Become a Legend at The Enduroman Festival of Ultra Events

Enduroman Rules

Festival of Ultra Events,  Double, Single, Half Triathlons Marathons & Ultra Marathon runs of 50~100~200 Miles,  Run2max,  and Ultra Swims

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Enduroman have now adopted its long standing rule that has been part of the Enduroman Arch to Arc for many years. Enduroman prides itself on the relationship with our athletes. We organise races in a different format to other organisers such as Ironman and ITU. As such, we believe we provide a better quality of service and all-round experience throughout our events. For that reason, please read and digest the following:

“The Race Director has the authority, at any time, to overrule any rule or invent a new rule based on extenuating, unforeseen, and/or unusual circumstances and/or to maintain the integrity and fair play necessary for the successful completion, and continuation, of the race. The Race Director has ultimate authority in regards to all rules, their interpretation, and their enforcement. There is neither “appeals committee” nor an “appeals process.” All entrants in the race, and their support crews, willingly acknowledge this fact, as well as all other race rules, by attending the race in any capacity. In all cases and circumstances, it is the intent, and spirit, of the rules which will govern their implementation and enforcement”.

You will do at least the “advertised distance” because the nature of the course is that the lake is sometimes low, the run course might need an alteration for a fallen tree & the cycle course might get a diversion.

 

Cancellation of Race:

If for what ever reason, Enduroman find it necessary to cancel this race at any time before or during the competition, Enduroman will automatically transfer you onto the identical race at the same location later during the year. Enduroman will not refund any travel, accommodation or any other expenses, nor will they refund any entry fees paid.

 

Medical issues:

The athlete agrees that at the time of starting their chosen race, they are are physically fit and of good health to attempt to complete the distance of that chosen race.

 

Other issues:

Enduroman Ltd reserve the right to change the distances, disciplines and routes of the event without notice to the athlete in the event of adverse weather, road incidents or other similar incidents.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you will agree to prepare sufficiently for this event. This means swim training in cold water of temperatures under 19 degrees Celsius IN THE YEAR OF THIS RACE, cycling on the roads at night (without the aid of street lights), and running on rough terrain which includes uneven ground, tree routes and such like, all on little to no sleep.
Each athlete agrees that from the start of Day 1 of their competition, to the completion of their final day, they will reside only within the grounds of Avon Tyrrell. At no point shall athletes reside in hotels or B&B’s etc whilst their competition is in play. This is a result of an athlete driving back to their hotel at the end of a Deca day in 2011 and being involved in an accident. Neither shall an athlete drive any vehicle during the above competitive times. Any athlete found contravening these rules will be disqualified from the race.

 

Course / Route:

The course is clearly marked. Athletes will stick to the marked course at all times, unless directed to do so by a Marshal. Deviation from the marked area will result in DQ.
Completion of the course may be with the assistance of:
Your support crew at allocated sites
The mechanics based at Avon Tyrrell.

If your bike fails on the bike course you and your bike must return to Avon Tyrrell before the mechanics repair your bike. You must complete a lap or restart the lap If your bike is being repaired by the mechanics: The athlete accepts the good condition of the cycle if he/she then takes control of it and rides it. Cyclists must always be in possession of their mobile phones. Cyclists may phone Enduroman on 07531 966 331 to arrange recovery.

Successful athletes will complete the required distances. Organisers reserve the right to shorten the courses based on inclement weather conditions or to change the event into a Duathlon. In the case of the event being stopped/cancelled part the way through, we will make a decision based upon distances travelled and circuits completed.

Personal music systems are NOT permitted during the swim or cycle stages. They will however be permitted on the run stage.

There will be NO SUPPORT VEHICLES ALLOWED ON THE BIKE COURSE.

