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TWO DAY EVENT
COMPETITORS PROGRAMME
Kayak 67km, Run 36km, Cycle 140km [back to top]

INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS

THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2013

3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. All competitors register at Kumara Racecourse, Kumara. There are no exceptions. Competitors will be issued with their race-packs containing pre-event banquet and prizegiving brunch tickets, bibs, shirts, stickers and timing transponders at registration. Timing transponders must be checked. Stickers must be applied to equipment. Spot checks of compulsory mountain equipment, reflective ankle bands and cycle lights/helmet. Campsites are available at the Kumara Racecourse.

5:30 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. Pre-Event Banquet meal (included in entry-fee for competitors) at Kumara Town Hall, Kumara of two sittings (5:30pm and 7:00pm). Competitors are advised in their confirmation letter which banquet sitting they must attend.

8:00 P.M. Pre-Event Safety briefing at Kumara Town Hall. Compulsory attendance by all competitors and assistants including One Day competitors! Do not stand on the road outside the hall.

FRIDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2013 - The Two Day event begins.

5:45 A.M. All Two Day competitors cycle from the Kumara Racecourse to the bike stands (4.2 km) at Kumara Junction and place their cycles in numerical order in the cycle stands on Highway 73. They cannot be driven by car. All competitors must have front and rear lights attached to their cycles. Competitors must wear the timing transponder, reflective ankle bands (competitors must supply their own) and cycling helmet for the 3 km walk to the beach and the run to the cycles. Competitors must not wear dark clothing or rubbish bags - you can't be seen. Do not walk on the road, use the right hand shoulder. Please go to the toilet before leaving your campsite. Assistants must not walk to the cycle stands from Kumara Racecourse or be in the cycle stands area when the race starts. The road is closed to traffic including pedestrians.

5:45 A.M. All assistants drive from Kumara Racecourse to the end of the first cycling stage at Aickens and park in the car park at Aickens, not on the roadside. Do not delay! Leave early! Moana School will sell breakfast at Aickens to competitors, assistants and friends. These meals are not included in the entry fee.

6:15 A.M. All cycles must be in the cycle stands.

6:30 A.M. Competitor numbers will be recorded and helmets checked as competitors walk to the beach. Assemble on the beach in numerical order. Competitors should use a pair of running shoes for the run from the beach to the start of the cycling. They will be collected and can be reclaimed at Klondyke Corner. Make sure they are numbered.

STAGE ONE: RUNNING 3KMS AND CYCLING 55KMS

7:00 A.M. After a mass start from the beach competitors run 3km along a track then up the road to their cycles on State Highway 73. They then cycle 55km along Highway 73 to Aickens Corner. Competitors may carry warm up clothing on the ride to Aickens.
Highway 73 is sealed all the way and rises 500 metres over 55km. During the 55km cycling stage competitors will be followed by official vehicles with back up cycles.
Any competitor who does not complete the first cycling stage (Stage One) is automatically disqualified and cannot continue in Stages Two, Three or Four. If a team member does not complete the first cycling stage, his/her partner cannot continue in Stages Two, Three or Four.
This cycling stage will take between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on ability.

STAGE TWO: THE MINGHA DECEPTION ROUTE MOUNTAIN RUNNING 33KMS

Competitors finish cycling, hand their cycle to their assistant, exchange bibs and timing transponder if they are a team member, pick up their daypacks and run through the Aickens transition. Times for the first cycling stage will be taken at the Aickens transition. Officials will make spot checks of competitors' compulsory mountain safety equipment at the timekeeping checkpoint, Deception footbridge and Klondyke Corner. Do not discard any equipment, you could be spot checked at any time. The bib may be worn under the day pack but the bib number must be visible from the front. Mesh style packs that cover the bib number are not permitted. Any competitor who drops rubbish on the mountain running stage will have time penalties of one hour imposed.

Assistants must not stop at the Otira footbridge. Competitors run along the farm track, then ford the Otira River above the Deception footbridge and run up the Deception riverbed. This stage has an intermittent track. Competitors must stay in the riverbed and not go into the bush except on formed/marked tracks. There will be checkpoints on the Mingha Deception route. Competitors must display their bib number and provide their competitor number to officials when requested.

