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Dear Participant,

I hope that you are as excited as we are about this event.  We just wanted to keep you updated with the latest news.

Race Pack Collection

Option 1: Race pack collection will take place at Revolution Cycles on Tuesday, 18th October from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm location

Option 2: Race pack collection will take place in the reception area of the Oceanic Hotel on Thursday, 20th October from 5:00pm – 9:00 pm.

Parking for non-hotel guests

As the hotel will be full, there will not be enough parking to cater for non- hotel guests in the main hotel parking.  There is however an overflow parking area with ample parking within the hotel grounds which is a very short walk from transition area, and please make use of this area. There will be plenty of signage and people to direct you accordingly.  Please make sure that you reach the venue before 5:00 am to avoid road closure challenges.

Transition opening and closing times

Transition opens at 05:00 am and closes at 06:00 am.

Bike Racking

The bike racks will be numbered on either side of the racks.  Please place your bike on the corresponding numbered sticker. Bikes are to be racked on the day of the race.

Bikes in the hotel

Please be reminded that bikes will not be allowed in the hotel.  It is however safe to store them in your cars in the carpark.  This area is secure and patrolled by security 24/7. 

Weather and Sea Conditions

We are expecting a rather warm day on Friday with temperatures rising to 29 degrees Celsius.  For this reason, we will do everything possible to ensure that we start on time.  The water temperature is expected to be above 24 degrees Celsius so this will not be a wetsuit swim.

Swim Caps

Please only use the swim cap that we have provided for you.  All swimmers need to wear one.

Race Belts

Please also remember your race belts. These can be purchased from Revolution Cycles.

Breakfast and Prize-giving

Breakfast will be in the Ballroom and will open at 9:30 am.  Please present the breakfast vouchers (enclosed in your race packs) to the hotel colleagues at the entrance in order to be able to enter this area.

The entrance to the Ball room is from the Hotel 

Sponsors

No event is possible without the support of our sponsors and special thanks to;

The Oceanic Hotel; our event would not be possible without the incredible support of the Oceanic Hotel and their amazing facilities on the shores of the Indian Ocean. http://oceanichotel.com

Sharjah Sports Council; developing the growth of sport in the Emirate of Sharjah. www.shjsc.sharjah.ae

Revolution Cycles; they have been with us since the start and provide bike maintenance in the transition zone and are known as the best local bike shop in Dubai with personalized service. www.rcdxb.com

GroWings Coaching; Triathlon coaching for all levels. Client focused coaching includes, personalized training plans, 121 swim coaching and coached group sessions.  www.growings.com

Research Data Collection

Nicholas Tipper, will be conducting a survey on Triathletes perception of their coach’s stance on doping.  Athletes who want to take part, can take a questionnaire post-race, fill it out and drop it into a box, all anonymously. There is no obligation on anyone’s’ part to participate. This is detailed in the participant information sheet. Nick will be present to answer any questions about the questionnaire.

We look forward to seeing you and wish you a great race!!

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