition and cannot go beyond the marked out zone and onto the course.They cannot follow their child around the course; please abide by the rules. We have marshals on hand to assist the competitors .
8. If parents or guardians wish to take photos, you need to complete the Photo permit waiver (found at the end of the race pack), so go to the Photo reg to submit the form and have your name checked and collect a wrist band to wear showing you have permission.
9. Timing chips. These must be put on the left ankle SECURELY, facing outwards,  to guarantee that the sensors pick them up. Make sure they are well attached with the provided straps or we cannot guarantee a time or finish position. They must be returned after your race at exit to transition. Any missing chips will be charged to the competitor at £10.
10. IMPORTANT INFO FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO COMPETE IN THE LONDON JUNIOR RACE SERIES:

To be entered for the London Junior Race Series athletes must do three things:

1. Be a British Triathlon Home Nation Junior member

2. The regional affiliation MUST be set to “London” and reflected in your Junior membership. This is NOT automatically based on club membership or which region you competed previously. The default region is associated with your postcode, which is not always the region you may expect. Please check to ensure it is set to London for inclusion in the London series. 

3. You must enter the assigned BTF membership number when entering the event. If you’ve joined British Triathlon since you entered the event please send the event organiser your BTF membership number before the event and they should be able to update your details.

If you do not complete these three steps your result may well not be included in the London series standing re-created after each race. 

To check your region, log on to your British Triathlon account. Then in the “my profile” click the “manage profile” button and in the address drop down you can see the “region” assigned to your membership. You can change your region to “London” here.

LOGIN

If you need help with your login, lost password etc, contact membership@britishtriathlon.org and they will be able to help or give them a call on 01509 226 153

NB.  Please also note, results cannot be added retrospectively to the series standings. Only those results obtained after completing the three steps above will be included in the series standings.

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE:

  • Registration opens 10am – And closes at 11am for the Race Briefing
  • Race briefing at 11am next to transition
  • 11:15 Tristartsto start swim and briefing in pool for first wave of T2s
  • The order will then be as follows; T2, T3, T1, Youth + Junior
  • T2s and T3s will be split into two waves; we will call out the relevant numbers for each wave, approximately 10 minutes apart
  • There will be approximately 30 minutes between each Age Group starting, but please remain close by and listed to announcements if your wave is next. A list of times will be posted on race day but remember that it will depend on how many no-shows there are and how smoothly we progress, so they are only approximate times

RACE ENTRY LISTS

Starting lists are now published; please check the links below and let us know if there are any errors (eg club or age group). 

ALPHABETICAL RACE LIST 
NUMERICAL RACE LIST

Non BTF Members will receive an email with an electronic day licence, which they are not required to bring. BTF members must bring their membership card, or other proof of membership, otherwise they will be required to purchase a day licence for £2.

RAFFLE

We invite you to support the event by purchasing raffle tickets, which will be available at registration and from some of the Turbo juniors. Prizes will consist of Sigma Sport vouchers (value £50), vouchers for a run analysis from TRY, Saddledrunk vouchers, and a month’s family membership at Nuffield Health.

There is a cafe on site in the school buildings so you can buy some food and drinks, and plenty of toilets close by. Access to the changing room is not permitted for parents and guardians, but children can access to change at any time.

Prizes will be announced and given out as we go along, as well as raffle prizes, and will be handing out medals to all competitors.

Enjoy the race



Best regards
Hugo Woddis, Race Director Thames Turbo

RACE 1 2019 STARTING LIST

Dear Competitor:

We hope you are all fit and ready for action. A few important points for you:

1. Check the weather forecast. Be prepared for the race conditions. 
2. Please read theRACE PACKso you know what is happening on the day; times, place etc. There is also a usefulFAQpage. It will make life much easier for you if you know your way around.
3. Remember you can register on Sunday at Hampton Pool between 5-6pm. If you are local we strongly recommend this; the morning will be more relaxed and you can stroll straight into transition at 5.45am onwards, and help keep the queues down.
4. You need a race belt. We sell them at registration for £6. We will also be selling the Race medals for £5 if you didn’t order one online and there is any stock left. If you did order one it will be in your registration envelope.
5. Race briefing is at 6.15am. Everyone must attend; it is for your own safety. The race will take place in number order, setting off at 6:30am and at 15 second intervals. There are a couple of breaks in the flow to allow congestion in the pool to ease
6. BTF Rules. We abide by the BTF rules and competitors must as well. We have a BTF race referee on site; no calf guards are allowed, and please keep your racking space clear of boxes and large items not required for your race. Keep these items along the perimeter of transition out of the way of competitors.  See graphic below regarding the drafting rules

