CGT Tri Champs

CENTRAL GAUTENG TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

9th February 2014

Incorporating North West Triathlon Championships/Selection

This Event is the selection event for our Central Gauteng Triathlon team BUT IS ALSO OPEN to all non-registered athletes as detailed in the race descriptions below.

a.       DATE AND VENUE –        

               i.      Date Of Event – 9th FEBRUARY 2014

            ii.      Venue Germiston Aquatics Club, Germiston Lake   (GAC)  

             iii.      Directions To Venue ParkingClick Here 

           iv.      Sanctioned by – Central Gauteng Triathlon / Triathlon South Africa

               v.      Timed by: Protime    

  Caters for all Athletes whether they are Registered or not per the specific Race information.

This Event

is the Central Gauteng Triathlon Championships and also incorporates the North West Triathlon Championships.

  1. is the Selection Event for the CGT Triathlon Team to participate at the South African Championships (which is also the Selection Event for World Championships) and to be eligible for Selection you have to be Registered with your Province CGT via TSA before entering the Event.
  2. will not accept late entries after the closing date.
  3. for further information
    1. web information Full details
    2. or PDF downloads
      1. CGT Triathlon 2014 – Race Schedule 9 Feb 2014 – Rev 1 – Click here
      2. CGT Triathlon 2014 – Entry and Race info R3 – Click here
      3. CGT Triathlon 2014 – Course Routes – Click here
      4. CGT Triathlon 2014 – Event Protocol+Rules+Race Protest information -Click here
      5. CGT Triathlon 2014 – Directions to venue parking – Click here
    3. Enter now but be sure to read all event information and protocols – Enter here

b.      VOLUNTEERS

We request that any Persons interested in assisting with Marshalling duties on race day to ensure safety at the event, to send an email with their details to cgtriathlon@webmail.co.za with the header “CGT Tri Champs – Marshall volunteer”.  All help will be appreciated.

c.       PRODUCT SPONSERS

Any Companies or Persons interested in assisting with Product or other Sponsorship for this event are requested to send an email with their details to cgtriathlon@webmail.co.za with the header “CGT Tri Champs – Sponsor”.  All help will be appreciated.

d.      GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL ATHLETES

             i.      THIS EVENT CATERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE SERIOUS AND THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO HAVE A BIT OF FUN OR NEW TO THE SPORT

            ii.      Races for all athletes REGISTERED OR COMPETING FOR FUN with a Fun Sprint Distance Event and a “CGT Young Triathlon” for our under 12’s.

           iii.      Note – This is a Central Gauteng Triathlon Provincial Championship event and as such only medals to CGT/TSA registered athletes will be presented for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd competitor in each age group competing as detailed below. These medals will be presented at the Provincial CGT team Kit and Medal awards evening to be confirmed after the event.

           iv.     As our CGT (Central Gauteng Triathlon) Championships. (it also incorporates the North West Triathlon Championships/Selection for their team) our Central Gauteng Provincial Triathlon Team 2014 as well as our 2014 CGT Provincial Champions are determined in both male and female age groups at this event as follows – (note your age is at 31 December 2014 and for those competing in CGT Championships you must register as a CGT/TSA athlete before entering  - To Register with CGT/TSA – Click Here   

            v.      The Central Gauteng Provincial Triathlon Team is chosen who will represent our Province at the 2014 South African National Triathlon Championships that will take place East London on the 23th March 2014. (CGT Team Selection Criteria Click Here)

            vi.      Selections for the following Age Group Categories will be made,

                          JUNIORS –           12-13   /   14-15   /   16-17   /   18-19

                          SENIORS –           20-24   /   25-29   /   30-34   /   35-39 

                                                        40-44  /    45-49

                                                      and so on in 5 year Age Groups up to whatever Age..

