Olympic Triathlon

Olympic Distance Championship

The Olympic distance triathlon is now normally run on a Sunday in mid/end July of each year as a ‘finalė’ to the club triathlon race season.

Distances and Course

The distances consist of a 1.50 km (0.94 mile) swim, 38.65 km (24.02 mile) cycle and 11.0 km (6.83 mile) run.

The swim takes place in Farnham Leisure Centre‘s 25 metre swimming pool and consists of 60 lengths. Starts are normally staggered so as to allow the use of half the pool for normal swim training. It also allows slower competitors to start earlier and finish at the same time as the faster ones. (Click here for a location map of Farnham Leisure Centre).

The transition area is outside the pool. (Click here for a map of the transition area).

The cycle route is and ‘out-and-back’ loop through Farnham town centre, and along the A31, with the turn at the A32 roundabout south-west of Alton. (Click here for a map of the Olympic Distance cycle route).

The run is in Farnham Park and takes in one large loop of the park and one small loop of ‘The Avenue’ before returning to the Leisure Centre. 

Event Rules

      1. Individual must be a ‘paid up’ FTC member.
      2. All BTF competition and technical rules apply, in particular use of an cycle helmet (No helmet = no race!)
      3. Rear bike lights have now become compulsory for FTC events regardless of the weather conditions.
      4. The overall winners are decided by the fastest time over the course.
      5. Age categories for awards can be found here.
Club Duathlon Run 1 Route 6.84k (4.25 mile)
    1. From the transition area follow the path to Dogflud Way and turn right at the footpath. Proceed in an anti-clockwise direction along Dogflud Way, turning right along East Street and remaining on the footpath until it is SAFE to cross over to the left-hand footpath. Continue past the Albion pub (at the junction of Hale Road and Guildford Road) with the pub on your right .
    2. At Stephendale Road (just after the supermarket) turn left and follow the road to the top where it enters Farnham Park via some steps.
    3. Turn left on entering Farnham Park and follow the footpath for half a mile to the far end.
    4. Keeping to the tarmac path with the bin on your right, turn sharp right up the steep hill and continue for an undulating mile to the t-junction at the top end.
    5. Keeping to the tarmac path with the bin on your right, turn sharp right and follow the path downhill for for about two-thirds of a mile until you complete a short climb to ‘The Avenue’.
    6. At the top of the hill LEAVE THE FOOTPATH and turn right along ‘The Avenue’, continue for about a third of a mile.
    7. Rejoin the footpath by turning left and continue down the steep hill.
    8. At the bottom of the hill turn sharp left. Take extreme care here particularly in wet conditions (you may leave the footpath between the last tree and the bin to negotiate a safer turn). Follow the footpath for about half a mile to your point of entry.
    9. On your FIRST LAP, stay on the footpath for another 20yds and take a sharp left at the information sign, follow the path for 100yds to loop back to where you joined ‘The Avenue’. LEAVE THE FOOTPATH  and turn left along ‘The Avenue’ and continue as before for a second lap.
      On your SECOND LAP, turn right down the steps to Stephendale Road.
    10. At the bottom of Stephendale Road turn right into Hale Road. Remain on the right-hand footpath until you pass the Albion pub on your left and continue along East Street until if is SAFE to cross over to the left-hand footpath and retrace the route back to the Leisure Centre.
    11. At Farnham Leisure Centre, turn left down the path to the junction which forms the finish point of the race

