Club Time Trials

Listed below are details of the club time trials for 2018.  This is also available as a pdf file – Ayrodynamic Time Trial Schedule 2018

Time Trial Schedule 2018

Purpose

Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club invest heavily in the development of all our triathletes. The main objectives from our time trial schedule is to improve performance, to achieve personal goals and experience realistic tests of fitness that will be faced under race conditions.

NB Please be aware that we shall endeavour to give a much notice to cancelling any of the Time Trials if inclement weather is forecast.

 Ayrodynamic Triathlon ‘Club Training Weekend’

The Peebles training weekend is scheduled for the last weekend in March therefore Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March. This ‘kick starts’ the season for most with structured swim, bike and run sessions set at your ability.

Swim

All of the Monday swim time trials are at Troon pool for a 1950 start. Warm up available from 1930 with 3 lanes being used each with 2 swimmers who will swim side by side over the 16 lengths. Swimmers are usually seeded by fastest off in the first waves and so on until all have completed.

The open water time trials for the ‘Pond’ or ‘Bookers’ will have a ‘mass’ start at 1745 with sign in at 1730. Parking is available at Bookers cash and carry with a short walk to the water. Both distance events start from the first buoy.

The 750 TT is one lap counter clockwise (‘Pac Man’) and the 1500 will be two laps also counter clockwise. Finish is on the ‘beach’.

NB The open water time trials will take place on Wednesday evenings so as not to interfere with the ‘track run’ sessions scheduled for a Tuesday evening at the Ayrshire Athletic Arena in Kilmarnock.

  •  12 February 400 Pool TT – Monday
  • 23 April 750 Pool TT – Monday
  • 21 May 400 Pool TT – Monday
  • 20 June 750 OW TT – Wednesday
  • 8 August 1500 OW TT – Wednesday ***

NB *** If it is felt that this swim TT is too close to the ETU championships it can be moved to the 1 August and then remove the Bike TT!

  • 3 December 2017 400 Pool TT – Monday NB This is included in the 2018 club championships scores

Bike Events

The Martin McMillan race is in memory of one of our founder members who passed away at a young age. This race contributes to the British Heart Foundation in Martin’s memory. Start is at the car park sited on the left approximately 800 metres off the roundabout heading towards the paper mill or just past the junction where you turn right towards parking for the pond. Teams are handicapped in pairs as a relay with each member running approximately 3km, tag and then cycling (mountain bikes please as cross bikes are frowned upon!) approximately 7 km off road/parkland/gravel track until both members complete the course. Details of location as shown below.

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The 10 mile time trials start from the Loans above the junction leading to Fullarton Woods. Cyclists are asked to sign in for 1845 for a 1900 start. Handicaps are set in 30 second intervals.

The 25 mile time trial leaves from the outskirts of Ayr (Doonfoot) in the layby past the new roundabout heading toward what was formerly known as ‘Butlins’. Start time is 1000 prompt and cyclists are asked to sign in for no later than 0940. Handicaps are set in 30 second intervals.

The hill climb starts from the foot of Dundonald Hill on the Loans side heading past Highgrove house to the summit and finish. Sign in is at 1845 for a 1900 start. Handicaps are set in 15 second intervals.

  •  18 March Martin McMillan Handicap – Sunday
  • 25 April 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 6 May 25 Mile TT – Sunday
  • 16 May 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 23 May 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 30 May 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 13 June 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 11 July 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 1 August 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 16 August Hill Climb at Loans – Wednesday

Run

Run Time Trials all take place on a Monday and assemble at Troon pool for a 1900/1915 sign in for the time keepers to handicap the runners.

An approximate 1.5km jog to the start at Troon promenade for a 1930 start. All runners are set off in 15 second intervals with slowest to fastest.

This is used primarily as a motivational tool to encourage everyone to produce their best on the night.

  • 22 January
  • 9 April
  • 28 May
  • 6 August (Summer school holidays)
  • 5 November – NB This TT commences the 2018 points

The following road/cross country races have been added to the club championships in order to promote and encourage our members to engage with single sport athletes and to raise the bar thereafter for multisport events. This also helps further raise our profile in the running community.

  1. ‘Rons’ Runners 5km Road Race (incorporating the Ayrshire Championships) 18 April 2017
  2. Troon 10km Road Race 2 May 2017
  3. Kilmaurs 5km Road Race – Date 25 July 2017 TBC
  4. Race the Prom 10km – September TBC
  5. Ayrshire Cross Country Championships Venue and Date TBC

Time Keepers Rota

In order to assure that the time trials take place effectively and efficiently we require timekeepers for run and bike or lap counters for the swim.

These time trials will not take place unless our member’s volunteer therefore please indicate in advance those which you would be prepared to assist.

Month by Month View

  • 8 January Run TT – Monday
  • 12 February 400 Pool TT – Monday
  • 18 March Martin McMillan Handicap (Duathlon) – Sunday
  • 9 April Run TT – Monday
  • 18 April ‘Rons’ Runners 5km Road Race (incorporating the Ayrshire Championships) – Wednesday, Date TBC
  • 23 April 750 Pool TT – Monday
  • 25 April 10 Mile Bike TT – Wednesday
  • 2 May Troon 10km Road Race – Wednesday, Date TBC
  • 6 May 25 Mile Bike TT – Sunday
  • 16 May 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 21 May 400 Pool TT – Monday
  • 23 May 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 28 May Run TT – Monday
  • 30 May 10 Mile Bike TT – Wednesday
  • 13 June 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 20 June 750 OW TT – Wednesday
  • 11 July 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 25 July Kilmaurs 5km Road Race – Wednesday, Date TBC
  • 1 August 10 Mile TT – Wednesday
  • 6 August (Summer school holidays) Run TT – Monday
  • 8 August 1500 OW TT – Wednesday
  • 16 August Hill (Bike) Climb at Loans – Thursday
  • 3 December 400 Pool TT – Monday NB This is included in the 2018 club championships scores
  • 5 November – Run TT

NB This TT commences the 2019 points championships.

 Number of Time Trials for Season 2018

Swim = 6 (3 pool based, 3 OW)

Bike = 10

Run = 5 plus 5 road/cross country races

Run/Bike Duathlon = 1

Total 27 Club Events

 

Scottish Championship Events and ETU/ITU Qualifiers 2018

  •  Scottish Duathlon Championships date TBC
  • Southport Sprint 20 May 2018 – ETU Draft ‘Illegal’ Sprint for 2019 Venue TBC
  • Deva Triathlon, Chester Sunday 3 June 2018 – ITU Standard Qualifier for Gold Coast 2018
  • M3 Monikie Scottish Sprint Championships Triathlon 8 July 2018
  • Scottish Aquathlon (bikeless beastie) – Loch Lomond, Saturday 28 July, hosted by Lomond Masters Swimming and Triathlon Club
  • ETU Sprint at Strathclyde Country Park Saturday 11 August 2018
  • Scottish Middle Distance ’70.3’ Aberfeldy 19 August 2018
  • Scottish Standard at Knockburn Loch 8 September 2018

 

Club Races 2018

  • 18 March 2018 Martin McMillan Memorial Duathlon Team Race – Sunday
  • Ayrodynamic Training weekend in Peebles Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018
  • Ayrodynamic Ayr Duathlon 22 April 2018 (Race Series 1)
  • Ayrodynamic Prestwick Aquathon 12 May 2018
  • Irvine Aquathlon Race (Series 2)
  • Irvine Open Water Triathlon (Bookers Pond) 5 August 2018 (Race Series 3)
  • Ayrodynamic Prestwick Aquathon 15 September 2018