• Your Bastion transitions

    (This information was taken from the 2017 Competitor Guide)

    Transition is open on race day from 04.30am, and it is suggested that competitors arrive at least an hour before the 06.00am start. This may be a good time to again familiarise yourself with the surroundings. You must not do anything to give yourself an advantage in transition (e.g. by marking your bike), as this will be removed.

    ID Wristband will be placed on your wrist during the registration process; you must you’re your wristband at all times until you have left the site at the end of your race.

    Transition bags - you will be issued with three bags at registration; bike, run and a gear bag.  Ensure that you stick the numbered stickers on the bag.  You will be able to have access to your bags prior to the race start.

    On the morning of your race, bring your gear (white) bag to registration, this will remain there. Take your bike (blue) bag to T1 which is within the transition area. And finally, take your run (red) bag to T2 which is the tent adjacent to the finish line.

    See here for more information on what to put in which bag!

    Gear bag is dry clothes bag, bike bag is swim to bike transition bag and run bag is bike to run transition bag.

    Don’t tie a knot in your bags! This will cost you/a volunteer valuable time and it may mean items get lost if the bag has to be ripped open.

    You are advised you not to put valuables in these bags.

    You will be required to rack your bike on the Saturday between 15.00 and 17.00.  You must ensure that your bike, helmet and bags have the relevant stickers and numbers attached to them, and that you are wearing your wristband.

    There will be one changing Area, on Half Moon lawn and one Changing area to the right of the finishing area in front of the Castle Moat.

    You should rack your bike in the Transition Area and coloured bags (swim, bike and run) get put in the Changing Area.

    When racking your belongings, take a few moments to familiarise yourself with transition and the various entries and exits.

    You will receive a timing device in your race pack during registration; this will be scanned for you immediately after you have gone through registration to be checked against your name and number. You must ensure that this is worn on your left ankle during the entire race.

    If you are taking part in the Bastion this year, we’d love to hear how you’re getting on.  Click here to let us know what’s on your mind and share any training problems or successes.