With the prospect of Covid restrictions being lifted in June, we hope that we will be able to offer a summer Series experience for club members in 2021. Dates and details of each session will be updated below as soon as this is agreed.
All Club Members are welcome. Whether you are having your first try or doing that final race prep for an international event, there’s something for you all.
A series of training triathlons of varying distance which provide great transition and brick training with that competitive element. You can turn up and compete in as many or as few Summer Series races as you like, but if you compete in sufficient events and score highly enough then you could be crowned ladies or gents DTC Summer Series Champion.
If you are new to triathlon then this is the way to learn how to race. The first practice event is particularly aimed at those new to triathlon and new to the summer series. So if you’re a bit unsure please come along. We hope to have one of the coaches to talk and walk you through the whole thing.
Unfortunately these training sessions are only open to Club Members.
These are practice events, the routes are not marked either with directions or ‘Caution Cyclist’ signs therefore you must be careful and learn the routes. The routes can be found here on our Strava page. These are non-drafting events, please follow the Highway Code and give way as necessary at junctions.
To ensure the success and safety of the Summer Series we need volunteers, ideally 3, to be timekeepers and marshals.
The rota and signup of helpers can be found by clicking here. If you are thinking of taking part in the summer series please also volunteer to marshal.
Should we have insufficient marshals, due to safety considerations, then someone who was expecting to take part will have to help out. We expect that anyone wanting to be eligible for the club trophies will have helped out in some capacity.
The cost of each summer series event will be £5.
These are training events. While there are life guards at the swimming pool and safety marshals at the open water, you are entirely responsible for your own safety while riding and running. You must complete a disclaimer (same one for time trial & open water) before taking part. Only one disclaimer is needed for all DTC events in a calendar year, it is found on this link – DTC Members Disclaimer.
A printable version is available – here
No disclaimer no race.
There will be a male and female competition. Points are awarded as follows:- 20 for 1st, through to 1 for the 20th finisher. Your best 4 results (not including the handicap) will count to your final score. At the end of the series the male and female with the highest score will win. In the event of a tie, places will be determined by the results of head to head encounters. If this fails to find a winner the results of a 5th race will be included.
The Summer Series takes place over five defined courses. A, B, C, D and E
For the A, B and C courses (pool based events), transition is located in the John Port School coach park near the swimming pool at Etwall leisure centre and the bike and run legs will start and finish here.
Click on the route distance in the table to see the route map.
The D and E courses will be based at our open water swimming venue at Barton Marina, the transition area being the first car park as you enter the complex.
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All the routes above are stored in Strava, clicking on the distance takes you to the relevant map in Strava. Alternatively you can also navigate to them via our Strava group page here.
For courses A, B & C we need to clear the pool quickly, for the Juniors to use the pool, therefore the races will start promptly at 19:00 with a race briefing at 18:55 so please get here early and ensure your kit is setup before 18:45.
Registration will close at 18:50.
The Saturday D & E course races will start at 09:00, with the briefing at 08:55.
The Wednesday D course race start time will be announced closer to the event.
See below for the dates of each event.
All Club Members must signup to participate in the Summer Series. To do this log into your account and use the Events and Coached Sessions sign up page.
Dates to be posted as soon as they are available.
For any questions relating to the Summer Series please contact our Summer Series Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org