RACE ENTRY LISTS

Starting lists are now published; please check the links below and let us know if there are any errors (eg club or age group). Your starting place is based on your predicted swim and race time primarily, so you are placed with other athletes of similar calibre. We cannot move people around except in exceptional circumstances. There are 3 different waves of varying ability, seeded according to different factors; to not be concerned if you think you should be starting later/earlier. If the times and info you gave are accurate then you are in the right place.

Race withdrawals and transfers are closed.

ALPHABETICAL RACE LIST 
NUMERICAL RACE LIST

Non BTF Members will receive an email with an electronic day licence, which they are not required to bring.

Message from the Royal Parks:

For all spectators and competitors, please read the “Tread Lightly Bushy Park”leaflet.

OUR SPONSORS

As always we have a great collection of prizes and give-aways from our Sponsors:  Swim for Tri, Sigma Sport,  and Saddledrunk

We will keep you updated on Facebook and Twitter (@ttracedirector)  if races are filling etc, so please sign up to follow us.


Best regards
Hugo Woddis, Race Director Thames Turbo

RACE 2 STARTING LISTS

RACE 2

We hope you are all fit and ready for action. A few important points for you:

1. Check the weather forecast. Be prepared for the race conditions.
2. Please read theRACE PACK so you know what is happening on the day; times, place etc. There is also a useful FAQ page. It will make life much easier for you if you know your way around.
3. Remember you can register on Sunday at Hampton Pool between 5-6pm. If you are local we strongly recommend this; the morning will be more relaxed and you can stroll straight into transition at 5.45am onwards, and help keep the queues down.
4. You need a race belt. We sell them at registration for £6. We may also be selling the Race medals for £4 if you didn’t order one online and there is any stock left. If you did order one it will be in your registration envelope.
5. Race briefing is at 6.15am. Everyone must attend; it is for your own safety. The race will take place in number order.
6. BTF Rules. We abide by the BTF rules and competitors must as well. We have a BTF race referee on site; no calf guards are allowed, and please keep your racking space clear of boxes and large items not required for your race. Keep these items along the perimeter of transition out of the way of competitors.

RACE ENTRY LISTS

Starting lists are now published; please check the links below and let us know if there are any errors (eg club or age group). Your starting place is based on your predicted swim and race time primarily, so you are placed with other athletes of similar calibre. We cannot move people around except in exceptional circumstances. There are 3 different waves of varying ability, seeded according to different factors; to not be concerned if you think you should be starting later/earlier. If the times and info you gave are accurate then you are in the right place.
Race withdrawals and transfers are closed.

ALPHABETICAL RACE LIST
NUMERICAL RACE LIST

Non BTF Members will receive an email with an electronic day licence, which they are not required to bring.

Message from the Royal Parks:

For all spectators and competitors, please read the “Tread Lightly Bushy Park”leaflet.

OUR SPONSORS

As always we have a great collection of prizes and give-aways from our Sponsors: HUUB, Swim for Tri, Nuffield Health, SwimQuest, Le Col, The Food Doctor, The Nutrition Coach, and Saddledrunk

We will keep you updated on Facebook and Twitter (@ttracedirector)  if races are filling etc, so please sign up to follow us.
Best regards
Hugo Woddis, Race Director Thames Turbo

Race1 Starting Lists

RACE 1

We hope you are all fit and ready for action. A few important points for you:

1. Check the weather forecast. Be prepared for the race conditions.
2. Please read the RACE PACK so you know what is happening on the day; times, place etc. There is also a useful FAQ page. It will make life much easier for you if you know your way around.
3. Remember you can register on Sunday at Hampton Pool between 5-6pm. If you are local we strongly recommend this; the morning will be more relaxed and you can stroll straight into transition at 5.45am onwards, and help keep the queues down.
4. You need a race belt. We sell them at registration for £6. We may also be selling the Race medals for £4 if you didn’t order one online and there is any stock left. If you did order one it will be in your registration envelope.
5. Race briefing is at 6.15am. Everyone must attend; it is for your own safety. The race will take place in number order.
6. BTF Rules. We abide by the BTF rules and competitors must as well. We have a BTF race referee on site; no calf guards are allowed, and please keep your racking space clear of boxes and large items not required for your race. Keep these items along the perimeter of transition out of the way of competitors.

