CROSS COUNTRY COMMITTEE
Race Information and Rules
World Athletics Competition Rules 2020, Section V111 – Road Races, and Athletics NZ Supplementary Rules.
15.4 Making a false start (changing outside the change zone* or when there is no baton not touching hands) 30 seconds
15.6 Running at a greater distance from the side of the road than specified in the race rules but in a non-dangerous manner. 30 seconds
15.12 Infringements 15.6 & 15.7, but in a dangerous manner or position
Impeding another athlete or acting in an unsporting manner. Team Disqualification
(ii) Infringements 15.6, 15.7 and 15.8 are cumulative and penalties may be imposed more than once per lap.
(iii) The penalty for 15.10 is cumulative and shall be imposed for every athlete in a team who is replaced.
(iv) Strict Traffic Management Plans may result in 15.6 & 15.7 incurring automatic team disqualification.
(v) * This does not apply to a replacement under Rule 9.
(iv) * If a competitive member from another club makes up a team (rule 4) this member from the other club is to wear their club uniform. Penalty 15.1 will not apply.
Online entries via the Athletics Otago website athleticsotago.co.nz will close at midnight Tuesday 22 September, with the event re-opened after this only for the club entry stewards to make any team changes that are required. To enter teams the club entry steward should be logging into the site using their own login username and password. You cannot make changes to entries if you do not login when you do the initial entries. There will be no late entries accepted for this event.
Entry Fees: $30 per team. (A competitive team can include one social club member from the same club and or one competitive member from another club). Non-competitive teams and teams with non-competitive runners $60.00 per team.
Entry fees are to be paid via online banking into the Athletics Otago bank account. An automated email with the bank account details will be sent on receipt of the online entry.
A separate sheet will be circulated prior to the event detailing each club’s marshalling duties. The execution of these duties is vital to conform to the Traffic Management Plan and the successful running of this event. The chief marshal for each club is required to report to the start area by 12.15 pm to collect cones, signs, and safety vests.
Limited changing facilities and toilets are available in the Portobello Domain and at the Portobello Hall on Portobello Road.
Afternoon Tea and Presentations will be held in the Portobello Hall on Portobello Road at the conclusion of the race. All competitors are asked to contribute some food for the afternoon tea.
IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE FOR EVERYONE PARTICIPATING IN THE PENINSULA RELAY
Because of the handicap nature of this relay, it is not feasible to gather all runners together at the start for a safety briefing. The Cross-Country Committee has passed the responsibility of briefing runners to each of the clubs. It is a condition of team entry that the club agrees to brief all runners in their teams of the instructions listed below.
Start: Allans Beach Road opposite Portobello Domain.
Leg 1: Portobello to end of flat section of Hoopers Inlet Road 4.3km: Follow Allans Beach Road on the right footpath until the footpath runs out and then cross the road at the marshal and run up the hill on the left. A marshal will cross runners to the right-hand side of the road at the bottom of the hill at the intersection of Hoopers Inlet Road. Continue along Hoopers Inlet Road on the right-hand side until the changeover which is where the road leaves the inlet. Runners must be aware that the road is open to traffic in both directions. Run on the outside of blind corners.
Leg 2: Hoopers inlet Road, Sandymount Road to Highcliff Road 3.2km: Follow Hoopers Inlet Road, turn right into Sandymount Road where the marshal is located. Follow Sandymount Road o Highcliff Road. Steady climb. Runners must be aware that the road is open to traffic in both directions. Run on the outside of blind corners.
Leg 3: Junction of Sandymount & Highcliff Roads to Portobello 5.4 km. Follow Highcliff Road. Runners to run on the safest side of the road (i.e. the outside of blind corners. Runners need to take care crossing the road and signal intentions to following traffic. Downhill with 3 uphill rises then steady down hill. After bottom of hill stay right. Run past hotel, up slight rise, and turn right into Allans Beach Road. Change over opposite the domain entrance. Runners must be aware that the road is open to traffic in both directions. Run on the outside of blind corners.
Leg 4: Portobello to Cape Saunders Road 4.0 km. Follow Allans Beach Road on the right footpath until footpath runs out and then cross the road at the marshal and run up and down hill on left. A marshal will then cross runners to the right-hand side of road at the intersection at the bottom of the hill. Turn left and run on right for 3.0 km on flat gravel road and turn left into Cape Saunders Road. Change-over is on the right. Runners must be aware that the road is open to traffic in both directions. Run on the outside of blind corners.
Leg 5: Cape Saunders Road, Sheppard Road, Allans Beach Road Loop 5.6km. Running on the right follow Cape Saunders Road up and down rise, turn left at Papanui Inlet and run on flat gravel road around inlet on the right until Sheppard Road, turning right into Sheppard Road. Sheppard Road is a gradual climb up and down to Allans Beach Road. Follow Allans Beach Road to Cape Saunders Road. Runners must be aware that the road is open to traffic in both directions.
Leg 6: Cape Saunders Road to Portobello 7.0 km. Running on the right, follow Cape Saunders Road up and then down a rise, turn left at Papanui Inlet and run on flat, gravel road around inlet on the right until Weir Road. Turn left into Weir Road. This road is a steep gravel road and drops down to Harrington Point Road. Runners can run on either side of the road, taking care at blind corners. Turn left into Harrington Point Road cycle lane and continue to run on the left-hand side of the road along the cycle lane until reaching Portobello. Prior to reaching Portobello leave Harrington Point Road adjacent to the cemetery, turn into the Domain, across the grass to the finish. Runners must be aware that the road is open to traffic in both directions.
Article added: Sunday 13 September 2020