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Overnight iron-distance race set for August

Triathlon Dartford is holding the UK’s maiden night time iron-distance race

Triathlon Dartford is holding the UK’s maiden night time iron-distance race.

The race, to be held on 18-19 August 2012, is limited to 300 places and will start with a 3,800m swim (4x950m laps of the lake) before the bike of 180km (18x10km laps) and a 44.2km run (6x7km laps).

Registration and racking will open at 2pm on the Saturday. There will be a pre race brief at 5pm to go over any parts that people are not sure about. The event will be run under the same rules as any Ironman race. The race will start at 6pm and the swim cut of will be 8.15pm. The bike cut of will be at 4.30am and the cut off for finishing will be 11am.

There will be one feed stations on the bike that you will go past on each lap. There will be 3 feed stations on each run lap.

There will be full medical cover with a doctor present for the whole event. There will be free food after the event for all competitors and there will also be a rest area.

There will be a timing mat that you will go over just before the feed station. There will also be a TV monitor for any one that gets confused on how many laps they have done. If you set the speedo on your bike when you start it will be easy to keep count.

The bike course is traffic free and all finishers will receive a limited edition finisher t-shirt and medal.

The entry fees will be just £160 and those paying by cheque will not be charged a booking fee.

The date of the event is the 18 and 19 August 2012 and the web site is www.bridgetriathlon.co.uk.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.