Triathlon Sport Specific Information

nsw all schools triathlon championships

AGE

Junior
12, 13, 14 years - Born on or after 1st January 2005
 
Intermediate
15, 16 years - Born between 1st January 2003 and 31st December 2004
 
Senior
17, 18, 19 years - Born on or before 31st December 2002
 

ELIGIBILITY

Must be enrolled in a CSSS affiliated school
 

date

Individual Races - Thursday 28th February 2019

Team (Relay) Races - Friday 1st March 2019

time

7.00am - 2.00pm

venue

International Regatta Centre, Penrith

SCHOOL TEAM OFFICIAL RESPONSIbilities

All schools entering a team or individual MUST have a School endorsed adult representatve present  for the entire day who will have full supervision rights of all their students.  Race packs will not be distributed unless it is collected by the endorsed school representative on registration prior to the commencement of the day.  Ie.  must complete sign on sheet correctly. The representative will be required to leave their contact details with officials when collecting race packs.

REGISTRATION

All registrations must be done online using the CSSS website www.csss.nsw.edu.au before the closing date - Thursday 21st February 2019.

Due to the significant increase in participant numbers, there will be caps placed on all age groups and divisions. As a result, each individual school is only permitted to enter a maximum of 5 teams per age division and gender. Extra nominations will be considered after the closing date however this will be at the discretion of the organising committee. Please contact your Convener for further details.

race check in

Check in is between 7am and 8am on both days at SIRC. This can be a lengthy process so please anticipate delays.

TRIATHLON CONVENER

If you have any questions please contact Scott Ashcroft on sashcroft@saintpatricks.nsw.edu.au or Mobile 0421 349 869

closing date

Thursday 21st February 2019

No LATE ENTRIES will be accepted. 

Cost

Individual Entry  $30.00 per athlete. To be paid online

Team Entry        $45.00 per team. To be paid online

WHAT TO BRING

  • A race belt is recommended and can be purchased on the day
  • Food and drinks are available at the venue
  • Medication eg asthma inhaler
  • Preventative strapping / taping is the responsibility of the individual

Schedule

Thursday 28th February - INDIVIDUAL RACES

7.00am – 8.00am         Registration  

7.00am – 7.15am         Seniors then to transition.

7.15am – 7.30am         Intermediates then to transition.

7.30am – 8.00am        Juniors then to transition.

8.30am - 1.00pm         Races

8.30am                        Senior Individual Race Start.

10.00am                      Intermediate Individual Race Start.

11.15am                      Junior Individual Race Start.

Presentations to take place after Individual Races.

*Approx. 5 minute break between boys and girls start times.

Thursday 1st March - RELAY RACES

The nominated school representative will need to register the team/s and collect race packs

7.00 am – 8.00am   Registration

8.20am - 3.00pm     Races

8:20 am                   Junior Boys Relay Race Start.

8.50am                    Junior Girls Relay Race Start

9:30 am                   Intermediate Boys Relay Race Start.

10:30 am                 Intermediate Girls Relay Race Start.

11:30 am                 Senior Boys Relay Race Start.

12:30 pm                 Senior Girls Relay Race Start

Presentations to take place after Relay Races.

During the Relay races, there will be cut off times put in place. If swimmers are not out of the water by the cut-off time, the team cyclist will be sent off. If a cyclist has not finished by the cut-off time, they will be taken off the course and their runner will be sent off. Cut off times will be at the discretion of the event organisers.

N.B:

  • RACE START TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ON RACE DAY    
  • There will be a short pre-race briefing approximately 10 minutes before each Individual race.
  • Maps of the course will be on display and each competitor needs to be familiar with the course for their age group

FAQ

  • Allow 15 minutes to get from car park to Registration.
  • All registrations for individual and relay events must be completed by 8:00am, as the course will be closed after this  time.
  • No parents, coaches, teachers or friends are permitted at anytime in the transition area (bike compound).
  • Race numbers must be worn by competitors during the cycle and run legs of their event.
  • Race belts may be available for purchase on the day.
  • This event is only for Secondary school students.
  • Results will be available from www.multisportaustralia.com.au / www.sports.det.nsw.edu.au

CATEGORIES

  • Individual events:  Girls and Boys Junior 12, 13, 14 years, Intermediate 15 and 16 years and Seniors 17, 18, 19 years 
  • Relay event: teams for each age and gender division.  The team must comprise three athletes; one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner.  Schools may enter no more than 5 x teams per age/division
  • Mixed teams are to compete in male division and the oldest age group category of the team.
N.B.: RELAY TEAMS MUST HAVE 3 COMPETITORS FROM THE SAME SCHOOL.
 

DISTANCES

Juniors 12, 13, 14 years                                400 m SWIM              10 Km CYCLE              3 Km RUN
Intermediates 15, 16 years                            600 m SWIM              15 Km CYCLE              4 Km RUN
Seniors 17, 18, 19 years                                750 m SWIM              20 Km CYCLE             5 Km RUN
Relays - (Juniors)                                          400 m SWIM            10 Km CYCLE             3 Km RUN
             - (Intermediates/Seniors)                   400 m SWIM           15 Km CYCLE             3 Km RUN
 
N.B.:Each entrant must have Principal’s approval. Parent /Guardian’s approval & Medicare no. on their online registration
 

SAFETY AND SUPERVISION/conditions of entry

  • This is a safety-oriented event with a closed circuit (no vehicles – except drafting motor bikes) ride and a protected open water swim.
  • Students with pre-existing medical conditions must be identifiable on the day. Medical information MUST be provided upon registering the student along with a management plan. Any individuals identified as having a pre-existing medical condition will need to report to the CCC representative in the morning prior to the race. Failure to do so will result in the individual / team being disqualified.
  • Swimmers MUST be competent and able to meet the demands of the swim leg. Any students not meeting these expectations will be removed from the water immediately. This decision will be at the discretion of course officials / water safety.
  • All individuals / teams must have an adult representative present on the day.
  • All cyclists must wear an approved helmet.
  • All bikes must be presented for a safety inspection prior to racing on the course.
  • It is expected that all participating students are suitably prepared prior to the championships to meet the physical demands of the event (in varying environmental conditions) and are appropriately hydrated and fuelled to participate safely.
  • The following guidelines will be utilised as a guide in relation to hot weather https://sma.org.au/resources-advice/policies-and-guidelines/hot-weather/

Bike Restrictions

In 2019, there will be no Roll Out checks completed on any bike. Therefore, there is no roll out distance specification for any age group. The following equipment restrictions will apply for the NSW All Schools Race

(i) The bicycle may be on-road, off-road or youth style. No “time trial” style bicycles are allowed. No recumbent style bicycles are allowed. No BMX bikes are allowed.

(ii) Only standard drop, straight, or curved handlebars are allowed. No aero or time trial bars may be attached to the bike or used during competition.

(iii) For all events wheels must have at least 16 spokes 

(iv) No disc wheels or wheel covers are allowed

(v) Carbon wheels must be no deeper than 60mm

(vi) Only detachable tyres and tubes shall be used

(vii) Time trial style helmets may NOT be used

school sport australia

This race will be the selection race for the NSW All Schools Team to contest the National Championships on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland 3rd – 6th May 2019

The top 6 students in each age group and division will make up the NSW All Schools team to contest the Australian Championships. Shadow athletes will also be identified on the day.