As competitors near the summit of Goat Pass, 1100 metres, they can use a clearly defined track which takes them over the summit and down the other side into the Mingha riverbed. This track is approx. 8km long. Sections of the track are hazardous.
Competitors then cross the Bealey River and run a further 3km down the Bealey riverbed to Klondyke Corner. Competitors must not run on the road.

Assistants must not run down the riverbed with competitors or take equipment from them or assist them in any way.


Stage Two finishes at Klondyke Corner, is approx 33km and will take between 3 and 8 hours. Competitors are timed in at Klondyke Corner.

Any competitor who does not complete the mountain stage (Stage Two) is automatically disqualified and cannot continue in Stages Three or Four. If a team member does not complete the mountain stage, his/her partner cannot continue in Stages Three or Four.

Competitors, assistants and friends camp overnight at Klondyke Corner. Camp where directed. No camping between the shingle road and bush because of the fire danger. No camping at Mt White bridge. Competitors must provide their own tents and refreshments. Sheffield School will sell lunch, dinner and breakfast at Klondyke Corner to competitors, assistants and friends. These meals are not included in the entry fee. Take all rubbish away with you.


SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2013 - The Two Day event continues

STAGE THREE: CYCLING 15 KMS, RUNNING 800M AND KAYAKING 67KMS

5:00 A.M. Assistants must leave Klondyke Corner and drive to Mt White Bridge. All vehicles must be parked across the Waimakariri River on the north bank. No parking on the road side. Do not delay! Leave early! Springfield School will sell breakfast and lunch at Mt White Bridge. These meals are not included in the entry fee.

Assistants must present their competitors kayak and all compulsory equipment for scrutineering at Mt White Bridge before 7:00am. All compulsory equipment must remain in the kayak once checked. Once checked by scrutineers, assistants will then place their competitors kayak and all compulsory equipment in numerical order on the north bank of the river. All boats arriving after 7:00am will be put in a holding area until numbers on the river bank have been recorded.
Competitors must report to the Klondyke Corner start line by 7:00am and all competitors must be in their start group by 7:10am. No exceptions.

7:30 A.M.The second and final day begins with 15km of cycling from Klondyke Corner to Mt White Bridge. Competitors are lined up numerically at Klondyke Corner. They start numerically in groups of ten at one-minute intervals. No warm-up rides on the road, no rolling starts and no swapping between groups. Competitors not available to start at their allotted time will start from the back. Competitors may carry warm up clothing on the cycle to Mt White bridge. No kayak helmets are to be worn on the cycle to Mt White Bridge. During the 15km cycling stage competitors will be followed by official vehicles with back up cycles. Competitors may use running shoes for the cycle and run to Mt White Bridge. No times are recorded at Mt White Bridge.

At the Mt White Bridge turn-off on Highway 73, competitors dismount and carry or walk their cycles 800m down to the river and across Mt White Bridge where their cycles must be collected by their assistant. No assistants are to wait on the railway side of Mt White Bridge or at the highway for their competitor.

Competitors must not take their bib off until they have reached their kayak. Assistants may help their competitors with the kayaking equipment and launch them into the river. Competitors must wear their bib over all items of clothing and on top of their buoyancy vest. Kayaking helmets must be worn. All assistants must remain at the river until the last Two Day competitor has reached their kayak.
Competitors set off immediately down river paddling approx 25km of flat braided river before entering the 25km gorge which is rated as a grade 2 stretch of water. The final pull out point before the Gorge is at Gooseberry Stream. The gorge will be patrolled by jetboats. Competitors are advised to kayak the Waimakariri River Gorge before the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. After the Gorge there is approx 17km of braided flat water paddling with willow trees from Woodstock to Gorge Bridge, the end of Stage Three. The kayaking will take between 4 and 8 hours.

If competitors swim, it is expected they self rescue. Safety kayakers and jetboaters are positioned to support the safety of competitors, and will assist only if required. Jet boats are not there to take damaged kayaks from the Waimakariri River Gorge to Woodstock or Waimakariri River bridge. They will do this only if there is time and they are not endangering the lives or safety of other competitors. It is the competitors responsibility to remove damaged kayaks from the river after the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast is over.

