2019 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE

2019 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE

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2019 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE
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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 2 Contents WELCOME NOTE ___ 3
    A MESSAGE FROM THE RACE REFEREE ___ 4
    BUSSELTON CONTACT DETAILS ___ 4
    EVENT MANAGEMENT CONTINGENCY INFORMATION ___ 5
    EVENT CONTACT ___ 5
    EVENT SCHEDULE ___ 7
    RACE WEEK ACTIVITIES ___ 8
    PRE RACE INFORMATION – SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON ___ 10
    RACE DAY INFORMATION ___ 12
    ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE ___ 13
    RACE DAY PARKING ___ 13
    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TEAMS EVENTS ___ 14
    RULES APPLYING TO ALL SEGMENTS OF THE RACE ___ 15
    COURSE MAPS ___ 16
    FUNKY TRUNKS SWIM COURSE: 1.9km ___ 17
    TRANSITION PROCEDURE SWIM-BIKE (T1 ___ 18
    99 BIKES BIKE COURSE: 90.1km ___ 19
    TRANSITION PROCEDURE – BIKE-RUN (T2 ___ 21
    RUN COURSE: 21.1km ___ 22
    POST RACE INFORMATION ___ 24
    SPECTATOR INFORMATION . . 26
2019 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE
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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 3 WELCOME NOTE GEORGINA WESTGARTH , EVENT MANAGER TRIATHLON WA I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for supporting this event. Thank you. Community events need your ongoing support and this one is no exception. The community includes the athletes, supporters, volunteers, triathlon clubs, technical officials, suppliers, contractors, stakeholders and event partners. You create the life force behind what we do and we simply couldn’t do this without you.

Here at Triathlon Western Australia, our aim is to stage a safe and enjoyable SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon, incorporating the IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton.

This year we have made some significant changes to the event, such as the day format, created a new swim course, introduced new fan zones with entertainment, updated the run course, brought you a new festival event and created a recovery day on Sunday. You can also party on Saturday night once again! We have done this to keep the event fresh, in-particular for those repeat offenders, to keep you wanting to come back. We like to keep the event evolving and try new things. This has also been done based upon feedback and survey results because we listen to what you say and what you want. Your experience matters.

The old favourites remain, including food vendors, the Health & Lifestyle Expo and the live commentary and big screen action.

Triathlon Western Australia own and manage this event, we licence the IRONMAN brand but we are a not-for-profit organisation, representing the sport of Triathlon in WA. We invest all profits back into the sport to further develop triathlon, with Triathlon Club Grants and programs such as the Athlete Talent Pathway. We are proud of being able to do this and your ongoing support of this event will enable TWA to continue to do this. I hope you enjoy what we have created and join in the festival vibe. We want to hear the screams of support for our athletes, see the smiles and emotions when you cross the finish line and hear the big Thank You’s to our volunteers, technical officials and crew throughout the weekend.

See you in Busselton! DAVE BUDGE, RACE DIRECTOR THE EVENT TEAM The SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon is a very unique event. It’s an event that is held very dear to the triathlon community in WA. Its our cup day, our grand final, our Western derby. It’s an event with a long history, a history that originated in Collie before it moved to its spiritual home on Rottnest Island, a venue that we ultimately outgrew. In 2002 we found a home in Busselton and it’s been our home ever since. Over the past 17 years our event has grown into one of the iconic mass participation sporting events in WA.

People who aren’t involved in our great sport know about“the Busso Half”. It’s become a bucket list item for those looking for a sporting challenge, and the biggest day of the year those in the sport.

Apart from the experience, the greatest thing about the event is that it’s owned and managed by the sport. Triathlon WA have delivered this great event since day one. The event is not owned by a multinational equity company driven by profit. It’s an event for triathletes put on by triathletes. The profits go back into funding grass roots development of the sport. Triathlon clubs, triathlon juniors, and triathlon race officials to name a few who have benefited from our great event. So to everyone involved in the event, participants, volunteers, race officials, sponsors and stakeholders, enjoy the day, enjoy each other, have fun creating wonderful memories with this great event.

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 4 A MESSAGE FROM THE RACE REFEREE On behalf of Triathlon Australia, I’d like to welcome all athletes taking part in the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton event, which in 2019, is also the Australian Long Course Championships and the Western Australian State Long Course Championships The team of technical officials appointed to the event are here to ensure you have a safe, fun, fair and memorable event. As part of ensuring those aspects of the event we also need to conduct the event with respect to the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules (TARCR) and the IRONMAN 2018* Competition Rules. (*Please note, that although IRONMAN have released their 2019 Competition Rules, it will be the 2018 rules in effect at this race). The Athlete Information Guide contains the answers for the majority of questions you will have in regards to the event. Please take the time to read and understand the contents of the guide. Should you have any remaining queries not answered by reading the Athlete Guide or the relevant rules, I will be happy to chat with you over the event weekend. I encourage all athletes to familiarise themselves with the TARCR and the 2018 IRONMAN rules applicable to this event. Failure to abide by the rules may result in you receiving a penalty. In particular, remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, officials and spectators with courtesy and consideration as failure to do so is considered unsportsmanlike conduct and may result in a disqualification.

We are especially lucky to have the support of the City of Busselton and the scenic and picturesque surrounds of Geographe Bay and Tuart Forest in which to conduct the event. Littering in these environs creates a long lasting visual impact and potential hazards for the local flora and fauna. Littering is also in contravention of both the TARCRs and IRONMAN rules. I remind all athletes to only dispose of litter at the designated zones; any littering outside these zones may result in a penalty or disqualification.

