The wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature (and sometimes air temperature) one hour before the start of the event.
|Water Temperature||Wetsuit Rule|
|Water temp. less than 14 degrees||Wetsuits are COMPULSORY|
|Water temp. 14-22 degrees||Wetsuits are OPTIONAL|
|Water temp. above 22 degrees||Wetsuits are BANNED|
Wetsuits assist with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event, with final confirmation provided on the day of the event. If in any doubt that the temperature will be warm enough, please bring a wetsuit along to the event. The final decision will be made by the Technical Official on race day.