http://www.bodyneed.co.nz/Contact+Us.html
http://www.totalsport.co.nz/training/index.php

Increase confidence and performance in running and mountain biking at all levels.

For Group or Personal Coaching and Skills Sessions see Total Sport Team & Training.


"I learned more in one session than I have in 30 years of running ... Definitely a must-do!"

- Vicki


Read more...

http://www.hokaoneone.co.nz

Auckland XTERRA Trail Run / Walk Series / Shakespear Regional Park

Shakespear Regional Park

Sunday 19 June, 2016

Its Auckland Council Regional Parks 50th anniversary! To celebrate, they have teamed up with Total Sport to giveaway a 2 night COTTAGE BACH STAY in a southern regional park (valued up to $360). To be in the draw for this awesome prize, simply enter any of the following Auckland XTERRA Trail Run / Walk Series events; Shakespear Regional Park, Waharau Regional Park or Hunua Ranges. These very charming bach's are located at Waitawa, Duder, Tapapakanga & Awhitu, you get to choose your favourite and stay there for two nights*. The winner will be drawn at Auckland XTERRA Series prize giving on Thursday 13th October. Check out all the event details at www.trailrun.co.nz

*bookings subject to availability


Event Options

We've made it easy for you to gather the entire gang, irrespective of varying fitness and age levels, and head out of the city for an action-packed family outing. The Mid and Short courses are available as walks too, so one event you may get to stretch out in the long or super long while your partner takes a wee whipper snapper or two around the mid or short course.

  • Short course, 5-8km (walk or run)
  • Mid course, 10-14km (walk or run)
  • Long course, 16-20km (run only)
  • Superlong course, 20km+ (run only)

Course Map (PDF) Profile (PDF)
Short Course Map (819KB PDF) Profile (129 pdf)
Mid Course Map (827KB PDF)
Long Course Map (820KB PDF)
Super Long Course Map (821KB PDF)

Note: These files use Adobe Reader. Windows: - Click here / Mac: - Click here


Start Times

Compulsory event briefings will be held 15 minutes before the start of each event - please be at these!

Superlong - 9.00am
Long - 9.00am
Mid run- 9.45am. Mid Walk - 9.50am.
Short run - 10.30am. Short Walk - 10.35am.

 



Course Information

At the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula lies the stunning Shakespear Regional Park. It's got it all - farmland, interaction with some friendly animals, awesome well groomed and all-weather single trails, wider open trail sections, a waterfall, one or two decent uphill's, and second to none vistas of this fine city most of us call home.

While out there on the course you will be following hanging yellow Total Sport tape (attached to trees, posts etc) and our standard red arrows on a white backing. Where you reach an intersection where there is a decision to be made (generally based around the event option that you are doing), this will be clearly marked telling you which way to go - please stop for a moment at these points to ensure you are going the right way, let's not have you spoil your day for not having a quick look at these points!

When you reach an intersection do not cross any tape that is laid on the ground at any time - this tape is laid out to stop you going in a particular direction. After you have passed an intersection you will again be following generic hanging yellow Total Sport tape and red arrows. These courses will be checked and rechecked on the morning of the event but it is important you keep your eyes open out there!

No dogs are allowed in your cars, on the course or within the regional park grounds.
 



Top

Short course

Distance:
6.5km

Course Elevation
175m

Course Overview:
The main road will spread you well out before you dart off into your first short trail, along the ridge and into the Heritage Trail. This trail follows a stream, passes a waterfall and is kept in perfect nick by our friendly rangers - thanks guys! You're then through the wetlands and along the shores of Okoromai Bay before a sweet downhill finishes you in the Te Haruhi Bay campground - it's a beauty!

Drink Stations:
One at 4.5km

Toughness Factor
6 / 10



Mid course


Distance:
10.5km

Course Elevation:
355m

Course Overview:
You start the same way as the shorties. The main road will spread you well out before you dart off into your first short trail, then into the Heritage Trail. This trail follows a stream, passes a waterfall and is kept in perfect nick by our friendly rangers - thanks guys!  Then you pass through the wetlands and it's a run along the shoreline of Okoromai Bay, pass. 

