Results will determine Canterbury Secondary Schools XC MTB Age Group Championships. NB. the races are not age group, and there is no prize giving.

WEEK 4 Championship course will include the core loop along with Elegator and Rickrolled (or Off the Cuff), Uppercrust and Lower Murphs, The Garden Path, and the Crocodile and Crocpot loop which includes The Rock Climb.

COURSE: View the Championship Course Maps here.

REGISTRATION: From 2.45pm at the race base in the upper dog exercise area.

GRADES: Based on Week 3 results.

WEEK 4 GRADE LISTS HERE (after week 3)

RACE BRIEFINGS AND START: Riders must be ready for race briefing 15 minutes before the start of a race. The race briefing will be in the start area. This area will be marked by two cones 10m below the start line which is marked by two cones and a start line on the ground. Riders will be briefed and then called to the start line from here based on the current ranking. Do not move out of this order as it is set up to minimise the need for passing. There will be a break of 30 secs between wave one and wave two within a race. The race starter will separate this and the timing will be adjusted to allow for the difference. After the start you will go straight up into the track that takes you on to C2. There is no loop on the grass at the start. On each loop the race will exit the trees over the cattle stop and do the start/finish loop before heading back into the trees and C2.

Please direct any questions to Murray (murray@singletrack.org.nz).

IMPORTANT information regarding Lap Numbers!

LAP NUMBERS:

The course for this race is about 50% longer than the course used in the last race. Therefore the races will be slightly longer, however, it is not expected that every rider does the maximum number of laps! If they finish before the maximum laps they need to notify the timing crew and they will be ranked below riders that complete the full lap numbers.


RACE TIMES:

3.45pm – B Grade:

3 laps SINGLETRACKS Championship Course.

4.30pm – C Grade:

2 laps SINGLETRACKS Championship Course.

5.15pm – A Grade:

3 laps SINGLETRACKS Championship Course.


WARMING UP: The tracks may be used for warming up before 3.30pm. The warm up loop is not available during the races this week as it is part of the course.  After this the only available warm up area is the grass section of the upper dog exercise area. There is to be no riding in any other areas of the Halswell Quarry Park.

UNIFORM: Remember you are representing your school so you need to wear your school cycling tops and school (or plain) cycle shorts, or your school sports uniform. 

TOILETS: There is a public toilet block in Findlay’s Picnic Area and down in the main quarry car park. Please access these via the track to the car park if you are on a bike. Keep them tidy and clean … we want to be allowed to come back for other races!

RUBBISH: This is a public reserve and it is expected that you take any rubbish away with you. Please leave it tidy so that it can be used for future events.

RESULTS: Full results will be posted on Facebook and the Singletracks Website later in the evening or the following day.