Jump in on July 9th...
New Open Water Swims & Kids Aquathlons based at the stunning Bewl Water, Kent. We've four great events lined up for adults and children – sign up and jump in...
The Inaugural Swim Bewl will be a 1 mile lap circuit, There is great visibility for spectators and crew from the The Waterfront Lawns or along the Dam. There will be an "Australian Exit" after each lap, passing over a timing mat and through the Hydration & Nutrition area before heading back to the water for more laps or to The Finish Gantry after your final lap. The Kids Aquathlon runs will use the path and dam. Please see the image below.
Following the success of our Kids Aquathlons at www.sussextriathlon.co.uk, We are pleased to promote our new kids events this year at Bewl Water. We'll have a tightly, canoe marshaled, swim course with plenty of support to for children between the ages of 8-16yrs to compete. A stunning venue for kids to race in and then enjoy the day at Bewl water.
The event takes place between 9-11am on Sunday 9th July 2017 before the main adult events above Categories are;
Novice Try an Aquathlon – 8yrs+ – 50m swim/600m run
Tri Star 1 – 9-10yrs – 150m swim/1500m run
Tri Star 2 – 11-12yrs – 250m swim/2km run
Tri Star 3 – 13-14yrs – 400m swim/3km run
Youth 15 – 16yrs – 400m swim/3km run
Situated near the picturesque town of Lamberhurst and the beautiful Scotney Castle and within an hours drive of Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Ashford, Eastbourne and Sevenoaks via the adjacent A21, Bewl Water makes for a great day out on the Kent and Sussex border.
Bewl Water Estate Office,
Kent, TN3 8JH
We're pleased to have The Tri Store on board to provide a wetsuit hire package for the event. £25 provides you with 2 weeks hire, allowing time to practice in your suit before the Swim Bewl events. Please get in touch with THE TRI STORE to discuss your requirements and book your suit...
49 Grove Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TX
Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm
01323 417071 • www.thetristore.com
What will the course be?
The planned course will be a 1 mile rectangular lap, please see the course map further up the website. This is the first year of the race and we have to work closely with Bewl Water Estate and Southern water to create a safe event which also accommodates all other interests on the Bewl water reservoir.
How long do I have to complete the swims?
The swims plan to start at 11:30am with the 10km, all swimmers have to be completed by 4pm, so 4hrs 30 mins!
The 1 mile and 5km wave will start shortly after the 10k swimmers
.Please do ensure you are comfortable in open water and with the distance you chose to compete in. These are serious physical efforts, so do ensure adequate training, good nutrition, good equipment (goggles / wetsuit) are all in place up to your event.
Will there be a feed station?
After each lap swimmers will exit the reservoir in an “Australian Exit” in this short section you pass over timing mats to get a split for each lap and pass through the Nutrition and Hydration area to take on valuable nutrition. Once you have completed the correct number of laps for your event, you head to the Finish gantry instead of returning into the water.
Can I get out or have a rest at any point?
Yes, you can rest during each “Australian Exit”. As well as the nutrition and hydration area, there will be the medical team if required, plus spectators to cheer you. You will have to stay within the channel exit area, unless you retire from the event.
Can friends / family access watch?
Yes, the views from the lawns and the Dam across the reservoir are stunning. The pictures on the website should give you an idea. There are great facilities at Bewl water, including café, restaurant, kids play areas, bike hire and off course walks around the reservoir.
Do I have to finish the Swim inside the 4hrs 30 mins hour cut off time?
Yes, the whole event has to finish by 4pm. If it is clear that a swimmer will not complete another lap in the remaining time they will not be able to enter the reservoir, you will be given a final time for the number of laps you completed. You will still receive a bespoke finishers medal.
Can I bring my own hydration and nutrition products for the event?
Yes, there will be tables where you can leave your own hydration and nutrition. Please ensure it is clearly marked, and it is your responsibility to find it as you exit and go through the feed station area.
Do I have to use a wetsuit?
In this Inaugural year of the event we require swimmers to wear wetsuits. Again we have to work closely with the venue and water board to ensure safety for everyone involved. We hope to introduce non-wetsuit races in 2018! We would also recommend a specific swimming / triathlon wetsuit. Kids Aquathlons will be dependant on water temperature to adhere to BTF rules and permit.
Can I hire a wetsuit?
We have partnered up with THE TRI STORE based in Eastbourne who are offering a 2 week hire package for £25. This allows you to practice and become familiar with the wetsuit before competing on July 9th. Please see the website under “wetsuit” for further details.
Will there be water safety cover and medical cover?
Yes, Wealden medical will be in place to provide medical cover for all swimmers, and there will be plenty of water safety crew in place o the water around the whole course.
Is there Camping?
Yes, Bewl Water estate allow athletes to camp during our events. There are toilets, but no showers. Bewl charge £10 per night for tents, campers or motorhomes and they will collect this when you arrive.
What else can we do at Bewl Water?
For further details on the venue please visit. www.bewlwater.co.uk
There is a small charge per car to enter into Bewl, please see website for details. Then all spectators etc in the car can stay all day.
How can I contact the event?
Please email email@example.com
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