Monday 30 August

Hey Kingy Tri Fam,

I hope you had a great weekend. Our planning is going full-speed ahead for the Kingy Tri in November with extra activities throughout the weekend being formulated and over 750 entries so far.

This blasted COVID continues to raise concerns over the event, and with the border closure we are uncertain how the event will look. I know many of you are also wondering the same.

So after a great conversation with the Tweed Shire Council yesterday, we have decided the following:

  • If the event can comply with NSW Health Regulations , and the border is open it will proceed
  • Or, if the event complies with NSW Health Regulations, and the border remains closed it may be just a NSW event to support all our athletes and juniors in the Northern Rivers
  • The next review date on the regulations and the border will be on 1 October, and the final review date on 25October.

I really need to thank those who are still buying their entries, as we are still spending money preparing for the event and we still need income to develop our expanded new Kingy Tri event. I understand some of you do not wish to enter and wish to wait that is no problem. You will always be welcome no matter the date.

With all respect and understanding of the current uncertainty I do not want to repeat the considerable time my office staff has spent managing refunds in the past, so please do not rush to enter if there are question marks over your access to the event and you plan to ask for a refund. Just wait to make your decision, we will make sure there is space for you.

For those already entered, if the November event is reduced in size or cannot proceed your entry will be automatically transferred to the 27 March 2022 Kingy Tri start list or any other NX event you choose.

Again to our loyal members, thanks for keeping your entries with us and working with us. We hope to have some positive news for all of us soon.

Yours in triathlon,

Mike Crawley, Race Director