SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2020
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*NEW CLUB CHAMPS DATE*
From Triathlon NSW together with Elite Energy Events:
The unprecedented COVID-19 situation has forced us to make a number of tough decisions for our upcoming events to ensure the health & safety of the wider community. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
Today we are happy to announce the new date for the Triathlon NSW Club Championships, which will now be held on September 19, 2020.
We’re looking forward to seeing all your faces back at Forster Main Beach for what will still be the largest Club Champs in its 20+ year history. We hope this will give you something to aim towards during the next few months and gives your clubs time to reassemble their biggest teams ever!
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After three fantastic years of holding the Triathlon NSW Club Championships in Orange, the Triathlon NSW Board, in conjunction with our Race Director partner Elite Energy, are excited to announce that from 2020 the Triathlon NSW Club Championships will be moving back to the birthplace of long course triathlon in Australia, Forster.
“I am excited to see the 2020 Triathlon NSW Club Championships return to Forster,” TNSW CEO Adam Wicks said. “The sport of triathlon in the Mid North Coast region is growing each year. Forster has a pleasant climate year round and is a wonderful town to holiday in and bring the entire family”.
Elite Energy CEO, Mark “Emo” Emerton stated, “It’s fantastic to be returning to Forster for what we see at Elite Energy as one of the key events on the annual calendar. We are excited to continue the passion and comradery that we have seen in recent years into the future at Forster.
The annual Club Championships is one of the most keenly anticipated events of the triathlon calendar with well over 1000 participants from over 50 clubs in NSW taking part in the day. This event remains the only event conducted in Australia where it is compulsory to be a member of Triathlon Australia / NSW and a Triathlon NSW Affiliated Club.
With club pride on the line, all the triathlon clubs in NSW will head to the beautiful Forster Main Beach on Saturday the 23rd of May, 2020 to participate or volunteer in the unique ‘club distance’ triathlon consisting of a 1km swim, a 30km bike ride and an 8km run.
This event is unique in that athletes compete for their Club rather than as an individual. It rewards both participation and performance and is the highlight event in many club calendars. Every person who races or volunteers earns a point for the club and every point counts.
There will again be a Junior Club Championships for ages from 10-11 years, 12-13 years & 14-15 years, and also participation event for 7-9 year old’s. Athletes aged 16 years+ earn participation points for the Adult Club Championships.
➢ Miniman (7 – 9 yrs): 50m swim | 2.4km bike | 600m run - All competitors in this event earn participation points for their clubs towards the Junior Club Champs.
➢ Miniman (10 – 11 yrs): 200m swim | 4.4km bike | 1.25km run – All competitors in this event earn participation points for their clubs towards the Junior Club Champs.
➢ Junior Super Sprint (12-13yrs): 300m swim | 10km bike | 2.5km run - All competitors will earn participation points for their clubs towards the Junior Club Champs. Performance points are also given per age group per gender for the top 5 spots, with blocks in place.
➢ Half Club Distance (14 yrs+): 500m swim | 15km bike | 4km run - Athletes aged 14 and 15 earn participation points for their clubs towards the Junior Club Champs. Performance points are also given per age group per gender for the top 5 spots, with blocks in place.
Athletes aged 16 + earn one participation point for their Adult Club Championships tally. No performance points are allocated to 16 + in the half club Championships distance.
➢ Club Champs (16 yrs+): 1km swim | 30km bike | 8km run - Athletes aged 16 + earn two participation points for their Adult Club Championships tally. Performance points are allocated to 16 + in each age group with blocks in place.
Triathlon NSW invites all clubs in NSW and ACT to participate in and support this event.
You must be a current Triathlon Australia member (annual memberships only) to enter this event.
Click here to see the divisions for the 2020 TNSW Club Champs.
Volunteers are an essential ingredient in not only making the annual Club Championships the successful event that it is, but in determining how successful your club fares in the Club Championships points tally, with clubs able to earn a minimum of 1 point per volunteer.
Click here for minimum and maximum volunteer numbers for clubs this year, listed by division.
Registration for volunteers will be available soon.
Triathletes with a Disability:
Triathletes with a disability are very welcome to participate in the Club Champs. At this stage because of the small number, they will participate in their relative Age Group Category. Because of physical constraints, the course is not suitable for those who would compete in a Wheelchair.
The Winning Clubs will be determined by calculating the sum of all the performance points and participation points scored by members of each club.
Venue of Presentation Night:
The venue for the traditional Presentation Night and after party will be at Club Forster (19 Strand St, Forster).
2019 NSW Club Championships Results: Click here