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Woodhill Forest

Sunday 30 August, 2015

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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)
Short Course Map (1.5mb pdf) and Profile
Mid Course Map (1.2mb pdf) and Profile
Long Course Map (1.2mb pdf) and Profile
Super Long Course Map (1.2kb pdf) and Profile

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Start Times

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

Superlong - 09.00am
Long - 09.00am
Mid - 09.45am
Short - 10.30am



Course Information

Located to the North West of Auckland, in New Zealand. Te Ngahere o Woodhill (Woodhill Forest) covers approx 12,500 hectares of land from Muriwai in the South to South Head in the North. Being largely Pine Forrest it has been a mecca for outdoor activities with trails now carving there way throughout the woods. Get high enough and the views of the ocean will blow you away.

You will be following blue Total Sport tape (attached to trees, posts etc) and our standard red arrows on a white backing. When 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, don't spoil your day by not having a clear look!

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 hanging blue Total Sport tape and red arrows. These courses will be checked on the morning of the event but it is important you keep your eyes open out there!  



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Short course

Distance:
6.3km

Course Elevation
+/- 88 meters

Course Overview:

A quick start on this course as you dash up the forest road. Veering left into the bush you will get a glimpse of the first of many playful forest trails. A split from other courses at the road to catch your breath before heading back towards the event base along a very fun and twisty trail. Grab a mouth full of Loaded Isotonic Sports Drink and then its up one side and across the bridge and back down the other following the contours of the river all the way back to base. Time for a sausage and a Speights.

Drink Stations:

3km. Please do not rely on this aid station, it is there as a back-up only. You should come prepared with anything you might need while out there.

Toughness Factor 

4/10




Mid course

Distance:
14.1km

Course Elevation
+/- 321 meters  

Course Overview:

A quick start on this course as you dash up the forest road. Veering left into the bush you will get a glimpse of the first of many playful forest trails. You will make your way north through the woods and split from other courses at South Block Road. Across the road you are destined and only your course distance will complete this awesome collection of trails including some great sandy downhills. Once at the water tank you're now running with the company of the Super Long and Long courses. South is the direction and past a beautiful regenerating native bush. Upon reaching Pulpit Rock Road, you'll be glad to see some downhill, it won't be for long though as you head up the hill on your left and rocket down the other side towards the dried up river bed. It's an uphill climb from here but trust me it is well worth it. Waiting for you at the top is trail running heaven and what goes up must of course come down. This is top quality trail running down through the pines and is bound to have you grinning all the way. Grab a mouth full of Loaded Isotonic Sports Drink and then its up one side and across the bridge and back down the other following the contours of the river all the way back to base. Time for a sausage and a Speights.

Drink Stations:

6.1km, 10.8km - please do not rely on these aid stations, they are there as a back-up only. You should come prepared with anything you might need while out there.

Toughness Factor

6/10

Long Course

Distance:
19.1km

Course Elevation
+/- 408 meters  

Course Overview:

A quick start on this course as you dash up the forest road. Veering left into the bush you will get a glimpse of the first of many playful forest trails. You will make your way north through the woods and split from other courses at South Block Road. The next section of regenerating pine forest will allow you to get your bearings briefly before exploring the forest on the other side. Across South Block Road the real fun begins. You will be making your way up the ridge line in front of you for some elevation and delicious views towards the beach - if you're lucky you may even spot a deer or three from here. Fly down the road on the other side of this climb towards the water tank. Once at the water tank you're now running with company of the Mid-Course participants. South is the direction and past a beautiful regenerating native bush. Upon reaching Pulpit Rock Road, you'll be glad to see some downhill, it won't be for long though as you head up the hill on your left and rocket down the other side towards the dried up river bed. It's an uphill climb from here but trust me it is well worth it. Waiting for you at the top is trail running heaven and what goes up must of course come down. This is top quality trail running down through the pines and is bound to have you grinning all the way. Grab a mouth full of Loaded Isotonic Sports Drink and then its up one side and across the bridge and back down the other following the contours of the river all the way back to base. Time for a sausage and a Speights.

Drink Stations:
5km, 11km, 16.8km - please do not rely on these aid stations, they are there as a back-up. You should come prepared with anything you might need while out there.

Toughness Factor

6/10



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Superlong Course

Distance:
21.1km

Course Elevation
+/- 439 meters 

Course Overview:

A quick start on this course as you dash up the forest road. Veering left into the bush you will get a glimpse of the first of many playful forest trails. You will make your way north through the woods and split from other courses at South Block Road. The next section of regenerating pine forest will allow you to get your bearings briefly before exploring the forest on the other side. Across South Block Road the real fun begins. You will be making your way up the ridgeline in front of you for some elevation and delicious views towards the beach - if you're lucky you may even spot a deer or three from here. Fly down the road on the other side of this climb towards the water tank. Once at the water tank you're now running with company of the Mid-Course participants. South is the direction and past a beautiful regenerating native bush. Once at Pulpit Rock Road, you will split from the rest and head into the regenerating pine forest ahead of you for a windy climb to the top of the hill. This will earn you great views back towards the ocean and right up the coast line. Upon reaching Pulpit Rock Road, you'll be glad to see some downhill, it won't be for long though as you head up the hill on your left and rocket down the other side towards the dried up river bed. It's an uphill climb from here but trust me it is well worth it. Waiting for you at the top is trail running heaven and what goes up must of course come down. This is top quality trail running down through the pines and is bound to have you grinning all the way. Grab a mouth full of Loaded Isotonic Sports Drink and then its up one side and across the bridge and back down the other following the contours of the river all the way back to base. Time for a sausage and a Speights.

Drink Stations:

5km, 11km, 13km, 18.8km - please do not rely on these aid stations, they are there as a back-up. You should come prepared with anything you might need while out there.

Toughness Factor

7/10 

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Course Safety

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

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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!!

 

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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 - Beginner
  • 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.



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