Sun, 11 Sept|
GY3 5BY, Guernsey
Granite Man 2022
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Time & Location
11 Sept 2022, 19:00
GY3 5BY, Guernsey
About the Event
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 enforce the 'two foot' down rule for first offence, and 10 minute time penalty for second offence 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. Correct navigation of the course is a competitors responsibility regardless of marshals.
There are no showers available at transition after the race, but the sea is free!
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 sprint 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.
There is free all day parking close to the transition area. There are 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 likely be open for tea, coffee and light snacks.
We hope to have a mobile coffee van on site for the day, other concessions for food may be available at transition.
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 (hopefully) be available on the day of the race.
We are using chip timing at Granite Man this year, all competitors will be issued loan chips for this event only, it is important that these are worn on the left lower leg (ankle), taken off at the end of the race and returned immediatly to race organisers. A bin will be provided for this purpose and an extra 'goodie' issued to all returns. Please don't wander around over timing mats after you have finished whilst still wearing your timing chip!
Please check all your details and make the Race Director aware if any details appear incorrect.
A provisional result list will be posted on the website, with competitors having 72 hrs to raise any queries.
Withdrawal requests must be received via email to Gsytri@outlook.com during the following time frames in order to be eligible for a partial refund:
· until 4 months prior to race day: 50% refund of the entry fee
· until 45 days prior to race day: 25% refund of the entry fee
· after 45 days to race day: no refund
The deferral option is available to athletes that registered within 90 days of general entries opening. All deferral requests must be received via email to Gsytri@outlook.com
Relay Team Transfer & Changes
A) A transfer from a Relay Entry to an Individual Entry within the same race is possible until ten days prior race day (ATTENTION: only one Relay member may transfer). The price difference between the entries will not be refunded.
B) A transfer from an Individual Entry to a Relay entry within the same race is possible until ten days prior race day unless the Relay entries are sold out. The upgrade for the Relay Entry price + applicable Processing fee will be charged during the transfer.
C) Up to two team members can be changed until ten days prior race day.
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 Guernsey Triathlon Club LBG (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