 

Swim:

LAKE TEMPERATURE APPROX 19 DEGREES CELSIUS. Wetsuits are compulsory.
You must swim in the specified direction.
Athletes may only stop during the swim stage at the entry / exit point. Nutrition can be left at this location clearly labelled with the athletes number
Swimmers must swim single-file only through the officials lap counting station on each lap
It is the faster swimmers responsibility to keep out the way of the slower ones
Once the swim stage has started, support crews may enter the enter / exit area with the permission of an official to hand the swimmer nutrition.
All swimmers must abide by all safety notices around the lake, take the adviced open water swimming precaution and adviced to have a spare pair of running trainers / flip flops etc to use to run to T1 approximately 400m away as there may be sharp rocks, stones etc.

 

Bike:

You can use more than one bike, but all bikes must be presented when racking prior to the race.
Your bike will be fitted with road legal lights front and rear (1 x solid red and 1 x flashing red at the rear and 1 x solid and 1 x flashing white at the front, you can supplement these with LED type flashing lights) and you will wear a florescent vest top during darker periods (Builder’s type with florescent stripes). We will tell you when you complete a circuit when the course is considered to be dark. You are responsible for spare batteries. Batteries and florescent vests are to be kept in your event bags or with your support crew. Keep one set of spare batteries with you at all times during the bike stage. (This applies to the continuous Quin and Double athletes and anyone else that may be out there during bad light.).
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Run:

As well as cyclists, runners may also be asked to wear a florescent vest during hours of poor visibility.
Head/hand torches must be carried on the run phase during hours of poor visibility (also to be kept in the marquee or with your support crew).

 

Marathon Runs:

Will be on the same course as triathletes which is firm gravel and wooded track predominately, they are measured courses. There will be no pacing or supporters allowed to run or walk laps with athletes.

Pacing on the triathlon courses by supporters will not be tolerated and will lead to disqualification. If an athlete is struggling during the run, with the permission of the race director, supporters may walk a lap or two with the athlete.

 

Stoppage/Safety / Other details:

We reserve the right to impose a cut off time with regards to all three disciplines.
There will be an official at cycle / run turning circles. The athlete must shout out their race number and wait for it to be confirmed by the official before proceeding. In the event of the chip timing system crashing, this will become the lap counting system. No lap counting – no finishing time.
We will advise you of any cut off during the preceding lap
If we feel you are a danger to yourself we reserve the right to pull you from the course.
The doctor/paramedic will have the final decision in relation to medical issue.
If we believe you to be medically unfit to continue your race will be over and you will be asked to leave the course. We will advise you of any concerns in advance. so you may rest to rectify them (within the cut off times)

 

Technical Rules:

Not wearing your timing chip will result in a DQ, you will be given 1 minute to produce it.
You will wear your number at all times during the bike and run stages, rear on the cycle and at the front on during the run
Race belts are acceptable providing the number is clearly visible
Helmets must be worn / fastened whilst you are on your bike. Once your bike has been handed to an official or racked you may unfasten your helmet.

 

Medical Rules:

You must voluntarily consume any pain relief/fluids/nutrition
Intravenous Fluids will signify the end of your race
If you will be consuming any pharmaceutical products during the event or prior to the event then please submit the names and dosage to the race organiser before the start of the event. Discretion is guaranteed and the information will only be made available to the Doctor or paramedics upon you not being able to provide it yourself.
The organisers reserve the right to use urine/blood analysis for the use of banned substances; UK Sport can offer advice on this subject.

Athletes participating in the Enduroman Festival of Ultra Sports will be required to read and sign the Enduroman consent form. You will be signing to say you believe at the time of entry and registration you are to be in good health and feel the challenge you entered into is within your ability if things go according to plan. You will inform both the Medical Support and Enduroman of any medication you may be taking.

Enduroman are delighted once again to have EXTREME MEDICS covering the Festival of Ultra Sports.
The event organiser and medical support has the right to ask for a complementary medical examination if it judges that at any stage before during or after the athlete / participant presents a certain risk.

Emergency Procedures:

In the event of an emergency, Enduroman will appoint an area to gather.
This will be either:
Avon Tyrrell House turning circle
The main football pitch

All athletes will stop at this point and the entire race will be halted. Whilst we gather athletes from the course Enduroman will implement a new/safer route where possible or decide to abandon. Laps completed will be taken into account and the race will be restarted.
You will be restarted in 30s intervals in the order in which you were halted in the order of the leading athlete first.

