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Please Note: We are now doing registration on the morning (6am - 7am at Scorching Bay) - rather than Saturday afternoon (YAY!)

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Scorching Triathlon

In December it is finally time to hit the beach again with the full raft of Scorcher options available.

Additionally the Wellington Triathlon Club will have their Sprint Champs (Tri-Arthur-lon) happening as part of the Medium750 Triathlon option.

The good news?  The run is flat in this event!

So whether you want to go long, short, medium, triathlon, duathlon etc.  there is a wide range of course options for  you to choose from.

We hope to see you in December for some Christmas fun.

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December 4, 2016

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Event weekend option summary

  • Novice
  • $35
    per individual or team
  • Distances:
  • Triathlon: Swim 100m, Cycle 6k, Run 1.2k
  • Minimum Age on event day 10 years old
  • Short
  • $50
    per individual or team
  • Distances:
  • Triathlon: Swim 250m, Cycle 15k, Run 2.5k
  • Duathlon: Run 1.2k, Cycle 15k, Run 2.5k
  • Minimum Age on event day 10 years old
  • Medium
  • $65
    per individual or team
  • Distances:
  • Triathlon: Swim 500m or 750m, Cycle 20k, Run 5k
  • Duathlon: Run 2.5k, Cycle 20k, Run 5k
  • Minimum Age on event day 14 years old
  • Long
  • $80
    per individual or team
  • Distances:
  • Triathlon Swim 1500m, Cycle 40k, Run 10k
  • Duathlon Run 5k, Cycle 40k, Run 10k
  • Minimum Age on event day 16 years old

Scorching Triathlons Course Map

Scorching Triathlon Course Options summarised

The Novice Triathlon course is:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 100m

(1 lap)

is a one lap swim parallel to shore within Scorching Bay in waist deep water.
Cycle 6km

(1 lap)

The course comprises of one lap 6km out & Back course.

Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line to Seatoun Wharf, your turning point is located about 200m past the wharf on the waterfront,  you will turn and return the same way to Scorching Bay.

This course is completely flat.

Run 1.2km

(1 lap)

heads North, along the edge of the road / coast for one lap out and back to the north end of Port Gordon, and is flat

Minimum Age: 10 years old as at Race day

The Short Triathlon course is:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 250m

(1 lap)

is a one lap clockwise swim within Scorching Bay which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat
Cycle 15km

(1 lap)

The course comprises of one lap 15km out & Back course.

Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, to the Dog Pound at Moa Point -  at Moa Point, you will turn and return the same way to Scorching Bay.

This course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction.

Run 2.5km

(1 lap)

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 as at Race day

The Wellington Half Duathlon course is:

Leg Distance Description
Run 1.2k

(1 lap)

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

(1 lap)

The course comprises of one lap 15km out & Back course.

Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, to the Dog Pound at Moa Point -  at Moa Point, you will turn and return the same way to Scorching Bay.

This course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction.

Run 2.5km

(1 lap)

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 as at Race day

The Medium Triathlon course is as follows::

Leg Distance Description
Swim 500m (2 laps)

or

750m (3 laps)

The swim course is comprised of a 250m lap that is swum in a clockwise direction within Scorching Bay, which is normally over summer sheltered from the winds and as such is usually flat

The Med500 Tri does a two lap swim, the Med750 Tri does a three lap swim

Cycle 20km

(1 lap)

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.

On your return to Scorching Bay, you will enter transition near the Bus turn

Run 5km

(1 lap)

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: 14 years old as at Race day

This is a non Drafting event

The Medium Duathlon course is as follows::

Leg Distance Description
Run 2.5k

(1 lap)

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

(1 lap)

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.

On your return to Scorching Bay, you will enter transition at the NOrthern end.

Run 5km

(1 lap)

heads North from Scorching Bay, along the edge of the road / coast forone lap out and back to Massey Memorial carpark. It is flat.

Minimum Age: 14 years old as at Race day

This is a non Drafting event

The Long Triathlon course, is as follows:

Leg Distance Description
Swim 1500m

(3 laps)

is a one lap (1000m per lap) clockwise swim with as much as possible of the lap 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

(1 lap)

The course comprises of a one lap 40km out and back course.

Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, at Owhiro Bay, you will turn uphill and climb towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, you will then return down Ohiro road / Happy Valley road, and return the same way to Scorching Bay.

On your return to Scorching Bay, you will enter transition at the northern end of Scorching Bay

This course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the turn point at near Brooklyn.

Run 10km

(2 laps)

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 as at Race day

The Long Duathlon course, is as follows:

Leg Distance Description
Run 5k

(1 lap)

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

(1 lap)

The course comprises of a one lap 40km out and back course.

Heads South from Scorching Bay around the coast line for a one lap out and back, at Owhiro Bay, you will turn uphill and climb towards the Brooklyn shops on Happy Valley Road / Ohiro Road to the intersection with Taft Street, you will then return down Ohiro road / Happy Valley road, and return the same way to Scorching Bay.

On your return to Scorching Bay, you will enter transition at the northern end of Scorching Bay

This course has one small hill (Pass of Branda) to go over in each direction, plus a gradual 4k hill climb to the turn point at near Brooklyn.

Run 10km

(2 laps)

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 as at Race day

Detailed course documentation

Yes, these are important to read. They will be updated and in place by 1 December, please make sure you read these before the event.  Thank you

Basic Event Entry Notes

Late fees

Late fees for the Medium or Long Options are a flat $10 on top of the prices stated above, and are applied automatically from 11:59pm on the Wednesday night before the event (which means no amount of pleading or begging to the Angels will change this).

