It time for the 4th and final round of the Total Rush points series. Always a popular series the finale is sure to promise some exciting racing across Men’s and Women’s grades.

The Total Rush series of four races offers prize money of $3,750. Points are allocated to the top five riders in each grade and accumulated across the series.
Points system: 1st – 8 points; 2nd – 5 points; 3rd – 3 points; 4th – 2 points; 5th -1 point.

Prize money is awarded to the five riders with the highest aggregate points score across the four races.

The series is open to SKCC riders and members from other clubs, offering the chance for ANY rider from ANY grade to win the top prize money (Men’s A, B, C & D grades and Women’s A & B grades – sorry not open to Women’s C grade and E grade). Entry into all four races is not mandatory.

With prize money for both men and women on offer, the series is sure to be hotly contested and has always been a popular feature of the SKCC calendar – so get ready and mark these dates in your calendar.

Prize money:
Men – 1st $1000; 2nd $600; 3rd $300; 4th $180; 5th $150.
Women – 1st $650; 2nd $350; 3rd $250; 4th $150; 5th $120.

The series prize money is additional to the normal weekly prize money for those placed. And just for the uninitiated the handicap rules for this Points series are – two places (1st, 2nd or 3rd) and you go up a grade (subject to the discretion of the Race Handicapper).

In the event of a draw the number of wins will decide the result. If the results are still equal, then the number of second places shall decide and if still equal then the position in the final race will decide the result.

Top 5 Placegetters in the men so far:

  • Rico Rogers St Kilda CC 24
  • Sam Pickering St Kilda CC 16
  • Matt Boys Brunswick CC 8
  • Richard Braic St Kilda CC 8
  • Tim Clarke Hawthorn CC 8

Top 5 Placegetters in the women so far:

  • Jenny MacPherson St Kilda CC 24
  • Penny Brown St Kilda CC 8
  • Deborah Richards St Kilda CC 8
  • Josie Simpson St Kilda CC 8
  • Nicole Whitburn Carnegie Caulfield CC 8

Current point standing can be found here.

A big thank you to Simon Coffin and all the team at Total Rush and SBR for their ongoing support of this series and SKCC over the years.

Check out the new Total Rush website and visit SBR – Melbourne’s Number One Triathlon store – also with a whole new look.