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@IronmanFoz I have $1k tied up in IMOZ, which we are all wondering if it will even go ahead next year. There are all these rumours around that there won't be much on the mass participation level until a vaccine.

For some people they have no money tied up, as much as there has been a bucket load of job losses in the retail, hospo or travel sectors, there have been a huge amount in the IT and consulting sectors as well. 

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Club Champs are always on the Saturday. Sydney Marathon will be on Sunday. UTA, Saturday. Nepean, Sunday. These aren't clashes, they're opportunities.

Have u not read the childish bickering on the Trump thread

A typo in the press release makes it more confusing CLUB CHAMPS TO GO AHEAD, BUT WILL BE DIFFERENT THEN NORMAL so are there two races, a different one then a normal one?   

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33 minutes ago, MissJess said:

@IronmanFoz I have $1k tied up in IMOZ, which we are all wondering if it will even go ahead next year. There are all these rumours around that there won't be much on the mass participation level until a vaccine.

For some people they have no money tied up, as much as there has been a bucket load of job losses in the retail, hospo or travel sectors, there have been a huge amount in the IT and consulting sectors as well. 

Agree. 

I think whilst we all live in hope of racing soon it still remains the great unknown.

Also it was pointed out to me yesterday that the money I have tied up in postponed races does not include accommodation postponed. The comfort factor in all of this is, for next year I don't have to come up with another ironman entry fee. It's already on the table. 

Hmmm. A new thread coming. How much do you have tied up in postponed races/accommodation.

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Good ole Elite Energy.

They've added a 2nd Sprint Race on the Saturday to the Huski Tri Festival, as the Sunday one sold out.  I was too slow to register for the 1st one, so went on a wait list as we are going anyway for the girls to do the run events.

They must have had enough on the wait list to organise a 2nd sprint on Saturday 👍

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Nepean still waiting on news - they are waiting on a response from Destination NSW about a grant which they need in order to run the event. 
Club Champs - rumours that it will be on, with the format of 500 in, 500 out, then rinse and repeat. No spectators. No on-site presentation. 

Events in NSW are suffering administratively and cash wise due to the cap of 500 which includes participants, volunteers, technical officials, staff and parents of child participants. You either cap the field, or do a 500 in, 500 out. which just extends the venue hire and road closures.

 

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12 minutes ago, MissJess said:

Nepean still waiting on news - they are waiting on a response from Destination NSW about a grant which they need in order to run the event. 
 

In times like this the events need to strip down there costs and offerings.

Do we really need another T-Shirt Towel. After 28 years....i don't. Do we need swim caps... not really. I have dozens from races which are essentially single use swim caps.

Do we need all the barriers setup around the perimeters. Not really. Bike racks yes.

Insurance Yes. Its a pretty much enclosed venue. I reckon they could run it on the smell of an oily rag if they need too. Road closures yes - though maybe we just do 6 laps of the regatta centre. Desperate times calls for desperate measures!

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As far as I know, there are no t-shirts or towels.

We still need colour coded swim caps, sticker kits and TOs as it's an open sanctioned event. Still need lifesavers for safety (they are not cheap!). Regatta centre costs a bomb to hire, even for a standard club race. 6 laps of the regatta centre will get a bit crowded, that is their worst case option. Competitor safety wise, not the best. I hope they can at least get out onto Old Castlereagh just outside the regatta centre. That will spread the bikes out a bit. 

I wonder what they are doing regarding vollies? Usual deal is their charity or club gets paid.

I know for us as a club, what we might have dropped in some costs have been picked up in other areas, such as COVID-19 signage for hygiene and QR codes for registation of any spectatating parents, masks and gloves and hand sanitiser. Plus the extra hours in trying to navigate the documentation required. So we moved back to a club sanction.

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There would be an uproar if I was running it. 

No Lifesavers - we can all swim

No draft busters

No vollies check to make sure our helmet is done up...."before we get to transition"...hello.

No TA needed. 

Enter at your own risk  + you paid to race...therefore that is the registration list - no QR code required. No spectators =  no QR rego.

BYO swim caps - cheaters always get caught out....... and what do you gain by cheating.

Yep - no thrills racing.

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13 minutes ago, IronmanFoz said:

There would be an uproar if I was running it. 

No Lifesavers - we can all swim

No draft busters

No vollies check to make sure our helmet is done up...."before we get to transition"...hello.

No TA needed. 

Enter at your own risk  + you paid to race...therefore that is the registration list - no QR code required. No spectators =  no QR rego.

BYO swim caps - cheaters always get caught out....... and what do you gain by cheating.

Yep - no thrills racing.

I get what you're saying but your family might be miffed when you lose their house due to being sued and having no race insurance.

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11 hours ago, MissJess said:

A typo in the press release makes it more confusing :lol:

CLUB CHAMPS TO GO AHEAD, BUT WILL BE DIFFERENT THEN NORMAL

so are there two races, a different one then a normal one? 


 

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On ‎9‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 7:29 PM, roxii said:

A typo in the press release makes it more confusing :lol:

CLUB CHAMPS TO GO AHEAD, BUT WILL BE DIFFERENT THEN NORMAL

so are there two races, a different one then a normal one? 


 

Different in ...no preso, no party and no spectators. How can they prevent no spectators when its on public roads etc etc

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11 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

Different in ...no preso, no party and no spectators. How can they prevent no spectators when its on public roads etc etc

I think the take away from this is "please do the right thing and leave whoever doenst "have" to be at the race at home. 

Why bother holding the race if it's not really going to be club champs? the whole point is the party and ending the season right... Personally I'd just cancel it, it's "just another race" now. 

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3 hours ago, Crappy said:

Why bother holding the race if it's not really going to be club champs? the whole point is the party and ending the season right... Personally I'd just cancel it, it's "just another race" now. 

It's also the tent alley and cheering on your club mates. I withdrew my TO signup a little while back as I thought I might be unemployed after my last contract ended, fuel and accommodation was looking a bit steep for a few hours unpaid (TOs don't get a TA payment for Club Champs).

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25 minutes ago, MissJess said:

It's also the tent alley and cheering on your club mates. I withdrew my TO signup a little while back as I thought I might be unemployed after my last contract ended, fuel and accommodation was looking a bit steep for a few hours unpaid (TOs don't get a TA payment for Club Champs).

Tent alley is awesome, I reckon this year should've just been binned and have a crack for April or May or when ever it is now.

I'm surprised they (TA or TNSW)don't reimburse you for club champs. That kinda sucks! 

 

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