Duathlon Race

During the winter months, Hills Tri Club hosts an open sanctioned duathlon race. Yes – race entry is open to everyone (must meet the minimum age restrictions set down in the Triathlon Australia Participant Policy document).

The race is perfect for athletes who are looking to stay fit during the cooler months with some fun and competitive racing. Our popular duathlon Series attracts up to 250-300 competitors, in an electronically timed and Triathlon Australia sanctioned race environment.

1st / 2nd / 3rd place medals per 10yr Age Group for the sprint race!

Duathlon Date is Sunday 21 July 2019 at 9am.

Registration from 8am – 8:40am
(Juniors 7-9 years Registration 8am – 8:30am)




This is the Hills Triathlon Club Duathlon, which is being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith. Registration and transition are located on the ‘island’, west of the grandstand. Parking will be on the Island next to the transition area.  Please do not park on the grass.  If the carpark is full, go back over the bridge and park on the opposite side.


Maps of the course are available on our Facebook page (Hills Tri Club) and will be available at the registration desk on race day.


This will take place on race day. At Registration, you may be required to produce some form of I.D. (drivers licence, T.A. licence). Only competitors will be permitted to enter the transition area.


  • Juniors 7-9 years at 8:30am in transition
  • All other events 8:50am on the hill


The below times are estimated only

  • 8:40am 7-9 years

The following will not commence until 7-9 years have cleared the bike course –

  • 9:00am Male
  • 9:02am Female and Teams
  • 9:04am Enticer
  • 9:05am Juniors 10-11 years


The Hills Triathlon Club Race Series will use an electronic timing system, involving of an electronic chip attached to an ankle band. Your responsibilities as a competitor include:

  • When you register, you will be issued with your Timing Band.
  • You must wear the Timing Band at all times while racing. The timing band with the chip must be attached to your left ankle before you check into transition. You must leave it on until you finish the entire race. It is a means of recording your finish times across the special timing points located at the end of each leg of the race.
  • At the completion of the race you will be required to remove the timing band and hand it to Officials prior to leaving the finish compound area.
  • As you have acknowledged on your entry contract, the timing chip and band is on loan and you are committed to returning the band intact with the chip to the Hills Triathlon Club or pay a $20.00 fee.
  • It is imperative that you return the timing band to the race dropout clerk at the finish should you withdraw from the race at any time. It is essential for us to know where you are on the course at all times for your safety and our ability to post accurate official results post race.


You are reminded of your acceptance of entry conditions, waiver release and indemnification. Please note this is a legal part of the form and affects your rights. You have attested your physical condition to participate in this event. If you have developed a medical condition since you registered to enter this should be brought to attention and, where deemed appropriate by the Race Director, a medical certificate produced.


Qualified First Aid Personnel will be on duty at transition. Please ask for medical help if you have the slightest hint you may need it. Any aid given by race medical personnel on the course is permissible and will not lead to disqualification. If, however, you have any other outside assistance you will be disqualified. You will be withdrawn from the race only if you require transportation, IV fluids, or if medical personnel consider your continued participation presents a danger to the health or welfare of you or others.


There will be a drink station in front of the grandstand that athletes will pass during both run legs.  Athletes are encouraged to have a water bottle on their bike.


Toilet blocks are located behind the eastern end of the grandstand approximately 100 metres from the transition area as well as in the boat shed behind the grandstand.


Competitors will be allocated a race number. The bike number must be affixed to the seat post of the bike and the helmet number to the front of the helmet. The bib number must be worn during the run leg. Race belts will be available for purchase from the registration tent.

If teams have different runners, then you will need to transfer the bib number over to each runner, we recommend using a race belt.


You should ensure that your bike is in race worthy condition and you must wear a Bike Helmet that carries an Australian Standards Approved Sticker. You should ensure that it is adjusted properly.


Enter the transition zone only after you have registered at the registration area and only enter by the entrance that will be manned by Technical Officials from Triathlon Australia. When entering transition your helmet should be on your head with the chin straps clipped together as if you were ready to race. A visual inspection of your helmet and bike will be carried out by the Technical Officials as you enter the transition zone.

The transition area will close at the beginning of the race briefing. Bags must not be left in the transition area. A separate bag area is provided. Officials will remove any bags that are left in the transition area and put them in the bag area. Plastic bags are also to be removed as they can be a trip hazard during the race.


