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FAQs
Location?
What are the distances?
How do I enter?
What age group I am in?
What age group I am in?
Can someone else register and rack my belongings for me?
Is there a minimum age?
Infos about Transition Zone

Swim facts

Can we practice the swim course prior the event?
Are wetsuits allowed?
If I need assistance in the swim, what should I do?

Bike facts
Can I use a hybrid/mountain bike?
I want to make changes to my personal details (address, email), how do I do this?
Will there be a relay entry?

Run course facts
What do I have to do if I have to pull out from the race earlier?
Can my friends/family/spectator run down the finish line with me?
What are the cut off times?
What is the race week schedule?
Where can I find the general race information and rules?
Who do I contact regarding race photos?
Where can I sign up to volunteer?
Will spectators be able to take their cars on course to follow athletes?

Location?
The swim starts from the water’s edge at Theatre By The Lake Keswick. The bike course is one continuous ride around the towns of West Cumbria. The run is 5 laps around Keswick Portinscale Back to top

What are the distances?
Swim 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometers)
Bike 112 miles (180 kilometers)
Run 26.2 miles (42,2 kilometers)

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How do I enter?

Entries are open to individuals or relay teams (one swimmer, one cyclist, one runner). Entries are taken online with payment by credit/debit card. No other payment option is available.

Once the entry process is completed and payment processed, you will receive a confirmation email which details your race entry.

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What is included in the entry fee?
The entry fee includes
- All the Race Organisation required for The Lakesman Triathlon including transition area, swim course, swim safety cover, medical cover, traffic management for but not excluding road closures, stewards and volunteers.
- Race entry into The Lakesman
- Race day nutrition at the aid stations
- A Finisher T-Shirt
- A Finisher-Medal

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What age group I am in?
Age group is determined by age on 31.12.2018

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Can someone else register and rack my belongings for me?
No, the athlete racing must register and rack their own bike/bags. Photo ID will be requested in registration.

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Is there a minimum age?
Yes, athletes must be 18 on race day.

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Infos about Transition Zone
You will be given coloured bags when you register for your bike and run gear. Your bike shoes can be attached to the pedals if you wish. No items are permitted to be in transition other than items placed in your coloured bags and racked accordingly.

Bike Gear Bag, this bag is for kit you need for your cycle leg, including your helmet (you can have your helmet on the bike). You will enter the bikebag area upon entering the transition, here you will change and then head to collect your bike.

Run Gear Bag, put all the kit you need for your run in this bag. Once you have racked your bike you will enter the run bag area, here you will change and head to the run course.

Clean Gear/finish bag is for the clothing that you require after the race. This bag will be in the athletes transition area and available to collect as soon as you finish the race.

Bikes, and bike and run bags must be racked at the same time according to the race weekend schedule.

When you come to rack, your bike, your helmet and bags must have your race numbers securely applied to them. You must have your helmet on with the strap fastened and be wearing your race number.

You will have access to your bike and run bags on race morning and you can access your bike.

You must have your helmet fastened before removing your bike from the rack and keep it fastened until you have placed your bike back on the rack having finished the course.

Clean gear/finish bag will be handed over at the transition area.

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Swim facts

The swim is a mass start from the lake shore. Please consider your swim ability when choosing your start position.

The swim is one clockwise lap and the cut off time to be out of the water is 2 hours 20 minutes after the race start.

There is a 100m run to reach transition.
Wetsuits are compulsory unless the water temperature exceeds 24.5 degrees. British Triathlon guidance on temperature/distance will be followed.

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Can we practice the swim course prior the event?
This is done entirely at your own risk and the organisors advise you to refrain from this practice.

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Are wetsuits allowed?
Yes, depending on water temperature.

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If I need assistance in the swim, what should I do?
If you feel the need, please turn on your back and raise an arm in the air to attract attention from the swim safety crew. There will be lifeguards on hand to check that you are ok and assist if necessary. Note that a triathlon wetsuit provides buoyancy and you would be able to float with minimal effort should you need to take a few seconds to regain your composure.

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Bike facts
The Bike course is 112 miles. There are regular Aid Stations

Ipods, MP3 players, cameras, mobile phones etc are not permitted on the course.
Your race number must be worn on your back for the cycle leg

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Can I use a hybrid/mountain bike?
Yes, however we strongly advice use of a road or time trial bike to enable you to meet the cut off times.

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I want to make changes to my personal details (address, email), how do I do this?
Should you wish to change any information to your registration, please send an email with the following information to
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Name
Registration No.
Information to be changed
You will receive an email when the alterations have been made.

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Will there be a relay entry?
Yes, one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner.

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Run course facts
The run course of The Lakesman Triathlon 2018 is 42,2 km with 5 loops, with 3 Aid Stations per lap
Ipods, MP3 players, mobile phones etc are not permitted on the course
Your race number must be worn on your front.

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What do I have to do if I have to pull out from the race earlier?
If you have to pull out from the race before finishing, you must inform one of our referees or officials directly. The organization is responsible for every athlete from the start to the end of the race. If you do not inform about your withdrawal, we will start searching for you; for this reason, it is very important for us to know about your withdrawal immediately.

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Can my friends/family/spectator run down the finish line with me?
Yes, this will be directed by a race official in the finish chute. Please be aware that if the finish chute is congested at that time you may be held back to allow other competitors before your supporters are allowed into the area.

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What are the cut off times?
Swim - 2:20hrs after race start. (08:20am)
Bike - 10:00hrs after race start (16:00pm)
Run – 16.45hrs after race start (22:45pm)
The race finishes at 22:45 any athletes still on the course can finish but will not register a finish time in the race results.

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What is the race week schedule?
You can find the race week schedule here>>

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Where can I find the general race information and rules?
You can read the Rules & Regulations
here>>

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Who do I contact regarding race photos?
Details of photographs will be published on the official website

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Where can I sign up to be a marshal?
You can find more information
get in touchwith us.

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Will spectators be able to take their cars on course to follow athletes?
We strongly urge all spectators to follow instruction in the athlete guide for recommended viewing places. Entrants are asked to encourage their friends and family not to try and follow them on the course; this is in the interests of the athlete’s and other road users safety.