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2018 Race Briefing

RACE BRIEFING


Race package pick-up and briefing


There will be compulsory race package pickup, briefing and Q&A session for British Forces Cyprus (BFC) persons who have access to the British bases (military and civilian) at Dhekelia Garrison and RAF Akrotiri. A third session will be run from Lemmings Beach Club which can be attended by all participants, including those without British Bases passes. Non-Pass holders may also attend the on the day race brief if they cannot make the Lemmings Beach Club brief. This is designed to make the check-in process on the day smoother, enabling you time to prepare yourself for the race. 

 

The race-package will contain your race number, race stickers and goody bag with nutrition. The goody bag will also act as the Cyclist 'Special Needs' bag, here you can place any nutrition items that you may need during the race and these will be available to you at the 43km (1st lap) and 88km (2nd lap) points, clearly marked with your race number sticker. Race numbers will come in the form of stickers for bike frames and helmet on the cycle route and a paper form which should be worn on the back for the cycle route and front for the run route.

 

The package pick-up times for BFC military and civilian personnel are as follows:

 

Wednesday 3rd October

  •      12:30 – 13:00 - Dhekelia Garrison Gym (British base pass holders only) - Briefings and Q&A will be conducted at 12:45.

 

Thursday 4th October

  •      12:30 – 13:00 - Episkopi Garrison Gym (British base pass holders only) - Briefings and Q&A will be conducted at 12:45.

 

Friday 5th October

  •     12:30 – 13:00 - RAF Akrotiri Gym (British base pass holders only) - Briefings and Q&A will be conducted at 12:45.


Saturday 6th October

12:30 – 13:00 – Lemmings Beach, Happy Valley (British base pass holders only) - Briefings and Q&A will be conducted at 12:45.



Security


The course starts from Happy Valley in Episkopi, access to the area is controlled and only those that have registered for the race, as a spectator or those that hold BFC Base passes will be allowed entry. Please ensure you bring photographic ID (Cyprus ID, Passport, Driving License, etc.)


Parking


Onsite parking is available and is a very short distance from the registration/transition area in a signposted field.


Race day check-in and briefing


Race check-in will be open from 06:00-07:00, here you will notify the race organisers that you are present and ready to race and receive your race timing chip (worn on left ankle). Your 'Special Needs' bag will also be dropped off with the support team at this point. 

 

There will be a final race brief conducted at the 07:00 on race day. The K1MAN Race Briefing is mandatory for all competitors; this includes all members of relay teams. Important safety information and any last-minute changes to the event will be given out at this briefing.

 

The transition area will be open from 05:30 for bike racking, only the athlete cycling will be allowed into this area pre and during the race. Racking will close promptly at 06:30. Please pay attention to the bib numbering on the transition rack to locate your racking point, the transition marshal will guide you to onto this if necessary.


The Course


The course will start and finish in Happy Valley; full race routes, including water and special needs stops will be displayed at the race-package pickup sessions, event day briefing and can be found on our Routes page.  


Start Line


The race will start at 07:30 with the signal: “GET SET” AND A long sound of a HORN. This is a mass start entering the water. All categories will start together. All the athletes must start after the horn (those start before the sound of the horn will receive a time penalty equal to 1 minute to be served after the swim).


The Swim


The swim is 1.9km and will start in front of the Lemmings Beach Cafe, it will be two anti-clockwise 950m laps with an Australian exit at the end of Lap 1. All swim buoys must be kept to your right side when passing. Wetsuits are optional for this event due to the water temperature.

 

All athletes must cross the timing mat immediately after the swim exit banner; failure to cross the mat will mean that no time is recorded for your swim.

 

On entering transition Relay swimmers must move to the ‘Holding Pen’, remove wetsuit and then pass their timing tag to their relay cyclist.

 

ALL Swimmers - the Swim Cut Off is 1hr 10mins after the start of the race.


