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Scorching Bay, Sunday 28th February 2016

February Scorcher

There are two more events after this one, but this one will be the last of the ‘regular’ Scorchers for the 2015/2016 season.

Also included within this event will be the below sub events:

Wellington Emergency Services Triathlon (formerly known as the Wellington Police Triathlon):

  • This sub-event is open to all Emergency Service employees (including Police, Fire, Ambulance, Corrections & Aviation Security) and volunteers within the Wellington Region.
  • The event distance is 750m Swim – 20 km Bike – 5 km Run. (ie the Scorcher Med750 Tri option). You can enter as either an individual or as a team.

Wellington Triathlon Club Champ races (for Wellington Triathlon Club members):

  • This will be held over the Standard distance course (Long Course) – for those aged 16 or over on race day.

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

 

After the February event we have two more Scorchers left for summer. Both events are different formats (and with lots of fun). In March it will be the Scorcher Triple Challenge on March 13th, and then the Scorcher Teams Challenge on April 3rd. Both events are a lot of fun offering a truly unique event format not seen elsewhere in New Zealand and we encourage you to give them a go. Past seasons feedback has been hugely positive.

 

 

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 Swim 750m, Cycle 20k, Run 5k 13 years old $60
Long Swim 1500m, Cycle 40k, Run 10k Run 5k, Cycle 40k, Run 10k 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 500mor750m is a two lap, or three 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:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 1500m is a three 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 40km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, turns uphill at Owhiro Bay and climbs towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, with one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the turn point
Run 10km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for two laps out and back to Massey Memorial carpark. It is flat.

Minimum Age: 16 years old

The Long Duathlon comprises the following legs:

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 40km Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, turns uphill at Owhiro Bay and climbs towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, with one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the turn point
Final Run 10km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for two laps out and back to Massey Memorial carpark. 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:

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Timeline for Event 5: February 28, 2015,

 

Date Time Description
Fri 3 Jul 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 24 Feb 2016
11:59pm Late entry fee automatically applied to online entries from now on (Additional $10 fee)
Fri 26 Feb 2016 6:00pm Online entries close for this event
Sat 27 Feb 2016, 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 28 Feb 2016, 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 & 750 Triathlons, 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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