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February 1st – ENTRY IS OPEN to the first 1500 individuals and teams only. No extensions; wait list or late entries… Full course; last chance to compete a 70.3 in Canberra
January 22nd - The 14th Ironman 70.3 Canberra is set for December 15th 2013 – first 1,500 entries only will be accepted. Course will be as for 2011 race… Look for web updates and entry opening on February 1st.
December 18th – Preliminary Results now posted to the website under Athlete > Results. Congratulations to Tim Reed and Annabel Luxford on winning the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Canberra
December 10th – SPECIAL RULE – DECEMBER 16th Special Rule for Canberra Ironman 703 This Special Rule applies to all Age Group competitors in the Ironman 70.3 Canberra. Due to current major road construction in Canberra, a new 5 lap cycle course has been designed to ensure competitors are safe on the cycle leg in this year’s event. This, combined with the new wave starts, will ensure a fair event as well. The Draft Zone in the Race Competition Rule 3.9(b) will be changed for this event for all Age Group competitors. The Draft Zone will be 7 metres instead of 12 metres. That means when passing a forward competitor or motorcycle, the rear competitor is allowed a maximum of 15 seconds to pass through the 7m draft zone. Failure to observe this may result in a drafting penalty. This special rule will be strictly enforced.
Ironman 70.3 Canberra
December 6th – A revised version of the Competitor’s Information Booklet is now available for download from the website – it will assist making your day on Dec 16th the very best it can be…
December 4th - IMPORTANT NEWS FOR DECEMBER 16th Hello There and welcome to an important newsletter covering changes to the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Canberra. We hope your training has been good and you are ready to race. As those of you following us on FaceBook, Twitter and via the website will know, on-going road-works have deeply affected the regular bike course in Canberra. With a fair and safe race our paramount goal, we’ve been working with local authorities, and with Triathlon Australia, to make for such a race on the modified bike course, which will cover five laps (last used during the flooding of 2010). So, the 2012 race will take on a different schedule for race morning, with an earlier start time for some, so it’s VERY important to read and digest the following information. The compulsory briefing (NOTE: THIS IS NOW REQUIRED BY LAW IN THE ACT) will now take place as a briefing for each of two start groups on Sunday only. The first is at 5:30am, and will be set for those in Group 1 start waves and will be in the top car-park at Rond Terraces, at the race venue. The second is at 7:00am and will be set in the transition on the grass below the stairs for those starting in Group 2 waves.
Please note the revised Sunday December 16th Schedule as below: 5.30 Briefing Group 1 6.15 Pro wave starts 6.25 M18-24 – 25-29 6.30 M30-34 6.35 M35-39 Then a time gap 7.00 Briefing Group 2 7.45 M40-44 7.50 M45+ 7.55 F18-24 – F25-29 – F45+ 8.00 F30-34 – F35-39 – F40-44 8.10 Teams So we have two briefings, one in the car-park transition and one in the grass terrace transition. Please also note that because of the spread start times we will not be having any body numbering this year so do not lose your bib numbers you’ll get at Registration.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th: Saturday will feature extended Registration hours, commencing at 10:00am through until 5:00pm. So there’s no need to rush the starting time; unless you want to stay in a queue for a while. (: The briefing, normally held Saturday evening, will now be on Sunday morning; and do note that bike check in WILL parallel registration, IE: 10:00am until 5:00pm Saturday. DO NOTE that there is NO bike check in Sunday morning and none will be allowed.
REGISTRATION REMINDER: A quick reminder to everyone competing in Ironman 70.3 Canberra that you MUST bring your Photo ID, as well as your TA card/license (proof of TA membership) to Saturday registration before bike check in. You will not be allowed to register without both these items, but those participants who have entered as non-members (IE: With a One Day license) will be ID’d at registration. Those who claim TA membership but cannot prove it will be able to race upon payment of $25-00 to purchase a one-race membership. Non-members will not be eligible for TA points to Long Distance teams – all entries may qualify for the Ironman World Champs 70.3.
