Due to popular demand, Do3 is proud to announce that on Sunday 8th August 2021 we will be holding the inaugural 'Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon'. The race is based in the grounds of Compton Verney stately home which provides a stunning backdrop to the swim, run and finish line. The swim takes place in the Capability Brown designed lake right in front of the main house. Once the swim is done it is out onto the sprint bike course around the Warwickshire countryside. Once the bike course is completed competitors return to Compton Verney to start the run around the area local to the house before finishing in style on the beautiful lawns. This is a special race at a beautiful venue that is suitable for all abilities. Whether you are a newbie looking to dip your toe in the water, or a hardened racer wanting to go full-gas from the gun, this race is for you.
The Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon will be run alongside the 'On The Edge' Middle Distance Triathlon so you'll also get the opportunity to watch and support those racing the sprint's bigger sister! Find out more about On The Edge by clicking here.
400m swim in the beautiful Compton Verney lake. Competitors will start in waves and complete a single lap in front of the stunning Compton Verney house.
The 21km bike course is mostly flat and fast so great for both beginners and speed merchants looking to blitz a great bike time. The route heads out towards the Edge Hill escarpment before turning left to head towards Burton Dassett. Another left turn takes you up to Gaydon where you turn left again and head back to the finish via Kineton. The bike course is gently undulating, with the most notable hill soon after leaving Compton Verney, and the same hill on the return to the main venue. It is not a technically challenging route and is suitable for all types of bikes.
Distance - 21.5k
Total elevation - 181m
Road types and conditions - Mostly minor roads. Road surfaces are good. Any potholes etc will be marked.
Bike choices - Suitable for time trial/triathlon and road bikes.
The race will finish with a 5k run on tracks and trails in and around the Compton Verney estate. This multi-terrain course has it all. Just the right amount of flats and hills to challenge you but also make the most of the beautiful local scenery. The undulating course will eventually bring you to the finish line in front of the stunning main house.
Distance - 5k
Total elevation - 19m
Road types and conditions - The run is all off road on grass with an undulating (but not too challenging) course. The paths are firm underfoot, so trail shoes or road shoes should be fine.
Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ
Finding the Venue
Compton Verney is very well located in the heart of rural Warwickshire. The main road routes to the venue would be along the 'Fosse Way' B4455 or the B4086 from the direction of Stratford-upon-Avon or from Junction 12 of the M40 via Kineton.
The entrance to the swim venue is off the B4086. Look for the signs directing you into the car park.
The recommended way to enter the On the Edge Triathlon is by downloading the Do3 App. It will only take a few minutes to download the app and create an account. Once you have your account you simply navigate to the events tab and select the race option you wish to enter. The options are:
Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon - Individual Entry (BTF Member) - £60
Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon - Individual Entry (Non-BTF Member) - £65
Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon - Relay Entry - £70
If you don't wish to use the Do3 App or don't have a smart phone please enter by selecting the appropriate option below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon 2021 FAQs
Everyone has questions! We hope we’ve covered your query here but if we haven’t, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
Where is the start and finish of the race?
The race starts and finishes at Compton Verney in Warwickshire. The postcode is CV35 9HZ.
The event is sold out, can I go on to a wait list?
Yep, absolutely! Once the event is full you should see an option to enter onto a wait-list. Payment is taken when you go on the list but it's refunded if you don't get a spot.
Can I cancel my place?
Unfortunately we are not offering refunds on the sprint event. Please email email@example.com with any queries relating to this. Alternatively, could you change your entry to a relay? Again, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my entry transferable to a friend?
Unfortunately transfer to another athlete isn’t permitted. If changing to a relay team isn’t an option for you, please get in touch and we can look at a partial refund. The amount will vary depending on when you get in touch with us.
Can I change my individual entry to a relay entry?
Certainly! As long as it’s 28 days before the event. There will be an admin fee of £10 plus the price difference between the individual event and the relay event. Please email email@example.com.
Can I change my relay entry to an individual entry?
Yes you can, providing you email us at least 28 days before the event. However no refunds will be payable on the entry fee and an admin fee of £10 will be charged.
Can I change the members in my relay team?
Yes, you can. Changes can be made up to 14 days before the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the old team members’ names as well as the new team members’ names and we’ll organise this for you.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
We follow the temperature guidance set by British Triathlon. It is expected that, as with most races, the majority of participants will choose to wear a wetsuit if water temperature permits.
Can I camp on the event site?
We had hoped to offer basic camping on the night before the race but unfortunately, due to low level interest, we won't be able to offer it this year.
How will I receive my race pack and when will it arrive?
Your race information will be sent to you via email. The race pack containing your number, chip, swim cap etc will be picked up at registration.
Can I request a wave start so I race with my friends?
Please email your request through to email@example.com and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
When can I register?
Ideally you need to register on Saturday 7 August. The registration desk will be open from 7pm until 9pm and for a very limited time on Sunday morning. If you purchased the entry without British Triathlon day membership, you must bring your BTF card. If you’re participating as part of a relay team only one member of the team needs to register but s/he must bring BTF cards for each team member, where applicable.
Will regular trainers be ok for the run course?
Some of the run course will be run through the beautiful grounds of Compton Verney and surrounding land. Whilst you may like off road shoes for this section, most entrants will be wearing regular running or racing trainers.
Can I train on the run course before the race?
Compton Verney is privately owned land. Access to the grounds is only available for registration during the evening of Saturday 7th August and for the event itself on Sunday 8th August.
Are there changing and transition tents?
Unfortunately not. You should keep all of your equipment at your racking point. This area is for race equipment only – you should only bring one small bag to keep at the racking point. There will be no bag drop/area.
Can I carry a mobile phone on the course?
You can carry mobile phone, but it must not be used in any distractive manner during the race.
Will there be live tracking?
Yes, we will have tracking on the day. Keep an eye out on our website and email updates for more details.
Are there food and hydration stations on the run and bike courses?
Current Covid restrictions mean that we can't offer food and hydration on the sprint course, but we are monitoring this in case this changes. We recommend you carrying all of your nutrition and hyrdation.
There will also be a catering stand(s) offering food and drink after the event.
Is there anything for spectators to do?
Absolutely! Compton Verney is a beautiful house built in 1714 sets in grounds designed by Lancelot Capability Brown. It is now a renowned art gallery featuring six permanent exhibitions but will be CLOSED on the day of the event. For more information about Compton Verney and costs to enter the gallery on the day before the event, visit their website at: https://www.comptonverney.org.uk/ There will also be catering stalls available to all.
Can I bring my dog?
Well behaved dogs on a lead will be welcomed by Compton Verney to their grounds.
Can I see a copy of the terms and conditions?
Of course, please click here to view them: https://www.do3.co.uk/ote-terms-and-conditions
I have a question that isn’t listed here?
That’s fine – we haven’t been able to cover everything but if you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will get back to you and possibly update the FAQs too.