Bairnsdale Mini Tris are run each week from 5:30pm  at the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) on McKean Street.  The series runs from 12 October 2016 until 8th March 2017.  We take a break after the Xmas Mini Tri on 21st December and recommence on 11th January.

 

Mini Tri's are for everyone regardless of age and experience. It is a perfect way to learn about the sport and receive free coaching in a fun and friendly environment.

 

 

Junior Mini Tri

MT swim kidsWe run Mini Tri’s for children from 5 to 15 years old. There are 3 distances to choose from but please take note of the minimum age requirements. Age is taken at 31 December 2016.  The swim is in the pool followed by an off road ride behind the BARC and a run on the wetlands path.  If you are turning 12 by 31st December 2016 you may like to take on the senior distance.

If you are new to triathlon have a look at the Event Checklist & Tips so you know what to bring.

You may print  this Registration Form to fill in and bring along on your first night.  Please have your parent or guardian sign the waiver.

Please register by 5:35pm as there is a briefing before the first group starts at 5:45pm .

 

Junior Distance    

Minimum Age    Swim                Cycle     Run   
- Micro 5 years 25m (1 lap) 500m  100m 
- Mid 7 years 75m (3 laps) 3km 500m
- Long 10 years 150m (6 laps)    5km 1km

 

Senior Mini Tri

mt rideThe Senior Mini Tri is for anyone from 12 years of age. It features a 200m swim, 9km ride and 2km run.

The swim is 8 laps of the pool, followed by a 3 lap ride out on the open road, then a 2 lap run around the wetlands.

If you are new to triathlon have a look at the Event Checklist & Tips so you know what to bring.

You may print  this Registration Form to fill in and bring along on your first night.  Please sign the waiver.

Please register by 5:50pm as there is a briefing before the first wave starts at 6.00pm .

 mini tri course

 

How much does it cost?

Entry fees consist of BARC pool entry and a Mini Tri entry fee if you are not a member of Riviera Triathlon Club.

 

Entry Fees

Riviera Triathlon Club
Member Non-member1
Junior Distances     BARC - Member free $2
BARC - Non Member 2     free $2
Senior Distance BARC - Member free $6
BARC - Non Member 2 $5.60 $11.60

 

  1. To be in the running for the Mini Tri points awards at the end of the season you need to become a Member of the Riviera Triathlon Club.  Ther are many benefits to becoming a member, including free entry to the Mini Triathlons.  If you are already a Triathlon Australia member with another club you may join Riviera Triathlon Club too for our club fee of $15 for seniors and $10 for juniors.
  2. The BARC have generously subsidised pool entry for Non BARC members competing in a Mini Tri. You may pay pool entry at Mini Tri registration.

 

How does it work?

mt 2015Mini Tri’s are not a race as such but there is a competitive challenge attached which is all about personal development and improvement. You race your own best time.  Your first race establishes a Personal Best(PB). Points are awarded after each race based on your performance against this time. Series points lead to awards and trophies at the end of the season.  

The points are as follows

Initial Personal Best   time = 8 points

New Personal Best time = 10 points 

0 - 9 seconds over PB = 8   points  

10 - 19 seconds over PB = 6   points 

20 - 29 seconds over PB = 4 points

30 - 39 seconds over PB = 3 points

40 - 49 seconds over PB = 2   points   

50 - 59 seconds over PB = 1   points

60 seconds or more over PB = 0 points  

 Come join us for a bit of fun, it's as serious as you want to make it. There are plenty of members to help you out and give you tips, so don't be shy.  Results  for last Mini Tri Season are now up. Check them out to see how you went last year and what goals to aim for this season!!