Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Club will look to extend its lead at the top of the leader board at Sunday's Central West Inter Club Triathlon Series in Orange.
Bathurst currently lead the Inter Club points ladder with 14 points, two ahead of rivals Orange.
Overall, Bathurst have the lead with 271, with Orange and Mudgee in second and third respectively with point tallies of 251 and 121 respectively.
Wallabies secretary Luke Patterson, who was given the big task of handicapping triathletes at last weekend's Bathurst triathlon, said the new point system in use for this season is making for more competitive competition between the clubs.
"I like the point scoring this year, because it is so close," he said.
"In previous years, it was weighted on the size of the club or if people where at Triathlon Australia.
"This year, you have an overall point score, which is the overall points your club is scoring. But in the first instance, it's worked off if you win the round or not. Participation is still a big part of it. This isn't just about sporting prowess and winning. It shows how healthy the club is at the moment."
Patterson was kept busy before last weekends Bathurst triathlon, working out competitors' handicaps.
He explained that each triathlete were handicapped based off their last three races.
"What we did was we grabbed the last three races that people had done and got an average time for it. We had a look at what we thought was a reasonable time for people to finish, which was about an hour and twenty minutes for most people. We worked out the difference between your average and the hour and twenty and that was your start time," he said.
"For an example, Nick North averages 49 to 50 minutes for the long course. I put him on a handicap of 30 minutes and that was pretty much on the money.
"Same for Mark Windsor on the short course. He does about 39 to 40 minutes. So he started off out about 41 minutes.
"It took a few days to work out, with a bit of Excel work and collating all the results. I had to look at people individually to see if it would work out."
Come Sunday, Patterson is hopeful of getting Kirsten Howard along to compete.
"I'm trying my hardest to get Kirsten Howard to have a go in away race. She would go particularly well in the short course," he said.
"For an outright win, Nick North and Hollee Simons are likely. Hollee is on fire at the moment.
"Participation is such a big part, so if we can get the participation points up, that'll go a long way to get the points for the round. "
The Orange Inter Club Triathlon Series round will be held at Gosling Creek, juniors getting underway at 8am and seniors starting at 9.30am.