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Scorching Bay, Sunday 3rd April 2016

Teams-Shield

Scorching Triathlon Teams Challenge

The Scorching Triathlon Teams Challenge will be back for 2016 with full road closures.  It will be based from Scorching Bay and will use the same format as trialed in 2015 – which if you were there you’ll know was a lot of fun.

  • All entries must be teams (although you can enter individually and we will put you into a Scorcher Surprise team, so you can meet new friends)
  • All teams are comprised of three team members
  • All teams members complete a full triathlon (over a 300m swim, 13k bike and 3k run – or Novice option 100m swim, 6.5k bike and 1.5k run)
  • The race will be done via a staggered start format, ie team member A starts 45 minutes before Team Member B, who starts 45 Minutes before Team member C. All team members therefore get the chance to cross the finish line and we then compare the combined times of the team for the overall glory

What we want is for you to get your workplace, friends or family together and come out and have a huge amount of fun at the Scorching Triathlons Team Challenge!

 

Distance Options for this weekend

– Triathlon & Duathlon

Triathlon distance Duathlon distance Minimum Age
(on race day)
Basic Entry Fee – Team of Three Basic Entry Fee – Indivdual
‘Novice’ Team
Swim 100m, Cycle 6.5k, Run 1.5k 10 years old $105 $40
‘Regular’ Team
Swim 300m, Cycle 13k, Run 3k Run 1.2k, Cycle 13k, Run 3k 12 years old $150 $60

What is the “individual entry fee” option, I thought this event was for teams only?

We know some people just don’t have the desire to try and convince friends, family or workmates (or even mortal enemies) to join them in a Scorcher team (event though it is a huge amount of fun racing with those you know already), so the Angels decided that they can help make your team for you!

Thus, we have a Scorcher Surprise registration option for any individuals.

This means you will be matched with two other participants and become a Scorcher Surprise Team.  Yes, we are going to introduce you to TWO new friends, who you will join forces with on the weekend and all play nicely together.  Kind of like a special spot prize before you even start.

So, for all you singles out there enter online here Scorcher Surprise (Find me a Team) entry.

Now remember – just like when you were at school and used to get billeted (do they still do that?), you can’t swap, complain or be mean to whoever you are placed with. Nice, friendly, supportive behavior is the only way for any Scorcher Surprise Teams.  Otherwise extra minutes can sometimes be added to your individual times. Crazy how that happens sometimes.

 

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 Teams Challenge Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 100m in waist deep water in a sheltered bay which is usually flat
Cycle 6.5km Heads North from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the north end of Shelly Bay – this course is completely flat. and will be on closed roads
Run 1.5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Mahanga Bay turning just before the NIWA buildings, and is flat

Note: All three team members each do the above distances…
Minimum Age: 10 years old

The Regular Teams Challenge Triathlon comprises the following legs:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 300m is a single clockwise lap within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat
Cycle 13km is a two lap cycle.Heads North from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the north end of Shelly Bay – this course is completely flat. and will be on closed roads,  You will on return to Scorching Bay at the end of your first lap, go around the bus turn to start your second lap.
Run 3km is a two lap run.heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for out and back to Mahanga Bay turning just before the NIWA buildings, and is flat.  At the end of your first lap, you will turn as you approach transition to start your second lap.

Note: All three team members each do the above distances…
Minimum Age: 12 years old

Teams Challenge Training Plan

Click here for the Qwik Kiwi Scorcher Teams Challenge Training Plan

 

Course Map included here

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    The Novice Teams Challenge Triathlon comprises the following legs:

    Leg Distance Description
    Swim 100m in waist deep water in a sheltered bay which is usually flat
    Cycle 6.5km Heads North from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the north end of Shelly Bay – this course is completely flat. and will be on closed roads
    Run 1.5km heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to Mahanga Bay turning just before the NIWA buildings, and is flat

    Note: All three team members each do the above distances…
    Minimum Age: 10 years old

    The Regular Teams Challenge Triathlon comprises the following legs:

    Leg Distance Description
    Swim 300m is a single clockwise lap within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat
    Cycle 13km is a two lap cycle.Heads North from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back to the north end of Shelly Bay – this course is completely flat. and will be on closed roads,  You will on return to Scorching Bay at the end of your first lap, go around the bus turn to start your second lap.
    Run 3km is a two lap run.heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast for out and back to Mahanga Bay turning just before the NIWA buildings, and is flat.  At the end of your first lap, you will turn as you approach transition to start your second lap.

    Note: All three team members each do the above distances…
    Minimum Age: 12 years old

    Scorcher Teams Challenge Course overview

    Timeline for Event 6 (Teams Challenge): April 3rd 2016,

    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 30 Mar 2015
    11:59pm Late entry fee automatically applied to online entries from now on (Additional $10 fee per person, or $20 per team)
    Fri 1 Apr 2016 6:00pm Online entries close for this event
    Sun 3 Apr 2016, Event Morning
    7:00am- 8:15am Registration open – at clubrooms at Scorching Bay
    7:00am- 8:15am Late entries (subject to availability, first come first served basis)
    8:15am Verbal Race Briefing
    7:00am Transition opens
    7:15am – 8:15am Body Numbering occurs next to transition / finish line (all participants must be body numbered before race start)
    8:25am Transition closes – before first event option starts
    Event option Start times
         8:30am Regular teams – Wave A – this is a combined start of all men and women in Wave A
         8:50am Novice teams – Wave A – this is a combined start of all men and women in Wave A
         9:15am Regular teams – Wave B – this is a combined start of all men and women in Wave B
         9:35am Novice teams – Wave B – this is a combined start of all men and women in Wave B
         10:00am Regular teams – Wave C – this is a combined start of all men and women in Wave C
         10:20am Novice teams – Wave C – this is a combined start of all men and women in Wave C
    ~ 11:30am Prizegiving : This will being after last participant finishes

     

     

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