Bricks Training Session Details

COVID-19 General Policy Protocols

The following protocols align with the BC PHO Phase 2 guidelines, viaSport Return to Sport Guidelines, Triathlon Canada guidelines, and Triathlon B.C. guidelines, and have been approved by the Comox Valley Tri Club’s board of directors. 

  • If you do not feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home.

  • If you have traveled outside of Canada, you are not permitted at the sessions until you have self-isolated/self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

  • If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID19 within the last 14 days, you must not participate.

  • If you are in a high-risk category for COVID-19, consider whether you should attend the session or consider applying greater measures than listed in this document.

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before participating.

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve.

  • Bring your own equipment, water bottle and hand sanitizer.

  • Signage at the session location will provide information about effective hygiene practices.

  • Comply with physical distancing measures at all time.

  • Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, etc.

  • Leave the field of play as quickly as possible after you finish.

  • If a participant begins to feel COVID-19 symptoms while at the session, they should report to first aid (or designated individual) – even with mild symptoms. They should wash or sanitize their hands, don a mask, isolate, and go straight home. All surfaces that the participant has been in contact with will be cleaned and disinfected.

  • All participants are to email the organizer their name and contact information in case later tracing is necessary.

  • If any volunteer or participant develops COVID-19 symptoms within a week of the completion of a session, they must contact the session organizer as well as the B.C. Public Health Office. The organizer will notify other participants that were at the session for their awareness.

  • All participants (which includes athletes, volunteers, organizers) must register with the organizer via email (see email address below) at least two hours prior to each session.

  • All participants will receive via email a link to the updated Waiver (see https://forms.gle/LrBh56HRQwqG1Yyd8) as well as the Participant Agreement for COVID-19 Implications (see https://forms.gle/g4NR3PmotSXATGcV6). These forms must be completed and submitted prior to participating in the session.

Specific COVID-19 Protocols for the Bike/Run Brick Sessions

  • Maximum number participants involved in a session will not exceed 15 people.

  • Register for each session by emailing your name and cell phone number to info@cvtriclub.org.

  • It is recommended that participants and volunteers wear nonmedical masks as much as is practical. Participants are not expected to wear masks while cycling and running during the sessions.
  • The organizer will have available three pairs of rubber gloves in case there is an unusual need to have contact between volunteers and participants (e.g. administering first aid). Anyone may use the gloves as needed. A non-medical face mask and eye protection are also recommended in these situations.

Transition
  • Each participant sets up their own equipment in their own space with a minimum two metre spacing from other participants.

  • All volunteers and participants do not touch others’ equipment.

  • All general equipment for transition and traffic control (e.g. bike racks, cones, signage) will be sanitized before and after the sessions.

  • Transition flow will be arranged to avoid athlete encroachment on the minimum two metre spacing from other participants.

Cycling

The following points will help manage cyclist separation and reduce inter-cyclist exposure:

  • Cyclists will start with 30 second time-trial format to provide extended, initial separation.

  • To minimize passing, times from past events will be used to start cyclists in order from faster to less.

  • No-drafting zones will be extended from 10 (normal standard and shorter allowed distance) to 20metres.

  • If a cyclist is to pass another:

    • The passing cyclist should attempt to pass when conditions would allow for safe, quick passing with a lateral separation of one metre.

    • The passing cyclist will call out to leading cyclist “passing on left”.

    • The cyclist being passed will ease off pedalling to allow quicker pass, and then fall back to the 20 metre separation before resuming pace.

Run

The following points will help manage runner separation and reduce inter-runner exposure:

  • Runners will not encroach on a lead runner’s space by less than 10 metres unless passing.

  • If a runner is to pass another:

    • The passing runner should attempt to pass when conditions would allow for safe passing with a lateral separation of one metre.

    • The passing runner will call out to lead runner “passing on left”.

    • The runner being passed will slow their pace a bit to allow a quicker pass by the other runner, and then fall back to the 10 metre separation before resuming pace.

Finish
  • Following completion of the session, all participants should maintain the 2 metre separation and manage the packing up of their own equipment.

  • Any socializing after the finish may be acceptable as long as social gathering protocols are maintained.

Bricks Courses

The following list are the common bricks course used by the club. The selected course will be announced for each brick through the Comox Valley Tri Club's Facebook group page. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottle, sunglasses and runners. Being a club-sanctioned activity with Tri BC, a club, Tri BC, and Tri Canada membership will be required with a provision of being allowed to try out one session before needing to obtain memberships for future sessions. Comox Valley Triathlon Club members and non-members are welcome with a respective fee of $2 and $5 per session. 

 

Any recorded results will be shared electronically using the provided contact information.

Goose Spit Course

It starts in transition at the very end of the road (Hawkins Road) on Goose Spit by the gate to the DND property (Google Maps location https://goo.gl/maps/kLTph6a8A6KNPaFC7). From start/line/transition area, ride up Hawkins Road (north) up the hill curving around to turn right at the intersection onto Torrence Road and then immediately right again onto Lazo Road and follow it through a 90 degree turn to the left (don't miss this) and then follow Lazo Road until you reach the turnaround cone just after the Cape Lazo RV campground and before the waterfront, and return. Total distance is 10 km.

 

The run course goes from the start/finish/transition on Goose Spit, up the stairs to Yates Road, down Yates and then continue back  on Hawkins Road to the start/finish line. Total distance is 1.9 km.  

Kin Beach Course

The bike course starts on Astra Road at the entrance to Kin Beach Provincial Park (Google Maps location https://goo.gl/maps/XpkYUvLgqEFrVDjp7). From a Transition Area set up in the Park, go to the start line on Astra Road, head left (south) up the hill on Astra Road to Kilmorley Road, right on Kilmorley Road to Little River Road, right on Little River to Booth Road, right on Booth Road to Astra Road to the start/finish line and the Transition Area. Total distance is 3.45 km - so do three laps for a total of 10.35 km.

 

The run course goes from the start finish line south up the hill on Astra Road to Kilmorley Road, then down Kilmorley Road al lthe way to the entrance to the Griffin Pub, then back to the start/finish line. Total distance is 2.2 km.  

Point Holmes Course

​10 km bike ride followed by a 1.3km run loop times 2 (2.6 km total).

 

It starts in transition near the boat launch at Point Holmes in Comox (Google Maps location https://goo.gl/maps/F3VMZA1KdWqH7JKY9). 

 

The bike route is south on Lazo Road, right on Guthrie Road, right on Pritchard Road, right on Knight Road, and return to transition on Lazo Road. Total distance 10 km. 

 

The run will be on the path off Lazo Road on the water side going south for .65 km to turnaround cone and return. Two loop distance is 2.6 km.

 

Royston Course

Meet in transition in the parking lot at the Roy's Towne Pub in Royston on the old Island Island 3 km south of Courtenay. The address if you need it is 4000 Island Hwy South in Royston.  (Google Maps location https://goo.gl/maps/GQLPyd4VnBckWfucA).

The bike start is on the far side of the highway across from the Pub by Hayward Ave (opposite the south end of the Pub parking).  The route is south on the highway from Roy’s Towne Pub to Argyle Road, left on Argyle for a short distance (200 m) then next left on Kilmarnock Drive all the way to the end, then left on Spindrift Road back up to the Highway, right onto the Highway back to a finish line by the Pub on Hayward Ave.  Total distance 9 km. 

 

The run goes down from the Highway on Hayward Ave to Marine Drive, then left on Marine Drive all along the water back up to the highway, then back on the Highway to Roy’s Towne Pub.  Total distance 2.7 km

 

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