Following this week’s Government Announcement on social gatherings, I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the 20th Sept Event :
We’ve spoken with the BTF at some length today, who, for those that do not know, are the UK’s Governing body for Triathlon and obtain approval for our events through the UK Government DCMS on our behalf.
Although the situation is, of course, fairly fluid, we are confident that we can run the event on 20th Sept with theirs and the UK Government’s approval.
Our events over achieve the UK Gov/BTF Covid guidelines set out for Sporting Events by some margin in all areas, and our ‘Belt and Braces’ approach, although might seem a little over the top in places, means that we can 100% confidently provide you with an entirely safe Triathlon on race day for not only our competitors, but our team and various officials too.
Triathlon is already very much an individual sport, and on Sept 20th, you will turn up for a timed Swim, Bike and run in a social bubble of 1, and we will ensure that we provide you with the tools, procedures and facility that allows you not to need break any social distancing with other Triathletes on the course, or risk spread of infection by proximity or hygiene.
As already communicated, the event is held Behind Closed doors, so we can not under any circumstances, allow any spectators on site, and would strongly request that any spectators who might want to watch from the open sections of road and path that the Bike and Run course are based on, must keep within their family/social bubbles of 6 or less.
We will, of course, keep you all updated should anything change in the next 10 days
Graeme, Nicci and the 113 Events team