Race day instructions – PAC Nepean Enticer triathlons

PAC NEPEAN ENTICER TRIATHLONS.

The Nepean Enticer races commence at 4pm Saturday 12 November 2011 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh Road Penrith.

Registration is held behind the main grandstand, opens at 2pm and you will receive:

  • ·        An envelope with your name, category etc.
  • ·        a chest number that is compulsory to be worn during the cycle and run legs, optional in the swim.
  • ·        a computer timing chip to be worn on your left ankle.
  • ·        A bike security tag to place on your bike.
  • ·        A printed swim cap with you race start determined by the cap colour.

Please check that your race number is identical to the number on your address label and that you have the correct colour swim cap for your wave start.  Please inform registration of any discrepancies immediately.

Once you receive your registration envelope, take your envelope to the marking officials also in the registration area who will put your race number on both arms.

When preparing to enter the bike compound, please have you helmet on and fastened, your computer chip on your left ankle, your bike security tag on your bike for inspection by the Technical Officials.

The bike compound will be divided into three sections with a separate section for each Enticer race. Make sure you know exactly the row and position your bike is in to avoid confusion when you come out of the swim and bike legs. The presentation ceremony in the main grandstand will be held shortly after the last person finishes and there will be many lucky draw awards including a bike from Panther Cycles.

Course Maps – please see revised course maps

 

Enticer 1

One parent is allowed into the Enticer 1 bike compound to assist Enticer 1 entrants set up before the race but not during the race. The race briefing will be held at the swim start which is 50 metres from the boat ramp and the swim start will be a whistle blast. There are plenty of swim safety personal in place and the swim course for Enticer 1 competitors is along the shoreline. Should you require assistance move to the shore or raise your arm. The bike course is an out and back course divided by witches hats and competitors are to keep to the left side of the road. Competitors are to keep their same position in the bike racks throughout the race. The run heads from the bike compound down to the track along the lake and comes back to finish in front of the grand stand. Competitors are to move from the finish to the recovery area where there is fruit, Endura and water for competitors. Enticer 1 finishers will be handed their finishers’ medallion as they finish the race and race shirts are available in the finish area.

 

Enticer 2

One parent is allowed into the Enticer 2 bike compound to assist Enticer 2 entrants set up before the race but not during the race. The race briefing will be held at the swim start and the swim start will be a whistle blast. There are plenty of swim safety personal in place for the swim course. Competitors are to swim around the large orange buoy and finish at the boat ramp. The bike course is one lap around the Olympic rowing course and competitors are  to keep to the left side of the road unless overtaking. Competitors are to keep their same position in the bike racks throughout the race. The run heads from the bike compound down to the track along the lake and comes back to finish in front of the grand stand. Competitors are to move from the finish to the recovery area where there is fruit, Endura and water for competitors. Enticer 2 finishers will be handed their finishers’ medallion as they finish the race and race shirts are available in the finish area.

 

Enticer 3

The race briefing will be held at the swim start and the swim start will be a whistle blast. The swim course commences at the Olympic podium in front of the grandstand and there are plenty of swim safety personal in place for the swim course. Competitors are to swim around the large orange buoy (keep it on your right) and finish at the boat ramp. The bike course is two laps around the Olympic rowing course and competitors are  to keep to the left side of the road unless overtaking. Competitors are to keep their same position in the bike racks throughout the race. The run heads from the bike compound down to the track along the lake and comes back to finish in front of the grand stand. Competitors are to move from the finish to the recovery area. There will be a drink stop on the run course and fruit, Endura and water stations in the recovery area. Enticer 3 finishers race shirts will be available in the finish area.

 

Your safety

There will be first aid officials in place and an ambulance from the NSW Government Ambulance Service in place in the start/finish area. If you have been ill or have developed a medical issue leading up to the race, it is strongly advised that you do not participate. You are reminded of your acceptance of entry conditions, waiver release and indemnification and please note this is a legal part of the form and affects your rights.

Timing

Chip timing bands will be used for timing. On race morning you will be issued with a computer timing band in your registration envelope which is to be put on your left ankle. The chip timing band is your responsibility until it is taken off you at the finish. If you withdraw from the race after receiving the band please ensure the band is handed in to the timing staff on the finish line. Please ensure the band is not lost as you will be charged a $30 replacement cost if lost as detailed on the race entry form. Your category number shown on page 1 will also be written onto your left calf.  Officials will be available from 6am to write on category and race numbers . Please have your registration envelope to assist the numbering team.

 

Bike Sticker

Please have your bike sticker on your bike handlebar stem before you enter bike compound. To get your bike out of the compound after race you must have your race number so officials can check that it matches your bike sticker number.

BROOKS, PANTHER CYCLES, CONTINENTAL, GROMET CLOTHING will have sale outlets on the day with some huge Christmas specials.

Ample parking on the day will be provided within the Regatta Centre. Parking will be free of charge and parking officials will be in attendance.  Hot food and refreshment outlets will be available .

Security will control bike compounds. Do not attempt to enter compounds without race number as you will be refused admittance.

Triathlon NSW Technical Officials will be present on the day – Drafting on the cycle is not permitted and this rule will be enforced.

 

Bike Mechanics

Mechanics and spare parts will be provided on race day in the Panthers Cycles tent.

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