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Scorching Bay, Sunday 13th March 2016

Triple-Shield

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How many triathlons can you do before lunch?

If this interests you, welcome to the Scorching Triathlons Triple Challenge!

The Triple was first introduced last season (Dec 2014), and created a whole new buzz with Scorcher participants.

Held over a short course with a full road closure for the bike and run course you get to decide if you do it once, twice or three times in the morning.
It is fun, short and sharp. A perfect end way to begin to wind down the summer season. Bring a picnic and make a morning of it whether you be participating, supporting or simply being entertained while spectating.

This event will also test your strategic decisions, along with physical endurance. If you finish the first triathlon quickly you’ll get more time to recover before the next one starts and hour later. How will you use this time? To catch your breath, put your wetsuit back on or something else?

Invite your friends and family from out of town who will be in Wellington for the weekend.

And for the finale – the quickest will move forward to the Grand Finale (with a handicapped start – which makes a great finish)

 

Distance Options for this weekend

– Triathlon & Duathlon

Triathlon option Duathlon option Minimum Age
(on race day)
Basic Entry Fee
One distance only Swim 250m, Cycle 6.5k, Run 1.5k  Run 1.2k, Cycle 6.5k, Run 1.5k 10 years old One time –  $40
two times – $55
Three times – $70

– Swim Only

There is no swim only option available with at this event

 

Full course information can be found here

Basic Course Details

The Scorching Triathlons Triple Challenge comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 250m is a single clockwise lap within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat
Cycle 6.5km Heads North from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the north end of Shelly Bay – this course is completely flat. and will be on closed roads
Run 1.5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Mahanga Bay turning just before the NIWA buildings, and is flat

The Scorcher Triple Duathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Opening Run 1.2km heads North, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to the north end of Point Gordon, and is flat
Cycle 6.5km Heads North from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the north end of Shelly Bay – this course is completely flat. and will be on closed roads
Closing Run 1.5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Mahanga Bay turning just before the NIWA buildings, and is flat

Minimum Age: 10 years old

Participants can choose to do this course 1, 2 or 3 times in the morning

There is also a Grand Finale, which is open to a slected group of qualifying participants – which starts via an handicapped start times.

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Scorcher Triple Course overview

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Timeline for Scorching Triathlons Triple Challenge: March 13th, 2016,

 

Date Time Description
Fri 3 Jul 2015 8:00am Registrations open for 2015/16 Scorching Triathlon season (all regular season events)
Fri 30 Oct 2015 11:59pm Triathlon Season Pass discounts expire (last chance to get 20% discount for summer regular season events)
Wed 9 Mar 2016
11:59pm Late entry fee automatically applied to online entries from now on (Additional $10 fee)
Fri 11 Mar 2016 6:00pm Online entries close for this event
Sat 12 Mar 2016,
Registration is now Sunday morning
Sun 13 Dec 2016, Event Morning
6:30pm – 7:40am  Registration is open – in the clubrooms at Scorching Bay
6:30pm – 7:40am Late entries (subject to availability, first come first served basis)
7:40am Briefing for all participants – at Transition – This is complusory
6:30am Transition opens
7:00am – 7:40am Body Numbering occurs next to transition / finish line (all participants must be body numbered before race start)
7:55am Transition closes – before first event option starts
Event option Start times
Heat One
8:00am Women only
8:15am Men and all teams
Heat Two
9:00am Women Only
9:15am Men and All teams
Heat Three
10:00am Women Only
10:15am Men and All teams
Grande Finale
11:30am this is for the ~20 qualifiers, the will be started from 11:30am in a handicapped order with the slowest going first
~ 12:00pm Prizegiving : This will being after last participant finishes

 

 

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