Celebrating your achievements with family, friends and team mates after an event of this size is an important part of IRONMAN racing however, the finish chute and finish line area is for athletes only.

This is for the safety of you, your fellow athletes and your family and friends. Any athlete being accompanied down the finish chute by non competitors will be disqualified. I hope you have a great race and achieve your goals at SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton, and I look forward to seeing you all reach the finish.

RACE REFEREE AARON BROUGHTON BUSSELTON CONTACT DETAILS POLICE 20 Stanley St, Busselton WA 6280 (08) 9754 9555 MEDICAL CENTRES BUSSELTON MEDICAL PRACTICE 21 Albert St Busselton WA (08) 9752 1133 DUCHESS MEDICAL PRACTICE 69 Duchess St Busselton WA (08) 9752 4122 BUSSELTON HEALTH CAMPUS Mill Road, West Busselton WA 6280 (08) 9753 6000 TOURIST INFORMATION BUSSELTON VISITORS CENTRE Busselton Foreshore, 17 Foreshore Parade, Busselton WA 6280, Australia (08) 9780 5911 BUSSELTON TAXI SERVICE 131 008

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 5 EVENT MANAGEMENT CONTINGENCY INFORMATION CONTINGENCY COMMITTEE Triathlon WA Inc. will ensure the provision of maximum duty of care to all participants, volunteers and spectators for the 2019 SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton. A comprehensive Risk Management Plan will be in place for the full duration of the event. The safety of all who attend our event is our highest priority. The SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton Race Contingency Committee shall be responsible for determining the plan of action should there be unexpected circumstances, weather conditions or race course situations that may pose a risk of harm or injury to participants, volunteers, staff and spectators.

If changes to the event are required all competitors and volunteers will be notified in advance, where possible. 2019 CONTINGENCY COMMITTEE Georgina Westgarth Event Manager TWA Peta Tuck City of Busselton David Budge Race Director ** Department of Fisheries Brendan Cullinan Executive Director TWA Sue Scott Technical Delegate Bob Welch Compliance Manager Helen Rabjones Busselton SLSC Aaron Broughton Race Referee Chris Price IRONMAN Busselton is well known for its pristine turquoise waters, ancient tuart forests and sandy white beaches. It’s also home to the famous Busselton Jetty - a 1.8km heritage-listed jetty which is the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere and a wonderful vantage point for spectators to view the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 swim.

Visit www.busselton.wa.gov.au or join our community @citybusselton EVENT CONTACT TRIATHLON WA 220 Vincent St, North Perth, WA 6006 Phone: (08)9443 9778 (Until Tuesday 30 April ONLY) EMERGENCY Mobile contact in Busselton during the event: 0487 178 241 Email: events@wa.triathlon.org.au Website: busseltonfestivaloftriathlon.com.au ON SITE DETAILS Triathlon WA will be on site in Busselton from Wednesday 1 May, contactable by phone only until Friday 3 May. From 3 May please proceed to the Athlete Services Counter, located on Barnard Park, Busselton to speak with Triathlon WA and Event Staff.

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 7 EVENT SCHEDULE *Times are subject to change. Please continually check the website for updated information TIME EVENT VENUE THURSDAY 2 MAY 2019 6:00PM - 7:00PM VOLUNTEER BRIEFING THE ESPLANADE HOTEL, BUSSELTON FRIDAY 3 MAY 2019 10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 ATHLETE REGISTRATION AND BIKE CHECK IN MAIN TENT & TRANSITION BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 10:00AM - 7:00PM HEALTH & LIFESTYLE VILLAGE BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 10:00AM - 7:00PM TWA MERCHANDISE STORE BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 10:00AM - 6:00PM MASSAGE - BOOKINGS REQUIRED BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 12:45PM - 1:45PM 4:30PM - 5.30PM TECHNICAL OFFICIAL HOT DESK MAIN TENT, BARNARD PARK 2:00PM - 2:45PM PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE BRIEFING BARNARD PARK PAVILION 3:00PM - 4:00PM CHAT WITH THE PRO’S/MEDIA CONFERENCE SUNSMART STAGE, BARNARD PARK SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019 5:00AM - 6:45AM TRANSITION OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL & TEAM ATHLETES BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 7:00AM - 4:00PM SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3. BUSSELTON BARNARD PARK BUSSELTON 7:00AM - 3:00PM HEALTH & LIFESTYLE EXPO BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 3:00PM - 4.30PM POST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 4:30PM - 6:00PM IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ROLL DOWN MAIN TENT, BARNARD PARK 6:00PM - 7:15PM ATHLETE AWARD CEREMONY MAIN TENT, BARNARD PARK SUNDAY 5 MAY 2019 6:00AM - 7:00AM FUNKY TRUNKS OPEN WATER SWIM CHECK IN MAIN TENT, BARNARD PARK 7:30AM - 8:30AM FUNKY TRUNKS OPEN WATER SWIM BUSSELTON FORESHORE 7:30AM - 8:30AM SUNSMART KIDS TRI CHECK IN MAIN TENT, BARNARD PARK 8:30AM - 12:00PM MASSAGE - BOOKINGS REQUIRED BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 9:00AM - 12:00PM HEALTH & LIFESTYLE EXPO BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 9:00AM - 10:30AM SUNSMART KIDS TRIATHLON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON 9:00AM - 10:30AM FUNMAN TEAM TRIATHLON CHECK IN MAIN TENT, BARNARD PARK 10:00AM - 11:00AM YOGA & STRETCH SESSION SUNSMART STAGE, BARNARD PARK 11:00AM - 12:00PM FUNMAN TEAMS TRIATHLON BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON
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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 8 RACE WEEK ACTIVITIES SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON ATHLETE & BIKE CHECK IN Where: Barnard Park, Busselton When: 10:00am – 7:00pm Friday 3 May 2019 including bike check in. Details: All participants complete check-in and pick up race packs. HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE RETAIL EXPO, including TRIATHLON WA MERCHANDISE STORE Where: Barnard Park Busselton When: 10:00am – 7:00pm Friday 3 May 2019 7:00am – 3:00pm Saturday 4 May 2019 9:00am – 12:00pm Sunday 5 May 2019 Details: Come along and enjoy all the new triathlon, running, cycling and swimming gear on offer this season. In addition, be sure to visit the official event merchandise marquee in the Expo Village – don’t delay as it all sells out fast! And don’t forget that you can get a great deal from lots of retailers with your vouchers as part of your Virtual Event Bag. PRE EVENT MASSAGE AND PHYSIO SERVICES – PROVIDED BY STAR PHYSIO Where: Barnard Park Busselton – Health and Lifestyle Expo, Star Physio Marquee When: Friday 3 May 2019 10:00pm – 6:00pm Details: Star Physio is the Official Physiotherapy Partner of TWA and are experts in physiotherapy for triathletes. We will be providing massage, taping and injury and performance advice across the weekend. Pre event massage available Friday, 10.00am - 6.00pm. Treat your body to a massage pre-race to loosen up after the drive down and to hit the start line in great shape! $80 – For a 60minute massage, $50 – For a 30minute massage, Sports taping with Rocktape/ Kinesiotape or strapping tape-$25. Private health benefits for physiotherapy may apply. Please note, most services will be provided by massage therapists/ physiotherapy students supervised by qualified physiotherapists. Expert physiotherapist will also be available for consultation and advice on any pre-race concerns – normal physiotherapy rates and private rebates will apply. Call Star Physio (08)9212 4254 or email info@starphysiowa.com.au to make an appointment. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited!

