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On The Edge middle distance triathlon

Sunday 21st July 2024

1900m Swim - 55.2km Bike - 21.1km Run

On The Edge middle distance triathlon

Sunday 21st July 2024

About the race....

Now in its fourth year, the On The Edge middle distance triathlon will be based in the grounds of Park Farm within the Compton Verney hamlet.

The swim takes place in the Capability Brown designed lake surrounded by beautiful trees, with transition overlooking the grassy bowl. Once the swim is done it is out onto the middle distance bike course around the Warwickshire countryside. After the bike, competitors return to the venue to start the run around the scenic local area before finishing in style in parkland overlooking the lake.


This is a truly special race at a beautiful venue.

1900m Swim - 55.2km Bike - 21.1km Run

About the race....

Now in its third year, the On The Edge middle distance triathlon race will be based in the grounds of Park Farm within the Compton Verney hamlet.

The swim takes place in the Capability Brown designed lake surrounded by beautiful trees, with transition overlooking the grassy bowl. Once the swim is done it is out onto the bike course around the Warwickshire countryside. After the bike, competitors return to the venue to start the run around the scenic local area before finishing in style in parkland overlooking the lake.

This is a truly special race at a beautiful venue.

The On The Edge middle distance course

2024 middle distance swim course

Start with a 1900m swim in the beautiful Capability Brown designed lake. With a trickle start, competitors will enter the water in pairs and complete two laps of the course.

2024 middle distance bike course

A course with something for everyone. Flat sections for the time triallers and some cheeky climbs for the mountain goats! The ride will take you through the picturesque Warwickshire countryside and include some climbs and descents on the Edge Hill escarpment, including the infamous Edge Hill itself before returning to Park Farm.

Click to download course GPX File


  • Distance - 90 kilometres

  • Total elevation -888m

  • Road types and conditions - mostly minor roads. Road surfaces are good

  • Bike choices - suitable for TT and road bikes

2024 middle distance run course

The race will finish with a 21.1 kilometre run on tracks and trails in and around Park Farm and the Compton Verney hamlet. This multi-terrain course has it all. Just the right amount of flats and hills to challenge you but also to make the most of the beautiful local scenery. The undulating course through meadows and woodlands will eventually bring you to the finish line in front of the beautiful tree-lined lake. 

Click to download course GPX File
 

  • Distance - 21.1 kilometres

  • Total elevation -238m

  • The run is mostly off road on grass and tracks

  • The paths are firm underfoot, so trail shoes or road shoes should be fine

Prices

  • On The Edge middle distance triathlon - Individual Entry (BTF Member) - £165 (split payment option available)

  • On The Edge middle distance triathlon - Individual Entry (Non-BTF Member) - £171 (split payment option available)

  • On The Edge middle distance triathlon - Relay Entry - £181

The venue

Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HJ.

The hamlet of 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 event's car park is off the Fosse Way B4455 towards Combrook. Look for the signs directing you into the car park. 

Prices

  • On The Edge middle distance triathlon - Individual Entry (BTF Member) - £165 (split payment option available)

  • On The Edge middle distance triathlon - Individual Entry (Non-BTF Member) - £171 (split payment option available)

  • On The Edge middle distance triathlon - Relay Entry - £181

The venue

Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HJ.

The hamlet of 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 event's car park is off the Fosse Way B4455 towards Combrook. Look for the signs directing you into the car park. 

Online Booking

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:

We also offering the chance for you to spread the cost of entry over two equal payments. Simply select the option when you enter. Your place will be held until the final payment is made so please make sure you have adequate funds otherwise we will have to offer the place to a wait lister (we will contact you before this happens of course). 

To download the app either click the image below or click here.

Need help training for Do3 On The Edge?

If you are looking for help to get you in shape and trained ready to take on this great race then help is at hand! We have put together Do3 Commit EDGE a training plan that will have you in tip-top shape come race day. There are three levels of plan based on your time availability. They are easy to follow and come with ongoing coaching support as well as peer support through the Do3 Commit Facebook group. Do3 Commit is a tried and tested middle distance training plan that has helped hundreds of athletes to achieve fantastic results across the years. Hop on over to the Do3 Commit page to take a look and get signed up!

