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BIKE MANAWATU – 2014 MASTERS AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

by | Mar 17, 2014

For competitors 35 years of age and over, champions to be determined for 5 year age groups, women and men, no handicap adjustments apply to times. Competitors must have entered at least 3 of the 4 events to be considered for an age group champion. An entry fee applies for each of: Track, Hill Climb and Time Trial.

Age Group Categories

35 – 39 (Category 1); 40 – 44 (Cat 2); 45 – 49 (Cat 3); 50 – 54 (Cat 4); 55 – 59 (Cat 5); 60 – 64 (Cat 6); 65 – 69 (Cat 7); 70 – 74 (Cat 8); 75 – 79 (Cat 9); 80 – 84 (Cat 10) etc.

Age for Championship

Competitors age for racing is applicable for the calendar year and is the age the competitor becomes on her/his birthday in that year, e.g. if she/he turns 45 on 20th July for competition purpose she/he will be entered in 45 – 49 (Cat 3).

Events (all events are individual and raced against the clock)

  1. Track Sprint Time Trial 200m (TS)
  2. Track Individual Pursuit 2000m (IP)
  3. Hill Climb Saddle Road 5km (HC)
  4. Individual Time Trial 20 km (ITT)

Championship Determination

In each contested age group the champion plus 2nd and 3rd positions will be recognised, results will available for all competitors. Points are awarded based on the fastest time for each age group in each event. Each age group champion and other positions are determined by the accumulation of points over the 4 events, the champion will have the most points.

Points for Age Championships

Maximum points awarded to the fastest time in each age category –

  1. TS 50 points
  2. IP 50 points
  3. HC 200 points
  4. ITT 300 points

Calculation of Points

Points are calculated for every competitor in age groups for women and men. Points awarded are directly proportional to the fastest competitor in the same age category.

The mechanism of points calculation is simple and explained as follows:

  • The fastest competitor in each age group and event will be awarded maximum points.
  • Slower competitors points in the same event will be calculated using:

Fastest Competitor Time x maximum points for event = Points (for slower competitor)

Slower Competitor Time

  • For each event points will be rounded to the nearest whole point. Calculated decimal points : 0.00 to 0.50 will be rounded down to the whole number before the decimal point; above 0.50 to 0.99 will be rounded up to the next whole number above the whole number prior to the decimal point.

E.g. ITT calculation:

Fastest Time 30mins.00secs. x 300 points = 285.71. Rounded to 286 points.

Slower Time 31mins.30 secs

 

 

BIKE MANAWATU – 2014 MASTERS HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Handicap Championships for women and men are run in conjunction with the Age Group Championships, the Champions being determined from the results of the same 4 events.

  1. Track Sprint Time Trial 200m (TS)
  2. Track Individual Pursuit 2000m (IP)
  3. Hill Climb Saddle Road 5km (HC)
  4. Individual Time Trial 20 km (ITT)

In this Championship competitors have their recorded times in each of the 4 events adjusted by applying an age handicap, referenced from an appropriate Table for the nominated event, thereby enabling an age adjusted time for each competitor. This in turn enables calculation of points for each event and finally accumulation of points from the 4 events for each competitor. The Handicap Champions, Woman and Man will have each accumulated the most points.

Entry in the Handicap Championships is automatic and does not incur an entry fee.

Points for Handicap Championships

Maximum points awarded –

  1. TS 50 points
  2. IP 50 points
  3. HC 200 points
  4. ITT 300 points

Handicaps

  • Handicaps for TS and IP are referenced on Table 3 and 4.
  • Handicaps for HC are referenced on Table 2.
  • Handicaps for ITT are referenced on Table 1.

 

Calculation of Points

Points are calculated in a similar way to the Age Group Championships for each event but with competitors recorded times having an age handicap applied prior to the points calculation.

  • The fastest competitor after age handicap adjustment in each event receives maximum points; all other competitor points are calculated using:

Fastest Competitor Time after handicap adjustment x maximum points for event = Points

Slower Competitor Time after handicap adjustment

E.g. calculation for Men’s ITT, refer Table 1 for Age Handicap Adjustment

44 year old, recorded time 28 mins. 00secs.has 30secs handicap, his adjusted time becomes 27mins. 30secs.and is the fastest adjusted time so he receives 300 points.

50 year old, recoeded time 34mins. 00 secs. has 1min. 15secs. handicap his adjusted time is 32mins. 45 secs. therefore his points calculated as below:

Fastest Adjusted Time 27mins.30secs. x 300 points = 251.91. Rounded to 252 points.

Slower Adjusted Time 32mins.45 secs

Trophies

  • Masters Handicap Champions, Woman and Man: Trophies are awarded to each who accumulate the most points from the handicap adjusted results of the 4 events.
  • Womens Handicap Track Championship: the MMCC Trophy is awarded to the competitor who accumulates the most points from handicap adjusted results for the TS 200m & IP 2000m.

BIKE MANAWATU – 2014 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

TRACK EVENTS

Track Sprint 200 metres (TS), maximum 50 points

Individual Pursuit 2000 metres (IP), maximum 50 points

DATE Sunday 23rd March 2014.

START TIME 9.00 AM, on completion a BBQ & refreshments included.

COURSE Feilding Velodrome, Johnson Park.

REGISTRATION On-line click here or on the day at track 8.30 – 8.45AM.

ENTRY FEE $5.00.

ORGANISERS Ian Gray, ph 357 7953 (home) or Mike Keenan, ph 358 6318 (home).

NOTES a) Competitors in Track Sprint 200 metres will start at finish line and be signalled 2 laps to go and be timed over the last 200 metres.

b) The Individual Pursuit 2000 metres is 5 laps of track less 6.25 metres, competitors will be held for release start, a long warning whistle at 10 seconds to go will be followed be 2nd short whistle to start.

c) Time keeping for each event: 3 stop watches on each rider. If all watches agree this is the time, if 2 watches agree this is the time, if no watches agree middle watch is taken as time

 

HILL CLIMB

Ashhurst to top Saddle Road 5 kilometres (HC), maximum 200 points

DATE Sunday 6th April 2014.

START TIME 9.00 AM, on competition we will go to Ashhurst café.

COURSE Start in Salisbury Street, Ashhurst 50 metres past Windam Street intersection then proceed to finish top Saddle Road adjacent gates to wind farm.

REGISTRATION On-line Click here or on the day at start 8.30 – 8.45AM.

ENTRY FEE $5.00.

ORGANISERS Ian Gray, ph 357 7953 (home) or Mike Keenan, ph 358 6318 (home).

NOTES a) Competitors held at start at 30 seconds intervals.

INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL

Start Rongotea, out and back course (ITT), held in conjunction with other club champs all age groups, maximum 300 points

DATE Saturday 29th March

START TIME 9am

COURSE Start in Rongotea,.

REGISTRATION Click here 

ENTRY FEE $5.00.

ORGANISERS

NOTES Competitors held at start at 30 sec intervals.