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virtual challenge CATEGORY  

The Accuro Jersey Triathlon live race will take place in Jersey on Sunday 11 July 2021. Running alongside the main race is the Virtual Challenge Category, which is aimed at competitors who prefer not to travel, corporate teams who wish to take on a challenge with colleagues in other jurisdictions and anyone new to triathlon who may prefer to participate away from the condition of a live race. Competitors will be challenged to complete each discipline of their chosen challenge category from wherever they are in the world from 1st - 14th July 2021.  

Participants may complete all three disciplines on the same day in any order; or they may complete one discipline per day, over the course of several days, again in any order. It is important to note that this is a challenge, not a race!

Participants must comply with all physical/social distancing regulations in the country where they participate, and also must be responsible for both their own safety and also for public safety during their challenge attempts.

2021 VIRTUAL challenge triathlon formats

Individual Races Price Format Age Eligibility
Sprint £25.00 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run 15+
Sprint Team Relay £25.00 (£25 Per Person) 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run 15+
Super Sprint £25.00 400m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run 15+
Jersey Sprint £25.00 750m Swim / 40km Bike / 5km Run 17+
The categories are split into age groups based on your age on the 31st December 2021
Postage charges are £5 for UK and £10 EU/International

Virtual CHallenger Guide

(The 2021 Virtual Challenger guide will be updated shortly, in the meantime please refer to the 2020 guide which may help to answer your questions)

VIRTUAL KIT REQUIREMENTS

We suggest that you have the below equipment to ensure that you are as safe and efficient as possible: 

Swim: Wetsuit, brightly coloured swim cap, goggles, towel and warm clothes.  
Bike: Any roadworthy bike, helmet, bottoms, top and bike shoes/trainers
Run: Bottoms, tops and trainers
Nutrition and Hydration: Water, possible energy drink or energy gel (depending upon each person’s requirement)  
Other: socks and anti-chafe cream. If this is your first triathlon, then don’t panic thinking you need a massive amount of kit, you don’t!
For more detailed information on kit requirements please click on the following link - Your First Triathlon - A Guide to the Equipment Required

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Participants are required to record their challenge distance and time for each discipline, so that they may be submitted to the organisers. Participants will be sent a link on email, during the challenge, so that they may input their challenge results and submit to the organisers. To ensure a fair challenge, participants should be able to prove their time and distance for each discipline, if requested by organisers.

All results and proof (if requested) must be submitted by 2pm on Sunday 15 July 2021.

All challenge results, including participant information on time and distance, will be displayed on the results page of our website.

As this is a challenge and not a race, there will not be any prizes awarded for speed alone.

SPRINT / SPRINT TEAM RELAY / SUPER SPRINT

Guidelines

SWIM

The swim challenge must be undertaken outdoors, either in the sea, a lake or a marine pool where appropriate.

Please note, all outdoor swims will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participant.
 

Swim Safety measures that all participates should consider: 

•   Plan you swim – select a secluded bay with no motorboat activity, choose a location that may have lifeguards on duty, swim along the shore and not out to sea, check the weather, check the tides, inform family or friends where you are going. 

•   Buddy Up – do not swim alone,swim with a family member or a friend within your permitted social bubble, get your family to watch you from the shore. 

•   Wear a Wetsuit – We strongly recommend wearing a full body wetsuit, the water is still very cold. Wetsuits provide insulation against the cold, improving cold water tolerance and extending the time a swimmer can remain (comfortably) in the water. They also increase buoyancy so that, even when static, swimmers float. These two qualities can help build confidence in swimmers but only if the wetsuit fitswell.

   Swim Caps – always wear a bright swim cap, if you need one then let us know as we have spares. 

   Tow a bright swim float –for those swimming in busy bays, or those who like a little extra safety, whynot tow a brightly coloured swim float, they also act as a buoyancy aid. 

Swim Course Instructions 

Participantsare free to swim anywhere; we are not providing any set courses. Swimmers should first consider all the above safety measures. 

Swim Results to be Submitted 

Participants are required to submit their challenge times once they have completed their swim distance of 750m or 400m.


Bike

  • The bike challenge can be undertaken on:

    a)   An indoor staticsmart/non smart trainer – using a Zwift account
    All participant rides on Zwift will be required to submit their challenge time for completing the 20km or 10km course. Participants can select any course of zwift that matches their race category distance.

    b)   Outdoors on a suitably safe road course, as decided by the participant. 
    Outdoor challenge participation on public roads will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participant, organisers and sponsors cannot be held responsible for any injury or damage caused to participants and/or third parties. 

    Bike Safety Measures - Participants should consider when outdoors:

    •   Plan your ride – select a course that avoids high traffic areas, avoid times that coincide with high traffic volumes,consider the number of junctions and traffic controls on your route, consider air temp and winds on the day 

    •   Helmets - must be worn at all times 

    •   Non-Drafting / TT Bikes - The bike challenge is non-drafting and so you should be riding alone. TT bikes are permitted. 

    •   Puncture Repair Kit – always worth carrying with you, so you can get home!

    Due to the risks involved in cycling outdoors on public roads, that are not managed by police and/or marshals, we are not asking for any associated participant times, we simply just ask that participants confirm that they have successfully completed the required distance for their challenge category. 

    Results to be Submitted 

    Participants are only asked to record and submit their bike time results if they are completing the challenge indoors on a smart trainer.

    For those participants who are completing the bike distance outdoors, please note that for reasons of participant safety on public roads, we are not asking participants to record or submit any bike times. We will instead simply ask you to confirm that you have completed your distance in your own time, when submitting your other challenge discipline results.

Run

The run challenge can be undertaken on:

A.  An indoor treadmill

B.  Outdoors on a suitably safe course, as decided by the participant. 
Outdoor challenge participation on public roads, pathways or trails will be undertaken entirely at the risk of the participant, organisers and sponsors cannot be held responsible for any injury or damage caused to participants and/or third parties. 

Run Safety Measures - Participants should consider when outdoors:

•   Plan your run – select a course that avoids high density public areas, avoid times that coincide with high volumes of traffic / pedestrians, consider the number of junctions and traffic controls on your route, consider air temp and winds on the day 

Run Course Instructions

In the spirit and fairness of the challenge, participants are instructed to complete their run challenge on ‘Out and Back’ course. This will mean that any participant looking to have a downhill or downwind course (!) will at least have some hills and wind to contend with on the return leg. It is a challenge after all! 

Results to be Submitted

Participants are required to submit their challenge times once they have completed their run distance of 5km or 2.5km.
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