The end of the year is hurtling towards us. There are some who age up next year wishing that time away. You really have to love a sport that takes some of the pain out of getting older J
Some confusion exists among members about age categories so here’s a quick “How old am I in triathlon? 101”.
For NT Championship events, TA national championships & the majority of triathlons in Australia your age for the current 2012/2013 season is “As at 31 December 2012”.
Your age category appears on your 2012/2013 TA card and you remain in that category until 1 July 2013.
For all club events we historically use 10 year age groups. This is due to our smaller numbers.
For events run by WTC (i.e. Ironman Australia, Cairns, Melb, WA as well as their 70.3 races) your age is calculated “As at 31 December in year of competition”.
For ITU World Championship events age is also calculated “As at 31 December in year of competition”.
For example: your birthday is coming up 14 February next year & you are turning 30 so:
Your club age category remains 20-29 until 30 June 2013
If you race Mooloolaba in March your age category will be 25-29
If you compete in Ironman Melbourne in March your age category will be 30-34
If you compete in the age group category at the ITU World Triathlon Series at Yokohama Japan in May your age category will be 30-34
If you compete in the Arafura Games Triathlon in May your age category will be 25-29
Bottom line, read the fine print to ensure you enter in correct category. Hope that helps.
Sunday 4 November 2012
250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3
Race Director: Scott Bevis
Registration: Kate Richardson / Belinda Townend
Timekeeping: Kate Richardson / Belinda Townend
Fruit / Ice: Tom O’Neil
1. Our junior program for 2012/2013 has kicked off with lots of great tri opportunities for the youngsters 6-16 years.
2. The first of the club events was held at Lake Alexander on 14 October and Junior coordinator Jason Jones reports it was very well attended & a fun experience. Thanks to all the great volunteers who assisted on the day.
3. Next junior event will be a swim, run at Waterfront Lagoon 7.30am on Sunday 11 November 2012.
4. Check in regularly to our junior website pages for up to date junior information.
5. Have your got your ticket yet? Blue Cycles has generously donated a Focus Highland Peak bike worth $500 which is being raffled to raise funds for our juniors heading to Qld for the Qld All Schools Triathlon.
JUNIOR TRIATHLON SKILLS PROGRAM:
1. This year the junior program includes our new Triathlon "tri" Skills sessions which take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month (date claimers for next sessions 7th & 21st November)
2. The skills program introduces the juniors to Swim/Bike/Run & transition training & are held at Casuarina Pool Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
3. Juniors attending are asked to bring: Bike, helmet, swim and run gear, drink bottle.
4. Cost: pool entry only – our Triathlon "tri" Skills is proudly sponsored by BMD
5. Juniors are also welcome to participate in run training at Marrara Athletics Track on Monday evenings 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Please bring running gear, cap, drink bottle. Cost: $3:00 to coach
1. Ironman lottery & legacy spots open for 2013
2. Club member Tony Burns is planning a 100km run in Egypt to raise funds for the John Maclean Foundation. Further details & how to donate here.
3. Those few uncollected uniform orders will be available at our Enduro event.
4. We still have a few uniform items, including some caps & visors. A new online order will be set up for remaining items shortly. Watch for email announcing order opening. Stock is very limited so it will be first in best dressed.
5. There were some cold toes in Auckland during the ITU Age Group World Championships. Heard the water temps were around 14C. Brrr.
6. For the forward planners among us, South Australia has been awarded the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships.
7. Good luck to Grant Preddy & Nathan Dwyer who will be in action at Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie this weekend.
Darwin Triathlon Club