This is round 4 of the 2021 CORC XC club season. There are 6 rounds planned for 2021. These are fun races open to riders of a wide range of abilities. These are also listed as a tier 3 event under Auscyclings national cup, for eligible categories. For XC racing some courses will be harder than others, and to make this clearer to everybody we have introduced 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…
We trialled a late start for our ANZAC day round, and we liked it so much that we are doing it again. See below for schedule
East Kowen. A coursemap is shown below. Note this has been updated to avoid wet trails.
The race start is about 1km in from the Kowen/Sparrow carpark. The best route in is as follows:
|Course opens for practice|
|12.50pm (approximately)||Race Briefing|
|2.45pm||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.
|Under 19 M*||4|
|Expert M* (19-29)||4|
|Masters 1/2 M(30-39)*||4|
|Under 17 M*||3|
|Elite W (19+)*||4|
|Under 19 W*||3|
|Masters 3/4 M(40-49)*||3|
|Under 15 M*||2|
|Expert W (19-29)*||3|
|Masters 1/2 W(30-39)*||3|
|Masters 3/4 W(40-49)*||3|
|Masters 5/6 W(50-59)*||2|
|Under 17 W*||2|
|Under 15 W*||2|
The categories have been changed for 2020 to align better with the MTBA National Cup. Many categories are similar to the categories that have previously been used at CORC club races. However, graded categories (A, B, C D) are no longer offered.
If you previously rode:
Sport A: You have the option of entering Elite or in your age category. Note that as our club races are tier 3 in the MTBA national cup there are no points on offer in elite
Sport B: Your should enter your age category
Sport C: You have the choice of entering your age category, or Sport for fun, less competitive racing
Sport D: You have the choice of entering your age category, or Sport for fun, less competitive racing
Please note that multiple categories may be started together based on numbers of riders. The starting order may also be changed on the day
Race number deposit: $10 cash on the day. 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:||$18 per race.||NA.|
|Senior Non CORC members:||$23 per race.||NA.|
|Junior (under 17) CORC members :||$12 per race.||NA.|
|Junior (under 17) Non CORC members:||$15 per race.||NA.|
Not a member of MTBA? If you haven't had an MTBA license before sign up to a free 8 week trial membership here.
-Do not attend if you are unwell
-Total attendence numbers (riders + officials + spectators) for this event is strictly limited
-Entries for this event is online only. If you forgot to register or the event is sold out, we will not accept on the day entries.
•One person per 4m2, maintain at least 1.5m between all persons
-Spacing at the start line will be larger than usual (1 person per 4m2)
-Follow good hygiene measures such as, cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue, avoid touching the face, eyes, nose and mouth, dispose of tissues hygienically. No spitting & snot bombs!
-Hand sanitizer & cleaning wipes are available at numberplate pickup.
-No sharing of equipment
-No congregating post finish line. The approach for this race is 'get in, race, & get out'.
-All riders are encouraged to use the COVIDSAFE app.
-There will be no presentations. Results will be available online
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.