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PNP Spring Series – Race 5

Nov 09, 2019

10:00 AM

GIANT Wellington PNP Spring Series Race 5 – Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Pre-ride

Due to the Maraka Peak MTB Park carpark being closed, we will meet at Karori West Primary School, and we will ride the course in groups from there.

Nov 16, 2019

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

GIANT Wellington PNP Spring Series Race 5 – Makara

Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park – registrations at Karori West Primary School

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Programme summary

8:30 – 9:30am Registrations

10:00am Race starts in waves

12:30pm Prize giving

Ride notes

IMPORTANT: Due to the closure of the Makara Carpark, registrations will be at Karori West Primary School. The start area will be around the top of Koru. The finish will be slightly up the 4WD from there, near the shipping container.

Courses will be made up of loops, short loops, long loops or a combination of both. The lap configuration will depend on your category. We run a sport course catering to those who want to give the event a try or hang with their mates and be social. The age grades are for those who want to ride with or against riders of their own age. Open Men and Open women are open to anyone, but the Open Men also incorporates the seniors, so it can be highly competitive. 

Please see your age group/category below to determine your course and the number of short and/or long loops you will be doing.

 

Short Loop description (5.2km, 250m elevation)

Start on TOWER 19 CONNECTOR (4WD) near the top of KORU and head up to where it joins SNAKE CHARMER (4WD)

Turn right following the short arrow down SNAKE CHARMER (4WD)
Note: This is where the LONG Loop splits off

Turn left onto MIRO

Turn left at all intersections finally turning left at the end of MIRO into SMOKIN'

Where Smokin' exits onto Snake Charmer (4WD) you will need to turn right to go up SNAKE CHARMER for about 50m

Ride around a cone, then back down SNAKE CHARMER before entering BIG TOMS WHEELIE
Note: This small loop is to manage an otherwise dangerous merge with the LONG Loop

Veer left into SWIGG (Grade 3) and continue downhill 

At the next intersection, turn hard right into LAZY FERN and bike back uphill

Note: This is a tight turn on a downhill slope, if you overshoot the corner, you will merge with oncoming traffic from the Long Loop – so slow down here and take care not to miss the turn

Turn left at the intersection with the COMMS CONNECTER (4WD), and head up to the start line area 

At the start line area, turn left and ride along MAGIC CARPET to the skills area 

At the skills area turn right onto the TOWER 19 CONNECTOR (4WD) 

Bike up through the start area, continuing onto the FINISH about 200m further along.

Long Loop description (12.5km, 575m elevation)

Start on TOWER 19 CONNECTOR (4WD) near the top of KORU and head up to where it joins SNAKE CHARMER (4WD)

Turn left following the long arrow down SNAKE CHARMER (4WD)

Note: This is where the LONG Loop splits off

Turn left into SALLY ALLEY, and ride this to the end (Parts 2 & 3)

Turn right, then a quick left into THREE BROTHERS (Part 1)

Turn left into UPSWING, over the bridge to the next intersection

Turn right onto ARATIHI

Shortly after turn left onto LIZARD LINK

Ride down UPPER LEAPING LIZARD to the Tower 16 Connector 4WD track

Turn right and ride up TOWER 16 CONNECTOR (4WD)

Turn left into A To Z, just below the summit

Then take the right hand fork into NORTH FACE CONNECTOR

Continue across Snake Charmer 4WD and into NORTH FACE (proper), and ride down to the end

Turn right onto ALLINGTON RD CONNECTOR (4WD) heading up then down

Turn left into the start of THE BROTHERS (Part 3) - but quickly take the right fork onto STARFISH
Note: Until recently this track was known as Ridgeline Extension

Where Starfish exits onto Snake Charmer (4WD) you will need to turn right to go up SNAKE CHARMER for about 50m

Ride around a cone, then back down Snake Charmer before turning right into STARFISH
Note: This is to manage an otherwise dangerous cross-over and merge with the Short Loop

Turn left at the intersection with the COMMS CONNECTER (4WD), and head up to the start line area 

At the start line area, turn left and ride along MAGIC CARPET to the skills area 

At the skills area turn right onto the TOWER 19 CONNECTOR (4WD) 

Bike up through the start area, continuing onto the FINISH about 200m further along.

Download new course descriptions >>

Short loop map

Long loop map

Age-groups and courses (provisional)

NOTE: Your age is based on the age you will be as at 31 Dec 2019

Open Men 2 long loops

Open Women 1 long loop, 1 short loop

Masters Men 1 (30-39 years) 1 long loop, 1 short loop

Masters Men 2 (40-49) 1 long loop, 1 short loop

Masters Men 3 (50+) 1 long loop, 1 short loop

Masters Men 4 (60+) 1 long loop, 1 short loop

Masters Women (40+) 1 long loop, 1 short loop

Social Men (Open age group) 2 short loops

Social Women (Open age group) 2 short loops

U19 Men 1 long loop, 1 short loop

U19 Women 1 long loop

U17 Men 1 long loop, 1 short loop

U17 Women 3 short loops

U15 Boys 3 short loops

U15 Girls 3 short loops

U13 Boys 2 short loops

U13 Girls 2 short loop 

U11 Boys 1 short loop 

U11 Girls 1 short loop

Series entry and discounts

We encourage riders to enter the series, rather than entering race by race, or leaving it to enter on the day. This will make our morning's on race-day quicker and less stressful for everyone. It also means that you will get your race plate on Race 1, and get to keep it throughout the series. To sweeten the deal, all those who enter the series receive a 20% discount.

Individual race entry is $35 for non PNP member adult riders. U19 riders and members receive discounted entry by applying the codes below.

Discount codes

PNP Members (19 Yrs+) Enter "Member" for $10 off per race (=$25)
PNP Members (U19) Enter "PNPU19" for $20 off per race (=$15)
Non PNP Members (U19) Enter "U19" for $10 off per race (=$25)

Series codes to be used if entering all 5 races (+20% off)
Non Member Series (19 Yrs+) Enter "Non Member Series" for $7 off per race (=$28)
Member Series (19 Yrs+) Enter "Member Series" for $15 off per race (=$20)
Non Members Youth Series (19 and under) Enter "U19 Series" for $19 off per race (=$16)
PNP Members Youth Series (19 and under) Enter "PNPU19 Series" for $27 off per race (=$8)

Late entry

A late entry fee will be in place this year for all entries received after 9pm on the Saturday before the race. So if you register online after this time, or enter on the day the base entry fee will be $45 per person. 

NOTE: Please check that your charges are correct before proceeding to payment.

For more information
Email pnp@pnp.org.nz