Battle of the Bays Sunday 6th December at Whakaipo Bay.
With agreement from HBOC a magnificent trophy from an earlier age is up for grabs between HBOC, OBOP and Taupo. It has been competed for in the past between HBOC and Taupo clubs but has not been in evidence for quite some years now. So, this event is something of a resurrection for the trophy.
Courses: Planner Chris Morris has created 6 courses that will be suitable for all ages and abilities.
The classes for the competition are as in the table below, but teams and those who prefer a course not as per the age classes, can of course enter in any course they prefer.
Battle of the Bays
|Red Long||5.5 km||M20 M21 M40||Red Long Open|
|Red Medium||4.5 km||M16 M50 W20 W21 W40||Red Medium Open|
|Red Short||3 km||M60 W16 W50 W60||Red Short Open|
|Orange||3 km||M14 W14||Orange Open|
|Yellow||2.5 km||M12 W12||Yellow Open|
|White||2 km||M10 W10||White Open|
The objective of the competition is:
- Everyone who enters a course in their age class counts towards the result
- There is some recognition to encourage more club members to take part.
Points based on average of time of qualifying club members in each course.
1st = 7 points
2nd = 5 points
3rd = 2 points
No entries = Take the next available points i.e. If the 2 other clubs have members on the course then take 3rd = 2 points
If there are more than 3 entries from a club in any course, multiply the points for that course by 1.5.
$5 for Club members
$10 for non-club members
SI cards will be available at $3
A limited number of maps will be available on the day with a late entry fee of $5.
Team entries are available.
On-line entry - link is https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=bob-2020
Start times: 11am - 1.30pm
Course Closure: 3pm
BBQ: A BBQ will be available for BYO steak/sausages and sausages/bread/sauce will be available $2 each.
Swim: Of course the Lake is right there to help you cool off after your run.