ON THE EDGE TRIATHLON
Do3 is proud to announce that on Sunday 8th August 2021 we will be holding the inaugural 'On The Edge Triathlon'. This is no regular triathlon, this is something special. The race is based in the grounds of Compton Verney stately home which provides a stunning backdrop to the swim 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 'On The Edge' bike course. The bike course is where this event gets its name as it features climbs and descents along the well-known Edge Hill escarpment. 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. A truly special race and one that offers it all.
1900m swim in the beautiful Compton Verney lake. With a deep water start, competitors will start in waves and complete 3 laps in front of the stunning Compton Verney house.
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 infamous Edge Hill itself before returning to Compton Verney.
Distance - 54 miles
Total elevation - 2281ft
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 half marathon on the local roads and trails in and around the Compton Verney estate. The undulating course will eventually bring you to the finish-line in front of the stunning main house.
FULL MAPS AND DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION TO BE ADDED.
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:
On The Edge Middle Distance Triathlon - Individual Entry (BTF Member) - £185
On The Edge Middle Distance Triathlon - Individual Entry (Non-BTF Member) - £190
On The Edge Middle Distance Triathlon - Relay Entry - £210
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).
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.
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 CommitEDGE 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
On The Edge 2021 FAQs
Everyone has questions! We hope we’ve covered your query here but if we haven’t, please email email@example.com 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.
Is the course flat or hilly?
A mixture! The event gets its name from climbs and descents along the well-known Edge Hill escarpment. A map of the route will be featured at: www.do3.co.uk/on-the-edge-triathlon
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?
We understand that sometimes training doesn’t go as well as expected, or you’re injured. If this is the case we may be able to organise a partial refund. The amount will depend on how close to the event date you wish to withdraw. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, could you change your entry to a relay? Again, please email us at email@example.com.
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, which is £20. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
Can I camp on the event site?
We are hoping to offer basic camping on site for the night of Saturday 7 August only. The cost will be confirmed but will be bookable on the Do3 app. If you wish to be notified about camping if it becomes available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 notice that during the run you are not going to finish in time then you will 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 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?
We are planning to offer food and hydration along the course, unless Covid restrictions closer to the time mean that these can’t be offered.
There will also be catering stands offering a variety of 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.