The Her Sport, Her Way (Hosted by Hills Triathlon Club) is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith with entry through gate ‘A’. Registration and transition are located on the grassed area just over the bridge to the island on which the grandstand is located. A map of the event course will be available at the Registration Tent and is available on the Hills Triathlon Club Facebook page.
ACCESS and PARKING:
Upon entering the gates of the Regatta Centre, you must abide by the speed limit imposed by the Regatta Centre management. The Regatta Centre has ample parking on the island opposite the registration and transition area. It is important that you park only in marked parking areas and follow the direction of all Regatta Centre Rangers. If the car park on the island is full when you arrive, overflow parking is available on the Southern side of the competition lake.
Officials will be on hand at Registration to answer any specific questions you may have concerning the course, the rules and to assist you generally. Do not hesitate to raise any query no matter how trivial it may seem.
MEDICAL FITNESS/SIGNED WAIVER:
You are reminded of your acceptance of entry conditions, waiver release and indemnification. Please note this is a legal part of entering the event and affects your rights. You have attested your physical condition to participate in this event. If you have developed a medical condition since you registered to enter, then this should be brought to attention of the Event Director and, where deemed appropriate by the Director, a medical certificate produced.
This will take place at the transition area. At Registration, you may be required to produce some form of I.D. (drivers licence, T.A. licence). Registration must be completed by the time specified. Only competitors will be permitted to enter the transition area. There will be plenty of people to assist with what to put into transition!
Qualified First Aid Personnel will be on duty at transition. Please ask for medical help if you have the slightest hint you may need it. Any aid given by medical personnel on the course is permissible and will not lead to disqualification. If, however, you have any other outside assistance you will be disqualified. You will be withdrawn from the race only if you require transportation, IV fluids, or if medical personnel consider your continued participation presents a danger to the health or welfare of you or others.
There will be a drink station on the run leg just after the exit from transition. It will be “grab and go” and no-one will be available to hand a cup to you.
Toilet blocks are located behind the eastern end of the grandstand approximately 100 metres from the transition area as well as in the boat shed behind the grandstand.
BIKE AND HELMET SAFETY:
You should ensure that your bike is in road worthy condition and you must wear a Bike Helmet that carries an Australian Standards Approved Sticker. You should ensure that it is adjusted properly.
TRANSITION PROCEDURES - Racking you bike:
Enter the transition zone only after you have registered at the registration area and only enter by the entrance that will be manned by volunteers. When entering transition your helmet should be on your head with the chin straps clipped together as if you were ready to ride. A visual inspection of your helmet and bike will be carried out by the Technical Officials as you enter the transition zone.
The transition area will close prior to the briefing. Bags must not be left in the transition area. Officials will remove any bags that are left in the transition area and put them a bag area at the corner of transition. Plastic bags are also to be removed as they can be a trip hazard during.
If you have someone there, do not allow them to automatically disqualify you by being on the course with you.
You should place some form of identification on all your personal gear/property for ease of identification if any is misplaced and handed in to officials. Please note that the organizers take no responsibility for lost property. Property handed into the officials will be available for collection until the transition area is dismantled and packed away at the registration tent. Unclaimed items will be discarded or delivered to charity.
RUBBISH ON THE COURSE:
Please avoid discarding energy bar/gel wrappers and, where available, use garbage bins particularly on the run course. There is provision for disqualification for littering on the course!
Briefing material will be distributed via email in the week prior to the event after entries close. There will likely be a short briefing on site before the start.
Maps of the course are available on our Facebook page (Hills Tri Club) and will be available at the registration desk on event day. They will also be in the briefing pack.
SWIM - 200m for all participants:
The swim runs parallel to the northern shore in the main competition lake of the Regatta Centre. All swimmers need just follow the shoreline to the exit. A wetsuit ruling will be determined on event day pending the water temperature taken by the Technical Officials. Wetsuits are permitted if the temperature is below 22 degrees.
TRANSITION 1 (swim to bike):
Proceed from the swim exit, run along the foreshore up to the finish chute, go through a chute to your bike in the bike compound. Cyclists must ensure that their helmet is on and fastened before un-racking the bike. You must proceed through transition to the mount line on the roadway before mounting your bike.
CYCLE 10km – for all participants (2 laps of a 5km loop):
TRANSITION 2 (bike to run):
At the completion of the cycle leg, ensure you dismount your bike before the dismount line and then proceed to the bike entry point. Do not take your helmet off until the bike is fully racked in its original position. Teams will need to transfer the timing chip to the runner’s left ankle at the designated team change point.
RUN 2km – for all participants (1km out and 1km back)
The course for Run is the sealed path on the Northern edge of the main competition lake and is an out and back course. All competitors MUST run on the RIGHT hand-side of the run course.
After crossing the Finish Line, please remove your timing chip and put it in the bucket at the finish chute.
POST EVENT REFRESHMENT:
A volunteer will be available to hand you a drink.
A volunteer will be available to hand you a finisher medal!
If there are extreme temperatures Triathlon NSW Hot weather guidelines will be considered. This means we might have to reschedule the event, if we know about it in advance, or shorten the bike and run legs. We want to make sure you are all safe.
Results will be available at Race Results and the link will be posted on Facebook after the event, of course it is not all about times, but finish lines!
Hills Triathlon Club
0412 925 026