Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup (Registration Open)
Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Cup will be held on the 25th and 26th October 2014
Held on the iconic grounds of Lantau Island on 25 and 26 October, the 2014 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is a premier event where recreational triathletes can rub shoulders with age-groupers and professionals.
2014 will see athletes slugging it out to take the Asian Championship crown ensuring this signature triathlon will be a not-to-be missed event.
The swim course is a 1 loop affair of 750m swam anti-clockwise. Athletes will start in the water in front of the floating pontoon and navigate the triangular-shaped course. Water temperature is expected to be between 24-28 degree Celsius and thus wetsuits will not be allowed on the course. The water at Discovery Bay is usually quiet to mildly choppy and swimmers can expect minimum swell on race day.
Swimmers of the Olympic distance will perform two continuous loops before exiting, while swimmers of the sprint distance will exit the water upon completion of one loop only.
The bike course is mostly flat, to the exception of a section going over a bridge where athletes can expect a short progressive climb followed by a mirroring downhill. The course is entirely cut to traffic and bikes will be the only vehicles moving on the roads, alongside race officials and emergency vehicles. The only technicality of the course will be the U-turn points, which are located at far end of the out & back and at the looping point (for Olympic distance athletes only).
The Olympic distance athletes have 3 laps to complete, between Sunny Bay Road and Cheung Tung Road, before heading back to transition area.
The sprint distance athletes have only 1 such loop to complete prior to heading back to transition, making it a simple out & back.
The run course is flat and fast on wide and scenic roads. The first part of the course will take the athletes on the promenade on the sea front. Then they will head back towards transition and along the canal, crossing Magic Road up the finish area located below Fantasy Road.
Athletes of the Olympic distance will have 3 repetitions of the seaside promenade to run prior to heading to the finish.
Whilst athletes of the Sprint distance will have to run a single out & back on the promenade and then head straight to the finish.
Race Distances & Courses
The 2014 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is a signature triathlon event owned by the TriHK (TriHK), organised by leading multi-sport event organiser MetaSport and sub-vented by Home Affairs Bureau (Arts & Sports Development Fund). The race is to be held on 25-26 October 2014 (Sat & Sun), Lantau Island.
|Olympic||Swim 1.5km||Bike 40km||Run 10km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Sprint||Swim 750m||Bike 18km||Run 5km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Youth||Swim 375m||Bike 10km||Run 2.8km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Discovery||Swim 375m||Bike 10km||Run 2.8km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Kids||Swim 195m||Bike 5km||Run 2.1km||Course Map (TBC)|
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