An athlete observed deliberately discarding equipment, biddons or rubbish/trash on the course other than when entering or leaving an Aid Station will receive a littering infringement. Each athlete must wear the swim cap provided in their Registration pack. 1 hour 10 minutes (1:10:00 from your individual start time). Athletes can either dive or slide into the water after crossing the start line/timing mat. A standard variance will be allowed to account for seams and jersey material (non-buoyant). The swim remains at Pennington Flash; two laps with an Aussie exit. Bike: Flat, Rolling, Hilly, TBD: Flat: Run: Flat, Rolling, Hilly, TBD: Flat: Avg Air Temp : Fahrenheit, rounded to a whole number: 73: Avg Water Temp: Fahrenheit, rounded to a whole number: 66: Airport: Must be tri-code: SYD: Register Now. Athletes are expected to follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities. The drop off/ collection points are; Great Moor Street, Bolton When you put on an event of the scale of IRONMAN then there are always concerns and issues – but no, we were not forced into changes or driven away from a particular area for example. The Ironman UK triathlon involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride finishing with a marathon into Bolton town centre. A map of the revised course is available, linked below. The bike course in Bolton will include Le Mans Crescent, where athletes will ride on the cobbles; we are really hoping that this will become a key spectator hub for the race, a bit of a Paris-Roubaix style section. A graphic showing the route and elevation profile of the Ironman UK bike course. IRONMAN reserves the right to make rule changes at any time provided all athletes are notified in writing and/or at the pre-race briefing meetings. Medical transport of any athlete will result in the athlete being classified as Did Not Finish (DNF). In Edgworth athletes will also ride past the Wayoh Reservoir, which is both vast and spectacular. Athletes must ride single file on the far left side of the bike course at all times unless making a pass or for safety reasons. This copy should match the race card. Athletes are permitted to hold on to water safety craft so long as no forward progress is made. Locations. If an athlete receives an infringement during the Run they may be required to serve a three (3) minute time penalty on the course with the Technical Official where the infringement occurred. Interactive Map The one-loop 3.8 km (2.4 mile) ROKA swim course offers a first glimpse of this stunning race in Hamburg, which many consider Germany's "Gate to the World". Athletes must pass on the right-hand side of the athlete being passed otherwise the athlete making the pass will receive an illegal pass infringement. Any cyclists unable to reach this cut-off will be collected by event sag wagons. A shirt or racing top must be worn at all times. HOKA One One Run Course: 8 hours (8:00:00 from your individual start time). Athletes found not to have completed the entire swim course will be disqualified. Ironman Arizona, USA. To ensure the safety of the public and the competitors, a number of changed traffic conditions will be implemented on Sunday 24 November. The garment may not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder nor extend past the knees. Rules Applying To All Segments Of The Race. Click here to see the full breakdown on veloviewer.com. From town and starting the lap, you will head towards Ramsbottom where you will ride past the famous climb of The Rake – though with a maximum gradient of 22%, most athletes will be pleased to know they are not riding that particular piece of road! This website is powered by SportsEngine's. All age group & team athletes will now start from a pontoon in the main competition lake. This race is known for its iconic spectator support, incredible North West English bike course scenery, and impressive finish line in the heart of the town centre. Moorland fires in the region forced adjustments to this year’s course – the race went ahead with a reduced bike of 95 miles. 8 hours (8:00:00 from your individual start time). Athletes must wear their race number bib on the front of their run top or race belt and the number must be visible at all times on the course. This includes while you dismount, and until you have racked your bike. Goes from Breightmet Golf … Should any athlete have an Adverse Analytical Finding according to the WTC Anti-Doping code, all procedures with regards to the handling of the sample, notification, testing of the B Sample, adjudication and suspensions will be in accordance with WTC rules. They will then instruct you what your penalty is for, and what you need to do. In what is a case of Deja Vu, just over 12 months ago after IRONMAN UK announced some significant event changes to the 2018 edition of the race, we spoke to Race Director, Sam Brawn, to find our more about those plans. Failure to comply after withdrawing from the race may result in an athlete being prevented from competing in any IRONMAN event in the future. Crazy crowds along the long run up the "zig zag" stairs and into transition will make this a once in a lifetime experience for any athlete. Indicative Start Times Table is an example only and subject to change prior to race day. That still doesn’t make it easy to do! The draft distance is 12 metres (7 bike lengths) between bikes measured from the back edge of the