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January 14, 2017

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2017 Morley Auto Group Echuca Moama Sprint Triathlon

 

Results here – http://tridentresults.com/event/104/results

 

The Morley Auto Group Sprint Triathlon will be held on Saturday 14 January 2017 as a twilight race.

Registration and payment can be made online through Active.com up to 12 January 2017 and a link will be posted here once the site is active.

Individual – Triathlon Australia Member – $95.00

Individual – Non Triathlon Australia Member -$105.00
Team – All Male – $135.00
Team – All Female – $135.00
Team – Mixed – $135.00

Race participants in the Morley Auto Group Sprint Triathlon are eligible for points in both the Triathlon Victoria State Series (http://www.triathlon.org.au/State_Associations/VIC/Calendar___Events/Victorian_State_Series.htm) and the Rural Series.

The race consists of:

Andrew Peace Wines Swim – 700m downstream swim with staggered wave starts in the mighty Murray River.

On Your Bike Ride – An approximately 21km non-drafting cycle consisting of a multi lap, athlete and spectator friendly course of fast flat roads through the main streets and outskirts of Echuca.

Coolabah Turf Run- 5km run along the river and through the heart of the Port of Echuca precinct.

Course Map – https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1a3x7uxcgX4-oZk6zxd9hGILC0bE

Registration and race pack collection opens at 3:30pm in the middle gazebo at Hopwood Gardens, Echuca.

Transition opens at 3.30pm and closes at 5.20pm.

Race briefing commences in the Hopwood Garden at 5.30pm.

There is a short walk from the race briefing to the swim start. A fleet car will be available to return any bags or shoes back to the transition. The swim will start in waves and the first wave will commence at approximately 6pm, with each subsequent wave shortly thereafter.

Post race after party and presentations will be held at the American Hotel at approximately 9:30pm. Please make your way to the American Hotel following the race. Prize money will be awarded to the first individual male and first individual female ($200.00 each) and to the first all male team, first all female team and first mixed team ($450.00 each team). Further presentations and raffle prizes will also be drawn at the American Hotel.

Triathlon entrant race packs include a mesh bag, drink bottle, swim cap, samples and a race singlet. Race singlets are subject to the first 300 competitors to enter. There is only one singlet per race pack and only one race pack per team or individual entry.

Multisport singlets are available to purchase through active.com on race day for $25.00 each. Race singlets are not available for purchase and are for race entrant packs only.

The triathlon recovery tent includes bottled water, Powerade, soft drink, yoghurt & fresh fruit.

Two Drinks stations will be in place around the 5km course at approximately the 2 and 4 km marks along with a refreshment station at the completion of the run.

Competitors will need to bring appropriate attire and equipment to complete the race and be aware of the triathlon rules http://www.triathlon.org.au/Technical/Race_Competition_Rules.htm.   We remind you that no bare upper torsos are permissible in the cycle or running legs of the race.

Free Parking around venue can be found on:

  • Murray Espl
  • Watson Street
  • Dickson Street
  • High Street
  • Croften Street
  • Connelly Street
  • Radcliffe Street

There may be some vehicle movement restriction around the race times.

Children’s activities are available at Hopwood Gardens including the play park.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

If you have any questions please contact us via email echucamoamatriclub@gmail.com

Major Sponsor
Morley Auto Group

Race Leg Sponsors

Andrew Peace Wines Australia (Swim)

On Your Bike (Bike)

Coolabah Turf (Run)

 

Sponsors

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Triathlon Victoria

Shire of Campaspe

The American Hotel Echuca

Riverine Herald

Woolworths Moama

Echuca Luxury Houseboats

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear/need?

Morley Auto Group Sprint Triathlon

Swim: Bathers or Tri Suit, goggles & swim cap.  Wetsuit optional (temperature depending).

Cycle: Bike, helmet, sunglasses, shoes, water bottle, nutrition/gels & bike pump (Note: track pumps and large bags need to removed from transition before the race starts) – no bare upper torsos allowed.

Run: running shoes, hat, sunglasses – no bare upper torsos allowed.

Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim

Bathers, goggles & swim cap.  Wetsuit optional.

CLRS River Gums Fun 5km Run

Running shoes, shorts & singlet.  Optional hat & sunglasses.

Junior Duathlon

Bike: shirt & shorts or tri suit, mountain/dirt road bike, helmet, shoes & water bottle.

Run: shirt & shorts or tri suit, running shoes

What fitness level is required?

The Multiport weekend caters for varying levels of fitness and there are different types of events at different distances to suit all abilities.

