Healthspan Elite Guernsey GRANITE MAN is our Biennial prestige i/2 Iron distance event.
We welcome athletes to Guernsey and hope you enjoy your stay.
GRANITE MAN is scheduled to start 7.00am Sunday 13 September 2015.
Triathlon’s Fourth Discipline.
With under two weeks to go to the Granite Man Triathlon your training and preparations should now be well underway. But one thing that you may not have considered is how to optimise your nutrition in the lead up to race day.
In association with Granite Man sponsors Healthspan Elite, Team Sky Performance Nutritionist Nigel Mitchell and Professional Triathlete Holly Lawrence give their advice on making nutrition the fourth discipline of triathlon in the run up to race day.
What’s more Healthspan Elite are providing all Granite Man competitors with an exclusive discount saving you 20% on their range of batch tested and Informed-Sport accredited vitamins and supplements to support your nutrition preparations. To take advantage of this exclusive discount you can simply follow the link below or enter the code HSEGRANITE when you check out.
Granite Man Middle distance and Sprint distance triathlon are now sold out.
Join the post race buffet event here; https://www.entrycentral.com/GManBuffet
Enter online through Entry Central for Middle distance race HERE
Enter online through Entry Central for Sprint distance and Sprint relay HERE
There may be a minor course change due to ongoing roadworks at Torteval in the area of the Imperial Hotel, the change will be minor, involving the safe and regulated descent of a small lane instead of the main Pleinmont Hill road and will be well signposted on the day.
Click map links here to download
Dear Granite Man Middle Distance and Sprint Athletes,
The Guernsey Triathlon Club, proudly sponsored by The Ana Leaf Foundation and Smith Signs, welcomes you to our Island for the Healthspan Elite Guernsey Granite Man Middle Distance and Sprint Triathlons on Sunday 13 September. We hope the sun will shine and that you have an excellent day.
There is a compulsory registration on the Saturday at Pembroke Bay for all events (Middle Distance, Sprint and Relay). Please see website for directions.
Registration will be open from 12 noon until 4pm. All athletes are required to sign on and collect their race numbers.
Goody Bags will be presented to all competitors.
For the relay event, one team member can register on the Saturday for the whole team, although all members need to be present on race morning for the race briefing at 6.40am.
It will not be possible to register for, or enter the event on Sunday 13 September.
The Race Director and Race Crew will be available during Registration to answer any last minute questions that you might have.
Race Details (applicable to both Middle Distance and Sprint distances unless stated otherwise)
The Transition area will be open from 5.30am on Sunday 13 September. All competitors should have affixed their numbers to their left leg, hand and arm. There is a compulsory race briefing at 6.40am on race day, please listen carefully, any course changes will be notified at the briefing. The swim starts at 7.00am prompt for all events (Middle Distance, Sprint and Relay) and will be a mass start.
There will be two Aid Stations, kindly sponsored by PowerBar and Ian Browns Cycle Shop. There will be energy drinks, gels, energy bars and bananas available for the bike section and, in addition flat cola and water for the run. The location of the Aid Stations is indicated on the Course Maps which can be found on the website. Please ensure you dispose of all rubbish either in the bins located next to the aid stations or carry with you until the finish line.
Race Numbers/Swim Caps
In order to differentiate between Middle Distance and Sprint Competitors, race numbers for the Sprint will be approx numbers 1 - 40, 40 upwards for the middle distance.
Sportstiks temporary tattoos will be supplied to all competitors, please ensure these are applied correctly. Additionally tyvek numbers supplied should be worn on the rear for the bike and to the front for the run, please remember your own number belt!
For the swim please ensure you listen to briefings and follow the correct course.
Relay Teams Only
Change over from swimmer to cyclist
The swimmer must tag the cyclist in the transition area where the bike is racked. Only then can the cyclist un-rack their bike and proceed out of transition.
Change over from cyclist to runner
The cyclist must rack their bike first and, having done so, proceed to the end of transition where the runner should be waiting. The cyclist must hand over their race belt to the runner. The runner must then wear the race belt during the run.
