SUPER LEAGUE TRIATHLON
RACE RULES & REGULATIONS

1

Introduction

1.1

Purpose

  • This Competition Rules (“Rules”) are adopted by Super League Triathlon (SLT) and govern the administration of all professional races and events organized by Super League Holdings and its Subsidiaries.

  • These Rules specify the conduct and behavior of athletes during SLT competitions. Where this Rules do not specify, the rules of ITU, FINA, UCI, IAAF, FIS, USAT will apply in their specific segments, unless SLT Technical Committee (TC) decides otherwise;

1.2

Intention:

  • The Rules are intended to:

    • a)
      Create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, equality, and fair play;
    • b)
      Provide safety and protection; 

    • c)
      Emphasize ingenuity and skill without unduly limiting the athlete’s freedom of action;
    • d)
      Penalize athletes who gain an unfair advantage. 

1.3

Language and Communication:

  • a)

    The official language of SLT Events is English;

  • b)

    All communications will be communicated to all athletes in English;

  • c)

    Organization Committees (OCs) will communicate at least in English, even if another language is used in parallel.

1.4

Engaged Parties:

  • a)

    EB: Super League Triathlon Executive Board (Michael D’hulst, Trent Taylor, Shane Smith, Chris McCormack, MP Triathlon Australia);

  • b)

    OC: Super League Triathlon Organization Committee.

1.5

Specific Regulations:

  • A Race Director may approve the addition of specific regulations for a particular race, provided that:

    • a)
      Each additional specific regulation does not conflict with another SLT Competition Rule;
    • b)
      Each additional specific regulation is made available in written form and is announced at the athletes’ briefing; and or at the earliest possible time prior to race start 
and
    • c)
      EB and OC have to be informed of the additional specific regulations prior to the implementation.
1.6

Rule Updates:

  • The Rules may be changed from time to time by the SLT TC at its discretion, with the approval of the SLT Executive Board. Any rule change(s) shall be advised in writing to OCs at the earliest possible time.

2

CONDUCT OF ATHLETES:

2.1

General Conduct:

  • Triathlon involves many athletes and race tactics are part of the interaction between athletes. Athletes will:

    • a)

      Comply with the Super League Athlete contract;

    • b)

      To be able to compete, athletes should be in excellent physical condition. Their health and welfare is of paramount importance. By starting in a race, the athletes declare they are in good health and re in appropriate physical condition to complete the race;

    • c)

      Practice good sportsmanship at all times;

    • d)

      Be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others;

    • e)

      Know, understand and follow the Rules, available from the SLT event website;

    • f)

      Obey traffic regulations and instructions from race officials;

    • g)

      Treat officials, volunteers, and spectators with respect and courtesy;

    • h)

      Inform a Technical Official after withdrawing from the race. In case the athletes fail to do this, it may result in a loss of points;

    • i)

      Compete without receiving assistance other than from event personnel and officials;

    • j)

      Not dispose of rubbish or equipment around the course except at clearly identified places, such as aid stations or rubbish disposal points. All items must be kept with the athlete and returned to their transition spot;

    • k)

      Not attempt to gain an unfair advantage from any external vehicle or object;

    • l)

      Follow the prescribed course.

2.2

Outside assistance:

  • The assistance provided by event personnel or Technical Officials is allowed but is limited to providing drinks, nutrition, mechanical and medical assistance, upon the approval of the Race Director. Athletes competing in the same race may assist each other with incidental items such as, but not restricted to, nutrition and drinks after an aid station and pumps, tubular tires, inner tubes and puncture repair kits.

2.3

Doping Control:

  • The Super League Triathlon as an event organizer of elite and age group events is dedicated to creating a clean sport by working closely with Triathlon Australia and other federations to uphold the World Anti-Doping Code.

    Each Super League Triathlon will be operated in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, which represents the standard in the global fight against doping. The rules, procedures and policies are developed to protect athlete rights and responsibilities, to deter and detect doping in a scientifically valid and legally defensible way and to define sanctions that ensure consistency and mutual recognition among other Anti-Doping Organizations, including each country National Triathlon Federation.

