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Entry Information 

Entry Dates & Costs

Entry Opening Date
Tuesday 22 September 2020  

Entry Closing Date
Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 11:59pm – Student/Competitor Deadline
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Thursday 5 November 2020 at 11:59pm – Institution Administrator Deadline
(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries)

Entry Cost
£42.75 per competitor

Staged Entry
Should the competition allow more entries a Stage 2 Entry window will open. Priority will remain with the entries received before the Stage 1 entry closing date. Entries received in the Stage 2 window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.

Stage 2 Window
Friday 6 November 2020 – Tuesday 10 November 2020

Competition Format

The BUCS Duathlon Championships will comprise of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run

Entry Process

To apply for this competition:

  1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play
  2. Institution administrator approves entry
  3. BUCS approves or denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy
By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer
To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit BUCS Individual Eligibility REG 4.

Additional Information Required for Entry

Upon entry please provide your estimated finish time for a 2 mile run,10 mile bike,2 mile run. 
Times cannot be changed once waves have been allocated, therefore please enter your time carefully.

Event Categories

  • Individual Championships (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Overall Team (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Men’s Overall Team: The team placing shall be determined by the fastest cumulative time for three athletes from the same institution.
  • Women’s Overall Team: The team placing shall be determined by the fastest cumulative time for three athletes from the same institution.

 

Wave Times

  • 12:00: Compulsory pre-race meeting for team captains 
  • 13:05: Men’s Elite Wave 1 
  • 13:45: Female Elite Wave 2
  • 14.25: Mixed Wave 3 

Times are subject to change

Covid-19 Measures

What are we doing to ensure your safety?

What’s new for 2020-21?
Like always, we are taking safety at our event seriously. After careful consideration during the off season regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic, the BUCS team have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of competitors, officials, volunteers and all support staff.

We created these measures by:

  1. Seeking advice from local authorities and National Governing Bodies regarding the current Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations
  2. Collaboration with the host venues
  3. Following of UK Government and NHS advice
  4. Consultation with BUCS Chief Medical Officer

New Measures: 

  1. Event Disclaimer updated to include specifics around Covid-19
  2. Entries may be limited to adhere to venue capacity restrictions & adherence to guidelines
  3. Event day format adjusted to enforce all safety protocols such as social distancing 
  4. Designated times for arrival and departure (further information included in Event Guide once entries close)
  5. Staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate PPE/face coverings
  6. Temperature checks on arrival. Any competitor failing a temperature check will not be permitted to compete
  7. Covid-19 questionnaire completed on arrival at the event
  8. Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser
  9. Increased signage on hand washing
  10. No handshakes, high-fives and spitting
  11. Extra cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and facilities
  12. We will be operating on a restricted access policy and no spectators will be permitted
  13. Unfortunately, no presentations will take place and all medals will be posted to you after the event
  14. Competitors must depart promptly after their element of the competition finishes

What’s expected of competitors:

  1. Event competitors should stay home if they have any Covid-19 symptoms, live in the same household with someone with Covid-19 symptoms or have been diagnosed with, or suspected to have, Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  2. Competitors should stay home if they have been instructed to quarantine due to international travel restrictions or by NHS Track and Trace
  3. Competitors should stay home if they are living in an area with local lockdown restrictions and where non-essential travel is not permitted outside of the area.
  4. Competitors must follow direction from event staff, venue staff and volunteers.
  5. Competitors must comply with temperature checks. Any competitor failing a temperature check will not be permitted to compete
  6. Competitors must complete Covid-19 questionnaire before competing
  7. Competitors should always follow social distancing guidance
  8. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times
  9. Competitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors and moving about indoor facilities 
  10. Competitors should not share equipment at this time unless permitted within NGB guidance
  11. Follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide (released after entries close)
  12. To download the track and trace app prior to the event and check in via the app on arrival at the venue.

Despite all these extra measures we have implemented, it is impossible to fully remove all risk. Please carefully consider your options and make sure you are completely comfortable with the risks involved, before attending this event. Please contact the event lead for any questions.

Withdrawal Policy

  1. Prior to the event entry closing date, any entries submitted can be amended or removed. There is no charge to amend an entry prior to the deadline. Entry fees will not be charged for entries removed prior to the deadline.
  2. Once the event entry closing date has passed, entry fees will be charged for all entries submitted except for where any of the following apply:
    • If BUCS has rejected an entry for not meeting the criteria, the institution will not be charged the entry fee.
    • If BUCS has rejected an entry due to the event having reached capacity, the institution will not be charged the entry fee.
    • If a local lockdown is imposed by the UK government or devolved administrations which would prohibit an individual/member of a team from attending the event, and where applicable they are not able to be replaced, the institution will not be charged the respective entry fee(s). In this instance BUCS will require proof of where the individual is living that would place them in the local lockdown.
    • If an individual/member of a team has developed COVID-19 symptoms or is isolating and therefore cannot attend the event, and where applicable they are not able to be replaced, the institution will not be charged the respective entry fee(s). In this instance BUCS will require proof that the individual has informed their institution of this as per any institutional policy in place.
  3. No fine will be charged for withdrawals or ‘no shows’, however the entry fee will still be charged. In the interest of competitor welfare, if you have to withdraw for any reason, you should inform your Institution Administrator, who should inform the Event Lead, Alice Robinson, on alice.robinson@bucs.org.uk
  4. This event does not offer the opportunity to replace athletes after the entry closing date. All entries must be submitted on BUCS Play before the entry closing date.