The 2018 ACT State XCO Championship will be run Sunday 25 November at Stromlo Forest Park. We have set an XCO style course that sits somewhere between a club race and a national level round.
If you are a club rider used to the CORC club races, this event is for you! It is not your typical club race though: We have dialled up the intensity with some punchy climbs. The laps are shorter, but you will do more of them. Fear not, the technical sections have B-lines. You don't have to do the A-lines to be competitive, most likely those you are racing against will also do the B-lines.
For the more advanced riders, you will get plenty of opportunity to test those all important climbing legs and have some fun on the way down.
Note: This page serves as the technical guide for the event. Additional information may be added after you enter, please check back in.
Stromlo Forest Park, Opperman Ave, Stromlo ACT Please note that there is a Walk4BrainCancer event at Stromlo at the same time, using the criterium track and some of the fire-roads in the park. Walk4BrainCancer booked their event prior to us, and has kindly let us run our event concurrently. All riders are requested to:
The course is 4.8km long with 110m climbing per lap, The trailforks map can be seen here. (Note: the trailforks map overestimates the climbing). The course is designed to accommodate but challenge a wide range of rider abilities. The laps are quite short so you will be doing more laps than usual, giving you extra opportunity to enjoy the short but punchy climbs we have put in. U13 and U15 will race a shortened 4km course, bypassing the fire road climb after Cockatoo Switchbacks and Triple Treat. The trailforks map for the shortened course can be seen here.
Some notes regarding the course are:
|Sun 07:45||Registration starts|
|Course opens for practice|
|Sun 08:30||Race 1- U13 + U15 M+F|
|Sun 09:45||Race 2 - U17M, M5/6, M7/8, U17W, Expert W, W1/2, W3/4, W5/6, W7/8|
|Sun 11:30||Race 3 - Elite M, Elite W, Junior M, Junior W, Expert M, M1/2, M3/4|
Note: Categories for each race is preliminary and subject to change based on rider numbers in each category. This page will be updated so please check back in.
The event may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or inclement weather. Please check CORC's website or Facebook page for updates.
|Elite M(19+)||7||Elite W(19+)||5|
|Expert M (19-29)||5||Expert W (19-29)||4|
|Masters 1/2 M(30-39)||5||Masters 1/2 W(30-39)||4|
|Masters 3/4 M(40-49)||5||Masters 3/4 W(40-49)||4|
|Masters 5/6 M(50-59)||4||Masters 5/6 W(50-59)||3|
|Masters 7/8 M(60+)||3||Masters 7/8 W(60+)||2|
|Under 19 M||5||Under 19 W||4|
|Under 17 M||4||Under 17 W||3|
|Under 15 M||4*||Under 15 W||3*|
|Under 13 M||2*||Under 13 W||2*|
*U13 and U15 will race on a shortened course
Note that lap numbers may be adjusted to achieve target race time, any changes will be announced prior to race briefing.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category irrespective of the home state of the rider. To be recognised by MTBA as the official State Champion you must reside in the State / Territory of the Championship competed. For the purpose of seeding at a National Championship, MTBA will only recognise the official State / Territory Champion
|Entry Type||Race Fee|
| |Note that race fees are in addition to the Day license if you need one.|
We are using CORC's regular numbers, with random allocation of numbers. If you are a regular CORC racer and have your own number plate you can use this, just please check the printed start list to make sure we have captured it correctly. If you don't have a CORC number we will allocated a number to you. We do need this number back so we will keep your MTBA license as a deposit.
A minimum of 2 first aiders will be present, one at the start and one stationed at the marshall point
All races are timed using the clubs electronic timing system and the results can be found by using this link – http://my.raceresult.com/?group=1327
Seeded call up will be used for categories with more than 6 entries. Seeding will be determined by 2018 national series ranking first, followed by order of entry.
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 vital!