2021 LONDON SUMMER ATHLETE INFORMATION

The countdown is well and truly on, and we can't wait to see everyone on the TURF. Please see below all the athlete information you need to know about the Summer Festival weekend.

ATHLETES SPECTATING - if you are an athlete and are wanting to come spectate on other days other than the one you are competing on, you will NOT need to buy a spectator ticket - you will need to show your athlete wrist band.  You can check in and get these when you arrive for the first time

KEY TIMINGS

Friday 2nd

Teams Competing - ELITE Men's / ELITE Women's / ELITE Mixed
Venue Opening time - 4.45pm
First Heat - 6.15pm
Venue closes - 10pm

Saturday 3rd

Teams Competing - ELITE Men's / ELITE Women's / ELITE Mixed + EVERYDAY Men's / Women's
Venue Opening time - 8.15am
First Heat - 9.30am
Elite Finals - 6pm
Venue closes - 10pm

Sunday 4th

Teams Competing - EVERYDAY Mixed
Venue Opening time - 8.15am
First Heat - 9.30am
Final - 6pm
Venue closes - 830pm

ELITE ATHLETE HEAT TIMINGS

Please see below the timings over the weekend for the Elite Division.  The Elite category will compete on Friday night the 2nd July and all day Saturday the 3rd July.  At the conclusion of the 5 workouts on Saturday, the top 4 teams from each category will progress to a winner takes all FINAL.

Please arrive minimum 60 minutes before your first heat time of each day.  For example, if you are competing at 6.15pm Friday night please arrive by 5.15pm.  On the Saturday, given the volume of athletes, please arrive no more 90 minutes before your start time.  If your first workout is 930am, please arrive between 8.15am and 8.30am. If your first workout is 9.50am, please arrive between 8.20 am and 8.50am and so on. 

If you have, or are going to change your team name, please email us at team@turfgames.com. Please do not change your team name after 10 June.

ATHLETES - the cut off to order your Under Armour TG tops for delivery or collection is 10th June.

MOVEMENTS

Elite teams, in terms of movements that might be worth practising leading up to the event, that may or may not be included in workouts - 

Rope Climbs - we have done these in ALL Summer Festivals to date for ELITE teams only, so might be worthwhile working on your technique.  Not all athletes may need to climb a rope (potentially until the Final). Your teams tactics will determine who may climb, however, the more people in your team who can, potentially the easier it is.

Barbell GTOH (Ground to Over Head) - this is essentially a push press, shoulder to overhead or split jerk - however also includes a 'clean' off the ground to front rack position. Again we have done this in almost all Elite Division comps since 2019.

Still plenty of time to hone your skills and work on your teams strategies.

EVERYDAY ATHLETE HEAT TIMINGS

Everyday teams will compete in 4 workouts.  Men's and women's on the Saturday will all do the same workouts.  There is no winner takes all final for Everyday men and women. The podium teams are the top 3 at the end of the 4 workouts.

Everyday Mixed team will be split into 2 pools. The pools will compete in 4 workouts each. The top two teams from each pool will go through to a Winner Takes All Final.

Everyday Mixed has two Pools - POOL A & POOL B. The top 2 teams from each pool will qualify for the winner takes all final. There are 144 teams in this division 

WHAT YOU CAN/CAN'T WEAR & BRING

In terms of what you can and can't wear when working out.  

  • Athletes CAN wear - knee and elbow supports, weightlifting belts, chalk, lifting shoes, wrist straps, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Athletes CAN'T wear - anything that attaches to a bar to aid grip or strength
  • Glass is prohibited inside the venue.

SPECTATING

Spectator tickets are now live - get your cheer squad together so they can support you throughout the day - CLICK HERE.  Athletes will not need to purchase a spectator ticket if they want to come and watch on days they aren't competing.  You will just need to show your athlete wristband upon entry.

SUMMER 2021 PARTNERS

FOOD / DRINK

We have left no stoned unturned for this event will have a huge amount of food and drink over the weekend in our vendor village including an Optimum Nutrition smoothie bar, burgers, healthy eats, vegan dishes, pizza, ice creams, canned wine, hard seltzer, beers, coffee, water bottle refill station and a whole lot more.  

