Mooloolaba Triathlon & Mooloolaba Teams Triathlon
Swim - 1500m 1 lap in the waters off Mooloolaba Beach
Cycle - 40km 1 lap undulating out and back course
Run - 10km undulating 2 lap course along The Esplanade
Registration for all competitors (except ITU World Cup competitors) will take place on Friday 4.00pm - 7.30pm 26th March 2010 and between 12pm - 3.30pm Saturday 27th March 2010 in the registration tent on Beach Terrace. IT IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL TRIATHLETES TO REGISTER AT THIS TIME.
You must show identification (Driver's Licence, Passport etc) to register and your Triathlon Australian Licence if you are a member. At the Registration tent, your name will be crossed off and you will be given your race kit containing Asics visor, Asics Singlet, Endura water bottle & bar, Triathlon Multi Sport Magazine and lots more. This kit is personalised for you and contains your chest number, bike security sticker, ID wristband, helmet sticker, Eyeline swim cap and timing band. Your ID wristband will be put on your wrist by a volunteer upon collection of your kit at Registration- your ID Wristband must be on your wrist at Race Start on Sunday - this is your identity throughout the race. You will also receive a written race briefing - please read this carefully as this is your only race briefing.
Teams will receive one timing band per team (ALL members must wear the timing band, passed from each team member like a relay baton) and race kits for each team member. No competitor will be accepted after Saturday 3.30pm and we cannot be responsible for you arriving late so allow for mishaps when making travel arrangements. It is only necessary for one team member to register for their team, however, they must be able to pass on the team kit to the other team members BEFORE race start.
Please note it is illegal for someone to race under your name or for you to race under someone else's - this will result in suspension from your State Triathlon Association and you are not insured while racing.
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival
26 -- 28 March 2010
ASICS Mooloolaba Twilight 5km Run
Mooloolaba Ocean Swim
THE COURIER-MAIL Mooloolaba Superkidz Triathlon
Mens and Womens Cycling Grand Prix
23 February 2010 Atkinson tipped for triple tri, Emma Moffatt sidelined after bike crash
Gold Coaster Courtney Atkinson will go into Sunday's Round 2 of the National Elite Series race as a favourite following a convincing win in round one. Emma Moffatt will have to watch from the sidelines after a nasty bike fall in training which left her with a broken shoulder, but insists this is only a minor set-back as she prepares to defend her world championship title.
The reigning Dextro Energy ITU World Championship Series champion will also sit out the Mooloolaba World Cup on March 28. The break occurred when Moffatt crashed her bike while descending a wet hill in the Gold Coast Hinterland two weeks ago.
"I didn't think anything was broken at the time, but a week later things weren't improving so I had an MRI and that showed a couple of breaks in the humerus head," Moffatt said.
The prognosis for the 25-year old is that her shoulder will heal completely without surgery, although she will be forced to take approximately six weeks off of swimming.
"At this stage I have ruled out Mooloolaba and then I'll reassess what races I'll do when I get an update on how it's healing," Moffatt added. "I'd still love to race the [World Championship Series] opener in Sydney but I will just have to wait and see how my shoulder progresses and see where my fitness is at.
"I'm still running and riding on the wind trainer, so hopefully that will keep my fitness up and a chance to race in Sydney," said Moffatt.
For 31-year-old Kahlefeldt it will be a return to racing injury free, and he is keen for a hit out after months of training.
"I don't mind racing the short races. I do prefer the longer Olympic distance and my training has been geared for that this pre season for the first round of the WCS in Sydney in April. This will be a fun event to be a part of," said Kahlefeldt.
Even Kahlefeldt is tipping Atkinson for a win this weekend and tactics are out the window, but he will be using this event as a hit out.
"The event is so short it will be hard to use tactics other than putting you head down and going hard. This is Courtney's favourite distance so he will be looking for the win. I haven't done too much speed work so far this season but my training will be getting quicker from now on to get ready for the international season coming up.
"I think this race will hurt more than an Olympic distance but it will allow me to work on the transitions and positioning for the bigger races coming up this year," said Kahlefeldt.
Atkinson is a master of this short course racing and will be hard to beat, but there is no room for any mistakes.
"You just can't afford any slip ups in this type of racing. I'm looking forward to it. They're a lot of fun and certainly sharpen up your transition skills," said Atkinson.
South Africa's Kate Roberts showed this type of racing suited her as she took out round one from one of Australia's most promising juniors and former dual silver medallist Ashleigh Gentle.
A strong international contingent will also join Roberts. Current World Duathlon Champion Frintova Vendula from the Czech Republic will be hoping to keep out of trouble after getting caught up in a bike incident out of transition in round one and challenge for a top three place.
It will be a battle between the Australian's and the rest of the world with Chilli's number one ranked female Barbara Riveros and the Ukraine's Yuliya Sapunova looking for a clean sweep of the women's series by the internationals. They have made their training bases here in Australia ahead of the Mooloolaba ITU World Cup and the Dextro Energy Triathlon -- ITU World Championship opener in Sydney on 11 April.
Former world number one Annabel Luxford will make her debut for 2010 and will be using the race to sharpen up ahead of Mooloolaba and Sydney.
Seniors Felicity Abram and Sarah Crowley along with a host of our juniors including Gentle, Emma Jackson and Holly Aitken will put everything on the line to ensure that doesn't happen.
The Triple Super Sprint format will see the athletes contest a 250m swim | 5km cycle | 1.6km run completed three times at intervals. First race gets underway at 6.40am, then 7.15am and final race at 8.00am.
The elite field has also been capped due to the tight racing over the Triple Super Sprint course.
1700 age group competitors will contest one of three distances on offer. Racing gets underway from 6.40am with the Elite Males.
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