For the Wellington Half options  - there is a increase in entry fees of $25 applied from 1 January before the event, and then the normal late fee also applies after that

Moral of story is to enter early and save money.

For more information about the entry process – click on the relevant titles below to expand and read the information

Additional registration Notes:

  • Online entries close at 11:59pm on the Thursdsay  before each event, but
  • From 11:59pm on the Wednesday before each event the late fee applies to all entry options
  • Late entries are $10 more per event than the basic online entry price
  • The fields may sell out before the close off times stated above, to ensure your place we encourage you to enter early
  • You can enter:
    • as an individual (doing the whole triathlon), or as a team (of two or three, each doing a different part)
    • one or more events at any time,

Completing a ‘Late Entry’ at Registration (space dependent)

Late entries at Registration incur an extra $10 fee above the standard online entry fee.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Late entries spots are not guaranteed.  The event could have already reached capacity and therefore entries will be closed prior.  Please check our website for updates.  To be safe, we encourage early entries.
  • Late entries are available on a first come first served basis at registrations
  • There are absolutely no late entries available on the event morning.  You will be ever so nicely ‘declined’ (registration the day before is the last chance to enter space permitting).

If you have not been entirely organised during the week, and decide the day before the event that you would like to enter your day will go a little like this:

  • You excitedly, run down to the registration venue the day before the event
  • You cross your fingers and hope that there are late entry spots available (you prepare for the worst case scenario that there might not be…you will take the rejection like a man if you need to)
  • If there are late places available you will then ‘jump for joy’ and complete the late entry form
  • You will now smile nicely to the Angels as you hand over your entry form and payment (cash or cheque only)
  • The Angels will process your registration and approve your entry thus empowering you to enter the event.

Via Credit Card

  • To pay by Visa or Mastercard, click on the Enter button above
  • Complete all questions online
  • When you arrive at the payment page, choose Credit card option
  • Credit card details will be requested and Payment will be made
  • An e-Ticket & e-Receipt will be emailed to you as confirmation of entry

Thank you

Via Bank Transfer

  • To pay by Bank transfer, click on the Enter Online button above
  • Complete all of the questions online
  • When you arrive at the payment page, choose the ‘Pay by Bank TX option’
  • Copy the details as to the Fedude Sports Bank account – and then transfer funds to the account, please include your Event Date and name as part of the details (as our telepathy machine is currently broken).
  • Please ensure your payment is made within 7 days of your online registration, otherwise you entry will be withdrawn and cancelled, so please ensure your payment is made in a timely manner
  • If you enter within the last 7 days before an event, please ensure your payment has been transferred by Close of Business on Thursday

Thank you

Refund Policies for Event entries:

For the normal Scorching event options (medium and Long in this case): In case of injury or illness only, you have two options available for you to choose from:

  1. Up to seven days before the event: We will refund your entry fee less $15 admin fee  if you inform us in writing (i.e via email). After this date no refunds will be given, however;
  2. Up to 6pm on the Friday night before the event, we can transfer your entry to a later event in the series (if there is a later event) if you inform us in writing (i.e via email).

There are no refunds or transfer of entry after 6pm on the Friday before the event.

For the Wellington Half event only In case of injury or illness only:

  • Up to December 1st - 75% of your entry fee will be refunded if you inform us in writing (i.e via email)
  • Between December 1st & December 31st - 50%  your entry fee will be refunded if you inform us in writing (i.e via email)
  • After December 31st there are no refunds.

Transferring entries between individuals:

Participants are not allowed to transfer their entry to another person.

Anyone found racing under another persons name will not be allowed to enter any further Scorching Events.  This is a serious Health and Safety issue.

Minimum Ages for participation

We have a minimum age requirement for each of the event options. This is in place due to Health & Safety reasons and must be adhered to by all participants. Anyone found not adhering to the age restrictions will not be invited to participate in future events.  Angels take these things seriously.

The minimum age varies depending on the course distance, and are as follows:

  • For the Medium Triathlon & Duathlon courses the minimum age of all participants is 14 years old (as at the event date)
  • For the Long Triathlon & Duathlon courses the minimum age of all participants is 16 years old (as at the event date)
  • For the Wellington Half Triathlon & Duathlon courses the minimum age of all participants is 18 years old (as at the event date)

December Triathlon Timeline

Sat 3 Dec 2016, Registration
Registration Location : ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie (Opposite the Kilbirnie Fire Station – near Cobham Drive roundabout – click here for map

Date Time Description
Wed 30 Nov 2016
11:59pm Late entry fee automatically applied to online entries from now on (Additional $10 fee)
Thu 1 Dec 2016 11:59pm Online entries close for this event
Sat 3 Dec 2016, Registration
Note: these instructions may alter before the event - if any changes occur all entrants will be emailled updated instructions in the final week before the event

Registration Location : ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie (Opposite the Kilbirnie Fire Station – near Cobham Drive roundabout – click here for map

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 4 December 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 Triathlon (S1500m / Cycle 40k / Run 10k) & Duathlon (R 5k / Cycle 40k / Run 10k)
7:30am Men only
7:32am Women & Teams
Medium Triathlons (S500m or 750m / Cycle 20k / Run 5k) & Duathlon (R 2.5k / Cycle 20k / Run 5k)
8:05am Men Only
8:07am Women & Teams
Short Triathlon (S250m / Cycle 15k / Run 2.5k) & Duathlon (R 1.2k / Cycle 15k / Run 2.5k)
8:30am Men Only
8:31am Women and Teams
Novice Triathlon (S100m / Cycle 6k / Run 1.2k)2.5k)
8:40am All (once last Short course athlete has completed their swim
~11:30am Prizegiving (after the last participant finishes)
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