Welcome Falmouth Tri participants,
We can't wait to see you at the start line on 24-September!
From self-marking for the swim at home to virtual race briefings, this pack walks you through the different elements that you need to be aware of prior and during the event:
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Falmouth Triathlon Partners
ATHLETE PACK - FALMOUTH TRIATHLON
Know what to expect and come prepared - everyone deserves a great day out!
Follow the instructions on the START LIST tab of this pack to:
Find out more about specific elements of the event by ticking the respective boxes below or leave blank to display the full event guide.
Please use the official event parking areas below (parking charges apply) and refrain from parking anywhere along the bike course. When parking at Gylly Beach, please leave your bike in the car while registering at the adjacent tennis courts.
Note: Road closures and diversion routes are in place along Cliff Rd
We have streamlined the check-in process to limit queues to an absolute minimum. Upon arrival, please follow the one-way system with your bike and kit to registration. Junior athletes to be accompanied by one parent only.
Please follow the yellow arrows to registration and the transition zone. Once registered, proceed to the spectator zone on the beach to await your start.
Come prepared and be done in a few seconds to help us avoid queues.
Pick up your event pack and safety pins (if needed). The event pack contains:
Once registered, wheel your bike to transition following the yellow arrows (see map in registration section) along the one-way system.
Marshals will check your helmet strap and handlebar end plugs before you are allowed to place your bike on your designated rack. You will find your racking number on the START LIST tab.
Please rack your bike by looping the saddle over the horizontal bar, one bike facing left, next right etc. and store your kit to the left of your bike (when looking at the rack). Remember, no boxes allowed in transition. A small soft backed backpack is fine but keep your kit to a minimum as space is at a premium.
Remember to stick the number label from your event pack to the front of your head tube. To pick up your bike post event, marshals will check that the sticker on your bike matches your race number. No match, no bike.
Collecting bikes & kit post event:
Please note, to help with social distancing and reduce crowds, you will be able to pick up your bike at any time once you have finished your event. Please check-in and out with the transition marshals to verify that your race number matches the numbered bike sticker.
The event is run under and in accordance with British Triathlon rules. Wetsuits will be mandatory. Both shortie and full length are fine at the moment with water temperatures around 16-17 degrees.
When setting up transition, only take the essentials in with you. This will help you get in and out of transition quicker with minimal fuss and stress!
Transition can often be a busy and sometimes confusing place on event day. Make sure you know your swim exit, bike out & in and run out to help gain those precious seconds! Familiarise yourself with the one-way system and look out for something visual near your bike slot, making it easy to spot when you are running into transition.
Make sure your bike is set up in the right gear. You don’t want to be left struggling in the first few meters of the event.
TRANSITION MAP (Senior)
TRANSITION MAP (Junior)
While participants have access to public toilets and outdoor showers at Gyllyngvase Beach, we highly recommend arriving in your swim costume/trunks for the adult triathlon. This will allow you to take off no longer needed layers in the transition zone and help with social distancing and hygiene rules. Please only keep the gear you need for the cycle and run leg in the transition zone as space is limited. Store unnecessary kit in your car or near registration at your own risk.
Please proceed through the finish arch, keeping the finish area clear for other participants to run in. Make sure you take off your chip and place it in the bucket provided. While we would love to hand you your well deserved medal personally, we have opted to keep them individually wrapped for you to pick up on a table in the finish area to comply with our hygiene rules.
There will be water available at the finish area. Please use it to refill your own bike bottle to limit any waste. Hot and cold drinks, as well as food will be available to purchase near the finish.
Presentations will be outside at the finish area at approximately 11:30am (adults) and 5:00pm (juniors) with prizes awarded to the 1st to 3rd place winners, male and female, in the following age groups (age as of 31-Dec of participating year):
You will receive a chip-timing device for the duration of the race. Competitors must wear their allocated chip on their left ankle throughout the event and ensure they place it in the bucket provided at the end of the race. Lost chips are subject to a £30 fee to replenish our stock.
