National Series 2016

On this page, Club Members can access a range of information, resources, logistics and information around the club campaign for the TI National Series.

1.) Club Races 2016
The primary measurement of the success of the National Series Strategy is to increase the number of members who complete the regulation 4 (or more) National Series races. To deliver on this strategy, Will Owens (with assistance of the Bernard Hanratty and John Wallnutt) has identified 7 out of the 25 National Series races that will be designated as ‘Club Races’. There are two Standard, four Sprint and one Middle distance races. We are also proposing that we have three ‘Club Away Weekends’. These are as follows:
NSRaces2

See also here: http://www.piranhatri.com/piranha-news/2016-national-series-races/


 

2.) Accommodation Plans 2016
As part of Piranha’s National Series Strategy for 2016 we will be having Club Away Weekends for the following three races

1. Westport Sprint Distance Triathlon – 11 June 2016 – Westport, Co. Sligo
2. Hell of the West Olympic Distance Triathlon – 25 June 2016 – Kilkee, Co. Clare
3. The Lost Sheep Middle Distance Triathlon – 3 September 2016 – Kenmare, Co. Kerry

If you are looking for accommodation and would like to stay with the rest of the Piranhas racing please indicate your interest by completing your details in the following Google Sheet HERE.

Please include your email and phone number so you can be contacted by the respective organiser to confirm details as needs be (deposit required, key collection, final payment date etc).

See also: http://www.piranhatri.com/piranha-news/club-away-weekends-accommodation-plans/


 

3.) Log Your Races for the National Series
As a club, we will be aiming very high in the National Series Club championships, where there is a Women’s / Men’s and mixed competition. In the Women’s & Men’s it’s our top 6 points earners who count and in the mixed its the Top 3 Women and top 3 Men to count. It is vitally important we get as many members to enter 4 or more national series races which there are 25 to choose from. Remember every point counts!!!

To help with this please find a link to all the National Series races: Click [HERE]. We would really appreciate if you would enter your name under the races you have entered so other members and Johnnie / Will as team captains can see you has entered what.

See also here: http://www.piranhatri.com/piranha-news/10850/


 

4.) National Series Handicap League 2016
The Handicap league will be run off the points you score in any National Series race. The handicap system has been calculated from the results piranha members scored last year, where we took the total points and the volume of races and calculated an overall average score for the men and for the ladies. This score will be the scratch score or base score. Members will be given a plus or minus handicap based off this score. In the file below you will find your handicap. If you have not raced before you will be given a handicap after completing your first NS race. There will be a men’s and Ladies League.

Click [HERE] to access the handicap league table:

See also here: http://www.piranhatri.com/piranha-news/national-series-handicap-league/

 


 

5.) Piranha National Series Strategy – Race 1
The first race on the Club Calendar has arrived! The Carlow Tri 795 Sprint race see’s 65 Piranhas race in what is for most their first triathlon of the season and for some, their first ever!  Sunday is what we train for so make sure to leave it all out there. At the same time, enjoy it, race with a smile and give as much support as you can to your fellow Piranhas.

 

See Race Event handbook [HERE]


 

6.) Piranha National Series Strategy – Race 2
After the Piranha success in Carlow the next race up is Westport Sprint on Saturday 11th June. With the weather hotting up so is the competition between all Piranhas looking for Podium’s, bragging rights or just completing their first race. Good luck to everyone and remember every point and place counts so if you can catch that person in front of you push yourself to do it, you might surprise yourself!!! It’s these races that make us train so much for this sport, so go out and enjoy it. We will all have a little bit of nerves just manage them, have a race plan and then go and nail it. As always as soon as you finish please go back on to the run course and support your fellow Piranha’s.

Full Piranha Event Handbook can be found [HERE]

The Race Briefing can be found here:
http://www.piranhatri.com/wp-content/uploads/Westport_Triathlon_2016_Race_Briefing_v2.doc


 

7.) Piranha National Series Strategy – Race 3
The third race (and second away weekend) on the Club Calendar has arrived! The Kilkee Hell of the West (“HOTW”) Olympic distance race see’s a large contingent of Piranhas race this Saturday 25th June 2016.

We are doing really well in the National Series with some amazing performances to date so hopefully we can build on that this weekend so I want to wish all those racing the very best and I hope the sun shines for you. I know you will all race the best of your ability but also remember to enjoy it, race with a smile and give as much support as you can to your fellow Piranhas.

Please see [HERE] for Piranha Event Handbook


 

8.) Piranha National Series Strategy – Race 4
The fourth race on the Club Calendar has arrived. The Two Provinces Sprint distance race sees a large contingent of Piranhas, 45 in total, race this Saturday 16th July. This is the National Series Sprint Distance Championship race so the competition will be high but there will also be lots of National Series points on offer. Go hard, take as many people as you can on the run and enjoy it. Also please don’t forget when you are finished to give as much support as you can to your fellow Piranhas still out on the course.

Please see [HERE] for Piranha Event Handbook


 

9.) Piranha National Series Strategy – Race 5

The fifth race on the Club Calendar has arrived. The Belfast Titanic Olympic distance race sees a large contingent of Piranhas, 40 at last count, race this Sunday 31st July. Go hard, take as many people as you can on the run and enjoy it.

Also please don’t forget when you are finished to give as much support as you can to your fellow Piranhas still out on the course.

The Piranha Event Handbook can be found [HERE]

The Official Race Briefing is available [HERE]