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL HOT DESK Where: Main Tent, Barnard Park When: Friday 3 May 2019 12:45pm-1:45pm & 4:30pm-5:30pm Details: If you have a query about the rules of the event or want to check if you can use certain equipment, like particular styles of wetsuits and helmets, this is an opportunity to chat with the Race Referee before the event. The desk will be located inside the registration tent, next to the Info Desk. Please note that there will be no official race briefing so this is your opportunity to clarify the rules.

PRO ATHLETE BRIEFING Where: The Pavilion, Barnard Park, Busselton When: 2:00pm - 2:45pm Friday 3 May, 2019 Details: This athlete briefing is for ALL PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES.

It is compulsory for professional athletes to attend. CHAT WITH THE PROS Cost: FREE Where: SunSmart Stage, Barnard Park Busselton When: 3:00pm– 4:00pm Friday 3 May 2019 Details: Competitors are invited to a Q&A session with the Professional Triathletes racing at SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton. This is an up close and personal function where the MC asks a series of questions to the pros and then offers an opportunity for the triathlon community to engage the pros in a Q&A session.

FOHER CO. BRAIDING STATION Where: Triathlon WA Tent, Health & Lifestyle Expo When: 1:00pm - 6:00pm Friday 3 May 2019 Details: Sit down and relax and enjoy your final touches in your race preparation. New this year is the FOHER Co. Braiding Station to get your hair braided ready for race day. All for a donation for MDWA. SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON TRIATHLON Where: Barnard Park, Busselton When: 7:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 4 May 2019 Details: The main event, the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton Triathlon on Saturday 4 May 2019. Transition is located in Barnard Park, east of Busselton Jetty – this is where athletes change between swim, cycle and run legs of the course.

7:00am first swim wave, various waves intermittently within the hour. Pro Athletes anticipated to finish from 10:45am.

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 9 MEDAL ENGRAVER Where: Barnard Park, Health & Lifestyle Expo When: 11:am - 4:00pm, Saturday 4 May 2019 Details: Get a pemanent record of your achievements. You can get your Finisher’s Medal engraved on site from 11am until approximately 4pm on Saturday. $10 for one line, $20 for full results. Cash only. POST EVENT FESTIVAL AND AWARDS CEREMONY Cost: Free Entry Where: Main Marquee, Barnard Park When: Post event entertainment, bar and food vendors from 4:00pm – 8:00pm Award Ceremony 6:00pm– 7:15pm Saturday 4 May 2019 Details: Hot food available to purchase from 4:00pm, including kids options. Licensed area and entertainment from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The Athlete Award Ceremony will take place on the main stage at 6:00pm - 7:15pm with entertainment continuing from 7:15pm - 8:00pm.

ATHLETE QUALIFICATION FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Where: Main Marquee, Barnard Park When: 4:30pm – 6:00pm Saturday 4 May 2019 Details: The announcement of qualification spots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs in Nice, France. All athletes wishing to gain entry to the world championships must be present at roll down and accept and pay for their spot immediately. FUNKY TRUNKS OPEN WATER SWIM Cost: Various Where: Foreshore in front of Barnard Park Busselton Competitor Check In: 6:00am - 7:00am Sunday 5 May 2019 Race Time: 7:30am - 8:30am Sunday 5 May 2019 Details: 500m and 1km Swim on the beach in front of Barnard Park.

