RACE UPDATE AND REMINDERS #1 of 2
 
Thanks for racing or volunteering with us on Sat 25 May 2024 at Forster in the NSWTRI Club Championships. This is number 1 of 2 race updates. Please read the updates to make sure you are well informed on any changes. 
 
At H Events we are excited to work with NSWTRI and the whole Triathlon Club network to make this race a safe, exciting and fun event. The event is mostly unchanged from last year, with some small alterations after considering feedback from last year. Points to note include:
  1. Start times are later for Seniors (9.00am) and earlier for Juniors (8.00am) 
  2. The bike course will again use Lincoln St to get from Hadley St to Boundary.  
  3. The bike course will have a change at the Head St turn point. Riders heading out on the first lap will use the car park (opposite Cross St) to divert around the turn point. This will provide more room for turning. 
  4. While we will continue to cross the iconic Forster Bridge, due to another market in Tuncurry on race day, the run course will not run all the way into Tuncurry (as in previous years) . The run course will turn shortly after crossing the bridge. The extra distance will be made up on the breakwall section of the course near the coast guard. The run course will again be 2 laps for the club distance triathlon. 
  5. A video race briefing will be available in the next race update. Please watch this video when it is sent, as there will be limited opportunity for lengthy briefings on the day due to the rolling starts. 
  6. If you have not booked a club tent site for the finish line, please email our race director Ja and let us know your club tent size and preferred location -  ja@hevents.com.au
See further information below. 
Race entry reminder. Online entries closing
3pm - Wed, 22 May!
 
If you have friends or family who have still not entered, please pass them on this email and tell them to 'get moving'!! 
ENTER THE RACE NOW
 
Volunteering reminder. Limited spots still open!
 
Got friends or family who are NOT racing but want to represent your club? Then sign them up for one of the volunteer roles. There are limited spots still available. It all adds to the clubs points tally...and the fun!
 
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
 
Volunteers who have already signed up will receive their instructions by Tuesday 21 May evening. If you have any issues please contact us on ja@hevents.com.au
Thanks to our sponsors and supporters
 
 
 
IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

Race kit collection and parking:

Race kits can be collected from Town Park off Oyster Parade, Forster from 3.00pm - 7.00pm on Friday 24 May OR from 7.00am on Saturday 25 May. Race admin is in the event compound and finish area. Parking on Friday is around Oyster Parade and Main Beach, however DO NOT park in this area on Saturday! Please park away from the event precinct on Saturday. If you have accomodation in Beach St or North St DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD!!!!!  PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN DRIVEWAYS or on the COURSE!!!!!

Relay team race kits can be collected by one member, but all members must have signed the waiver, if someone else entered you. Individuals also need to agree and sign this form if you did not complete the entry online. See notes on relays below. 

Event Compound Notes:

  1. Located at Town Park off Oyster Parade, Forster. The Compound includes:
    1. All admin, medical, small sport expo and club team tents  
    2. Contact ja@hevents.com.au to book a tent site. Make sure you bring tent weights!
    3. Bike compound (just 100m opposite at Main Beach car park) 
      1. Bike compound opens at 7am and closes 15min before your wave start. Be careful exiting the compound when the event is in full swing.  
    4. The closest food and drinks will be Beach Bums Cafe next to the bike compound and swim start. There is also Wingman cafe just down the street. Please support these local venues, as we close off access to their business for the morning. 
 

Rolling race starts times

Swims starts will be 'rolling starts' with a few swimmers taking off from the beach at regular intervals. Time are:
  1. Juniors 12-13y 
    1. Males - 8.00am
    2. Females - 8.03am
  2. Juniors 7- 9y 
    1. Males - 8.30am
    2. Females - 8.33am
  3. Juniors 10-11y 
    1. Males - 8.50am
    2. Females - 8.53am
  4. Club Distance  
    1. Males 30-39 - 9.00am
    2. Females 30-39 - 9.03am
    3. Males 60+ - 9.06am
    4. Females 50+ - 9.09am
    5. Males 50-59 - 9.12am
    6. WAVE PAUSE for 20 Min 
    7. Males U30 - 9.32am
    8. Males 40-44 - 9.35am
    9. Males 45-49 -9.38am
    10. Females 40-49 - 9.41am
    11. Females U30 - 9.43am
    12. Aquabike Male and Females
  5. Half Club Distance 
    1. U16 Females - 10.30am
    2. U16 Males - 10.32am
    3. 16+ Females - 10.34am
    4. 16+ Males - 10.36am
    5. Relay Teams- 10.38am
    6. Aquabike Male and Females - 10.45am

Relay Teams

  1. Relay team members will need to wait at the bike to swap their timing chip. Please:
    1. Only have one member waiting at the bike at any time
    2. Consider other competitors entering and exiting when you leave the area
    3. DO hang around the finish chute to join your mates for the finish. 
  2. Make sure you have signed the waiver if you did not enter yourself. Download HERE  It can be brought on race day or emailed to admin@hevents.com.au

Swim Details 

The swim is at Main Beach Forster for all adults and in the Ocean Baths (just 150m away) for all Juniors. The full course will be 2 laps of a rectanglar course (anitclockwise) and one lap for half distance. The tide will be high. We will update you on forecast conditions in the final update. Water temperature is around 21 degrees, so currently wetsuits are optional. Forster SLSC will be on hand with a large contingent of rescue boats and paddlers. The Juniors will have a small seperate bike area next to the ocean baths. Junior swim is subject to water temperature. 
 
 
 
 

Cycle Notes

The main course leaves from Main Beach Forster and rides south along North St to a turn point on Head St. At this point your will divert into the car park opposite Cross St and then exit on the other side and merge with bikes that are turning in the middle section. From that turn point riders do 3 laps (for the long course) which meander through the streets of Forster. A substantial traffic management plan is in place and over 45 traffic controllers, police and marshals will be in place. The roads are not closed to residents, however we have various plans in place to minimise the traffic at any time. Please take care to watch for rouge traffic on the course. The short course turns before Cliff St. The juniors 7-11y only use North St for their bike leg. DO NOT LITTER!!!
 
 
 

Run Notes

The main run leg is 2 loops for the full course. The first loop is 3.8km (to near finish line) and the final loop is 4.2km. The course is mostly flat except for the slight rise crossing the beautiful Forster Bridge. There are a few skinny sections of the run course. Please adjust your speed to navigate these safely. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS, and respectful when passing. DO NOT LITTER!!!
run leg tri
 

Transition notes (full transition walk through is available at 5pm Friday) 

The transition area is in the car park next to the main Forster Beach. Be conscious of the other active competitors when approaching the area. Racks will be marked with letters to find your bike. A detailed map will be available in the next update. This will be relative to final construction status, waves and access options. The tar in the car park is not perfect, so feel free to leave some thongs or other footwear at the swim entry to transition. We have some carpet, but cannot carpet the whole car park! The Surf Club construction is not quite completed but is being tided up for our event. The Junior (7-13 years) compound is located at the southern end of Main Beach next to the pool. DO NOT LITTER!!!
 

Party notes

The famous Club Champs end of season party will be held at Club Forster, 19 Strand St from 6.30pm on Sat 25th May. Just arrive and the party begins with a DJ, points score winner annoucements and more!!
 
 
Please pass on to relay competitors. We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Forster! 
 
For information email paul@hevents.com.au or call 49348138
h events
 
 
 

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Posted by: Paul Humphreys
17 May 2024

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