The 2018/2019 Season Calendar is now available with a full season of events that includes lots of new events and new locations as well as some of your old favourites as well.
The feature series of the season, the Senior Triathlete of the Year Series, has been expanded to 7 races, featuring 3 Club races and will have an overall Open prize pool of $24,500. It includes 5 State Championship races – Duathlon, Sprint, Standard*, Long Course and Cross Tri. It will also include the ever-popular Karri Valley Triathlon and a new sprint event, the Coastal Quest at Hillarys run by XTR Triathlon.
There will be a two-tier point system for Senior TOTY, with the premier events, the State Sprint Championships, the State Standard Championships* and State Long Course championships, worth 1.5x the points of the other series races. You must be a member and complete a minimum of 3 races to be considered for Triathlete of the Year and your best 4 results will count towards your final tally.
The Junior Triathlete of the Year Series will include 4 races, all equal points value. They will include a new State Duathlon Championship#, Left Bank Triathlon, Australia Day Triathlon before heading north for the Mullaloo Triathlon.
The Club Event Series is back again this year and has been expanded to 11 races. There are plenty of opportunities for a club road trip with 6 of the events in regional areas, from Esperance to Kalgoorlie, from Karri Valley and Bunbury. It also includes one of 3 draft legal races run by Exceed at Champion Lakes and ever popular events like the Mandurah Interclubs, North Coast Aquathlon and Mullaloo Standard Distance. UWA took out the series last year with a strong commitment to regional races. Who will take it out this year?
Some other event highlights to look out for:
The season will finish with the State Long Course Championships, the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton on 4 May 2019. Race day has moved back to a Saturday, leaving plenty of opportunity to celebrate the season that was after the event. Sunday will be a fun family/recovery day and we have some exciting plans ahead. Registrations will be opening in early October, with a member priority period. Stay tuned for more information.
To make the most of your triathlon season make sure you are a Triathlon WA member. Not only will you get cheaper race entry fees, you can also be part of the great tri club environment. Through clubs you can access accredited coaches and training session, have your race results count towards the Club Event Series and be in the running for Triathlete of the Year. And now is the perfect time to join so you can make the most of your membership. To find out more about your local club and to join click on the link below.
To download a copy of the 2018-2019 Season Calendar CLICK HERE.
*The State Standard Distance Championships is still to be confirmed
#The location for the State Duathlon Championships is still to be confirmed.