Triathlon Ontario Announces Long Course Provincial Champs and New Long Course Provincial Series
On Tuesday, Triathlon Ontario announced that the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka on July 5th, 2015 will host this year’s Long Course Triathlon Provincial Championships. This race will also be a qualifier for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
Triathlon Ontario also announced today a new Long Course Provincial Series for Age Groupers. In order to participate in the Series, athletes must be Triathlon Ontario members by the final point tally, after the last event. The list of the five events and their associated point weights are as follows:
Race Date Point Weights
MSC Welland Half Triathlon June 14, 2015 1.0x
Ironman 70.3 Muskoka July 5, 2015 1.25x (Provincials)
MSC Long Course Triathlon August 2nd, 2015 1.0x
Ironman Muskoka August 30th, 2015 1.5x
Niagara Barrelman September 20, 2015 1.0x
Rules of the Competition
There will be two age group categories, 40 years of age and over (Masters Division) and under 40 years of age (Age Group Division) as of December 31st, 2015. The female and male in each category will be recognized as Series Champion at Triathlon Ontario’s year-end awards banquet.
Points are earned by finishing within the top 20 in your age group. Points are awarded for finishing position within your age group against the entire field in your age group (not just against other members). Athletes can compete in as many or as little events as they wish but only the best three results will count toward the final total.
After each race Triathlon Ontario will publicize the standings updated standings.
Athletes must race in their proper age groups to ensure the results are ranked properly in order to be included.
Place Points Place Points Place Points
1st 325 8th 160 15th 60
2nd 290 9th 140 16th 50
3rd 265 10th 120 17th 40
4th 240 11th 100 18th 30
5th 220 12th 90 19th 20
6th 200 13th 80 20th 10
7th 180 14th 70