    Applicable Rules: The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the document that harmonizes regulations regarding anti-doping in sport across all sports and all countries of the world. The Code provides a framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations for sport organizations and public authorities.

    Please refer to the attached World Anti-Doping Code (Code)

2.4

Eligibility:

  • a)

    The participation in the Super League Championship and Qualifier Series are on invitation basis. Only athletes who have a contract with Super League Holdings and are part of the Super League Athletes Association are eligible to participate in either of these Event Series.

  • b)

    The OC has no authority or capacity to contract athletes directly to the event.

2.5

Insurance:

  • All athletes competing in Super League Triathlon events must have personal insurance coverage.

    This insurance must cover:

    Athletes competing in Super League Triathlon events will be covered during the race by Triathlon Australia’s Insurance Policy as part of the sanctioning fee.

    It is recommended athletes also have their own medical insurance cover for the following:

    • a)
      Any accident occurring before, during and after any competition;
    • b)
      Any sickness that an athlete could suffer during a trip to a competition or event;
    • c)
      Liability caused by an athlete during the competition.
2.6

Registration:

  • The contracted athletes will sign in each day at the Pre-Race Technical Briefing

2.7

Uniform:

  • a)

    Pro athletes are required to wear race apparels, which may include but is not restricted to race suits, compression apparel, hats and head ware, gloves, socks, which is dictated and or provided by race organizer in accordance with the athlete agreement.

  • b)

    Athletes may wear the helmet of their individual sponsor and the sponsor logo may appear on the helmet to a maximum size of 5cmx5cm. Athletes must wear a yellow, black or red helmet.

2.8

Race numbers:

  • Super League Athletes and Super League Championship athletes will be provided with race numbers imbedded into their provided race suits.

2.9

Timing and Results:

  • a)

    In the event that two athletes tie for a place, and their performances cannot be separated they will be awarded the same rank, and the next athlete to finish behind them will occupy the same rank plus two places.

  • b)

    Overall daily results will be official once the Race Referee signs them. Incomplete results can be declared official at any time. The Race Director will use all the resources available to decide the final position of every athlete. The information from technology will be used to assist in the decision making process. The Race Referee may decide, based on the available evidence, that a race is tied if there is no way of defining which athlete crossed the line first. Results of tied athletes will be sorted according to race numbers.

3

FORMAT DISCRIPTIONS:

3.1

The Triple Mix:

  • Athletes complete three (3) rounds of all three (3) disciplines with a ten (10) minute break between rounds starting from the winner of each rounds finish time. If the athlete does not finish within these ten (10) minute, he will be eliminated of the next race.

    The order of the disciplines in each round is altered as follows:

    Round 1: 300m Swim-6km Bike-2km Run

    Round 2: 2km Run-6km Bike-300m Swim

    Round 3: 6km Bike-300m Swim-2km Run

    The first person across the line determines the winner of each round Athlete will choose their starting position on course for the following round in order of their finish position from the previous round.. The winner of Triple Mix is determined by the athlete’s accumulated time across Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.

    Triple Mix Points: 1th - 20, 2th - 18, 3th - 16, 4th - 15, 5th - 14, 6th - 13, 7th - 12, 8th - 11, 9th - 10, 10th - 9, 11th - 8, 12th - 7, 13th - 6, 14th - 5, 15th - 4, 16th - 1, 17th - 1, 18th - 1, 19th - 1, 20th - 1.

  • Non-finishers, including eliminated athletes will receive zero (0) points.

3.2

The Equaliser:

  • Race Day Schedule A.M. Individual Time Trial (ITT)

    The ITT is a 6km ride over a hilly course with the finish on top of One Tree Hill. Each athlete will leave the starting stage thirty seconds apart. The time difference between the winner of the ITT and the other athletes’ finish times determines the length of the time penalty to be served at the beginning of the afternoon’s Equaliser event.

    Race Day Schedule P.M. The Equaliser

    The afternoon race begins with a 300m dive-start start swim in pursuit style with athletes leaving as per their deficit (‘penalty’) from the mornings bike time trial.

