Coromandel Classic

Course

Multisport - Day 1

* Change - The Pinnacles is now closed until October

Leg 1 :
The Coromandel Classic now starts in Thames on the Karaka Track.  This 22km run ends on the Tapu Road.  Expect event he fast runners to take nearly 2 hours.

Leg 2 : Onto the MTB which is a downhill road towards Coroglen.  The junction is north of the next transition.  You will follow Traffic Managemnt controls to cross over the road and then it;s a left turn into the Paddock to transition inot the kayak (Multi-sport) or onto the buike for the Duathlon

Leg 3 : Into the kayak, there is one small rapid to negotiate before paddling 17km to Cooks Beach, via the Whitianga Harbour Mouth.

Leg 4 : The final leg for the day is a 28km cycle leg from Cooks Beach to Tairua.
 

Multisport - Day 2


Leg 1 : We start day 2 with a 15km kayak from Tairua Wharf to Hikuai. This is a deep water start, heading up the harbour and into the Tairua River for the final 10km of the journey.

Leg 2 : Onto the 30km road bike and up over the hill to Whangamata. Finishing at the southern end of Whangamata (on the main road) outside the school.

Leg 3 : Running alongside the main road for approx. 1km, then turning right into Wentworth Valley Rd, it is 4km along the gravel road to the bush tracks. Up the hill past the waterfall and onto the Maratoto Track. The descent is steady and fast for about 20 minutes to the carpark at the Maratoto ford. It is then a left turn, and 600 metres up to the transition on the main road. Total mountain run leg is 21km.

Leg 4 : The final 30km cycle from Maratoto to the Thames Racecourse is predominantly flat, but just like the Coast to Coast, beware of the head wind that sometimes greets you at the end of a hard weekend!  Coming into Thames turn right into Banks Street.

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Duathlon - Day 1


Leg 1 :The 20km MTB starts with a controlled 1km bunch ride up to the Kauaeranga Valley Road, past the DOC HQ (beware of road spikes here!) to the road end. There are 3 fords along the road.

Leg 2 : The 27km mountain run begins climbing almost immediately, following old kauri logging and packhorse trails, past the Pinnacles and on to the summit (race record to summit 1hr). There is then a steady descent down to the east, with several more, shorter climbs and a 9km section of 4WD track and gravel road to finish the run at Coroglen.

Leg 3 :   The final leg for the day is a 50km cycle leg from Coroglen to Tairua via Cooks Beach.
 

Duathlon - Day 2


Leg 1 : We start the day with a 40km Cycle from Tairua to Whangamata.
Finishing at the southern end of Whangamata (on the main road) outside the school.

Leg 2 : Running alongside the main road for approx. 1km, then turning right into Wentworth Valley Rd, it is 4km along the gravel road to the bush tracks. Up the hill past the waterfall and onto the Maratoto Track. The descent is steady and fast for about 20 minutes to the carpark at the Maratoto ford. It is then a left turn, and 600 metres up to the transition on the main road. Total mountain run leg is 21km.

Leg 3 : The final 30km cycle from Maratoto to the Thames Racecourse is predominantly flat, but just like the Coast to Coast, beware of the head wind that sometimes greets you at the end of a hard weekend!  Coming into Thames turn right into Banks Street.

Finish at the Thames Rugby Club with a sausage sizzle, a few beers and a prizegiving at 4pm.

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