This is the second round of the 2023 CORC XC club season. There are 5 rounds planned for 2023, in addition to the ACT Championships later in the year. These are fun races open to riders of a wide range of abilities. For XC racing some courses will be harder than others, and to make this clearer to everybody we have a grading system. Easy, for the flatter, less technical trails (think Sparrow hill), medium for courses that have more climbing and technical features (think some of heartbreaker and little seymour) and hard for courses that are, how do we say this, just hard…
This year we have decided to simplify things by going back to Grades rather than age categories. We believe this will provide better racing by grouping riders of similar abilities together, irrespective of age. The concept is simple, and largely based on self selection, with a few rules:
|Category||Target Race Time (First Rider)||Typical Lap Numbers||Limitations|
|A Grade Men||1:15-1:30||5||U17 & older only|
|A Grade Women||1:10-1:20||4||U17 & older only|
|B Grade Men||1:10-1:20||4||U15 & older only|
|B Grade Women||1:00-1:10||3||U15 & older only|
|C Grade Men||1:00-1:10||3||U15 & older only|
|C Grade Women||0:40-0:50||2||U13 & older only|
|D Grade Men||0:40-0:50||2||U13 & older only|
|D Grade Women||0:20-0:30||1|
|E Grade Men||0:20-0:30||1|
The course rating for this event is easy. ! The course map can be seen below
|Course opens for practice|
|9.50am (approximately)||Race Briefing|
|11.45am||approx finish time|
The event may be cancelled in the event of smoke, heavy rain or inclement weather. Please check CORC's website or facebook page for updates. If the event is cancelled all online entries will be refunded.
Race number. If you area CORC member and a regular racer you can keep the plate for the season, but let us know in the remarks section when entering.
|Entry Type||Online Entry||On the day entry (cash)|
|Senior CORC members:||$20 per race.||NA.|
|Senior Non CORC members:||$25 per race.||NA.|
|Junior (under 17) CORC members :||$15 per race.||NA.|
|Junior (under 17) Non CORC members:||$19 per race.||NA.|
All participants must have a valid Auscycling Race license. This includes all juniors. The Auscyclinc license ensures all riders are covered for personal accident and public liability insurance . Auscycling does have a 4 week free trial for those that have not had a license in the last 3 years. Details of the Auscycling free four week trial can be found here
All races are timed using the clubs electronic timing system and the results can be found by using this link
CORC is run by volunteers and many hands make light work. If you can help with any of the below please contact the XC team via e-mail XC_Racing@corc.asn.au
Some of the duties you can assist with are:
Thank you to all volunteers who have helped with the running of events over the last few seasons, your support is greatly appreciated.
All online prices include credit card fees.