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11/12/2021 | Penrith, Australia Garmin Tri Series Race 3 - 11 Dec 21 (Hosted by Hills Tri Club)

RACE 3 - Saturday 11th December - 8am- All welcome

Registration from 7 – 7:45am (Juniors 7-7:20am)

Welcome to the HillsTri Club Series, 

Entries close 8th December at 9pm, unless sold out earlier. There is no waitlist. Maximum number of participants is 300.

Race Hills Non Hills NON-TA (Includes one day licence)
Sprint, Aqua Bike, Aqua Run $40 $80 $90
Enticer $30 $60 $63.50
12yo, 10-11yo, 7-9yo $20 $30 $33.50
       

 

ENTRY POLICIES:

  • Late Entries: There are no late or on the day entries. This is due to minimising contact during COVID-19, as well as the race briefing which needs to be delivered off-site.
  • Withdrawal: Up to 7 days before the race - please contact race@hillstriclub.com to request a refund for the race entry fee, minus any PayPal fees. From 7 days to race day - no refunds will be given.

COVID-19 VACCINATION IS MANDATORY for those 16 and over:

  • If you are 16 or over YOU MUST BE VACCINATED. We will ask for proof at registration.
  • If you are under 16, you can only bring one adult, THEY MUST BE VACCINATED, they must also volunteer, they will receive a free entry to the November race as a thankyou

COVID-19 POLICIES:

  • Please check this webpage prior to attending https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates if you have been to any of the locations listed, please consider your need to attend. Also, if you are at all unwell, please do not attend.
  • Spectators: spectators are allowed, must be double vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at entry to the SIRC and obtain a green wristband from a Hills covid marshall.
  • Race check in: Bikes are to be placed on the racks as directed and minimise your time in transition.
  • Race kits: As the race is held under Club Sanctioning bike and run numbers are not required, all you need is your timing chip.
  • Finish: Please take off your timing chip and place in the bucket at the finish line.
  • Refreshments: post race refreshments from supplied eskys on a self serve basis.

LOCATION:

The Garmin Tri Series 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.

 

COURSE INFORMATION:
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 race 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 Race Director and, where deemed appropriate by the Race Director, a medical certificate produced.

 

REGISTRATION:
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.

 

TIMING:
The Garmin Tri Series will use an electronic timing system, involving of an electronic chip attached to an ankle band. Your responsibilities as a competitor include:

  • When you register, you will be issued with your Timing Band
  • You must wear the Timing Band at all times while racing. The timing band with the chip must be attached to your left ankle before you check into transition. You must leave it on until you finish the entire race. It is a means of recording your finish times across the special timing points located at the end of each leg of the race
  • At the completion of the race you will be required to remove the timing band and place it in the bucket prior to leaving the finish compound area
  • As you have acknowledged on your entry contract, the timing chip and band is on loan and you are committed to returning the band intact with the chip to the Hills Triathlon Club, or pay a $20.00 fee
  • It is imperative that you return the timing band to the race dropout clerk at the finish should you withdraw from the race at any time. It is essential for us to know where you are on the course at all times for your safety and our ability to post accurate official results post-race
  • Note: the Race Director will monitor and collect timing bands from competitors who may be transported from the course direct to the Medical Recovery Area at the Finish Compound.

 

MEDICAL:
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 race 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.

 

AID STATION:
There will be a drink station on the run leg in front of the grandstand, with access to water in both directions on the 1.25km run loop.

TOILETS:
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 race 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:
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 race. 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 race 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 the race.

 

RACE RULES:
Triathlon Australia rules will be applied to the Garmin Tri Series. Please refer to them if in any doubt on any aspect of the race. You will be able to discuss any questions/issues with the Technical Officials at the entry to transition on the day. A copy of the rules is available at the web address below:

http://www.triathlon.org.au/

Any special rules that may be applied by the Race Director will be notified to you at the Pre-race Briefing. The Race Director and Technical Official are in charge of race safety and logistics. The Race Director is responsible for providing a safe race course and has taken steps to make the race safe and enjoyable. Competitors are responsible for their own safety, the safety of their own equipment and are to be considerate of the safety of others.

 

OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE:
Due to COVID-19, there are no spectators allowed at this race. If you have someone there, do not allow them to automatically disqualify you by being on the course with you.

 

LOST PROPERTY:
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 race 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:
This is an issue with the event centre and we do not want complaints about the extent of discarded wrappers from the race. 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.