Transition (T1) - Post Swim


Relay cyclists are not to wear shoes or cycle helmet until they have received their timing tag from their swimmer!


The transition area is a short distance from the swim exit, triathletes can run or walk towards their respective bike and must wear their cycling helmet with strap fastened before touching their bike. No riding is allowed in the T area and athletes must push their bike up to the clearly marked mount line before mounting. Athletes must also be wearing a top/jersey/tri-suit, no bare torso's allowed.


The Bike


The bike course is a 2 lap, 97km route. There will be 2 turn points on the course, both of which will have sports capped water bottles. The first turn point is situated at the Avdimou T-Junction and the second at Malcolm Cat sanctuary; both turn points will be clearly marked and marshalled.  Athletes requiring nutrition must slow down prior to the stations, whilst being observant of other athletes and road users. Extra care must be taken when approaching junctions and re-joining routes. 

 

In addition to this, there will be a 'Special needs' stop at Peel Park near Episkopi camp, this can only be used when heading west (towards Happy Valley) on both laps. This bag will contain your personal nutrition items dropped off at the morning check-in.

 

The entire course will take place on roads open to ordinary traffic, road traffic regulations must be strictly observed at all times. SBA Police and/or K1MAN marshals will be located at all junctions; competitors are to follow any instructions that they give.


Care should be taken throughout the bike course, hazards include:

ï Turning in the road

ï Motor vehicles

ï Speed bumps.

ï Drainage covers.

ï Patch repairs to road surface.

 

All Cyclists – the Bike Cut Off is 5hr 30mins after the start of the race.


Transition (T2) - Post Bike


At the finish of the bike section there will be a clearly marked mount/dismount line; all triathletes must dismount and push their bikes to the bike racks and ensure that the bike is safely secured on the rack. Immediately after athletes will head towards the run course as directed by Marshals.


Relay cyclists will move to the 'Holding Area' once their bike is racked, their shoes are taken off and helmet removed. The timing chip will then be passed to the team runner.  The team runner cannot put running shoes on until they have had the chip passed to him/her from their cyclist. The runner is now free to enter the run course.


The Run


The run course is 18.5km, and consists of 4 laps of a 4.7km route within Happy Valley. It takes place on a mixture of dirt tracks and tarmac road and is clearly marked throughout.  K1MAN Race Crew will be located at all junctions; competitors are to follow any instructions that they give.

 

There will be 2 Water/Feed Stations on each lap, the first at the start of the course and the second at the 2.5km point, energy gels, cola and water will be available at all stations.

 

Athletes will receive different coloured bands when passing the 2.5km water station to ensure that athletes and marshals are aware of the number of laps completed by each competitor. Care must be taken with foot placement throughout off-road sections of the run.

 

All Runners – the Run Cut Off is 8hr 30min after the start of the race.


The Finish


The race will finish at Lemmings Beach Club and is clearly marked by a Finish Chute.  Athletes will receive their well earned Finishers medal and can then proceed to the recovery/feed zone. 


Timing


Please wear the timing chip as pictured below, on the OUTSIDE of the LEFT ankle.  

You are advised to wear it under your wetsuit for the swim.

Please be advised we are not liable for your timing results NO CHIP - NO TIME.

Recovery Area


At the recovery area you will receive your finishers T-Shirt and there will be massage, fruits, savoury snacks, sweets and water (These items are strictly for athletes only).


Awards


After the finish, awards will take place on Lemmings Beach. The awards will begin approximately at 13:30.


Categories awarded are age groups:


  • Male Open and Female Open. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 
  • Male Veteran (40+ years old) Female Veteran (35+ years old). 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Team Relay

 


The marshals and volunteers will have a hard time running this event so respect their duties and responsibilities trying to deliver you with a safe and fun race course. Obey all rules and directions by them and have a great race.


The K1MAN committee look forward to seeing you all at the event and wish you good luck!!


K1MAN18 Event Organisers