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Junior Aquathlon

MSC Tri Club are excited to host Mullaghmore Junior Aquathlon on 16th June 2018.

The distances are as follows:

AGE      SWIM       RUN

8 - 9      150M        1KM

10 - 11    150M        1.5KM

12 - 13   300M       2KM

14 - 15   300M       2.5KM

Entry is now open on Triathlon Ireland.

REGISTRATION

Registration for ALL races opens at 7pm and closes at 09.30pm on Friday, 15th June 2018.  There will be limited registration available on Saturday, 16th June 2018 from 7:15am to 8:15am and will be held at Mullaghmore Sailing Club.

TRIATHLON IRELAND LICENCE

IMPORTANT: Please bring your 2018 photo ID Triathlon Ireland (TI) membership card with you on race day. If you don’t have a full TI membership card with you on the day you can buy a one day licence (ODL) for the Aquathlon Race on the Triathlon Ireland website before Thursday, 14th June.   You will NOT be allowed to race without a licence. Print or electronic evidence is sufficient. All competitors need a TI membership or ODL.

 

Parents / guardians will be required to sign a waiver/ consent form and swim proficiency form, for all Child competitors.

TRANSITION

Transition opens from 7:30 and closes at 8:15 sharp.

Only those with competitor wristbands will be allowed into transition.

No bags will be permitted in Transition. Please be mindful of other athletes in transition when setting up your gear and changing from Swim to Run.

SWIM

Wetsuits are mandatory for all athletes. Racing with booties will not be allowed.

All athletes will be provided with a specific swim hat that must be worn for the Swim – the hat you are given MUST be worn for that race.

When exiting transition for the run course, your race number must be visible and worn to the front.

SAFETY

In the water, if you are experiencing any difficulty, lie on your back and raise your hand in the air. A kayak will come over to you as soon as possible. Gently grasp on to the board, or the bow ball while you gather yourself. If you feel you cannot continue, the kayaker will make arrangements for you to be assisted by the boat. If you do not complete the swim, make your way as soon as you can to the finish line marshal and report your number. You may continue on the run course and complete the race (if you were not pulled from the water for medical reasons) and receive a finish time but you will not get an official place or qualify for a prize.  All participants will however receive a medal.

MARSHALS AND VOLUNTEERS

Parents/guardians and competitors please follow the instructions of marshals at all times

CATEGORIES AND RACE START TIMES

The child must have turned the appropriate age for that group by 31 December 2018

 

Ages 8 and 9 – born years 2010 and 2009 150m Swim, 1km Run

Ages 10 and 11 – born years 2008 and 2007 150m Swim, 1.5km Run 

Ages 12 and 13 – born years 2006 and 2005 300m swim, 2km Run (4 laps)

Ages 14 and 15 – born 2004 and 2003 300m swim, 2.5km Run 

 

Race Briefing: Mullaghmore Sailing Club 8:20am for all Junior Athletes

Race Start: 8:45 am in 10 minute intervals starting with the 8 – 9yrs (2010, 2009)

8:55am– 10 – 11yrs (2008, 2007)

9:05am – 12 – 13yrs (2006, 2005)

9:15am – 14 – 15yrs (2004, 2003)

 

Parents Please Note:

For the safety and smooth running of the Junior Aquathlon there is to be NO parental interaction with athletes beyond the racing line at any stage (swim, transition or on the run course). Please adhere to the requests of the race marshals at all times during the race.

It may be worth while practising transition with your child prior to race day. Marshals will be able to help competitors if necessary in transition, but no parental assistance will be allowed.

 

The Finish Zone is an athlete ONLY area, please do not enter the athlete only area looking for your young athletes as this will cause congestion on the day. This area will be strictly marshalled. Please arrange to meet your child at the entrance to the Finish Zone.

PRIZE GIVING

Children will be presented with medals at the finish line. There will be trophies for the age group winners.

POST RACE REFUELING

Post Race hot lunch is at the Pier Head Hotel from 12:30pm and will costs €5 for children and €10 for parents/guardians.  

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