Organiser

Darwin Triathlon Club

Date:

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Location:

Darwin


Registration closes on:

Saturday, 21 October 2017 at 6:01 PM - (GMT+09:30) Darwin

                                                                                   

OFF ROAD TRIATHLON

(Open to all current Darwin Triathlon Club & Triathlon Australia members visiting Darwin)

 

EVENT INFORMATION



NO ON DAY ENTRY - MEMBERS  MUST HAVE COMPLETED ONLINE REGISTRATION PRIOR TO

CLOSE OFF TIMES  - SEE BELOW

Date

Sunday 22 Oct 2017

Start time

7am 

Event check in opens: 6:10am

Event check in closes: 6.45am sharp (you must have checked in prior to Race Brief).

Location

Lake Alexander, East Point Reserve, Fannie Bay

Event options & distances

Off Road Triathlon 

300m swim, 10km mtb, 3km run 

Individual and team entry

Race Brief

Race brief will be held in transition area at 6:45am  

Race Rules

Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

Participation Categories

Individual  (members only)

Teams of 2 or 3 (members only)

Age

Age as at 31 December 2017

Entry Fee & Close of Entry times







Off Road Triathon  
 
                               Individual $10 (closes 8pm Friday 20 Oct 17)
Late Entry $20 (closes 6pm Sat 21 Oct 17)

 

               Team $20 (closes 8pm Friday 20 Oct 17)
Late Entry $40 (closes 6pm Sat 21 Oct 17)
     

 

 

Eligibility

Off Road Triathlon:  All individual & team participants must be 2017/2018 Darwin Triathlon Club members

or be

Bona fide visitors holding a current TA membership. A copy of membership receipt or scan of membership card must be forwarded to darwintriclub@gmail.com by midday Friday prior to the race.


Please bring your TA membership card to registration or copy of membership receipt. 

Timing Chips

New members yet to be issued with timing chips please add NEW to question regarding your chip number.  New members will be issued with the timing chips at check in of their first event with the club.  We recommend you arrive no later than 6:20am  

Refund Policy

No refunds

Basic Rules:

10 important 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 transition.

4.  Your torso must be covered on both the cycle and run – either with swimmers, or a singlet or t-shirt. 

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 will be open to general traffic and you are sharing the road with other competitors and motorists.

8.  Don’t get too close to the person in front on the bike – this is called drafting and is not allowed in 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 7 meters, you have 15 seconds to overtake the rider in front and you must be GAINING on them at all times during that 15 seconds.  The 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. 

Technical officials may be out on the bike course and may warn you if you are too close, but are not obligated to provide a warning before a penalty is given.  If you draft, you will hear a whistle, have the Technical official confirm your race number and you will be shown a yellow or red card and told to where to serve your penalty.  Listen in at race briefings as the Race Referee will tell you where penalties are to be served for the event. Typically they can be served in transition with a Technical Official or at the Penalty Box. 

Remember, DRAFTING IS CHEATING.  Your number will be recorded and two such penalties will result in your disqualification.

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.

REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND WEAR SUNSCREEN AND A HAT.

Enjoy your race!