Castle Combe Mega Manic Midweek Duathlon Series 2013 And 10km Run
The Bath Amphibians Triathlon Club bring you The Mega Manic Midsummer Midweek Duathlon series. The only midweek, affordable and traffic free race to challenge yourself or sharpen you up for that big event at the weekend. Still situated at Castle Combe Race Circuit and still comprising a 2 mile flat run followed by a 10 mile flat bike on super smooth tarmac, topped off with another 2 mile run.
This year will also see a new addition in the form of a 10k flat run race on the night of the Monster (July)! So if you don’t want to the bike section, why not race the 10km instead!
For those that do, we’ve got chip timing, all of our friendly club members to look after you again and great series prizes and souvenirs. For those that don’t (yet), it’s actually fun and totally inclusive in case you’re worried it’s not for you. Used to handing it to elites at big events? We’ve got some competitors that’ll give you a run for your money at least, used to getting out of breath walking the dog? No worries, you have to start somewhere and it doesn’t get more beginner friendly than this series.
The MONSTER, which is both big and fairly ugly is what will give you true hero status. Want to show that your whippet times in the standard distance races aren’t your limit? Want to impress Debbie from accounts? This is your race! It has the same distances as the standard races but offers that bit extra by shoe horning in an extra run and an extra bike so: run/bike/run/bike/run! Nice.
There will be Strava segment built into the bike leg each month and there will be random prizes awarded (you will need to be hooked up with a device that is logged into Strava for this to work). There will also be chances to win spot prizes on the night courtesy of Avon Valley Cyclery. (http://www.avonvalleycyclery.co.uk/)
We are sticking with our usual format of the first Wednesday of the month from May to September so:
3rd July (the “Monster” event) and the new 10km Run
Castle Combe Racing Circuit - Click for map
Registration will take place in ‘The Tavern’ cafe, where you can also buy refreshments.
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING CYCLING SHOES INSIDE THE TAVERN AND CHANGING IN THE TAVERN TOILET
Toilets are available in the toilet block in the main car park, where you can change. You will not be able to use the toilet inside The Tavern.
There will be Prizes on each race night.
In addition there is the chance of winning a series prize. Series prizes will be given out at the end of the September race and to qualify you must have raced 3 of the 4 standard races –and will be awarded to the 1st placed competitor in each of the following categories:
Senior (age 18–39)
Veteran (age 40–49)
Super Veteran (age 50–59)
Super Super Vet (Age 60+)
NOTE: The monster is a stand alone event and is not included in the Series.
PRICES FOR THE OUR STANDARD RACES:
- Pre Entry: £12 (BTF Members); £16 (non BTF members)
- On the night: £15 (BTF Members) or £18 (non BTF members)
- JUNIOR SPECIAL (aged 15-17): £8 (BTF Members); £10 (non BTF members);
- NOTE: PARENTAL/GUARDIAN CONSCENT MUST BE BROUGHT WITH ANY JUNIOR COMPETITOR
- Relay Teams: £20 per team (All BTF members); £25 per team (if any non BTF members)
- NOTE: Relay Teams please enter on the night – there will be space.
PRICES FOR THE MONSTER RACE:
- Pre Entry: £18 (BTF) or £22 (non BTF).
- On the night: £20 (BTF) or £25 (non BTF)
RELAYS: Although we’ve never discouraged relay teams from entering, we’ve not historically seen our races enjoyed mostly by individuals. We think that some of you are missing something and maybe need to experience these events with a hint of team play involved. Therefore relay teams are now positively encouraged for the standard series and the MONSTER with the fastest team getting a prize on the night and also a series prize up for grabs should any team enter 3 or more races. Relay Teams please enter on the night – there will be space.
ENTRIES TAKEN ON THE NIGHT UP TO 6:40pm prompt.
MANDATORY RACE BRIEFING AT 6.50pm - Please arrive in plenty of time before the briefing to rack your bike in transition, the race will not be delayed!
RACE START 7pm.
Closing date for online entries is the Sunday before each race at 12pm. If you go online after this and are told that race entries are closed – this is not the case, this is never ever the case, it is only online entries that are closed, we’d still love to see you up there on the night. No race packs are sent out, you simply pick up a number on the night of the race when you register. All races will be chip timed and results available immediately and online by the end of Thursday.
Hope to see you up there. Good luck and enjoy.
Please refer to the BTF rules and regulations details of which can be found on http://www.britishtriathlon.org/ the BTF website