|June 1, 2008|
1.5k sea swim / 40k bike/ 10k run
Last year swim was long and bike was tough!
|St Ives is one of the most picturesque locations in Cornwall to hold a triathlon. Swimming in Carbis Bay, riding out over the moors towards Penzance and running along the coastal path the course through St Ives. This is a challenging race to say the least!
Ample opportunities for those keen on pasty consumption.
|Event||St Ives Bay Classic Triathlon|
|Type||Standard Distance Triathlon|
|Distances||1.5km Sea Swim. 40Km Bike. 10km Run|
|Location||The Carbis Bay Hotel. Carbis Bay. St Ives. Cornwall. TR26 2NP. » Map|
|Schedule||Registration from 08:00 at Carbis Bay
Race safety brief 09:50
Race starts 10:00
|Terrain||Sea swim. Possibility of some surf. Beach start.
Road bike following the coast road then turning inland to Penzance over the moors. Nice and hilly with some intresting descents.
Run follows the coast path towards St Ives then loops back to make two laps. This is a hilly run.
Pasties (it is in St Ives after all!)
|Accomodation||10% off at Carbis Bay Hotel for race competitors
|Team/Relay||Relay teams of 3. Each person completes one discipline. Change over in tranistion area. Cyclist waits in transition with bike racked and helmet off. Swimmer tags cyclists. Runner waits in transition and is tagged by cyclist before setting off.|
|Prizes||Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st, 2nd and 3rd in all catergories male and female
Prize giving at the Carbis Bay Hotel at 14:00
|Categories||Male and female
Juinor 16 – 20
Senior 21 – 40
Vet 40 +
|BTA||£33 BTF members, BTF race rules apply.|
|Entry Confirmation||Via email. Number, swim hat and goodie bag to be collected on the day.|
|Spectators||Yes! Awesome location for specectating. Spend a great day at the beach and cheer the athletes on. Did we mention the chance to eat local pasties?|
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|Bens Comments||Reports from the 2007 St Ives Bay Tri indicate that its a very tough route. So I throughly recomend this race to any one who enjoys a challenge. Ive also heard rumors the swim course might be a bit shorter next year……….|