Monday, 31 March 2014

online entry closed

This is the final day for entering the TT and there are two or three spaces left from the 60 allocation.

A few final points before the Killynure TT on April 1st

Please bring your current TI MEMBERSHIP CARD up to your first TT. You will need to show it one time before taking part.

NO ENTRIES will be accepted on the night. Please do not turn up and shove cash at the marshals. Don't put your friends in an awkward situation. Everyone has had weeks to enter and we don't need to hear why you are more important and busy than everyone else!

Remember your REAR LIGHT.

Don't park your car in front of houses or block driveways. Use the CARRYDUFF LAYBY and make your way over to Killynure for sign on.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

pre-season meeting summary

For those that could not make the meeting last night here is a summary:
  • Eamon outlined the rational behind the new safety measures being introduced and explained the insurance criteria.
  • Enda showed off the new roadside lights and LED armbands.
  • We agreed that on each night there will be 1 safety officer and 2 timekeepers. Some courses may need one more marshal.
  • The role of the safety officer will be:
    • bring the 2 equipment boxes containing lights, stopwatches, disclaimer form, timesheets, hi-viz vests, etc
    • recce the course and report any hazards to the timekeepers or brief the competitors directly before the start
    • sweep the course at the end collecting lights and and potentially any riders with a mechanical
  • If the equipment boxes cannot be handed over on the night they should be left to QUB PEC asap, where they can then be picked up. QUB Tri have a store room near the dry changing we can use for this.
  • An online spreadsheet is going to be available soon so people can log their preferred marshaling dates. Otherwise marshals will be assigned on the night for the next week.
  • There are about 50 people entered into the TT. We do not require marshals for the BBQ night or the three QUB Tri duathlon nights. Hence, people should only ever have to marshal once per season.
  • A few commonsense suggestions were made:
    • when overtaking, shout to the person "STAY LEFT", to alert them
    • put your name and blood group type on a label inside your helmet
    • a RED REAR LIGHT is compulsory but if you have a front light then use it
  • Punctuality was discussed. Riders should be present to sign on between 6:30 and 6:40pm. The TT starts sharp at 6:45pm. Anyone running late and not going to make it for 6:40pm should not bother and do their own thing for that week. We agree that TOUGH LOVE rules.
  • Bad weather. If it looks like a washout is certain a post will go on the website around 5:30pm. The organisers will cancel the event on the evening if the weather turns bad just before the start.
The above ensures things run safely and  smoothly. Don't get bogged down by the rules and just enjoy getting out for a blast on a Tue evening.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

It's quite simple

Places are filling up fast. If you know you are going to take part this year then get entered, don't talk about it!
It's quite simple.

Registrations must be in ASAP as there is a restriction by TI insurance on numbers .
The TT committee also need to assign Time Keeping & Marshal duties in advance of TT start date !
It's quite simple.
The TTs are not about making money - they are club training sessions open to everyone who meets the criteria for insurance. To have people signed up before the start of season really helps the organisation.
It's quite simple.

A question that seems to be constantly asked is "can I use my Cycling Ireland insurance?".
Answer:  no, you need Triathlon Ireland membership and be a member of QUB Tri, OTC or Invictus.
It's quite simple.

There is a meeting at Queens PEC for 8.30pm on Tuesday 25th.
The room is booked under QUB Tri.
Meeting room 4
The meeting will focus on the courses and safety plus you can have your say on how you think the TT should run. Please try your best to attend.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Online registration open

Registration for the 2014 TT series is now open.
Please click on the EntryCentral logo on the right hand side to enter.
Closing date is 25th March 2014.
Entries restricted to 60.

Due to a change in Triathlon Ireland insurance the following criteria must be meet:
  1. All particapants must hold a current TI membership license, either training or race license.
  2. All particapants must be a member of either Olympian Triathlon Club, Invictus Triathlon Squad or QUB Triathlon club.
This obviously affects Lunchtime Legends which ironically is were the TT originated. There is a possible solution to this problem which we will look into; don't despair.

No guests.

Pre-season briefing on the 25th March - venue and time to be confirmed.

TT Training 2019

2019 Rules

You must have a TI licence (a training licence is sufficient), be a member of a triathlon club and have working front AND rear lights on your bike. Cycling helmets are also mandatory. For events marked (ATH) - this means it is an athletes TT, meaning that no TT equipment should be used, such as TT bikes, TT bars, aero helmets etc. You can of course turn up with TT equipment, however, you should be prepared for general teasing and mickey taking as the penalty for doing so!

As we are riding on public roads, the rules of the roads apply. The committee have notified the PSNI of our plans for the season; being seen and riding safely are of paramount importance - these events are very enjoyable and will improve your time trialling, but we should all stay safe when participating in them and we all have a responsibility to ensure that this happens.



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