Then it's down, down, down to Te Haruhi Bay and you're over halfway. Time for the monster hill.  From the top you spit off onto the Tiri Tiri Track which features excellent pocket of bush, open farmland great cliff top views of Tiritiri Matangi Island and some good undulating terrain. A downhill finish for you guys too!

Drink Stations:
4.5km and 7.5km

Toughness Factor
7 / 10



Long Course

Distance:
16.2km

Course Elevation:
303m

Course Overview:
The full coastal assault at low tide followed by a work over on the track network gives you essentially a very unique long course in the XTERRA series. From the base it's the main road to split you up before hitting the Heritage Trail to get the blood flowing. Once your feet hit the sand our North Shore Coastal Challenge competitors will get a dose of nostalgia as you start to head over very similar terrain (albeit slightly further north).

Don't be fooled - this section will take a while and you won't be (or can't afford to be) moving at light speed. Some very peculiar angled rock sections, moss and the odd loose one means strapping your ankles probably isn't a bad idea!

Please expect to enjoy some water action on this run as you may find yourself in waist deep water depending on your vertical statue.

Once you get onto the beach at Te Haruhi Bay you split from the superlongies and have the length of the Tiri Tiri track to tackle. It begins with a serious uphill, and includes a couple of awesome pockets of bush trail along with the grand views of Tiritiri Matangi Island.
Once back on the beach again it'll be a sprint along the sand and up the dune into the finish area - good times!

Drink Stations:
3.5km and 12.5km

Toughness Factor
7 / 10



Top


Superlong Course

Distance:
20.2km

Course Elevation:
355m

Course Overview:
Ok this is the business. Fullstop. The full coastal assault near low tide followed by a full work over on the complete track network is certainly enough to earn yourself a cool SPEIGHT'S at the end point. It's essentially two very different courses back to back resulting in a superb and quite unique superlong course in the XTERRA series.

From the base it's a touch of main road to split you up before hitting the Heritage Trail to get the blood flowing. Once your feet hit the sand our North Shore Coastal Challenge competitors will get a dose of nostalgia as you start to head over very similar terrain (albeit slightly further north).  Please expect to enjoy some water action on this run as you may find yourself in waist deep water depending on your vertical statue.

Don't be fooled - this section will take a while and you won't be (or can't afford to be) moving at light speed. Some peculiar angled rock sections, moss and the odd loose one means strapping your ankles probably isn't a bad idea! Once you run essentially past the event base (Te Haruhi Bay) you split from the longs and head up the trail at the end of the beach soaking up the views (this is a new section this year that incorporates more breathtaking vistas for your eyes to feast on). You will fly over the hill to Okoromai Bay then soak up the full track network inside the park (lookout track, tiri tiri track). The 3 bush track sections, the grand views and a decent uphill with approx 5.5km to go will be remembered I'm sure!


Drink Stations:
3.5km, 13.5km and 16.5km

Toughness Factor
6 / 10

Top


Course Safety

ALL LONG AND SUPERLONG COMPETITORS WILL HAVE A LONG COASTAL SECTION at the start of this event. While it will be run near low tide, the terrain will be slippery and will require your full attention - we ask that you do not push the boundaries of what you feel comfortable with over this section! We strongly recommend that all competitors come to these events sensibly prepared as some of these courses are very tough and weather conditions can be extremely changeable.

We recommend running with a Hydration back pack loaded with 1 - 2 litres of liquid, and other nutritional nibbles. You can expect to be away from base for a decent period of time at these events, and we can't always get aid stations to the points where you may expect them to be.

While event medics will be at each event (they will be stationed at the event base, start / finish point) and participants may encounter on course marshals with first aid on them, it also pays to be safety conscious and carry items like:

  • a basic first aid kit
  • a cell phone
  • a whistle
  • and additional warm clothing

It's all about personal responsibility!



Driving Directions

Driving directions to event base - 62KB PDF

Event base location on Googlemaps



Prizes, Parking and Other Info

You've told us over the years that you're not really into the whole hanging about for event prize givings. So, we won't be making you stay for any formalities. We have lots of spot prizes, and they will all be handed out randomly as you cross the finish line. So, don't feel obligated to hang about if you've got other things you need to do. Finish your event, talk it up about how great you are, get a SPEIGHT'S beer and a hot sausage and head for home - all good by us!!