    The format is:

    300m Swim- 2km Run-300m Swim-6km bike-2km run

    The winner of the race is the first athlete across the line after the final run leg.

    Equalizer Points: 1th - 20, 2th - 18, 3th - 16, 4th - 15, 5th - 14, 6th - 13, 7th - 12, 8th - 11, 9th - 10, 10th - 9, 11th - 8, 12th - 7, 13th - 6, 14th - 5, 15th - 4, 16th - 1, 17th - 1, 18th - 1, 19th - 1, 20th - 1.

    Non-finishers, including eliminated athletes, will receive zero (0) points.

    RACE FORMAT

    DESCRIPTION

    The Equaliser

    A two-part race comprising of:

    1. A 6km Individual Time Trial (ITT) beginning at 6:00am from the Hamilton Island Airport

    2. A (ITT penalty)-swim-run-swim-bike-run beginning at 4:30pm from the Jetty.

3.3

The Eliminator:

  • The Eliminator comprises three rounds of swim-bike-run with a 10-minute break in between each round. The 10-minute break commences at the time the first place finisher crosses the finish line of the previous round. Athletes will be eliminated each round with only 10 athletes completing the third and final round.

    The elimination process is as follows:

    Round 1– athletes finishing in 16th to 20th place will be eliminated

    Round 2– athletes finishing in 11th – 15th place will be eliminated

    Round 3– no athletes will be eliminated.

    Eliminator Points: 1th - 20, 2th - 18, 3th - 16, 4th - 15, 5th - 14, 6th - 13, 7th - 12, 8th - 11, 9th - 10, 10th - 9, 11th - 8, 12th - 7, 13th - 6, 14th - 5, 15th - 4, 16th - 1, 17th - 1, 18th - 1, 19th - 1, 20th - 1.

  • Non-finishers, including eliminated athletes, will receive zero (0) points.

    All finishers in 16th Place and above will all receive one (1) point. Non-finishers will receive zero (0) points.

    Points are allocated based on an athlete’s finish position in any race in which they are eliminated. For example, if an athlete finishes in 12th position in Round 2 they will be allocated a 12th place overall finish and awarded 7 points for the Eliminator format. Any athlete who fails to complete round 1 will receive zero (0) points. Any athlete who qualifies for round 2 or round 3 but does not complete the respective round will receive the last place finish position, and corresponding points allocation, in that round. Where multiple athletes do not finish the same round, the position on course at which the athlete withdraws will determine their relative finish position to the other DNF athletes, with the athlete who has completed more distance of the course allocated a finish position above DNF athletes who have completed less distance of the course.

3.3

The Eliminator:

  • The following list highlights some of the exceptional situations that may happen. Different scenarios from those indicated may arise, which need to be solved by the Race Director following the same principles.

    • a)

      Before the race:

      • The race may be modified due to weather conditions (see Contingency Plan)

    • b)

      Modification of the race once started:

      • Any segment, may be shortened during the race. The EB will take all reasonable actions to ensure the fairness of the event and the safety of the athletes. Otherwise, the race will be stopped.

    • c)

      Modification of the second or third segment by shortening it:

      • The athletes will stop the race no later than the completion of the lap. Those who completed more than the 50% of the last segment will be considered as finishers and will be ranked according to the position in the preceding lap. All of the others, or if the race is stopped before that moment, will not be considered in the results.

4

PENALTIES:

4.1

General Rules:

  • a)

    Failure to comply with the Rules may result in an athlete being verbally warned, punished with a time penalty, disqualified, suspended, or expelled;

  • b)

    The nature of the rule violation will determine the subsequent penalty;

  • c)

    The Technical Officials are allowed to assess penalties, even if the infringement is not listed, if the Technical Official deems an unfair advantage has been gained, or if a dangerous situation has been created intentionally.

4.2

General Rules:

  • The purpose of a warning is to alert an athlete about a possible rule violation and to promote a "proactive" attitude on the part of officials; 
 a warning may be given when:

    • a)

      An athlete violates a rule unintentionally;

    • b)

      A Technical Official believes a violation is about to occur;

    • c)

      No advantage has been gained.

