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This is the Sydney Duathlon Series, which is being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith. Registration and transition are located on the ‘island’, west of the grandstand.

How to enter the Hills Triathlon Club Duathlon

  1. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km
  2. Enticer Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 2km, Bike 10km, Run 1km
  3. Junior Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 0.5km, Bike 3km, Run 0.5km

Hills Triathlon Club Duathlon routes

RUN 1:

5km– Sprint

2km - Enticer and 12 years

1km - Juniors 10-11 years

500m – Juniors 7-9 years

SPRINT: The first run will be a complete lap of the Regatta Centre main competition lake in an anti-clockwise direction on the inner pedestrian path. You will start on the main road which will merge into a single lane prior to crossing the bridge from the island. You will follow the road until directed onto the pedestrian path on the far side of the competition lake. Please keep to the left unless passing another competitor.

ENTICER, 12 YEARS & 10-11 YEAR JUNIORS: The first run will be along the north side of the Regatta Centre lake and will be an out and back course starting from the same place as the sprint. The first run is 2 laps. You run out to the sign for your age group, run back to transition and loop around the path at the far end of transition, you then got back out to the turn around sign before heading into transition.

7-9 YEAR JUNIORS: You will start on the main road hill and run onto the footpath that leads around the front of the lake, you will then run up to the finish chute and into transition.

TRANSITION 1: Run 1 to Cycle

At the completion of first run leg, you will run through the finish line to enter transition.

CYCLE:

20km – Sprint

10km - Enticer and Juniors 12 years

5 km - Juniors 10-11yrs

3 km – Juniors 7-9 years

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

Sprint = 20 kms = 4 laps

Enticer & Juniors = 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.

You must overtake on the righthand 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 - Cycle to Run 2:

At the completion of 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 2:

2.5km– Sprint

1km - Enticer and 12 years

500m - Juniors 10-11 years

500m – Juniors 7-9 years

The course for Run 2 is the sealed path on the Northern edge of the main competition lake and is an out and back course of a single lap for each distance. All competitors MUST run on the right-hand side of this run course.

FINISH LINE:

After crossing the Finish Line, please remove your timing chip and hand it to a race official at the finish chute. You will then move into a finish area where refreshments will be available for you.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

REGISTRATION:

This will take place on race day. At Registration, you may be required to produce some form of I.D. (drivers licence, T.A. licence). Only competitors will be permitted to enter the transition area

EVENT DETAILS:

Hills Triathlon Club

Sydney Duathlon Series

12pm Sunday 8 July 2018

Registration from 11am – 11:40am

(Juniors 7-9 years Registration 11am - 11:30am)

Spectators

There are sufficient viewing areas on the course for your family, friends, coaches and supporters to see you during the race. Do not allow them to automatically disqualify you by being on the course with you.

FAQs

TIMING:

The Hills Triathlon Club Race 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 hand it to Officials 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 in front of the grandstand that athletes will pass during both run legs. Athletes are encouraged to have a water bottle on their bike.

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.

RACE NUMBERS:

Competitors will be allocated a race number. The bike number must be affixed to the seat post of the bike and the helmet number to the front of the helmet. The bib number must be worn during the run leg. Race belts will be available for purchase from the registration tent.

If teams have different runners, then you will need to transfer the bib number over to each runner, we recommend using a race belt.

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 Technical Officials from Triathlon Australia. 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 at the beginning of the race briefing. Bags must not be left in the transition area. A separate bag area is provided. Officials will remove any bags that are left in the transition area and put them in the bag area. Plastic bags are also to be removed as they can be a trip hazard during the race.

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