Dorney Lake, Lake End Road, Eton College, WINDSOR. SL4 6FJ
Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake near Windsor, this event takes you in and around the perimeter of the iconic water on a summer evening, whether for a quick workout in the Super Sprint, or something more challenging at the Sprint distance.
The legendary Eton Dorney, as Dorney Lake was referenced in London 2012, held 30 events throughout the Olympics, with Team GB taking a total of 12 medals. Soak up the atmosphere and invoke their heroics to inspire you to a new PB!
The Dorney Lake course is nestled amongst 450 acres of glorious parkland which includes an Arboretum and Nature Conservation area whilst being just a few miles from Windsor and a short drive from Heathrow airport and west London.
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Entry on the Day will not be available at these events.
These events will be Licensed with the British Triathlon Federation (BTF).
Start Times: Between 18:30 - 19:00. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time (prioritising quicker times) and communicated prior to each event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.
These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.
NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.
One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.
Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.
Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.
Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.
The Swim takes place in the lake.
The Cycle route is flat, on tarmac (drafting not permitted) and follows a route around the lake perimeter.
The Run is flat, on tarmac, and consist of an out-and-back alongside the lake.
These events are suitable for participants of all abilities but perfect for beginners or those just starting out in this event.
Bib Numbers (and bike stickers/swimming caps where applicable) will only be available for collection at each event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.
To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.
Participants will also be provided with an ankle tag and neoprene strap which must be returned on completing the event. Swimming caps need not be returned.
Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of each event.
All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week.
Marshals will be present on the course throughout these events.
Course Markings, including arrows, tape and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.
Pacers will not be offered at these events.
Photography will be provided at these events, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of each event.
Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.
Bag Drop will not be available at these events. Participants should leave all belongings with their vehicle where possible and arrive ready to run.
Water Stations will be available on these courses.
Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the start & finish area for use throughout these events.
Refreshments are not expected be available at these events.
There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at these events.
Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators will not be permitted at these events.
These events are suitable for Wheelchair Users. Participants wishing to compete with specialised equipment are asked to contact us before entering to ensure we can accommodate any additional requirements.
The use of Earphones/Headphones is prohibited throughout these events.
Although these events take place at a private venue, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals and any other persons at all times.
With respect to a Time-Limit for these events, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish areas at approximately 20:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.
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For details on planning your journey and available parking facilities, please visit www.dorneylake.co.uk/visit.aspx