RACE ENTRY LISTS

Starting lists are now published; please check the links below and let us know if there are any errors (eg club or age group). Your starting place is based on your predicted swim and race time primarily, so you are placed with other athletes of similar calibre. We cannot move people around except in exceptional circumstances. There are 3 different waves of varying ability, seeded according to different factors; to not be concerned if you think you should be starting later/earlier. If the times and info you gave are accurate then you are in the right place.
Race withdrawals and transfers are closed.

ALPHABETICAL RACE LIST
NUMERICAL RACE LIST

Non BTF Members will receive an email with an electronic day licence, which they are not required to bring.

Message from the Royal Parks:

For all spectators and competitors, please read the “Tread Lightly Bushy Park” leaflet.

OUR SPONSORS

As always we have a great collection of prizes and give-aways from our Sponsors: HUUB, Swim for Tri, Nuffield Health, SwimQuest, Le Col, The Food Doctor, The Nutrition Coach, and Saddledrunk

We will keep you updated on Facebook and Twitter (@ttracedirector)  if races are filling etc, so please sign up to follow us.
Best regards
Hugo Woddis, Race Director Thames Turbo

RACE2 START LISTS

RACE 2

We hope you are all fit and ready for action. A few important points for you:

1. Check the weather forecast. Be prepared for the race conditions.
2. Please read the RACE PACK so you know what is happening on the day; times, place etc. There is also a useful FAQ page. It will make life much easier for you if you know your way around.
3. Remember you can register on Sunday at Hampton Pool between 5-6pm. If you are local we strongly recommend this; the morning will be more relaxed and you can stroll straight into transition at 5.45am onwards, and help keep the queues down.
4. You need a race belt. We sell them at registration for £6. We will also be selling the Race medals for £4 if you didn’t order one online. If you did order one it will be in your registration envelope.
5. Race briefing is at 6.15am. Everyone must attend; it is for your own safety. The race will take place in number order.
6. BTF Rules. We abide by the BTF rules and competitors must as well. We have a BTF race referee on site; no calf guards are allowed, and please keep your racking space clear of boxes and large items not required for your race. Keep these items along the perimeter of transition out of the way of competitors.

RACE ENTRY LISTS

Starting lists are now published; please check the links below and let us know if there are any errors (eg club or age group). Your starting place is based on your predicted swim and race time primarily, so you are placed with other athletes of similar calibre. We cannot move people around except in exceptional circumstances. There are 3 different waves of varying ability, seeded according to different factors; to not be concerned if you think you should be starting later/earlier. If the times and info you gave are accurate then you are in the right place.

ALPHABETICAL RACE LIST 
NUMERICAL RACE LIST

Non BTF Members will receive an email with an electronic day licence, which they are not required to bring.

NEW DEADZONE!!!

We are trialing having a dead zone (where the time doesn’t count towards your race) at the traffic lights. This means regardless of if you zoom through the green light, or have to stop and start at a red light, it doesn’t affect your time. So there is nothing to be gained by jumping a red light! If you think it is turning red just stop, don’t take a chance, it doesn’t matter. No excuses for a DQ now. There are still marshals there observing so neither is it an opportunity to stop, have a drink and a stretch…. keep racing appropriately and fairly.
This may mean the live results, found at myraceresults.co.uk , may look a bit strange at first with extra splits, but the total time showing at the bottom will be correct

Message from the Royal Parks:

For all spectators and competitors, please read the “Tread Lightly Bushy Park” leaflet.

Race Medals
We have introduced a much improved medal this year, which matches up and connects with the Race1 medal if you want to do both. The artwork below gives you an idea. If you didn’t purchase one on registering you can still go back into your Active account and buy one, or buy them on the day at the registration desk.

OUR SPONSORS

As always we have a great collection of prizes from our Sponsors: Sigma Sport, Zone3, Swim for Tri, iRide and Profeet.

We will keep you updated on Facebook and Twitter (@ttracedirector)  if races are filling etc, so please sign up to follow us.
Best regards
Hugo Woddis, Race Director Thames Turbo