SUNSMART KIDS TRIATHLON Cost: Various Where: Barnard Park, Busselton Competitor Check In: 7.30am – 8.30am Sunday 5 May 2019 Race Time: 9:00am – 10:30am Sunday 5 May 2019 All participants taking part in the SunSmart Kids Triathlon must check in at the registration tables and put bikes in transition. This forms part of the triathlon calendar for many of the local and visiting children and it gives them the opportunity to compete on parts of the same course as the stars and/or mum and dad. Ages 7 – 15yrs. POST EVENT MASSAGE SERVICES – PROVIDED BY STAR PHYSIO Where: Barnard Park Busselton – Health and Lifestyle Expo, Star Physio Marquee When: Sunday 5 May 2019 8:30am – 12:00pm Details: Need to loosen up tight, sore muscles after a hard day racing or spectating? Star Physio is the Official Physiotherapy Partner of TWA and are experts in physiotherapy for triathletes.

We will be providing post event massage, $80 – For a 60 minute massage, $50 – For a 30 minute massage. Please note, massage services will be provided by massage therapists/ physiotherapy students supervised by qualified physiotherapists. Private health benefits for physiotherapy may apply. Physiotherapists with triathlon expertise will be available for consultations to assist with any race niggles or advice on a first come first served basis. – normal physiotherapy rates and private rebates will apply. Call Star Physio (08)92124254 or email info@starphysiowa.com.au to make an appointment. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited! FUNMAN TEAMS TRIATHLON Cost: $35 per Team Where: Barnard Park, Busselton Competitor Check In: 9:00am – 10:30am Sunday 5 May 2019 Race Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Sunday 5 May 2019 The FunMan Teams Triathlon is a short, 3 person team triathlon of 200m swim/4km cycle/1km run.

You can choose the Challenge Wave, a timed race where all members go off at once and Team time is the last member across the line. Or you can choose the Fun Wave which is untimed, where each member completes one leg. There will be prizes and lots of fun. YOGA & STRETCH IN THE PARK Where: SunSmart Stage Barnard Park Busselton When: Sunday 5 May 2019 10:00am-11:00am Details: Work out some of those kinks and knots after a hard day racing or spectating at our NEW yoga and stretch session. Bring a towel and a gold coin (donation to MDWA) and join us for a nice relazing stretch.

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 10 PRE RACE INFORMATION – SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON ATHLETE REGISTRATION ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AT BARNARD PARK, BUSSELTON:
  • Friday 4 May between 10:00am and 7:00pm
  • PLEASE NOTE: You cannot register outside of these advertised times. Registration will take place in the Main Tent, Barnard Park, Busselton. Car parking is available at CHURCHILL PARK with access from BROWN STREET. You will require Photo ID to register.
  • REGISTRATION PROCESS: 1. Sign the Athlete Waiver: These will be available on tables as you enter the main tent. Please sign and take with you before lining up to register. As an athlete, you have accepted the Conditions of Entry and Event Waiver. Please note this is a legal form and affects your rights. It is important that you read and understand all sections. You acknowledge and agree that your participation as an athlete in respect of the Event, is subject to your compliance with the rules, conditions, together with your declarations, warranties and releases, set out in the agreement entitled the Athlete Participation Registration, Waiver and Release Form. If you have developed a medical condition since you registered to enter SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton, then please notify the Triathlon WA team on events@wa.triathlon.org.au and, where appropriate, provide a medical certificate. 2. Present photo ID to REGISTER: Upon presentation of your photo ID at the registration desk, you will be given your race pack which will contain all requirements for the race. It will include the following items:
  • Race Number. It is MANDATORY for all participants, whether competing as an individual or in a team, to wear the race number on the front during the RUN LEG. Participants are advised to purchase a race number belt prior to the event. Safety pins will be supplied at Registration for those participants without a race belt.
  • Bike Number Sticker. This must be placed on the seat pillar of your bike prior to bike check in, with the numbers stuck back to back and extending behind the seat pillar so to be visible to all race officials during the event. DO NOT MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR BIKE STICKER - If the bike sticker is not in the exact condition that it is provided at registration you will not be able to enter the transition area.
  • Helmet Number Sticker. These must be placed on the front and right hand side of your helmet.
  • Electronic Timing Chip. Timing of the event involves an electronic chip encased in a material ankle band. You must activate this chip and ensure the correct name is displayed before leaving registration. On race day this is to be worn on your LEFT ankle, facing out. Do not lose or forget your timing band on race day - you will not be allowed into transition without these. Limited replacement chips and bands will be available, however, any lost timing bands will incur a fee of $55 for the chip and $5 for the strap.
  • Swim Cap. You will be provided with a coloured swim cap that corresponds to your wave number. It is compulsory to wear the cap provided at the start and during the swim.

Athlete Wrist Band. Competitors will have their wristband placed on their wrist during registration. This band will display your race number. It is your responsibility, at bike check in and on race day, to wear the wristband. Entrance to the transition area will be subject to participants having the wrist ID securely fastened to the wrist and will be required for removal of your bike after the event.

