- Tinman, Mt Maunganui
- National Championship Events
Tri Tag Relay
Teams racing is back for the second year in 2014. It's the hottest new format of racing to hit the triathlon scene. How does it work? Read on.
The Facts - Age Group Racing
1. Each team has four people; either a Male Team, a Female Team or a Mixed Team consisting of any number of men and women totalling 4
2. There is no age criteria within your team
3. You race repesenting your region. Let's make this even more competitive!
| Winterless north
Top of the South
4. It's short; the distances make this a super fast race! It also means racing is draft legal. Distances are 300m swim, 6k cycle and a 1.8k run
5. Team member # 1 swims, cycles and runs before handing over to team member 2 in transition who heads for the water to start their super sprint tri and so on until team member 4 also known as the 'anchor' completes their run by flying down the finish line
6. Elite Team racing will be raced in the ITU format
7. All teams relay races are Draft Legal (see more information below)
Draft Legal Rules
This event is a draft legal event and will therefore mean that the Tri NZ draft legal rules will apply. This in particular relates to the type of bike that can be ridden. The Tri NZ rules, under section 5.2, clearly outlines exactly what you are allowed to use in terms of bike equipment. The basics of these rules are as follows:
• Frame: The frame of the bike needs to be of a traditional pattern – you are allowed to use a mountain bike if it fits this description.
• Wheels: Both wheels must be the same size and have at least 12 spokes. Therefore discs and tri-spokes are not allowed. If your wheels have less than 12 spokes they must be on the UCI approved list.
• Handlebars: You must use traditional drop style handlebars. If you are riding a mountain bike the normal mountain bike handlebars are fine so long as they do not have bar ends/bull horns.
• Aerobars/clip ons - If you have aerobars/clip-ons they cannot be longer than the foremost line of the
brake levers and the gear shifters cannot be on the end of the aerobars – therefore Time Trial handlebar setups are not allowed. Brake levels must also be on the handlebars not the aerobars. Aerobars/clip-ons need to be bridged so there is no gap.
Please click here to view the full details of the rules or if you have any questions please contact Shanelle Barrett email@example.com
• A team must be composed of 2 men and 2 women who will compete in the following order: woman, man, woman, man. There is only one race category for all elite athletes - Elite Open
• Minimum age is 16
• ITU uniform rules apply. All members of a team must wear the same country uniform.
• Briefing: held on Friday 1 February post the Elite briefing
• Team Composition: the team coach will nominate the team members at the team relay briefing. One hour before the race start, the coach can communicate a different team composition to the TD, otherwise the team composition communicated at the team relay briefing will remain.
• Race day check in, all team members must check in together.
• Penalties: time penalties are to be served at the penalty box and can be served by any team member currently competing on the field of play.
A full set of the rules can be found at www.triathlon.org