Can you believe this is the 10th edition of the National Challenge Competition? It's true - the NCC began in 2006-2007 and here we are in 2015. That's a lot of swimming biking and running.
New for 2015-2016
Some Club Reps will notice that teams still have last year's athletes on the roster. This is meant to save you time when building your team this year. Delete anyone not returning, but for returning athletes all you need to do is check their contact info.
You can still add new athletes to your team up to the maximum of 75.
Athletes returning from last year should update their profile, mainly by adding a year to the 'age' category. Sorry. You may be fitter than last year but time marches on.
Forget your password from last year? There is a reminder button on the login page.
Good luck everyone! Let's have another fun and successful "off season" in 2015-2016.
Triathletes are not lazy by nature, this much we all know to be true. But we also don't like doing more work than we have to, especially when it comes to logging and tracking workouts.
Pittsburgh Tri Club member and all-around smart guy Roman Kharkovski knows this. So he decided to make life just a bit easier for everyone who uses both Training Peaks and the USAT NCC site.
The Tri-Replicator is a free product that makes it easy to replicate Training Peaks workouts on the USAT NCC site without having to re-enter everything. Last year 30 people used it (and liked it) and we're happy to make it available again this year. It's really pretty cool.
If you use Training Peaks and want to save time re-entering those workouts into the NCC site then the Tri-Replicator is for you.
Hello and welcome and/or welcome back to the USA Triathlon National Challenge Competition (NCC) for 2014-2015.
If you were here last year you already know the drill, but if this is your first time or if it's your first time as club rep then there are a few "how to" posts from previous years you should have a look at.
The best intro is the 5 Things You Need to Know About the NCC. It covers things like how and when to enter your distances, when sessions are closed to further entries and tips on avoiding errors.
If you are a club rep you should give your athletes the ability to enter and edit their own distances. That is not the default setting so clubb reps need to turn that on for each athlete. See the Giving Athletes Admin Rights post for this info.
If your club has a website (likely) then you can display a widget that tracks your progress right on your own site. It's super easy and it looks pretty cool too. Instructions are in the Widgets! They Have Changed post from last year.
General NCC rules as set by USAT are available too, check the USAT website for the official rules.
The final results for each of the three sessions are now available on the Results page - including which teams made it to the session benchmark distances and when.
Official results will be announced soon by USA Triathlon, but everything on this page is accurate.
Congratulations (in advance) to all the winners, but also to everyone who took part in the competition this year. We had the highest number of teams (149) and athletes (3,659) since the event began in 2006-2007.
Let the racing begin.
The Swim session is almost over, so it's time to remind everyone how the mileage entry system works. If you are a veteran NCCer you already know this but it might be good to read this anyway.
Everyone has an additional 48 hours to enter their December miles (swim, bike or run).
Only miles done in December can be entered during this 48 hour period. The 2 week cutoff remains in effect, so only miles done in the second half of December can be entered.
January 1 is the beginning of the Bike session, so any miles done from that point forward count towards the Bike session only.
You can start entering your miles on the website starting at 1 second past midnight on January 3, once the 48 hour period for entering your December miles has passed.
If you visit the website without logging in, you'll see the session change to Bike on January 1. If you login, however, you'll see the session as Swim - for that additional 48 hour period.