On 25 May 2013 In BRAT Birmingham Triathlon News

The BRAT Sprint and Standard Triathlon – August 11th 2013

 

The BRAT Sprint and Standard Triathlon will once again be held at the West Midlands Water Ski Centre which is just a short drive from Birmingham City Centre. The venue provides a perfect place for beginners who are looking for their first open water race as well as being ideal for the experienced triathlete.

 

*Sprint = 750m open water, 21Km Bike, 5Km Run

The Swim is a 750m open water swim in the water ski lake, with competitors swimming 350M out to the second marker where they will take a right turn and head back to the shore and swim exit. From swim exit competitors will run up a carpeted slip way to a grass transition.

Competitors will start in waves of Male and Female.

The Bike route is a flat 21Km course and will be fast with no hills where you will be rewarded with the effort you put in on this bike leg. The route will be patrolled by draft marshals so please do not draft.

The Run will be around the perimiter of the water ski lakes and so will provide the perfect traffic free run. You will leave transition to the edge of the lake where you will pass the water stand followed by 600m along a flat path. This path will lead to a right hand turn through a large gate where you will find the first and only climb of the run route, Pikes ridge, which is a gentle gradient climb of 300 metres on grass. From here it is a 100 metre flat run where you will start you decent down to the lakes edge and at the bottom of the ridge will be the turnaround point.

The turnaround point will be the top of your first lap. The run to complete this lap will be flat and on grass. This will take you back to the club house where a turnmarker will be situated. From here you will complete the lap again before heading towards the cheering crowds at finish line.

*Standard = 1,500m open water, 40Km Bike, 10Km Run

The Swim is a 1,500m open water swim in the water ski lake, with competitors swimming 750M out to the second marker where they will take a right turn and head back to the shore and swim exit. From swim exit competitors will run up a carpeted slip way to a grass transition.

Competitors will start in waves of Male and Female, as well as divided by age groups.

The Bike route is a flat 40Km course and will be fast with no hills where you will be rewarded with the effort you put in on this bike leg. The route will be patrolled by draft marshals so please do not draft.

The Run will be around the perimiter of the water ski lakes and will entail 4 laps of the course in total to achieve the 10Km. You will leave transition to the edge of the lake where you will pass the water stand followed by 600m along a flat path. This path will lead to a right hand turn through a large gate where you will find the first and only climb of the run route, Pikes ridge, which is a gentle gradient climb of 300 metres on grass. From here it is a 100 metre flat run where you will start you decent down to the lakes edge and at the bottom of the ridge will be the turnaround point.

The turnaround point will be the top of your first lap. The run to complete this lap will be flat and on grass. This will take you back to the club house where a turnmarker will be situated. From here you will complete the lap on 3 more occasions before heading towards the cheering crowds at finish line.

 

Swim, bike and run maps are all available on the 3D Tri website

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