Introducing the UBC Triathlon Club Fall Classic Race Series, or for short, the UBCTC Fall Classic!
In an effort to introduce the sport of triathlon to new University of British Columbia club members, we have decided to hold a race series during practice times to encourage our athletes to come out and experience what racing is all about without the heavy burden of race fees.
The goals of the series are
- Have fun
- Create a quantifiable method of tracking fitness progress
- Give an outlet to practice "race day" preparations
- Spice up the weekly test sets we do during practice
- Create a healthy competitive atmosphere to encourage team strength
I think thats enough reasons.
There will be many events:
- Uphill Bike Time Trial
- Mile Run
- Swimming Team Relay
- Uphill Run Time Trial
- Flat Bike Time Trial
- 3/5k Run Time Trial
- Brick Bike/Run Race
- Swim Test Set
- Run Team Relay
- Tire Change Race
- Underwater Distance Swim
- Beer Mile
Don't be discouraged by the number of events, nor if you are a beginner that you will be left behind. There will be 4 categories, Rookie Male/Female and Overall Male/Female.
To even the playing field, there is a large attendance bonus.
Therefore the more events you go to, the greater your advantage is! And hopefully we will be able to get prizes donated by some local sponsors!
Obviously some people will have to miss an event from time to time, or won't be able to make a single Wednesday run. To make up for this, we will have a make up week where you can do all individual timed events other than the aquathon and brick.
We have never done anything like this before so it may be a little shaky at first, but hopefully we can build the foundation of a race series for years to come!
There may even be a trophy donated by a generous soon to be alumni!
For a schedule of the events, click to enlarge the photo below.