COME AND TRI-TRIATHLON
Beginners Triathlon – Mirani Swim Centre
Categories – Triathlon
Distances – Enticer/Mini Kids
(Solo & Teams)
Mini Kids-Distances are based on Triathlon AUS Age Limit Restrictions on this page.
Enticer – 200m/8km/2km
There’s a common misconception that triathlon is a sport for elite athletes. But just as there are elite tennis players and regular neighborhood tennis players, so too there are elite triathletes and everyday social participants. Whichever category you are in – or aspire to be in – triathlon participation offers a range of benefits
You may be an existing athlete, or merely an aspiring one. Perhaps you’re a strong swimmer or cyclist looking to diversify? Or maybe you’re someone who just wants to get more active whilst spending time in the great outdoors?
Regardless of your level of fitness and where you’re starting from, you’ll find triathlon to be incredibly rewarding – and you’ll be surrounded by a community of people who will welcome, inspire, and motivate you.
One of our key goals at this event is to create welcoming entry points for people of all ages and abilities, so they can enjoy lifelong participation in our amazing sport.
So come on , give it a Tri!!
2 Person Team
3 Person Team
+ $4.50 Triathlon Australia One Day Licence Fee as applicable
+ $4.50 Triathlon Australia One Day Licence Fee as applicable
We are very excited to welcome you to our Beginners Triathlon
This is an event parley for beginners and those new to the sport to see what Triathlon is all about and have a go.
Most of those that have been racing for a coupe of years volunteer at this race and are on hand to answer any questions you may have on race day
We hope you have a great time on Sunday.
Please read the information below carefully as it will detail what to do and where to go on race day.
Please park in the streets surrounding the Pool carpark as the carpark in front of the pool will be set us as the transition area
This set up is to allow people to leave whilst the event is still underway with cyclists/runners still on the course.
RACE CHECK IN– Sunday 6:00am-7.00am
TEAMS-1 member from each teams can check in all members of the team and collect race kit
Cyclists may rack their bikes from 6.00am after checking in.
TRANSITION(Bike racking) will close at 6.45am to allow Mini Kids to race.
All bags MUST be removed from transition.
Any bags left in transition at race start will be removed by our volunteers for safety of other athletes(tripping)
Timing chips must be worn on the left ankle during the race for your times to be accurately recorded.
Please ensure you cross over in the centre of the transition mat where possible to ensure your time is recorded and again as you cross it at the finish line.
Timing chip must be passed to each athlete if you are in a team at transition, failure to do so will result in your times not being recorded.
Please place your timing chip in the bucket provided at the finish line.
The pool will open at 7.00am
All access to & from the pool will be via the side gate near check-in
If you wish to do a warmup prior to your race start, please feel free to do so prior to the compulsory race briefing
RACE START TIMES(approx)
7.15am-Mini Kids Solo & Teams Events
7:35am-Race Briefing & Safety Talk(Compulsory) inside the pool
7.45am-Enticer waves Start
Each wave will start once the 1st swimmer in the previous wave reaches the other end of the pool (50mtrs)
While we try to arrange a photographer on the day, its not always possible, if a Race photographer is present at this event, smile when you see them and in particular at the finish line for that awesome finisher shot!
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Bike Helmets must be put on and fastened prior to taking your bike from the racking and cannot be taken off until your bike is racked after the cycle leg. This is standard practice for all triathlons and failure to do so may result in disqualification.
No phones, ear phones or headphones at any time whilst racing
Torso must be covered at all times whilst on Bike and Run course
All road rules must be obeyed at all times
We suggest you study the course maps and notes below as we may not have volunteers on every corner.
Course maps can be found in the links below and on the clubs website and printed if required.
It is your responsibility to know the course.
Failure to complete the course as mapped may result in time penalties or disqualification.
Whilst we endeavor to have volunteers at areas where course direction may be required, it is not always possible due to volunteer availability on the day.
You can set up your bike and gear once the event crew have set up the racking, this is generally completed before check in opens
Street gear bags are not permitted in the transition area and will be removed pre-race if left in transition.
Any towels, runners socks hats etc, should not protrude further that your bike wheels from the racking and will be moved for safety if it does.
Please keep your gear in a tidy manner within your space while moving through transition to avoid other athletes tripping over your gear.
Place/set up your gear on the chain side of your bike.
Transition will be fenced/marked off & only Cyclists will be permitted in transition prior to race start
There will be no access via the Transition chute from the pool before or during the race for safety reasons
Enticer 4 x 50 metre laps (200m in total)
Swim Aids-are all able to be used for this event-those using swim aids are not eligible for placings and will be placed at the end of the results.
This race has a wave swim start and you will be given a wave number at check in.
The number will be written on the back of the swimmers hand and checked prior to each wave to ensure everyone starts in their designated wave to keep start and finish times accurate.
Swimmers will start at in the furthest lane of the pool, and swim up and down the lanes as per the course maps finishing in the closest lane to the entrance.
Exit the pool via the Transition chute gate.
Swimmers will follow the marked path to the bike racking(transition) where their cyclist will be waiting in the transition zone.
Swimmers will cross the timing mat before passing the timing chip to their cyclist.
SWIM TO BIKE TRANSITION
All cyclists will be corralled in the transition zone inside transition, as your swimmer approaches transition, proceed to the front of the transition zone, you may have your helmet & cycle shoes already on.
TEAMS-Please take the timing chip from your swimmer & place it on your left ankle & then you can proceed to your bike
Enticer – 1 lap (8kms)
Please ensure you obey all road rules and give way to traffic
The cycle course for the Teams Challenge is out & back course
There will be a volunteer there to assist with traffic spotting.
If it’s raining, please slow down on all corners and turn-a-round points.
Bike Course Notes;
Make your way out of transition by walking your bike across the timing mat (this is NOT the mount line)
Cyclists are not to mount their bike until they have crossed the mount line
BIKE TO RUN TRANSITION
On completion of the Cycle leg, cyclists MUST dismount their bike before crossing the dismount line
Run/Walk your bike across the timing mat and into transition.
You can only remove your your helmet once you have racked your bike if
TEAMS-if you are also the runner in your team, Cyclists must rack their bike before they can make their way to their runner
If you have a runner, leave your helmet on to make your transition faster.
Once the cyclist has racked their bike, they should make their way to the transition zone to their runnerTeam Runners will be corralled in the transition zone.
Runners-As you see your cyclist, move to the front of the transition zone
The runner generally removes the timing chip from the cyclist and puts in on themselves
The runner can then cross the timing mat onto the foot path next to the athletics track and follow the path to the run course
Ensure you follow the directions of race officials on where to go to start your run
Enticer – 1 lap (2kms)
Run Course Notes;
After you exit transition, follow instructions from course marshals & make your way onto the run course.
Your Swimmer and cyclist may join you for the last 100m and cross the finish line as a team for a great finisher photo.
WHAT TO BRING
Swimmers/Triathlon suit/Running gear
Bike Helmet(in good condition and clasp in working order)
Bike (in good condition and tyres inflated)
Spare bike Tubes
Bike Shoes(if you use them)
Water Bottle & optional Electrolytes if you like
A winning personality
A friendly smile
Your A Game!!
Thanks, and have a great race!
Your MTC Committee