An Ambulance from the Order of Malta will be in attendance on the day. Should you find yourself in need of medical assistance, please let any of our Marshals know or go to the ambulance or contact Race Director
Ger Henehan at 0873149619.
On each section of the course, athletes will be counted. On the Run sections, a sweeper will run the course and on the Bike, we have a broom wagon should you find yourself in difficulty.
We will endeavour to ensure your safety while participating in the Tri Lakes Knockma Duathlon, however you are first and foremost responsible for your own safety and are expected to ensure all of your gear and equipment is fit for purpose, that you observe the rules of the competition and the rules of the road and that you behave in a fair and responsible manner towards other competitors and towards yourself.
On the run sections, these are predominantly trails and while they are well maintained and we will check for debris that could be problematic, they can have an uneven surface, they may be slippy and we therefore recommend trail shoes and caution, particularly on the descent.
On the bike section, the roads are open and the normal rules of the road apply so be aware of your surroundings and other road users at all times. There are some potholes on the course which will be marked but do watch for uneven surfaces and water lying on the road that could cause you to lose you balance. Always maintain full control of your bike. Before entering transition, make sure your bike is road-worthy, that your wheels are secure, that your brakes are good and that your bar-ends are plugged. Also ensure that your helmet is in good order and fits securely. Remember this is a non-draft event, keep 10m between you and the rider in front.
In transition, keep your gear and equipment tidy and make sure to take all bags to the bag drop to keep transition clear for yourself and other athletes.
Be courteous to your fellow athletes, the marshals and spectators. Any unsportsmanlike or discourteous behaviour will be dealt with harshly. Any abuse directed at marshals or race officials will result in disqualification. Remember that the marshals are their primarily for your safety
The transition is located at the carpark at the foot of Knockma and approximately 3km from Registration.
The transition will Open at 8:30am on the morning of the 30th March 2019 and will Close at 9:45am sharp to facilitate the athlete briefing.
Before presenting yourself at Transition, please make sure that you have visited Registration and picked up your Chip and Number. We cannot accept your bike into transition without your Chip and Number. You will receive a Bike Sticker at Registration, this must be put securely on your bike on the seat post or top tube. Also be sure to check that your bike is Roadworthy and that your wheels are secure, your brakes are working and that your handle bar ends are plugged. Please also have your Helmet fastened on your head when you present your bike.
There is NO PARKING available at Knockma so you should park at Registration and cycle to Transition.
You will be racking your bike as directed by the marshals in transition with even and odd numbers on either side. Your bike should be racked facing you with the saddle on the bar.
One end of transition is the run entrance/exit, this is closest to the start and the other end is bike entrance/exit. The transition is one-way only! You MUST Enter and Exit Transition through the correct entry/exit and follow marshal instructions at all times.
After the event when you are leaving Transition, your Bib number will be checked against your Bike number. If you have lost either or they don’t match, you will be asked to wait until everyone else has exited transition so please make sure you keep your bib number and that your bike number is securely attached to your bike. All bikes must be taken from transition before 1:00pm.