St Neots’ Triathlon Series – Race 1- 8th August 2021

St Neots’ Triathlon Series


Whether you are an experienced athlete looking for a very fast time, or you are a novice competitor looking for a safe and friendly venue for your first open water triathlon, then the St Neots’ triathlons are ideal.

The swim takes place in the beautiful River Ouse, followed by a bike course that takes you through some of the most scenic villages in the area finishing with a run around the Riverside Park. The venue has very easy access to the local town that is a two minute walk away.

This is a non-draft legal race with an option of a Super Sprint (400m swim, 8km bike, 2.5km run), Sprint (750m swim, 24km bike, 5km run) Standard distance (1500m swim, 45km bike, 10km run) and Standard distance Aquabike. There is also the chance to team up with friends for a standard distance relay, with one person completing each discipline.

The triathlon will begin at 07:50am. This will be a time trial format start, depending on covid restrictions. Swimmers will start one at a time, in a rolling start format, with the fastest predicted swim times being set off first. The results will be based entirely on chip-timing, not gun time.

Many people are understandably nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events.


  • Location: Riverside Park, Regatta Meadow, St.Neots , Cambridgeshire, PE19 7LH
  • Start times: Start Times will be advised in the final details with the first race starting at 7:50am
  • Distances: Super Sprint Distance = 400m Swim, 8Km Bike, 2.5Km Run | Sprint Distance = 750m Swim, 24Km Bike, 5Km Run | Standard Distance = 1500m Swim, 45Km Bike, 10Km Run | Standard Aquabike = 1500m swim, 45Km Bike

  • Minimum Age: Super Sprint & Sprint Distance – 15yrs (on 8/08/21) Parental consent required | Standard Distance – 17yrs, (On/Before 31 Dec 2021)
  • Activity: Swimming, Cycling & Running

  • Open to: Solo participants and  relay teams (Standard Distance ONLY)

  • Entry Fee: 3 options from just £45 per person (Details below)

  • Event Cancellation Policy: We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and an alternative date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: Active Training World
  • Organiser Email: events@activetrainingworld.co.uk
  • Official Event Website: None


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We have joined forces with them to help and you can play a role by fundraising!

Sign up for a FREE charity place and pledge to help with their incredible work. You’ll receive a fundraising pack, dedicated support from the team and your very own Centrepoint t-shirt to wear with pride during your event. Join us in the race to end youth homelessness today.


 Bikes can only be racked on the morning of the event.

06:00 Car park Opens

06:00 Race Day Registration Opens

06:15 Transition Opens

07:30 Registration Closes

07:50 Transition Closes

BTF Insurance
The day licence for Non-BTF members is included in the entry price. If you are a BTF Member, please ensure that you complete your licence number accurately during the registration process. All licence numbers will be validated by BTF before the event and any entrants with an invalid BTF licence number will be asked to show an online copy at registration or, if this is not possible, invoiced £6 for a day license after the event.

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race packs and set up your transition area.


SWIM (Super Sprint: 1 x Half Lap ; Sprint: 1 x Full Lap ; Standard: 2 x Full Lap)

Super Sprint Swim Course Map
Sprint Swim Course Map
Standard Swim Course Map 

The swim course starts with a downstream swim. Throughout the Swim keep the large central buoys to your right. You return up stream still with the large central buoys to your right. The last central buoy should be passed and immediately turn right back to the river bank where you will exit the water to transition. The Standard distance swim will complete two laps before turning to the bank.

TRANSITION AND MOUNT (Racks will be numbered)

Run into transition, find your bike, do not touch your bike until you have put you cycle helmet on and fastened it. Run with your bike out of transition via the exit marked with “bike out” signs. Do not get on your bike until you reach the marked mount line. Remember at this point your race number should be displayed on your back.