                                                      ARE YOU READY TO COMPETE ???

            vii.      Remember if you want to be eligible for our Championships and Selection to the CGT Provincial Triathlon Team representing us at the SA Tri Champs in East London where Triathlon South Africa Teams are selected to compete at the World Championships,  then you need to Register with CGT via TSA before entering the CGT Championships to be eligible. Your registration is valid till the 31 August 2014 and incorporates the Duathlon Season and selection for the CGT Provincial Duathlon Team as well. 

e.      ENTRY INFORMATION AND CLOSING DATES

Note – when a race is full, the entry for the particular event will be closed.

              i.      on-line entry close Thursday night 6TH FEBRUARY 2014

            ii.      NOTE – no manual or late entries will be accepted after the 6th February – no exceptions so enter before the closing date.

           iii.      Before Entering, make sure you have registered with Central Gauteng Triathlon to be eligible for selection to the CGT Provincial Triathlon Team

           iv.      Juniors 11 years and younger as at 31 December 2014, can register with CGT for free on the TSA Website but are not eligible for Provincial selection. 

f.        REGISTRATION AND NUMBER COLLECTION  -

              i.      Saturday 8 February 2014, from 09:00 – 16:00

              ii.      At Victoria Lake Club (VLC) Refinery Road –

                    GPS Coordinates : 26˚ 14.067’S  and 28˚ 09.283’E. 

            iii.      This is opposite the Race location of GAC.

            iv.      NOTES:                

                       1.       Every athlete entered (individual or as part of a team) must register for the event in person, produce proof of identification and provide the required signed indemnity form, which will be provided at registration.

                       2.       No exceptions i.e. No registration/race number to friends or family or to any one member of a team.

                       3.       Junior Athlete Parents or Guardians need to comply with the above.

g.       EVENT PROTOCOL / RULES / RACE PROTESTS

Note: – All Athletes Must Read This Section

All athletes are required to understand and abide to all rules and regulations as laid down by The Event Organiser / TSA / CGT AND ITU. All details – Read here

h.      EVENT CONTACTS

      CGT Event Liaison contact

Japie Boonzaaier – Cell – 084 501 2712   Email – Trinitysportsza@gmail.com

      CGT Provincial Selection or registration queries

Craig Thysse – Secretary General – Central Gauteng Triathlon

Telephone:      0861 123 333     Email –  cgtriathlon@webmail.co.za

i.         WATER QUALITY QUERIES

Trinity Sports and Central Gauteng Triathlon (CGT) adhere to the highest safety standards and always have athlete’s safety as a top priority. The water quality is closely monitored by Central Gauteng Triathlon, Trinity Sports, Germiston Aquatics Club (GAC), Swimming SA, VLC and the Ekurhuleni Municipality through numerous on-going independent laboratory tests. Water tests are conducted to meet the ITU specifications to ensure athletes are swimming in safe water and tests are furthermore carried out in the week preceding the Event to ensure compliance on race day.  Barring any major last minute upsets all will be fine on race day.

j.        ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR ATHLETES –  

All prices quoted for the various races at this event are for athletes registered with their Province via TSA and who have a valid TSA number.

Should you not be a registered athlete you can either register with your Province (Click Here) or ALTERNATIVELY a Day Licence fee is payable in addition to the entry fee, per individual athlete competing irrespective, as an individual or as a team, with day licence costs as follows,

           i.      R100 per athlete for the Olympic distance and,

          ii.      R30 for all other distances.  No Day Licence fee for Under 12 Event.

TIMING CHIPS – (Applicable to all athletes competing) – Timing chips are provided free of charge to athletes for use at this event, however in the event of an athlete losing or not returning a timing chip, the athlete will be charged R300 replacement fee.

k.       EVENT RACE SCHEDULE DETAILS AND PRICING –

The Event Pricing Excludes the costs of Day Licence fees for Unregistered Athletes (see details in “Additional Costs for Athletes” in the Event information).

Per the Race Schedules as detailed ENTER NOW

Race 1 – 08:00 am             Olympic Distance:

  • THIS IS THE CGT SENIOR SELECTION RACE AND IS ALSO OPEN TO NON CGT/TSA REGISTERED ATHLETES. Athletes compete in their age Group 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, and so on 
  • 1.5km Swim  /  40km Cycle  /  10km Run 
  • (non-drafting & age as at 31 December 2014)    
  • Teams can also participate in the above event.
  • (R475 Individuals, R780 Team, Excludes Day licence fees if unregistered)
  • Click to Enter Event

Race 2 – 09:00 am             Young Tryathlon Kids FUN Triathlon Event:

  • ALL JUNIORS Age 9 – 11 – No Timing Chips – Fun Event
  • (Closed Age Group Event – Only for ALL JUNIORS – REGISTERED OR NOT – Not a CGT Junior Championship race)
  •  150m Swim  /  2km Cycle  /  1.25km Run
  • (draft legal & age 9 to 11 as at 31 December 2014)
  • (R100 Individuals, R150 Team)
  • Remember Kids U12 can register for free with CGT/TSA.
  • Click to Enter Event

Race 3 – 10:15 am             Sprint Championship Para Triathlon Event:

  • ALL PARA TRIATHLETES     
  • (Closed Para Triathlete selection race for CGT Registered Para-athletes)
  • 750m Swim  /  20km Cycle  /  5km Run
  • (R350 Senior Para tri Athletes, R200 Juniors Para tri Athletes, Excludes Day licence fees if unregistered)
  • Click to Enter Event

Race 4 – 10:15 am             Sprint Championship Triathlon Event:

  • ALL JUNIORS Age 18 – 19    
  • (Closed Age Group selection race for CGT Registered athletes although any unregistered Junior of this age can compete here)
  • 750m Swim / 20km Cycle  /  5km Run
  • (draft legal & age 18 or 19 as at 31 December 2014)
  • Teams can also participate in the above event.
  • (R200 Individual Juniors, R400 Team, Excludes Day licence fees if unregistered)
  • Note -Junior Teams (all Team Members must be within this event’s age Group)
  • Click to Enter Event

Race 5 – 10:15 am             Sprint Championship Triathlon Event:

  • ALL JUNIORS Age 16 – 17    
  • (Closed Age Group selection race for CGT Registered athletes although any unregistered Junior of this age can compete here)
  • 750m Swim  /  20km Cycle  /  5km Run
  • (draft legal & age 16 or 17 as at 31 December 2014)
  • Teams can also participate in the above event.
  • (R200 Individual Juniors, R400 Team, Excludes Day licence fees if unregistered)
  • Note -Junior Teams (all Team Members must be within this event’s age Group)
  • Click to Enter Event

Race 6 - 10:30 am             Mini Championship Triathlon Event:

  • ALL JUNIORS Age 14 – 15    
  • (Closed Age Group selection race for CGT although any unregistered Junior of this age can compete here)  
  • 400m Swim  /  10km Cycle  /  2.5km Run
  • (draft legal & min age 14 or 15 as at 31 December 2014)
  • Teams can also participate in the above event.
  • (R180 Individual Juniors, R350 Team, Excludes Day licence fees if unregistered)
  • Note -Junior Teams (all Team Members must be within this event’s age Group)
  • Click to Enter Event

Race 7 - 10:30 am             Mini Championship Triathlon Event:

  • ALL JUNIORS Age 12 – 13   
  • (Closed Age Group selection race for CGT although any unregistered junior of this age can compete here)  
  • 400m Swim  /  10km Cycle  /  2.5km Run
  • (draft legal & min age 12 or 13 as at 31 December 2014)
  • Teams can also participate in the above event.
  • (R180 Individual Juniors, R350 Team, Excludes Day licence fees if unregistered)
  • Note -Junior Teams (all Team Members must be within this event’s age Group)
  • Click to Enter Event

Race 8 – 11:30 am             Sprint FUN Triathlon Event :

FUN EVENT – All Ages can compete

750m Swim  /  20km Cycle  /  5km Run

(draft legal & min individual entry age 16 as at 31 December 2014)

Teams can also participate in the above event

(R350 Seniors, R200 Juniors, R500 Team, Excludes Day licence fees if unregistered)

Click to Enter Event                                                    

 

 

 

Official Race Distances -

Please click here for official race distances per age category

TRIATHLON

 Category

Swim

Cycle

Run

Minimum   Age Required

8 – 9 years      (non-competitive)

200m swim

5km cycle

1,25km run

9

10 – 11 years  (non-competitive)

200m swim

5km cycle

1,25km run

11

12 – 13 years – Mini   distance

400m swim

10km cycle

2,5km run

13

14 – 15 years – Mini   Distance

400m swim

10km cycle

2,5km run

15

16 – 17 years –   Sprint distance

750m swim

20km cycle

5km run

17

18 – 19 years –   Sprint Distance

750m swim

20km cycle

5km run

19

Elite / U23 / Age   groupers – Standard Olympic Distance

1,5km swim

40km cycle

10km run

18