Club Membership Fee 2014/15 Season

April 2, 2014

 

*****IMPORTANT*****
Club Membership Fee 2014/15 Season

 The 2014/15 season is getting nearer and that means that your current membership with Triathlon Australia is coming to an end and it will be time to renew in the near future. What you will notice this time round while signing up is an additional fee on top of your Triathlon Australia Membership Fee of either $20 if you are an Adult or $10 if you are a Junior. The reason for this fee is due to some changes that have occurred within Triathlon Tasmania and the way that membership fees are distributed to the clubs.

 In the early part of the 2013/14 the Triathlon Tasmanian board opted to reduce the amount of money that is paid from your TA membership to the clubs. Tasmania is the only state in Australia where a redistribution of TA membership has been passed onto regional clubs.

As the role of TT in Triathlon has increased it has put constraints on the ability of TT to operate as a volunteer body. As such a request was made for part funding from Triathlon Australia to enable TT to hire a part time Executive Director to represent Tasmania at a national level and to promote the sport locally as well as assisting the clubs. This request was granted by Triathlon Australia on the basis that the role becomes self-funded by Triathlon Tasmania over a determined time frame. To do this each club will no longer receive any membership fee funds from TT which has led to each club imposing a separate club membership fee.

 While I do understand that any decision that leads to our members paying more to be involved in the sport will be contentious I feel that this decision at a state level will only improve the sport we all love and ensure that Triathlon continues to develop in Tasmania. Each of the three clubs have opted to keep the club membership fees as low as possible.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please email Tracy at triathlontasmania@gmail.com.

Triathlon Tasmania Annual Awards

April 1, 2014

 


The Triathlon Tasmania Annual Awards will be held in conjunction with the Launceston Triathlon Club annual dinner on 26 April 2014 at Titanium in Launceston. Further information and bookings can be made via the Launceston Triathlon Club website, www.launcestontriclub.com. It would be wonderful if as many of our athletes, junior athletes and committee members can attend.

During the TT section of the presentations, we will recognise the placegetters in the 2014 Triathlon Tasmania State Series as well as the recipients of the Triathlon Tasmania Annual Awards of Excellence.

Please find attached the award nomination forms for the Triathlon Tasmania Annual Awards for Excellence to be completed by individuals and clubs. These forms need to be returned to Triathlon Tasmania no later than 5pm, Tuesday 15 April. We will hold a meeting on Thursday 17 April at 8.00pm via teleconference to confer on the award winners.

 

Award Nomination Form 2014

Clubs Award Nomination Form 2014

Final State Series Points Score

March 4, 2014

 

After the final race of the season the state series point score results have been updated. The results can be found under the events menu.

State Series Points Score

February 26, 2014

 

The state series point score results have been updated after the Coles bay race. The results can be found under the events menu.

Bupa Kidfit Triathlon Series

February 24, 2014

 

What is the KidFit Triathlon?

The Bupa KidFit Triathlon is an annual longstanding event that gives children across Tasmania the chance to have fun and be active in a friendly and supportive environment. The KidFit Triathlon is not a team-based event – it is an individual event designed to test you against the only other person who matters – YOU!

Our main focus is on participation, and making sure everyone has fun. All participants will automatically be entered into a draw to win fantastic prizes, so even if you aren’t the first over the finish line, you could still win!

We encourage all children to enter into the Triathlon – the Bupa KidFit Triathlon is open to all children between the ages of 7 to 15, regardless of their individual fitness level or sporting background.

In past years, we have allowed team entry for events at New Norfolk. However, we have found that despite this, most children end up participating as individuals. So we have decided to keep it that way. In New Norfolk, we will still accept limited team entries if special circumstances are warranted.

How long is the KidFit Triathlon?

To get an idea of how long your Triathlon will be, have a look at this helpful table:

Swim Cycle Run
7 and 8 year-olds 25m 1km 400m
9 and 10 year-olds 50m 1.5km 600m
11 and 12 year-olds 75m 2km 1km
13-15 year-olds 100m 2km 1km

Remember that the distances shown above are only an indication, and may vary between locations. It’s also important to note that participants do not need to know how to swim. While swimming is encouraged, children who are unable to swim will be able to wade through the water at a suitable depth for their age group.

The Bupa KidFit Triathlon is tailored to suit children of all ages, making it a fun and all-inclusive experience. However, it is a good idea to get some practice in before the event day. Make sure you check out our Training Program for some great tips on how to be completely ready for your Triathlon!