Top



Event Safety

Participant responsibility code

It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they have read and understand all the course, event and safety information obtaining to their chosen event before entering the event. It is also the responsibility of the participant to ensure they are at a competent level to complete their choose event. All personal, contact, emergency and medical information given to Total Sport must be true and accurate.

Risk Disclosure

"I have read and understand the safety information regarding this event and understand that I participate in this event at my own risk. I hereby attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for and reviewed the course descriptions and difficulty ratings of the event that I have chosen to enter. I agree to comply with the rules and directions of event officials and their personnel. I hereby allow the use of my name and image to be used in the media and for marketing purposes. I understand and accept that my details will be added to the Total Sport event database and I will be contacted from time to time in regards to upcoming events and promotions. I understand that my details will never be distributed to a third party. I hereby agree that in the case of event cancellation due to extreme inclement weather (at the discretion of event officials), my entry fee shall be non‐refundable. I hereby acknowledge this risk disclosure, release and indemnity discharge all persons, corporations, associations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the event and their servants, agents, representatives, officers and employees. This includes but is not limited to the various committees, members, and employees of all independent contracted suppliers to the event, local councils, cities and districts and their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, agents, volunteers, event organisers and sponsors whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributed to the act or neglect of any or more of them. I agree to disclose any personal medical conditions which may affect staff, myself or other participants at a Total Sport event. I agree to disclose any specific patient details and/or relevant medical information when treated by a Total Sport staff member or Event Medic for an accident, for the purpose of continual improvement of the Safety Management System. The Privacy Act (1992) prevents Total Sport from releasing specific patient details, without patient consent."

Required Competencies

  • Sufficient preparation to complete your chosen event
  • Ability to follow course marking
  • Must carry any required gear with you
  • Appropriate experience for the event you are competing in (see course ratings)
  • Read all course and safety information prior to participating

Course ratings

(The ratings below are the minimum experience level required to participant in each specific event)

  • Short - First time
  • Mid - First time
  • Long - Intermediate
  • Super Long - Beginner

Rules

  • All participants must follow the course marking signs and instructions, this is your responsibility.
  • Participants are not allowed to go off course routes. Should you wish to withdraw you must notify an event official e.g. marshal or course crew and await instructions.
  • On completing the event you must cross the finish line as the timing transponder records you as finishing – this is used as a safety check for participants.
  • Participants who require any personal medication or disability assistance devices while participating must carry those items. This is your responsibility. You must wear your event number on your front so it is visible at all times.
  • You must wear your timing transponder correctly at all times, on your shoes, around your ankle or on the fork of your bike for mountain bikers.
  • NO LITTERING please
  • When over taking other runners/walker you must signal to them that you are attempting to pass. Pass on the right.
  • You must respect and treat fellow participants with care. Be friends out there.
  • If you are entered in a walk event you must walk only
  • Leave gates as you found them

Equipment

TBC

Hazards

  1. Vehicles
  2. Other participants
  3. Inclement weather – Heat/Cold
  4. Personal injury and individual physical condition
  5. Challenging terrain
  6. Natural hazards e.g. rough surfaces, livestock, (Long and S/Long) slippery rock, ocean and unstable cliffs
  7. Manmade hazards e.g. stairs, fences, bridges, gates

Course Restrictions (cut-offs etc if required)

TBC

Incident Protocol

Should you encounter an incident on course, please follow these steps:

  1. STOP – do not place yourself in danger
  2. Try to communicate with the person
  3. Assist with basic first aid if you are capable and can do so safely
  4. Send the next participant through to notify the next event official of the situation and location of the incident e.g. two bikers collided, 4km back on the trail, one requires assistance to a sore arm.
  5. Stop the next participant and request assistance if required.

Incident reporting form

If you have recently be involved with a Total Sport event and were involved or witnessed an incident please complete this Incident reporting form and email or post to us.



Do you like the look of this event? Then check out the Xterra Waihi Event!

http://www.trailrun.co.nz/XTERRAtrailchallenge/index.php
Click to open XTERRA Trail Challenge page