|On the day info - Bala Charity Swim|
|Monday, 25 April 2011 19:25|
BALA CHARITY SWIM
SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2014
START – 750m - 14:00 hrs
START – 1500m - 14:30 hrs
Welcome to the market town of Bala, situated on the shores of Llyn Tegid, the largest fresh water lake in Wales. Llyn Tegid is 4 miles (6.4k) long and 0.75 miles (1.3k) wide. The lake was formed during the ice age and is an ecologically important site both nationally and internationally. It is owned and managed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority who have been extremely co-operative in the organisation of this event.
Please treat the surroundings with the respect they deserve and we should be guaranteed this venue for future events in years to come. If you have not visited Bala before then take some time to explore this beautiful area and you are sure to want to return again.
There are a number of car parks situated around the centre of Bala, just a short distance from the start of the event.
There should be ample space in either the leisure centre car park or on the lake side. Please note both these car parks are pay and display and have a small charge for parking. PLEASE NOTE - the only complaints we have received from residents have been competitors from our races parking on roads in residential areas. The police have threatened to clamp any vehicles parked in this manner so please use the facilities provided.
Swim cut off – no cut off time in operation for this event
Registration will take place at the lakeside from 13:00 hrs on Saturday. Here you will receive your race chip and swim hat together with any goodies we have been able to source.
The event will be run as two distances, the first wave at approximately 14:00 hrs will be the 750m swim, the second wave at approximately 14:30 hrs will be the 1500m swim:-
WAVE 1 – 14:00 750m swim
WAVE 2 – 14:30 1500m swim
There are ample toilets in the leisure centre and on the lakeside. Other toilets are situated in the large car park on the northern approach to the lake.
There will be additional porta loos within the transition area on the lakeside
If you suffer from any medical condition (e.g. asthma) please write down the details and leave them at registration making a clear note of your race number. This should help ensure you receive the correct treatment in the event of any emergency.
There will be a compulsory race briefing near the transition area (subject to weather conditions) just prior to the start of the race. Here essential details of the race will be fully explained. ENSURE YOU ATTEND.
A team of masseur’s will be in attendance at the race from 12:00hrs onwards. Any athlete requiring this service must book a time slot. Pre race treatment can be booked from 12:00 hrs onwards; post race treatment must be booked after completion of the race.
Massage Available Pre and Post Event
Pre event will be located within the leisure centre alongside registration
Post event, if weather permits will be outside, under gazebo
The event will start at approximately 14:00 hrs.
You are advised that inland waters are never completely safe to swim in, although risks of disease and infection are very low. Swimmers are mainly susceptible to infection when their immune systems are low, probably due to ill health at the time, so if you feel unwell on the day of the race it is advisable not to swim. The water temperature and condition are monitored on a regular basis and information will be posted on the morning of the race.
Wet suits are OPTIONAL during the swim. There will be safety boats and canoeists patrolling the course. The course is in an anticlockwise direction, so you must swim keeping the buoys to your left hand side. You will never be far from the shore, and in the event of any problem you can easily reach/be escorted to the side of the lake.
IN THE EVENT YOU RETIRE FROM THE RACE, IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY YOU MUST REPORT TO A RACE MARSHAL GIVING YOUR NAME AND HAND IN YOUR TIMING CHIP.
The results will be available immediately after the race and visible on screen. They will be uploaded to our website as soon as the last swimmer has finished
There will be no refunds as 100% of the proceeds of this race go to the charities listed below
All proceeds to be split equally between our chosen charities:
Providing help, advice and support for peole with spinal injuries.
Starlight Children's Foundation http://www.starlight.org.uk/
Granting wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and entertaining over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
Cancer Research UK http://www.cancerresearchuk.org
The world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Thanks to their groundbreaking work more people are beating cancer than ever before.
CHECK OUR WEB SITE FOR YOUR DETAILS
If you have access to the internet, then check our web site www.wrecsamtri.org.uk
We will be loading regular updates of the entry list. If you check these and spot any errors please let us know ASAP.
Entry lists will be available shortly: here
You will also find details of the club, Welsh Triathlon, all our other races, local races, results, and links to other useful sites.
If you require accommodation please contact the Bala Tourist Information Centre – 01678 521021
Alternatively check the accommodation section on our website
There is a website covering eating out in Bala that is updated on a regular basis:
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