2021 Virtual Jake Porter Duathlon - Entry Form
Hello, and firstly thank you for getting in touch.
In this document you will find everything you need for taking part in the 2021 Virtual Jake Porter Duathlon, and how to help us raise funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event it has been held annually since 2013 to honour the memory of Jake Porter who passed away in 2012, aged 11. He was the son of a close friend and fellow Shetland Tri Club member and suffered from Infantile Battens Disease. Throughout his life he received care and support form CHAS who offer vital services to children with life-shortening conditions, and the club thought that hosting a charity event in his name would be a very fitting tribute. Since its inception the event has raised over £10,000 for the charity, and with your help we hope to raise another fantastic amount this year.
We have tried to make this event as flexible and inclusive as possible, and our main objectives are to raise money for a great cause, and to get people active whatever their age or ability.
The format of the event is very simple. A duathlon is a run-cycle-run event, and this year YOU choose what distance you would like to complete, and when you would like to do it (any time between Saturday 24th April and Sunday 2nd May). There is no need to submit times or distances completed.
You can choose to take part indoors (on a turbo trainer/treadmill/spinning bike either at home or at the gym), or outdoors on a course of your choice. You can be as creative with your own event as you like!
Our normal Jake Porter Duathlon takes the form: 2mile run - 12mile bike - 2mile run.
Feel free to use this as a starting point for your own event, but you can change the distances as you wish. For example, you could half the distances, or quarter them, or even double them if you like. And there is nothing to stop you completing multiple duathlons over the course of the 9 days if you feel you are capable. Or split the run-bike-run legs between yourself and a friend/family member if you feel you wouldn’t manage the whole event yourself. Again, our main aim is simply to raise money and have as many people taking part as possible.
We are also very keen to encourage kids to take part too. Please see the below terms and conditions for more info on how 8-14 year olds can take part safely.
The event is free to enter, however we are asking participants to donate to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) via the ‘Virtual Jake Porter Duathlon’ page on
Remember to add GiftAid to help us raise as much as possible. Any donations will be incredibly gratefully received and will help CHAS continue the amazing work they do. Of course anyone not taking part can also donate through the JustGiving page too.
To take part and donate, simply follow these steps.
1) Read through the below Terms and Conditions for the event.
2) Submit your entry below.
3) Complete your Duathlon.
4) Donate to CHAS via
5) Pour yourself a cup of tea, cut yourself a slice of cake, and bask in the warm glow of having done something great with your day.
What else can you do to help:
6) We would love to hear your Duathlon stories: where you completed them, what distances you did, how you felt afterwards. And please share your pictures on our Facebook page and tag #jpduathlon on other social media platforms. We will be posting updates on the Facebook page throughout the week with your photos and stories, so keep an eye out for those too.
7) Please feel free to spread the word to your friends/families/workmates/teammates and encourage them to take part too.
As a token of our appreciation Shetland Triathlon Club are giving away free STC buffs (while our stock of 100 lasts) to those who take part. If you would like to receive one all you need to do is email the club (
) with a photo of you before, during or after the event, and ask nicely for us to send you a super-cool buff in return.
Enjoy yourself, be safe, and let’s raise some money!
All the best, Shetland Tri Club.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions for participants of the ‘Virtual Jake Porter Duathlon’ from Shetland Triathlon Club.
These are the terms and conditions applicable to all participants of the Virtual Jake Porter Duathlon (this will be referenced as “Virtual Challenge” from this point forward. Please read these terms and conditions (the “Terms”) carefully to ensure that you understand and agree to them, as they contain the legal terms and conditions that all participants shall be deemed to have agreed to when submitting their application for the Virtual Challenge. All participants must adhere to these Terms at all times. Any references to “we”, “us” or “our” shall be taken as references to Shetland Triathlon Club. Any references to “you” or “your” shall be taken as references to any applicant for the Virtual Challenge.
Activity safety during Covid-19:
• At all times whilst participating in the challenge promoted by Shetland Triathlon Club you should adhere to all instructions given by the club and by British Triathlon (
) and the relevant government in England, Scotland and Wales.
• For all challenges and physical activity that you undertake, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct equipment that is in a good safe working order and take weather conditions and the space around you into account when preparing to take part.
• The Virtual Challenge is all about participation and the time it takes to complete the challenge really doesn’t matter, so please keep this in mind when supporting your child to complete the challenge.
• All children and families are encouraged to consider the time of day and period of time they exercise; carefully select their route taking into consideration suitability of roads, paths or other surface, and apply social distancing to stay clear/give priority to pedestrians and people using public spaces.
• In line with British Triathlon advice, Shetland Triathlon Club advise the following maximum distances for 8-14 year olds.