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  • Bag & Bike Pump Tag. These are to be used on the bag provided to you at athlete check in. No other bags will be allowed into the Bag Compound Area. Bike pumps will be stored separately to bags and are not to be placed in bags. Please plan ahead, using the stickers and bag provided, to ensure that you can store your bag in the secure area on race day.
  • Race Bag. Your race bag is to be used to store your gear on race day if you are storing your gear in the Bag Compound Area. These bags are the ONLY BAGS that will be accepted in Bag Compound and must have the sticker provided attached. NO BIKE PUMPS are to be stored in race bags. 3. Activate Timing Chip: Before you leave the Registration Tent it is ESSENTIAL that you activate your timing chip details with blueChip Timing by crossing the timing mat and checking your details, which will be displayed on a screen provided. If there is any issue with the chip or your details there will be timing personnel there to assist you.

If you do not start the race or pull out of the race for any reason you must return the Timing Chip to the Drop Out Clerk located at Bag Compound. Please make sure if you do hand in your chip you record your name on the lists provided. 4. Bike Check In: FRIDAY 3 MAY 2019 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM ONLY. You are not permitted to check your bike in on race morning. Once registered, you are required to check your bike into transition for the race. The bike number supplied in your race pack, must be attached to your seat pillar with the numbers showing behind the pillar prior to bike check in. Competitors are responsible for ensuring their bikes and helmets are in safe working order before presenting to transition to avoid rejection.

Technical Officials will carry out a cursory visual inspection of your bike. It is important to note this is a cursory inspection only and NOT a guarantee of safety. No bike will be accepted unless it passes the inspection. Officials will be checking for such things as:
  • End plugs on handle bars and profile bars
  • Tyres in reasonable condition
  • Brakes in working order
  • Compliance with Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules All athletes will be allocated a bike position. There will be a separate transition for Individuals and Teams. Positions are allocated in category order so you will be in a similar area to all other participants in your category. Participants must only rack in the designated space for your race number.

All accessories and/or event requirements should be removed from the bike until race morning. Helmets are not to be left in Transition over night. Triathlon WA takes no responsibility for lost or misplaced accessories. Any lost property can be handed in, and will be available for collection from Athlete Services on Friday & Sunday and Bag Compound on Saturday. Transition will be secure and monitored from the start of registration Friday 3 May until 5pm on Saturday 4 May 2019. You will be able to go to your bike on race morning to pump up your tyres, place your drink bidons and any other race gear you require.

BIKE MECHANIC A bike mechanic will be available for emergency repairs only in Transition at the following times only:
  • Friday 3 May - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 4 May - Pre-race 5:00am - 7:00am for individuals & teams This is a cash only service.
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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 12 RACE DAY INFORMATION TRANSITION Transition will be open pre race for all athletes from 5:00am - 6:45am on race morning. Helmets will be checked on race morning by Triathlon Australia Technical Officials. Please make sure that you have your helmet on and securely fastened as you approach the entrance to Transition. Please ensure you remove any bags from Transition and place them in the secure compound provided. BAG DROP No bags are to be left in Transition. A complimentary Bag Drop is available in the south end of the Event Tent. Bags can be dropped off from 5:00am.

Gear will only be accepted in the race bag provided at registration with your race number sticker attached. Bike pumps will be stored separately to bags and must have the pump sticker attached. There will be a numbered hanging system for bag storage. On arrival at bag drop you will be directed by volunteers to your allocated storage location. Please note, Triathlon WA accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage. MEDICAL Medical assistance will be available on the Course. Please ask for medical help if you have even the slightest hint you may need it. Please note - if you are transported by ambulance you could be required to meet costs involved unless you are covered by an appropriate fund.

Any aid given by race medical personnel is permissible and will not lead to disqualification. However, if you receive any outside assistance you will be disqualified. You will NOT be penalised for receiving medical evaluation on the Course. You will be withdrawn from the race only if you require transportation, IV fluids, or if medical personnel consider your continued participation presents a danger to the health or the welfare of you or others. Athletes who indicated on the entry application specific medical conditions will be listed to facilitate treatment by our medical staff and ambulances on the Course.

COURSE CUT OFF TIMES Course INDIVIDUALS TEAMS LEG CUT OFF (FROM YOUR START TIME) LEG CUT OFF (FROM YOUR START TIME) Swim 1 hr and 10 minutes 1 hr Bike 5 hours total (Bike + Swim) 4hrs 15 mins (Bike+Swim) Run 7hrs and 30mins total race time 6hrs and 45mins total race time Run Course cut off times for commencing LAP 3 of the run will apply. Athletes will be removed from the course by the Race Director if they have not commenced their third lap by 3:00pm.

YOU CANNOT REMOVE YOUR BIKE FROM TRANSITION ON RACE DAY FOR A CYCLE WARM UP

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 13 ROAD CLOSURES WEDNESDAY 1 MAY - TUESDAY 7 MAY 2019 The annual SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton Triathlon, as part of the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon, will take place in Busselton on Saturday 4 May. The event will be staged once again from Barnard Park and will start at 6.45am adjacent to the jetty. For competitors to participate in complete safety, there will be full and part road closures on the Cycle & Run course routes as shown as follows.

