Lusus: Cycling Events
Lusus: Cycling Events

Redhub Triathlon/Duathlon MTB and Road

Location: Cradle Moon lakeside Game Lodge

Date: Sunday, 27 January 2019

Details

REDHUB EVENT #1 27 JANUARY 2019

Redhub 2019 series for Triathletes and Duathletes.

Key points for the event and series:

JOIN US FOR EVENT 1 ON 27 JANUARY 2019. (date changed to avoid some key clashes with other events).

Redhub will host the event at Cradle Moon Lodge as always, catering for Road Triathletes, Cross Triathletes and Duathletes. Both road and MTB Triathletes will have Standard distances or Sprint format distances, A total of 6 options on the day.

REDHUB SERIES POINTS SYSTEM:

The point system created good traction in 2018! For 2019 we hope to have some fierce competition amongst participants.

The calculations as done for 2018 were complex and will be simplified for 2019.

For 2019 the first 5 Events rather than all 6 events will be used to calculate points, therefore participants who take part in all 5 Events could score higher points by calculating results in all events rather than best finishes. The final event for 2019 will be a stand-alone race day and will incorporate an Ultra Event plus Series winners will be announced. This will allow ample time to calculate the final series final results, rather attempting to do so in real time. Points will again be awarded: 10 for win in category, 7 for second, 5 for third, 3 for fourth and 1 for 5th place. For 2018 we had only points to work from rather than points and accumulated times, which resulted in multiple participants scoring equal points without being able to rank them individually.( where multiple participants finished in the same position in 3rd, we did not award trophies) We will keep accumulated times over the series for 2019 to be able to resolve this issue.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A category for junior athletes will be available for Duathletes , Sprint Road Triathlon and for Cross lite MTB distance.

For the Duathlon entry fees will be R360. The Duathlon format will be 4/40/5 km for road athletes and 4/25/5 km for MTB athletes.

Entry fees will be R450 for the Standard Road and longer Cross triathlon.

Entry fee for the Sprint distance and shorter Cross Triathlon will be R345.

All entry fees will include day licenses for athletes not registered with TSA.

The event will remain, the family fun day out for the not so serious, an ideal format for the novice, but also an opportunity for the serious racers to test form, get into race shape for other events and achieve bragging rights by placing high in the results.

Our aim is to maintain the event as the affordable, must do, fun event on the calendar. Cradle Moon Lodge is the ideal venue, with ample developing facilities, great natural beauty, plenty wild animals to see and much more as we develop the event.From a cost perspective, events are very expensive and much harder to sustain financially as is generally understood. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding. We have turned the corner financially without a sponsor but are working to conclude sponsorship to improve the event in general and to enable us to afford better rewards, safety and controls.

We do of course need sufficient participation to raise funds, develop the event into the premium event we envisage, so please share this information with your friends and family.

Get your entry in for 27 JANUARY 2019. Redhub#1.

Entries for 27 JANUARY will close at midnight 24 JANUARY. Late entries on the day will cost an additional R50.

Start times on 27 JANUARY will be:Standard Road Triathlon, Cross Triathlon and Duathlon 7:00am. Sprint Triathlon and Cross Light TRI at 7:00 am.

Race briefing will be at 6h40 am.

Registration on the morning at the venue will be from 5;30 am.

Race rules will be in accordance with TSA published rules. Standard road triathlon will be NON-DRAFTING and sprint distance will be a drafting ALLOWED race.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL RUNS ARE OFF-ROAD trail runs. Not technical in nature, but still undulating. A great different experience for road Triathletes.

We have ALL the dates for 2019 available on our website under 2019 dates. Have a look at the dates and also Redhub associated dates on the website to plan your season!