4.3

Time Penalty:

  • a)

    A time penalty maybe appropriate for minor infringements during the event;

  • b)

    Time penalties will be served based on the event format:

    • Triple Mix: the time penalty will be added after each round and thus impact the events result as part of the accumulated time.

    • Equaliser: there will be a ‘penalty box’ on the second lap of the run. After receiving a yellow card, the athletes will be reminded of their penalty on the first lap of the second run and will have to spend the equivalent time in the penalty box on the second lap of the second run.

    • Eliminator: there will be a ‘penalty box’ on the second lap of the run. After receiving a yellow card, the athletes will be reminded of their penalty on the first lap of the run and will have to spend the equivalent time in the penalty box on the second lap of the run. This will be implemented for every round of the event.

  • c)

    Giving a time penalty:

    • The Technical Official will give a warning (signified with a Whistle blow) and call the number of the athlete in infringement. A yellow card will be used for the infringements and shown directly to the athlete

      When given a yellow card, the athlete will continue his race and the penalty will be served as indicated above in 4.3.b.

4.4

Disqualification:

  • a)

    General:

    • A disqualification is a penalty appropriate for severe rule violations, such as but not limited to, dangerous or unsportsmanlike conduct;

  • b)

    If time and conditions permit, a Technical Official will assess a disqualification by:

    • Sounding a whistle or horn, Showing a red card, Calling (in English) the athlete's number and saying "Disqualified". For safety reasons, a Technical Official may have to delay issuing a disqualification.

  • c)

    Athletes may also be informed at the finish line;

  • d)

    Procedure after Disqualification: An athlete may finish the race if a Technical Official issues a disqualification.

5

SWIMMING CONDUCT:

5.1

General Rules:

  • a)

    Athletes may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water. They may also tread water or float. Athletes are allowed to push off the ground at the beginning and the end of every swim lap;

  • b)

    Athletes must follow the prescribed swim course;

  • c)

    Athletes may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object, such as a buoy or stationary boat;

  • d)

    In an emergency, an athlete should raise an arm overhead and call for assistance. Once official assistance is rendered, the athlete must retire from the competition.

5.2

Start Procedure:

  • a)

    Start positions for each event (will be marked on the pontoon or race course. Number 1 will be the best position while number 24 the worst position) will be announced after the prior event is complete and final results calculated. Start position in race one will be decide by random draw at the race briefing;

  • b)

    After all athletes are in position (confirmed and noted by the swim manager and technical official) a pre-start signal will be announced and the athletes step forward to the start line (30seconds before start);

  • c)

    Any time after the announcement, the start signal will be given by blasting a gun. Athletes will move straight ahead towards the first buoy until they will reach the water;

  • d)

    If Athletes start before the start signal, this will be considered a valid Start with Early Starters: In the case the race can continue. The early starters will be stopped at the swim finish and will have to wait until the last swimmer exited the water before rejoining the race. Furthermore the athlete will receive a 5s time penalty in Transition.

5.3

Equipment:

  • a)

    Swim cap:

    • All athletes must wear the official event swim cap during the swim segment when it is the first discipline.

    • Swim caps are provided by race organizer; 


    • If an athlete chooses to wear two caps, the official cap must be on the outside

    • No sponsor logos are allowed on the swim cap other than prescribed by race organizer


    • Athletes may not alter the swim caps in any manner


    • Failure to wear the official swim cap, or altering the official swim cap, may result in a penalty up to and including disqualification.

5.4

Tri-suits:

  • Athletes must wear the provided tri-suit. Uniforms cannot be removed during the entire competition.

5.5

Illegal Equipment:

  • Artificial propulsion devices; 


  • Flotation devices; 


  • Gloves or socks; 


  • Wetsuit bottoms when wetsuits are forbidden; 


  • Non-certified swimsuits. 


6

CYCLING CONDUCT:

6.1

General Rules:

  • a)

    All bicycles shall be propelled only by human force and human power. Other than pushing a bicycle, any propulsive action brought on by use of the hands is prohibited. Bicycles will also be checked randomly for motors within the bicycle (mechanical doping). Any violation of this rule shall result in disqualification.

