Taieri Mouth Multisport

Taieri Mouth Multisport and Duathlon Event

Sunday the 15th November 2020.

Knarston Park – Taieri Mouth


Race Distance:

Multisport Event : (MTB) 6km Kayak, 11km Run and a 28km Mountain Bike

                             (Road) 6Km Kayak, 11Km Run and a 35Km Road Bike

Duathlon Event: (MTB)  11km Run and a 28km Mountain Bike

                           (Road) 11km run and a 35km Roadbike

Multisport event 2: kayak/kayak/bike 

All Events are open to Teams or Individuals


Categories:

Multisport : Open and Junior (Junior Under 18 on the day of the event)

Duathlon Event: Open and Junior (Junior under 18 on the day of the event)

Individual: Men / Women / Junior Male / Junior Female.

Teams: Open Men / Open Women / Open Mixed 


Event Details

Course Details (All events):


Kayak Course: Start at Knarston Park – paddle up to the start of the Millennium Track at Henly (6km). Those doing the kayak-kayak-bike will paddle to the white house at Henley and then return down the river to the beach at Knarston Park where they started and proceed straight to the bike rack transition

Run Course : Run the length of the Millennium Track (10km majority of the track is a well formed single track) – onto Riverside Road (Gravel Road) turning right out to Palmer Place and around on the open road to Knarston Park). 

Mountain Bike Stage: Leave Knarston Park turn left onto Moturata Road, Road head out through Taieri Beach (sealed Road), past the Taieri Beach School, the old Forestry Headquarters and towards Akatore, onto Akatore Road which becomes Gravel Road down the hill over the Akatore Bridge where you will enter the Forest via Pleasant Rd through the forest take the first left forestry road up Level Road which takes you back up onto Akatore Road turn left which will take you back down to the Akatore Bridge – then follow the return route back to Taieri Beach and onto the finish at Knarston Park 

Roadbike Stage: 

The ride starts at Knarston Park and heads north, out via the same way you came in on the final stages of the run, you will head over the bridge and carry onto Brighton. This is a well maintained sealed road that follows the beautiful coastline. It is busy open road so please stick to the left. Please stay in single file you may draft but ony f you are practiced in this technique. The road is rather undulating so don’t be fooled. You will into Brighton and turn at the Travis Memorial Carpark which is just before the Brighton Domain. You will then return back to Knarston Park via the same route as you travelled out. 



Entry Fee:

            Individuals for either the Multisport or Duathlon $50 

             Teams for either the Multisport or Duathlon $75
            
Online Entry - Pay and Register:

           Pay via our account 03 1355 0504261 00 (Dunedin Tri Club) or bring cash to the event. Please note we do not have Eft-Pos and do not accept cheques. 

Enter via our timing app https://www.webscorer.com/members/myracedetails?raceid=213828


          

Timetable:

            8:00am - Race Registration and Transition Open for all Events

            9.00am - Race Briefing for all competitors

            9:30am - RACE START: Multisport Event

           10.00am - RACE START: Duathlon Event


Transition:

            The main transition area will be at Knarston Park – this will be clearly marked out. 

Drink Station:

            There will be a drink station available at Knarston Park. (Start/Transition and Finish)

Special Notes:


Safety & Race Rules:

Kayak Stage:

  • There will be a drop zone to leave your running gear before the start of the race. This will be transported to the Kayak-run transition for you   
  • All kayakers must wear a suitable buoyancy vest
  • If someone is in need competitors must provide assistance until a Safety boat is with the person in distress
  • There will be a number of Surf Rescue Boats on the course to provide assistance as required. 
  • Your kayak and gear (PFD, paddle, booties etc) will be transported back to the main transition area. Please place two tie downs in your boat. Please name your tie downs and other gear that is to be transported back        

 Duathlon Athletes:

  • Duathlon athletes will be transported to the strat line by either boat or minivan.
  • The boats will depart before the kayak strat
  • If you are going by boat, please ensure you wear sufficient warm clothes. These can be transported back to the main transition area. Please name any clothes that are being returned

Run Stage:

  • There no road closures. All roads are open. Please be aware of all other road users.
  • When running on the track and someone is approaching from behind please allow them to pass when able.
  • Due to the roads being open, iPods or other music devices are not permitted anywhere on the course.



  Transition 2 (Run – Bike)

  • Helmets must be put on and buckled up before bikes are removed from the bike rack. Athletes 
    will be made to stop and do up their helmets before they can progress.
  • Bikes are to be walked/run out of transition to the mount line on Motorata Road. No bikes are  be ridden in the transition area.