 

PRE-RACE BRIEFING:
Briefing will be distributed via email in the week prior to the race after entries close. There will be a pre race briefing on site, please listen out for announcements by the MC

 

RACE START:
The race will commence by way of a staged start. Start times will be emailed out 2 days prior to the event and will be posted on the Hills Triathlon Club Facebook page. Please listen carefully at the Race Briefing for the final determination of Wave Start Order. Parents are encouraged to help with the running of the junior events.

 

START TIMES:
The below times are estimated only (and dependent on competitor numbers)

Wave
Wave 1 – 7:30am 7-9 years (group start)
Wave 2 – 8am - Juniors 10-11 years (group start)
Wave 3 – 8:15am - Sprint, AquaRun, AquaBike (rolling start)
Wave 4 – 8:30am - Enticer and 12 years (rolling start)
Dinky Derby - at conclusion of sprint race

SWIM CAPS:
Please bring your own swim cap. If you do not have one, you can ask for one at registration. We will be aiming to use the same colours for each wave from this race onwards, so please keep your cap and bring it next race.

 

MAPS:
Maps of the course are available on our Facebook page (Hills Tri Club) and will be available at the registration desk on race day. They will also be in the briefing pack.

 

SWIM:

  • 750m – Sprint, Aqua Bike & Aqua Run
  • 250m – Enticer
  • 150m– Juniors 10-11, 12 years
  • 100m – Juniors 7-9 years

A wetsuit ruling will be determined on race day pending the water temperature taken by the Technical Officials. Wetsuits are permitted if the temperature is below 22 degrees. 

 

TRANSITION 1 
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. For the Aqua Run, proceed to the run exit. (7-9 years will exit the swim and then enter transition via the left path).

 

CYCLE:

  • 20 km – Sprint, Aqua Bike
  • 10 km – Enticer and juniors 12 years
  • 5 km – Juniors 10-11yrs
  • 2.5 km – Juniors 7-9 years

The cycle course is a loop around the competition lake which is 5km long in an anti-clockwise direction. Competitors will complete the following

  • Sprint & Aqua Bike – 4 laps
  • Enticer – 2 laps
  • 12 years – 2 laps
  • 10-11 years – 1 lap

The 7-9-year junior event cycle legs exits transition along the running path and follows the path past the grandstand, once past the grandstand, veer left then turn right onto the cycle path.  Cycle out to a turn- around point (just before the bridge) then turn around.  Follow the cycle path around the back of the grandstand and up over the hill to transition.  Stay right at all times when going to and from the turn point.

This is a NON DRAFTNG EVENT to which all Triathlon Australia rules apply. You must overtake on the right- hand side of another cyclist and must cycle to the left side of the course except when overtaking. Please note that, while the Regatta Centre is closed to all vehicular traffic there may be pedestrians or other cyclists on the course. Competitors must be alert to the possibility of encountering a pedestrian at all times and must be prepared to give way to any pedestrians if a collision is possible.

 

TRANSITION 2:
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:

  • 5.0 km – Sprint and Aqua Run
  • 2.5 km – Enticer
  • 2.0 km – 12 years
  • 1.0 km – Juniors 10-11years
  • 500m – Juniors 7-9 years
  • Dash to the finish – Aqua Bike

The course for Run is the sealed path on the Northern edge of the main competition lake and is an out and back course of

  • Sprint and Aqua Run Events – 1 lap (2.5km out and 2.5km back)
  • Enticer – 1 lap of a shorter course
  • 12 years – 1 lap of a shorter course
  • 10-11 years – 1 lap of the shorter course
  • 7-9 years – 1 lap where the turning point is just past the grandstand
  • Aqua Bike – exit the transition area onto the run course path then do a loop around to the finish chute (joggers required).

All competitors MUST run on the RIGHT hand-side of the run course.

 

FINISH LINE:
After crossing the Finish Line, please remove your timing chip and put it in the bucket at the finish chute.

 

POST RACE REFRESHMENT:
A volunteer will be available to hand you a drink.

 

WEATHER POLICY:
If there are extreme temperatures Triathlon NSW Hot weather guidelines will be considered. This includes

  • Rescheduling the event
  • Decreasing the bike and run distances
  • Additional drink stations
  • Specific cooling within the recovery area.
  • For all Junior races the run leg will be changed to run a short loop from transition run exit along the footpath to the finish chute. 

If there is rain or air quality issues, a decision will not be made until race start time whether the event will continue or if any modifications will be required.  Any updates will be provided by the Race Director at the briefing.  If any pre-information becomes available, it will be posted on the Hills Tri Club Facebook page.

 

RACE RESULTS:
Results will be available at Race Results and the link will be posted on Facebook after the race.

Mathew Darcy
Race Director
Hills Triathlon Club
race@hillstriclub.com
www.hillstriclub.com
https://www.facebook.com/HillsTriClub