Normal race rules apply in line with the British Triathlon Federation handbook. Wetsuits are recommended but NOT compulsory. Cycle helmets must be fastened before un-racking the bike, worn throughout the bike leg, and not unfastened and removed until the bike is racked back in transition. Granite Man is a non-drafting race ("draft busters" will be patrolling the bike course and are under instruction to issue a 7 minute time penalty if you are considered to be drafting). Persistent offenders will be disqualified. In matters of dispute, the Race Director's decision will be final
For safety reasons, competitors are prohibited from using IPod’s (or similar) at any stage during the race. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification.
If you withdraw from the race at any point please inform a time-keeper or other race official. It is extremely important that we are aware of all competitors’ whereabouts due to the length of the course.
There will be canoe cover for the swim and the club first aid officer will be in attendance. There will be marshals on the bike and run courses, but the roads remain open to the public and, as such, normal rules of the road apply. You cannot rely upon the marshals to stop traffic for you.
There are no showers available at transition after the race but the Beau Sejour Leisure
Centre have offered their shower and changing facilities to triathletes on the day.
Please make sure you have sun cream as there will be none available at the event and we have ordered a sunny day! In the unlikely event that the sun doesn't shine, no refunds will be issued, but the sea breeze still means it is very easy to get burnt!
Time restrictions for Middle Distance competitors
For your own safety we have set time limits, within which the three parts of the race must be completed. If you are outside these time limits, the Race Director and/or other Race Officials reserve the right to remove competitors who they believe could present a danger to themselves or others.
Individual times Cumulative times
Swim – 1 hour Swim – 1 hour
Bike – 4 hours Bike – 5 hours
Run – 3 hours Run – 8 hours
Time restrictions for Sprint competitors
There are no time restrictions on the race, we expect that you will all finish well ahead of the middle distance competitors.
Toilets for competitors
The nearest toilets to the transition area are next to the Beach House Café at
Pembroke. Toilet locations have also been marked on the course maps in case they are needed during the race.
Ian Brown's Cycle Shop
Local cycle/triathlon shop Ian Brown's, on the outskirts of St. Peter Port, (see Registration Map) will be open on Saturday for any last-minute requirements.
You can call the cycle shop on 01481 721581 or email Ian@IanBrowns.net
There is free all day parking close to the transition area. There is a choice of 3 car parks along Pembroke Bay. The furthest, but largest, car park is to the right hand side of the Beach House café as you are facing the bay, the next is to the left of the Beach House café immediately facing you as you arrive at the bay and the smallest (and closest) is next to registration, further to the left of the bay. We would strongly encourage athletes and supporters to use the first two car parks away from transition to ease congestion on the day and to permit free movement of Race Officials'/emergency vehicles.
Spectators are particularly welcome to watch the event and enjoy the beach at Pembroke. There is a Café at Pembroke Bay, "The Beach House", which serves drinks and food all day. The green beach hut at the top of the slipway will also be open for tea, coffee and light snacks.
We hope to have a coffee van on site in 2015.
There are public toilets in the building situated next to the Beach House. The best viewing spots have been highlighted on all the course maps and have been posted on the website. The Middle Distance bike and run courses both consist of 2 laps, thus ensuring that there will be plenty of opportunities to cheer on competitors.
A full set of results will be available on the day of the race.
Please check all your details and make the Race Director aware if any details appear incorrect.
A provisional list will be posted on the website, with competitors having 72 hrs to raise any queries.
Sunday 13 September - Accommodation and Celebratory Post-Race Meal at 'The Venue', Fermain Valley Hotel
To book your places for the meal please book online via Entry Central. https://www.entrycentral.com/GManBuffet£15 for a very nice buffet and social evening.
Race Director Guernsey Triathlon Club
The organisers cannot be held responsible for competitors' property lost, stolen or damaged before, during or after this event. In entering this event you declare that you are eligible to compete as an amateur. You understand that neither the sponsors nor the organisers (either collectively or as individuals) shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury which you may suffer or which might arise directly or indirectly as a result of the race, and whether or not caused wholly or partly by the fault, or negligence, of any of the sponsors