Much Wenlock Aquathlon


The Mel Humphreys Much Wenlock Aquathlon.


Race Location

Much Wenlock Leisure Centre,

Farley Rd, 

Much Wenlock 

TF13 6NB


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Parking is located at the leisure centre.  Please follow the marshals instructions for everyone’s safety 






Important points:



  • Please arrive at pool side 10 minutes prior to your wave starting


  • Timing chips will be issued poolside,competitors should enter the pool area via the changing rooms


  • We will start and exit from the deep end with swimmers walkingalong the poolside, please follow the instructions from the marshals at pool side


  • All equipment should be left in either a locker or in the bag storage area in transition. 


  • Please use the portaloos provided by the pool exit and not the Leisure Centre toilets.


  • Please remove muddy footwear before entering the building


  • Please bring your own nutrition for Transition area.  We will have water at the finish line


  • Registration is open 10:00am


  • Please register 30 minutes before your wave starts.


  • The run is mainly on trail – however sections are on tarmac – please choose footwear accordingly.


  • From 12:00 – There will be a cricket match setting up in the field for a start at 13:00 – marshals will add extra control here to keep competitors safe – please follow their instructions.


Race course




Tri-Start (Aged 8+)                                                    50m       (2 lengths)

Tri-Start 1 (Aged 9-10)                                              150m     (6 lengths)     

Tri-Start 2 (Aged 11-12)                                            250m    (10 lengths)    

Tri-Start 3 (Aged 13-14)                                            300m    (12 lengths)    

Youth (Aged 15-16)                                                   400m    (16 lengths)    

Junior (Aged 17-19)                                                  400m    (16 lengths)


Run Course


Field lap is anticlockwise


Tri-Start (Aged 8+)                – 1 small lap (700m)

Tri-Start 1 (Aged 9-10)          – 1 full lap (1300m)

Tri-Start 2 (Aged 11-12)        – 1 full lap and 1 small lap (2000m)

Tri-Start 3 (Aged 13-14)        – 2 full laps (2600m)

Youth /Junion            – 2 full laps and 1 small lap (3150m)


Full lap


Small Lap



Please note:

  • The run is mainly on trail – however sections are on tarmac – please choose footwear accordingly.
  • The run is on public footpaths, please do be courteous of other people using the footpath
  • When passing people on narrow sections of the run, please do so on the right side.
  • You must collect a band for each lap and finish with the correct number of bands





Please follow the signs to registration here you will be given

  • Your race number
  • Body Marking 
    • No equipment is to be left poolside.


It is strictly prohibited to transfer your race number to another athlete. Doing so will render the race insurance invalid and may lead to significant complications in the event of an accident.




BTF day membership


In order to participate in a BTF sanctioned event, all competitors must either be a full member or a day member of the Association. The day membership ensures that all competitors are aware of and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the BTF, and also provides them with civil liability insurance cover of up to £5 million.

If you are already a BTF member, please make sure to bring your race licence to registration.

For those who have paid online, please note that you were asked to state whether or not you have a race licence. If you indicated that you have a race licence but are unable to present it at registration, you will be asked to pay the difference. Don't forget to bring your race licence with you!


Refund Policy: there will be no refunds for dropouts. 


Transition area

The transition area will open at 11am and only competitors will be allowedentry on production of the race number.  The exemption here is for any TSS competitors where parents are allowed to assist in setting up only.




Be ready in the swimming pool 10minutes before your start time, access the pool via the changing rooms


  • The pool will be divided into 6 lanes.Swimmers will be set off at varyingintervals Listen out for your race number to be called and follow the instructions given.
  • Swimmers will still be seeded accordingto their estimated swim time, so will be in the water with those of a similar ability.
  • Diving starts are not allowed. All competitors start in the pool.
  • Tumble turns are allowed
  • You must give way to faster swimmers at the end of the length
  • 400metres is 16 lengthsof the pool the swim Marshals will be countingyour lengths and you will be told when you have 2 LENGTHS TO GO
  • When you have completed your swim, you will climb out of the pool, exit the pool via the side door.
  • Once through the door, follow the steps into transition area



  • Run out of the exit marked ‘Run out’. Your race numbershould be visiblenow on the front of your shirt.
  • The run section is around the outside of the Gaskell field. Please be aware that cricket / football matches may be taking place whilst you are racing and other users of the park may be present.
  • On the hill climb this section may be muddy, please do not take risks especially on the decent
  • There may be walkerson the run route. Pleasebe considerate when passing them.



  • We kindly request that your supporters and family members do not litter on the Gaskell and keep clear of any other events that maybe happening on the field.  We aim to maintain a positive working relationship with them.
  • After completing the race, please collect some water and remember to remove your timing chip. If the timing chip is lost, you will be charged for it. In case it falls off during the race, a backup time will be recorded. However, if you finish the race with the chip and fail to return it, you will be contacted for payment. This may have implications for your participation in future events.




Foul and abusivelanguage will resultin immediate disqualification if overheard by the race referee or any race marshal.




You will be able to see your results on


General rules

  • The changing rooms and pool spectating area are available for use. 
  • Competitors are requested to use the toilets designated for them, located by the swimming pool door as indicated on the map. 
  • Please pay attention to and follow the instructions of the race officials at all times. 
  • During the race, only the race officials are authorized to provide assistance. Friends or family members are not allowed to accompany you along the course. 
  • Your race number should be prominently displayed and visible to the officials at all times. This is necessary to ensure an accurate finishing time. It is recommended that you attach the number to the front of your top using safety pins on all four corners, or alternatively, wear a race belt as long as the number is clearly visible. 
  • This event is governed by the rules of the British Triathlon Federation. 
  • The event will take place regardless of the weather conditions.




Enjoy the day – enjoy the course and enjoy the day.