Singletrack Club
SHORTTRACKSERIES

Sunday afternoon 6 November, Tuesday evenings 8th, 15th and 22nd November 2016

Siberia Flat, Kennedy’s Track, Halswell


What is Short Track Racing?
Short track racing is a popular Northern Hemisphere style of mountainbike racing where riders do multiple laps of a short 2-4 minute course, with races taking between 20 and 30 minutes. This style of racing is designed to be fast, fun and very spectator friendly. Our course at Siberia Flat uses a  circuit made up of both singletrack (the descent) and 4WD track (the uphill).

This series was a lot of fun when run over the last few years (started in 2009), with people from a wide range of ages and experience participating.

As this is a club event we rely on people pitching in and lending a hand.  It is great when 2-3 people each week race in their grade and provide assistance when the other grades are racing.  People required are: timekeepers x 2 (one to call out the numbers and the other to enter them on a keyboard or paper), 1 person to oversee registration.  We appreciate offers of help!

Grades

A = Expert / whippets (fairly intense competition here, mostly guys and the occasional fast woman)
B = Sport / weekend warriors (almost all the women, half the men, a few fast kids)
C = Recreation / cruisers (lots of kids and “more about the scenery” adults enter this category – don’t worry if you are slow, it’s all good fun!)

Timetable
Arrive 10 minutes before your race to get your number, and be on the start line a couple of minutes before race start.

Sunday November 6thWomen and Children only, open to all, not just club members

2:20 pm – Kids race start (20 minutes duration) – up to 14 years of age
2:45 pm –  Womens race start (25 minute duration)

Tuesday November 8th, 15th and 22nd – Club members only

6:20 pm – A grade race start (30 minutes duration)
6:55 pm – B grade race start (25 minute duration)
7:25 pm – C grade race start (20 minutes duration)

Race format
Complete as many laps as you can in your time allocation.
Only laps completed within your time allocation count.
Riders on same number of laps will be placed according to order across the line on final lap.

Like we did in 2013, we will shorten the course a little by short cutting the lower corner, avoiding the last fast sraight, sharp corner at the bottom and the first 100 m of the climb.

Entry
Entry open to Christchurch Singletrack Club members only (except the Women and Children event). You can join the club on the day ($20 individual,  $30 family). Entry is by donation.  Money will be used to build mountain bike tracks in the Halswell area.

Notes
There will be no first aid on site.  Ride accordingly.
There are no toilets on site. The closest public toilets are at Halswell Quarry.
Races will be cancelled if raining or if the tracks are too wet.

Results
Results from each round can be found at http://www.singletrack.org.nz/events/results/.  We generally don’t do series points but if there is sufficient numbers this year, points of the following values (30, 25, 22, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1) will be allocated to the first 15 places at each race. Points from all 3 events will count towards series placings.

Directions
All races will be held at Siberia Flat, 650 m up Kennedy’s Track from the gate at the end of Kennedy’s Bush Road, Halswell. Allow 5-10 minutes to bike or 10-15 minutes to walk if you park near the top of Kennedy’s Bush Rd. Or you can park in Cashmere Rd and bike up C2 and Crocodile Tracks as a warm up!

See http://goo.gl/maps/dHvZ for a map on google.
View Siberia in a larger map