Interclub 02 calendar launch for Sydney
The Sydney Triathlon League Calendars for Interclub 02 have now been finalised.
All three Leagues, The Sydney Triathlon Premier League, Sydney Triathlon League 1 and Sydney Triathlon League 2 will operate on identical race calendars.
It will all kick off with back to back Duathlons in July.
Round 1 is at the Sydney International Regatta Centre for the Hills Triathlon Club Duathlon which is a WQE (Worlds Qualifying Event) and is set to feature a strong field of athletes with aspirations of representing Australia. Capacity is 300 so get in quickly.
Round 2 is the following weekend and will see clubs and their athletes descend upon Berry for the Berry Duathlon which is also the NSW State Duathlon Championships.
Come the end of July, two of the nine events on the Calendar will be completed and title, promotion and relegation battles will already begin to take shape. A fast start is essential.
There is a 12 week break before Round 3 and the iconic Nepean Triathlon. The oldest event still running in NSW and always a fan favourite. A fast course and an opportunity for clubs who missed out during Duathlon season, to make the mark.
Round 4 is Kurnell #1 in late November which is also a WQE. The last event on the Calendar in 2019, this could be a make or break round for clubs and their momentum.
It is back to Kurnell for Round 5 for the NSW State Sprint Championships and the first Interclub event of 2020. Australia Day weekend is all set to start with a bang.
Another WQE is set for Round 6 as the Sydney Interlcub heads to the Shire and the Richie Walker Aquathlon hosted by Cronulla Triathlon Club. A much loved event which will deliver some hard and fast racing in a beautiful setting.
Big Husky is back and all set to be Round 7 on the Sydney Interclub. The Long Course (Ultimate) event is the Performance Point earning race but the whole weekend will see clubs and athletes earn Participation Points.
A bad round at this point could spell the end for club aspirations.
Round 8 is the Wollongong Triathlon in April. One more WQE for the season as athletes hope to qualify for Australia in the Standard Distance. A make or break round, likely to have clubs scrambling for points as they fight for title honours, promotion or relegation survival.
Club Champs will again be a Double Points round with the date to be announced shortly.
South Coast, North Coast and New England calendars for Interclub 02 will be released in the coming weeks.