The South West Marathon is the second instalment of the FISS Road Race Series, held at Odd Down Cycle Track in Bath.
Open to all skaters, including non-FISS Members and recreational/quad skaters, the event consists of two supporting races, a 100m sprint and a one lap time trial of the circuit, followed by the main event, a Marathon (or appropriate equivalent distances for younger skaters). Skaters are split into age categories and encouraged but not expected to participate in all three races, and are welcome to only skate in the longer race if they wish to do so.
All age groups will have the opportunity to skate the 100m sprint and one lap time trial. The FISS age categories and their associated distances for the endurance race are as follows:
- Junior (17 – 18 years of age), Seniors (19 years and over) and Masters (30 years and over) – Marathon
- Youth (15 – 16 years of age) – 21 Km
- Cadet (13 – 14 years of age) – 15 Km
- Pupils (10 – 12 years of age) – 8 Km
- Mini (6 – 9 years of age) – 3Km
Race times will be determined by an electronic chip timing system. A digital certificate featuring the finish time for the endurance race will be issued to all participants via email. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to skaters who finish first, second and third in each age category. All other skaters will receive a participation medal for the endurance race.
Please note that there will be a processing time for the certificates and they will be issued after the event.
Races start at 12pm however skaters are advised to arrive half an hour prior to this – registration and chip collection is at 11:30am.
There will be a time limit of approximately 3 hours for the Marathon endurance race. Skaters aged 17 years and over who may feel that they would be unable to complete the full distance in this time are welcome to enter a half marathon distance (21k) instead. Please note that gold, silver and bronze will not be handed out for this distance, however a participation medal and certificate will still be provided.
Please note that, whilst the Masters category is 30 years plus, skaters of the qualifying age can still enter as seniors if they wish to do so.
Helmets are a mandatory requirement for all FISS affiliated events
Entries close at midnight on 19th June 2022.
Please note that it is possible to pay by card if you do not have a PayPal account; simply select “Pay with credit/debit card” at the payment screen
Entries are now closed for this event.