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Scorching Bay, Sunday 15th November 2015

November Scorcher

Finally! After a long winter it is time to get back into the water for the start of the triathlon season. The season will kick off on the 15th of November.

At this event we have a slightly reduced number of course options – with a shorter distance for the long course. Although thanks to a ‘fun’ hill the shorter 30km bike course is most likely not any easier than the 40km bike course option you’ll experience at our other events.

 

Distance Options for this weekend

    – Triathlon & Duathlon

Triathlon option Duathlon option Minimum Age
(on race day)
Basic Entry Fee
Novice Swim 100m, Cycle 6k, Run 1.2k 10 years old $35
Short Swim 250m, Cycle 15k, Run 2.5k Run 1.2k, Cycle 15k, Run 2.5k 10 years old $50
Medium 500 Swim 500m, Cycle 20k, Run 5k Run 2.5k, Cycle 20k, Run 5k 13 years old $60
Medium 750 not held this event 13 years old $60
Long Swim 1000m, Cycle 30k, Run 8k Run 4k, Cycle 30k, Run 8k 16 years old $70

    – Swim Only

In addition to the triathlon and duathlon options we also include Swim Only options, as follows

Option A Option B Option C Basic Entry Fee
Distance 2k 1k 500m $20
Minimum Age 16 years old 16 years old 13 years old


Full course information can be found here

Basic Course Details

Click on the tabs below for further details / explanation of the courses available at this event.

The Novice Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 100m in waist deep water in a sheltered bay which is usually flat
Cycle 6km Heads South around the coast line for a one lap out and back to near the Seatoun Wharf, this ride is completely flat
Run 1.2km heads North, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to the north end of Point Gordon, and is flat

Note: there is no Duathlon for the Novice course…
Minimum Age: 10 years old

The Short Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 250m is a single clockwise lap within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat
Cycle 15km Heads South around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the Moa Point Dog Pound, with one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction
Run 2.5km heads North, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Kau point , and is flat

The Short Duathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Opening Run 1.2km heads North, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to the north end of Point Gordon, and is flat
Cycle 15km Heads South around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the Moa Point Dog Pound, with one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction
Closing Run 2.5km heads North, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Kau point , and is flat

Minimum Age: 10 years old

 The Medium Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Swim
500m  is a two lap (250m per lap) clockwise swim within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat
Cycle 20km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the the second roundabout in Lyall Bay, with one small hill (Pass of Branda)  to go over in each direction
Run 5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast out to Kau point and return, – This lap is done twice and is completely flat
Note: November is the only time we do a two lap run for the medium courses over summer

Minimum Age: 13 years old

 The Medium Duathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Opening Run 2.5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Kau point , and is flat
Cycle 20km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the the second roundabout in Lyall Bay, with one small hill (Pass of Branda)  to go over in each direction
Final Run 5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast out to Kau point and return, – This lap is done twice and is completely flat
Note: November is the only time we do a two lap run for the medium courses over summer

Minimum Age: 13 years old

The Long Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 1000m  is a two lap (500m per lap) clockwise swim within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat – at the furtherest points from shore you are swimming just at the outer edge of the Bay
Cycle 30km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, turns up Houghton Road away from the water to climb for 2k to the the top and the intersection with Buckley Road, with one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a “very honest” hill climb to the turn point
Run 8km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for two laps out and back to just short of Point Halswell.  It is flat.

Minimum Age: 16 years old

The Long Duathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Opening Run 4km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to just short of Point Halswell.  It is flat.
Cycle 30km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, turns up Houghton Road away from the water to climb for 2k to the the top and the intersection with Buckley Road, with one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a “very honest” hill climb to the turn point
Final Run 8km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for two laps out and back to just short of Point Halswell.  It is flat.

Minimum Age: 16 years old

The Swim Only options are :

Leg Distance Description
Swim500 500m is a two lap (250m per lap) clockwise swim within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat
Swim1000 1k is a two lap (500m per lap) clockwise swim within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat – at the furtherest points from shore you are swimming just at the outer edge of the Bay – this starts at the same time as the Long Triathlon
Swim2000 2km is a four lap (500m per lap) clockwise swim within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat – at the furtherest points from shore you are swimming just at the outer edge of the Bay – this starts at the same time as the Long Triathlon

Minimum Age: 13 years old

Course Map:

ScorcherCourse-Nov

 

Timeline for Event 1: November 15th 2015,

 

Date Time Description
Fri 3 July 2015 8:00am Registrations open for 2015/16 Scorching Triathlon season (all regular season events)
Fri 30 Oct 2015 11:59pm Triathlon Season Pass discounts expire (last chance to get 20% discount for summer regular season events)
Wed 11 Nov 2015
11:59pm Late entry fee automatically applied to online entries from now on (Additional $10 fee)
Fri 13 Nov 2015 6:00pm Online entries close for this event
Sat 14 Nov 2015, Registration
Registration Location : ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie (Opposite the Kilbirnie Fire Station – near Cobham Drive roundabout – click here for map
1:00pm
  • 1pm: Registration opens
  • Late entries (subject to availability, first come first served basis): 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 2pm – Briefing for regular Scorcher participants (5 minutes)
  • 3pm – First timers briefing – if this is your first triathlon, first Scorcher event or if you are unsure of anything, then this is the event briefing for you
  • 4pm – Briefing for regular Scorcher participants (5 minutes)
  • 4.15pm – Registration closes
  • All individuals and team members must attend one of these verbal briefings
1:00pm – 4:00pm Late entries (subject to availability, first come first served basis)
2:00pm – 2:05pm Briefing for regular Scorcher participants
3:00pm – 3:20pm  First timers briefing – if this is your first triathlon, first Scorcher event or if you are unsure of anything, then this is the event briefing for you
4:00pm – 4:05pm Briefing for regular Scorcher participants
 4.15pm Registration closes
Note: All individuals and team members must attend one of these verbal briefings
Sun 15 Nov 2015, Event Morning
6:00am Transition opens
6:30am – 7:20am Body Numbering occurs next to transition / finish line (all participants must be body numbered before race start)
7:25am Transition closes – before first event option starts
Event option Start times
   ‘Long’ event Options (Long Triathlon, Long Duathlon, and 1k  & 2k swim only)
     7:30am Men only
     7:32am Women and all teams
   ‘Medium’ event Options (Medium 500 Triathlon, Medium Duathlon, and 500m swim only)
     8:05am Men Only
     8:06am Women and All teams
   ‘Short’ event Options (Short Triathlon, and Short Duathlon)
     8:35am  Men Only
     8:36am  Women and All teams
   ‘Novice’ event Option (Novice Triathlon)
     8:45am  All
Note: this start time is conditional on the last short course swimmer having exited the water
~ 11:30am Prizegiving : This will being after last participant finishes

 

 

 

 

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