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Scorching Bay, Sunday 24th January 2016

Wgtn Half & 100th - SOLDOUT

The 100th Scorcher and the “Wellington Half”

This is the big one. Our 100th Scorcher. Ever. If there was ever a Scorcher you had to be at, this is it.

The first ever Scorching Event was held on the 25th of May 2003.  That’s 13 years of bringing our special event series to Wellington and its visitors.

To celebrate this significant milestone a new celebratory iconic event option has been introduced – the “Wellington Half”,  a Long Distance Triathlon comprised of  a 2km swim, 90km cycle, and a 21.1km run.

A long distance triathlon event has not been held in Wellington since the early 1990’s making this a particularly significant event for the wider multisport community within New Zealand. Entries are ­limited.

However since this is the 100th Scorcher, our normal range of event options will also be available on this date as well. However with the inclusion of “the Half” we will be altering some of the distances for the normal Scorcher options. Please have a close read of the changes to the Medium and Long event options at this event from the normal Scorcher options.


 

In addition to the normal Scorcher activities the Wellington Triathlon Club will be holding champ races (for club members) over the following options:

  • Youth champs over the Short Course – (aged 13-15 as at 30 Oct 2015), and
  • Novice champs over the Novice course (aged 10-12 as at 30 Oct 2015)

If you have questions regarding the Wellington Triathlon Club Champs events and your eligibility etc please email info@wgtntriathlon.org.nz

 

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
Long Swim 1000m, Cycle 45k, Run 10.5k Run 5k, Cycle 45k, Run 10.5k 16 years old $70
Wellington Half Swim 2000m, Cycle 90k, Run 21.1k Run 5k, Cycle 90k, Run 21.1k 18 years old $160

– 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

Wellington-Half-Shield

Key event notes:

  1. Entries are limited.
    • There will be only 200 registrations available in the Wellington Half category, and
    • 400 registrations in total over all event options for this weekend.
    • We expect to sell out so act quickly (you have been warned!)
  2. There are hills.
    The Wellington Half could not be called the Wellington Half if it did not have hills. Consider this your warning, please check the course map and descriptions

Basic Course Details

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

The Novice Duathlon 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 for one lap out and back to Massey Memorial carpark. It is flat.

 

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 for one lap out and back to Massey Memorial carpark. It is flat.

Minimum Age: 13 years old

The Long Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Note: The official course is still to be finalised and all permissions are granted, but the current plans are:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 1000m is a one lap (1000m 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 45km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, at Owhiro Bay, you will continue along the coast towards the Red Rocks quary parking for a 1k out and back dog leg, then on return you will turn uphill and climb towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, you will then return down Ohiro road / Happy Valley road, at Owhiro bay intersection you will head straight back around the coast towards Island Bay. At Houghton Bay on the return you will take another dog leg, this time up Houghton Bay Road, to the top of Mt Albert – this is 2k each way. Once you have descended back to houghton Bay, you will head east bay through Lyall Bay, and then follow the coast line back to Scorching Bay.
This course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the second turn point at near Brooklyn, plus a tougher climb 2k climb up Houghton Bay Road on the return.
Run 10.5km Heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road to Shelly Bay, and then loops up and over the top of the northern end of the Miramar Peninsula, via the edge of the Prison, and then drops back into Scorching Bay from Nevay Road / Pretoria Road.
The first 3.5k are flat, after that the course involves long and gradual climbs, and sharper descents.

 

Minimum Age: 16 years old

The Long Duathlon comprises the following legs:

Note: The official course is still to be finalised and all permissions are granted, but the current plans are:

Leg Distance Description
Opening Run 5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Massey Memorial carpark. It is flat.
Cycle 45km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, at Owhiro Bay, you will continue along the coast towards the Red Rocks quary parking for a 1k out and back dog leg, then on return you will turn uphill and climb towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, you will then return down Ohiro road / Happy Valley road, at Owhiro bay intersection you will head straight back around the coast towards Island Bay. At Houghton Bay on the return you will take another dog leg, this time up Houghton Bay Road, to the top of Mt Albert – this is 2k each way. Once you have descended back to houghton Bay, you will head east bay through Lyall Bay, and then follow the coast line back to Scorching Bay.
This course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the second turn point at near Brooklyn, plus a tougher climb 2k climb up Houghton Bay Road on the return.
Final Run 10km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road to Shelly Bay, and then loops up and over the top of the northern end of the Miramar Peninsula, via the edge of the Prison, and then drops back into Scorching Bay from Nevay Road / Pretoria Road.
The first 3.5k are flat, after that the course involves long and gradual climbs, and sharper descents.

