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The Gauntlet – Logistics

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Draft info so far to get your head around it.

 

One day event:

The one day event incorporates all 4 legs on the Sunday (day 2  of the event).

For those looking to prepare for the Coast to Coast in New Zealand in one day, or other long, high pressure, multisport events this will serve as a great measure of your present fitness level and opportunity to identify weaknesses and drive your training forward. The Gauntlet  has a similar race flow at times and a relatively long paddle so you can really use this to practice your pacing, nutrition and logistics of the event.

Event Qualification:

1 Day competitors will have aggressive and strict time cut offs. We will not be familiar with the abilities and race preparations of all athletes wishing to participate in the one day event so below is a list of expectations that all entrants should have achieved prior to the race to ensure they are able to make race cut off times. You will need to be able to hold at least the following speeds:

  • Run 1.6 km @ 4 min30 per km pace
  • Ride 85 km @ 30 km per hour
  • Run 13-20 km @ 5 mins30 per km pace
  • Paddle 45 km @ 9 km per hr

 

Two day event:

The two day event incorporates all 4 legs: legs 1 – 3 on Day 1 and leg 4 on day 2.

For those looking to prepare for the Coast to Coast in New Zealand, this will serve as a great training event and a good tester to drive your training forward. The Gauntlet has a similar race flow at times and a relatively long paddle so you can really use this to practice your pacing, nutrition and logistics of the event.

Don’t forget, with your event spread over 2 days you can afford to go hard and really test your yourself on every leg.

Event Qualification:

We will not be familiar with the abilities and race preparations of all athletes wishing to participate in the two day event so below is a list of expectations that all entrants should have achieved prior to the race. Time cut-offs will be in place and implemented for the two day event.

Minimum expectations for 2 day competitors.

  • Have completed a training ride of 80 km in 4 hrs 15 or less in the 3 months prior to the event (& can ride safely in a group)
  • Have completed a 20 km run in 2 hrs 40 or less in the 3 months prior to the event
  • Have completed a 20 km paddle in 2 hrs 45 or less in the 3 months prior to the event. Have practiced some basic rapids in the 3 months prior or have a solid background in whitewater kayaking races like Gregory canoe marathon, Barron River, Avon descent, etc.

Teams event:

You can choose to enter a team for either the one or the two day event. For their specific disciplines each member must meet the expectations of athletes competing as individuals, i.e. your team cyclist must meet the cycling expectations set out for either the one or two day event.

Time cut offs:

Time cut offs are in place for the safety of competitors and event safety crews. Time cut offs will be enforced.

One day event:

  • Cut off 1 at transition 3 (run to paddle) – 6 hours
  • Cut off 2 at Big Rocks water safety location – 6 hours 40 mins

Two day event:

  • Cut off at transition 2 (bike to run) – 6 hours

Mandatory Equipment: 

Run 1 — ankle reflective straps – High vis or light coloured top for visibility in the dark

BIKE

Start will be in the dark

– ankle reflective straps

– rear lights x 2

– Front lights white

– Spare tubes + inflation

– High vis Vest for road

Run 2

-Water / sports drink/ nutrition

-Bandages x2

Paddle

-PFD

-helmet Whitewater specific (no bike helmets)

-Wide tape, Gaffa or cloth, (for repairing cracks in kayak)

-whistle

-phone in a waterproof case

-Shoes/footwear cover (for portaging or swimming down rapids)

-Dry bag

-Water & nutrition

-other repair items for kayak

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