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STG Triathlon Championships

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Information & Rules for 2016/17

Competing in the STG Triathlon Championships is a great way to stay focused on training and racing throughout the year. Also, the points system we have adopted to determine the winners allows for everyone to compete on an equal footing, making for an exciting and even competition.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to:

  • 1st Placed male and female
  • 2nd Placed male and female
  • 3rd Placed male and female
  • Most improved male and female

History

The STG Triathlon Champion awards are in honour of Andrew Ongarello, who was the co-founder of STG. He died in April 2002 at the age of 31 after a tragic accident. Andrew was a true character and lived life to the fullest. He was an honest, caring person with a fantastic sense of fun and humour and his memory will live on in STG.

The previous winners of the STG Triathlon Championship Award are:

2015/2016

Alex Rudge

Marcello Mazza

2014/2015

Alex Rudge

Marcello Mazza

2013/2014

Alex Rudge

Steve Ellis

2012/2013

Faith Geraghty

Steve Ellis

2011/2012

Nicola Harrison

Mark Timbs

2010/2011

Nicola Harrison

Steve Ellis

2009/2010

Kate Guthrie

Mark Timbs

2008/2009

Kate Guthrie

Matt Malady

2007/2008

Lydia Nicholson

Dave Williams

2006/2007

Donna Richards

Eoin Reville

2005/2006

Alice McClure

Tim Hoopmann

2004/2005

Victoria Farrar

2003/2004

Alice McClure

2002/2003

Sonia Kennedy

2001/2002

Robert Hitztaler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: From 2001 to 2004 there was one overall Champion. From 2005, men’s and women’s Champions were awarded.

Points System

Participants are awarded points based on their race time in comparison to the median (middle) race time of all finishers in their age group (i.e. median time = 50 minutes / your time = 40 minutes multiplied by 1000 = 1250 points).

This points system means that everyone is competing on an equal footing in each of the age groups, which makes for an exciting and even competition.

The points for each competitor’s best 4 races from the race calendar are tallied at the end of the last race, with the winner being whoever has the most points from the four races.

The Triathlon NSW Club Championships counts as two races.

Eligibility for the Award

To be eligible for the honour of STG Triathlon Champion, or be eligible for the runner up prizes you need to:

  • Become a member of STG;
  • Compete in at least four of the races listed in the race calendar, including at least one race that is a minimum of Olympic Distance in length; and
  • Gain 21 club points. Points can be gained as follows:
    1. Attendance at a STG training session from 1 June 2016 to NSW Club Champs 2017= 1 point
    2. Attendance at a STG race trip from 1 June 2016 to NSW Club Champs 2015 = 3 points.
    3. Volunteering to help out with a STG activity = 3 points (eligibility at Coaches’ discretion)
    4. Competing for STG Triathlon Club at 2015 NSW Club Champs = 4 points

Please note that participants who are members of other triathlon clubs or training groups are not eligible to participate.

For members who are renewing membership, if you pay on or before 31 December 2016, all your races for the period will count towards your total. If you pay from 1 January 2017, only races from the date of payment will be counted.

For new members who weren’t a member of STG in the previous year, races will be counted from the date payment is made to become a member.