Locko Park Triathlon
Locko Park is a privately owned 18th-century country house in between the villages of Stanley and Ockbrook, near Spondon, Derbyshire located 6 miles to the North East of Derby. Locko Hall (Grade II listed building) is set within the 300 acre estate with the driveway curving around the 16 acre lake 6 feet deep
Sunday 25th July 2021
750M Open water swim/21K Bike/5K Run
Locko Park is conveniently situated between Derby & Nottingham, 5 miles from Junction 25 of the M1, 12 miles from East Midlands Airport and 42 miles from Birmingham International Airport.
Swim – 750M (2 laps)
The swim will start depending on your wave in the water section to the right of the bank to the right approximately 70M from the swim finish. Swimmers will need to arrive 15 minutes before the designated wave start time and will be allowed into the water 8 minutes prior to the start time and be counted in. The course is rectangular and will be set off in small waves between the 2 Huub inflatable swim buoys and will swim in a clockwise direction identified by 3 large inflatable PMA swim buoys with the first buoy 150M from the start. After 2 laps proceed to the finish and swim between 2 (different Huub buoys) and exit the water. Marshalls will be on hand to help you exit the water, which is a little silty near the bank. Keep the PMA buoys on your right at all times.
There will be a lead canoe and canoe safety cover located throughout the swim section so please ensure that you keep the canoeists on your left at all times.
All competitors please note: United Kingdom inland waters are not completely safe for swimming, although risk of disease are low and risks of serious infection are small, swimmers may be susceptible to infection through immune suppression, particularly if they are not in good health at the time of swimming. Therefore if you are unwell you should seriously consider the implications of racing.
The lake temperature is likely to be 18-22’C and wetsuits are likely to be optional. For weaker swimmers we suggest wearing a wetsuit for safety (and speed) reasons.
Canoes will be on hand to guide you and provide safety cover. If you get into difficulty, turn on your back and raise one arm; a canoe will then escort you to the bank. If you appear to be struggling in the swim, or if you have been in the water for a long time you may be pulled out.
The bike is a fast rolling 21K loop with 199M of elevation gain.
The 5K run is completely within the estate grounds over a mixture of terrain taking runners past Locko Hall.
The relay Triathlon
Each member of the team completes one discipline using the timing chip as the baton. Teams can be made up of either 2 or 3 members.
An AquaBike is a Swim-Bike format. This will give individuals that are recovering and can’t run the ability to race, athletes that are just training for an upcoming race and choose not tax their legs with the running portion of a triathlon, or people that have just converted into AquaBike athletes and love to swim and bike! The time will be taken on the mat into Transition 2 (T2)
Toilets will be provided on site.
Camping will be provided for the Saturday night only at a cost of £5 per tent/caravan/motorhome. There will be limited facilities (toilets & running water).
Triathlon Individual entry (TE affiliated) = £60
Triathlon Individual entry (unaffiliated) = £65
Aquabike Individual entry (TE affiliated) = £60
Aquabike Individual entry (unaffiliated) = £65
Relay Team (3 members) = £70 (plus £5 for each unaffiliated athlete)
Start times – between 8am – 8.30am
There will be various mass starts based on your age-groups starting between 8am and 8.30am or a rolling start if we are to run the event in a Covid-19 compliant manner. UPDATED 24th JULY 2021….
Please note that there won’t be any display boards, so ensure you are aware of your race number.
There won’t be any safety pins available at registration.
Top 3 overall (male & female)
Winners in 10 year age categories (15-19)(20-29) (30-39) (40-49) (50-59) (60-69) (70-79)
Winner in Aquabike (Male & Female)
Overall winners will not be eligible for Age-group prizes
1st Relay team.
All competitors will receive a finishers t-shirt.
The event will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon Federation. As always, your bicycle must be in roadworthy condition and an approved cycle helmet must be worn. A BTF referee will be present throughout the day.
Event Permit & Day License