Tineli Tri

Nelson, New Zealand
Sunday, 22 November 2015


Nelson Selection Race

Sunday, November 22, 7.30am
Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km road bike, 5km run
This is a draft-legal event

Tineli Tri
Sunday, 22 November 2015 07:30 - 10:00

Rabbit Island
Main Ablution Block
New Zealand
New Zealand

A beautiful day - here's the results

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Tineli Tri
The Tineli Tri is a selection event for The ITU Sprint World Championships held in Cozumel, Mexico during the period September 11-18, 2016. Click here for more information.
For the selection policy for the world champs team click here. Please read the relevant selection policy, complete a selection nomination form no later than two working days following race day. 

The Tineli Tri is not restricted to those seeking selection and is open to all competitors. A $10 surcharge applies to those seeking selection - this is to cover a fee imposed by Triathlon NZ.

The Tineli Tri is held over a course based on a transition area behind the main facilities block at Rabbit Island.

The first 60 entrants will receive a high quality Tineli T-shirt (subject to size availability).

Other race options
1. A Sprint Duathlon over distances of 3km/20km/5km
2. A Super Sprint Triathlon over distances of 250m/10km/2.5km
3. A Super Sprint Duathlon over distances of 1.5km/10km/2.5km
(These events are not selection races and entrants will not automatically receive a race T-shirt, although this may be ordered as an extra, subject to availability)
As these options are the equivalent of regular club events, a discount of 20% will apply to members - type the word 'club' in the discount panel, and 50% to school students - type the word 'school' in the discount panel.

Race Day Timeline
6.00-7.00am: Registration and rack bikes
7.15am: Race briefing
7.30am: Start
Following the race, a barbecue will be held, free to competitors. There will also be a small prizegiving (spot prizes only).


The swim section (750m for Tineli Tri, 250m for Super Sprint Tri) takes place on a course parallel to the beach. The Super Sprint course swim is mainly in shoulder-deep water.
(Sprint Duathlon competitors will start with an approximate 3km run, Super Sprint competitors with an approximate 1.5km run.)
The bike course follows the Rabbit Island access road to a turning point south of the causeway, then returns for a lap of 5km. Competitors in Tineli Tri and Sprint Duathlon complete this loop four times. Competitors in both Super Sprint events complete the loop twice. The cycle section is draft-legal.
The run course combines road, grass and gravel track for a 1.25 circuit to the west of the transition area. Four laps will be completed by Tineli Tri and Sprint Duathlon competitors.

Entry information
Entry to the Tineli Tri costs $50. This includes administration and course official fees applied by Triathlon NZ. It also includes a complimentary race T-shirt by Tineli. Entry to the other races is $20 and does not include a T-shirt, although there is an opportunity during the registration process to add a T-shirt ($30). Payment is to be made by credit card at the time of entry. Refunds will be available up to November 8. Entries close on November 19.

Race rules/code of conduct
Current Triathlon NZ competition rules apply to all participants in these events. For full Tri NZ rules, click here.

Rules include approved helmets must be worn (ANSI, SNELL or NZSS); bare torsos not allowed in cycle or run legs; race number provided must be worn or shown; participants responsible for ensuring their cycles are in a safe rideable condition.

The course is open to traffic on a stop-go basis. Competitors should be aware that from time to time cars may be on the course. The race is draft legal. Competitors must not cross the centre line at any time - this may result in disqualification. 

It is the participants’ responsibility to make themselves aware of the race rules; the race courses; to attend the compulsory race briefing and to participate in a safe and responsible manner.






Contact Details

  • Peter Gibbs Phone: 027 2406 933. Email: info@nelsontriclub.co.nz

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