Virtual Club Championships
With most sporting events being cancelled or postponed many of us have written off this season for proper races. The sporting world has been quick to adapt to virtual racing and there are quite a few virtual competitions for those who still want to benchmark themselves against others. As we cannot run the planned Club Champs competition we decided to replace it with a series of virtual races and opted for IRONMAN Virtual Race (IM VR) events as they are FREE and FREQUENT.
Once you have completed an event, please enter your results in the Club Champs spreadsheet at https://tinyurl.com/Tri2O-ClubChamps-2020. As with the previously planned Club Champs we will rank people based on their total time for the event as a percentage or the winner’s time in their age group so please include the winner’s time in the spreadsheet. Unlike the real events you had planned there will probably be thousands of people in your age group!
During the year the club runs the Tri2O Club Championship for members. The aim of the competition is to not only maximise involvement but also get everyone’s race achievements heard and spoken about.
The format for 2020 isn’t going to follow a predetermined set of chosen events but instead we are going to allow all events you compete in to be used towards the competition. There will be awards for Sprint, Standard, Middle Distance and Full Distance races plus a multisport category for Swim/Run, Duathlon or any other combination!
This means any events you’re already signed up for or are preparing for your ‘A Race’ can be counted. Happy days!
However, we will be aiming for a strong orange army turnout at the below flagship events:
Hart Sprint Triathlon– 25th May (cancelled) The Beale Beastie– 7th June (cancelled) Outlaw Half Bowood– 7th June (cancelled)
The scoring will follow a similar format to that used for British Triathlon qualification events.
For example :
Your “score” for a race is your time as a percentage of the winning time in your age category (if you win it would be 100%) Please note that your lowest percentage, i.e. best race result relative to your age category, will be taken in deciding who the winners are for each type of race. The age categories will be divided by the race organisers and not necessarily the 5-year ranges applied by the BTF.
So after competing in a race in one of the above categories please submit your time and the time of the winner in the age category you were competing in within 2 weeks of the race date to firstname.lastname@example.org
A scoreboard for each category will be updated weekly throughout the race season and can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/Tri2O-ClubChamps-2020
The final cut-off date to submit results will be 31st October 2020
Winter Running Competition
During the Winter months we have the Tri2O Winter Running Competition (Tri2O WRC) with a mixture of parkruns, cross country and road races. This is a perfect opportunity for any new members to meet other Tri2O members. Tri2O WRC usually runs from November to March. The Gutbuster in December is one of the most popular races in the Tri2O WRC calendar with over 40 members participating in the mud fest.
Following are the list of events for Tri2O WRC 2019/20 calendar.
You can enter as many races as you like. The best seven age graded results will count to the final score. Of those seven, a maximum of four parkrun (best) results will count.
- 31-Oct – Halloween 5k Night Run
- 09-Nov – Reading parkrun
- 16-Nov – Henley parkrun
- 23-Nov – Prospect parkrun
- 01-Dec – Mapledurham 10k/10m
- 15-Dec – Muddy Welly 5k/10k
- 29-Dec – Gutbuster 10k/10m
- 04-Jan – Woodley parkrun
- 12-Jan – Woodcote 10k
- 25-Jan – Newbury parkrun
- 08-Feb – Bracknell parkrun
- 16-Feb –
- 22-Feb – California Country parkrun
- 05-Mar – Dinton x-Trail run (5 miles)
- 14-Mar – Dinton Pastures parkrun
- 05-Apr –
Reading half marathon
Final results of Tri2O Winter running competition 2019-20 can be found below