Racing

Aquathlon

One of the simplest forms of multisport, the sport of Aquathlon consists of a continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running. The International Triathlon Union (ITU) and its member federation organizations sanction competitions and govern the sport. The official distances for the annual ITU Aquathlon World Championships are a 2.5km run, 1km swim, and 2.5km run. This can change if the water temperature is low, and in this instance the race becomes a 1km swim followed by a 5km run.

Aquathlon is an excellent way for novice athletes to enter the world of multisport, and for experienced triathletes to add some spice to their race programs.

Duathlon

The sport of Duathlon is an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg in a format bearing some resemblance to triathlons. The International Triathlon Union governs the sport internationally.

Duathlons are conducted at sprint, standard and long distances. Sprint distance duathlons are a 5 kilometers run, a 20 kilometers bike, and a 2.5 kilometers run. Standard distance duathlons are a 10 kilometers run, a 40 kilometers bike, and a 5 kilometers run. Long distance duathlons have not been standardized but the Powerman Zofingen course is a 10 kilometer run, a 150 kilometer bike and a 30 kilometer run.

Triathlon

A Triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, cycle, and run components. The word “triathlon” is of Greek origin from τρεῖς or treis (“three”) and ἆθλος or athlos (“competition”).

  • Upcoming Events

    Dec
    15
    Fri
    17:30 2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    Dec 15 @ 17:30 – 20:00
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Handicap @ Shaws Bay | East Ballina | New South Wales | Australia
    Over the summer months Ballina Triathlon Club members, family and friends come together at Pop Denison Park, Shaws Bay, to celebrate the end of the school/work week with an Aquathlon social handicap consisting of a[...]
    Dec
    16
    Sat
    14:00 Christmas Party @ Lake Ainsworth
    Christmas Party @ Lake Ainsworth
    Dec 16 @ 14:00 – 23:00
    Ballina Triathlon Club members and their families are invited to our 2017 Xmas Party! We will be having a casual get together at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head on Saturday 16th December from 2pm onwards. For[...]
    Dec
    22
    Fri
    17:30 2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    Dec 22 @ 17:30 – 20:00
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Handicap @ Shaws Bay | East Ballina | New South Wales | Australia
    Over the summer months Ballina Triathlon Club members, family and friends come together at Pop Denison Park, Shaws Bay, to celebrate the end of the school/work week with an Aquathlon social handicap consisting of a[...]
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    ⚡️BALLINA TRI CLUB UPDATE POST⚡️

    This Friday 15th December will be our last swim/run of 2017! Come along with your Xmas cheer and enjoy the last Friday night for 2017.

    Speaking of Xmas cheer. Everyone is welcome to come to the Ballina Tri club Xmas party. Saturday afternoon 16th December from 2pm at lake Ainsworth for a casual swim/run/BBQ. Byo drinks. Please RSVP in FB event for catering.

    We will back on Friday the 5 th January for the 1st swim run 2018.

    The format of the Swim run will also be slightly changed in the New Year....it won’t be timed by timing chips and the timing mat but we will be bringing back the closest to 41 minutes on the clock (by self-handicap) wins a meat tray. 😝

    We will also be doing up a volunteer roster to help out with cooking etc so the same people aren't always doing it so if u are keen to help out on certain dates please let us know

    Thanks and Merry Xmas 🎉
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    Thanks to everyone who came along and raced the Ballina Tri Club race this morning! It was a beautiful day for it and we had a fantastic turn out👍
    A few new members and first timers out there which was so great to see.

    Here are a few photos courtesy of Wes Thompson who was so fast he had time to then take some happy snaps
    Results will be available soon on the website.

    Don't forget to RSVP for BTC Xmas party celebrations next Saturday 16th December at lake Ainsworth from 2pm.
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    Best of luck to our club members taking on the Taupo Ironman 70.3 tomorrow! The race has been reduced to a Duathlon due to algae in the water but nonetheless, there’s a 90 km bike and half marathon to endure! Go hard BTC! ... See MoreSee Less

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    We have had a number of people asking about Club Trisuits (and club kit in general) with sleeves and so I have gotten Cannibal to put our design on their 'Sleeved Elite Trisuit 'as shown. Suits will be $200 and I should have the sizing kit for people to try on for this Fridays Swim Run. After we get an order of 10 it takes 6 weeks for production. We are only re-ordering this item as it seems to be the most asked for by people. Also, there is still some kit left which I will bring this Friday to swim run for people to have a look through. ... See MoreSee Less

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    We had a record turn out for Kingy Tri on Sunday from Ballina Tri club! Congratulations to everyone who raced and finished..it was a beautiful day after the rain cleared. We had some great racing fro...

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