Individual entry 15 euro per race
Events dates : 20th Jan, 10th Feb and 9 Mar
COMPETITOR RACE BRIEFING 11:45am
Competitors race briefing @ 11:45am on Sunday morning. Be ready to go racing straight after the briefing
NWTC Race start @ 12:00 sharp
It is each YOUR own responsibility to ensure that YOUR bike is in good mechanical order and safe to ride.
Triathlon Ireland membership is needed to race, if you do not have a current membership you will have to buy a 1 day licence at the event, this is for insurance purposes.
Directions TO NWTC RACE (see map below)
There is plenty of parking in Punchestown, on road parking is STRICTLY not allowed.
Registration opens from 10:30 am until 11:30 ONLY
Transition opens from 10:30 until 11:45
Race numbers must be worn on the front during the entire race
FOR A NWCT “DIRTY WEEKEND” DUATHLON SERIES RACE MAP : attached below
The 1st run is 2 miles (3.2k) around the Punchestown Ambulance road which follows the race track, you MUST run on the tarmac road NOT on the grass.
You will be directed into transition from the 1st run, you must put your helmet on before touching your bike, you must obey marshals here and everywhere else on the course, anyone abusing the marshalls will be disqualified immediately. You cannot mount your bike until after you cross the mount dismount line at the exit of transition area.
HELMETS ARE COMPULSORY
On leaving the transition area there is a short exit road before joining the main road, there will be marshalls at every junction along with Gardai, you must obey the marshalls at all times on the road and normal rules of the road apply. The roads are open to traffic so stay on the left only pass when it is safe to do so.
Distances are in Kilometers from the start and are approximate
The Course exits Punchestown by the top gate onto the public road. (0.6K)Turn right and then down a hill to the “Four Cross Roads” Turn Right Towards Blessington.(1.8k) (Be very careful at this junction) You will now be on a 6.2k gradual climb of 276m in elevation. Nothing too steep but you will feel it in the legs as you climb into Eadestown where you make a right hand turn with the road (7.8k) (this is a 90degree right hand bend which then takes you past Eadestown Church) A sweep down to the 9.2k mark (just enough time to catch your breath) this is a downhill into Blessington.
The turn point is in a layby just before the mainstreet in Blessington on the left hand side by the national school. It is very obvious and there will be marshalls to help you. Then you follow the return course to Punchestown. 12miles (20k total)
This is a non drafting race so you must leave a gap of 7meters long by 3 meters wide between you and other competitors. A competitor may enter the draft zone but must be seen to be making forward progress. A maximum of 15 seconds will be allowed for a competitor to pass through the draft zone.
A penalty of 2 minutes will be given in the event of a competitor being caught drafting.
On re entry to the transition competitors must dismount before the transition area and may not remove their helmet until they have re racked their bike.
You must take care in transition not to disturb anyone elses equiptment, again marshalls must be obeyed here at all times. Please respect their instructions.
The 2nd run will follow the same route as the 1st one, the same rules apply.
We are looking forward to an enjoyable and above all safe race, make sure to follow the rules and act in appropriate fashion.
This race is being run with Triathlon Ireland sanctioning and therefore will be run under their rules, these are available here for reference: Tri Irl race rules
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE COMPETITORS Rob Cummins