Where are Orange events this season?
All events are at Gosling Creek Reserve, south of the Orange Hospital and only a few kms out of town. We have made the move so that we can host major events (we couldn’t on the out and back style of the Lake Canobolas bike circuit), and how busy the Lake Canobolas carpark had become. We are working with council in an aim to improve further the great facilities out at Gosling.
What do I need to do to be an Age Group winner at Orange Tri Club?
We have age group winners in male and female in 10 year age bands ie
Under 19, male and female, 20 – 29 male and female, 30-39 male and female, and so on. Age cutoff is 31 Dec 2017 for season 2017/18
These are not awarded automatically – these are the minimum criteria to be considered:
- Minimum compete in 4 races in the season whether it is InterClub or home races (excludes duathlon, and Fri night),
- Double points for Tri NSW Club Champs
- Scoring from Club Champs will be on OCTC points system. 10 yr age groups continue. Age at 31/12/2017
- Volunteer for home race set up, pack up (ie don’t have to sacrifice your race) or BikeFest . At discretion of committee if you meet volunteer criteria
Which Orange Tri Club event should my child do?
This is a common question on race morning at the rego desk, and it is a good one!
As a guide, you should consider how strong your child is in the water, and if in doubt, go shorter than longer for their first race or two.
This guide from Triathlon Australia: Race Competition Rules also shows the maximum distance you child could do, by age (thanks Mel Ashton-Garard for sharing this).
So if your child is younger than 14 years, they are not able to do a sprint distance triathlon. The maximum distance for a 13 years old is 400/15/4.
Are Orange Tri Club events timed?
Some are and some are not. Depends if the club can get the equipment on the day, and have the volunteers to set up, time, pack up, and then spend time after the race to manually adjust to then publish.
What if I can’t finish a race?
That is fine – it happens to all of us. Please see the rego desk so we know you have not finished – then we are not out looking for you!