Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013

Elite and pre-Elite Squad Qualifying Times for October 2013 Time Trials (Updated)

Elite & pre-Elite Squad Time Trials 10/2013

 Squad Time Trials will be held on three consecutive days, 18, 19 and 20 October 2013 as per the schedule below, as advised by the Head Triathlon Coach. No other Time Trials are planned until March or April 2014. It is the athlete’s responsibility to attend. If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent you from attending the Time Trials, you should write in to the Selection Committee no later than 16 October (Wed), explaining your situation and stating your reasons for discretionary consideration.

Athletes providing acceptable reasons for non-attendance at the time trials will be asked to take the time trials on 1 and 2 November at times to be announced. The Head Triathlon Coach reserves discretion to allow those just failing to make the qualifying times to retake the Time Trials over the same period. For any enquiries, please call TriHK on 2504-8282 during office hours.

 

Test

Date

Time

Report Time

Venue

Run

18 Oct (Fri)

6:00pm

5:30pm

HKSI   Track

Swim

19 Oct (Sat)

12:30noon

12:00noon

HKSI   Pool

Bike

20 Oct (Sun)

8:00am

7:30am

Plover   Cove Country Park

 

 

All members of the existing Squads are required to attend and pass the Time Trials should they wish to continue training as a Squad member. All existing National Squad members will be automatically entered to the Time Trial.

 

Other athletes, including existing National Development and Regional Squad members are required to fill-in the enrollment form should they wish to take part in the Time Trials, and send it back to TriHK, by whatever means, to arrive no later than 16 October (Wed).

 

Drafting in the bike test is NOT allowed. Anyone found doing so, will forfeit their bike test on that day. In all tests only equipment and apparel that is legal for Olympic Distance ITU events will be allowed. In the event of mechanical problem or accident during the bike test, the athlete may stop and return to the start to retake the test. The bike test is mandatory for those targeting the National Squad only. All Time Trials will be organized by the Head Coach and his team. The results will be collated by the TriHK office and posted on the TriHK web site on the following Monday.

 

Inclement Weather Arrangement:

If either the Typhoon Signal 3 or higher or Red Rainstorm Warning or higher is hoisted 2 hours prior to the scheduled start of the time trial, it will be automatically postponed to another day, to be announced in due course. The Head Coach or his delegate reserves the right to delay the start of a time trial or postpone it to another day in other adverse weather conditions. 

 

Elite and pre-Elite Squad Qualifying Times for October 2013 Time Trials

National Squad:

Qualification times:

400MSwim

3KRun

Bike Test (9km)

Male 15-19

4:41:00

10:15:00*

16:45:00

Female 15-19

5:06:00

11:40:00*

18:30:00

Male 20-23

4:39:00

9:48:00

15:45:00

Female 20-23

5:03:00

11:15:00

18:00:00

Male Open

4:34:00

9:33:00

15:15:00

Female Open

4:59:00

11:00:00

17:30:00

* updated on 15 October 2013

National Development Squad:

Qualification times:

400M Swim

1.5K Run

Male 14-17

5:12:00

5:15:00

Female 14-17

5:42:00

5:50:00

 

Regional Squad:

Qualification times:

200M Swim

800M Run

Male 12-13

3:00:00

3:05:00

Female 12-13

3:05:00

3:10:00

Qualification times:

400M Swim

1.5K Run

Male 14-15

5:45:00

5:30:00

Female 14-15

6:05:00

6:05:00

 

Remarks:

  1. Swim time trials will be conducted in a short course pool.

 

  1. Athletes will be tested against the times for their age as of 31 December 2014. Some discretion may be granted for athletes moving from on age category to another.

 

  1. Achievement of the above National Squad qualifying times will allow an athlete entry into a pool of athletes to be considered for selection to the National Squad. Other qualifying criteria, to be assessed be the Head Coach for recommendation to the Selection Committee will include 2013 race results, performance and attitude in training sessions, including year-round commitment, attendance and punctuality. Team contribution and potential to compete at Asian and world levels will also be taken into account.

 

  1. The above qualifying times allow you to enter the pool of athletes to be considered for invitation to the National Development Squad and Regional Squad. Development Sub-committee will review athletes’ training attitude and attendance should there be any reference, and reserves the right not to invite athletes who pass the qualifying times.