26th of August 2017 (Bank Holiday weekend)
Raised in our development day and realised today – this is an opportunity to represent the club at National level at what is one of the most prestigious team events out there.
SunCityTri are proud to announce that we will fund the entry for 2 teams of 4 to compete in the National Team relays at Nottingham. There will be a male team and a female team.
The Saturday is race day, this will continue as previous years, with the standard relay format. Each member of the team individually swimming 500metres, before tagging their team mate, and so on, and so on, until all four people have completed the swim. Moving onto the 15km bike, each athlete individually completes the 15km bike, until the last team member then tags the first team member to start the 5km run section. The 5k continues in the same format until the last team member crosses the line.
On the morning – both teams will compete in their gender category
On the afternoon – we will compete as 2 mixed teams 2 male 2 female in each.
There is no category for “Mixed or Open” ages, however I have called OSB and we do fit the criteria for Senior should our teams have mixed ages.
- a senior team must all be not less than 15 on 31/12/2017
So how will it work?
All athletes who were members in 2016 are eligible to make the teams. Just make sure you can race on the day, the 26th of August 2017, that you are age 15 on the 31/12/17 and that you have a BTF race licence.
The process will be tough but it will also be motivating and rewarding regardless of results.
Selection will be made by timing individuals over the race distances, both in individual disciplines and multi discipline trials. Squad training sessions are important and attendance and attitude will also be considered. We do know that people already have heavy schedules and this will not be cumbersome. A final fitness assessment will also be made; this can include looking at any recent results or training where timing is a part of the session.
Squad training and Trial dates will be announced soon.
The successful athletes will be announced approx. 8 weeks before the race *depending on entry conditions
We are bringing together the existing skills and knowledge within the club – Mark Christie will take the lead on coaching and Lee Taylor (Titch) will lead on team selection and assessment. Lee has an extensive background in the management of sports teams.
Travel and accommodation arrangements will be made nearer the time. In the event that any children qualify (need to be 15 by 31/12/2017), the team will ensure that the standards set by the BTF are met with regard to travelling with children. Mark Christie has enhanced DBS clearance and is licensed to work, travel and coach children.
If you would like to express your interest, at this point just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you all!!