2019 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE
2019 ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE
2019 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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.
2019 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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
2019 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Slop on SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum sunscreen. Reapply every 2 hours. Slop on a broad brimmed hat. Seek shade. Slide on close fitting sunglasses. When the UV is 3+ The UV Index The World Health Organization’s Global Solar UV Index measures UV levels on a scale from 0 (Low) to 11+ (Extreme). Sun protection is recommended when UV levels are 3 (Moderate) or higher. The UV level is affected by a number of factors including the time of day, time of year, cloud cover, altitude, how close you are to the equator, scattering and reflection. Download the UV App to find sun protection times for your location in Australia.
Visit: myUV.com.au What is UV? Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a type of energy produced by the sun and some artificial sources, such as solariums. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage also causes sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage. UV radiation isn’t like the sun’s light or heat, which we can see and feel. Your senses cannot detect UV radiation, so you won’t notice the damage until it has been done.
2019 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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
2019 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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 email@example.com 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.
2019 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2019 SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON • 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 email@example.com 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.