2018 EVENT TIMINGS Friday 11th – 14th May

Event  Register Race Brief Racking  Race Start  Swim cut off Bike cut off Event cut off Presentation
Friday – Continuous Triple – 64 hrs Thurs 19:00 Thurs 20:00 Fri 10:00 – 10:30 Fri 12:00 Fri 18:00 Sun 06:30 Mon 04:00 Mon 09:00
Fri –  3- 2 -1 Swim Fri 10:00 At Reg Fri 12:00 Fri 18:00
Friday 200 Mile – 60 hrs Fri 14:00 Fri 14:30 Fri 16:00 Mon 04:00 Mon 09:00
Sat –  Continuous Double – Fri 19:00 Fri 19:30 Fri 20:00 Sat 07:30 – 08:00 Sat 09:00 Lake 08:50 Sat 13:00 Sun 09:00 Mon 04:00 Mon 09:00
Sat –  Double (2×1) Fri 19:00 Fri 19:30 Fri 20:00 Sat 05:30 – 06:00 Sat 06:30 Lake 06:20 Sat 08:30 Sat 18:00 Sun 04:00 Mon 09:00
Sat – 3- 2 -1 Swim Sat 09:00 Sat 13:00
Sat –  1 Marathon Sat 08:45 Sat 09:45 Sat 10:00 Sun 18:00 At Race
Sat –  100 + 50 Mile Sat 11:00 Sat 12:00 Sat 14:00 Mon 04:00 Mon 09:00
Sun – Double       (2×1) Fri 19:00 Fri 19:30 Sat 20:00 Sun 05:30 – 06:00 Sun 06:30 Lake 06:20 Sun 08:30 Sun 18:00 Mon 04:00 Mon 09:00
Sun –  Single Sat 19:00 Sat 19:30 Sat 20:00 Sun 05:30 – 06:00 Sun 06:30 Lake 0620 Sun 0830 Sun 1800 Mon 0400 At Race
Sun –  Half Tri Sat 1900 Sat 1930 Sat 2000 Sun 0530 – 0600 Sun 0630 Lake 06:20 Sun 08:30 Sun 13:00 Sun 19:00 At Race
Sun – 3- 2 – 1 Swim Sun 06:30 Sun 08:30 At Race
Sun –  1 Marathon Sun 08:45 Sun 09:45 Sun 10:00 Sun 18:00 At Race
RUN TO MAX Any time Any time Any time from Fri 16:00 Mon 04:00 Mon 09:00

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Testimonials

  • What’s special about Enduroman? The overriding feeling that the organisers want you to succeed. I, like many, came to Avon Tyrell unsure if I could complete the events I had entered. The phenomenal support from everybody there including supporters and fellow competitors both day and night helped push my limits beyond my expectations. This is not a organisation set up for profit but for athletes to realise their potential. Help, support and encouragement in a safe but demanding environment. Incredible memories guaranteed.

    David Smith
    2015 - Enduroman Quintuple
    2014 - Enduroman Double
  • This is an event like no other. From the minute you enter you are warmly welcomed into the Enduroman family who’s collective purpose is to support, encourage and ensure everyone achieves their endurance goals.

    Paul Wills
    2016 - Continuous Double (2nd)
  • Without a doubt, the Enduroman Festival of Ultra Events, is one of the most exciting weekends of my year! nowhere else can you experience such a family/team spirit whilst taking on such tough events, pushing yourself to your personal limits with such a great bunch of people around you. Don’t just ponder, sign up to an event, you will not look back!

    Graeme Kelly
    2015 - Double (10th) - last!
    2016 - Triple (DNF) - but still smiled for 409 miles!
  • Enduroman is the most amazing event you will ever do, definitely en experience you will never forget. Lovely people even if slightly bonkers! It’s my highlight of the year, counting down to next year already!!

