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Varsity Biathlon

    
 
UPDATE: THE EDGE MANAGEMENT HAVE ASKED THAT WE ENTER THE BUILDING TOMORROW MORNING AT 06.00 VIA THE BACK DOOR WHICH IS WHERE THE STAFF BIKE CAGE IS SITUATED.  FROM THE FRONT ENTRANCE WALK ALONG THE SIDE OF THE POOL, TURN RIGHT, TURN RIGHT AGAIN THEN ALONG TO THE DOOR IN THE CORNER.  WE WILL SETUP THE REGISTRATION TABLE JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE.  ONCE REGISTERED TAKE A SEAT IN THE CAFE AREA UNTIL 6:20 WHEN YOU CAN GO GET CHANGED.
 
  • The annual Varsity Biathlon will take place on Wednesday 7th October 2015.
  • As well as being a great way to take part in the annual Leeds Beckett v Leeds Uni competition it is also part of the trials for the Leeds Triathlon Centre Squads.
  • The event will consist of a 400m pool swim in the morning and a 3000m run on Leeds Met track run in the afternoon.
  • If anyone is unable to run on a synthetic track then they can complete 4 'big laps' of the acre which is an equivalent test.
  • This year the event will be FREE to take part in.

To take part have a read of our application process, complete the online application form and tick the box to say you will be attending Varsity Biathlon.  That will provide us with all the information we need.  All you then need to do is turn up on the day.

Everyone will need to indicate which of the following time slots they will attend:
  • Swim: 06.30-09.00 @ The Edge, Leeds University Campus
  • Run: 11.00-13.00 @ The Track, Leeds Met, Headingley Campus

Race Day Instructions

Swim - 0630-0900 @ The Edge

  • Registration will open from 06.00 in the Cafe Area at The Edge.
  • If you are not an Edge member then tell the reception staff you are there for the Varsity Biathlon and they will let you through.
  • Everyone should go to directly to the registration table where your name will be ticked off if you have complete the online application form.  If not you can fill it in there and then.
  • Once you have registered go straight through and get changed then go out and sit on the banked steps at the far side of the pool and listen for further instructions. You need to be on poolside at 06.30.
  • You may want to take a t-shirt and towel to keep you warm whilst you are waiting to swim.
  • There will only be a 10 min warm-up period in the water so prepare for this.
  • As soon as you have completed your swim you are free to go however we encourage you to stay to support other swimmers.

                                                                                                                    Run: 1100-1300 @ The Running Track, Leeds Beckett Sports Centre, Headingley Campus

                                                                                                                    • Registration will be open from 10.30 in the Reception area at Leeds Beckett Sports Center, Headingley Campus.
                                                                                                                    • If you don't have a Leeds Beckett Sports Pass tell the reception staff you are there for the Varsity Biathlon and they will let you through.
                                                                                                                    • Everyone should go directly to the registration table where your name will be ticked off.
                                                                                                                    • Once you have registered you can warm up on the jogging trail (not the track as there may well be other races taking place) but you need to be outside the athletics pavilion for a briefing at 11.00 (on the side of the track level with the finish line).
                                                                                                                    • There will then be an additional 10 mins warm-up time before the first heat.
                                                                                                                    • If you arrive late then go straight to the athletics pavilion and speak to a member of the committee to see if we can still accommodate you.
                                                                                                                    • As soon as you have completed your run you are free to go however we encourage you to stay to support other runners.

                                                                                                                    Results

                                                                                                                    You will be given your individual times immediately after your swim and run race.  We encourage you to write these down for reference.
                                                                                                                    Final results will be calculated after the final run session and published at 18.00 that evening.
                                                                                                                    We will post the results on this page of the website and they will be announced at half time during the Varsity Rugby Match.

                                                                                                                    RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

                                                                                                                    Past Winners

                                                                                                                    • 2015: University of Leeds
                                                                                                                    • 2014: University of Leeds
                                                                                                                    • 2013: University of Leeds
                                                                                                                    • 2012: University of Leeds
                                                                                                                    • 2011: Leeds Met
                                                                                                                    • 2010: Leeds Met
                                                                                                                    • 2009: Leeds Met
                                                                                                                    • 2008: Leeds Met


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