BaRTTs will once again by held by Oxsrad. Parking, changing and toilet facilities are at Oxsrad with transition and event HQ over the road in Horseman Close, alongside the sports field wire fence. The run route is a 1 mile loop around Old Marston with a mix of pavement, path and sports field and the bike route is over a 6 mile loop, familiar to many, up the hill into Elsfield and back though Woodeaton.
Athletes start in groups of similar level (sometimes individually) with time gaps between each group. Slower athletes start earlier and faster athletes start later to ensure that no one is left on the course on their own and everyone finishes at about the same time.
The BaRTT series is very popular with members of all abilities and sign-up is recommended in the Event calendar to guarantee a place, although we will accept entries on the day on a first come – first served basis. To ensure the event runs smoothly, and to minimise disruption to local residents, we limit the number of people taking part to 30. If you sign up but are then no longer able to take part, please ensure that you cancel your sign up so that another member can take your place.
Sign up opens 1 week before the session and closes at midnight the night before the event so that the start list can be drawn up by the volunteer time keepers.
Parking, changing and toilet facilities at Oxsrad Sports Centre. Transition is across the road in Horseman Close. Please do not try and park in Horseman Close – all parking is over the road at Oxsrad. There is a path out of the far corner of Oxsrad carpark that comes out directly opposite Horseman Close by the pelican crossing.
The course is approximately a 1 mile run, 13 mile bike and 2 mile run (1 lap, 2 lap, 2 lap)
Run course here: Oxtri Oxsrad BaRTT Run route (Strava Segment)
Bike course here: Oxtri Oxsrad BaRTT bike route (Strava Segment)
- All athletes MUST have a rear (red) bike light
- All athletes MUST have a helmet
- PARKING: no athletes may park in Horseman Close – all parking at Oxsrad.
- Please be sensitive to residents.
- No crossing the white line in the middle of the road (with a 2 min penalty if you do)
- All rules of the road must be followed (with a 2 min penalty for not)
- No drafting (With disqualification if you do)
- THIS IS NOT A RACE – BE SENSIBLE!
18:50 Pre-event brief – All athletes to attend
19:01 First athlete starts
~19:20 Last athlete starts
~20:30 Everyone finished
Please consider volunteering if you aren’t able to take part yourself – a great way to see how the event works if you haven’t tried one before! Sign-up for volunteering on the separate calendar entry.
Results and Season Long Tracking
Results will be published on Facebook and the website after the event has been run.
This is a great way to monitor your progress over the course of the season, it will help track you performance and motivate you over the coming season of BaRTTs.
We will as usual run a series scoring system based on your best five results over the summer. The top 8 finishers in each category (Senior Male, Senior Female, Vet Male, Vet Female, Super Vet Male, Super Vet Female) will get 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively for each event. There must be at least three people in your category for the result to count. We would ask that everyone who competes regularly volunteers for time keeping at least once in order to qualify for the series scoring.
There is also a handicap final event. This takes a slightly different format with the time intervals calculated in a cunning and scientific manerr with a prize for the first athlete to cross the finishing time. To qualify for the handicap final you will need to have taken part in at least 2 events through the season.