Australian Schools Triathlon Festival – Penrith, NSW

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The Australian Schools Triathlon Festival (ASTF) is new multi-sport initiative presented jointly by School Sport Australia (SSA) and Triathlon Australia. The inaugural ASTF is scheduled for 18-21 April 2017 in Penrith NSW. The ASTF is an outstanding opportunity for secondary school students from all over Australia to be part of this national multi-sport festival aimed specially at students.

In order to cater for all student capabilities and aspirations Triathlon Australia and School Sport Australia has created multi-tiered events program. With the combination of the SSA Triathlon Championships and the inclusion of participation Triathlon, school relay and Aquathlon programme into the ASTF it opens up a whole new opportunity for students to participate in this dynamic sport on a variety of levels.

The ASTF has two key event categories; the existing School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships and the new Australian Open Schools Triathlon. For students to compete in the School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships they must be selected into their respective state school sport representative teams. Selection into state school sport teams means they can race for the prestigious School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship Titles.

 

 

EVENT PROGRAM AND RACE SCHEDULE

Day 1 – Tuesday, 18 April 2017

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Teams arrive

1:00 – 3:00 PM – Bike setup, Bike / Run course

3:00 – 3:45 PM Familiarisation Bikes to lockup area

4:00 – 4:45 PM – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships Opening Ceremony at the Grand Stand of Sydney International Regatta Centre

6:00 – 7:00 PM – School Sport Australia Pre-Championship Meeting

 

 

Day 2 – Wednesday, 19 April 2017

8:00 AM – Bike lockup area opens

9:00 –10:00 AM – Bike Safety Education Seminar with the Amy Gillett Foundation

10:00 – 11:30 AM – Bike Course Familiarisation

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – Nutrition Seminar with the AIS Dieticians

 12:30 PM – Transition/Registration Opens for the Australian Open
Schools Aquathlon Championships (Swim/Run)

12:30 – 1:15 PM  Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 PM – ‘Meet the Olympians’ Educational Seminar in the Grandstand. Open to everyone!

3:00 PM – Transition/Registration closes for the Australian Open Schools Aquathlon Championships (swim/run)

3:15 PM – RACE – Australian Open Schools Aquathlon Championships (swim/run)

4:15 PM – Australian Open Schools Aquathlon Championships (swim/run) finishes

 

Day 3 – Thursday, 20 April 2017

5:30 AM – Registration/Transition Opens

6:45 AM – Transition closes

7:00 AM – JUNIOR RACE (Females) – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal)

7:25 AM – JUNIOR RACE (Males) – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal)

8:10 AM – INTERMEDIATE RACE (Females) – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal)

8:42 AM – INTERMEDIATE RACE (Males) – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal)

9:40 AM – SENIOR RACE (Females) – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal)

10:22 AM – SENIOR RACE (Males) – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal)

12:00 PM – JUNIOR WAVE – Australian Open School Triathlon (Non-Drafting)

1:00 PM – INTERMEDIATE WAVE – Australian Open School Triathlon (Non-Drafting)

1:10 PM – SENIOR WAVE – Australian Open School Triathlon (Non-Drafting)

2:30 PM – Presentation – Open Events

6:30 – 9:00 PM – School Sport Australia Official Dinner

 

 

Day 4 – Friday, 21 April 2017

6.30 AM – Registration/Transition Opens (Arrive 1.5 hours before your race begins)

8:00 AM – INTERMEDIATE RACE – School Sport Australia Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships (Draft Legal)

8:02 AM – JUNIOR RACE – School Sport Australia Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships (Draft Legal)

9:30 AM – SENIOR RACE – School Sport Australia Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships (Draft Legal)

9:32 AM – ALL AGE RACE – School Sport Australia Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships (Draft Legal)

11:30 AM – RACE – Australian Open School Triathlon Relay Championships (Non-Drafting)

11:30  AM – School Sport Australia Post Event Meeting

12:45 PM – School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships – Teams/Relay presentation, closing ceremony and barbecue lunch

2:00 PM – Teams depart from Penrith

 

For more information, click here.

Championship results will be posted here.

http://www.schoolsport.edu.au/flash/
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