ROAD CLOSURES: WEDNESDAY 1 May to TUESDAY 7 May - GEOGRAPHE BAY ROAD between BROWN ST & CAREY MILNE & BROWN between GEOGRAPHE BAY RD & MARINE TCE FORESHORE PARADE between BROWN ST & carpark For construction leading up to the event. Saturday 4 May, 4am-6pm - SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton GEOGRAPHE BAY ROAD EAST TO GUERIN ST GUERIN ST (Geographe Bay Rd to Navigation) NAVIGATION WAY (Guerin St to Armitage Dr) PEEL TCE (Ford Rd to Carey St) CAREY ST (Peel Tce to Geographe Bay Rd) MARINE TCE (Brown St to Carey St) LAYMAN RD & TUART DRIVE GEORGETTE ST & FORD ST (Marine Tce to Geographe Bay Rd) ARMITAGE ST (Marine Tce to Layman Rd) SUNDAY 5 May 7am-1pm - Festival Events MARINE TCE (Brown St to Georgette St) GEOGRAPHE BAY RD TO FORD RD GEORGETTE ST & CAREY ST (Marine Tce & Geographe Bay Rd) MILNE ST (Adelaide to Marine Tce) CAREY ST (Adelaide to Geographe Bay Rd) GEORGETTE (Marine to Geographe Bay Rd) During the event, residents wishing to cross GUERIN ST should cross at MARINE TCE.

To cross CAREY ST, please do so at ADELAIDE ST or KENT ST which are managed crossings. Residents on MARINE TCE (opposite Barnard Park) will be managed from their residence as required. For residents on GEOGRAPHE BAY RD, please exit with caution to your nearest corner to the east as Cyclists will be travelling west to east on this road. You will need to travel in the right lanes to do this, in the same direction as cyclists.

Whilst access to residences during the event is unrestricted, please only use the roads for emergency and necessary travel. When sharing roads with cyclists please exercise extreme caution. We also kindly ask that LAYMAN RD be used as little as possible between 6:00am & 4:00pm and please follow instructions as directed by traffic managers and volunteer course marshals. RACE DAY PARKING Parking will be available at CHURCHILL PARK BUSSELTON, with entry off BROWN STREET. To park in this area a gold coin donation is required. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE VERGE AROUND MARINE TCE. PARKING INSPECTORS WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT AND YOU WILL GET A TICKET.

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 14 INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TEAMS EVENT These instructions are to ensure that all team changeovers are FAIR AND SAFE.
  • All team Swimmers must be wearing a timing band on their LEFT ankle. They will start in waves as instructed at the race briefing. They will swim 1 lap of the swim course and exit the water.
  • The team Cyclist will wait for the swimmer in the Team Changeover Area in transition. The Cyclist may have his / her helmet on whilst waiting.
  • The team Swimmer will meet the cyclist in the Team Changeover Area. Here they will take off their timing band and hand it to the team cyclist who must put it on their LEFT ankle. Only after the timing band is attached may the team cyclist move to their bike and exit the Transition. They must not mount their bike until they pass the MOUNT LINE.
  • The team Cyclist will then ride 2 laps of the cycle course observing all race and road rules as outlined in this booklet.
  • Meanwhile the team Runner must estimate the expected time of return of their Cyclist. Warm up outside Transition. When they think their Cyclist will be nearing the end of the cycle leg the team Runner may enter the Team Changeover Area, taking care not to impede other team members.
  • At the end of the cycle course the team Cyclist must dismount their bike at the DISMOUNT sign and run their bike back to the rack and RACK THEIR BIKE. ONLY AFTER THEY HAVE RACKED THEIR BIKE can they move to the Team Changeover Area and pass the timing band to the team Runner.
  • The team Runner must put the timing band on their LEFT ankle and the race number on the front. THEY MUST NOT LEAVE TRANSITION UNTIL THIS IS DONE.
  • No mp3, iPods, mobile phones or other communication or music devices are allowed to be on your person at any time during the event.

The team Runner will then complete the run course and pass through the finish chute at the end.

Other team members are able to run down the finish chute with the team Runner. Please wait at the top of the finish chute to join your Runner. Team Swimmers and Cyclists will leave the transition. It is optional for team Cyclist to wear their team number on course but it is compulsory to have their team number with them to remove their bike from Transition after the race. POINTS TO REMEMBER FOR TEAM MEMBERS Team Swimmer: Timing band must be worn on left ankle Team Cyclist: Do not un-rack your bike until the timing band is on your left ankle. No cycling in Transition.

Team Runner: The timing band must be on your left ankle and race number must be worn on your front. TAKE CARE, HAVE FUN AND HAVE A GREAT RACE!

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 15 RULES APPLYING TO ALL SEGMENTS OF THE RACE It is the athlete’s responsibility to know all aspects of the swim, bike and run. SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton is sanctioned by Triathlon Australia. GENERAL RULES Athletes should be aware of the serious consequences of violating the IRONMAN event registration process: Unregistered Athletes: a.) Any person who participates in any portion of a sanctioned event without first properly registering and paying any required registration fee shall be suspended or barred from participation in any IRONMAN sanctioned event for a period of up to one year.

b.) Any person who in any way assists another athlete to violate the registration process by providing or selling a race number to that athlete shall be suspended or barred from participation in any IRONMAN sanctioned event for a period of up to one year. Anyone who violates this rule may be banned for life from any World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) event. Violating this rule puts insurance coverage for the event at risk. 1. Once an athlete competes as a Professional/Elite athlete anywhere in the world within the calendar year, the athlete cannot compete as an amateur/age group athlete in any IRONMAN sanctioned race which has a professional or open category event in that same calendar year.

Failure to disclose correct status shall be cause for disqualifying the athlete from the event and may result in a one-year suspension from IRONMAN sanctioned events. Once an athlete competes as a Professional/Elite in the IRONMAN qualifying race series season, the athlete cannot compete as an age group athlete in that year’s IRONMAN World Championship or IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 as an amateur. Professional triathletes may not win age group awards and age group athletes are not eligible for prize money. 2. Athletes are expected to follow directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.

