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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

Long story short, England is easing in a phased return and if all is on track, by June 21st there won't be any restrictions  of activities (although there may be still be measures) That might bod

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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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4 minutes ago, Peter said:

Why?  I was going to be there for it.  
 

lack of interest? 

No doesn’t appear so. 
 

Dear Athlete,

It is with regret that we need to inform you that the Triathlon NSW Kurnell Sprint Series Triathlon, scheduled for 10 Jan 2021 has been cancelled. This week, Elite Energy and Triathlon NSW received notification from Sutherland Shire Council, Police, and National Parks that due to the growth within Sutherland Shire (both residential and commercial), the event would not be approved.

Triathlon NSW will endeavour to discuss future opportunities with the local approving authorities in 2021, to (hopefully) keep Australia's longest-running Triathlon Series alive in 2021-22.

As this event was a WQE (World Qualifying Event), the replacement event will be confirmed in the next two weeks.

Credits and refunds for athletes will also be processed over the next two weeks.

With regards,
Elite Energy

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2 minutes ago, Peter said:

Why?  I was going to be there for it.  
 

lack of interest? 

Not sure on that but races in NSW are still having restrictions I believe. Husky sold out quickly and people are on a wait list. And on that weekend there will be no Teams events or swim events, No doubt as we progress forward they will open entries up to bigger fields - lets hope.

All very stupid when we can have 40000 in a football stadium and quite a few at the cricket - all not social distancing.

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5 minutes ago, roxii said:

No doesn’t appear so. 
 

Dear Athlete,

It is with regret that we need to inform you that the Triathlon NSW Kurnell Sprint Series Triathlon, scheduled for 10 Jan 2021 has been cancelled. This week, Elite Energy and Triathlon NSW received notification from Sutherland Shire Council, Police, and National Parks that due to the growth within Sutherland Shire (both residential and commercial), the event would not be approved.

Triathlon NSW will endeavour to discuss future opportunities with the local approving authorities in 2021, to (hopefully) keep Australia's longest-running Triathlon Series alive in 2021-22.

As this event was a WQE (World Qualifying Event), the replacement event will be confirmed in the next two weeks.

Credits and refunds for athletes will also be processed over the next two weeks.

With regards,
Elite Energy

Oh dear.  That just screams NEVER AGAIN. 

shame TA isn’t involved to get it on. 
 

other than at the Penrith rowing centre, does “Sydney” still have any races?  

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4 hours ago, Peter said:

Oh dear.  That just screams NEVER AGAIN. 

shame TA isn’t involved to get it on. 
 

other than at the Penrith rowing centre, does “Sydney” still have any races?  

Only some club races ie: Balmoral.

Gone are the races we used to see in Narrabeen or in various parts of the city (Pier One, Darling Harbour, Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Surely it can't be that hard to reduce the length of the course at Kurnell ie: same distance - just difference course with more loops. 

Does anyone remember the good old Sydney Harbour Biathlon. I am surprised there aren't more large scale biathlons in Farm Course/Mrs Macquarie's chair. You could do then early morning with little interruption to traffic and tourists.

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Where do they do a triathlon in balmoral?

I remember back when triathlon was popular you used to ride to the navy base and back 2x and then run up that dirty big hill to the north end of balmoral beach. 

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9 hours ago, Peter said:

Where do they do a triathlon in balmoral?

I remember back when triathlon was popular you used to ride to the navy base and back 2x and then run up that dirty big hill to the north end of balmoral beach. 

COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • 400m swim – 1 lap course starting and finishing at Obelisk Beach

  • 15km bike - 5 laps of Chowder Bay Road

  • 4km run - 2 lap course on Middle Head Road and Middle Head Reserve bush tracks

A full course description, including course maps, can be found in the BTC Triathlon Race Manual

DATES & times:

PRICES & ENTRY:

  • $50-00 per race for BTC and Warringah Tri Club members

  • $62-50 per race for TA non BTC members

  • $62-50 for non BTC or TA members

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Balmoral used to have aquathons on Friday nights, they weer a laugh.  I remember the Narrabeen series, as I lived there for 11yrs.

The quirkiest one I remember was the Star City Tri where you had to climb up the vertical jetty ladder to get out of the swim!

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On 28/11/2020 at 8:19 PM, IronmanFoz said:

Not sure on that but races in NSW are still having restrictions I believe. Husky sold out quickly and people are on a wait list. And on that weekend there will be no Teams events or swim events, No doubt as we progress forward they will open entries up to bigger fields - lets hope.

All very stupid when we can have 40000 in a football stadium and quite a few at the cricket - all not social distancing.

Not 'rona related.