  • b)

    An athlete is not permitted to:

  • c)

    Block other athletes; 


  • d)

    Cycle with a bare torso 


  • e)

    Make forward progress without being in possession of the bike. 


  • f)

    Dangerous Behavior:

  • g)

    Athletes must obey the specific traffic regulations for the event, unless a Technical Official advises otherwise; 


  • i)

    Athletes leaving the field of play for safety reasons have to return to it without gaining any advantage. If an advantage is gained due to this action, the athlete will receive a time penalty to be served in the transition area.

  • j)

    Specific Rule: If an athlete has not reached transition (either after a swim or run leg) by the time a cyclist, who is ahead of them, has reached the roundabout on Airport Drive they will be eliminated from that race.

6.2

Equipment:

  • a)

    The bicycle is a human powered vehicle with two wheels of equal diameter. The front wheel shall be steerable; the rear wheel shall be driven through a system comprising of pedals and a chain. Technical Officials will check bikes for hidden motors and devises designed to propel the bike forward.

  • b)

    Wheels

    • No wheel may contain any mechanisms, which are capable of accelerating it 


    • Tubular tires must be well glued, the levers of the quick releases must be closed tightly onto the hubs and wheels must be fixed properly onto the frame


    • There must be one working brake on each wheel

    • Covers are allowed on the rear wheel. However, this provision may be changed by the Technical Officials in the interest of safety, i.e. high-winds

    • The diameter of each wheel must be between 70cm maximum and 55cm minimum, including the tire; Both wheels must be of equal diameter; 
Wheels can only be changed in transition or at official wheel stations

  • c)

    Handlebars:

    • For Pro Races, excluding individual time trail components;

    • Only traditional drop handlebars are permitted. The handlebars must be plugged; 


    • Clip-ons, including the bridge, must not exceed the foremost line of the brake levers; 


    • Clip-ons must have a solid factory bridge or be touching each other; 


    • Brake levers or gear levers must not be attached to the clip-ons The height difference between the highest point of the handlebar and the lowest inner part of the elbow rest cannot exceed 10 cm; 


    • For events that include a Time Trail component the athlete may choose to use a time trail bike incl. time trail bars, the choice is at the discretion of the individual athlete.

  • d)

    Helmets:

    • Helmets must be approved by a national accredited testing authority recognized and meets or exceeds the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and which is clearly labeled by the manufacturer as satisfying such standards. Helmets manufactured prior to March 10, 1999 must meet or exceed the safety standards of (i) the American National Standard Institute (ANSI Z-90.4), (ii) The Snell Memorial Foundation (Protective Headgear for Bicycle Users), or (iii) ASTM F-1446 or F-1447, and which is clearly labeled by the manufacturer as satisfying such standards.

    • Helmet must be used in all official activities when the athlete rides the bike: competition, familiarization and training sessions. 


    • An alteration to any part of the helmet, including the chinstrap, or the omission of any part of the helmet, including an outer cloth cover, is prohibited. 


    • The helmet must be securely fastened at all times when the athlete is in possession of the bike, which means from the time they remove their bike from the rack at the start of the bike leg, until after they have placed their bike on the rack at the finish of the bike leg. 


    • If an athlete moves the bike off the course for any reason, the athlete may not unfasten or remove the helmet until after he/she has moved outside the boundary of the bike course route and has dismounted the bike; and he/she must fasten the helmet securely on the head before returning onto the bike course or before remounting the bike.

  • e)

    Platform Pedals:

    • Platform pedals are allowed provided a quick-release mechanism is fitted to ensure the release of the feet in case of a fall.

  • f)

    Illegal Equipment:

    • Illegal equipment includes, but is not limited to:

      • Headphone(s), headset(s) or technical earplug(s);

      • Glass containers; 


      • Mobile phone(s) or any other electronic listening communication device; 


      • Bike or parts of the bike not complying within these rules; 


      • Any equipment or devices carried during the bike segment or added to the bike are subject to approval by the Race Referee before the race. Non approved devices are forbidden and may result in the disqualification of the athlete;

6.3

Bike Check:

  • a)

    Athletes may request approval from the Race Referee during the Athletes’ Briefing to allow them to make modifications, if necessary, to comply with the rules;

  • b)

    One athlete can only check in one bike.

