Following last night’s Boris announcement, we’re hoping to be able to understand our position in the very near future once we have a clear path and understanding from the BTF and the UK Gov DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport).
In summary, it all appears to be really good news for our two races, and I’m hoping that we can now run the June 6th Cotswold 113 in a near to traditional format, and the July 11th Cotswold Classic in basically the same way that we have done for the last 9 years
The two races are still very much planned to go ahead, and we should know very soon just what level (if any) of restrictions will have to have in place for June (Mainly, this will be if we can run registration and briefings on the day before, or if we need to post packs and run video briefings, and whether we need a rolling start etc)
Triathlon is quite a unique sport in terms of how it falls into the various levels of Covid restriction: Last year, when we started to come out of lockdown towards the end of Summer, we managed to run two races in August and Sept, and these were sold to the DCMS as competitors turning up and competing in a ‘bubble of 1’ which in reality, is pretty much what non drafting triathlon is
At this stage, I am not planning on expanding the capacity of the June 113 back to it’s normal level of 12-1300 and will leave it at a reduced start list of 1,000.
However, once we have a better understanding of how this whole process is panning out into the Spring, we will certainly look at increasing the capacity of the July Classic back to its normal level.
Once we know how the rules are going to work for Triathlon in June, I will email all signed up competitors with an update
If anyone is still looking to race with us, the June race has been full for a few months now and is operating an automated waiting list through the entry tabs at 113events.com, but the July race still has around 200 of 1000 slots left
We’re here to help though, so if anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 07595 591612
Graeme , Nicci and the 113 Events team