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August 13, 2014

Why is my “race age” different than my actual age?

By |2018-01-25T21:08:23-04:00August 13th, 2014|

Participants will compete in whichever age group they would be in as of Dec. 31st, 2018. In other words, your age group for the 2018 season will be determined by your age on December 31st, 2018. For example, if you are 44 now but turn 45 on September 1, your race would be 45 because you would be 45 on December 31, 2018. As such, you would race in the 45-49 age group at Luray Triathlon, not the 40-44 age group.

November 16, 2013

What is “Blocking” on the bike course?

By |2013-11-19T21:47:31-04:00November 16th, 2013|

Here is a very basic explanation of blocking, but to learn more we suggest you visit www.usatriathlon.org and view the rules information posted in Section 5.10 “Position Fouls” on the bike. “Blocking” is considered the other common rule violation that takes place on the bike course. Blocking typically occurs when a rider is not riding on the far right side of the road, making it difficult (and dangerous) for other rides to pass. Don’t get caught riding along next to your friend. [...]

What is “Drafting” on the bike course?

By |2019-03-05T10:31:49-04:00November 16th, 2013|

Here is a very basic explanation of drafting, but to learn more we suggest you consult the USA Triathlon website and view the rules information posted. (Please see Section 5.10 for “Position Fouls” on the bike.) “Drafting” is basically riding right behind another competitor on the bike course. By drafting behind someone you gain an unfair advantage because it allows you to ride at the same speed as the person you’re following without exerting as much energy. In the sport [...]