The following maximum distances are applicable for each age group for individual duathlon competitions:
TriStar Start (age 8):
Cycle: 1km (grass) or 1500m (tarmac)
TriStar 1 (ages 9-10):
Cycle: 2km(grass) or 4km(tarmac)
TriStar 2 (ages 11-12):
Cycle: 4km(grass) or 6km(tarmac)
TriStar 3 (ages 13-14):
Cycle: 6km(grass) or 8km(tarmac)
• It is your responsibility that you and your children are sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in all challenges and physical activity. If you are in any doubt, we recommend that you seek medical advice beforehand. Please read our Health Commitment Statement below for further advice.
• If you or your children have not exercised before or for some time, you should consult your doctor before taking part in challenges related to the Virtual Challenge.
Health commitment statement:
Your health is your responsibility. Shetland Triathlon Club are dedicated to helping you take every opportunity to enjoy your participation as part of the Virtual Challenge. With this is mind, we have carefully considered what we can reasonably expect of each other.
Our commitment to you:
1. We will respect your personal decisions and allow you to make your own decisions about what exercise you and your children can carry out. However, we ask you not to exercise beyond what you consider to be your own abilities.
2. We will make every reasonable effort to make sure the recommended age and level of activity is communicated via the Virtual Challenge website. This will be communicated via the sign-up distances we have offered within the challenge. Please ensure you complete the challenge in the way that you feel best suits your ability, experience, health, and fitness.
Your commitment to us:
1. You should not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you or your children have a medical condition which might interfere with your safe participation you should seek advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice.
2. It is the decision of the participant/parent/guardian/responsible adult, to determine whether he or she is fit enough to exercise. If the participant is in any doubt, the participant should seek medical advice. It is up to the participant where to seek medical advice.
3. All children and families should be encouraged to consider the time of day and period of time they exercise, carefully select their route taking into consideration the advice above and apply social distancing to stay clear/give priority to pedestrians and people using public spaces.
4. Children under the age of 15 must not cycle or run on the public highway unless supervised by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Children aged 15 must have parental/guardian consent to cycle on the public highway without supervision. Participants aged 16 and 17 are assumed to have autonomy to make this decision however, it is recommended the participant consults their parent, guardian or responsible adult.
5. If you or your children have a disability, you must follow all reasonable instructions to allow you to complete the Virtual Challenge safely.
6. During the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, you should only exercise within the government and British Triathlon guidance which is set out here:
Disclaimer of warranties and liability:
To the fullest extent permitted by British law, Shetland Triathlon Club makes no representations, undertakings or warranties about the Virtual Challenge or any content or information provided as a result of being a participant of the campaign. To the fullest extent permitted by British law all representations, warranties and undertakings (express or implied) in respect of the Virtual Challenge are excluded.
Except in the case of fraud, death or personal injury caused by our negligence or other cases where by law liability cannot be excluded or limited, we exclude all liability to you in respect of your application for the Virtual Challenge or any information or other content obtained either directly or indirectly as a result of your participation, howsoever arising, in any circumstances and whether in contract, tort, negligence, misrepresentation or otherwise. Under no circumstances shall we have any liability for any loss of profit, business opportunity, goodwill, anticipated savings or data or for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damages of whatsoever kind resulting from your application for the Virtual Challenge or any information or other content obtained either directly or indirectly as a result of your participation, howsoever arising, in any circumstances and whether in contract, tort, negligence, misrepresentation or otherwise. If you are in any doubt regarding the insurance cover for any physical activity that you are participating in as part of the Virtual Challenge you can contact Shetland Triathlon Club.
Privacy and Data Protection:
When you register your entry for the Virtual Challenge, we will ask for your contact details (name, email address etc.). We use this information to fulfil your request. If you submit an entry and don't choose to be contacted by us again, then we'll only use your details to provide you with information and content related to the Virtual Challenge. If you choose to receive news and information in the future from Shetland Triathlon Club and our partners, then we'll keep your details on file and may send you further information or newsletters that we think you might find interesting. We don’t and never will sell or pass on any of your details to another organisation for them to use for their own purposes. Our full Privacy Statement can be found here:
. At all times we'll ensure that we look after your details responsibly and that any organisations using your information on our behalf do the same.
Payment and Refunds:
The event is free to enter, however, a donation to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is encouraged. Donations can be made through the ‘2021 Virtual Jake Porter Duathlon’ page at JustGiving.com.
Free Shetland Triathlon Club neck-tube/snood:
Shetland Triathlon Club are offering a free neck-tubes/snood for taking part. To claim your free neck-tube simply enter the event, donate via the JustGiving page and email the club a picture of you before, during or after your event. The club has 100 neck-tubes to give away, and these will be distributed on a first come first served basis while stocks last.
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