Rules & Regulations
- Race will consist of the following formats:
- Online Cycling Time Trial using Zwift platform and a selected Event.
- Solo Running time trial done either outside (within guidelines for lockdown and social distancing) or using indoor Treadmill (using calibrated footpod or device)
- Distances will be specific to each race but will be between 10-25 mile TT and a 5-10km run.
- Transitions from Bike to Run must be completed within 10mins of completing the bike. Times will be checked and validated.
- Fastest combined time wins!
- Your Zwift name should include “TTT” after your surname. Please do not include brackets (), quotes “” or dashes (-). E.g Andy Hamilton TTT. This can be done either in game or by using the Companion app on your phone.
- Please ensure your weight is accurate in your Zwift Profile. Weight doping will not be tolerated and will result in a DQ from current and all future races. This will be validated by your coach
- Ideally you should select a Time Trail bike from the Garage in Zwift. This is faster than a road bike in a Time Trial event and could be worth valuable seconds.
- Ensure you have warmed up either by using the scheduled warm up in your training peaks or your own preferred method.
- Be ready on the start line with at least 5mins to go to ensure you have no issues joining the event.
- Times for the Cycling Time Trial will be taking from Zwiftpower ONLY
- Ensure you have an active Zwiftpower account and linked to your Zwift profile. Instructions on how to do this can be found here: https://youtu.be/27eJzooPGTo
- Please ensure you are connected to the TTT team on Zwiftpower (this can be done after creating your profile, and searching for TTT in teams)
- Please ensure your name on Zwiftpower is Firstname.Surname e.g. Chris Standidge
- Do not include any special characters or nicknames in your username on Zwiftpower (you can have what you want in Zwift as per above guidelines)
- All runs must be uploaded to Strava within 4hrs of race finish.
- You must be a member of the Total Tri Training Strava Group
- Name the activity “Total Tri Training – Sprint Race 5km – Race X” (where X is the race no in the series). This will ensure we can find and validate any results.
- Please ensure you record the 5km as a separate activity. Do not include cool down or walk home.
- Strava checks will ensure moving time, matches time completed.
- If using a treadmill, incline must be set to a minimum of 0.5% to replicate outdoor running.
- Runs can be completed using Zwift run platform if preferred.
- Will results will normally be published within 24hrs of the race being completed.
- Your total time (bike + run) will determine positioning.
- A qualifying time in both bike and run has to be submitted to be in overall results.
- Results will show Top 3 male and female performances (total time) and then split by AG.
- AG will be split using international standard of 5yr AG’s starting with Under 20, 20-24, 25-29 and so on.
- Your AG will be determined from your DOB, and your AG will reflect the age you will be at the end of the racing year. E.g if you turn 30 in December, you will be in the 30-34 for the whole year.
- DOB’s must be populated in your TrainingPeaks account.
- If you have not populated TP with a DOB, your coach will determine you AG. Please do not be offended if this is therefore incorrect.
- All sessions on Zwift and Strava should also have a corresponding session uploaded into your TrainingPeaks. This is ensure accuracy and used for validation. Please ensure your accounts are all connected and synced.
- This series will also use a scoring system to rank your bike and run performances separately against others in your AG.
- Fastest Bike and Run times will be taken from the AG and your scores will be based on the % of the winning team for each discipline. With a maximum of 100pts (fastest AG time) possible.
- For example
- Fastest TT time: 18:30mins
- Your time: 19:00mins
- 18:30 (in secs) /19:00 (in secs) x 100 = 97.3pts
- This scoring system will allow for different AG’s athletes to compete against each other over the series, and those who are consistently scoring points across the races stand a better chance than those who don’t race as often.
- This could see people who are not the fastest in the AG scoring more points than the winner depending on their splits.