THE ROC 2020 INFORMATION

(ADAPTED GUIDANCE DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS. Full race and guidance rules will be included in the Race Packs)

THE ROC SPRING: SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2020 (moved from Saturday 16th MAY 2020 due to COVID-19)

THE ROC SUMMER: SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2020

7:40am – Safety Briefing (for last minute important information only. Full Safety briefing will be available online from 2pm the day before the race. All competitors must confirm they have watched it in full)
8:00am – Start (competitors MUST be ready from 7:55am. First starter at 8am with everyone else following every 5 seconds apart )
12 Noon – Snowdon 4km Cut-off (as the last competitor will start at 8:10am and to allow 5 minutes for potentially the need to hold back to allow social distancing, the 4km cut-off is extended to 12:15pm. This is strict and no exceptions allowed)
Please arrive and be ready AT LEAST 45 minutes before the start time.

TERMS & CONDITIONS All entrants must abide by the race T&C’s. These can be read during the entry process or you can READ THE T&C’s HERE

RACE PACKS You will receive a Pre-Race Pack 6 weeks in advance of the race and then the main Race Pack 2 weeks before the race. These are only sent out via email containing all the information & instructions you need in preparation for race day. It includes details of where to register and to collect your race bibs, timing tags, transitions etc.
Registration is on the evening prior to the race. If for some reason you won’t be able to arrive until race morning then you will need to book in an emergency registration slot.

WATER TEMPERATURE  Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory. British Triathlon Federation rules will be abide by for shortened swim course or removal of the swim altogether. If removed altogether a 3km trail run will be added to the start of the race.

TRANSITIONS  T1 & T4 is positioned a short distance from the beach, race control and the car park. T2 & T3 is positioned at Hafod y Llan at the foot of Snowdon. Bike rack positions will be 2 meters apart with each row 5 meters apart. During registration you will be given a drawstring bag which you must put your Mountain Kit in for the Snowdon leg of the race. This should be in a Trail Running bag or lightweight rucksack and include the following items:
Full waterproof body cover of hooded jacket and trousers (we recommend with taped seams)
Hat/buff
gloves
Water bottle / carrier
High Energy Snacks
Foil Blanket
High Factor Sun Cream

Outside your Mountain Kit Bag (but in the drawstring bag):
Appropriate running/trail shoes
Change of clothes (optional)

Your drawstring bag will then be secured overnight and taken to T2 at Hafod y Llan where it will be ready for you once you have racked your bike & removed your helmet and shoes.

The drawstring bag will be inside the changing marquee right next to T2. This will allow you to change undercover but does not provide total privacy!

Once you have removed your items from your bag and are ready to set off, you hang your bag back onto your numbered race peg.

When returning you will collect your bag again to put your Mountain Kit Bag in and any other items you don’t want to take on the bike.

ELITE TRIATHLETES  If you are an elite triathlete then please contact mark@sensationgroup.com for information on entries.

PRIZES  There is £1,000 in prize money for each race and a prestigious trophy to first man & first woman. CLICK FOR FULL PRIZE BREAKDOWN.

MEDALS & SUSTENANCE  Bespoke ROC race medals, water & items like banana’s & chocolate bars will be given to all ROC finishers. Additional water points at the half way point on the bike course and at T2/T3 along with additional cakes & banana’s. There is emergency water at the 4km and summit checkpoints on Snowdon.

TIMING  All triathletes will be provided with an ankle tag timing chip, This will record your individual time complete with Snowdon Summit time & transition times for both Abersoch & Hafod y Llan transition areas.

RESULTS  Full results will be available shortly after completion of the race. CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS PAGE.

DRINK & RECHARGE STATIONS  Criccieth, Hafod Y Llan, 4km Snowdon Checkpoint, Summit

THE START  The start is on Abersoch beach to the right of the middle slip ramp (bottom of Lon Golff / Golf Road).

THE ROC COURSE  CLICK HERE FOR ROC COURSE DETAILS.

RACE RULES 

UK Race triathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations found in the BTF Rulebook.

  • Competitors must be 18 or over to enter and take part in The ROC
  • Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory. (Neoprene Hats and socks are allowed for the MAY race).
  • Swim distances are determined by the sea temperature using BTF rules. Should the sea temperature be below 11 degrees then a 3km trail run will replace the swim.
  • This is a no drafting event.
  • A cut off time will be in force at the Check Point 4km up Snowdon. Any competitor who does not reach this point by 12:15pm will be instructed not to head to the summit but to turn around and complete the course from there. Race officials will be advised and you will receive a different medal when you cross the finish line.
  • Unless you are an affiliated member of the British Triathlon Federation you must purchase a Day License Membership at registration. This provides you with third party liability insurance. It’s valid on the day of your competition and cannot be transferred. Please bring a contactless payment card (£5 cash only if no card available) to buy your membership at registration. Please present your day or annual membership at registration.
  • Triathletes will not hold the race organiser responsible for any injury or loss
  • Registrants understand that the final decision for the commencement of the race to go ahead on the day is that of the race organisers “Sensation Group” only.
  • Event organisers are able to amend the course route at any time and without prior notification.
  • All registrants must agree to the Race Terms & Conditions when entering.

THE ROC GALLERY


1.5KM SWIM | 50KM BIKE | 12KM RUN | 50KM BIKE | 1KM RUN