Image description

 

Race Day Schedule 

Saturday 20th January 2018


Registration will open from 08:00hrs please try to arrive as early as you can. 


• 08:00 - 09:30 Teams arrive, registration & kit check
• 08:00 - 09:30 Issue of race  bibs, route instructions & timing chip per team member

• 09:30 - 09:45 Final race briefing inside hall

• 10:00 - 10:00 Starts & map issue a short distance away
• 15:00 - 15:00 Teams finish

• 15:00 - 16:30 Post race refreshments


Event Centre
Lamh Dhearg GAC

Directions

Address for those with Sat Nav.


168 Upper Springfield Road


Belfast.



And route planner links below for those without Sat Nav.

AA Route Planner


RAC Route Planner

Belfast


Parking, Registration & Kit check


Parking

In the car park which is on site.


Registration
In the Hall to the left hand side of the carpark enterance.


Kit Check
There will be a spot kit check on some of your safety items.


Transition Area

Main Transition area will be in the hall, please bring your bikes into the hall when you come to sign on.


Start Area

Just outside the sports hall.

 

Sportident Timing System

Many of you will of used this timing system before but some may not of used it, if you're not sure about it make sure you let us know when you arrive and we'll give you a quick demo, it's really simple to use so there's nothing to worry about.

The timing chips are expensive so if you loose yours you will have to pay for a replacement which depending on the type we use will cost between £30-£60.

At certain stages of the race you may also have to use the old orienteering punches, details of when you need to use these will be on your route instruction sheet which you will get before the start of the event.


Finish & Download

The finish will be back at event HQ, once you've finished you will need to make your way to the event HQ and head to the download point where you have to download and return your Sportident timing chip plus both of your race bibs. It's very important that you return here even if you do retire from the event, do not remove your timing chip, we will do this for you.

Showers

Showers available at this event.


Post Race Food
We will have soup, sandwiches and the normal spread after the race, so join us for a bite to eat and a cup of tea.

Prizes

We'll have the now normal free entry draw as soon as the last team gets back.

Mandatory Kit List


Team Kit

• 2 X Map (supplied at or near start)
• 1 X Indelible felt tip pen (you will need this for marking up your map)
• 1 X Mobile phone (make sure you bring a means to keep it dry, as part of the mandatory kit you will need to carry it at all times, this includes kayaking and tasks which may involve water)
• 1 X First aid kit (1 crepe bandage, 1 triangle bandage, 2 safety pins, 1 wound dressing & 6 adhesive dressings as a minimum)
• 1 X Bike repair kit (at least sufficient to repair puncture)
• 1 X Compass (Recommended not Mandatory)
Individual
• 1 X Mountain bike
• 1 X Cycle helmet
• 1 X Rear light for bike
• 1 X Bell for bike
• 1 X Space blanket/bag (foil type or orange bag)
• 1 X Whistle
• 1 X Waterproof coat and waterproof trousers. *
• 1 X Spare base layer top
• 1 X Small rucksack (Recommended not Mandatory)
• 1 X Full change of clothes for after the event (Recommended not Mandatory)
• Drink (Recommended to bring enough to last 5-6 hours)
• Suitable food / energy source (Recommended to bring enough to last 5-6 hours)
Unless it is otherwise stated all the above kit is Mandatory. Mandatory means you must come to the race with it and carry it at all times.
* Depending on the weather we might make everyone wear waterproof coat & waterproof trousers for the kayak stage make sure you don't forget them.