The Galway Triathlon Club Aquathon Series is back for 2015 and will commence on Tuesday night 16th June on Grattan Beach. The series includes a number of races of a 750m* Swim and 5km run with the venues moving between a number of locations. This year there will be 7 races in the Series – The last race (8th) will be a handicapped race open to GTC only. Last year there was 6 races in total.
For the first time this year the Aquathon Series in association with Zurich Life will be open to members of all Triathlon Clubs in Galway. Due to the low tides mid-week for most of the summer months this year, race will rotate between Grattan Beach, Dangan, Spiddal & Loughrea Lake.
All events will start at 7pm sharp, participants need to sign in each night and are asked to be at the race venue by 6.30pm to allow time to sign in and set up your transition area.Pre-registration each week is required through EventBrite. Each week the link will be circulated and athletes must register online by 4pm on the day of each race in the Series so we can adequately accommodate all participants. This year we will be providing race finish times only, we will not be providing swim finish/ transitions/ lap times.
Entry for the series is €10 this covers you for all races, payable on your first night of racing in the Series. Please note the €10 entry fee is for the full series regardless of how many races you participate in.
The Annual GTC Bake off will take place as part of the Series and tea/ coffee will be available for all athletes after each race, you are encouraged to bring some treats to the events on a Tuesday night for the ‘Bake Off’
There will be a social night out and prize giving after the conclusion of the series. Please keep an eye on your club Facebook page and the Galway Triathlon Club Website for updates to the series and the weekly sign up
Registration Link for Race 1 is http://gtcaquathonrace1grattanbeach.eventbrite.ie
The rules are very simple
You must be a member of GTC/Tri Sport/Predator/Tri Lakes/ NUIG Triathlon clubs to participate in the Aquathon Series 2015
You must be a member or Triathlon Ireland and bring your TI licence to the first night you race the Series
To be eligible to win the series
You must marshal at least one race and are allowed to ‘miss’ one race.
You must race 5 races out of the first 7 events to win the Series.
There will be 2 Competitions this year:
The Aquathon Series 2015
Male and Female Winners - This is calculated on a cumulative points basis. Points are award for your best 5 races, 100 points for 1st place, 99 for second, 98 for 3rd and so on. 500 points are awarded for marshalling a race (you will only be awarded one set of 500 points for marshalling duty). No ‘stand in’s for marshalling will be permitted at any stage, you must complete your marshal duty. No exceptions
Each club can run a Club Championship in parallel with the overall Aquathon Series. GTC will award an overall prize to the GTC winners from the standings in the main competition.
The FINAL( 8th) race will be a handicapped race and will be open to GTC members only i.e. the slowest athlete will start first, the fastest athlete will start last. First past the finish line wins. GTC members must have completed a minimum of 5 races and marshalled at 1 race to be eligible to win the handicap race.
GTC Aquathon Series Dates & Locations
Please direct any queries to Cara and swim team on firstname.lastname@example.org