6.4

Drafting:

  • a)

    The race is a draft legal race (except for the ITT section of the event)

  • b)

    ITT drafting rules are: upon catching up with another athlete, the athlete shall leave a lateral gap of at least 2 meters between himself and the other athlete. After passing the competitor, it is the rider behind responsibility to adhere to the stagger rule and move outside the draft zone. A pass is considered to have occurred when the front wheel of the rider passing is in front of the rider behind. If the athlete is not passing, he should remain 20m behind and/or 2m staggered from the rider directly in front of them.

  • c)

    It is forbidden to draft off a motorbike or vehicle. 


  • d)

    Motorbike draft zone: the draft zone behind a motorbike will be 12 meters long. This applies also for draft legal events 


  • e)

    Vehicle draft zone: The draft zone behind a vehicle will be 35 meters long and applies to every vehicle on the bike segment. This applies also for draft legal events.

6.5

Blocking:

  • a)

    Athletes must stay to one side of the road (left or right depending on countries road rules or stated by event officials) and only ride in the middle of the road when overtaking.

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RUNNING CONDUCT:

7.1

General Rules:

  • a)

    The athletes will run, walk or crawl;

  • b)

    Not run with a bare torso.

7.2

Finish:

  • An athlete will be judged as finished, the moment the timing chip attached to their body crosses the finish line.

7.3

Safety Guidelines:

  • The responsibility of remaining on the course rests with the athlete. Any athlete, who appears to Technical or Medical Officials as presenting a danger to themselves or others, may be removed from the competition.

7.4

Illegal Equipment:

  • a)

    Headphone(s) and headset(s), mobile phones or any other electronic listening communication device;

  • b)

    Glass containers.

8

TRANSITION AREA CONDUCT:

8.1

General Rules:

  • a)

    All athletes must have their helmet securely fastened from the time they remove their bike from the rack before the start of the bike leg, until after they have placed their bike on the rack after the finish of the bike leg;

  • b)

    Athletes must use only their designated bike rack and must rack their bike; and shall at all time keep their equipment confined to such properly designated areas including the provided transition box


  • c)

    Bike shoes, glasses, helmet, and other bike equipment can be placed on the bike 


  • d)

    Athletes must not impede the progress of other athletes in the transition area;

  • e)

    Athletes must not interfere with another athlete's equipment in the transition area.


  • f)

    Cycling is not permitted inside the transition area at the start and end of the bike leg. Athletes must mount their bicycles after the mount line by having one complete foot contact with the ground after the mount line. Athletes must dismount their bicycles before the dismount line by having one complete foot contact with the ground before the dismount line. While in the transition area (before the mount line and after the dismount line) the bike can be pushed only by the athlete’s hands. Mount and dismount lines are part of the transition area;

  • g)

    Nudity or indecent exposure is forbidden; 


  • i)

    Athletes can not stop in the flow zones of the transition area;

9

DISCIPLINES:

9.1

Swim:

  • The Race Director may modify the distance of the swim segment or even cancel the swim, depending on the conditions.

9.2

Transition:

  • The Race Director and Technical Delegate will determine the position of the mount and dismount lines. Both lines will be considered as part of the transition area.

9.3

Bike:

  • A tolerance will be accepted for the distance of the bike segment provided that the Race Director has approved it.

9.4

Overlapping:

  • Pro athletes who have been lapped during any discipline will be withdrawn from the race by the Technical Officials.

  • During bike section, Technical Officials may anticipate this decision, for safety reason, if the athlete is closer than 100 meters ahead from the leader and the Technical Official is totally sure that the overlapping will happen.

  • Note:If an athlete has not reached transition by the time a cyclist has reached the roundabout on Airport Drive they will be eliminated from that race.

