Balfour Pennington Series

Since 1962 PNP has been holding the BP Series. An exciting early season handicap series with something for everyone. The BP Series is the perfect start for legs that don’t have the endurance fitness that traditionally comes later in the season.

The series is traditionally held over very achievable 25-45km courses. The handicap format works by having four to six graded starting groups each with set time gaps, with the slower groups starting first and the fastest group last. The objective is for each group to work together to stay away from the groups behind them and chase down everybody in front.

With the handicap format everyone has a great chance of wining… the key being to get your start group to work well together so you have the fastest net time, and earn points each week.

More information about handicap road racing, and the clubs handicapping policy and current handicap list can be found < here > .

2015 Series: 

Race 1: Martinborough

Race 1 is an out and back course from Martinborough to the Cape Palliser Road intersection, just beyond Pirinoa, for 60km.

Race date and time: 29 August 2015, registration from 11:30am to 12:30pm, race start at 1pm (Limit).

Entry: Online registration is here http://www.active.com/a-nz/running/distance-running-races/bp-race-1-martinborough-2015. Online registration will close on 28 August 2015. If you register online, the fee is $20 for PNP Members and $30 for non PNP members. Entries after this date and on the day are $30 for PNP Members and $40 for non PNP members.

Race timing: Race timing is currently planned to be manual – we will have a camera on the start/finish line and will ask riders to use a finishing chute for numbers to be recorded. When you receive your numbers, ensure they are pinned on the left hand side of your back.

Location: Registrations will be held in the Martinborough Town Hall, located in Texas Street at the eastern corner of Memorial Square, Martinborough from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Race Route: Martinborough – Cape Palliser Road intersection – Martinborough http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/760748049

Handicap: A guide to handicapping is below. Handicap times will be published on race day.

Handicap Guidance
Category Club Grade Taupo Time
Scratch A <4hr
Break A/B <4hr:15min
Break 2 B/C <4hr:30min
Break 3 C <4hr:50hr
Break 4 D <5hr:10min
Limit E >5hr:20min

 

Race 2: Blue Mountains Return

Race 2 has been changed from the earlier notification. It is now a 2 lap, out and back circuit from Blue Mountains Road to Wallaceville Rod, for a total of 50km.

Race date and time: 5 September 2015, registration from 11:30am to 12:30pm, race start at 1pm (Limit).

Entry: Online registration is here http://www.active.com/upper-hutt-nz/cycling/races/bp-race-2-blue-mountains-te-marua-return-2015. Online registration will close on 3 September 2015. If you register online, the fee is $20 for PNP Members and $30 for non PNP members. Entries after this date and on the day are $30 for PNP Members and $40 for non PNP members.

Race timing: Race timing is currently planned to be manual – we will have a camera on the start/finish line and will ask riders to use a finishing chute for numbers to be recorded. When you receive your numbers, ensure they are pinned on the left hand side of your back.

Location: Registration is at the Blue Mountains Progressive Association Hall, 8 Avian Crescent.

Race Route: Blue Mountains to Te Marua return – see here http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/761499191

Handicap: A guide to handicapping is below. Handicap times will be published on race day.

Handicap Guidance
Category Club Grade Taupo Time
Scratch A <4hr
Break A/B <4hr:15min
Break 2 B/C <4hr:30min
Break 3 C <4hr:50hr
Break 4 D <5hr:10min
Limit E >5hr:20min

 

Race 3: Wainuiomata Coast Road Return

Race 3 is an out and back course from Homedale to the Wainuiomata Coast back to Homedale, for 35km.

Race date and time: 12 September 2015, registration from 11:30am to 12:30pm, race start at 1pm (Limit).

Entry: Online registration is here http://www.active.com/lower-hutt-nz/running/distance-running-races/bp-race-3-waiuiomata-to-wainuiomata-coast-return-2015. Online registration will close on 10 September 2015. If you register online, the fee is $20 for PNP Members and $30 for non PNP members. Entries after this date and on the day are $30 for PNP Members and $40 for non PNP members.

Race timing: Race timing is currently planned to be manual – we will have a camera on the start/finish line and will ask riders to use a finishing chute for numbers to be recorded. When you receive your numbers, ensure they are pinned on the left hand side of your back.

Location: Registration is at the Homedale Scout Hall, 2 Peel Place, Wainuiomata.

Race Route: Homedale to the Wainiuomata Coast return – see here http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/761504493

Handicap: A guide to handicapping is below. Handicap times will be published on race day.

Handicap Guidance
Category Club Grade Taupo Time
Scratch A <4hr
Break A/B <4hr:15min
Break 2 B/C <4hr:30min
Break 3 C <4hr:50hr
Break 4 D <5hr:10min
Limit E >5hr:20min