Woodhorn Museum Triathlon 2017

Woodhorn Museum Triathlon 2017

Information and registration

16 July 2017

Woodhorn Museum Triathlon

16 July 2017

Woodhorn Museum, QE2 Country Park, Ashington
Northumberland NE63 9YF

Sprint Triathlon
SPRINT Individual Home Nations Member £ 45.00
SPRINT Individual Non Home Nations Member £ 50.00
SPRINT Relay Team ALL Home Nations Members £ 45.00
SPRINT Relay Team Some Non Home Nations Members £ 50.00
Standard Distance Triathlon
STANDARD Individual Home Nations Member £ 50.00
STANDARD Individual Non Home Nations Member £ 55.00
STANDARD Relay Team All Home Nation Members £ 50.00
STANDARD Relay Team Some Non Home Nation Members £ 55.00
  • At the end of the registration process a small charge will be added to cover handling credit and debit cards.
  • The entry fee for Non Home Nations Members includes £5 to cover Triathlon England Day Membership.

This perennial favourite is held at Woodhorn Museum in the QE2 Country Park which boasts a 16 hectare lake surrounded by developing woodland and open grasslands. The diverse and developing habitats around the lake now host a variety of birds, plants and mammals and the lake itself is host to both resident and migratory birds. The venue itself is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and has a range of fantastic activities and exhibits for all the family.

The QE2 Country Park is situated approximately 14 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne and 1 mile north of Ashington and this is our 'home' for open water swim training in the summer months.

The swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater lake. The 'undulating' bike route will take you out towards Widdrington Village, before sweeping onto the coast road near Druridge Bay and then along to Cresswell village with some breath-taking views along the coast line. The run will be on the footpath that winds its way through the woodland and open grasslands that surround the lake and passes the finish at the end of each lap making this ideal for spectators to cheer everyone on to a great finish with a big smile. The QE2 Woodhorn Museum Triathlon is an ideal multi-sport event for all abilities, and you should be guaranteed a great race.

We are pleased to announce that British Triathlon have awarded a 3 Star Mark of Quality to the QE2 'Woodhorn Museum' Triathlon. VO2Max Racing Events have one of only three events in the country to have attained this 3 Star Mark of Quality. This is a great achievement for the team and we pride ourselves on this and our continuing efforts to improve the standard of events in the North East Region.

Please note the minimum age for the sprint distance is 15 years old on 31st December 2017, and for the standard distance event is 17 years old on 31st December 2017. Please also note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2017) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration. The form can be downloaded from the event web page.

Please note that there will be no entries on the day.

Event Details and Schedule

The Event Team wish you all the best in your preparations and look forward to meeting you on Sunday 16th July at Woodhorn Museum, immediately adjacent to the QE2 Country Park.

Pre-race competitor information will be emailed to all competitors in advance of the event but provisional information is noted below. Please refer to the event website for course details.


There is ample parking in and around the race venue. If you are parking at the Museum, the staff will direct you upon arrival. There is a car parking charge at the Museum (£3.50 in 2016). This also allows you ‘All Day’ access to the exhibitions. Please have small change ready on arrival.

Registration Process

Race HQ and Registration will within the Museum grounds and will be clearly signed on the day. ALL competitors must present photographic identification at registration.

If you entered the event as a Home Nations member you must present your race licence at registration, or purchase a Day licence for £5 – no exceptions.

If you entered the event as a NON Home Nations Member, you will have already paid your day licence fee and an electronic day licence will be sent out with the pre-race competitor email.

You won't need to print this off as we have all your entry details recorded. It's there if you need it but hopefully that won't happen.

Anyone aged 15 or 16 at 31st December 2017 must also bring a signed parental consent form, which is available to download and print from the event website.

Before heading to the registration desk, your ID will be checked and your hand will be marked with your race number. At the desk you will be given your race number, stickers for bike and helmet, swim cap, timing chip and T-shirt (if you opted to buy one).

The Course

Sprint Distance: Swim 750m- Bike 24km - Run 6km.

Standard: 1500m- Bike 46km - Run 9km.

For course maps please see the event website www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk

Provisional Schedule Summary

  1. Registration opens at 06:30 and closes at 07:30 *
  2. Transition opens at 06:30 and closes just before race start.
  3. Race briefing is at 07:35 at Race HQ and will include an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions.
  4. Race starts at 08:00
  5. Presentations are from 11:15hrs

* Please note that registration will be open between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 15th July. You can register then to save time on the day. The swim course should also be in position on the Saturday, so if you would like to try the swim you can. You should be aware however that no safety cover will be in place at that time.


The top three male and female in each of the following groups will be awarded prizes: Under 20s, Seniors, Veterans (40+), Super Veterans (50+), Vintage (60+). Full results and race report will be published on the event website and listed on tri247.com and other leading websites.

Please try to stay and attend the presentations, we do not send trophies out by post!


Hot and cold food and drinks are available on the day at various stalls and at the Museum Café, open to everyone.

No dogs at Woodhorn

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are NOT allowed in the fenced museum area - sorry. If you would like to understand why dogs are not allowed, please read policy here. It would be best to leave your dog at home.

Please respect this rule and don't bring dogs onto the grounds.

Good luck with your final preparations, and the event team are all looking forward to welcoming you on the day.

Kind regards, VO2 Max Event Team

 Event information
16 July 2017
QE2 Country Park

Great Britain
Registration is closed
Starts at 08:00
Starts at 08:00
Starts at 08:00
Starts at 08:00

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