Looks like this one has been a long time coming, I've heard that there might have been a few more flat tyres than normal in previous years :(  I've not been down at Kurnell since 2013 (which was my very first triathlon), but I assume the wider area is getting pretty over developed, like most of Sydney. I cannot find the DA, but I assume it has a lot of letters from certain residents telling them no (much like the reading for the Husky one in 2019).

@Peter triathlon wise not really. Mac Tri have races as well, but theirs is a pool swim. No open water races in the Sydney basin. Wollongong is the closest open sanctioned race to the city.

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1 hour ago, Callum Dalgleish McGregor said:

There is much more to life than winning you age group in a triathlon and while I involuntarily had to call a close on my triathlon career and moved onto other things many have and may not ever get over the fact on one really cares. Its only another version of over 35 touch football. 

I actually needed to hear that today, having finally reconciled myself to the fact that I won't run again

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25 minutes ago, -H- said:

I actually needed to hear that today, having finally reconciled myself to the fact that I won't run again

Sorry to hear it H. 
as a card carrying member of the retired runners club I’d love to tell you it gets easier to live with but alas two years down and I’m not there yet 

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59 minutes ago, roxii said:

Sorry to hear it H. 
as a card carrying member of the retired runners club I’d love to tell you it gets easier to live with but alas two years down and I’m not there yet 

Thanks Roxii. I'm hoping to get my knee good enough that I can at least ride properly (might be wishful thinking) but it's definitely not the same! 

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Sorry for those without Facebook - but I cannot find the Youtube link for this one, excuse the shaky camera, seems like I am on the Port Mac bike again 🤣

https://fb.watch/3GEyWmGo73/ 

I feel for the guys in the US, Europe and UK where they cannot even swim, more lockdowns. At least your ride training can be done at home indoors, running if you are lucky. I would say a lot of these guys would still be reeling from cancellations and postponements in 2020, all transferred into 2021. 

Two postponements - 2XU (which was to be last weekend, moved to Feb 28) and IM70.3 Geelong, moved to March 28.

NSW *touch wood* been pretty quiet on the postponement front so far. Husky Weekend next weekend. For a number of us, the B race heading into IMOZ or IM Cairns. As one of the RD team in our club, we are still heavily pushing the no spectators rule.

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Long story short, England is easing in a phased return and if all is on track, by June 21st there won't be any restrictions  of activities (although there may be still be measures)

That might bode well for IMUK and especially IMWales but I'm unsure if Wales is following the same programme.

For me that looks like my SDW100 miler on June 12th might be good (as that's a small number event anyway) and the 64 mile Plague ultra in Aug should be fine.  Newport marathon was kicked down the road to Oct, I'm unsure whether I want to do that now.

We missed out on our Easter surfing holiday by a week, as holiday lets are only OK from April 12th and we are/were the week before and the week of the 12th is booked out from folks bumped from last year.

Things looking up though 👍

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Any thoughts on the Outlaw Nottingham IM? It's scheduled for 25 July 2021, so it might go. Worth doing?

On 23/02/2021 at 12:21 AM, FatPom said:

Long story short, England is easing in a phased return and if all is on track, by June 21st there won't be any restrictions  of activities (although there may be still be measures)

That might bode well for IMUK and especially IMWales but I'm unsure if Wales is following the same programme.

For me that looks like my SDW100 miler on June 12th might be good (as that's a small number event anyway) and the 64 mile Plague ultra in Aug should be fine.  Newport marathon was kicked down the road to Oct, I'm unsure whether I want to do that now.

We missed out on our Easter surfing holiday by a week, as holiday lets are only OK from April 12th and we are/were the week before and the week of the 12th is booked out from folks bumped from last year.

Things looking up though 👍

 

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7 hours ago, steve said:

Any thoughts on the Outlaw Nottingham IM? It's scheduled for 25 July 2021, so it might go. Worth doing?

 

The Outlaw in 2010 was my first iron distance race (and the first Outlaw that was held).  The course is different now because the bike leg stays in one county and is much fatter than the course I did but I think the rest of it is the same.

The swim is great for the navigationally challenged!  It's held in a rowing lake and is basically a 'follow the edge' swim.  The issue when I did the race was loads of loose floating weed on the water, because they'd done a lot of cutting in the days before.  There is always heaps of goose crap everywhere. Not a swim for those that can't deal anything other than pristine water.

The run is/was a 4 lapper but you have to run around the edge of the lake 5 times. (either that or it's a 3 lapper and you run the lake 4 times, I can't remember) as you have to make up the distance by doing a lake lap first.  The rest is mainly canal tow path, mostly light dirt and it can get narrow in places.  The run course is a bit tedious but the crowd support was great when I did it, especially around the lake.

