2015 MT SPA TRY-ATHLON DETAILS
COMPETITION CRITERIA & PRIZES
Participants must be:
EVENT DETAILS & CATEGORIES
RULES OF ENTRY
'MARSHALLS & HELPERS wearing high viz jackets will be positioned throughout the SWIM, BIKE and RUN/WALK course to help participants if they need it. Qualified Pool Lifeguards and 1st Aiders/ Medics and Fire Brigade will be on hand and a communication and action plan in place to manage any incidents.The Opunake Medical Center, St Johns and Police have been alerted that these events are taking place. The highest risk area is the Bike Leg so we have engaged the Fire Brigade to be stationed at Ihaia Rd and all residents along the course have been notified to take extreme care if they need to use the road during our events.
ON THE DAY
Registration Confirmation - 9am -10am
As soon as you arrive make your way to the 'CHECK IN' tent on the high school field where you will be checked off against your School list and numbered with a vivid marker on your arm and leg. This applies to Individual and all Team participants. The School Coordinator will pay the $3 entry fee as a lumpsum at this point.
Bike Transition Set Up
You can then take your Bike and Gear to the Bike Transition area on the Heaphy Road side of the High School field. There will be areas set up for each of the Category and lots of HELPERS wearing High Viz jackets to guide you. Before you leave the Bike transition ensure you take everything you need for the SWIM and leave the things you need for the Bike and Run next to your Bike. Make sure you can recognise your Bike station easily when you return!
Team Transition Set Up
A separate area will be set up for Teams at the Bike Transition. You need to ensure the Bike gear and the Swimmers running gear is set up ready for action. Note the Team Swimmer will complete the run as soon as they have tagged the cyclist.
Event Safety Briefing - 10 am
This will take place inside the Pool complex so please ensure you are there by 10.15. Please make sure you listen carefully as your safety is our priority and we want to ensure everyone has a safe fun event! You should have your swim gear on and be ready to take to the pool straight after the briefing.
Event Start - 10.15am
Swimmers will be called by Group Category starting with =>11 year old Boys / Girls, then =< 10 year old Boys / Girls, then Team events Long Course, then Short Course. You will be marshalled according to your Participant number e.g. 1101, 1102, 1103 and sent on your swim 10 seconds apart. Please ensure you move to the marshalling area quickly when your group is called.
Team CYCLISTS will be called into the Team Bike Transition area where they will wait next to their Bike for their team mate to tag them. When the Team SWIMMER finishes in the pool they will make their way to the Team Bike transition area and will tag the Cyclist. The Swimmer will then get ready and commence their Run/Walk . Cyclists please ensure you wait to be tagged before you start your Bike leg!
The Finish Line
As soon as you cross the finish line after the Run/Walk leg you MUST make your way immediately to the 'TIME KEEPER' Tent so that your Time / Place can be recorded correctly. Team members we also need to check you off.
After the Event
At the end of the event your Bike will be stationed at the Longfellow Road side of the field and you may have gear on Heaphy Road side where you transitioned from the Pool to the Bike. For Safety reasons you will not be able to collect your gear from either location until the entire Event is finished.
Refuel the Body!
Ensure you eat and keep hydrated. Food and Drinks will be available for purchase.
WHAT TO BRING ON THE DAY
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