To take on the triathlon you do not need to have an elite sporting background, as long as you can train to a level where you are comfortable that you can complete around an hour of moderate exercise and feel comfortable with open water swimming, road cycling and jogging, then you should be ready to take on a race.

How long before my race do I arrive?

Plan to arrive at you first race with plenty of time, which generally means at least an hour before the race start time.

Registration opens at 3.30pm and transition opens at 3.30pm and closes at 5.20pm.

Race briefing commences in the Hopwood Garden at 5.30pm.  The first swim wave will commence at approximately 6pm.

Make sure you have registered in time to enter the transition area to rack your bike and set your gear up before it closes!  You need to attend the pre-race briefing where you will find out if there have been any changes made to the course or if there are any particular things to look out for during that race (turning areas, obstacles, etc).

Are same day entries available?

Yes, you can enter the Morley Auto Group Triathlon on race day at the registration desk.  Payment will be via Card payment only.  Race day singlets will be subject to availability only.

What do I need to put in the transition area prior to the race starting?

Transition will be open between 3.30pm and 5.20pm.  During this time you need to rack your bike & place items such as your helmet, bike shoes, running shoes, hat, sunnies, water & nutrition on the chain side of your bike.  Please remove any large bags or bike pumps prior to the close of the transition area.  When you set up your gear before the race, take the time to note a land mark, rack number, or other distinguishing feature so you can easily find it after exiting the water!  During this time also identify how you will be moving through transition area from swim to cycle and cycle to run.

Where is the swim?

The swim start is a short walk from the transition area.  Competitors will be walked to the start line after the race brief.  The swim is downstream.  You will enter the river from the bank (Echuca side) and you are asked to keep right (close to the Moama side) whilst swimming before exiting again on the Echuca side near the transition area.  There will be markers and water safety personnel to assist you if required.

I am not a very strong swimmer and feeling nervous, what do I do?

If you’re nervous about the swim leg, position yourself towards the back of your start group. This will keep you out of the ‘traffic’ of the start and allow you some clean space. It can be useful to swim breaststroke which may make your breathing a little easier and allow you to keep track of the next buoy you are aiming for.

What happens if I get into trouble in the swim leg?

If you need assistance, put your hand up for one of the water safety personnel to assist. You may rest on their board or boat, as long as they don’t propel you forward on the course. If they need to transport you to ‘safety’ it is at the race director’s discretion as to whether you be allowed to re-enter the race once the final swimmer (of your category) has exited the water.

What do I do with my goggles after the swim?

When you exit the water, don’t throw your goggles or cap on the ground or hand it to a friend in the crowd. Run with it into transition and place it in your transition area.

Do I get changed in transition in the bike compound?

Yes. Most triathletes will ‘swim, ride and run’ in the same outfit and change only the bare essentials to save time in transition! (This for most competitors means wearing their race gear under their wet suit). You may not be so concerned with this in your first few races so take the time to do whatever you need to be comfortable.  This may include extra clothing if it’s cold, extra bike knicks for comfort, etc). If this is the case be prepared and have any clothing changes well-rehearsed (practice at home or in training).

Can I compete in two of the three triathlon legs?

Yes, if you enter the race as a team you can find a teammate to complete one of two legs for you. Two people can make up any of the three legs of the Triathlon.

I am in a team, who wears the timing band?

The swimmer will need to wear the timing band to start the race, they do not need to pass this to the cyclist upon tagging them in transition.  The swimmer can pass the timing device to the runner who will need to wear it for their leg of the race to record a finishing time.

What does the team race pack include?

The race pack will be the same for individuals and teams.   You will have to decide who will keep the running singlet.  Multisport singlets can be purchased via the Active Registration or on race day.  Race day singlets are not available for purchase.

Do Triathlon’s have rules?

Yes, the rules of triathlon can be found on the (Click Here) http://www.triathlon.org.au/Technical/Race_Competition_Rules.htm.

Can I walk part of the run?

Yes. You can walk at any time during the event and often walking through the ‘drink stations’ will help to ensure that you maintain your fluids and nutrition.

What are Jelly Legs?

The term ‘Jelly Legs’ refers to the feeling in your legs when you get off the bike and start running. If you can practice a short jog after one of your bike sessions during training so you are familiar with this sensation and you’ll find that you will adapt to the bike / run transition.

What do I do after the race? 

Drink water and refuel. Celebrate and tell tales of your achievement! When the last cyclist is back in transition, you’ll be able to collect your bike and gear. Attend the race presentation at the American Hotel (commences at approximately 9.30pm) and congratulate all of your fellow competitors!