All indoor triathlon vary per venue and organization. This event collaborates with Team Training New England (ttne.us). Here is how this event works.
Each athlete will have a transition area to put all of your gear. Your area will be clearly marked with your individual race # (but it may be small). You will keep all of your gear at this area. Please do not leave anything in the locker room. We do not time you during the transition. For the safety of the participants, we dont want anyone rushing around on wet, slick floors. However, we will encourage you to hurry up to the next event, safely, of course.
All areas will be clearly marked.
How Distances Are Tracked:
Swim: Volunteers will be tracking the number of swim lengths you swim in the allotted time. One end of the pool to the end is considered one length. If you are in the middle of the pool when the time is up, we will give you that extra bit and count a full length for you. Were nice like that.
Bike: These bikes do not have odometers, so there is no bike distance. You will have a great workout that will adequately tire your legs for the run.
Run: The run will be outside. It is a well-marked 2 laps. Two laps is 3 miles. You will be timed. Depending on the weather, you might want to add another layer for warmth.
How is the winner determined?
While we really believe that this type of event should be considered a great workout, we know that many of the participants do want to know how they did in comparison to others. As athletes, we can relate to that.
Not every indoor triathlon scores the same way. Here is how any event run in collaboration with Team Training New England is calculated.
We determine which athlete swam the most lengths, biked the longest distance and ran the farthest (if on a treadmill or track) or ran the fastest time if the run distance is constant. That person (or persons) will get 100 points. The other participants will receive a % of 100 points.
For example, if a person swims 50 lengths in 20 minutes, he/she will get 100 points. If another person swims 40 laps, he/she will get 80 points.
The same calculation is done for the bike (if applicable) and run leg as well.
At the end, we add up the points each person receives for the swim, bike and run. The total # of points a person could get is 300 (or 200 in this case). The person with the highest points is considered the winner. When we post the results on our website, we only post race #s, no names.