LPC Guelph Drafting Clinic
Youth/Jr/U23/Elite Draft Cert Eval
The LPC Guelph Drafting Clinic is targeted for Youth/Jr/U23/Elite Triathletes who wish to be evaluated for their draft-legal certification, and/or acquire tips for draft-legal triathlon competition.
James Loaring, Mark Linseman, Alexandra Coates, David Sharratt
Participants (limited to 30):
Must be an annual member of Triathlon Ontario
Minimum age to participate is 12 as of 31Dec2015
LPC Headquarters, 298 Colonial Drive, Guelph ON N1L 0G4
Note: the clinic will still take place outdoors if it is raining. The clinic may be delayed in the event of excessive downpour. The clinic will be delayed or rescheduled in the event of thunder and/or lightning. We anticipate the clinic to complete by 3:30pm if there are not any significant weather delays.
Draft Cert: Attending this clinic does not by any means guarantee that you will obtain your drafting certification. This clinic is a one-day evaluation. It is strongly recommended that all participants frequently practice group riding, and basic bike-handling skills and drills prior to attending this clinic.
Mandatory Gear To Bring:
Bike in good working order that complies with draft-legal racing
Change of clothing for bike workout in case of rain
Gear for changing a potential flat tire: spare tube, tire levers, CO2 cartridges or hand pump
Racing flats (equipped with elastic laces) for use during Transition Practice
Lunch and 2 water bottles (one filled with sport drink)
Coach James Loaring
Head Coach of LPC. NCCP Certified Triathlon Competition Coach. Triathlon Ontario Certified Draft-Legal Instructor. Triathlete since 1993. Professional Triathlete 2002-2009. Triathlon Coach since 2003. Awarded Triathlon Canada Age Group Coach of the Year. Recipient of the Triathlon Ontario Mr. Triathlete award. Participated in numerous ITU World Cups and Pan-American Cup Triathlons between 2002 and 2009.
View Coach James' profile here
Coach Mark Linseman
LPC Triathlon Coach. NCCP Trained Triathlon Coach. Elite triathlete with 16 years of triathlon experience. Master's degree in Exercise Nutrition and Metabolism. Performance Nutrition Consultant at the University of Guelph. Conducts laboratory and field analyses on triathletes and other endurance athletes to create and modify race-day hydration and nutrition plans.
View Coach Mark's profile here
LPC Triathlon Coach. RTC-Guelph Athlete. Currently racing as an Elite Canadian Triathlete on the ITU circuit. Director and coach of various triathlon clinics for adults and children, since 2012. 3rd Canadian at 2014 Triathlon Canada Elite Nationals. Member of the National Development Team, 2011-2013.
View Coach Alex’s profile here
All athletes wishing to race in a draft legal event must possess a "drafting card" prior to competing. Presentation of a drafting card to race directors ensures that the athlete is capable of racing in a drafting situation without being a risk to themselves or the other participants.
To get an Ontario Drafting Card applicants must
Drafting Cards will be valid for a period of 3 years, including the season it is issued eg. a drafting card issued in 2013 will be valid for the 2013, 2014, 2015 seasons. The athlete must reapply in 2016
Renewals - Once carded athletes must submit a renewal form every 3 years. In order to renew a drafting card the athlete must have completed 5 draft legal events in the previous 3 year period.
Failure to complete the minimum number of events will necessitate re-qualification.
All applications and renewal forms must be submitted to:
205- 3 Concorde Gate
North York, ON M3C 3N7
More info from the Triathlon Ontario website: http://triathlonontario.com/members/high-performance/
May 28 11:59 PM EDT - Online Registration Closes
May 30 8:40 AM EDT - Arrive, set-up bike, register, bike check
May 30 9:00 AM EDT - Introduction
May 30 9:15 AM EDT - Bike-Handling Skills
May 30 12:00 PM EDT - Snack break and Discussion (bring your own snack and fluids). Sport drink/bars available.
May 30 12:45 PM EDT - Group Riding, Transition Practice
May 30 3:15 PM EDT - Wrap-up