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EVENT START TIMES
The mihi whakatau and karakia will be at 8:45am, in the transition area, at Opunake High School, followed by a race briefing. Participants will then head to Opunake pool for the swim start.
The event will start at 9.00am, in the order defined in the Event Schedule, shown below.
Friday 19 April 2019
|4.00pm – 6.00pm||Race pack pick up Opunake High School Hall|
Saturday 20 April 2019
|7.00am – 8.30am||Race pack pick up Opunake High School|
|7.00am – 8.45am||Bikes to be racked|
|8.45am||Karakia/ Race Briefing – Opunake High School Hall|
|9.00am||Event starts in the following order:·
Your race pack will include your T-Shirt and race number (please note that T Shirt sizes will be as per your registration details and cannot be exchanged).
Transition will be set up on the day of the race, so the racking of the bikes will happen on Saturday morning.
For this event the race sequence is swim/bike/run.
The swim leg will be held at the Opunake Pool. It is a 25 metre indoor heated pool. Participants should attempt to complete the swim without stopping or walking. Swim aids are not permitted for the swim (e.g; Fins/Snorkels/Pull buoys etc)
Participants will swim two (2) x six (6) lengths of the pool (a total of 12 lengths). This means that after swimming six (6) lengths, participants exit the pool and return to the start lane to swim the remaining six (6) lengths.
Participants will swim four (4) x six (6) lengths of the pool (a total of 24 lengths). This means that after swimming six (6) lengths, participants exit the pool and then swim another three (3) sets of six (6) lengths.
It is important that participants have trained for the swim. Once the swim is complete participants will exit the pool area via the side door and head out towards transition and tag their runner/walker (teams only) or proceed on to the run course until they have met the distance and cross the finish line to complete the event.
CYCLE COURSE All individual and team cyclists are to rack their bikes on the morning of the event. All cyclists make sure their bikes are fit for purpose and safe too use (note: you will not be permitted to continue onto the cycle course unless you have a safety approved cycle helmet on).
Flat Tyres – It is advised that cyclists know how to change a tyre and also have a spare tube with you.
Having completed the swim leg you will enter the cycle transition and commence the cycle leg of the triathlon. You will exit through the cycle chute walking you bike to the mounting area and head out onto the cycle course.
The cycle is an out and back course heading up Ihaia Rd. There will be a marshall at the turnaround point for both the short and long course.
• Short Course – For the short course, you will cycle 6km to the midway point and turn around and return to transition (a total of 12kms).
• Long course – For the long course, you will cycle 12km to the midway point and turn around and return to transition (a total of 24kms).
After completing the ride, the participant will rack their bike and commence the run leg of the triathlon.
One lap of the run course is three kilometres (3.0km).
Short Course – For the short course, you will walk/run one (1) lap of the run course (a total of 3.0kms).
Long course – For the long course, you will walk/run two (2) laps of the run course (a total of 6.0kms).
The run course will be marshalled however you must ensure that you view the course map and know the course.
After you complete your walk/run, you enter the finish area and make your way to the finish chute to complete the event. We encourage all team members to cross the finish line together.
Race pack will include a T-Shirt and race number (please note that T Shirt sizes will be as indicated at time of registration and cannot be exchanged). Nb: T-shirts are only included if participants registered before 10 April 2016. Late registrations do not include t-shirts.
Team cyclists and runners are to wait in the transition area. Once the swimmer has completed their swim, they will go to transition where their cyclist will be waiting. The cyclist will walk their bike out of transition. A marshal will tell them where they can mount their bike and start the cycle course. When the cyclist returns to transition, they will rack their bike and then run to the designated area where their team runner/walker will be waiting. The runner/walk will run out of transition and onto the run course. The team completes the race when the runner/walk crosses the finish line. The team are welcome to cross the line together.
Transition will be set up on race day (Saturday). All individual and team cyclists are to rack their bikes on the morning of the event. You are welcome to view the transition area and set up when you pick up your registrations.
Individuals will receive one race number, and each team member will also receive a race number. For runners and cyclists the number needs to be pinned on the front of your shirt, for identification purposes. The swimmer receives a swim cap. The race numbers also serve as your ticket to the spot prize draw.
There will be no toilets on the cycle and run course but toilets are available at the pool and within the school grounds.
AID / WATER STATIONS
There are no aid or drink stations on the cycle course or the run course, except at transition. St John’s Ambulance will be present in the transition area, and water will also be provided for participants. So, if you require water, outside of transition, please ensure you carry enough water with you.
Medical care, at the event, is provided by St Johns Ambulance. If, at any time, there are concerns for your health, the St John’s Ambulance staff members have the right to remove you from the course, to assess your health and well being, and decide whether you will be able to continue. Their decision will be discussed with the Race Director before a final decision is made.
EVENT START TIMES
The mihi whakatau and karakia will be at 8.45am, in the transition area, at Opunake High School, followed by a race briefing. Participants will then head to cycle start line.
The event will start at 9.00am, in the order defined in the Event Schedule, shown above.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
- All roads remain open
Important note: all roads remain open at all times during the event. Normal road rules apply.
- Cyclists – Traffic Management and/ or marshals will be located throughout the cycle course. Please ensure that you listen to and comply with all marshal instructions. Ensure you stay left at all times. Do not cross the centre line. Do not have your supporters come out on to the course and follow you as you cycle, as this would be dangerous for everyone, including yourself.
- Walkers/Runners – Traffic Management and/ or marshals will be located throughout the Walk/Run course. Please ensure that you listen to and comply with all marshal instructions. Walkers/runners should keep left at all time, use footpaths and grassed fringes and avoid running on the road. Running on the road, particularly where the run and cycle course merge presents a potential safety risk as riders will need to ride further toward to the centre of the road potentially into both following and oncoming traffic.
- Musical Devices – Please note that ipods, MP3 players or musical devices that require you to use ear plugs are NOT permitted on the cycle or run course, as they pose a safety risk.
Parking will be available around the venue. Please do not park in an area which might impede participants as this may create a major safety hazard, particularly on Heaphy and Whitcombe Rd.
All course maps are now available. Participants are responsible for knowing the course.
PARAKORE (Zero Waste).
Taranaki Toa has a policy of Parakore (zero waste) for the Mounga Tri Series events. Rubbish and recycling bins/bags will be provided. Littering is against all race rules. All rubbish and recycling must be brought back to transition and discarded in the rubbish bins/bags provided.
SMOKE-FREE / ALCOHOL-FREE
The Mounga Tri Series event venue is smoke-free and alcohol-free.
Prize giving will be held beside the transition area, directly after the last walker/runner has completed the event. As the Mounga Tri Series is a non-competitive event, no prizes will be given for placings. However, there a number of great spot prizes to be won including bikes. All registered participants are eligible to win spot prizes. Prize winners must present their race number/ID to collect their prize.
Images and photos of the event will be posted on the Mounga Tri Series Facebook Page.
If you have any queries or issues, please contact race director Alf Robson, on 021 220 9484
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