    Kaja
    2016 - 3-2-1 Swim (winner) 2016 - Marathon Run
    2015 Quin Swim 2015 - 12 mile Swim & 100 mile Run
    2015 Run To Max
    2014 - 100 mile Run
    2013 - 100 mile Run
    2012 - 5 Marathons in 5 days
  • I first came across the Festival of Ultra at Avon Tyrell when following online someone doing the Arch to Arc. That got me inspired to do something bigger than the triple marathon I was already training for and so entered the 100 mile run.
    Spending hours upon hours in the company of amazing people rubbed off on me and the weekend has now become my favourite of the year during which I have been given the opportunity to accomplish beyond my imagination thanks to the fantastic team who run the events for us, people who I can now call friends.

    Graham Smedley
    2016 - Enduroman Triple (1st)
    2015 - Enduroman Quin (Finisher)
    2014 - Enduroman Triple (Finisher)
    2013 - Enduroman Double (Finisher)
    2012 - Enduroman 100 m Ultra
  • Going ultra long at EnduroMan on the Avon Tyrrell course is a life changing experience with an atmosphere like no other place on earth

    Anthony Gerundini (TC)
    2008 - (Lichfield) Double (5th)
    2009 - Double (3rd)
    2010 - Double (1st)
    2011 - (AT) Quin (1st)
    Lanza Double (7th)
    2012 - Deca (1st)
    Lanza Double (4th)
    2013 - Double (2nd)
    2014 - Double (2nd)
    2015 - Quin 5x1 (2nd)
    2016 - Triple (4th)
  • A place where you can enjoy blisters, chaffing and much more pain, a place where you can chase your limits in a truly amazing atmosphere but the surely the place where you will find new family members!!!

    Ghislain Maréchal
    2012 - Double
    2014 - Triple
    2015 - Channel Crossing
  • Enduroman – Scary, Elite, Uber athletes, out of my depth, Oh my god what have I done?

    These were all thoughts going through my head in the 10 months of training leading up to my first foray into the Kingdom of ultra-triathlon with the Continuous Double at Avon Tyrell.

    As soon as I arrived at the venue I could tell, yes this was a completely different world to that of the “races” I have previously been part of. I instantly felt at home being welcomed by the team and other athletes alike. EVERYONE was here not just to achieve their own personal goals but also help and encourage every other person participating; no matter the event they were part of, get to that finish line. Edd’s comment at the race briefing about the crew “we are not here to impose strict rules on you, we are here to keep you safe and do everything we possibly can to ensure you get to that finish line”. It’s not very often you here that support in a race brief.

    What a Venue (yes it is tough, but stunning), such a great bunch of athletes and the best organising team you could ask for.

    So – Scary, Elite, Uber athletes, out of my depth? It couldn’t be further from the truth. OMG what have I done? Yes very true indeed as I know for sure that I HAVE to go back and participate in silly distances again as once you’ve experienced the Enduroman family there is no way it can be once in a lifetime.

    Andy Male
    2015 - Double Enduroman
  • After I completed the UK Ironman in 2006 and 2007. We can across The Enduroman who was holding a Double Ironman in 2008 in Lingfield. I entered the event and started my Double Ironman training. Things did not go according to plan. Will skip the details but I had to have a tumour removed from my spinal cord, which left me paralyzed in my right. I was part of my sons support crew and watched him finish the Enduroman first double Ironman. So my love affair with the Enduroman had begun.
    I entered again in 2010 hoping to do the run on hand bike once again during training I had to have my Achilles tendon removed. I entered the single and double Enduroman again in 2013 /2014 due to one thing or other both were a DNF. Entered the Double again in 2015. Pulled up again during training due to my toes turning upside down. On August 29th I had my right leg amputated below knee. I will be back in training ASAP maybe just some swimming events at Avon Tyrrell in 2018.

    Eddie and the Enduroman team have supported me all and the way for the best event around. So if you have a Dream The Enduroman Family with help you achieve this.

    Mike Smith

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