Any competitor who does not complete the kayaking stage is automatically disqualified and cannot continue in Stage Four. If a team member does not complete the kayaking stage, his/her partner cannot continue in Stage Four.

There will be checkpoints on the river. Competitors must provide their number to officials when requested.

Times for the kayaking stage will be recorded before competitors run up the gravel road. After having their time recorded, team competitors exchange bibs and timing transponders with their team members who have assembled in the transition area.


STAGE FOUR: CYCLING 70KMS

Competitors finish kayaking under the Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge on the south bank of the Waimakariri River, exit their kayak and leave it with their assistant. Competitors cross over the timing mat, run up the gravel road and collect their cycles from the cycle stands near the main road. Team members tag and exchange their bib and timing transponder after the team kayaker has crossed the timing mat. The team cyclist runs up the gravel road.Team members are not allowed warm-up rides on the road. Assistants are not allowed to assist their competitor run up the gravel road, help them on their cycle or push them up the road.

Competitors cycle 70km to Sumner via Minchins Road and the Old West Coast Road, which brings them on to Yaldhurst Road. They cycle down Yaldhurst Road turning right onto Peer Street/Curletts Road, following that through and across Main South Road and Blenheim Road. They follow Curletts Road, then the Southern Motorway, then Brougham Street and the Opawa Expressway. They turn left into Garlands Road, left into Rutherford Street, then right into Ferry Road.

From Ferry Road they cycle across the Causeway, through Redcliffs to the cycle transition area in Sumner where they hand their cycles to an official and run across the beach to the finish under the banner. The cycle route is sealed all the way and falls 250 metres over 70km. The timing transponders will be exchanged at the finish line for finishers medals. Cycles must be removed immediately by assistants or competitors. A bib must be presented for identification.

Police will control most traffic light intersections en route through Christchurch from approx 1:30pm through 7:00pm. In the absence of police control, competitors must obey the road code.

Assistants must travel from Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge to the Sumner finish by crossing Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge and driving north on Highway 72 and turning right into South Eyre Road to Kaiapoi and Christchurch. Buy a road map! Leave early! Do not delay!

Competitors are not allowed any help from assistants, friends or family on any stage. If competitors have assistants, friends or family monitoring their own or another competitors behaviour they will be deemed to be assisting their competitor and their competitor will be disqualified.


The SPEIGHT’S World Multisport Championship
ONE DAY OR LONGEST DAY
Anybody can enter the One Day event. No one has to pre-qualify.

COMPETITORS PROGRAMME
Kayak 67km, Run 36km, Cycle 140km [back to top]


INDIVIDUALS ONLY

THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2013

3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. All competitors register at Kumara Racecourse, Kumara. There are no exceptions. Competitors will be issued with their race-packs containing pre-event banquet and prizegiving brunch tickets, bibs, shirts, stickers and timing transponders at registration. Timing transponders must be checked. Stickers must be applied to equipment. Spot checks of compulsory mountain equipment, reflective ankle bands and cycle lights/helmet. Campsites are available at Kumara Racecourse.

5:30 P.M & 7:00 P.M. Pre-Event Banquet meal (included in entry-fee for competitors) at Kumara Town Hall, Kumara of two sittings (5:30pm and 7:00pm). Competitors are advised in their confirmation letter which banquet sitting they must attend.

8:00 P.M. Pre-Event Safety briefing at Kumara Town Hall. Compulsory attendance by all competitors and assistants including One Day Competitors. Do not stand on the road outside the hall.

FRIDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2013 - The Two Day Events Begins

This is a rest day for the SPEIGHT’S World Multisport Championship One Day Competitors.

SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2013 - SPEIGHT’S World Multisport Championship One Day Event Begins.

