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Club Champs & Points Table Rules

Duathlon Championship Rules 2017

Age as taken as at the day of thechampionships e.g. 20 August 2017 – female & male of each.



What age group qualifies

Course length

Overall club champion

Any age group


Under 11

Under 11 years


Under 13

11-12 years


Under 16

13-15 years inclusive



16 to 19 years inclusive



20-39 years inclusive


Vet 1

40-49 years inclusive


Vet 2

50-59 years inclusive


Vet 3

60+ years

Long (Male); Medium (Female)

To qualify for the championship “title” in your age group:-

  1.       You must have been a club member for at least a month prior to the event (i.e. joined before 20 July 2017).
  2.       You must have competed in at least one of the Athlon series over 2017 (or been an official marshal). You do not need to have competed in the same category in your qualifying events as you will race at the championships.
  3.       You must compete in the correct course length for your age (see above).
  4.       You must have obeyed all race rules (e.g. no drafting on bike, followed the correct course and completed the correct number of laps etc).




1)   The Summer series will include all eight athlon series races.  Club events planned (including the club championship event).

a.      15 January 2017 (Feilding)

b.     19 February 2017 Feilding(Secondary Championships)

c.      19 March 2017 (Feilding)

d.     16 April 2017 (Feilding - Club Triathlon Championships)

e.      21 May 2017 (Linton Camp - Awarding of triathlon champ trophies)

f.       18 June 2017 (Linton Camp)

g.      16 July 2017 (Linton Camp)

h.     20 August 2017 (Linton Camp - Club duathlon Championships)

i.        15 October 2017 – will be the prize giving and AGM. Not part of series.

2)   The best 4 of 8 events will count towards the series total. You may participate in both the duathlon & triathlon series during the year – theoretically you could do four races of each course and do all 8 races and win both!

3)   You must complete at least 2 of the race series to qualify for places at the end of the series. (in any one course eg long triathlon)

4)   This is open to all participants however only club members will be recognized as grade or series winners at the end of the series. You must have joined the club by 30 June 2017 (end of our financial year) to be included.

5)        Age Grades will be based on your age as at the 31 December 2017 (for the whole series).

6)   If people choose to race a different variation of a course (eg run, swim or cycle in a different order) this is okay but they will not be included in the series results.

7)   If a person DNF’s (eg flat tyre; injury etc) or is DSQ’d they will get 0 points for that event.

8)   If a person fails to complete the correct number of laps (in running, cycling or swimming) this will count as a DSQ with zero points.

9)        The decision on DSQ’s will be made by the race director or a sub-committee and the competitor will be notified by email or phone or in person if they are to be DSQ’d – with the right of appeal.

10)                      Age Grades available in the various courses (triathlon & duathlon) will be as follows. (male & female divisions of each)

a.      Short course:- Under 11, Under 13; Open (eg 13-39 yrs); Vet 40 yrs+

b.     Medium Course – Under 16; Open (eg 16-39 yrs); Vet 1 (40-49 yrs); Vet 2 (50 yrs+)

c.      Long Course – Junior (Under 20); Senior (20-39 yrs); Vet 1(40-49 yrs); Vet 2 (50 yrs+).

11)  Points for the races will be awarded in each “length” race based on finishing time compared to the 30th percentile athlete in that course. That person will get 100 points everyone else’s points will be based as a fraction percentage of that. The points earnt are the same for the age/gender grades. In the event of less than five people in a course - points will be based on the winners time (eg winner will get 100 points) rather than the 30th percentile person.

12)  A person who is an official at an event will be awarded 100 points for that event (they select the course/length they want it to be used for.) This is only for one event in the season.

Race Rules (applies to all races)

  1. Competitors enter all events at their own risk and acknowledge that they must obey all road rules. Keep left at all times; obey all Marshall and Race Director's instructions.
  2. No bike drafting allowed.
  3. Be considerate to fellow competitors