Olympic Awards

YearNameTime Category
2019Joe Pickup02:39:15**Male Senior
James Long02:12:34**Male Veteran (40+)
**Dom Brooks02:14:40**Male Super-Veteran (50+)
John Bennison03:25:55**Male Super-Veteran (60+)
Rachael Ogorzalek02:45:12**Female Senior
Cathy Berry02:52:32**Female Veteran (40+)
Karen Masson03:06:36**Female Super-Veteran (50+)
n/a*n/a*Female Super-Veteran (60+)
2018n/a*n/a*Male Senior
James Long02:05:08Male Veteran (40+)
Mike Billups 02:31:59Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Nick Holmes02:24:19Male Super-Veteran (60+)
Sam Taylor02:24:04Female Senior
Charlie Gray02:53:25Female Veteran (40+)
Lindsay Bamford02:51:46Female Super-Veteran (50+)
n/a*n/a*Female Super-Veteran (60+)
2017Leo Maliphant02:09:25Male Senior
James Long01:59:54#Male Veteran (40+)
Dom Brooks02:09:07Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Ian Howard02:27:52Male Super-Veteran (60+)
Claudia Forster02:44:20Female Senior
n/a*n/a*Female Veteran (40+)
Lindsay Bamford02:44:41Female Super-Veteran (50+)
Claudia Shand03:31:00Female Super-Veteran (60+)
2016George Gray02:09:54Male Senior
James Long02:00:31Male Veteran (40+)
Dom Brooks02:18:27Male Super-Veteran (50+)
John Bennison03:06:34Male Super-Veteran (60+)
Claudia Foster02:50:38Female Senior
Gemma Mitchell 02:39:39Female Veteran (40+)
Lindsay Bamford02:45:32Female Super-Veteran (50+)
Claudia Shand03:12:15Female Super-Veteran (60+)
2015Matt Winn-Smith02:05:20Male Senior
James Long02:00:40Male Veteran (40+)
Dom Brooks02:05:56Male Super-Veteran (50+)
John Bennison03:17:10Male Super-Veteran (60+)
Sue McFarlane 02:34:20Female Senior
Claire Jackson03:01:31Female Veteran (40+)
Helen Collett02:51:11Female Super-Veteran (50+)
n/a*n/a*Female Super-Veteran (60+)
2014George Gray02:09:16Male Senior
James Long02:02:10Male Veteran (40+)
Martin Hopwood02:23:00Male Super-Veteran (50+)
John Bennison03:13:57Male Super-Veteran (60+)
Manuela Maxwell02:18:30#Female Senior
Katie Stanley02:32:02Female Veteran (40+)
Helen Kennedy02:46:25Female Super-Veteran (50+)
Sue Graves03:14:26Female Super-Veteran (60+)
2013Nick Timmins02:12:49Male Senior
Jason Harris02:01:54Male Veteran (40+)
Mike Billups02:20:37Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Louise West02:37:01Female Senior
Helen Mayhew02:28:26Female Veteran (40+)
Helen Kennedy02:49:10Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2012Andy Tomkins02:06:51Male Senior
Jason Harris02:03:07Male Veteran (40+)
Nick Holmes02:13:40Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Katie Stanley02:26:41Female Senior
Helen Cane02:25:02Female Veteran (40+)
Helen Kennedy02:47:50Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2011Andy Tomkins02:05:59Male Senior
Jason Harris02:01:06Male Veteran (40+)
Nick Holmes02:16:38Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Lucy Kershaw02:18:47Female Senior
Lindsay Bamford02:40:27Female Veteran (40+)
Marian Erwood02:56:57Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2010Andy Tomkins 02:12:02Male Senior
Rob Hunter02:05:10Male Veteran (40+)
Chris Roberts02:30:05Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Lucy Kershaw02:22:25Female Senior
Allie Richardson02:50:29Female Veteran (40+)
Claudia Shand02:56:33FemaleSuper-Veteran(50+)
2009Karl Chandler 02:05:55Male Senior
Haydn Jones02:14:14Male Veteran (40+)
Mike Billups 02:25:25Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Nic Vaughan02:32:00Female Senior
Lindsay Bamford02:39:26Female Veteran (40+)
Claudia Shand02:52:38Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2008Rob Hunter02:07:05Male Senior
David Tiplady02:24:06Male Veteran (40+)
John Bennison02:43:34Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Lucy Chittenden02:24:55Female Senior
n/a*n/a*Female Veteran (40+)
Ali Wigg 03:07:50Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2007Rob Hunter02:02:36Male Senior
Mark Richardson02:15:39Male Veteran (40+)
Ian Howard02:11:21Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Philippa Hunter02:27:30Female Senior
Lindsay Bamford02:41:35Female Veteran (40+)
Ali Wigg03:11:18Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2006Jason Harris02:09:46Male Senior
Mark Richardson02:18:09Male Veteran (40+)
John Bennison 02:46:25Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Philippa Hunter02:39:28Female Senior
Helen Kennedy02:52:53Female Veteran (40+)
Ali Wigg03:01:59Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2005Jason Harris02:08:08Male Senior
Nigel Notley02:13:29Male Veteran (40+)
Ian Howard02:12:45Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Trudy Dixon 02:48:08Female Senior
Helen Kennedy02:50:16Female Veteran (40+)
Ali Wigg03:11:01Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2004Carl Atkinson02:08:32Male Senior
Nigel Notley 02:12:23Male Veteran (40+)
n/a*n/a*Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Lindsay Bamford02:42:46Female Senior
Ali Wigg03:22:46Female Veteran (40+)
n/a*n/a*Female Super-Veteran (50+)
2003Mathias Cartailler02:02:12Male Senior
Ian Howard 02:04:39Male Veteran (40+)
n/a*n/a*Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Trudy Dixon02:34:07Female Senior
n/a*n/a*Female Veteran (40+)
2002Dave Lodge02:06:26Male Senior
Ian Howard02:12:13Male Veteran (40+)
n/a*n/a*Male Super-Veteran (50+)
Hannah Bussey02:30:19Female Senior
Helen Kennedy02:59:42Female Veteran (40+)
n/a*n/a*Female Super-Veteran (50+)
* Not awarded.     # Championship record.    ** Open Water Course