By Merryn Sherwood on 15/08/11 at 11:06 pm
The ITU and Asian Triathlon Triathlon Conferederation (ATSC) had a huge turn out of technical officials keen to enhance their knowledge and skills for the 2011 Yi-lan Asian Triathlon Championships at an ITU Level 1 Technical Officials course.
A total of 60 technical official candidates from two different countries, mainly from Chinese Taipei, took part in the one-day course. Most of them are experienced NTOs in Chinese Taipei, but this was an excellent opportunity for them to update and upgrade skills ahead of the 2011 Asian Triathlon Championships.
“I am so glad to have this course before Yi-lan Asian Championships. The course provided great opportunities for our Technical Officials to update ITU rules and share their experiences with ITU facilitators. I am sure that the course will be a great help for the success of the upcoming Yi-Lan Asian Championships”, said Mr. Yuh-Feng Liou, the Secretary General of CTTA (Chinese Taipei Triathlon Association).
“I was startled that I am conducting for a class of 60 participants but was equally looking forward to the challenge as this is the biggest turnout of all,” Peter Chua, ITU facilitator from Singapore said. “I am so surprised to know that most of candidates are highly educated people such as school PE teachers, university students, software engineers and passionate age group triathlete. I believe that their educational background and experience in triathlon make me comfortably conduct my first class work as an ITU facilitator. I tried hard to make the participants interactive during the sessions adopting group workouts. Role plays were given, videos were shown to them and they were given a chance to come out to do their presentation upon each topic and I am really appreciate of the participants’ attention.”
The practical session of this course will take place at the Yi-lan Asian Championships in September 22 to 24.