All Club Members are welcome. Whether you are having your first tri or doing that final prep for an international event, there’s something for you all.
A series of training events 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 put the different elements together. 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 training 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 below. 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. 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.
Results will be posted along with current championship standings on the WebScorer web site as soon as possible after each event.
We have five Summer Series courses – A, B, C, D and E
For the 2023 season, courses A and C are back. Courses A, B and C have transition and the finish in the Coach Park of John Port School, Etwall. The start will be in the pool at the Leisure Centre and will finish back at the Coach Park.
Courses D and E are back! These both start and end at the Lavender Patch in Hilton, circulating away and back for both the bike and run. These are our open water sessions and are a great introduction to open water triathlons or to help gain confidence for the new season.
Route Name Swim Distance (Lengths) Bike Distance Bike Course Run Distance Run Course
A 200m (8) 10.6 Km (6.6mi) A course Bike Route 2.2Km (1.36mi) A course Run Route
B 400m (16) 15.0Km (9,32mi) B Course Bike Route 4.0Km (2.51mi) B Course Run Route
C 500m (20) 28.8Km (17.94mi) C Course Bike Route 4.8Km (3.01mi) C Course Run Route
D TBC 14.0Km (8.7mi) D Course Bike Route 3.5Km (2.17mi) D Course Run Route
E TBC 30.5Km (18398mi) E Course Bike Route 5.6Km (3.51mi) E Course Run Route
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.
Sign up closes at 18:00.
See below for the dates of each event.
All Club Members must sign up in advance to participate in the Summer Series, no entries by just turning up. To do this log into your account and use the Events and Coached Sessions sign up page.
- Thursday 11th May – A Course
- Thursday 25th May – B Course
- Thursday 1st June – C Course
- Tuesday 13th June – D Course
- Thursday 29th June – C Course
- Tuesday 11th July – D Course
- Thursday 20th July – C Course
- Tuesday 1st August – E Course
- Tuesday 8th August – D Course
- Thursday 17th August – B Course
- Thursday 7th September – B Course
For any questions relating to the Summer Series please contact our Summer Series Coordinator – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org