Now that we are all warmed up Round 3 of the Barefoot Triathlon series brings you the Wellington Sprint Championships. The Barefoot Triathlon series is not about being fast. But if you think you are, we have a race for you.The Wellington Sprint Distance Champs highlights those who are training to be the best they can be in triathlon with age grade categories from U16 right through to 60+. Placed so that we encourage Sprint athletes from across the country the Welly Sprint is THE sprint event to be part of in 2024.
Date17th March, 2024
Race Check in
|Sunday Morning||6:30 am|
|7:00 am||Early Birds – Want to give yourself a bit more time to enjoy your race? Start early.|
|8:05 am||Standard Triathlon & Aquabike (Individuals and Teams)|
|8:10 am||All Duathlon events|
|8:35 am||Sprint Triathlon & Aquabike – All Men|
|8:40 am||Sprint Triathlon & Aquabike – All Women & All Teams|
|8:45 am||Give it a Tri|
|Awards & Spot Prizes|
|Give it a Tri||100m swim – 10km cycle – 2km run|
|Sprint Triathlon||500m swim – 20km cycle – 5km run|
|Standard Triathlon||1500m swim – 40km cycle – 10km run|
|Give it a Du||10km cycle – 2km run|
|Sprint Duathlon||20km cycle – 5km run|
|Standard Duathlon||40km cycle – 10km run|
|Sprint Aquabike||500m swim – 20km cycle|
|Standard Aquabike||1500m swim – 40km cycle|
Pick’n’Mix – 7am Start
Up to 4 and a half hours of racing, any number of laps, of any discipline, only catch….. you must do at least one lap of each and you must be finished by 11:30.
How do we find a winner you may ask?
Points will be attributed to each lap completed of each individual discipline and are calculated based on the difficulty of each. Half laps do not count so time your last lap well.
Why are we doing this?
This is a chance to re-think what triathlon means to you.
We want to give those training for some of the longer races coming up the opportunity to tailor their training in a race format. (Where else can you get this?) We also love the idea of throwing a different tactical element to our races.
Race Day info
Best advice for all competitors (not just first timers), is to arrive at the race site early. The best way to avoid being rushed is to insure that you have enough time to get organised pre-race.
After parking, take your bike and gear with you to the transition area (the big fenced in area with the bike racks) and claim a spot of real estate for yourself.
You can ‘rack’ your bike by either hooking the seat over the top rail of the bike rack or by hooking the handlebars/brake levers over the top rail. The choice is yours – whichever works better for you. Take a look around to see what others are doing, and then follow suit. Once your bike is racked, you can drop your gear next to it – there should be time to lay it out neatly later.
Now you should consider heading to the check in area
Cycle Course: Sprint Tri – 2 Laps. Standard Tri – 4 laps.
Run Course: Sprint – 3 Laps. Standard – 6 Laps.
Swim Course Sprint. 1 Short, 1 Long – Standard 3 Long.