Ohope Duathlon - Standard & Sprint distance
Date: August 5, 2018 at 8:00am to: 1:00pm
The Eastern BOP Triathlon Club are excited to host this new event. It is mainly being held to help athletes attending the Gold Coast World Champs with some racing before Septembers World's.
Although that won't stop anyone from being on the start-line & we invite everyone along to race. There will be 2 extra options on the day. As this is a normal Winter Duathlon series race day for the EBOP Club their normal day's racing will take place also, with the Kids races & Short (2km run, 8km bike, 2km run) & Long course (2.5km run, 12km bike, 2.5k run) options available. So bring the Family along as there is something for ALL. If you are looking for accommodation then look no further than the Ohope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. Mark & his Team are offering 20% discount if you mention on booking or checking that you are doing the race.
The Schedule for the morning will see:
Standard distance race take place @ 8am. The race will be a 2.5km run, 40km bike, 10km run. The bike will be NON DRAFTING. We won't be out there policing this but for your own benefit there is no need in cheating. You might not get away with it on the GC.
Sprint distance race take place @ 9am. The race will be a 2.5km run, 20km bike, 5km run. The bike will be DRAFT-LEGAL. Please take care riding in the bunches especially along the stretch of the Main Rd.
Then the kids & other 2 races start at the normal times.
We will have registration open by 7:30am for the Std & will remain open until the start of the Spt race. Please be aware that when arriving for the Sprint start that Athletes will already be racing so take your time & follow marshal's instructions on where to park.
We will be keeping the entry cost to a managable price of $20 for both distances. This can be paid online or on the day with cash.
The run courses do have a portion of grass running but should be fairly dry due to being on sand-dunes.
2.5km run course map A run around the carpark/domain area then up the road into the sand dunes & then a lap of the carpark/domain area to transition
5km run course map Some off-road dune running, paving & grassed area. You will go out on the off-road part & return straight back along Harbour Rd to finish.
10km run course map Some off-road dune running, paving & grassed area. You will go out on the off-road part & return straight back along Harbour Rd to finish.
Bike course map The bike course will be laps of the large rectangular part of the course. You will leave the Transition area then down to George St to make a right-hand turn, left into Ocean Road. Left at the End of Ocean Rd & then back down Harbour Rd to then make a left back into George & either do 2 laps ( Sprint ) or 4 laps ( Std ). Finish the bike by following straight ahead on the final lap & back to the dismount line.
Entry form You can either enter on the day (print entry form & bring along) or scan & send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org Payment can either be on the day or paid online @ 15-3973-0024002-00. Please use ref: Surname - Ohope
Yes this will be a timed race & the course will be as accurate as possible, but please be thankful that these 2 Clubs have joined to bring you this great opportunity to race/train against your Team NZ team mates & there will be no protests. HONESTY will be the winner on the day.