Crantock Biathlon, Youth Biathlon & the Crantock 2K'er - Friday 29th June 2018, Nippers @ 6pm, Teens, swimmers and Seniors 6.50pm
We couldn’t think of a better location for a sporting event so we decided to set up the Crantock Biathlon (Newquay). You start with a 1.5km swim up & back down the tranquil Gannel River Estuary. A transition on the beach is followed by a soft sand run across Crantock Beach, up the dunes and around West Pentire Headland, finishing back on the beach (5km run).
FOR THE JUNIORS is the Junior Biathlon featuring a 200m swim and 1000m beach run for 8-11 year age group and the same course for the 12-15 year age group, including a sand dune run and an 800m tidal assisted swim. Distances may vary depending upon conditions on the day.
If you’re not too keen on the running section why not enter the ‘Crantock 2 K’er’ swim? Starting just before the Biathlon you’ll swim 1km with a little tidal assistance before turning around and swimming back down the river on the slack-tide.
Presentations will take place immediately after the event at C-Bay Cafe, in Crantock. BBQ food and drinks will also be available.
You can register and securely pay online for the race using the form below. Entries maybe accepted on the day if the maximum number of competitors has not been reached.
NEW FOR 2017: Junior short course biathlon for ages 8-11 and a newly designed course for 12-15 years. Crantock Biathlon full distance event is open to competitors above the age of 16 that have trained to a level that will allow them to finish the course and are fit to enter. Age groups categories are 16-19 20-39 40-50 and 50+ There is also a swim only category for those wanting to partake in the main event, having been extended this year to 2 Km. With prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd across the line. Please read the disclaimer on the entry form and agree to the terms & conditions.
ON THE DAY
You can register before the event (for a discounted rate) or pay on the day of the Biathlon. We suggest that you park at the Crantock National Trust Car Park, walk to the end of the car park and turn right (down the track) to registration and the start line.
BRIEFING & SAFETY
The pre-race safety briefing will take place on the beach by the start line at 4.15pm for Nippers 8 to 11 yr olds and 6.15pm for Crantock Biathlon, Youth Biathlon and 2k Swim. Nippers race will start at 4.30pm. Crantock Biathlon, Youth Biathlon and 2K Swim will have a staggered start at 6.30pm.
As well as receiving safety information via email we also have a safety talk directly before the event and a qualified team of water safety cover during the swim.
TRAINING FOR THE EVENT
In the lead up to the Crantock Biathlon JBPhysio will be holding a number of open water training sessions. These sessions are designed to increase your running and swimming stamina, technique and general fitness. To receive notifications for these training sessions simply sign up to the Biathlon or join Crantock Surf Life Saving Club. To the left is a video of the first training session of the year – held in the Gannel (Crantock).
Also available are regular swimming sessions on a Thursday morning – Newquay View Campsite, from 6.45-7.45am every week.
Open water technical swim clinics are held throughout the summer and offer verbal and video feedback, as well as swimming drills to iron out any problems with your stroke. These are generally held for groups of between 4-6.
Please get in touch for details.