10

TECHNICAL OFFICIALS:

10.1

General:

  • a)

    The duties of the Technical Officials are to conduct the competition are in accordance with the Super League Competition Rules; 


  • b)

    To hold a race under these Race Rules, it is necessary to have the presence of:

    A Technical Delegate (TD)

    A Head Race Referee (HRR)

10.2

Technical Officials:

  • The TD

    • a)

      To ensures all aspects of the Super League Triathlon Race Rules are fulfilled. Organizer will modify the race conditions, as per the indications of the HRR at any time;

    • b)

      To supervise and control the general conduct of all participants;

    • c)

      To make decisions on any point not specifically covered in these Rules;

    • d)

      To establish all aspects of protest procedure, including the time and place of hearing, to impose sanctions for non-compliance with established procedure, and to assess penalties in li

      e)

      The Competition Jury is appointed by the Race Director; 



    • f)

      The HRR shall use and maintain a competition Jury;

    • g)

      The HRR shall determine the relative severity of any offense or violation.

  • The HRR

    • a)

      The HRR checks the certification of the Technical Officials, makes the results official by signing them and makes final judgments on rule violations; 


    • b)

      The HRR assigns and monitors the work of all Technical Officials; 


    • c)

      Technical Officials are assigned to (under direction Race Director) Start, Finish, Transition Area(s), Pre-transition Area, Swim, Swim exit, Bike, Run, Wheel Stations, Penalty Boxes, Lap Counter, Protocol, Race Control Office, Video Review, and Vehicle Control. An adequate number of Technical Officials will be assigned to each area and will be responsible for the enforcement of Race Rules within their assigned jurisdiction. A Technical Official may be assigned in more than one position. Additional positions may be created if necessary;

  • Competition Jury:

    • The Race Director/Event Manager will appoint the members of the Competition Jury as follows:

    • The Competition Jury consists of three people being selected from:

      The Technical Delegate, who chairs the Competition Jury; 


      Head Race Referee; 


      A member of the Race organizing committee;

      The Competition Jury can invite experts to the hearing, whereby they may have voice but no vote.

  • Duties of the Competition Jury:

    • a)

      The Competition Jury rules on all appeals and all protests; 


    • b)

      The Competition Jury has the authority to modify the competition results as a consequence of its decision on the appeal or protest; 


    • c)

      The Competition Jury must be available starting before the Athletes’ Briefing until after the end of competition; 


    • d)

      The Competition Jury Chair is responsible for filing a written statement on all appeals and decisions reached.

  • Competition Jury meetings schedule:

    • Competition Jury will meet, at a minimum:

      • After the race briefing; 


      • After the last finisher.

  • Competition Jury Integrity:

    • The Competition Jury observes the following principles:

      • Give equal weight to the evidence and testimony provided by all; 


      • Recognize that honest testimony can vary and be in conflict as a result of 
personal observation or recollection; 


      • Have an open-minded approach until all evidence has been submitted;

      • Recognize an athlete is innocent until the alleged violation has been established to the complete satisfaction of the Competition Jury.

  • Conflict of interest:

    • The Chair of the Competition Jury decides if any member has a conflict of interest; 
In case of a conflict of interest, the Chair of the Competition Jury has to replace the member who has the conflict of interest, at his/her discretion. The Competition Jury will remain with the same number of members that it originally had; 
The Chair of the Competition Jury is deemed not to have a conflict of interest.

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PROTESTS:

11.1

General:

  • A protest is against the conduct of an athlete, Technical Official, or the conditions of the competition. An athlete may file a protest with the HRR provided the protest has not been previously observed by the Technical Officials and ruled upon by the HRR.

11.2

Protests Concerning the Course:

  • Protests concerning the safety of the course or its variance to the regulations must be made to the HRR no later than twenty-four (24) hours before the start of the race.

11.3

Protests Concerning the Race:

  • An athlete, who protests against another athlete or Technical Official, must do so to the HRR within 10 minutes of his/her finish time.

11.4

Protests Concerning Timing and Results: 


  • Protests concerning typographical errors in the results, which are not reflecting the decisions made by the Race Referee or the Competition Jury, must do so to the HRR 10minutess after the race result is announced.

11.5

Contents of a Protest:

  • 
The protest must be accompanied by a deposit of $500 USD, or its equivalent, and will be refunded if the protest is successful. If the protest is denied, there will be no refund and the money will be retained by the Race Organization. Protest forms may be obtained from the HRR.

