IRONMĀORI 2km swim-90km cycle-21.1km run
Where: Pandora Pond Napier
When: Saturday 2nd December 2017 (This event is always the 1st Saturday in December)
What: 2km swim (3 laps), 90km cycle, 21.1km run (4 Laps).
Who: As an Individual where you do all three disciplines OR as a Solo Discipline participant where you complete one leg i.e. Swim only or Bike only or the walk run only, OR as a team of 3 where one person does one discipline, (we do not allow any two person teams)
The Registration Tent is located on the bank of Pandora Pond, Hummer Street, NAPIER. When coming to registration please ensure you have your team name to ensure a fast accurate pick up of your race pack.
Information boards (on tables) will be provided beside the registration tent with additional course maps, parking maps and our race brief. Event staff will be able to answer any of your questions that our Information Boards can’t. The Help Desk is also where you go if you would like to change any details of your team. Please note that no changes are permissible to individual registrations.
Please note that all timing chips are to be removed and returned at the finish line.
|1:30PM||Individual Bike Racking (Teams do not race bikes)|
|6:00PM||Training/Nutrition Panel Discussion|
|7:00PM||Registration and Bike Racking Closes|
|5:00AM||Registration Open/Transition Opens|
|6:15AM||Individual Event Start|
|6.15AM||Team/Solo Discipline Cycle Start|
|8:00AM||Team/Solo Discipline Swim Start|
|9:30AM||Team/Solo Discipline Walkers-Runners Start|
|6.30PM||Prize Giving Start|
Any further queries should be directed to the Event director, Heather Skipworth: email@example.com
The event runs 5 year age groups with your age calculated as at the date of the event.
The official Age Categories for both Tane and Wahine are as follows:
Event trophies are awarded to the top competitor in each age group.
Male, Female, Mixed
Changes will be made until October 1st no changes made after this date.
INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE & CANNOT BE CHANGED, NO EXCEPTIONS.
ONLY TEAMS CAN MAKE CHANGES, BUT ONE ORIGINAL MEMBER MUST REMAIN, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Any changes will incur a $20.00 fee. All changes after this date will be a physical change only, no t shirt sizes or names are changed, but the new person will need to sign the waiver at registrations.
To make changes email firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim Briefing Summary
If you are a slow or not a confident swimmer, please start at the back of the line. The course is clearly marked with 3 swim buoys. If you need any assistance during your swim leg, please raise your hand and call for one of the lifeguards. The tide will be quite low on event day. We will have marshals as you enter the water moving participants away from the shoreline and closer to the middle of the pond. Please only move to the shore if you require assistance.
Bike Briefing Summary
(Individuals) After your swim you will head to transition and put on your helmet. Once you are ready you will take your bike off the rack and walk it to the mount line. Please don’t ride your bike in transition or on the way to the mount line. Once you pass the mount line you will get on your bike and ride the course. You will then get off your bike at the dismount line and walk your bike back to transition before starting the run.
Individual and Team Cyclists:
- Please keep to the left of the bike course at all times unless overtaking.
- Please ensure you have a drink bottle on your bike to stay hydrated.
- Please ensure your helmet is secured from the time you remove your bike from the rack until you put your bike back on the rack.
Run Briefing Summary
(Individuals) After your bike ride you will then head into transition and put your bike back on the rack. You can then remove your helmet and get ready for the run. Once you are ready you will head out towards the transition exit, towards the bridge – which is the same end as the cycle exit. You will then complete your allocated laps before heading down the finish line on your final lap.
Individuals and Teams:
- There are drink stations along the run course so please make use of these to ensure proper hydration.
- Please keep left on the run course at all times unless overtaking.
Please ensure that you read the full race briefing. Any late changes to the briefing due to adverse weather or other considerations may be given during the verbal race briefing on site, as per the above timetable. Therefore, it is important that all participants attend the race brieing.
Also, please note that the Marshals attend as volunteers. They are on site to provide the best possible event in terms of enjoyment and safety. Please abide by all instructions provided by the Marshals at all times. Failure to do as instructed by Marshals may result in removal from the event.
IRONMAORI HALF IRONMAN 2KM SWIM COURSE
All swimmers swim times will start on the stairs
They will swim towards the orange buoy (#2) , turn right at that buoy and swim towards the orange buoy (#1) on the left hand side of this buoy, then head towards the shoreline where there will be a big blow up buoy. They will leave the water and run (blue line) around this buoy in a clockwise direction. This
will be one lap. You must do three laps before you leave the water and head up the wooden stairs. There you will enter a chute, which will lead you into transition
NB: Buoy colours are only for map, they will be all the numbered on the day of the race.
The 90km cycle is an out and back course
Head North on Pandora Road going in to Meanee Quay
Turn left on State Highway 2, and head south on State Highway 2
At the round about take the 3rd exit on to Prebensen Drive
Head south toward church road
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit on to Puketitiri Road, and head northwest on Puketitiri Road
Turn left on to Puketapu road and head south on Puketapu road turn right into Dartmoor road,
Turn Left in to Vicarage Road
Turn Right in to Omarunui Road
Turn Left in to Swamp Road, and carry on South
Turn right in to Taihape Road, head west on Taihape road
Turn left in to Matapiro Road,
Stay on Matapiro Road until you get to the turn around point
Continue back the same way back down Matapiro Road
Turn Right in to Taihape Road heading East
Turn left in to Swamp Road
Right in to Omarunui Road
Left in to Vicarage Road
Right in to Dartmoor Road
Left in to Puketapu Road
Right in to Puketitiri Road
Take the 1st exit off the roundabout in to Prebensen Drive
Take the 2nd exit on the next roundabout going through Prebensen drive,
Turn left at Severn Street
Turn right on Thames Street
Turn Left on Pandora Road to head back towards transition where all your whanau and friends will be waiting to cheer you on
Setup in Transition: Only Individuals rack their bike. Only bikes with a race number attached to the bike post will be allowed to enter transition. These are provided in your race pack, from registration. There is no pre determined bike racking positions. Feel free to rack your bike where you would prefer to be. However, please note that there can only be 5 bikes per bike rack (and 5 on the opposite side) Please do not move anyone else’s bike. Those who arrive early get first pick and so on. Place your bike on the rack and set up your race equipment to the right (chain side) of your bike. Ensure you remove any non-race equipment (including bags) away from the bike racks.
Familiarise Yourself: check the start & finish points to transition. Check the Course Maps. Failure to follow direct designated course may result in personal injury or accident, you do so at your own risk and may result in disqualification.
- Only competitors are allowed in transition area.
- Jumping any transition fences will lead to disqualification.
- After your event finishes, to make the day safe and fair for all, bike collection is only available when there is a break in the participants crossing through transition. Please listen for announcements for times that bike collection is available. It is expected that this will start from 12.00pm.
The Venue is located at Pandora Pond, NAPIER. Access to this location FOR REGISTRATION can be made via Hummer Street parking.
The best parking for FOR EVENT DAY will be in the PPG Wrightson Parking on Pandora Road (City End) OR Meanee QUAY, Ahuriri Reserve. This reserve will be open at 5am Saturday morning and is the recommended parking for this event. Please note that attendants will assist parking in this area to ensure cars are able to depart when needed and to keep the lime stone run track clear. Please note that the PGG Wrightson car park will fill up and then be closed to further parking.
Please ensure that, if you park elsewhere, that you are parked legally and responsibly. Please respect local businesses and residents by keeping all private parking and access to homes/businesses clear at all times. Napier City Parking officials will be in attendance throughout the day.
And finally, please keep your vehicles secure and any valuables out of sight.