Official first club race of the season done and dusted. Despite a large number of members journeying to the Sunshine Coast we still had a great turn out. 56 starters for the long course and 17 over the shorter distance. Richard Pearson was fastest on the day , followed closely by Isiah Koopmans.
A little disappointing was the number of people noticed drafting. Rule 3.9a states: "For all events with a cycling distance up to and including 40 kilometres, the bicycle draft zone is a rectangle 7 metres long and 3 metres wide that surrounds every bicycle competitor and every motorcycle on the bicycle course. The front edge of the front bicycle and motorcycle wheel defines the centre of the leading 3 metres edge of the rectangle Competitors have 15 seconds to pass through this zone. "
Michelle Clarke was at the tri this weekend with uniforms for all to try. We have a few new items. We have club hoodies now as well as cotton club shirts. There is also have a couple of samples from our supplier of short sleeved tri suits for those seeking more sun protection.
Please remember the Amart sports community kickbacks program. you just need to mention the name of the club to the cashier.
New Rules from Triathlon Australia
New rules have been introduced in the off season. The changes bring the TA RCR more into line with ITU rules and are highlighted in yellow on the TA website. Most changes are for TO's to determine and notify competitors, rather than for competitors to know and comply, e.g. changes to wetsuit temperature bandwidths. As in the past, the wetsuit determination based on water temperature will be posted on a convenient notice board and confirmed by the Race Referee in his/her pre-race briefing.
The change of most interest to competitors is the introduction of a third (blue) card. It replaces the yellow card for time penalties. Amended time penalties for various distances of bike course are set out in the TA RCR. The yellow card is now for stop-start penalties only and can be shown at any time in an event. An example of a yellow card infringement is “Not displaying Race Number”. I could have issued about 25 of those today. The rules state that in the bike leg the race number must simply be displayed. It can therefore be in any visible form or place e.g. a seat post number or a race belt number, preferably shown to the rear. In the run leg however it MUST be displayed to the front. Again that was widely breached today. The purpose of the red card, for serious offences, is unchanged. One change to note is that Time Trial bikes are no longer permitted for under-15 juniors. There will be a one season phase-in of that rule, to give parents time to adjust to the rule. Another point noticed today was that the aid station volunteers were not wearing gloves. This is a health requirement and hands holding cups must be on the outside not with this pinky in the cup!
Every year Daniel Bain runs an 8 day training camp for triathletes in the Victorian Alps and cater to triathletes of all ability levels. If you think would be interested in attending, the details of the camp can be found in the link below.
Pedal the Peel Cycling Challenge Tamworth
This fun cycling challenge is to raise funds for local charities around the Tamworth district, much like our own Coffs Harbour Cycle Challenge.
It's on Sunday 11 October 2015 - start and finish at the Moore Creek Tennis Club.
You can choose from 4 courses:
For more information and registration visit the website: www.pedalthepeel.org.au
Are you a little bored with pavements, concrete and bitumen roads?
Come and get dirty with our off-road, adrenaline rushed multi-sport challenge!
We would like to officially invite you and your members to Adventurethon Coffs Harbour held October 10 & 11, 2015.
We know you guys are already awesome at the ride and run, so why not come and show everyone how triathlon competitors can do anything.
Adventurethon’s courses consist of a paddle, mountain bike ride and trail run leg, but don’t be put off – they offer 5 different courses to suit all types of fitness levels and confidence!
This ain’t your typical triathlon. Adventurethon seeks to encourage people to try out something new and challenge themselves. So why not? Grab a few team mates, test yourselves and fight over which dirty, defying leg you want to take on.
We recommend the AON Dirty Duathlon? Adventurethon’s land only option… with a run, ride and run. There are other options available if you prefer to get some paddling in. Check all the info at https://adventurethon.com.au/events/coffs-harbour/
Come join us in Coffs Harbour, conquer a self-achievement and physically experience and explore its natural landscapes, beaches and oceanic waters!
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