Half Distance Relay Race manual

Team Relay

As an alternative to the individual participation, you can race as a team, consisting of two or three athletes each that will compete in the three disciplines involved: swimming, cycling, running.

Cut-off time:

  • Swimming, 1 hour and 15 minutes exit T1
  • Swimming and cycling, 5:30 hours after the first start exit T2
  • Swimming, cycling and running (till the finish line), 8 hours after the last start.

Teams can be mixed and participants can belong to different age group.
Each team will be equipped with a time chip, which will act as a “witness” to be passed between the 3 team members. Passing of chip must take place in T1 and T2 area.

The athlete that will complete the half marathon race will cross the finish line; and will receive and the finisher shirt also for the other two athletes.

The names of team’s member are subject to change up to 4 weeks prior to the race.

All team members must sign a waiver release stating that they have read the conditions of the waiver and are aware of the risks associated with the race; captains must ensure all team members read and sign the waiver.

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General information Half Distance Relay

Coastman Norway Race Manual Half Distance Relay
The Race Manual will provide you with all the necessary information for Coastman Norway Triathlon 2017.
Please read through and ensure you understand the Race Manual.

All athletes are required to have a triathlon license in order to start. This can be purchased during
the registration procedure. Foreign athletes must have licenses from their own country. Licenses will
be checked during the registration the day before the race. A one race license for Norwegian residents
can also be bought at the registration the day before the race.

Swimstart

We have an exciting but sheltered swim course in the harbor of Tjeldstoe. You will swim two laps of 1900 meters

When you exit the water you will have a 300 meter walk to T1 at the school.

The race starts at 1200 hrs.
Cut-off time for the swim leg is 1 hrs 15 minutes exit T1.

The bike leg
The bike leg is a 2 loop course that totals 90 km in the scenic landscape of Oygarden
It is a flat, fast and exciting bike course. Total elevation is about 660 m.
Cut-off time for the bike leg is 5:30 hrs exit T2.

The run leg

The run leg is a 1 lap course between Tjeldstoe and Hellesoy

It is a quick course in beautiful surroundings with turning point on the northern tip of Oygarden. Service stations approx every 2,5 km.

Aid Stations
There will be aid stations in each end of the bike course, with the possibility to take food and drinks each 21 km. There will also be service stations in each end of the marathon course, meaning food and drinks available each 2,5 km

Food and drink at aid stations
Energy dink, gels, energy bars, fruit and water will be available at all aid stations

Personal needs station
A personal needs station on the bike course will be located on the northern most aid station (see Google map on our website).
A personal needs station on the run course will be located at the turnaround point at Tjeldstø (see Google map on our website) These are the only locations for outside assistance from your own support crew.

Time schedule:
Friday 18.08.17
Mandatory pre-race meeting / registration will be at T1 at the new school at Tjeldstoe, Saturday at 1800

Saturday 19.08.17
Bike check-in at T1 at Tjeldstø from 10:00 to 11:00 hrs.
Start Coastman Norway 2016 Halft Distance at 1200 hrs

All finishers will be awarded the Coastman Norway finisher T-shirt.
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Svimming

Saturday 19.08.17
Race start Coastman Norway 2017 Half distance relay at 1200 hrs.

Bike check-in at T1 between 1000 hrs and 1100 hrs at Tjeldstoe School. You will be allowed to enter the water at 1145 hrs.
There will be a in-water start for the swim leg. The start will be in the sheltered harbor at Tjeldstoe. We have an exciting but sheltered swim course along the shore side with a spectacular view to the great North Atlantic Ocean outside. The swim is one loop course with turning point after 950 meters.

The water is normally clear and the depth will vary from 3 to 20 meters. There are no strong currents or waves.
You will be escorted by crew in boats and kayaks. The crew will guide you and ensure you follow the course.
If you get any kind of problem, please roll on to your back, raise your arm to signal to the crew by waving your hands.

You exit the water the same place where the swim begun. You will be guided by our crew.

When exiting the water you have a 300 meter walk to T1. Please follow the directions of the crew.

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Bike leg

The bikes will be racked at T1 at Tjeldstoe School

Once you pass exit T1 you are allowed to mount your bike.
Once on the bike you ride the roundabout approx 400 m. You enter the roundabout and turn right (north).You are now on the bike course.

You will lap the couse 2 times between Sture and Vik.
When biking you will cross 6 bridges. The landscape is epic, crossing the small islands with the fjord on one side and the great ocean on the other.
The bike course is flat, fast and exciting. You will mainly be biking 10 – 20 meters above sea level.

The bike course  is the same that was used when we hosted the Norwegian time trial championships both in 2008 and 2012, won by Edvald Boasson Hagen and Reidar Borgersen, and will be used for the 2017 World championship bike team trials and mass start.

After 90 km you return to Tjeldstoe school where you enter T2.

 

 

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Running

Then you go straight into the marathon course. The course is a 1 lap’s course. It is a quick and fast run in beautiful surroundings with turning point on the northern tip of Oygarden.

Please keep to the right-hand side of the road. When overtaking, please overtake on the left hand side of the one passed.

 

 

 

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Rules

Coastman Norway general rules are based on the rules and regulations of the International Triathlon Union ITU. All athletes are required to have a triathlon license in order to start.This can be purchased during the registration procedure. Foreign athletes must have licenses from their own country. Licenses will be checked during the registration the day before the race.

Liability
All athletes must sign a document of «Release from Liability» before they receive their start number.
You must be at least 18 years in order to start.

 

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