Frequently asked questions

Where is the start and finish of the race?

The race starts and finishes at Park Farm, Compton Verney in Warwickshire. The postcode for the venue's car park will be issued nearer to the time of the event (what3words locator is: ///boast.departure.guises).

Is the course flat or hilly?

A mixture!  The event gets its name from climbs and descents along the well-known Edge Hill escarpment so you can expect the bike course to have some hills but some fast flats too. For this reason it's suitable for both TT and road bikes. The run route has just the right amount of hills and flats to challenge you. A map of the routes can be found above.

Is there signage on the route?

Yes, there will signage all the way around the bike and run routes.

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 join 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 and have a refund?

We may be able to organise a partial refund for the middle distance event and the amount will depend on how close to the event date you wish to withdraw.  Please email enquiries@do3.co.uk. Alternatively, could you change your entry to a relay?  Again, please email us at enquiries@do3.co.uk.

Is my entry transferable to a friend?

Yes, it is. Please email your request through to enquiries@do3.co.uk

Can I change my individual entry to a relay entry? 

Yes you can, please email your request through to enquiries@do3.co.uk as there may be an additional charge to cover costs (ie giveaways, medals etc). There will be a charge at registration for any non-BTF members.

Can I change my relay entry to an individual entry?

Can I change the members in my relay team? 

Yes, you can. Changes can be made up to 7 days before the event.  Please email enquiries@do3.co.uk with the old team members’ names as well as the new team members’ names and we’ll organise this for you. There may be a charge at registration for any non-BTF members.

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 allows.

Can I camp on the event site? 

We are hoping to be able to offer on-site camping. More information will be available soon.

How will I receive my race pack and when will it arrive? 

Your race guide will be sent to you via email. The race pack containing your number, chip, swim hat 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 enquiries@do3.co.uk and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.  Competitors will enter the water according to their swim speed, with faster swimmers going first.

When can I register? 

Ideally you need to register the night before your race.  The opening times for the registration desk will be confirmed closer to event day.  If you are a British Triathlon member you must show your BTF card at registration.  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 and pay the day licence fee for any non-BTF members in the team. If you paid the non-BTF rate for your entry, then you have already paid for the day licence as part of your race fee.

Will I need trail shoes if the run is mostly off-road? 

Some of the run course will be run on public footpaths and trails.  Whilst you may like off-road shoes for this section, most entrants will be wearing regular running or racing trainers.  If it has been dry then regular running trainers will be fine. If it has been very wet for a prolonged period it could be muddy in parts.

Can I train on the run course before the race? 

Parts of the route are on privately owned land, to which there is no access prior to race day. However, much of the route is on public rights of way, so can be used for training. Please note that there is no parking at Park Farm, except for registration during the evening of Saturday 20th July, and during the events on Sunday 21st July.  

Are there changing and transition tents? 

Unfortunately not.  You should keep all of your race equipment at your racking point. You should only bring one small bag to keep at the racking point and leave all other belongings in your vehicle, or with your support team. 

Are there cut-off times for each section?

Yes.   The following cut off times will be observed:

  • Swim 1 hours 10 minutes, with 10 minutes to get out of transition on to your bike

  • Bike 5 hours 20 minutes after your wave start

  • Run 9 hours 00 minutes after your wave start

    If we feel during the run that you are not going to finish in time then you may be asked to stop.  Try to ensure you are ahead of the cut off times as you can’t rely on catching up later in the race.  If you are behind you may be asked to return to the venue.

Can I use headphones?

No, in line with British Triathlon rules headphones and bone conducting head sets are not permitted.

Are there food and hydration stations on the run and bike courses? 

Yes, for the middle distance race there will be aid stations on both the bike and run courses, offering (to be confirmed and subject to change/availability) water/High 5, Xendurance gels, bananas, crisps, and jelly babies. Cola and water will be offered on the run aid stations.

There will also be a catering stand(s) offering food and drink after the event.

Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved dogs on a lead will be welcomed. Please ensure that any mess is bagged and binned.

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 enquiries@do3.co.uk we will get back to you and possibly update the FAQs too.

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