Find a KidFit Triathlon near you

This year, we will be hosting 5 events across Tasmania. Find the event that’s nearest to you, and register now!

Location Event Date Registrations Close
New Norfolk Sunday, February 23rd Wednesday, February 19th
Lauderdale Sunday, March 2nd Wednesday, February 26th
Blackman’s Bay Beach Sunday, March 16th Wednesday, March 12th
Ulverstone Saturday, March 22nd Wednesday, March 19th
Launceston Sunday, March 23rd   Wednesday, March 19th

 

 

For more information visit www.kidfitseries.com.au

Run Devonport 2014 and The Tasmanian Community Triathlon

February 16, 2014

 


2014 Strategic State Sprint Championships

January 24, 2014

 

Triathlon South, in conjunction with our major partner Strategic, are proud to present the Strategic State Sprint Championships. The event is both the Tasmanian Sprint Championship and a selection race for the 2014 national sprint distance age group team. In conjunction with the sprint event a short event will be held which is ideal introductory race or for junior competitors. The event will be held in the Seven Mile beach adjacent to the Hobart Airport and approximately 20 minutes drive from Hobart City centre.

Entries: All entries are to be completed online through the www.triathlonsouth.com.au website. Entries will close at Midnight Wednesday 29 January 2014.

Entry Fees:

Sprint: TA Member - $60, Non- Member $80, (Juniors $10 less) Teams - $100
Short: TA Member -$40, Non-Member $60 (Juniors $10 less) Teams $80
Children Triathlon (12 and under)

State Junior Team

January 04, 2014

 

Triathlon Tasmania is looking to select a State Junior Team which will represent Tasmania at the Australian Youth Triathlon Championships. The championships will be held in Twin Waters, Queensland on 13-14 March 2014.


Selection will be made for those athletes aged between the ages of 13-18 in the following ages categories:

13-14 years (born 2001/2000)
15-16 years (born 1999/1998)
17-18 years (born 1997/1996)

Those juniors who wish to be selected need to race two state series races (novice/sprint depending on age) unless there is extenuating circumstances and then special consideration may be granted. Additionally time trials will be held with benchmark times to be considered.

In addition to the above requirements, those juniors who wish to be considered for selection need to send an expression of interest to State Junior Development Coordinator, Jane Partridge Tate at janept@westnet.com.au, or to Tracy Doherty, Executive Officer at triathlontasmania@gmail.com no later than Friday 17 January 2014.


2014 Henley-On-Mersey Sprint Triathlon

January 04, 2014

 

Round 2 of the state series is on January 26th at Bell's Parade Latrobe. This race will be a sprint distance race held as part of the Henley on Mersey Australia day festival. There is also novice distance and trystars available.

Enter online @ https://www.regonline.com.au/2014henley (Trystars enter on the day)

Registration from 8:30am - Race Starts: Trystars 09:30, Novice 10:00 , Sprint 10:45

December Newsletter

December 20, 2013

 

Tri Tas December newsletter is out now.

Grab it here

Triathlon Tasmania AGM

October 09, 2013

 

The Triathlon Tasmania AGM will be held after the LTC Duathlon at Symmons Plains Raceway on Sunday 13th of October at 12pm.

State Duathlon Championships

July 19, 2013

 

Just a reminder that the State Duathlon Champs are on next weekend in Hobart on 28 July 2013.

See the link below if you are interested.

https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=2754&OrgID=1380

Ross Marathons

June 19, 2013

2014 Tasmanian Triathlon Series

June 19, 2013

 
We would like to announce that the 2014 Tasmanian Triathlon Series has now been finalised. The races in the series are as follows:
 
 
Race 1 - Bridport, 29 December 2013 (contact www.launcestontriclub.com)
Race 2 - Latrobe, 26 January 2014 (contact http://cradlecoasttm.blogspot.com.au)
Race 3 - Seven Mile Beach, 2 February 2014 (contact www.triathlonsouth.com.au)
Race 4 - Coles Bay, 15 February 2014 (contact www.colesbayhalf.com)
Race 5 - Devonport, 1 March 2014 (contact www.devonporttriathlon.com.au)
 
We look forward to another fantastic season ahead.

 

State Duathlon Championships

June 19, 2013

 
Triathlon Tasmania would like to advise that the 2013 State Duathlon Championships will be held on Sunday 28 July 2013 in Hobart. This race is a leg in the National Duathlon Series and provides qualification points towards selection in the Australian Duathlon Team which will represent Australia at the World Duathlon Championships.
 
For further information regarding the event please go to the Triathlon South website, www.triathlonsouth.com.au.