3. Medical personnel shall have ULTIMATE and FINAL authority to remove an athlete from the race if the athlete is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death. Medical transport of any contestant will result in disqualification.

4. Fraud, theft, abusive treatment of volunteers, staff or others and acts of poor sportsmanship are grounds for immediate disqualification and will result in the athletes being suspended from competing in any IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 event in the future. 5. No athlete can use a Performance Enhancing drug or procedure. All doping processes and violations will be handled in strict accordance with IRONMAN Anti-Doping Rules, which can be found here http://bit.ly/2J0z5zF. A list of banned substances is available at http://list.wada-ama.org also known as the WADA Prohibited List. Athletes may be requested to undergo drug testing before and after the event.

If you are requested to do so, you hereby agree to abide by such testing procedures.

6. Should any athlete have an Adverse Analytical Finding according to the WTC Anti-Doping code, all procedures with regards to handling of the sample, notification, testing of the B Sample, adjudication and suspensions will be in accordance with WTC rules. 7. IRONMAN reserves the right to make rule changes at any time provided all athletes are notified in writing and/or at the pre-race athlete briefing meeting. Notification of any change will be in accordance with IRONMAN and Race Organisation procedures.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is run in accordance with the 2018 IRONMAN RACE RULES and the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules http://www.triathlon.org.au/Technical/Race_Competition_Rules.htm.

Technical Officials will be positioned throughout the course as required to ensure all race rules are observed. The Technical Official will advise the athlete of the reason for any penalty or infringement issued. It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure they can hear and understand what the penalty or infringement is for and what the nature of the penalty is. NOTE: ANY VERBAL ABUSE OF MARSHALS, RACE OFFICIALS, EVENT STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 16 Marine Tce Peel Tce Harris Rd Fairbairn Rd Kent St Duke St Adelaide St Marine Tce Navigation Way Busselton Layman Rd G ue rin S t Carey St Milne St Bu ss el to n Je tty BIKE RETURN PENALTY BOX La Geographe Bay Rd Geographe Bay Rd RUN TURN RUN TURN TRANSITION EVENT PARKING BIKE OUTWARD BIKE RETURN BIKE OUTWARD EVENT VILLAGE & FINISH SWIM COURSE - 1 LAP BIKE COURSE - 2 LAPS RUN COURSE - 3 LAPS TOILET RUN AID STATIONS COURSE MAP SWIM BIKE RUN AMBULANCE ACCESS GEOGRAPHE BAY ROAD MARINE TERRACE MILNE STREET N EVENT MARQUEE VIP EXPO T TT Bins TEAM CHANGE OVER FOOD VENDORS FINISH BIKE DISMOUNT BIKE MOUNT SWIM EXIT BIKE ENTRY BIKE EXIT RUN EXIT TRANSITION VIEWING AREA CLUB ALLEY FAN ZONE FAN ZONE FAN ZONE SWIM FAN ZONE FAN ZONE T TT MAIN TRANSITION TEAM TRANSITION TOILETS ACCESSIBLE TOILET SHOWERS SWIM COURSE BIKE COURSE RUN COURSE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING LEGEND This map is not to scale. Correct as of January 2019 SITE MAP COURSE MAPS
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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 17 SWIM COURSE: 1.9km CUT OFF TIME ON SWIM COURSE:
  • INDIVIDUALS: 1 HOUR 10MIN
  • TEAMS: 1 HOUR There will be wave starts in the swim to reduce congestion amongst swimmers and to minimise congestion on the bike course. All participants will be asked to know their start wave and time and make their way to the swim start compound on the beach. It is a one-lap,‘M’shaped swim course commencing in front of the Goose, alongside the historic Busselton Jetty. The swim heads out alongside the jetty for 400m, followed by a right hand turn and travelling east for 50m. Athletes will then make another right hand turn, swimming 500m towards shore, exiting the water to run around the marker before heading back out to the water. Athletes will then swim 400m away from shore, make a right hand turn, swimming 50m east, make another right hand turn to swim 500m into the swim exit in front of Barnyard Park, as in previous years. SWIM START Those wanting to warm up for the swim are requested to do so on the west (left hand side) of the main jetty. Each wave will be invited into the start area before their wave start. Competitors should only enter the start area via the back of the fenced area and ensure they cross the timing mats – this is to ensure all swimmers are accounted for and so we ensure everyone has started in the correct wave.

INDIVIDUAL & TEAM WAVE STARTS Please note the below wave starts are current as at 8 April 2019 and are subject to change at the Race Management discretion. WAVE NUMBER CATEGORY START TIME CAP COLOUR 1 Pro Men & AWAD Athletes 7:00 Silver 2 Pro Women 7:02 Green 3 Male 40-44 7:07 Purple 4 Male 60+ 7:10 Navy Blue 5 Female 50+ 7:15 Orange 6 Males 35-39 7:20 Yellow 7 Females 18-29 7:25 Pink 8 Females 40-44 7:30 Red 9 Males 55-59 7:33 Light Blue 10 Females 45-49 7:37 Purple 11 Male 30-34 7:40 Green 12 Male 50-54 7:43 Pink 13 Female 30-34 7:47 Yellow 14 Female 35-39 7:50 Orange 15 Males 45-49 7:55 Red 16 Males 18-29 7:58 Light Blue 17 Teams 8:08 Green

