The 2013 Strathmore Women’s Triathlon will be held Sunday, August 18, 2013 – 8:30AM race start
Will you be ready? 16-week Coached Program administered by LYNX Triathlon – Details HERE.
Relay details are in blue.
500m POOL SWIM
Click on Info sheets for swim map.
The swim is in a 25-metre swimming pool and will start at 8:30 A.M. There are 6 lanes in the pool and a maximum of 4 swimmers in each lane (wave). Swimmers are to swim in a counter-clockwise circle only. Passing in the lane is permitted but please pass with caution. We will be utilizing a continuous feed swim – that is, when one person exits the water, another participant will slip in (NO DIVING!) to begin their swim. We will line up all participants according to your heat letter. Ensure you state your estimated 500m swim time on the entry form (or email the swim heat coordinator with your new time) as accurately as possible to aid us in seeding racers for an effective swim. Swimmers with estimated swim times over 20 min will start in the earlier waves. The RELAY swimmers will start first. Volunteers will count your laps. At 450m, the lap counter will place a flutterboard in the water to notify you that you have 50m to go. Exit the pool with caution and no running on deck!
All Relay participants will start at 8:30AM sharp in the first heat (4 team’s swimmers with similar swim times per lane). Relay Swimmers will exit the pool after their 500m swim, cross the timing mat (to end swim time) and proceed to the relay exchange (swim to bike) at the bike racks. Once the relay cyclist receives the ankle timing chip, they may remove their bike from the bike rack and walk (no riding) to the mount area. Cyclists must stay at their bike for the relay exchange but not remove their bike until they have the timing chip ankle strap secure on their left ankle.
Procedure to change your estimate swim time:
Strathmore Women’s Triathlon:
Please email our Swim Heat Coordinator Julie between July 10 to August 9th ONLY.
Her email is: taypeatz “at” gmail . com (The “at” is @)
Click on Info sheets for bike map.
The bike will be one loop on the shoulder of Highway 817. The roadway will be open to vehicle traffic so please ride with caution and obey marshals and police. ANSI approved helmets are mandatory for the race. Bike and helmet inspection prior to the race is highly recommended and will be made available by our bike sponsor. It is important for your safety, and the safety of other competitors that your bike is roadworthy.
For your safety, No IPODs/MP3′s are allowed. (Anyone caught wearing IPODs/MP3 players, etc. will be disqualified.)
Relay: Cyclists must wear the ankle timing strap (preferably on their left ankle) for the entire bike and in transition. Runners will meet their relay person at the bike racks for the exchange of the timing ankle strap.The bike must be racked before the ankle strap is removed.
Optional but highly recommended
Optional bike checks will be provided by our BIKE Sponsor: Ridley’s Cycle 223 – 10th St. NW Calgary, (403-283-1421) .
Ridley’s Cycle will be on-site on August 18th from 7:00AM – 8:30AM for minor adjustments only.
PLEASE have your bikes (i.e. the one you will be riding on race day) inspected by the friendly mechanics at Ridley’s Cycle long before the morning of the event to avoid disappointment. You may want to have your helmets checked as well if you are unsure of their safety. Ridley’s Cycle will be available the morning of the event to provide a QUICK inspection of your bike ONLY.
If you are not able to have your bike checked by our bike sponsor Ridley’s Cycle, you can get your bike inspected by a local bike store or the morning of the race. If your bike is in poor condition, please DO NOT wait until the weekend of the race for your bike to be inspected!
Click on Info Sheets for the 5K Run map.
The run follows the bike path along Brent Blvd. (east of the transition area) and will cross Brent Blvd. at Maple Tree Way (continuing on the bike path on the south side of Brent Blvd.) The route will turn south on Cambridge Glen Dr. (at the church) then west on Cambridge Crescent (all on sidewalks). The water station and the middle portion of the run will be on paved bike paths between residential houses. Runners will turn left at the end of the bike path at Cambridge Crescent and run on the residential sidewalk of Cambrille Crescent to the turnaround. All runners will return the same route to the finish line. Run will be well marked. (Map will be available at Race package Pick-up.) All roadways will be open to vehicle traffic. Marshals will be present along the out and back course. This run is entirely flat with NO hills. For your safety, absolutely no headphones (IPODs, MP3 players, etc.) on the run allowed.
Relay team members (swimmer and cyclist) must be present at the finish line when the runner finishes to receive a “Relay” individual finisher medal.