A COVID secure event
What can I expect from an Always Aim High COVID secure Event?
In order to deliver a COVID secure event, we will be adhering to the relevant guidance from our National Governing Bodies as well as the Welsh Assembly Government.
Where can I find the Terms and Conditions?
I am no longer able to take part. What are my options?
If you are no longer able to take part in an event we have two transfer options; transfer to another competitor, or transfer to another event. Transfers must happen at least ONE calendar month prior to the event. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for further details.
Can I change my team members?
Yes. Follow the instructions in your confirmation email to login and change the details of your team members.
Is there a minimum age to take part in this event?
The minimum age may vary for each race distance due to the National Governing Body guidelines. Please select the distance from the event page to find specific Minimum Age requirements along with other race information.
Do you have a waiting list?
When an event sells out there will be an option to join a waiting list. Once a space becomes available you will be emailed, you will then have 24 hours to purchase the space before this is offered to the next person on the list.
Do you offer charity places?
We work very closely with a number of charities to support their fundraising. If you are a charitable organisation, please contact us for further information.
If you are an individual looking to take part in a charity place, please contact us for a list of our current charity partners offering places.
I have a disability can I still participate?
We are keen to make our events as accessible and inclusive as possible, however, due to the location of some of our events and the course terrain there may be limitations. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and how we could support you.
What is BTF day membership and why is it required?
The BTF day licence is a licence for racing and covers your public liability insurance for the day. If you’re not already a British Triathlon member you need a day membership to comply with British Triathlon Competition Rules which require all competitors be a member of the sport for the day.
It’s valid on the day of your competition and cannot be transferred. If you are an affiliated member of the British Triathlon Federation or your home country’s federation please present your annual membership ID to our team at registration. If you are not a member you will be charge £6 to buy your membership at the point of entry.
When will I receive my Final Instructions?
Your Final Instructions will be sent out to you at least 10 days before the event. These instructions include all the detailed information you will need about the event and your specific race including confirmed timings.
When/how will I receive my race pack?
Race packs will be picked up from registration at the event village prior to the race start. Registration times are published on your race page.
What is in my race pack?
- Timing chip – must be secured to your ankle with the Velcro strap provided and returned to the organisers at the finish line UNLESS you are a Savage competitor. Savage competitors MUST ensure they hold on to their tag following the Sprint distance as they will use the same tag for the Full distance the following day. There is a £45 charge for lost or non-returned timing chips.
- Race number bib – Worn on the back for the bike section and on the front for run section. A triathlon race belt helps swap your bib quickly from back to front and are available for purchase at the Always Aim High Store. Teams and Savage Competitors are provided with 2 bibs.
- Bike Flag – Peel the backing and secure to your bike seat post.
- Race number tattoo – Follow the printed instructions and place on the right upper arm and right outer calf. Teams are provided with 2 tattoos one for the cyclist (place on right upper arm) and one for the runner ( place on right outer calf).
- Transition security wristband – Must be worn at all times to access transition before, during and after the race.
- Colour coded swim hat – see race day section for more details. If you already have the colour hat required you can return your unused hat at the drop off at registration as part of our environmental initiative.
What wave am I in?
You'll be able to find out the wave you have been allocated to via the live tracker approximately 10 days before the event. Waves are determined on your estimated overall race time. Wave times will be published in final instructions.
What are the race rules?
Our events are run under British Triathlon Race Rules.
Do you have cut off times?
Please select the distance from the event page to find any cut off times for the race along with other information. Cut off times are in place for the safety of the athletes and our marshals.
Do you provide nutrition?
Yes. Water, energy drinks and gels are available at drink stations. Please see online route maps for approximate feed station locations. The most up to date information will be detailed in your final instructions.
Can I use headphones?
The use of headphones is not allowed at our triathlon and duathlon events in line with British Triathlon rules. This includes bone conducting headphones. Participants seen using headphones will be disqualified.
What can I take in to transition?
Competitors should only bring equipment into transition that will be used for the competition. A small soft-sided bag such as a rucksack may be used and remain in transition, though it must not impede the progress of another competitor. Full details are in the British Triathlon Rules.
What is the water temperature going to be?
The water temperature will be officially measured on the day by the British Triathlon Referees 1 hour prior to race start. This information will be communicated to all athletes.
Are wetsuits compulsory?
You should bring a wetsuit to every event. Under BTF rules wetsuits are either mandatory, optional or forbidden depending on the combination of swim distance and water temperature.
Up to 1500m: Forbidden above 22°C, Optional between 22°C and 14°C, Mandatory below 14°C
1501-3000m: Forbidden above 23°C, Optional between 23°C and 15°C, Mandatory below 15°C
3001-4000m: Forbidden above 24°C, Optional between 24°C and 16°C, Mandatory below 16°C
Mandatory wetsuits must cover at least the torso.
You can wear any type of wetsuit including shorties.
Where wetsuits are mandatory, socks are permitted. Gloves are not permitted.
Are there any restrictions on the type of bike I can use?
E-bikes or any other power assisted bikes are not allowed. All other bikes, including mountain bikes are permitted. You don't have to have an expensive bike to take part!
Do you hire bikes/wetsuits?
Always Aim High Events do not hire out bikes or wetsuits.
Where can I park?
Parking information is included in your Final Instructions which will be emailed to you at least 10 days prior to event. Please be considerate to the local residents when parking and use pay and display carparks where possible.
Is there any live tracking?
Live tracking is provided by our timing partners TDL. To access the live tracker, download the app or access their website using the link that will be in your final instructions.
What can my family do?
Our event village is family friendly and all our events are held in locations with lots on offer for families. We pride ourselves on creating a great atmosphere for spectators who can track the person they are supporting using an app so they don't miss them at key points.
Where can I find my event photographs?
If you purchased a photograph package you should have received an email with a reference number and information on how to find and download your images. Photos taken on the day and available for purchase can be viewed at Sports Pictures Cymru.
Can I fundraise for charity?
We have a number of charities that we support as a company, but you are welcome to take part and raise money for a charity that is close to your heart.
Any bucket collections at our events must be authorised by the local authority where the event is taking place. It is the responsibility of the fundraiser to contact the local authority, put in an application and gain authorisation. We are unable to do this on your behalf.
I have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQs, how can I contact you?
Please email us at email@example.com , alternatively you can call us on 01248 723 553