           

 

Bike Stage:

  • There no road closures. All roads are open. Please be aware of all other road users and obey all road rules.
  • Due to the roads being open, iPods or other music devices are not permitted anywhere on the course.           
  • Athletes must stay left as practicable at all times. Athletes must never cross the centre line, unless required to do so to prevent an accident. This includes, and particularly, as you enter and exit a corner. Athletes must slow to ensure they remain on the left side of the road around all corners. Any athlete caught deliberately crossing the centre line will be immediately disqualified. There will be marshals on all corners and will be instructed to identify any riders breaking this rule to the Race Director.
  • There will be a lot of athletes on course with varying levels of ability and speed. It is the  responsibility of all athletes to ensure the passing is untaken in a safe manner. Athletes must check behind them to check for vehicles and/or faster approaching athletes before pulling out to pass another athlete.
  • All athletes should endeavour to do the same. A friendly "on your right" can be called out to the leading rider to alert them to your presence.
  • The bike coiurse is draft legal. If you intend to ride a Timetrial bike on the Roadbike section, please ensure that you have the necessary skills and experience and awareness of the hazards of riding around others
  • Mountain Bike Option
  • Leave Knarston Park turn left onto Moturata Road, Road head out through Taieri Beach (sealed Road), past the Taieri Beach School, the old Forestry Headquarters and towards Akatore, onto Akatore Road which becomes Gravel Road down the hill over the Akatore Bridge where you will enter the Forest via Pleasant Rd through the forest take the first left forestry road up Level Road which takes you back up onto Akatore Road turn left which will take you back down to the Akatore Bridge – then follow the return route back to Taieri Beach and onto the finish at Knarston Park
  • Roadbike Option
  • The ride starts at Knarston Park and heads north, out via the same way you came in on the final stages of the run, you will head over the bridge and carry onto Brighton. This is a well maintained sealed road that follows the beautiful coastline. It is busy open road so please stick to the left. Please stay in single file you may draft but ony f you are practiced in this technique. The road is rather undulating so don’t be fooled. You will into Brighton and turn at the Travis Memorial Carpark which is just before the Brighton Domain. You will then return back to Knarston Park via the same route as you travelled out. 

Finish of the BikeStage:

  • You can ride your bike through the finish line but we do ask that care is taken as their maybe other competitors and spectators milling around.
  • Please call out your race number to the timekeeping volunteers

Parking:

  • There should be enough parking at Knarston Park, we just ask that all people or courteous.        

Race Cancellation: 

The event will be run in most conditions unless they are determined to be unsafe e.g. icy roads. In the unlikely event that the race is cancelled, an announcement will be made on our Facebook page and local radio station The Hits 89.4FM.

Please be aware to the forecast and come prepared for all weather conditions, before, during and after the event.


Prize Giving

Prize giving will follow the event as soon as the last competitor has finished the event.

Food and other essential services:

The Green Island Lions will be onsite with delicious food, Artison Café with yummy coffee and Blue Boy Ice Creams will be there also – please bring cash for these vendors supporting this event.

Any questions please do not hesitate contacting Scott Weatherall on 027 4404 700 or at the Facebook Link : https://www.facebook.com/TaieriMouthMultisportandDuathlon/

Discipline

Description

Length

Kayak Stage

The paddle starts in the water off Knarston Park and you head up the stunning lower Taieri Gorge to the start of the Taieri Mouth – Henley Millennium Track around a small island off-shore which depending on the tide may require a small portage you then paddle into what is affectionately known as the White House (the shore here is rocky).

There will be volunteers to assist when possible.

The Length of the paddle is : 7km

** If you are entering the Duathlon or as a Team in the Multisport its ok you will not miss out on the stunning Taieri River Gorge, we will take you up to the start of the Run/ transition by boat. If the boat ride has no appeal we have some vehicles heading up.

For the Kayakers we will bring your kayak back however if you want your support crew to do this that’s equally fine. 

Run Stage

The run is on the Taieri Mouth – Henley Millennium Track which in parts is best described as undulating. There are some absolute stunning views to be enjoyed as well as running through open ridges, pine forests as well for the majority through the native bush. At times the sound of native birds and cicadas can be deafening.

Once you complete the track section you will then come onto a gravel road (Riverside Road) which you will follow onto Taieri Mouth Road which is a sealed road and back into Knarston Park for your transition.

Undulating Track : 9km

Gravel Road and Main Road : 1.5km

Mountain Bike Stage

Roadbike Option

The ride starts at Knarston Park and heads south on initially a sealed road – heading out through Taieri Beach you will then go onto a gravelled road.  This becomes a rather undulating gravel road before dropping down in Akatore and entering the forest and doing a loop through the Wineta Forest. Before returning back to Knarston Park via the same route as you travelled out. 

The ride starts at Knarston Park and heads north, out via the same way you came in on the final stages of the run, you will head over the bridge and carry onto Brighton. This is a well maintained sealed road that follows the beautiful coastline. It is busy open road so please stick to the left. Please stay in single file you may draft but ony f you are practiced in this technique. The road is rather undulating so don’t be fooled. You will into Brighton and turn at the Travis Memorial Carpark which is just before the Brighton Domain. You will then return back to Knarston Park via the same route as you travelled out. 

26km

35km

 

   

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