Olympic Distance Triathlon – Allan’s Flat
Individuals & Teams – SWIM 1.5km – BIKE 40km – RUN 10km
ENTRY: is online via a link in the calendar on the home page (under date of race) or on the home page under entries
Fees: Senior $75 and Junior $40 (juniors must be aged 15) – Please note a discount will be applied at checkout with a valid Triathlon Australia and AWTC membership.
START TIME: 8:00 am
SANCTIONING – The race is sanctioned by Triathlon Australia (TA) as an open sanctioned event.
CATEGORY: Age at 31 December, 2017
3.00 pm Start Setup (ASSISTANCE WITH SET UP IS MUCH APPRECIATED!)
6:45 am to 7:30 am Registration. Note: No registrations after 7:30 am.
6:45 am Transition area opens
7:45 am Transition area closes
7:45 am Race briefing
8:00 am Start Triathlon
11:30 am Presentation
Cash prize for overall 1st male and female (amount TBA). Gift Vouchers for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each age category. Vouchers for 1st and 2nd in Team categories. Plus spot prizes.
Results will be published on the AWTC website as soon as possible after the event (usually within 48 hours). Timing chips will be used in this event. Please ensure that these are tied firmly to your ankle. Loss of the chip will incur and fee and you will miss out on your split times.
All competitors must obey Triathlon Australia rules. In particular:
SWIM: You must wear a swim cap. Swim cap it is not provided (note – we will have some for sale on the day $5 each)
BIKE: Torsos must be covered during the cycle and run legs. Helmets must be Australian approved for bicycle use.
Very Important-traffic awareness–no roads are closed. Obey all road rules. Marshals cannot direct traffic.
RUN: Torsos must be covered during the run leg. Members in teams are to wait near the swim entry/run exit of the bike compound to be tagged for the next leg.
SWIM: (1.5km) The swim will be a 3 lap (500m per lap) triangular course on the Allan’s Flat lake. Swim exit can be slippery so take care when leaving the water and running to the transition area. On exit from the water, come up the ramp and follow the red markers to the cycle transition.CYCLE: (40km) The cycle leg is 2 laps of a 20km out and back course on Osbornes Flat road. Helmet must be done up before bike is removed from the rack. Exiting the bike compound – mount cycle only when on the road as directed. Very Important-traffic awareness–no roads are closed. Obey all road rules. Marshals cannot direct traffic. It is a condition of racing that you obey marshals’ directions at the turnarounds. We are not allowed to stop vehicles and cyclists and must give way at turnaround points. Be particularly careful when arriving back into the transition area – dismount on left hand side of the road and check for traffic before crossing road. Rack bike in the same place before removing helmet. Then out the run exit, follow the red markers around on onto the side of the road.
RUN: (10km) Run is 2 laps of a 5km out and back course on Gap Flat road. During the run, stay close to the edge of the roads and be aware of traffic.
TEAMS: Waiting team members are to be positioned at the non-bike entry/exit of the transition compound to tag the retiring team member. Cycle leg members are to tag the retiring team member before removing their bike from the rack and to rack their bicycle before tagging the run team member.
DIRECTIONS TO ALLAN’S FLAT:
Take the Murray Valley Highway out from the Wodonga water tower (towards Tallangatta). At Bandiana, turn right onto the Kiewa Valley Highway and follow this for approximately 3km and turn right into the Yackandandah Road. Follow this for approximately 11km and turn left towards Osborne’s Flat/Allan’s Flat. 1 Km along this road on the left is the transition area near the lake.
The Allan’s Flat Recreation area has basic toilets and ample car parking located around the tennis courts. There is no mains water or power. We provide fruit and water for our competitors but recommend you bring your own food and drinks for after the event and for non-competitor friends/family.
The Colonial Inn at Allan’s Flat is the closest accommodation to the race venue (about 1 Km away). Contact 02 60271530 02 60271530
Accommodation is also available in Yackandandah (about 7km from race venue) or in Wodonga and Albury about 25km from race venue.
EVENT UPDATE :
Please check this website finally in the week before the event to ensure that you are updated with any changes to the event. The club reserves the right to make last minute changes and these will be advised on the website.