5:00 A.M. All One Day competitors cycle from the Kumara Racecourse to the bike stands (4.2 km) at Kumara Junction and place their cycles in numerical order in the cycle stands on Highway 73. They cannot be driven by car. All competitors must have front and rear lights attached to their cycles. Competitors must wear the timing transponder, reflective ankle bands (competitors must supply their own) and cycling helmet for the 3 km walk to the beach and the run to the cycles. Competitors must not wear dark clothing or rubbish bags - you can't be seen. Do not walk on the road, use the right hand shoulder. Please go to the toilet before leaving your campsite. Assistants must not walk to the cycle stands from Kumara Racecourse or be in the cycle stands area when the race starts. The road is closed to traffic including pedestrians.

5:00 A.M. All assistants drive from Kumara Racecourse to the end of the first cycling stage at Aickens and park in the car park at Aickens, not on the roadside. Do not delay! Leave early! Moana School will sell breakfast at Aickens to competitors, assistants and friends. These meals are not included in the entry fee.

5:15 A.M. All cycles must be in the cycle stands.

5:30 A.M. Competitor numbers will be recorded and helmets checked as competitors walk to the beach. Assemble on the beach in numerical order. Competitors should use a pair of running shoes for the run from the beach to the start of the cycling. They will be collected and can be reclaimed at Klondyke Corner. Make sure they are numbered.

STAGE ONE: RUNNING 3KMS AND CYCLING 55KMS

6:00 A.M. After a mass start from the beach competitors run 3km along a track then up the road to their cycles on State Highway 73. They then cycle 55km along Highway 73 to Aickens Corner. Competitors may carry warm up clothing on the ride to Aickens.

Highway 73 is sealed all the way and rises 500 metres over 55km. During the 55km cycling stage competitors will be followed by official vehicles with back up cycles.
Any competitor who does not complete the first cycling stage (Stage One) is automatically disqualified and cannot continue in Stages Two, Three or Four.
This cycling stage will take between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on ability.

STAGE TWO: THE MINGHA DECEPTION ROUTE – MOUNTAIN RUNNING 33KMS

Competitors finish cycling, hand their cycle to their assistant, pick up their daypacks and run through the Aickens transition. Times for the first cycling stage will be taken at the Aickens transition. Officials will make spot checks of competitors' compulsory mountain safety equipment at the timekeeping checkpoint, Deception footbridge and Klondyke Corner. Do not discard any equipment, you could be spot checked at any time. The bib may be worn under the day pack, but the bib number must be visible from the front. Mesh style packs that cover the bib number are not permitted. Any competitor who drops rubbish on the mountain running stage will have time penalties of one hour imposed.

Assistants must not stop at the Otira footbridge. Competitors run along the farm track, then ford the Otira River above the Deception footbridge and run up the Deception riverbed. This stage has an intermittent track. Competitors must stay in the riverbed and not go into the bush except on formed/marked tracks. There will be checkpoints on the Mingha Deception route. Competitors must display their bib number and provide their competitor number to officials when requested.

As competitors near the summit of Goat Pass, 1100 metres, they can use a clearly defined track which takes them over the summit and down the other side into the Mingha riverbed. This track is approx. 8km long. Sections of the track are hazardous.
Competitors then cross the Bealey River and run a further 3km down the Bealey riverbed to Klondyke Corner. Competitors must not run on the road.

Assistants must not run down the riverbed with competitors or take equipment from them or assist them in any way.

Stage Two finishes at Klondyke Corner, is approx 33km and will take between 3 and 8 hours. Competitors are timed in at Klondyke Corner. Sheffield School will sell lunch, dinner and breakfast at Klondyke Corner to competitors, assistants and friends. These meals are not included in the entry fee.
Any competitor who does not complete the mountain stage (Stage Two) is automatically disqualified and cannot continue in Stages Three or Four.

STAGE THREE – CYCLING 15 KMS, RUNNING 800M AND KAYAKING 67KMS

10:15 A.M. One Day assistants must present their competitors kayak and all compulsory equipment for scrutineering at Mt White Bridge between 10:15am and 11:30am (Do not arrive earlier! Two day assistants need to get out!). All compulsary equipment must remain in the kayak once checked. Once checked by scrutineers, assistants will then place their competitors kayak and all compulsory equipment in numerical order on the north bank of the river. One Day assistants must leave their vehicles at the Mt White Road intersection with Highway 73 and carry the kayak and all the equipment down to the bridge. No exceptions! Springfield School will sell breakfast and lunch at Mt White Bridge. These meals are not included in the entry fee.

