Registrations are closed


Registration for our Progressive Triathlon is now closed.

Organiser

Darwin Triathlon Club

Date:

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Location:

Darwin


Registration closes on:

Sunday, 25 November 2018 at 8:00 PM - (GMT+09:30) Darwin


PROGRESSIVE TRIATHLON


(Open to all current 2018-2019 Darwin Triathlon Club &  
bona fide visitors to Darwin with current
Triathlon Australia  membership)  

EVENT INFORMATION 


MEMBERS  MUST HAVE COMPLETED ONLINE REGISTRATION PRIOR TO

LAST RACE  - SEE BELOW

 

Date

Weekend of 23-25th November 2018

Start and Location Times

Swim 800m – Friday 23rd 6pm – Waterfront Lagoon

Ride 20km – Saturday 24th 7am – Hidden Valley race way

Run 5km – Sunday 25th 6pm – Ski Club

Event check in closes 15min prior to each event (you must have checked in prior to each event brief).

Participation Categories & Entry Fee

Individual entry only - $10 (you can register up until the last leg on sunday)

Single registration and payment enabled you to attend all three events.

Race Info

Darwin Triathlon progressive triathlon is fast approaching. What is it you say? Well its three events (swim/bike/run) held at three different locations in an individual time trial format.

What you need to know:

Stage 1: 800m swim – Friday 23rd Nov

Location:Darwin waterfront (Meet at the Grass area in front of wharf one)

Start time: 6pm – Please arrive around 5:30 for race briefing at 5:45.

Course:Two laps of the waterfront lagoon

What to bring: Timing chip, goggles, swimming attire and your own water/hydration

 

Stage 2: 20km TT – Saturday 24th Nov

Location: Hidden Valley race way – Enter via the large gates at the top of the hill and park behind the pits.

Start time: 7am- Please be there by 6:30 for registration and race briefing.

Course: 7 laps of the racing circuit

What to bring: Timing chip, bike, helmet and your own water/hydration

 

Stage 3: 5km Run – Sunday 25th Nov

Location– Ski Club – Meet near the boat ramp

Start time: 6pm– Please be there by 5:30pm for registration and race briefing

Course:TBA – Finalizing a course that will include some hills and scenic views.

What to bring: Timing chip, Running shoes, your own water/hydration, money and a change of clothes.

*we encourage competitors to stick around after the race for drink and dinner and the ski club and get to know each other better!

Race Rules

Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

Age

Age as at 31 December 2018

Eligibility

All individual & team participants must be 2018/2019 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 23 November 2018

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

Timing Chips

New members (or visitors) who have not yet participated will be issued with the timing chip at check in. We recommend you arrive earlier than 30min if you are a new member.

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 10 metres 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 10 meters, you have 20 seconds to overtake the rider in front and you must be GAINING on them at all times during that 20 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 races!