Triathlon Australia rules will be applied to the HILLS TRIATHLON CLUB Races. Please refer to them if in any doubt on any aspect of the race. You will be able to discuss any questions/issues with the Technical Officials at the entry to transition on the day. A copy of the rules is available at the web address below:


Any special rules that may be applied by the Race Director will be notified to you at the Pre-race Briefing. The Race Director and Technical Official are in charge of race safety and logistics. The race director is responsible for providing a safe race course and has taken steps to make the race safe and enjoyable. Competitors are responsible for their own safety, the safety of their own equipment and are to be considerate of the safety of others.

Outside Assistance:

There are sufficient viewing areas on the course for your family, friends, coaches and supporters to see you during the race. Do not allow them to automatically disqualify you by being on the course with you.


  • DO NOT bike, drive or run beside a competitor on any part of the course, as you will guarantee the disqualification of that competitor.
  • DO NOT use permanent paint or crayon for graffiti on any road. Chalk is acceptable but where permanent paint graffiti is identified to a competitor, that competitor will be disqualified.
  • DO make sure your competitor has read and knows the Rules and has thoroughly read this document.


This is an issue with the event centre and we do not want complaints about the extent of discarded wrappers from the race. Please avoid discarding energy bar/gel wrappers and, where available, use garbage bins particularly on the run course. There is provision for disqualification for littering on the course.


RUN 1:

5km– Sprint

2km – Enticer and 12 years

1km – Juniors 10-11 years

500m – Juniors 7-9 years

SPRINT: The first run will be a complete lap of the Regatta Centre main competition lake in an anti-clockwise direction on the inner pedestrian path. You will start on the main road which will merge into a single lane prior to crossing the bridge from the island. You will follow the road until directed onto the pedestrian path on the far side of the competition lake. Please keep to the left unless passing another competitor.

ENTICER, 12 YEARS & 10-11 YEAR JUNIORS: The first run will be along the north side of the Regatta Centre lake and will be an out and back course starting from the same place as the sprint.  The first run is 2 laps. You run out to the sign for your age group, run back to transition and loop around the path at the far end of transition, you then got back out to the turn around sign before heading into transition.

7-9 YEAR JUNIORS: You will start on the main road hill and run onto the footpath that leads around the front of the lake, you will then run up to the finish chute and into transition.

TRANSITION 1: Run 1 to Cycle

At the completion of first run leg, you will run through the finish line to enter transition. 


20km – Sprint

10km – Enticer and Juniors 12 years

5 km – Juniors 10-11yrs

3 km – Juniors 7-9 years

The cycle course is a loop around the competition lake which is 5km long in an anti-clockwise direction.

  • Sprint = 20 kms = 4 laps
  • Enticer & Juniors = 2 laps
  • 10-11 years = 1 lap

The 7 -9- year junior event cycle legs exits transition along the running path and follows the path past the grandstand, once past the grandstand, veer left then turn right onto the cycle path.  Cycle out to a turn- around point (just before the bridge) then turn around.  Follow the cycle path around the back of the grandstand and up over the hill to transition.  Stay right at all times when going to and from the turn point.

You must overtake on the righthand side of another cyclist and must cycle to the left side of the course except when overtaking.

Please note that, while the Regatta Centre is closed to all vehicular traffic there may be pedestrians or other cyclists on the course. Competitors must be alert to the possibility of encountering a pedestrian at all times and must be prepared to give way to any pedestrians if a collision is possible.

TRANSITION 2 – Cycle to Run 2:

At the completion of cycle leg, ensure you dismount your bike before the dismount line and then proceed to the bike entry point. Do not take your helmet off until the bike is fully racked in its original position. Teams will need to transfer the timing chip to the runner’s left ankle at the designated team change point.

RUN 2:

2.5km– Sprint

1km – Enticer and 12 years

500m – Juniors 10-11 years

500m – Juniors 7-9 years

The course for Run 2 is the sealed path on the Northern edge of the main competition lake and is an out and back course of a single lap for each distance. All competitors MUST run on the right-hand side of this run course.


If there are extreme temperatures Triathlon NSW Hot weather guidelines will be considered. This includes

  • Rescheduling the event
  • Decreasing the bike and run distances
  • Additional drink stations
  • Specific cooling within the recovery area

For all Junior races the run leg will be changed to run a short loop from transition run exit along the footpath to the finish chute.


After crossing the Finish Line, please remove your timing chip and hand it to a race official at the finish chute. You will then move into a finish area where refreshments will be available for you.


After the race, all competitors, supporters, volunteers and their families are invited to enjoy light refreshments at no additional cost.


Results will be finalised and available after the event.

Nichole Edsall

Race Director

Hills Triathlon Club


0427 779 285