rear wheel of the leading bicycle to the leading edge of the front wheel of the following bicycle. Both are managed by Webmasters. No fins, aqua socks, gloves, paddles, snorkels or floatation devices of any kind are allowed. Use of such devices may result in disqualification. I’ll start this week’s analyses with Ironman UK. Can you talk us through some of the major changes to the route? They were certainly warmly received by the athletes. Because of the impacts of the moorland fires last year, that opened up a lot more discussions and avenues with people who through that process got to better understand what we do, how we work, and were then keen to work more closely with us moving forward. Athletes not complying will receive a drafting infringement. If the water temperature is not greater than 24.5oC/76.1oF wetsuits are optional. No athlete can use a Performance Enhancing drug or procedure. Technical officials will alert competitors of penalties by gaining the competitor’s attention. Having worked hard on the run course and transition / town centre elements for the 2018 race, indirectly, those discussions have helped open the door for us be able to work on making some changes and improvements for the bike route which was the next area that we wanted to develop. IRONMAN UK has introduced its updated bike course giving athletes an exciting new challenge at the iconic Bolton-based race taking place 14 July 2019, ushering in the most significant changes since the first race in Bolton ten years ago. This year's event will feature an Age Group Rolling Swim Start for all age group & team athletes. Details ; Reviews ; Who's In ... Bolton is known for its iconic spectator support, incredible North West English bike course scenery, and impressive finish line in the heart of the town centre. There will be several new features included in this year's 1900m Roka Swim Course. This race is known for its iconic spectator support, incredible North West English bike course scenery, and impressive finish line in the heart of the town centre. Ignore the time stamp as the camera hadn't been updated. Athletes official individual race time will start when they cross the clearly marked start line/timing mat on the pontoon. One of the most memorable part of the Ironman UK 2019 bike course remains, and athletes will still climb past Black Dog Pub in Belmont and onto Sheephouse Lane before heading back towards Bolton. If an athlete is reported for an infringement during the Swim they may be required to serve a three (3) minute time penalty at the swim exit before entering the bike compound. ‘The new IRONMAN UK bike course gives athletes and spectators more all-round – more locations, more support, more challenges, more of Bolton.’ IRONMAN UK has earned a reputation for being a challenging race with some of the best spectator support and race atmospheres in Europe. After Edgworth the route goes towards Belmont – which we think will be another big crowd hotspot – and then joins the old course, but in reverse. The Bolton event took place on Sunday with a field in excess of 1,800 athletes competing for 40 Kona age group slots. From here competitors will continue east towards Bury and continue the 3-lap bike course. No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed. For us, we think by making some changes to the route we can offer the athlete an improved experience, particularly in relation to the beauty of the environment they are cycling in, as we feel we’ve been able to include some stunning new roads in some great new locations. You can avoid being overtaken by stronger swimmers by seeding yourself with athletes of a similar skill and ability. The water temperature will again be taken on race morning and the final ruling on wetsuit use will be continuously announced up to the time Transition closes. Hero Text Instructions. I’ve been in an ongoing consultation processes with all of the stakeholders since last September in order to get to where we are today. Communication devices of any type are strictly forbidden during competition. The three-loop 112 mile bike course runs in an anti-clockwise direction. A pass occurs when the leading edge of the overtaking athlete’s front wheel passes the leading edge of the front wheel of the athlete being passed. This … We find out that the last minute difficulties which impacted last years race (the wildfires on the moors), have – indirectly – helped to process of change for 2019. Fraud, theft, abusive treatment of volunteers or others and acts of poor sportsmanship are grounds for immediate disqualification and will result in an athlete being suspended from competing in any IRONMAN event in the future. While it’s been hosted in Bolton for a decade this year’s race saw large changes to the bike course. Brian Fogarty … The IronMan UK Bike Course in 2019 had around 15m of climbing for every km (so around 2600m over the 180km). It is essential that race officials know where athletes are on the course at all times. Given these remain for 2019, I’m assuming that those worked well? Another year on and this time around, the next phase in the development of the Bolton-based event includes significant changes to the bike course which were announced earlier today. Home > Triathlon News > Event News > IRONMAN UK Race Director talks 2019 bike course changes. Once all athletes from an Age Group wave have crossed the start line/timing mat and entered the water there will be a gap in the start line flow. The new course has had a major impact on results, slowing an already slow Ironman further. 