Break the Ice this Sunday
Welcome to season 2017/18!
This is our traditional season opener with a club duathlon, followed by the annual ‘Break the Ice’ to celebrate the start of a new season. All members, visitors, families and newbies are welcome. Introduce yourself at the rego desk and we will help steer you for an enjoyable morning. Pls arrive at the rego desk at least 20 mins before your race start. If you’re not sure which distance to do, chat at the rego desk and we will recommend a distance for you.
Our Vice President Kim Dale is organising the volunteers for this event. If you can help, pls let her know with a call or SMS on 0408 503 103. If you are an experienced hand, can you let her know what job you will do. If you are a newbie, just let her know what times you are available and there will be a newbie job for you that will help us have a safe and enjoyable day.
Distances and times (pls be flexible with us as this is our first duathlon program at Gosling Creek):
- 08:00 Sprint – 2km run | 23km bike | 4km run: likely 2 waves set apart by 1 min (females, then males)
- 08:15 Enticer – 1km run | 8km bike (2km internal loop x 4) | 2km run This is for 13-16 yr olds and great for newbie adults (could be 2 waves, depends on numbers)
- 09:30 Juniors – 500m run | 6km bike (2km internal loop x 3) | 1km run This is for 10-12 yr olds
- 09:45 Super Juniors – 250m run | 2.4km bike (1.2km internal loop x 2) | 500m run This is for 7 – 9 yr olds
- 10:15 Break the Ice!
The maps are up on the website (check under Events > Race Maps).
Break the Ice is a dunk in Gosling Creek after the last event (about 10:15am) – must be head below the water! And no wetsuits.
Free for members.
For non members: Adults: $20, 13 – 18 yr olds $10, <13 yrs old = $5
The 23k loop is:
Run your bike out of transition to Bagwanna Rd
Left (west) on Bloomfield Rd
Turn left onto Forest Rd
Stay on Forest Rd for about 7km, past Spring Terrace
Left on to Aerodrome Rd, past airport, left at Huntley Berry Farm turn
Right on Huntley Rd (if you go straight becomes a dirt road!)
7km on Huntley Rd
Left onto Bloomfield Rd (if you reach Jack Brabham Park you have gone too far)
Back to Gosling Creek Reserve