What do I need to include in my race report?
You should provide feedback to the Event Organiser that will help them maintain or improve the standard of their event. All points in your report should be discussed with the organiser during your post-race debrief - nothing included should be a surprise. Try to present this in a positive manner and avoid being negative.
Praise the good points of an event and explain why you think they are good, as well as highlighting elements that could be improved with suggestions as to how they could be improved for future events.
If you think there are any Health and Safety issues you should include them in your report, but as above, you should have discussed these with the Event Organiser during the event to enable them to be rectified/reduced before an incident can occur.
What addition information do I need to know before a Paratriathlon?
If you're officiating at an event where paratriathletes will be taking part you should be aware of their presence in the race, however if the race is not specifically a paratriathlon event the rules should be applied only in an advisory capacity unless there are safety concerns.
For specific paratriathlon events specific rules will need to be applied to ensure that the race is fair and safe for all competitors. Before officating at a paratriathlon familiarise yourself with Section 17 of the British Triathlon Competition Rules so you are aware of the specific rules for this event format. If you have any queries related to Paratriathlon events please contact the Events Team.
If an event is not permitted with British Triathlon should I officiate at it?
British Triathlon strongly recommend that you do not officiate at events which have not received the appropriate Home Nation event permit as we cannot guarantee the standard of the event, including the safety to yourself and the competitors. Additionally, you will not be covered by the insurance provided through your membership at events which are not permitted.
What is classed as a 'judgement call'?
Judgement calls include, but are not limited to:
- Dangerous riding
- Unsporting conduct