  • 
Information to be included:

    • The alleged rule violated; 


    • The location and approximate time of the alleged violation; 


    • Persons involved in the alleged violation; 


    • A statement, including a diagram of the alleged violation, if possible; 


    • The names of witnesses who observed the alleged violation.

11.6

Protest Procedures:

  • The following procedure will be followed in the event of a protest:

    • a)

      TProtests will be filed with the HRR, signed by the protester, within the time limits specified above;

    • b)

      Competition Jury will be meeting up at a designated meeting point. The protester and the accused must be present. If the protester does not attend, the protest hearing will be cancelled. 


    • c)

      The hearing will not be open to the public; 


    • d)

      The Competition Jury Chair will explain the process and everyone’s rights; 


    • e)

      The Competition Jury Chair will read the protest; 


    • f)

      The protester and the accused will be given adequate time to give their accounts of the incident; 


    • g)

      Witnesses (up to two each) may speak for up to three (3) minutes each; 


    • h)

      The Competition Jury will hear the evidence and render a decision, by simple majority; 


    • i)

      The decision will be posted immediately and delivered in writing to the parties upon request; 


    • j)

      The Competition Jury will produce minutes of the meeting, including the Competition Jury’s decision, which must be approved by all members of the Competition Jury, by the end of the meeting.

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PROTESTS:

12.1

Swim Leg:

  • INFRINGEMENT

    TIME PENALTY

    POSITION SERVED OR ADDED

    No swim cap for first swim

    5 seconds

    See clause 4.3

    Valid Start with early swimmers

    Relegated to the last swimmer

    at swim exit

    Cutting course

    DQ

    N/A

12.2

Bike Leg:

  • INFRINGEMENT

    TIME PENALTY

    POSITION SERVED OR ADDED

    Mounting bike before line

    5 seconds

    See clause 4.3

    Dismounting bike before line

    5 seconds

    See clause 4.3

    Helmet not fastened why bike is moving

    DQ

    N/A

    Lapped Competitor

    DQ

    N/A

    Blocking

    5 seconds

    See clause 4.3

12.3

Run Leg:

  • INFRINGEMENT

    TIME PENALTY

    POSITION SERVED OR ADDED

    Cutting the course

    DQ

    N/A

    Not running all laps

    DQ

    N/A

    Slower runners blocking course

    5 seconds

    See clause 4.3

12.4

Transition:

  • INFRINGEMENT

    TIME PENALTY

    POSITION SERVED OR ADDED

    Impeding competitors forward movement

    5 seconds

    See clause 4.3

    Not placing race gear into assigned box/mat

    5 seconds

    See clause 4.3

12.5

Jerseys/Primes:

  • JERSEY

    AWARDED BY

    MOST COMBATIVE

    Fan Pole

    FASTEST SWIM

    Fastest swim of the day on the 300m course

    FASTEST BIKE

    Fastest bike time of the day on the 6km course, not the ITT

    FASTEST RUN

    Fastest run time of the day on the 2km course

12.6

Triple Mix Time Primes:

  • PRIME

    TIME GAIN

    POSITON JUDGED

    Fastest Swim in first round

    10 sec

    At Swim Exit

    Fastest Bike in third round

    10 sec

    4thlap through transition area

    Fastest Run in second round

    10 sec

    At Finish line

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SUPER LEAGUE HAMILTON ISLAND WINNER:

  • The winner of the Super League Triathlon Launch event in Hamilton island will be decided based on the accrued points over the 3 race days. Price money will be rewarded based on this accrued result of the 3 days of racing.

    Super League Hamilton Island will then be considered as 1 race for the Season 1 of Super League Triathlon and athletes will be rewarded points based on their accrued points of 3 days: 1th - 20, 2th - 18, 3th - 16, 4th - 15, 5th - 14, 6th - 13, 7th - 12, 8th - 11, 9th - 10, 10th - 9, 11th - 8, 12th - 7, 13th - 6, 14th - 5, 15th - 4, 16th - 1, 17th - 1, 18th - 1, 19th - 1, 20th - 1.