2007 Kuopio ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships

21 - 22 Jul, 2007 • Kuopio, Finland • Event Website
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4th EUROPEAN YOUTH ACTIVITIES TRIATHLON CONFERENCE

After the success of the previous Conferences in Marina di Montalto, Alexandroupolis and Rijeka was decided by the ETU to continue this effort along the European Youth Triathlon Championships.
Kuopio 2007 Youth & U23 Triathlon European Championships Organizing Committee and the ETU Development Committee are proud to announce the 4TH European Youth Activities Triathlon Conference.

The Role of the Youth Sport Coach in long term athlete development (LTAD)
Themes that will be develop out of this topic are:
- Sport Programming
- Early vs. late specialization
- Talent Identification
- Competition Readiness

Presenters:
Heather Williams
BTF Performance Manager (GBR)

Chris Brands
Sports Fysiologist (NED)

Conference’s Details:
A. Place: Scandic Hotel Kuopio
Address:  Satamakatu 1, 70 100 Kuopio, Finland (http://www.scandic-hotels.com/kuopio)
B. Date: FRIDAY, 20 July, 2007,
C. Time: from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
D. Entry fee: Free
E. Participation:
Open to all the member of the European Triathlon Federations

For more information and application form please contact ETU Office (email: etu-office@triathlon.org)

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Athletes Briefing:

14.00 Briefing for U23 and junior athletes competing on Saturday, OBLIGATORY Hotel Scandic, -1st floor

SATURDAY July 21
19.00 Briefing for team relays, registration Hotel Scandic

Documents:


Media notes:

FRIDAY 20 JULY
15.00 Press Conference Hotel Scandic

Event Schedule

THURSDAY July 19
Time Event Place
16.00-21.00 Info, registration etc. Hotel Scandic, Race Office


FRIDAY July 20

9.00-12.00 4th European Youth Activities Triathlon Conference at Scandic Hotel Kuopio
10.00 Bike course familiarization. Peloton escort by the police Hotel Scandic (start)
11.00-13.00 Swim and run course familiarization Race centre/Väinölänniemi
14.00 Briefing for U23 and junior athletes competing on Saturday, OBLIGATORY Hotel Scandic, -1st floor
15.00 Press Conference Hotel Scandic
15.00-18.00 Registration continues, All categories Hotel Scandic
1700 Kids´ race Race centre
18.00 Award ceremony, Kids Race centre/Scandic
18.00- Opening ceremony, pasta party Market place & town hall
20.00-21.00 Registration continues, all categories Hotel Scandic

SATURDAY July 21
07.00 Registration, all categories Hotel Scandic
09.00 European Cup Junior. Women Race Race centre/ Väinölänniemi
11.00 European Cup Junior. Men Race Race centre/ Väinölänniemi
13.00 European Championships U23. Women Race Race centre/ Väinölänniemi
16.00 European Championships U23. Men Race Race centre/ Väinölänniemi
18.15 Keep fit triathlon, Sprint race.
Distance (500 m – 20 km – 5 km) Race centre/ Väinölänniemi
19.00 Briefing for team relays, registration Hotel Scandic

SUNDAY July 22
06.00 Registration, team relays Hotel Scandic Hotel Scandic
08.00 European Championships Youth women
team relay race Race centre/Väinölänniemi
09.30 European Championships Youth men
team relay race Race centre/Väinölänniemi
11.00 European Championships U23 women
team relay race Race centre/Väinölänniemi
12.30 European Championships U23 men
team relay race Race centre/Väinölänniemi
14.00 National Championships, women race Race centre/Väinölänniemi
14.10 National Championships, men race Race centre/Väinölänniemi
15.30 Age-Groups race
(Open national championships) Race centre/Väinölänniemi
19.00 Closing Ceremony Hotel Scandic

Closest Airport

TRAVEL
Unfortunately Kuopio Airport will be closed totally for traffic the whole of July because of runway resurfacing. http://www.finavia.fi/passengers_release?id=68608
13.3.07 Kuopio Airport will be closed 2 July 29 July 2007 Air traffic will come to a halt in July at Kuopio Airport, and the airport will be closed from 2 July 29 July 2007. In the air traffic areas, runways and taxiways will be resurfaced and other repairs will be carried out to the paving. A new rainwater drain will be dug under the runway and taxiway, and a fixed stop cable system will be built for Hornet jet fighters.
Because of the above mentioned we recommend you to fly to Helsinki (see information on bike transport below) where you can either:
- fly to Joensuu + 128 km/ca 1.5 hours by road to Kuopio
- fly to Jyvskyl + 155 km/ca 2 hours by road to Kuopio
(in both of the alternatives above please check the availability of cargo space for your bikes!)
- hire a car: 370 km/ca 4.5 hours to Kuopio
- travel by rail (transfer to Helsinki railway station 30 minutes + ca 4 hours by rail)
- take a bus via Helsinki city centre to Kuopio: ca 5 hours
http://www.kuopioinfo.fi/english/perussivut/kartat_ja_liikenne/kartat_ja_liikenne.php (information in English, German and Russian languages)

BIKE TRANSPORT HELSINKI-KUOPIO-HELSINKI
We have bike transport available directly from the airport to Kuopio on Thursday 08.00-18.00 and vice versa the next Monday.
The bikes will be transported in a truck and available for your pick-up at Scandic Hotel 08.00-10.00 on Friday.
If you wish to use this service which costs 20/bike/leg please notify us by May 31st, so that we can reserve place for your bikes.

Host Hotel

Scandic Hotel Kuopio: http://www.scandic-hotels.com/kuopio, is the host hotel. It is situated 1 km from the race centre by the lake. Please contact Scandic directly for your reservations. Space is limited so act quickly to ensure your reservation. In addition there is a wide range of hotels, hostels and cabins available from 1.5 to 6 km from the race centre.
http://www.kuopioinfo.fi/english/perussivut/majoitus/majoitus.php (information in English, German and Russian languages)

  • Website
    http://www.kuopiotriathlon.com
  • Event Contact
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  • Phone
    Timo Pennanen +358 (0)500 674445; Risto Antikainen +
  • Fax
    +358 (0)17 2656222 / TT Aquaterra/Timo Pennanen
  • Address

    Triathlon Team Aquaterra
    c/o Timo Pennanen
    Ronontie 18 A, 7
    0100 Kuopio,
    FINLAND