BIKE (Super Sprint: 2 x Short Laps  ; Sprint: 1 x Large Lap ; Standard: 2 x Large Laps)

Super Sprint Bike Course Map

Sprint Bike Course Map
Standard Bike Course Map

Once on your bike leave the park with a left hand turn taking extreme care as you join the carriage way. The bike course is on open roads with no road  closures so ensure you follow the Highway Code at all times. This event is a non-drafting race i.e. you cannot take shelter behind or beside another competitor or motor vehicle and will be penalized if reported to be drafting.  

Look out for the signs and marshals to keep you on the right course! Pay particular attention on the country lanes and at the junctions. It’s YOUR responsibility to know the course, do not rely on signs and marshals. Although it is very well signed and marshalled. There are speed bumps and traffic calming areas.

Extreme caution is needed upon entering the town as you go down Bushmead hill; it has a sharp and blind left roundabout turn at the bottom. On the approach to this junction you will be required to enter a filter lane which will help you negotiate the turn safely, the filter lane is MANDATORY and only wide enough for 1 bike at a time. There will be marshals to help and warn you of the filter lane, BUT  anyone not using the filter will be reported to the race official and a time penalty maybe awarded. So its worth getting it right.


Once back into the park you will dismount your bike before the marked dismount line and run with your bike to the entrance marked bike in, rack it the same place you removed it from, you may then remove you helmet. Then run out will be at the opposite end of transition marked with “RUN OUT” signs. Ensure your race number is now facing forwards.

RUN  Laps of 2.5k (Super Sprint 1 lap, Sprint 2 laps, Standard 4 laps)

Run Course Map

Exit the transition and turn immediately right and follow the marked course (flags/ arrows/ and tapes) you may run on either the path or grass next to the path, your choice. Marshals will be on all turns. Please remember the paths are open to the public, please be courteous.  As you near the final stages of the run please ensure you go down the finish straight and not on for more laps than needed !

Swim – River | Bike – Road | Run – Parkland Paths & Grass.

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below

Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to complete a BTF Pre-Health Questionnaire. This also applies to Spectators and competitors. For this reason we are discouraging spectators from attending the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:


A finishers medal, that intersects with the other event medals in the race series to make a unique display!
There will be no prizegiving on the day.
There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category (5yr Age Groups).

Need help with your running? Whether this is your first triathlon and you want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of achieving your goals.

Visit the ATW Shop to submit your requirements for a fully customised run training plan.

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
You will be provided with two race numbers in your registration pack. Your race number must be clearly visible on your front for the run and on your back for the bike. If you are not using a race belt, please pin one number on your back and one on your front. If you are using a race belt, only one number is required, provided you adjust the position of your race number during each leg of the race.

Parking is available at the venue, PE19 7LH within 50m of  transition, and will be open from 6am on race morning.

Changing Facilities and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be an informal baggage drop area for you to leave any belongings within the transition area.

Toilets will be provided for the event.

Water Station
There will be no water stations on the route (you will need to carry any liquids you need). There will be water available, self-service style, at the finish.

If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.

Event Cancellation
If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example, severe weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a range of options to choose from, which will include a refund of your entry fee (less the booking fee).

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of BTF rules.


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com

Ticket Details

  • If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in.
  • If you are booking more than 1 place, please ensure that you complete the individual details for each attendee accurately answering all the questions on their behalf.
  • Relay entries should be completed with lead entrant’s details only. Additional team members’ details will be taken at Registration on the day
  • BTF Insurance
    The day licence for Non-BTF members is included in the entry price. If you are a BTF Member, please ensure that you complete your licence number accurately during the registration process. All licence numbers will be validated by BTF before the event and any entrants with an invalid BTF licence number will be asked to show an online copy at registration or, if this is not possible, invoiced £6 for a day license after the event.
  • CENTREPOINT CHARITY PLACE Please note there is a minimum fundraising pledge and your place will be cancelled if you do not meet the target;
    10k                                       £150
    Swim                                   £150
    Half Marathon                  £200
    Marathon                           £350
    Triathlon                             £350
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.

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