Our juniors had a ball at their Run | Ride event on Sunday evening and the
velodrome was alive with activity.
A big thank you to our junior co-ordinator Mel Lind and helpers Luke Hansen (the
Walker (rego), BBQ wizard Anthony Lind, Denise & Roger
Dunn (set up & equipment), Rosie
Sullivan (marshall), Vijaya
Joshi (fruit & drinks) and to all those who assisted to
make this such a fun experience for the kids, big and small.
Now it's time for the one you have all been waiting & training for -
Race #1 of our annual Sprint Series. Getting underway this Sunday, we are
also offering a Short option for members.
Those wishing to "try
a tri" before joining the club haven't been forgotten
and are encouraged to enter the Come & Tri option which is available
Something for everyone this weekend. See you there!
Sunday 6 March 2016
7am (check in closes 6:45am)
Sprint Series #1 (members only)
750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run
Short Option #1
300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run
Come & Tri
#1 (non members wishing to try a tri)
300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run
Please take the
time to check these Basic Rules of Triathlon before the weekend:
triathlon rules to remember ….
1. Competitors must behave in a manner that is safe, fair and
demonstrates good sports conduct before, during and after the race. Be careful, enjoy yourself and
don’t give anyone else a hard time.
2. You must stay on the prescribed course and it is your
responsibility to know the course (don’t rely on marshals or spectators to
tell you during the race). Do not cut inside swim buoys, or cut
corners on the ride or run.
3. Do not throw anything (goggles, sunglasses, etc) onto the course
or to spectators – you must place all your gear with your bike in
4. Your torso must be covered on both the cycle and run – either with
swimmers, or a singlet or
t-shirt. In some races, all participants may be required to wear a
race singlet provided by the event.
5. Your helmet must be done up BEFORE you remove your bike from the
rack and KEPT DONE UP until you replace your bike on the rack. You
will be given a stop/start penalty if you do not obey this rule. Do
not wear earphones or headsets.
6. Do not ride in the transition area – you must mount and dismount
your bike at the marked zones/lines.
7. On the ride, keep to the LEFT, unless overtaking someone, and obey
the road rules – they still apply even though you are in a race. Remember the road may be open
to general traffic and you are sharing the road with other competitors and
get too close to the person in front on the bike – this is called drafting
and is not allowed in this club triathlon. The draft
zone is 7 metres (roughly four bike lengths) long starting for the front
edge of your front wheel and 3 metres wide (1.5 metres either side).
If you stay at least 4 bike lengths behind the competitor in front of you,
you will correctly avoid the draft.
Once you are closer than 7 metres, you have 15 seconds to overtake the
rider in front and you must be GAINING on them at all times during that 15
correct way to overtake is to stay to the left, ride up behind the person
in front, then when you are close enough, go around them (checking behind
you first) and once you have passed them move back to the left of the road
as soon as it is safe to do so). You must overtake to the
outside (right) NOT on the inside (left). If you are overtaken,
IMMEDIATELY drop back at least four bike lengths so you are out of the
draft zone. You are deemed to be drafting if you speed up as soon as
someone’s wheel has gone past yours to catch them. Drop back out of
the draft zone first BEFORE you attempt to pass them.
9. Your bike must be returned to exactly the same position you were racked
in at the start.
10. You may not receive outside assistance of any kind from
anyone. For help, see a race official.
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND WEAR SUNSCREEN AND A HAT.
Enjoy your race!
Percival kicks off his 8 in 8 in 8
(8 ironman, 8 days, 8 states & territories) in Darwin on Sunday.
Give him a thumbs up if you see him.
2. Lots of happy faces at Triathlon NT's beginner tri at the weekend.
3. Stoked to see former members Rowan Beggs-French (1st M25-29
2:43:17) and Steve Fitchett (4th M45-49 2:52:44) do so well at the
Australian Cross Triathlon National Championships at Crackenback.
4. Looking back on 2015 - our Sprint Series placegetters were: