Top Barn Triathlon 2015


Welcome to the Top Barn Triathlon homepage, where we will keep you up to date with all the information about the day.

We have taken expert advice regarding water conditions. Based on this advice we are bringing the event forward by a month, Top Barn management are also undertaking extra work in the lake, all these measures should eliminate the swimmers itch issue we unluckily had and ensure a successful triathlon, which as a club run by triathletes for triathletes, is what we absolutely love to do.

Any deferred entries from previous years please contact the Race Director Kirk Denton –

************************TOP BARN IS A DOG FREE ZONE – NO DOGS ALLOWED*********************

Start Times

7:00 am – middle distance
8:00 am – double distance
9:00 am – sprint distance

Race Maps

The course is the same as last year, so you’ll have every opportunity to compete against a previous PBs, or if it is your first time, to test yourself against one of the most popular open water races in the Midlands. For those looking for race maps the bike can be found here and the run course here


Here are a few key points about the 2015 race:

  • We are running the Sprint, Double and Triple again on the same course as previous years.
  • The Sprint is a 750m swim, 30km bike, 5km run
  • The Double is a 1500m swim, 60km bike, 10km run (2 laps of each discipline)
  • The Triple is a 2250m swim, 90km bike, 20km run (3 laps of the swim and bike, 4 laps of the run)
  • Key sponsors and prizes to be announce in due course
  • The total race entry limit is 350
  • St Richard’s Hospice are our official Race partner and we are sponsoring their charity by donating 10% of registration fees to the hospice to help the good work they do in Worcestershire and beyond. There are just giving pages set up if you would like to donate.


The races can be entered via Entry Central .

This year there is a single cost irrespective of which race you enter – £38 (£35 BTF). A relay team would incur a surcharge of £17 (£13 BTF).

Entries on the day will be taken if there are still spaces.

If you find you are injured or can not race for any reason, we have a policy in WTC of rolling your place over to another one of our races this or next year. For more details, please refer the terms and conditions in Entry Central. We do not accept postal entries or cheques as Entry Central do all our on-line entries and maintain a database we use on the day to code the timing chips.


Registration will be available Sunday morning from 6am.

Middle distance entrants will have priority for the first 30 minutes of registration. We kindly ask racers of the other distances to wait till after 6:30am.

Please remember to bring your BTF cards with you at registration to validate the race day license included in your application. Failure to present this will mean you are charged an additional £5 for a day license.

Wave/Start Times

These will be published in the 2-3 days before the event once we have all the entries in. Please make sure you enter the correct swim time – remembering to put your 400m swim time, not the time you expect to do for the distance you are entering! We will use these times to order the swim times and

Race briefing

There will be a race briefing for each wave, 5-10 minutes prior to the race in the swim holding area. Please be at the race briefing near the swim start at least 15 minutes before your allotted race time.

Cut-off times

For those doing the triple, cut-off times are

  • 7am start
  • 1hr for the swim (8am)
  • 4:15 hours for completing the bike (11:15 am)
  • 6 hours 30 mins for the whole race (1:30pm).

Race Instructions

Race instructions can be found here

Car parking

Please note we will be closing the centre to vehicle access whilst transition is in operation as the cyclists need to use the main gate, so make sure you arrive outside these times. We will publish more details nearer the time. There is plenty of parking on site, both next to the lake and also in the overflow car park which this year is situated in the office complex car park just up the hill opposite the lake entrance gates. Parking is not available in the adjacent fields as it has been in previous years so please follow the marshalls instructions when you arrive.


Prizes will be for:

Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers (Male and Female). 

Prizes for Male and female winners in: V40/V50/V60/V70 (subject to sufficient entries)

Prize-giving will take place approx 30 mins after the last competitor has finished that race.

Previous race winners and lap records are shown Race results – all years


Camping is available, £10.00  per pitch/ per night. £3.00 per pitch electric per night

Must be booked and paid for in advance, competitors turning up expecting to camp without booking will be turned away.

Tech support

Forgot race day essentials or fancy a post race treat? All will be o.k as the Green Bike Company will be on hand with supplies for sale and any last minute minor technical issues. All being well the Merida Reacto 4000 aero road/tri bike will also be around to have a look at.


Please contact the race director if you have any queries or would like any tips!!


Keep a look out for updates, see you at the race!

Good Luck!!