CHANGE IN IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING SLOTS ALLOCATIONS With the changes to the start times for the 2012 race, there will also be a change to the qualifying slot pick up time. The Ironman 70.3 Canberra is offering 30 qualifying slots to the 2013 Ironman World Championships 70.3 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, which will be distributed following the event in accordance with WTC Policy. The final allocation of slots x age group will be posted on the notice board prior to Saturday registration. Automatic qualifiers can now accept their slot by attending the Post Race Centre, located in the Glebe Room on the LG floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, between 4.30 and 5pm. Following this period we will roll down any remaining slots. Competitors must pay $US350 (or the equivalent in Australian dollars, as nominated by the race organisation) at the time of accepting their slot.
INFORMATION BOOKLET: A revised version of the 2012 Competitor’s Information booklet will be available to download from www.ironmancanberra.com in this week. look for the Version 2 copy for the LATEST information to make your race weekend the best it can be! WIN with the Capilano Sweet Tweet of the Day! And now some fun news! Capilano is offering some sweet & tasty tri ‘bling’ for the top 3 ‘Tweets’ on Saturday and on Sunday at Ironman 70.3 Canberra! All you have to do to enter is upload a photo to your Twitter account of you with the Capilano Honey Shotz gang, mascot or getting your Honey Shotz on, then tag @Capilano_Honey to WIN a prize pack including a Honey Shotz cycling shirt, 1 year 220 Triathlon magazine subscription, box of Honey Shotz, hat & water bottle, not to mention a whole lotta healthy honey!
EXPO: Check out a hot Expo in Canberra this year with some great gear on show and sale from the folks at Endura, Rocket Science Sports, Capilano, the Bike Shed and others, including HUUB, FastGear, AquaShop, SkinFit, Injinji, ON shoes and Computrainer. We’ll update more in the final newsletter early next week.
November 15th - Breaking News: due to the ongoing roadworks on Cotter Road we have had to modify the bike course for 2012. The roadworks have heavily impacted a section of Cotter Road and created a dangerous situation for bikes. To ensure a safe course we have worked with the authorities in Canberra and will be using the alternative course that we last used in 2010. This involves using Lady Denman drive to link between Parkes Way and Cotter Rd . Lady Denman joins with Cotter Rd after the section of roadworks. The good and bad news depending on your liking for hills is that this forced change has taken out the major hilly section of the course, which now increases from 3 laps to 5 laps. Details on the revised course will be included in the Race Guide due to be released today and will be available for download from the Athlete’s heading. Please note these changes have been necessary to allow the event to proceed in 2012.
October 26th -Our pro field for the Ironman 70.3 Canberra stands as below, in alphabetical order
|Van Berkel, Tim||M||AUS||NSW|
|Witz Barnes, Roger||M||ENG|
October 25th - ENTRY for the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Canberra has sold out. Note that all entry is not closed and due to an over subscription to entries there will be no waiting list. We would like to thank ALL the race supporters for allowing this race to set an all new record, with in excess of 1500 entries received as at 9:00am this morning! Safe training and happy racing to all!
October 23rd - Latest rumours dispelled – do note that water quality results are released weekly through the NCA website on a Friday but as of last Thursday the Central Basin (where we swim), is listed as
Zone Status: Open:
Algae Status: Low Bacteria Levels: Low But also note we remain two months out from the swim and so we’ll also be checking and liaising with officials weekly; not listening to rumours. September 20: Entry for the Ironman 70.3 Canberra now at 90% for individual entries; limited slots remain for team entries. 30 slots for the World Champs; and great race too! September 7th – Exciting news for athletes looking to qualify for the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in September 2013, to be held at Lake Las Vegas. We now have 30 slots available which will be allocated, according to the race results, on Sunday afternoon, 16th December at 3:30pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. January 14th – Great opening day for entries – don’t worry if you didn’t make it – slots do remain for individual and team entries January 12th - Entries open tomorrow at 10am AEDT (Sydney time) January 5th - Entries for 2012 race to open Friday January 13th!