GETTING TO EALING TRAILFINDERS

Address: Vallis Way, Ealing W13 0DD

DRIVING/PARKING

We are pleased to be able to offer car parking inside the venue which will be free for teams. Each team will be allocated 1 free car park inside the grounds.  If you are going to drive, please complete this form here (1 form / team) - PLEASE FILL IN. Should you need more than 1 car per team, there is also free parking on the street outside the ground.  

Free Now/Taxi

Head towards Ealing Trailfinders, down Vallis Way and you can get dropped off by the entrance. We have a partnership with App company FREENOW which will be 50% up to £6 off your first 2 rides. Use code FREESUMMER (valid from 1st July until 17th August)

Train

Ealing Broadway overground and underground is 1.7 miles away.  We suggest getting a taxi or bus from here which will be around 7 minutes in a taxi. Walking will take circa 30 minutes.

Bus

There are several buses including the 297, E2, E7, E9 and E10 which will take circa 20 mins from Ealing Broadway tube/overground, but please check current timetables closer to the time.

WORKOUTS 

Workouts will go LIVE in week commencing 21st June.

Elite teams will compete in 5 workouts - 3 x 14 minutes, 1 x 20 minute and 1 x 25 minute. The top 4 teams in each Elite category will qualify for a winners takes all final.
Everyday teams will compete in 4 x 14 minute workouts.  There will be no finals for the Everyday Men's or Everyday women's teams - the winning team are the teams atop the leaderboard after the 4 workouts.  The top 2 teams from each of the Mixed Everyday Pools will qualify for the winner takes all final.

TEAM REGISTRATION 

Please ensure ALL 5 athletes are linked to your team as soon as possible.  You will not be able to compete on the day without it.  Please link all athletes as soon as possible

 Athletes will receive wristbands either before the event when they pick up their athlete tees or on the day. Please wear this while you are at the venue

SCORING

On each station in the arena's, the judge will have the scoresheet where your teams score will be written.  At the end of your workout on that station, you need to check that the score written next to your team name is accurate and sign the score.

Once you are happy and signed your score sheet, the judge will initial next to the score.  The score will then be inputted into the scoreboard.

We have a LIVE scoreboard at the event powered by Team Aretas.  It takes around 5 minutes to update scores.  Please note, until ALL teams in your category (i.e. mixed teams) have completed the workout, your points are going to fluctuate.

ATHLETE WELFARE / RECOVERY

We are going to have a big recovery and chill out area at this years event, led by our recovery partners - MYO MASTER and physio partner MYOSET.  There will also be multiple physio, massage therapists and strappers on hand to sort out any niggles. This will be free to use across the weekend for all athletes

Over the weekend we will also have trained first aid staff in attendance.    We know how hard some of you work out and compete, so please do what you can to prepare and recover for the big day. 

Please stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids on the day.  The ground is a 3G synthetic grass pitch when can get a little hot under warm sunlight.  Please wear plenty of suncreen and a hat if you wish.

We want to make sure everyone has a super enjoyable day so if you have any concerns or injuries please speak to your judge or one of the TG staff.  If you are feeling light headed or unwell please let someone know as soon as possible so we can ensure you get recovered and can enjoy the day. 

COMPETING RULES

RESPECT THE JUDGES.  The majority of staff have given up there time to come along and make sure the event runs smoothly.  We are determined to make this an incredible day for everyone involved.  Should you have any concerns about the workouts, judging etc on the day, please speak to your judge or master judge in a calm and respectful way.  

Please listen out for any directions, instructions or timings on the day.  We will provide you where and when you need to be somewhere so please do adhere to the schedule.  If you take any water bottles etc into a workout arena, please take it out at the end. Also, please place any rubbish in the bins provided.

We are passionate about making the Under Armour Turf Games a high standard, competitive but fun event.

BROKEN EQUIPMENT DURING A WORKOUT

During a workout, if a piece of equipment a team is using breaks - i.e. ski erg/rower etc - the team will have the option to use the replacement equipment if available and continue on with the workout.  Or at the end of all the workouts and before the finals, the team will have the option to redo the workout.  If they choose to do this, they will not get any extra 'rest' time should they qualify for the finals.