Aqua Bike National Championships

* Please note course change
Starting at Maraetai with a two lap swim, the course is a 2km swim with a 90km Bike.  This is a 3 Lap out and back ride from Maraetai to Clevedon  - finishing at Maraetai and after racking your bike in T2 you proceed through the Finish Gantry on foot (ITU Rules)
** Cycle shoes, runners, socks or bare feet are ok
The New Aqua Bike event is the National Championships for 2017 with the top 3 New Zealanders in each Age-Group winning 7 nights accommodation at the World Championships in Penticton in Canada in August 2017



HALF DIStance

The Half Distance is our premium event. Starting at Maraetai with a two lap swim, the course is a 2km swim with a 90km Bike.  This is a 3 Lap out and back ride from Maraetai to Clevedon  - finishing at Maraetai and after racking your bike in T2 the new Run is a stunning out and back course (3 Laps).

The Run course heads out of Maraetai heading West towards Beachlands.  This is an out and back course of 7km  so = 3 Laps

* Please note - the course has changed this year due to the weather so is now all based out of Maraetai.


 

Aqua Bike                             Race Day Schedule 

6:00am Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
8:15am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach
8:25am TransitionCloses
8:30am Aqua Bike Race Start
8:50am First Individual Swimmer expected
10:10am Aqua Bike Swim cut-off
11:15am First Aqua Bike cyclists arrivs back at Maraetai Beach to Finish
3:00pm Individual Bike cut-off
4:00pm Aqua Bike National Championships Prize giving


HALF DISTANCE Race Day Schedule 

6:00am T1 Swim/Bike Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
7:45am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach (for Half, Short Course)
7.55am T1 Closes
8:00am Auckland Half Individual Race Start
8.20am First Individual Swimmer expected
8.30am Auckland Half Team Race Start
9.30am Half Individual Swim cut-off
10:45am First Half cyclists arrive at Kawakawa Bay
12:15am Expect first Half Finishers
3.00pm Individual Bike cut-off
3.15pm Team Bike cut-off
4:30pm Expect last Half Finishers
5:00pm Race cutoff

Short Course

A Short Course option is also available. Swim 1km, Bike 30km, Run 7km. 

The Short Course uses the same transition and start/finish areas as the Half Distance. The swim course is 1 lap, the bike ride is from Maraetai to Clevedon - 1 Lap and then 1 Lap of the run course.  Refer to the course map for additional information.

* Please note - this Year there is a change to the course which sees only 1 Trasnition are located at maraetai Beach (Kawakawa will not be used).

Compulsory race briefing is at 7.45am.  Bikes need to be racked prior to this time.
 

short course Schedule 

6:00am Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
7:45am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach (for Half, Short Course, Teen Tri, Multisport)
7.55am T1 Closes
9:00am Individual and Relay Short Course Start
9.10am Individual and Relay Teen Tri Start
9.20am First Short Course swimmer exits water
9.30am First Teen Tri swimmer exits water
10.20am First Short Course arrives at T2 
10.28am First Short Course arrives at T2 
12.00pm Last Short Course/Teen Tri competitor expected

DUATHLON

A Duathlon event is NEW for 2017. Starting/Finishing at Maraetai Beach. Distances are 3km Run, 90km Bike, 21km Run.

Compulsory briefing is at 7.45am with start time at 8.10am.

The 1st Run Leg starts from Maraetai beach and follows the path 1.5km out toward Omana Regional Park along Omana Esplanade and retraces back to T1.

The cycle leg is an out and back from Maraetai to Clevedon (3 laps)

The 2nd Run Leg heads out the same direction as the 1st for a 7km loop (3 Laps). Refer to the course map for additional information.  * Please note - the course has changed this year due to the weather so is now all based out of Maraetai.
 

DUATHLON RACE DAY Schedule 

6.00am Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
7.45am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach 
7:55am Transition Closes
8.10am Duathlon Race Start
8.20am First Duathlon Runner expected
11:00am First Duathlon Cyclist expected
12.30pm First Duathlon Finisher expected
12.30pm Last Duathlon Cyclist expected
2.00pm Last Duathlon competitor expecte
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Prizes

Overall Prize Money for athletes is as follows:
1st Male/Female - $300
2nd Male/Female - $200
3rd Male/Female - $100

Merit Prizes will be awarded to all qualifying categories. A category must have 10 competitors to qualify. Categories of less than 10 will be combined with other categories where necessary. Categories are Open, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.

The teams competition is open to all team categories. Again, there must be 10 in a category to qualify for prizes.

Spot prizes will be randomly allocated prior to race day and tickets will be in your race packs.  All lucky competitors will be able to collect these prizes at the completion of their event.
 

Health & Safety

At Maillot Jaune Events our primary aim is to host a safe race that every competitor enjoys. While we take every care to make the event as safe as possible, it is each competitor's responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of those around them.

Electronic devices such as iPods and MP3 players are not permitted at any stage of the race.
 

Drinks

We will have Pure Sports Drink and water available in bottles at 15km, 45km and 70km on the bike. The same will be available in cups every 3.5km on the run, plus coke and bananas.

 

 

Bike Turnaround

The bike turnaround is now spraypainted on the road. It is down Twilight Road after the turn-around at Clevedon roundabout.  Proced 200m down Twilght to the turn around and once back on North Road the Aid station is on the left hand side.
 

Drafting

The rules are simple. There must be a 7-metre gap between cyclists, and a passing move must be made at 10% greater speed. This means you need a gap big enough to fit a car between you, and if the person in front is doing 30km/h, you need to be doing at least 33km/h or you'll get 'pinged'. There will be no advice out on the course, the draft buster simply writes down your number. First offence = 3 minutes, second offence = 5 minutes penalty, 3 offences and you're out. We will have 5 draft busting vehicles operating and you won't be informed until after the finish.
 

Entries

Entries close 21st March 2017.
 

Contact

Please email us at podium.events@hotmail.com

Ph 021 1901 079

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