Championship Rules

Club Championship Rules

Revised March 2017

The MVH Tri Club Championship determines the awards for:

  • Club Handicap Male & Female Champion and runner-up.
  • Veteran Handicap Champion Male and Female
  • Novice Handicap Male & Female Champion

A few basic rules:

  • You must be a fully paid up member of the club to qualify for the championship.  Races will not be backdated.  I.e. If you join after the first two races of the season but competed in those races, even if you declared your club as MVH, these races will not count if you were not a fully paid member of MVH.
  • You must enter the race with MVH Triathlon Club” as your Club name;
  • You should try to race in MVH Triathlon Club race kit where possible (however this is not essential).
  • Seniority of the Championship trophies is as follows – Club Handicap, then Veteran Handicap, then Novice Handicap.
  • Eligability for the Club Championships will require a minimum of 3 races.  If more than 3 races are completed then the best three races will be counted in the championship rankings.
  • Any member who has completed 3 races is eligible for one of the three championships.  However if the same member has won the Club Handicap championship as well as the Novice Handicap championship or veteran Handicap, then in this case the Club Handicap Championship trophy title prevails.  The relevant forfeited trophy will pass down to the next member within the final table of results.
  • The Handicap point scoring is based on your time as a percentage of the winning time in your age group/race category as defined below.

MVH Tri Club Handicap and Veteran Handicap Championship (Males and Females)

  • This is a handicap championship based on aggregate percentages across 3 races.  Open to all MVH Tri Club members.
  • Percentages will be calculated by 5 year Age group for Males and Females under 50 years old.
  • Percentages will be calculated by 10 year Age Group for Males and Females over 50 years old
  • Percentage calculation:  Your time will be calculated as a percentage of the winning age group time in the event.
  • The HANDICAP championship will comprise of all the MVH races listed on the race page.
  • You must race in at least 3 races to get a championship qualifying score, only 1 pf which may be a duathlon.
  • If more than 3 races are completed then the best three races will be counted in the HANDICAP championship rankings.

MVH Tri Club Novices Handicap Championship

(Only Applicable to MVH Tri Club Members with less than 2 Triathlon Seasons and who have not previously won a MVH Tri Championship.  MVH Novices can win either the MVH Novice Handicap Championship or be placed 1st or 2nd in the Club Handicap but cannot obtain awards in both Club and Novice Handicap championships)

  • This is a handicap championship based on aggregate percentages across 3 races.
  • Percentages will be calculated by 5 year Age group for Males and Females under 50 years old.
  • Percentages will be calculated by 10 year Age Group for Males and Females over 50 years old
  • Percentage calculation:  Your time will be calculated as a percentage of the winning age group time in the event.
  • You must race in at least 3 races to get a championship qualifying score  only 1 of which may be a duathlon.
  • The novice championship will comprise of all the distance races listed on the club race page.
  • If more than 3 races are completed then the best three races (of which only 1 may be a duathalon) will be counted in the championship rankings.

Club Distance Races

  • The club nominates 4 distance races at which as many club members as possible are encouraged to participate.  These races will be at Full, Middle, Olympic and Sprint distances.
  • Prizes/Trophies will be awarded on the award night for the following races male and female winners.
  • I hope you find the 2017 MVH Championships race calendar an enjoyable review.