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Information about our club events

The Manawatu Triathlon Club aims to promote healthy, fun, safe events for all. Our events are structured for beginners through to athletes and cater for children and families, and are open to everyone whether club members or not.

Our standard Sunday club events are generally as follows:

Short Event:
Triathlon consists of a 1.5km Run, 5km Bike, 100m Swim.
Duathlon consists of a 1.5km Run, 5km Bike, 1.5km Run

Medium Event:
Triathlon consists of a 3km Run, 10km Bike, 300m Swim.
Duathlon consists of a 3km Run, 10km Bike, 1.5km Run

Long Event:
Triathlon consists of a 5km Run, 20km Bike, 400m Swim.
Duathlon consists of a 5km Run, 20km Bike, 3km Run.

Each Event has 15 Categories:

  • Vet 50 Male/Female 50 years and older
  • Vet 40 Male/Female 40-49 years
  • Open Male/Female 20-39 years
  • Junior Male/Female 16-19 years
  • Under 16 Male/Female
  • Under 13 Male/Female
  • Under 11 Male/Female
  • Teams

You register on the Day of the Event for most events:

  • Registrations open 1 hour before the event start.
  • Registrations close 15 min before the event start.

You may choose to participate in an event as an individual or as part of a team. Teams are well suited for family members each doing a different leg i.e. swim, bike or run.

You will be expected to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the course by studying the course maps located in the registration area.
  • Identify transition entry and exit points so as not to obstruct other competitors.
  • Listen to race briefing and safety announcements.
  • Have fun.

The events are electronically timed and competitors are issued with a RFID timing bracelet that is worn on the wrist in Triathlons or the ankle in Duathlons.

Results are normally published the next day on the clubs website www.triclub.co.nz

The Run

  • We recommend that you warm up before the start of an event.
  • A mass start is roughly organized with the Long course and faster competitors close to the front so the younger and slower competitors don’t get jostled around.

The Bike

  • Our events are non drafting events, which means you must stay 3m behind another competitor unless overtaking in which you have 15s to advance your front axel past you opponent. This procedure must be to the right and a minium clearance of 1m maintained. The competitor whose axel is behind must fallback to maintain a 3m clearance.

The Swim

  • Lane entry points are clearly marked with the shorter events closer to the finish line.
  • In 25m pools competitor proceed up the left side of the current lane, turn at the end then return back on the right side of the lane. When they reach there entry point they must duck under the lane divider and repeat the process until they reach the finish.
  • In 50m pools competitor proceed up the lane in any position until they reach the end then duck under the lane divider and return back down the next lane repeating the process until they reach the finish.

Transition

  • This is the area where you change over from one discipline to another. Try and keep your equipment tidy so it doesn’t interfere with others competitors.
  • Cycle helmets must be fitted and fastened before your bike is uplifted from the rack and stay intact until your bike is returned to the rack.

Linton Army Camp
Events that are held at the Linton Army Camp require all occupants of any vehicle over 14 years of age to produce their Drivers Licence or photo ID to gain access.