Assistants are not allowed to assist their competitor on their cycle or push them up the road.

Competitors then cycle 15km from Klondyke Corner to Mt White Bridge. Competitors may carry warm up clothing on the cycle to Mt White bridge. No kayak helmets are to be worn on the cycle to Mt White Bridge. No times are recorded at the Mt White Bridge. During the 15km cycling stage competitors will be followed by official vehicles with back up cycles. Competitors may use running shoes for the cycle and run to Mt White Bridge.

One Day competitors may leave their cycle with an assistant at the Mt White Road intersection with Highway 73 and run down to the kayak transition.

Competitors must not take their bib off until they have reached their kayak. Assistants may help their competitors with the kayaking equipment and launch them into the river. Competitors must wear their bib over all items of clothing and on top of their bouyancy vest. Kayaking helmets must be worn.
Competitors set off immediately down river paddling approx 25km of flat braided river before entering the 25km gorge which is rated as a grade 2 stretch of water. The final pull out point before the Gorge is at Gooseberry Stream. The gorge will be patrolled by jetboats. Competitors are advised to kayak the Waimakariri River Gorge before the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. After the Gorge there is approx 17km of braided flat water paddling with willow trees from Woodstock to Gorge Bridge, the end of Stage Three. The kayaking will take between 4 and 8 hours.

If competitors swim, it is expected they self rescue. Safety kayakers and jetboaters are positioned to support the safety of competitors, and will assist only if required. Jet boats are not there to take damaged kayaks from the Waimakariri River Gorge to Woodstock or Waimakariri River bridge. They will do this only if there is time and they are not endangering the lives or safety of other competitors. It is the competitors responsibility to remove damaged kayaks from the river after the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast is over.

Any competitor who does not complete the kayaking stage is automatically disqualified and cannot continue in Stage Four.

There will be checkpoints on the river. Competitors must provide their number to officials when requested.

Times for the kayaking stage will be recorded before competitors run up the gravel road.


STAGE FOUR: CYCLING – 70KMS

Competitors finish kayaking under the Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge on the south bank of the Waimakariri River. They leave their kayaks with their assistant, run up the gravel road and collect their cycles from the cycle stands near the main road. Times are recorded at the Waimakariri River.

Assistants are not allowed to assist their competitor run up the gravel road, help them on their cycle or push them up the road.

Any competitor departing Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge after 6:00pm must wear reflective bands on each ankle, have front and rear lights on their cycle, and wear an approved reflective high visibility safety vest over the top of their bib.

Competitors cycle 70km to Sumner via Minchins Road and the Old West Coast Road, which brings them on to Yaldhurst Road. They cycle down Yaldhurst Road turning right onto Peer Street/Curletts Road, following that through and across Main South Road and Blenheim Road. They follow Curletts Road, then the Southern Motorway, then Brougham Street and the Opawa Expressway. They turn left into Garlands Road, left into Rutherford Street, then right into Ferry Road.

From Ferry Road they cycle across the Causeway, through Redcliffs to the cycle transition area in Sumner where they hand their cycles to an official and run across the beach to the finish under the banner. The cycle route is sealed all the way and falls 250 metres over 70km. The timing transponders will be exchanged at the finish line for finishers medals. Cycles must be removed immediately by assistants or competitors. A bib must be presented for identification.

Police will control most traffic light intersections en route through Christchurch from approx 1:30pm through 7:00pm. In the absence of police control, competitors must obey the road code.

Assistants must travel from Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge to the Sumner finish by crossing Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge and driving north on Highway 72 and turning right into South Eyre Road to Kaiapoi and Christchurch. Buy a road map! Leave early! Do not delay!

Competitors are not allowed any help from assistants, friends or family on any stage. If competitors have assistants, friends or family monitoring their own or another competitors behaviour they will be deemed to be assisting their competitor and their competitor will be disqualified.

SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2013

10:00 A.M. Prizegiving brunch (venue to be advised)
12 Midday Prizegiving will commence.
2:30 P.M. Party (Speight's Ale House, Bealey Ave, Christchurch).