Williamstown Elite Triathlon Performance Youth and Junior Invitational
Incorporating Kids Fun
Location: Williamstown beach Swimming and lifesaving club
Date:Sunday 5th of April, 2020
Event director: Mat Tippett
Race director: Neil Brewster
Summary of events:
Fun Tri Challenge (7-11 years)
Start time: 7:30am
Finish time: 8:05am
Cost per participant: $30
Youth Elite Triathlon invitational (12-15 years)
Start time: 8:00am
Finish time: 8:30am
Cost per participant: $80
Junior Elite Triathlon invitational (16-19 years)
Start time: 8:10am
Finish time: 9:15am
Cost per participant: $80
Event specific course requirements:
Swim - 750m
Bike - 20km
Run - 5km
Swim - 350m
Bike - 10km
Run - 2.5km
Kids Fun Tri:
Swim - 150m
Bike - 3km
Run - 1km
The Williamstown Elite Triathlon Performance swim course is a beach start at the iconic Williamston Foreshore. Located at the Eastern end, Junior competitors will run into the water and enjoy a long and fast wade run then swim directly out for approximately 175m. A sharp right hand turn will then take competitors back to the beach for a short beach run and back into the water to complete the second part of this unique M shape swim course. Once heading back toward the beach competitors will make a left turn around the breakwater and exit the swim with another wade run.
Youth athletes will also be treated to a beach start at the half way mark of the Junior course. Also gaining the benefits of a long wade run, Youth athletes will head directly out for approximately 200m then complete a sharp right hand turn and head back toward the beach making the same left hand turn around the breakwater as the Junior athletes.
After exiting the water athletes run past the historic WSLSC main hall and then hit the transition area and head out onto the multi lapped bike course.
Junior: 750m looped course M shape including beach run in middle of swim and beach start.
Youth: 350m swim - second section of the Junior swim with a beach start
Kids: 150m wade/swim in a triangle shape. Start location is the same as the Youth
With a combination of speed and technical aspects, this ride course involves tight corners, speed humps, U Turns and bluestone segments. Riders will skilfully navigate their way through the picturesque Williamstown foreshore with gorgeous views of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne City skyline and the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park.
Junior: 20km - 5 x 4km laps
Youth: 8km 2 x 4km laps
Kids: 4km - 1 x lap out and back of the Junior and Youth bike course.
Flat and fast along existing walking paths overlooking the clear waters of Williamstown Beach and surrounding park lands. This course heads West from WSLSC to just before Williamstown Tennis Club. Athletes U Turn before the Williamstown Tennis Club and are lucky enough to benefit from a gradual downhill back to the beach precinct to commence the next lap or head into the finish chute. The finish chute for athletes is located at the WSLSC just past the turnaround point. Athletes will run into the finish chute, take off the timing chip and be ushered into the WSLSC recovery area.
Junior: 2 x 2.5km out and back laps
Youth: 1 x 2.5km laps
Kids: 1k out and back course on walking paths
Note: all distances will comply with Triathlon Australia Standards
Key times on race day:
Swim course map:
bike course map:
RUN course map:
The Williamstown Elite Triathlon Performance Invitational will be the only Triathlon of its kind in Victoria. It is a mixture of Junior and Youth athletes racing in the high octane draft legal version of Triathlon on a multi lapped course.
The top 150 Junior and Youth athletes from the Southern States of Australia will be invited to race.
This will be match racing at its best!
A course designed to test athlete capabilities. Williamstown Beach can be seen as the last bastion of Triathlon in Melbourne. This unique community offers a homely country feel in an iconic cosmopolitan precinct. The community focus in Williamstown is second to none and athletes will benefit from a welcoming atmosphere, vibrant community, heaps of local support and an unbeatable venue.
“I can’t wait to toe the start line in my local race. It's exciting for me being an ambassador of this event. It’s the only junior specific draft legal race in Victoria and the organisers have put together a fast technical course.”
Australian Junior Triathlon Champion (2018-19 season)