The 2022 Triathlon season is barely in full swing now, but we’re already getting next year ready and we’ve made some changes to the July Classic to keep things fresh..
Historically, the 113 and Classic have been identical other than Name and Date. However, in order to differentiate the two races, we have a brand new bike course for the Classic V2.0 from 2023 onwards, as well as some tweaks to the Swim and Run courses.
The Classic V2.0 bike course is still very fast, but is now more ‘Gently Rolling’ than the 113’s Pancake flat course, and heads out West rather than East, to take in some new sights that the Cotswolds are most famous for.
Both races are going through a bit of modernisation for 2023 too, with a posh new Finish Gantry, and some nice new updates to various other bits of the race. Entry for both races open August 1st at 00:01and there’s a combo entry where you can save £40 by entering both June and July races together.
Although it’s something we didn’t actively set out to achieve, a really nice side effect of our course, race atmosphere and team is that over the last few year’s, the Female/Male ratio at our races has been getting closer and closer to 50/50, and was 40/60 at this summer’s July Cotswold Classic. While most other medium to large UK middle distance races are more like 15/85 or less, can we get the 113 and Classic to 50/50 ?
Got a club or a group of mates where you can get 10 or more entries together for either race ?
We offer discounts for group entries, will ensure you’re in sequential numbers to be racked together, and can put you all in the same wave so you start together. We can even produce separate results so you can compare your times if you wanted to have our races as your club championship
Bring a club gazebo and set it up near the finish for a focal point, or bring a team of helpers and have an aid station named after your group. The best presented and most vocal club/group Aid station can win a couple of free entries to a future race too, so get out your fancy dress, start up your stereo and cheer on our competitors whilst promoting your club.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass or rolling starts, why choose ?
I’m conscious that although rolling starts are the most popular now days, there’s still a minority that like the buzz of a Mass Start or just like to know that the person they’re racing* against isn’t 10 or 20 seconds ahead or behind them on the clock.
For this reason, we have both at our races, and you can choose to either line up in the Mass start and have a single start time with all the others in that format, or have a more relaxed rolling start where we set competitors off at 3-4 second intervals and your race time starts at the point you cross the start mat into the Water.
*You don’t need to be in the mass start for the race to be competitively timed in your age category, and the results aren’t effected by your start wave choice.