Aquathlons

Key information

You will find lots of information about the events below, but if you have any questions please email us on: [email protected].

The popular Tuesday evening Aquathlons are held at Trafford Water Sports Centre, Sale Water Park. This is a fantastic race venue with an 800m 2-lap swim and 5km 2-lap run course (Juniors complete half the distance) – keeping it simple for optimal race conditions!

The dates for the 2024 Aquathlons are:

  • Tuesday 21 May 2024
  • Tuesday 11 June 2024
  • Tuesday 16 July 2024
  • Tuesday 13 August 2024

With a race start time of 6:45pm and 6:40pm for juniors, these events make a perfect mid-week hit-out!

Entry Details

Start Time: 18:45pm
Venue: Sale Water Park – M33 2LX
Cost Per Race:

  • Adults £16
  • TriStar 3/Youths/Juniors £8
  • We also have a special offer, all four races for £54
Registration

Registration is open from 1800 hrs until 1835 hrs. At Registration, please ensure that you receive a race number & 4 safety pins (if applicable).

If you are already a British Triathlon member you must bring your up to date race licence or will be required to purchase a Race Pass. 

If you are not a current British Triathlon member, in order to participate in these events, you are required to become a member of British Triathlon and hold a race licence. You must either become a Core or Ultimate annual member here https://www.britishtriathlon.org/join or purchase a single use Race Pass for your race from the relevant link below. There is a separate link for each race and you will need to follow each link if you are doing all 4 races. 

21 May: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/mtc-sale-aquathlon-1-2024_15711

11 June: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/mtc-sale-aquathlon-2-2024_15712

16th July: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/mtc-sale-aquathlon-3-2024_15713

13th August: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/mtc-sale-aquathlon-4-2023_15714

Pricing 

Adults: £16 per race or £54 for all four

Tristar 3/Youths/Juniors: £8 per race or £23 for all four

Event Details

The events are being held at Sale Water Park, Rifle Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 2LX

Events will take place alongside the usual open water swimming sessions.

Provisional Event Programme
  • 1800 hrs – Registration open @ Trafford Watersports Centre (at the venue)
  • 1815 hrs – Transition open
  • 1835 hrs – Race briefing in transition
  • 1845 hrs – Start of open race
Parking

Parking is available at the venue outside the boathouse restaurant

It is also a short walk from Sale Water Park Metrolink stop.

Swim Course
  • Seniors swim 2 laps of the 400m course (800m in total)
  • The swim course starts in deep water and is swum in an anti clockwise direction.
  • Please take care entering and exiting the water on the concrete ramp. Ensure you use the anti-slip matting.

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Transition
  • Transition is open from 1830 hrs
  • Transition is directly to the left of the swim exit, between the lake and the Watersports Centre
  • The surface is wooden decking
  • Transition will be a single line of numbered boxes against the fencing to the edge of the lake.
  • Transition is one way only – please see diagram at reception
  • All positions will be numbered
  • Only competitors will be allowed in transition

aqua-transition-2016

Run Course
  • Exit transition and follow the path around the lake anti clockwise.
  • Each lap is 2.5km
  • On the second lap competitors run past transition
  • The run course is a very simple and easy to follow
  • Seniors run 2 laps for 5km.
  • It is the responsibility of competitors to count their own laps.
  • At approximately 250m there are stepping stones across the stream. These may not be necessary to use, it will depend on the water level, but competitors must take care if / when using these. See below for the picture…

aqua-run-2016

Stepping stones below.

It is anticipated that the water level may well be low enough not to have to use these, but should this be the case, competitors should take extra care when crossing the stepping stones, bearing in mind they are likely to be wet.

Rules

The event is conducted under the rules of the British Triathlon Federation, available at www.britishtriathlon.org.

In addition, competitors should please note:

  • The race briefing at 18.35 is compulsory for all competitors
  • Wetsuits for the swim are compulsory unless the water temperature exceeds 14º C. The water temperature will be posted at registration.
  • Swim hats must be worn at all times during the swim.
  • Race belts are permitted.
  • Do not alter or trim your race number in any way
  • Time penalties will be awarded for impeding other competitors. Please ensure that your wetsuit is placed in your plastic tub.
  • Please follow all instructions given by race marshals and officials.
Safety
  • Take care when entering/exiting the water.
  • Safety boats, and rescue kayaks will be on hand to assist where necessary.
Results
  • Results will be published online as soon after the event as possible.
  • Please do not ask the timekeepers for your time or placing whilst the race is in progress.