New for 2021, is the Celtic Tri Bike Time Trial Championships.

The format will be as follows:

There will be two categories for club members to enter; competitive and non-competitive.

  • The competitive category:
    • Will have two age groups 18-39 and 40+
    • There will be an overall Male and Female winner and they will receive a perpetual trophy and small trophy to keep.
    • Each Age Group will have a  1st, 2nd, and 3rd Male and Female.
    • Will need to complete both the Fairwood Flyer and Glynneath Time Trials for points.
    • There will be five races at each course (10 races total). 
    • Riders will need to enter 3 out of 5 races from each course with the fastest time from those 3 going forward to the overall championship.
    • Course record award for fastest male and female at each venue (minimum of 3 races at selected venue) 
 
  • Non-competitive category:
    • No age groups, open to all over 16.
    • Most improved riders awards based on time improvements over the 10 events.
    • Need to complete at least 2 events at each course to be considered for an award.

RULES:

1. All those with valid Celtic Tri membership at the time of race are eligible to score points in the Bike TT Championships.

  • You should inform the club championships coordinator your intention to race in the 2021 series (I need your DOB)
  • Celtic Tri must be your first claim triathlon club.
  • You should represent Celtic Tri by racing in club colours or if you don’t have any yet, use a neutral kit (eg. PlanetX, Charity Kit, Wiggle, GB Age Grouper, etc).
  • Please don’t use another clubs kit when representing Celtic Tri as any points scored won’t count for that race.

2. Points are scored by competing in the following races: See schedule below.

3. Points are awarded as follows for each race regardless of Age Group:

Earning points

Points will be awarded for performance within an eligible event. Points will be calculated by the “40th percentile” finisher, or “reference finisher”. See points calculated

Points calculated

Using the 40th percentile calculation, only the top 40% of the field influence the points allocated. It doesn’t matter whether the race is faster or slower, it just depends on how you measure up to the first 40% of the field.  The more members in the top 40% the better your score will be.

With this system the winner gets proportionally more points to reflect how much they have won by and if first and second competitors are close in time, they will get almost the same number of points to reflect that their performances were almost equal.

Scoring Formula

The scoring formula is as follows: Assume that Athlete Y is the 40th percentile finisher. Athlete Y finishes the race in 75 minutes. Athlete A finishes the race in 70 minutes:

(Finish Time of Y/Finish time of A) X 100

(75/70) *100 = 107.14

Athlete A receives 107.14 points. Meanwhile, using the same formula, athlete Y receives 100 points. Athletes finishing behind athlete Y would receive less than 100 points. All athletes finishing the race would receive points for the series.

The best 3 scores from each course (Fairwood Flyer and Glynneath) will be taken forward into the final rankings.

Results will be compiled from the official time keepers on the night.

4. Only points from members best 3 races  from both courses will count:

Example: a member competes in the following TT events:

Event 1 Fairwood Flyer Race 1 = 98 points

Event 2 Glynneath Race 1 = 95 points

Event 3 Fairwood Flyer Race 2 = 95 points

Event 4 Glynneath Race 2 = 89 points

Event 6  Glynneath Race 3 = 97 points

Event 7 Fairwood Flyer Race 4 = 93 points

Event 8 Glynneath Race 5 = 96 points

Event 9 Fairwood Flyer Race 5 = 79 points

Members points only to be counted from events 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 as events 4 and 9 were the lowest scoring races.

5. You must have a minimum of 3 races from each course to be considered for a top 3 finishers position at the end of season.

6. Prizes are awarded for the top 3 male and female athletes in each age group and a prize for overall point’s scorer male and female regardless of age group.

7. Results are to be compiled by a results coordinator. Provisional results will be released for members to check for accuracies, at which point official results will be compiled and tables updated. Queries should be directed to the webmaster in the first instance, who will then liaise with the results coordinator. Results will be posted in the member’s only section of the club website at the earliest opportunity.

8. The top three placed members in each age group and the overall male and female winners  will be presented with trophies at the Celtic Tri Annual Awards Evening held in November. Members from the non-competitive category will receive awards for most improved rider at the awards night. 

Good luck everyone!!

 
 

 

Schedule for Bike Time Trial Championship 2021 as follows:

 

Day Session Venue Time Organiser Results
Tuesday 27th April  TEST EVENT
Fairwood Flyer TT
Fairwood Hospital, Upper Killay
Swansea, SA2 7HQ
 18:30 Mark Evans  
Monday 10th May EVENT 1 – Swansea race 1
Fairwood Flyer TT
Fairwood Hospital, Upper Killay
Swansea, SA2 7HQ
 18:30 Mark Evans Re-Scheduled, TBC
Monday 24th May

EVENT 2 – Neath race 1
Glyn Neath Time Trial

Layby, B4242, Glynneath, Neath SA11 5NZ  19:00 Joy Williams Results
Monday 14th June EVENT 3 – Swansea race 2
Fairwood Flyer TT
Fairwood Hospital, Upper Killay
Swansea, SA2 7HQ
 18:30 Mark Evans Results
Monday 28th June

EVENT 4 – Neath race 2
Glyn Neath Time Trial

Layby, B4242, Glynneath, Neath SA11 5NZ  19:00 Joy Williams Results
Monday 12th July EVENT 5 – Swansea race 3
Fairwood Flyer TT
Fairwood Hospital, Upper Killay
Swansea, SA2 7HQ
 18:30 Mark Evans Results
Monday 26th July

EVENT  6 – Neath race 3
Glyn Neath Time Trial

Layby, B4242, Glynneath, Neath SA11 5NZ  19:00 Joy Williams  
Monday 9th August EVENT 7 – Swansea race 4
Fairwood Flyer TT
Fairwood Hospital, Upper Killay
Swansea, SA2 7HQ
 18:30 Mark Evans  
Monday 23rd August

EVENT 8 – Neath race 4
Glyn Neath Time Trial

Layby, B4242, Glynneath, Neath SA11 5NZ  19:00 Joy Williams  
Monday 6th Sept (TBC) EVENT 9 – Swansea race 5
Fairwood Flyer TT
Fairwood Hospital, Upper Killay
Swansea, SA2 7HQ
 18:30 Mark Evans  
Monday 20th Sept

EVENT 10 – Neath race 5
Glyn Neath Time Trial

Layby, B4242, Glynneath, Neath SA11 5NZ  19:00 Joy Williams  
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