Live results will not be available on site due to social distancing rules. We will upload all timings within 24h of the event to intotri.com/cornish-tri
Spectators are most welcome at IntoTRI’s Cornish Tri Series. In Falmouth, the specatator zone on the beach has a view over the swim course and finish area, as well as the junior run course. For safety and security reasons spectators can NOT enter the following areas:
IntoTRI’s Cornish Tri Series is staged on open roads (adult event only). Please be mindful of other road users and pedestrians/cyclists. Marshals are placed at strategic points to ensure your safety and keep the impact on other road users to a minimum. Please follow their directions at all times, they are there to make the event enjoyable and safe for all, not to prevent PBs.
If you have any problems whilst out on the course, please stay where you are and tell the next competitor that you see. We will get out to you as soon as possible and bring both you and/or your bike back to the leisure centre. If you see a competitor in trouble please notify a marshal who will be in contact with the organiser via mobile phone.
If you withdraw from the event at any time, please let the event director know as we may think that you are still out on the course and will go to search for you. Contact details: Michael Burkert
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ATHLETE PACK - FALMOUTH TRIATHLON
Please familiarise yourself with the briefing notes below, which replace the mandatory race briefing on site. Any last minute announcements from the race director will be displayed on a notice board at registration.
The Micro Goat is a fun, non-timed introduction to intoTRI’s Mini Tri events. To help with social distancing, we are using a rolling start, limiting the number of children on course to max 15. Parents are encouraged to support their children in a socially distanced area to change from run to bike and bike to run.
Please take your child's bike out of the transition zone and proceed to the start location 10min before the start of the event.
The Scoot and Bike routes follow a flat out and back circuit on tarmac. Children scoot 2x laps of the course before picking up their bikes from their parents, who will be waiting in a dedicated area. After cycling 2x laps, participants drop off bikes with their parents and head out for a 400m run through Queen Mary Gardens to the finish, where they can collect their well deserved medal. Marshals will be at hand to direct your children around the course.
COURSE MAPS (interactive)
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Body-mark yourself for the swim at home! Please use a marker pen to:
The event is run under and in accordance with British Triathlon rules. Wetsuits will be mandatory - shortie or full body (current water temperature is 17-18 degrees).
There will be an optional wetsuit zone alongside the end of the swim exit funnel, where parents can help their children to take off their wetsuits (max one parent per child). Please note that children still have to take wetsuits, hat and goggles to the transition zone, no kit can be left in the wetsuit zone or with parents.
SWIM TO BIKE TRANSITION
Please be mindful of other beach users as you run from the shore to transition. The time will be taken at transition so the run to transition up the coast path will be included in your swim time.
The hand over from swim to bike will be in the transition zone. Bike riders will need to wait to the left hand side of their racked bike. Once the timing chip has been handed over and fastened to the cyclist’s ankle, riders can put on their helmet, fasten the straps and un-rack their bike.
Distance - Little Seal: 9.7k
The bike course follows a 5k loop from Gylly Beach around Pendennis Castle. Cliff Rd is partially closed for the event while the remainder of the route follows open roads (the 2k section along Castle Drive makes use of the one-way system around the castle). Little Seal participants complete 2x laps of the course.
Distance - Big Seal: 19.4k
The bike course follows a 5k loop from Gylly Beach around Pendennis Castle. Cliff Rd is partially closed for the event while the remainder of the route follows open roads (the 2k section along Castle Drive makes use of the one-way system around the castle). Big Seal participants complete 4x laps of the course.
Loops - Mini Tri: 1x (8y), 2x (9-10y), 4x (11-12y), 8x (13/14y), 8x (15-16y)
(All age groups as of 31-Dec of the participating year)
Mini Tri participants follow a fully tarmacked multi lap course on Cliff Rd and Queen Mary Rd, which are closed for the event.
Note: While we have taken every care to mark the non-drafting course with large yellow signs, competitors are responsible for negotiating the route correctly, safely and within the rules of the road. Marshals along the course do NOT have the authority to stop traffic.
Note: There will be marshals at hand at key points along the course; however it is the child’s responsibility to know the route. All children will need to complete the appropriate number of laps according to their age before returning to the transition zone to rack their bikes.