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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 18 WETSUITS The Triathlon Australia appointed Technical Delegate will take the water temperature 24 hours before race start and the reading will be displayed at race registration on Friday 3 May, 2019. The water temperature will be taken again on Race Morning and the wearing of wetsuits will be conditional upon the water temperature. The expected water temp for May will be in the vicinity of 20 degrees Celsius, in which case wetsuits will be optional. Wetsuits must only be removed and left at your numbered bike rack.
  • If the water temperature is NOT greater than 24.5o C, wetsuits are optional
  • If the combined air and water temperature are deemed dangerously low, the race referee (in conjunction with water safety) can rule it a compulsory wetsuit swim. This has occurred in the past so it is advised that all athletes bring a wetsuit. If a wetsuit is to be worn, then:
  • The wetsuit must be tight to the body while swimming. If any part of the wetsuit can separate from the body in any phase of the stroke it is considered an artificial propulsion device and the wetsuit is banned.
  • The wetsuit must NOT be thicker than 5mm and must comply with Triathlon Australia Rules. A standard variance will be allowed to account for seams and jersey material (non-buoyant). Speedo Tri Elite Full sleeved wetsuit is BANNED.
  • A full wetsuit covering arms and legs IS allowed.
  • If a swimsuit or speed suit or trisuit is to be worn:
  • The garment must be 100% textile material which generally refers to swimsuits made only from nylon or lycra that do not have any rubberised material such as polyurethane or neoprene. SWIM COURSE RULES
  • Athletes must wear the swim cap provided in their registration pack.
  • No fins, aqua socks, gloves, paddles, snorkels or flotation devices of any kind are allowed.
  • Swim goggles and facemasks may be worn.
  • No individual paddlers or escorts allowed.
  • Any assistance that results in forward progress being made may result in a disqualification.
  • Athletes are permitted to hold on to water safety craft so long as no forward progress is made.
  • Water safety and/or medical personnel reserve the right to remove an athlete from the course if deemed medically necessary.
  • Athletes found not to have completed the entire swim course will be disqualified. TRANSITION PROCEDURE SWIM-BIKE (T1) At the swim finish you will pass through a timing chute to the showers then into transition. Move to your bike to remove your swim gear (wetsuit, swim cap and goggles). Only discard your swim gear at your bike.
  • Ensure your helmet is on and fastened before you move your bike from the bike rack.
  • If you lose your timing band during the swim a replacement can be collected at transition exit.
  • You must not mount your bicycle until reaching the designated mount line.
  • You must not touch or otherwise interfere with another competitor’s equipment in the transition area.
  • No portable music or communication devices to be taken on the bike course.
  • If you do not intend on starting the bike course please report to the drop out clerk in the Bag Compound, to hand in your timing chip.
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  • ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE PAGE 19 BIKE COURSE: 90.1km CUT OFF TIME ON BIKE COURSE:
  • INDIVIDUALS: 5 hours total race time
  • TEAMS: 4 hours 15 minutes total race time BIKE COURSE DESCRIPTION It is a TWO-LAP bike course. The bike leg exits the transition area at the southern end, directly onto Marine Terrace then turning left onto Carey Street, followed by a right turn into Geographe Bay Road for approximately 3km. Cyclists will then follow Guerin Street across Marine Terrace to Layman Road. A left hand turn into Layman Road, the course continues along Layman Road through the Wonnerup town site then a left turn onto Tuart Drive. The course continues along Tuart Drive for approximately 10km where they will complete a U-turn and retrace their route back to the Layman Road roundabout, where it continues back along Layman Road. A right turn at Carey Street back into town and then a left turn into Marine Terrace to the cycle turn at Brown Street to commence lap 2. At the end of lap 2 you will turn right at the Brown Street roundabout and dismount at the dismount line.
  • Please note: Public toileting is a race violation and will likely result in a disqualification. There will be portable toilets inside the transition area for athletes use. The following toilets will be available on the bike course:
  • 200m into the bike course on Geographe Bay Road
  • Layman Road just before participants cross the Wonnerup Bridge
  • At both Aid Stations on the bike course near the roundabout on Tuart Drive and Layman Road
  • At the Penalty Box on Carey Street or Tuart Drive.
  • BIKE COURSE RULES
  • Athletes may walk their bike if necessary but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle.
  • Shoes and a top must be worn at all times while cycling
  • Athletes must have their race number visible on the helmet and affixed to the bike frame. These numbers must be visible at all times on the course.
  • Absolutely NO DRAFTING off another bicycle or any other vehicle is allowed.
  • This event uses the 12m gap drafting ruling. There must be 12m from your front wheel to the back wheel of the cyclist in front.
  • Athletes must ride single file on the far left side of the bike course at all times unless making a pass or for safety reasons. Athletes who fail to keep left may receive a blocking infringement.
  • An athlete’s draft distance may overlap the draft distance of another athlete in the following circumstances:
  • In passing the forward athlete and at all times while passing through, for a period of no more than 25-seconds
  • For safety reasons
  • For an Aid Station
  • For leaving and entering the transition area and
  • Making an acute turn.
  • An athlete observed deliberately discarding equipment, bidons or rubbish/trash on the course other than when entering or leaving an Aid Station will receive a RED CARD
  • Athletes found not to have completed the entire bike course will be disqualified. IF YOU RECEIVE A RED CARD AT ANY TIME DURING THE EVENT YOU WILL NEED TO REPORT TO RACE REFEREE AT THE FINISH LINE AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE RACE
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