One of the longest running triathlon event in the country, the Whiterock Triathlon (formerly Tri United at Whiterock) is back on its eight year. With a 2km Open Water swim, 90km bike ride and 20km run, its equivalent to an Ironman 70.3 distance that is held yearly at Subic. Will definitely join this event since I missed out the Cobra Ironman 70.3 due to illness.
Here are the details for the 2011 Whiterock Triathlon:
Event Name: Whiterock Triathlon 2011
Date: 1 October 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: White Rock Waterpark and Beach Hotel, Subic, Zambales
Distances and Disciplines:
2km ocean swim
91km road bike
Age Group Categories
Note: The top 3 male and top 3 female finishers will be declared the Over-All winners and will not be included in reckoning age group podium finishers.
The swim leg is a 2 km course at the beachfront of the White Rock Beach Resort into Subic Bay. The Greater Subic Tourism Bureau, together with the White Rock Resort and the local communities, assures eXtribe that efforts are going to be made to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the swim course.
Features: anchored swim buoy lines, multi-loop course, jet-ski patrols, kayak guides.
The 91-kilometer bike course will pass through several towns of Zambales, each with aid stations to provide water and/or medical aid, thanks to the support of the local government and the Zambales Department of Tourism Office. Traffic marshals will be deployed along the major intersections and critical areas. The road is flat and in excellent condition. Efforts will be made to free the highway of traffic and hazards.
Features: flat and smooth road, police motorcycle escort, aid stations at strategic locations, medical support and ambulance, and a 45-km turn-around station (supplied with isotonic drinks, bananas, ice and water, equipped with toilet facilities, medical aid and special needs bags).
The run course is 20 kilometers long and will enter the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, allowing for much improvement of the racecourse, in terms of traffic flow, pollution control and logistical support. The “notoriously” difficult portions of the run course – what has come to be called the “Heartbreak Hills” and the “Microwave” from the previous editions but were not around in last year’s WRT are now back.
Features: Rolling course, water stations every 2.5 km (supplied with isotonic drinks, ice and water), sponging stations in between water stations, and a run turn-around station (supplied with isotonic drinks, bananas, ice and water, equipped with toilet facilities, medical aid and special needs bags).