Please note, we will NOT hand out lap bands to help with lap counting for the time being due to increased Covid-19 hygiene standards and to maintain a safe distance between marshals and athletes.
The following highlights the key hazards along the bike route to be mindful of, it is NOT a full route description. Please check the interactive map below where these hazards are highlighted as N1-8:
Any rule violations and inappropriate competitor conduct may result in disqualification in accordance with British Triathlon rules and the event code of conduct.
The following highlights the key hazards along the Mini Tri bike route to be mindful of, it is NOT a full route description. Please check the interactive map below where these hazards are highlighted as N2-5:
After completing the bike leg, the bike needs to be racked first before the timing chip can be handed over to the runner waiting to the left of the bike slot.
COURSE MAP (interactive)
Distance - Little Seal: 2.7k
The Little Seal run course takes in a subsection of the Big Seal route with a scenic 2.5k out and back loop following the seafront walkway along Cliff Rd.
Note: While we have taken every care to mark the course with pink signs, competitors are responsible for negotiating the route correctly, safely and within the rules of the road. Marshals along the course do NOT have the authority to stop traffic.
Distance - Big Seal: 5k
The Big Seal run course follows a fully tarmacked 5k loop from Gylly Beach around Pendennis Castle in the opposite direction to the bike course with runners staying on the segregated sidewalk at all times.
Loops Mini Tri: 8y: 1x; 9/10y: 2x; 11/12y: 3x, 13/14y: 4x; 15/16y: 6x
The Mini Seal run route follows a multi lap course in and around Queen Mary Gardens to the finish line on Gylly Beach.
Note: There will be marshals at hand at key points along the course; however it is the child’s responsibility to know the route. All children will need to complete the appropriate number of laps according to their age before crossing the finish line.
The following highlights the key hazards along the Little Seal run route to be mindful of. It is NOT a full route description. Please check the interactive maps below, where these hazards are highlighted as N1-4.
The following highlights the key hazards along the Big Seal run route to be mindful of. It is NOT a full route description. Please check the interactive maps below, where these hazards are highlighted as N1-7.
The following highlights the key hazards along the Mini Seal run route to be mindful of, it is NOT a full route description. Please check the interactive map below where these hazards are highlighted as N1-4:
No assistance is permitted in the transition area (except for marshals helping our youngest participants to unrack their bikes). Please only enter the transition area where instructed to do so when racking your bike before your start as other competitors will already be racing and we do not want any chips being triggered by mistake.
Please proceed through the finish arch, keeping the finish area clear for other participants to run in. Make sure you take off your chip and place it in the bucket provided. Grab your well earned finish medal and water from the table just past the finish line.
Presentations will be outside at the finish area at approximately 11:30am (adults) and 5:00pm (juniors) with prizes awarded to the 1st to 3rd place age group winners, male and female.
Please proceed through the finish arch, keeping the finish area clear for other participants to run in. Grab your well earned finish medal and water from the table just past the finish line.
The start list and mandatory pre-event forms will be available in this section from Thursday, 21-September.
In order to unlock your individual start time, registration slot and bike rack number, please complete the online check-in below and SUBMIT THE FORM. Athletes without a form submission will NOT be allowed to start at Falmouth Triathlon on 24-Sep.
IMPORTANT: Remember to BRING YOUR EVENT TICKET on event day (on phone or print out). The barcode will be scanned at registration. The ticket was sent to you by email when you booked your entry for Falmouth Triathlon or shortly after.
NOTE: If multiple athletes are linked to your booking, this form needs to be filled in and submitted by each athlete (or parent on their behalf if under 18y).
You entered the event as a BTF member. Please fill in your details and upload your BTF ID to unlock your start time, registration slot and bike rack number
While participating in events organised by intoTRI, social distancing must be practiced and face coverings worn in all indoor settings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, intoTRI has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, intoTRI cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not engage in intoTRI events. By attending an intoTRI event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:
Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and, contact intoTRI at firstname.lastname@example.org if he/she experiences symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating or volunteering with intoTRI.