Minimum Age: 16 years old

The “Wellington Half” Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Note: The official course is still to be finalised, but the current course plans are:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 2000m is a two lap (1000m 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 90km The course comprises of two laps of a 45km course.Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, at Owhiro Bay, you will continue along the coast towards the Red Rocks quary parking for a 1k out and back dog leg, then on return you will turn uphill and climb towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, you will then return down Ohiro road / Happy Valley road, at Owhiro bay intersection you will head straight back around the coast towards Island Bay. At Houghton Bay on the return you will take another dog leg, this time up Houghton Bay Road, to the top of Mt Albert – this is 2k each way. Once you have descended back to houghton Bay, you will head east bay through Lyall Bay, and then follow the coast line back to Scorching Bay.At Scorching Bay you will make a 180 turn and repeat the course for a second lapThis course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the second turn point at near Brooklyn, plus a tougher climb 2k climb up Houghton Bay Road on the return.
Run 21.1km The course comprises of two laps of a 10.5km lap course.Lap one heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road to Shelly Bay, and then loops up and over the top of the northern end of the Miramar Peninsula, via the edge of the Prison, and then drops back into Scorching Bay from Nevay Road / Pretoria Road.Once you return to Scorching Bay you will repeat the lap againFor each lap The first 3.5k are flat, after that the course involves long and gradual climbs, and sharper descents.

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Minimum Age: 16 years old

The “Wellington Half” Duathlon comprises the following legs:

Note: The official course is still to be finalised and all permissions are granted, but the current plans are:

Leg Distance Description
Opening Run 5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Massey Memorial carpark. It is flat.
Cycle 90km The course comprises of two laps of a 45km course.Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, at Owhiro Bay, you will continue along the coast towards the Red Rocks quary parking for a 1k out and back dog leg, then on return you will turn uphill and climb towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, you will then return down Ohiro road / Happy Valley road, at Owhiro bay intersection you will head straight back around the coast towards Island Bay. At Houghton Bay on the return you will take another dog leg, this time up Houghton Bay Road, to the top of Mt Albert – this is 2k each way. Once you have descended back to houghton Bay, you will head east bay through Lyall Bay, and then follow the coast line back to Scorching Bay.At Scorching Bay you will make a 180 turn and repeat the course for a second lapThis course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the second turn point at near Brooklyn, plus a tougher climb 2k climb up Houghton Bay Road on the return.
Final Run 21.1km The course comprises of two laps of a 10.5km lap course.Lap one heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road to Shelly Bay, and then loops up and over the top of the northern end of the Miramar Peninsula, via the edge of the Prison, and then drops back into Scorching Bay from Nevay Road / Pretoria Road.Once you return to Scorching Bay you will repeat the lap againFor each lap The first 3.5k are flat, after that the course involves long and gradual climbs, and sharper descents.

Minimum Age: 18 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 one lap (1k 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 two lap (1k 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:

WellingtonHalfCourseMap2016
Wgtn Half detailled Run course v2

 

Timeline for Event 3 : January 24th, 2016

Date Time Description
Fri 3 Jul 2015 8:00am Registrations open for 2014/15 Scorching Triathlon season (all regular season events)
Fri 31 Oct 2015 11:59pm Triathlon Season Pass discounts expire (last chance to get 20% discount for summer regular season events)
Wed 20 Jan 2016
11:59pm Late entry fee automatically applied to online entries from now on (Additional $10 fee)
Thu 21 Jan 2016 6:00pm Online entries close for this event
Fri 22 Jan 2016, Registration
 Registration Location : Comfort Quality Hotels – 223 Cuba Street, Wellington
4:30pm – 6:00pm Collection on registration packs for participants
6:30pm – Scorcher 100th Pasta Party / Buffet dinner – tickets must be brought in advance
Sat 23 Jan 2016, Registration
Registration Location : Comfort Quality Hotels – 223 Cuba Street, Wellington
1:00pm Registration opens
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 24 Jan 2015, Event Morning
5:30am Transition opens
6:00am – 7:20am Body Numbering occurs next to transition / finish line (all participants must be body numbered before race start)
6:55am Transition closes – before first event option starts
Event option Start times
‘Wellington Half’ event Options (“Wellington Half” Triathlon, “Wellington Half” Duathlon, and 2k swim only)
7:00am Men only
7:02am Women and all teams
‘Long’ event Options (Long Triathlon, Long Duathlon, and 1k 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 Regular Scorcher options Prizegiving : This will being after last participant finishes at the beach
3:30pm Official closure of the Half Course / last participant due to finish
Sun 24 Jan 2015, Evening activities
from 5:00pm Relaxed informal drinks at Comfort Quality Hotel pre prizegiving for the Wellington Half
6:30pm – 7:30pm Prizegiving for the Wellington Half, Comfort Quality Hotels, 223 Cuba Street

 

 

 

Looking for Accommodation in Wellington?

CQ brand FINAL

If you’re traveling from out of town to be part of the Scorching Triathlons Wellington Half and the 100th Scorching Triathlon (24 January 2016), then we highly recommend CQ Hotels in Cuba Street, Wellington.  CQ Hotels is the hotel of choice for Scorching Triathlons.

They’re a hotel and a team who knows exactly what you’re going to need when you’re traveling to an event.  Including:

  • Late check out available for guests until 2pm on Race Day
  • Showers and Bag Storage for guests until 5pm on Race Day
  • Pre-Race day breakfast buffet served from 5am
  • Bike and bag storage areas
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Internal Car Parks

We know these guys will look after you!

Rates:

  • CQ Comfort Hotel 3.5-Star – $90/night
  • CQ Quality Hotel 4.5-Star – $125/night

To make a reservation:

Tel 0800 888 5999 or email – info@cqwellington.com. and quote Scorching Triathlons Wellington

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