5 hours (5:00:00 from your individual start time). * It IS permissible for an athlete who is still competing to run with other athletes who are still competing. Welcome to the Facebook page for all English IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events. Athletes who fail to complete the pass will receive a drafting infringement. Athletes will be released at intervals, in pairs, across the start line/timing mat. Run Course Map Transition 1 srART enningt0fï Swim Course Mapp- 112 - Miles subject to alterations Pendle ury M602 20 Leigh ft) altitude difference Eccles M60 Swim course Bike course Run course M62 100 m (328,084 ft) O mi 10 mi @ IRONMAN 20 mi 30 mi 40 mi 50 mi 60 mi 70 mi 80 mi 90 mi 100 mi 112 mi status 13.02.2018 The IRONMAN UK 2019 bike course was seen as a new challenge to those athletes who raced it and this updated bike course will provide an exciting new challenge to all that take it on. We are expecting and hoping to see lots of spectators in Edgeworth as it is very easy for spectators to get to. Pro & Para starts will remain as mass deep water starts. The Ironman UK 180km bike course starts with a 22km ride from Pennington Flash to Anderton, where the first of two bike laps begins. Athletes may be requested to undergo drug testing before and after the event. That obviously has a huge impact on results as we’ll see in this analysis. I really think it is a positive step forward and that athletes will enjoy the event on 14th July this year. After the swim there is the point-to-point section that takes you from Pennington Flash to Horwich. Please submit your updated sponsors, titles, and dates to them. The two-loop 2.4 mile (3.8 km) swim course starts at the famous North Beach in the seaside town of Tenby. *Athletes and Spectators will be able to access Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) via Old Castlereagh Rd all day. Athletes found not to have completed the entire course may be disqualified. Any assistance required will result in disqualification if forward progress was made. This is the new addition at late notice for 2019 Ironman Bolton bike route. You must dismount your bike at the designated dismount line. IRONMAN UK - Bolton. For full details and any intermediate cut-offs please see the Athlete Information Guide. Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton is the home of England's only full-distance IRONMAN. Once again Sam has given us some time for a chat to find out more about the background to the changes, what they are trying to achieve. It is the athlete’s responsibility to know all aspects of the swim, bike and run courses. Access is via Old Castlereagh Road and cars are to enter via Gate C and exit via Gate B. Water safety and/or medical personnel reserve the right to remove an athlete from the course if deemed medically necessary. The next Age Group wave will then self seed into the 4 Start Zones and follow the same start line procedure from their designated time. Within each Age Group wave, athletes will self-seed based upon their own projected swim time, by selecting from the following 4 x Start Zones: There will be 7 Age Group/team waves that will start at the times listed on the swim start schedule. Want the latest triathlon news and advice delivered to your inbox? We were conscious previously that bases at Pennington Flash for the swim, Macron Stadium for T2 and then Bolton town centre for the finish, wasn’t ideal for anyone. Any cyclists unable to reach this cut-off will be collected by event sag wagons. From there, the course heads towards Bury, taking in Hazelhurst, Haslingden and Blackburn, past Haslingden Moor which includes several stunning reservoirs. Ironman UK moved to Bolton in 2009 and provides a challenge worthy of its M-Dot status thanks to a unique swim, sharp bike course and deceptively tough marathon The race is one of the most difficult in the world thanks to its courses and the notoriously-changeable British weather. All athletes will have 8 hours to complete the entire swim, bike, run course (subject to intermediate cut off times throughout the event). The course … Any remaining team cyclists in transition will be sent out onto the cycle course at this time. Going into town will also signal the start of a two lap course, so athletes will actually pass transition (T2) three times; at the start of the lap, end of the first lap and then when they dismount for the run. Swim: Salt River, 1 lap; Bike: Total Elevation Gain 785m/2577ft, 3 laps; Run: … That provides a much more streamlined and enjoyable experience for competitors and their families and supporters. Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton is the home of England's only full-distance IRONMAN. Today it was confirmed that changes will be made to the course for IRONMAN UK, Bolton this coming Sunday, 15th July. In addition, other rules and regulations, even if not yet recognised by the WTC Anti-Doping, may be instituted, which if such occurs, you agree to abide by. IRONMAN UK has introduced an updated bike course, giving athletes an exciting new challenge at the iconic Bolton-based race taking place 12 July 2020. IRONMAN UK Race Director talks 2019 bike course changes. The Bolton Bike course – provided by Veloviewer. Athletes found not to have completed the entire bike course will be disqualified. We’ve always wanted to try and bring more of the event into Bolton, and with those changes it meant that we could create an ‘event bubble’ of T2 / finish / registration / briefing etc within 800metres. Your helmet must remain securely fastened at all times that you are in control of your bicycle. The Rolling start for each Age Group wave will continue from Zone 1 to Zone 4. Athletes who enter the 12 metre draft distance of a forward bike must complete the pass in 25 seconds. Athletes must keep 12 metres between bicycles unless making a pass. Therefore, try to ensure you are achieving this in your long rides. Ventum Bike Course: 5 hours (5:00:00 from your individual start time). which resulted in a revised course of 95 miles]. Athletes have 25 seconds to complete a pass. The Medical Control Rules set forth by Triathlon Australia, in harmony with WTC Anti-Doping regulations and policies on banned substances, will be binding on all athletes. An athlete observed deliberately discarding equipment, biddons, cups or rubbish/trash on the course other than when entering or leaving an Aid Station will receive a littering infringement. A full wetsuit covering arms and legs are allowed. IRONMAN UK 04th July 2021. Brits take the overall wins in Bolton at IRONMAN UK 2019 The 11th edition of IRONMAN UK in Bolton featured a new bike course and a new format for this year – with no Pro field, the fastest Age-Group athletes would take the overall wins too. It is the competitor’s responsibility to stop at the penalty box. Last year’s race was extremely difficult for us, with all of the last minute changes due to the fires on he moors [Ed. IRONMAN does not allow the transfer of an athlete’s registration – no exceptions will be made to this rule. Medical personnel shall have ULTIMATE and FINAL authority to remove an athlete from the race if the athlete is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death. The garment must be 100% textile material which generally refers to garments made only from nylon or Lycra that do not have any rubberised material such as polyurethane or neoprene. The summary points are: The bike course has been changed and will now be a distance of 95 miles. There were a lot of changes planned ahead of last year with regards to run course, transition locations and trying to simplify the athlete experience. No individual paddlers or escorts allowed. If you are requested to do so, you hereby agree to abide by such testing procedures. The World Triathlon Corporation has established a policy regarding the use of speed suits and wetsuits at its events effective after 1 September 2010 and this information can be viewed here. The following table provides a summary of the roads and car parks that will be affected. Receive more great content like this in your inbox! An athlete may only crawl in the finish chute ... however, the athlete will be assessed by medical staff and may be withdrawn from the race. Explore amazing Sydney. Sunday 4 July 2021 Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh, Bolton, Lancashire. We know that Sheephouse Lane has become closely associated with the race and athletes like it, so it does remain, but on the new course you will descend into Rivington, and then back to Horwich and on to Chorley New Road, which is also part of the run course. Once an athlete competes in the Professional/Elite category in the IRONMAN qualifying race series season, the athlete cannot compete in that year’s IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship as an age grouper. The beautiful lake swim takes place in Pennington Flash Country Park. At this point the previous course would take you to Sheephouse Lane, but a big change is that you now head towards town. Athletes overtaken who fail to drop back 12 metres will receive a drafting infringement. I would say that the route is a bit tougher overall. If a swim suit or speed suit or tri-suit is to be worn -. Despite course changes, these do NOT … No individual support vehicles or non-participant runners are allowed. IRONMAN Austria - New Bike Course 2019 - Distance: 179.45 km - Elevation: 809 hm - Location: Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria There is plenty of public parking available on event day at Sydney International Regatta Centre. If the water temperature is greater than 24.5oC/76.1oF advice will be provided on the conditions upon which wetsuits can be worn. We then go on to Hoddlesden and Edgworth. New for 2021, there will be a shuttle bus service from Great Moor Street to Rivington Hall Barn, a short walk away from Sheep House Lane, a spectator hotspot for the bike course. Riders will also see the Jubilee Tower on Darwen Hill, which will add further to the sights that we’ve been able to include within the revised course. Were there external concerns and pressures that lead to the bike course changes? Shoes and a top must be worn at all times while cycling. It was an incredibly difficult time. Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bicycle or any other vehicle is allowed. This week’s race analysis is for Ironman UK. This is also a part of the run course, so later on in the race we will have both runners and cyclists on this section of the course at the same time, with second lap cyclists seeing some of the leading runners. The gruelling Ironman UK race consists of a 2.4-mile swim in Pennington Flash, a 112-mile bike ride in and around Bolton, finishing with a marathon into Bolton town centre. The wetsuit must NOT be thicker than 5mm. The bike course in Bolton will include Le Mans Crescent, where athletes will ride on the cobbles; we are really hoping that this will become a key spectator hub for the race, a bit of a Paris-Roubaixstyle section. They may call your number, sound a whistle, and/or show you a coloured card. If a 2.5hr ride covers 50km aim to gain 750m of climbing (50km x 15m = 750m of climbing). There’s no Babylon Lane this year, but we are hoping that the crowds and in particular the COLT guys and girls [Ed. The run course (along with transition locations), were part of some major changes last year, and that move towards co-locating T2 and the run course into Bolton town centre was popular and worked well. The changes for 2019 relate to the bike course only. The last 200m of the swim course will now head under the iconic Olympic Bridge and athletes will exit directly into transition from the warm up lake boat ramp. (Note – the IRONMAN UK maps of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ courses show an increase in total climbing in the bike leg from 2030m to 2489m, which would be consistent with Sam’s “tougher overall” thoughts.). Athletes will travel from Pennington Flash to Bolton for the first few miles, before taking on the three-loop bike course. Any attempt to transfer registration will result in disqualification and suspension from future participation in any IRONMAN event. Bolton, England, United Kingdom Everyone is more than welcome. A non-participant escort runner includes supporters, coaches, athletes who have withdrawn from the race, athletes who have been disqualified or athletes who have finished the race. READ MORE: Full 112-mile cycle course revealed The changes to the 112 mile bike course are designed to take the course into new communities. As a guide, on roads with broken line markings, each line is 3 metres in length and the distance between lines is 9 metres. Failure to report if required to will lead to disqualification. Be sure to familiarise yourself with the rules published in the event athlete information guide prior to race day. July 4, 2021. The water temperature will be taken 24-hours before race start and the reading plus the interim ruling on wetsuit use will be announced the day prior to race day at the information tent and check-in. COLT = City of Lancaster Triathlon club] will be able to recreate and relocate their legendary energy, colour and enthusiastic support at Rivington Green. What are you trying to achieve with the changes? Please note that rules may vary slightly at select events due to local laws and ordinances. The De Soto Water Rover wetsuit is banned. The IRONMAN UK 2019 bike course was seen as a new challenge to those athletes who raced it. The next step in the development of the event – which will be the 11th edition in Bolton – the bike course was the next focus. Athletes may walk their bike if necessary but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle. Athletes who fail to keep left or ride side-by-side unless making a pass receive a blocking infringement. Join Club Thursday, 13th Feb 2020 Ironman UK has announced a new bike course for the iconic Bolton-based race on July 12. The course continues through the northern countryside, past Black Dog … Athletes should refer to the Ironman Anti-Doping Policy section contained in this Athlete Information Guide. Any remaining team runners in transition will be sent out onto the run course at this time. Age Group Rolling Swim Starts will improve the race experience for each athlete by spreading out competitors across the swim, bike & run legs of the event and by also continuing to offer a racing element within the various age groups. Closed between Pipe Gate to Castlereagh Rd, Closed between Andrews Rd and Springwood Rd, Closed between Castlereagh Rd and Wilshire Rd, Closed between Wilshire Rd and The Driftway, Closed between Castlereagh Rd and Londonderry Rd, Closed between Lugard St and Old Castlereagh Rd. Please view the Changed Traffic Conditions Flyer below for further details. We actually have five different local authorities to agree changes with – Wigan, Bolton, Blackburn & Darwen, Bury and Lancashire – and every change on one can have an impact on another, so there is a huge consultation process involved. An athlete’s draft distance may overlap the draft distance of another athlete in the following circumstances: In passing the forward athlete and at all times passing through but for a period of no more than 25 seconds, For leaving or entering the transition area, and. 262 talking about this. The course leads from the Jungfernstieg jetty through the Binnenalster and the Außenalster lakes. IRONMAN UK has introduced an updated bike course, giving athletes an exciting new challenge at the ‘iconic’ Bolton-based race taking place 12 July 2020. It’s certainly not a ‘flat and fast’ course, but the attraction of IRONMAN UK has never been that, either in Bolton or even back to its first venue (2005 to 2008), in Sherborne. Each athlete will have 1 hour 10 minutes to complete the swim course. The full announcement sent out to entrants has been reproduced in full below. This is a return shuttle bus service between the hours of 10:00 - 14:00. 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