Nepean Enticer – Race day instructions

The PAC Nepean Enticer races commence at 4pm Saturday 27 October 2012 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh Road Penrith.

Registration:

Registration is held behind the main grandstand and will be open between 2pm and 3:50pm – 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 for the entire race.
– a bike security tag to place on your bike.
– your cooldry race shirt.
– a printed swim cap with your race start determined by the swim cap colour as shown below
Please note that registration will close at 3:50pm for all Enticer entrants.

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 mark your race number on your right arm.

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.
Events and Waves:

Race 1: (7-9 years)
Wave 1 – Male; Swim cap colour: PURPLE
Wave 2 – Female; Swim cap colour: MID GREEN

Race 2: (10-13 years)
Wave 1 – Male; Swimcap colour: WHITE
Wave 2 – Female; Swim cap colour: YELLOW

Race 3: (14 years and over)
Wave 1 – All Males; Swim cap colour: ORANGE
Wave 2 – 39 and Under Females; Swim cap colour: SKY BLUE
Wave 3 – 40 and Over Female; Swim cap colour: PASTEL GREEN

Bike Compound:

The bike compound will be divided into three sections with a separate section in the racks 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 off the bike. Competitors are to keep their same position in the bike racks throughout the race. You will not be able to remove your bike from the bike compound until all Enticer races are completed – this is to ensure competitors that are still racing are not impeded by competitors attempting to remove their bike.

Presentation:

The race presentation for all races will be held shortly after Race 3 finishes and there will be many lucky draw prizes including a bike voucher from Panther Cycles drawn from all finishers.

Course Maps:

Please see revised course maps
Enticer 1:
One adult is allowed into the Enticer 1 bike compound to assist Enticer 1 entrants. One adult may also assist their Enticer 1 competitor in the water before the swim start. 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. The run heads from the bike compound down to the track along the lake and comes back to finish in front of the grandstand. 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.
Note: no parents will be allowed to accompany their child on the cycle and run courses.

Enticer 2:
One adult is allowed into the Enticer 2 bike compound to assist Enticer 2 entrants. 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. Should you require assistance move to the shore or raise your arm. Competitors are to swim around the large orange buoy (keep it on your right) and finish at the boat ramp. The bike course is one lap around the Olympic rowing course in an anti-clockwise direction and competitors are to keep to the left side of the road unless overtaking. The run heads from the bike compound down to the track along the lake and comes back to finish in front of the grandstand. 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.
Note: no parents will be allowed to accompany their child on the cycle and run courses.

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. Should you require assistance move to the shore or raise your arm. 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 in an anti-clockwise direction and competitors are to keep to the left side of the road unless overtaking. 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 will be handed their finishers’ medallion as they finish.

Your safety:
There will be first aid officials in place. Should 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 have entered having regard for risks of competing and you are reminded of your acceptance of entry conditions, waiver release and indemnification of all officials, marshals and first aid officials in place at the event. Please note this acceptance is a legal part of the form and affects your rights.

Timing:
Computer Chip timing will be used for timing your event. In registration, 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.

Bike Sticker:
Please have your bike sticker on your bike seat or 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.

Shopping:
BROOKS, PANTHER CYCLES, FASHION FISH SWIMWEAR AND EPIC PERFORMANCE SPORTSWEAR will have sale outlets on the day with some huge Christmas specials.

Parking:
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, coffee and refreshments will be available at the Regatta cafe.

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

Officials and drafting rules:
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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