OK, I posted this in the newbie section and got no answers. Hoping an veteran can help us out.
There are 3 of us doing a sprint relay tri next weekend. Just wondering how transition works. I emailed race coordinator and all they said was you transition where your bike is racked. I need a little more info than that. Any suggestions, pointers. It is a reverse tri. I will be waiting for the runner to come in, I assume in the transition area by my bike. Can I assume they will hand me our timing device, then I will get my bike and go or what????? When I return, do I rack my bike then hand off to the swimmer?
Thanks so much for any advice!
Answered it there, but here it is again.
Our triathlon team has done plenty of relays!
Typically the relays have their own area in transition - the bike racks
are numbered by waves and the relays will all start in the same wave.
The rules state that the bike must remain on the rack until the timing
chip has been passed on from the swimmer to the biker (but to be
honest, not everyone follows that rule, most people will hold their
bikes next to the rack).
So it works like this: the swimmer does their thing, runs into the
transition area to the bike rack where the biker is waiting. The runner
then takes the timing chip off the ankle of the swimmer and puts it on
the biker. The biker then runs with the bike until the mounting are and
rides like crazy. The biker must then dismount and run back to the
transition are where the runner is waiting. The swimmer then takes the
chip off the biker and puts it on the runner. Then everyone meets at
the finish line!
So the timing chip (usually on an ankle strap) is your "baton".
Relays are a ton of fun and I wish you good luck!
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