Aquathlon

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 Swim leg, followed by a final Run leg.

The distances vary depending on age and capability, however, this is a handicap event with all participants aiming to cross the finish line at 18:41.

Bring along some food (bbq/picnic) and drink to take advantage of the local facilities and catch up with club members to discuss training and racing schedules.

Start: 18:00

Distances:

Event Swim Run
Tiny Tots (-7) 30 m 500 m
Little Kids (7-9) 100 m 1 km
Big Kids (10-12) 200 m 2.5 km
Teens (13-19) 200/400 m 2.5/3.7/5 km
Enticer 200 m 3.7 km
Sprint 400 m 5 km
Long 800 m 10 km

Entry Fees: Free

Course Maps:

Aquathlon Course

Swim Course

The swim takes place in the north eastern end of Shaw’s Bay. The swim is marked by large, highly visible buoys. The event has a staggered start, with competitors starting at a handicap time aimed at them completing the course in 41 minutes.

200m Swim

The 200m swim starts on the beach, heads west thru the “start/finish” bouys before turning south to the “Pub” bouy. A right turn and head north to the “Middle” bouy before turning right and heading south to the “start/finish” bouys, a left turn and heading east to exit the swim.

400m Swim

The 400m swim starts on the beach, heads west thru the “start/finish” bouys before turning south to the “Pub” bouy. A right turn and head north past the “Middle” bouy  to the “North” bouy, before turning right and heading south to the “start/finish” bouys, a left turn and heading east to exit the swim.

Transition

Upon exiting the water competitors run to transition area on the grass and put on running shoes before proceeding along the marked grassed area out of Pop Denison Park and onto Compton Drive.

Run Leg

For 2.5km Run

  • At Compton Drive turn right and proceed to Lighthouse Parade.
  • Turn right off Lighthouse Parade into Fenwick Drive (just before Lighthouse Tower).
  • Continue along Fenwick Drive until it loops back around to Compton Drive.
  • Turn Left at Compton Drive.
  • Turn left returning to Pop Denison Park.

For 3.7km Run

  • At Compton Drive turn right and proceed to Lighthouse Parade.
  • At the end of Lighthouse Parade turn right and proceed along the breakwall walkway.
  • Continue along walkway past picnic area.
  • Turn right where walkway meets footpath along Hill St.
  • CAll Pagesontinue on footpath along Hill St.
  • Turn right into Compton Drive and continue along footpath.
  • Turn right returning to Pop Denison Park.
  • Follow course via the marked grassed area to the finish line.

For 5km Run

  • At Compton Drive turn right and proceed to Lighthouse Parade.
  • At the end of Lighthouse Parade turn right and proceed along the break-wall walkway.
  • Continue along walkway past picnic area.
  • Turn left where walkway meets footpath along Hill St.
  • Continue along footpath over Missingham Bridge past the skate part (on left) and amenities block (on right).
  • Proceed along footpath/walkway to the turnaround point (approximately where the shrubbery ends on the right).
  • Turn around and proceed back along walkway past skate-park and back over Missingham Bridge.
  • Continue on footpath along Hill St.
  • Turn right into Compton Drive and continue along footpath.
  • Turn right returning to Pop Denison Park.
  • Follow course via the marked grassed area to the finish line
  • 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
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    Dec
    16
    Sat
    14:00 Christmas Party @ Lake Ainsworth
    Christmas Party @ Lake Ainsworth
    Dec 16 @ 14:00 – 23:00
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    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
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    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.

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