The race was very well organised, the roads when I did weren't closed everywhere (in fact there weren't many places they were) but that may have changed.  Aid stations were well stocked. The centre of the race is the national rowing centre, so there are grandstands and a cafe or two but not much else there apart from buildings and no local shops.

Lots is folks camped next to the ground,  we were lucky and snagged a B&B that was literally across the road from the complex entrance, most others stayed in Nottingham itself (which is a craphole).

I'd definitely recommend the race, it gets a lot of support in the UK as the brand that took on IM.  They also do a half but that's at a different venue.

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Mototapu has just been cancelled.  They listed on their announcements what is involved in preparing for the event and why they can’t offer full refund - crikey, the preparation that goes into this series of races is amazing.  Their policy is 60% refund, but may be more once they finalise their accounts or full transfer to next year.  Know which one I’d be going for.

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Should put IMNZ on the list

Although could have a new date tomorrow. They have said let us know within 24hr if can get an alternative date. 

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1 hour ago, Cat Lady said:

Mototapu has just been cancelled.  They listed on their announcements what is involved in preparing for the event and why they can’t offer full refund - crikey, the preparation that goes into this series of races is amazing.  Their policy is 60% refund, but may be more once they finalise their accounts or full transfer to next year.  Know which one I’d be going for.

They are offering a credit for next year, on the amount you didn't receive back on your original entry.

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2 hours ago, rory-dognz said:

Should put IMNZ on the list

Although could have a new date tomorrow. They have said let us know within 24hr if can get an alternative date. 

That's pretty late in the day isn't it, what was the original date?

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This Saturday, 6 March.  Like, I know I'm a cheapskate so no way in hell I would enter anything if there were any thoughts it could be canned and me left out of pocket.  But really, how does anyone bother entering anything at the moment?

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28 minutes ago, goughy said:

This Saturday, 6 March.  Like, I know I'm a cheapskate so no way in hell I would enter anything if there were any thoughts it could be canned and me left out of pocket.  But really, how does anyone bother entering anything at the moment?

This Saturday and they don't know if it's on??  farrrk!

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9 hours ago, goughy said:

Sudden lockdown of some sort in NZ.

NZ just went into various stages/levels of lockdown as we have 1 case in the community!!!

Means Aucklanders cant level Auckland, and rest of country can't have more than 100 people at event

Basically IM were assembling the finish cute and getting barriers, tents up when we went into lockdown. Currently waiting on revised date if possible!

11 hours ago, goughy said:

This Saturday, 6 March.  Like, I know I'm a cheapskate so no way in hell I would enter anything if there were any thoughts it could be canned and me left out of pocket.  But really, how does anyone bother entering anything at the moment?

I waited until last day to get name on race bib, before i entered. Knowing that could get cancelled at any point. Very tough on the local event organizer's, I did a Ocean swim event on Sat morning with about 1000 people, that if had been Sunday would have been cancelled. At least IM now have a good deferral policy.

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Might have to add Noosa to the list. Permanently.  There is a push to ban major events in Noosa from now on "because of the special nature" of the Noosa community.  Locals hate the triathlon and due to the success of cancelling it last year, there is a push to have it  deleted from the calendar. 

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59 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

Might have to add Noosa to the list. Permanently.  There is a push to ban major events in Noosa from now on "because of the special nature" of the Noosa community.  Locals hate the triathlon and due to the success of cancelling it last year, there is a push to have it  deleted from the calendar. 

Where'd you hear that? 😉

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6 hours ago, Cat Lady said:

Might have to add Noosa to the list. Permanently.  There is a push to ban major events in Noosa from now on "because of the special nature" of the Noosa community.  Locals hate the triathlon and due to the success of cancelling it last year, there is a push to have it  deleted from the calendar. 

This would not surprise me, I'm also wondering if Kurnell will ever happen again. The first (and only time) I have done that event (in 2013) there was pretty much nothing from Shark Park to Kurnell itself. That's now changed a lot.

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The times they are a changing!  Noosa was a sleepy little hollow 30 years ago.  Now full of wealthy entitled who don't like their idealic lifestyle disturbed.  

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On 01/03/2021 at 7:53 AM, Cat Lady said:

Might have to add Noosa to the list. Permanently.  There is a push to ban major events in Noosa from now on "because of the special nature" of the Noosa community.  Locals hate the triathlon and due to the success of cancelling it last year, there is a push to have it  deleted from the calendar. 

Really?

I was under the misapprehension that Noosa was a tourist destination, so booked out accommodation and cafe / restaurants was desirable.

Notwithstanding there are some serious international / interstate $$$ tied up waterfront properties there, the people that provide the services need new jobs of tourists don’t come?

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