Shewalton Open Water Aquathon

Welcome to the support page for the Shewalton Aquathon.  This is a new race but uses the proven facilities of the Irvine Triathlon and the experienced organisers and marshals of Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club.
This race will take place on the 5th August 2018 (this is a change from the original date of – 17th June 2018)
Race Info
750m Swim, 5km Run
Swim will be a deep water start with 1 counter clockwise loop of the Shewalton Pond with 3 left turns and two right turns exiting on the ‘beach’. Transition will be approximately 30 yards beyond this exit. Safety cover will be provided by canoe, kayak and paddle board assistance.
Note that wetsuits are compulsory for this event.
The run route will turn right out of T1 following a tarmac pathway to the main road, turn right and head towards Shewalton woods, a left turn then an out and back course through scenic woodland trails to the turn point at 2.5km and re-trace your steps back to the finish.
Runners shall be directed to run on the left at all times.
Entry Fee/Prizes/Race Start
BTF members/non members £25 NB there is no additional levy on this race.
Minimum Age 16 as of 31 December 2018
Prizes for 1st three Males and 1st three females and the winners of each age category.
Race start time will be 0800 prompt with competitors seeded by cap colour.
NB Entries are not transferable and photographic ID may be requested at registration.
Entries are made through EntryCentral, link coming soon.
Race Limit
The entry will be set at 110 participants and allocated on a first come first served basis.
Entry Deadline 
Sunday 29th July unless capacity is reached beforehand.
Parking
This will be available on the approach road to Irvine papermill and motorists will be directed to the parking area as they arrive.
Registration is a short 5 minute walk from this point.
Facilities 
There will be a changing tent provided for both male and female competitors provided by ‘Finesse Marquise’. 
Portaloos will also be made available on site.
Registration and Race Packs
Registration will take place at the area adjacent to T1 by the ‘Pond’. Timing chip, coloured swim cap and race number with pins will be distributed at this point.
Transition 
Transition will open at 0630 and close at 0730. Only a towel, run shoes, race belts and nutrition can be left in this area. No boxes or bags will be permitted in T1 after 0730.
Race briefing
The race briefing will take place at 0725 on the pathway by the water’s edge by the race director and a representative of Triathlon Scotland.
Timing
Chip timing will be provided by ‘What’s My Time’ who consistently work with Ayrodynamic Triathlon club to provide quality timing in a prompt and professional manner.
Race etiquette and littering
The Irvine aquathlon will be marshalled by volunteers from Ayrodynamic who will endeavour to ensure your race is memorable. However any participants abusing the volunteers physically or verbally will be disqualified as advice given by the marshals is to ensure your safety for the race duration.
As the venue is part of the North Ayrshire bird sanctuary and of protected wildlife littering will also incur disqualification.
NB there will be a water station at the entrance to Shewalton woods outwards and inwards with a litter drop zone confined to this area. Competitors must not litter out-with this zone.
Route maps
Route maps will be available at the registration area and although the route will be well marshalled it is the responsibility of the participant to have read and understood the course route. 
http://www.mapometer.com/swimming/route_4401840.html
https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_4669173.html
Bag drop
A tented area will be provided in which to drop bags in a secure location. Bags will be labelled according to race number and will be released on proof of number when you wish to collect it on conclusion of your race.
Catering and Hospitality 
The well renowned Ayrodynamic post-race buffet with hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be provided on site with all donations received being donated to the Ayrshire Hospice.
Prizes
The prize giving will take place once all competitors have crossed the finish line.
Medical Cover
This will be provided by St. Andrews Ambulance.
Event rules
The race falls under the ruling of the British Triathlon Federation whose rules on multi-sport can be found on the BTF website.