2021 pure sports nutrition : off-road duathlon races : SUN 17TH oct
CYCOSPORTS & PURE SPORTS NUTRITION – Off Road Duathlons – 17th Oct
Fully Vaccinated or Pre-Event Test required
We are excited to present our first off-road duathlon event, sponsored by Pure Sports Nutrition
There are 4 different formats, 2 for individuals and 2 for teams (1 Rider 1 Runner) – something for everyone!
For the team events, 1 member does the running, the other does the riding.
We are bound by the current rules for events: all athletes have to be fully vaccinated or undergo an “ART” the previous day (results are valid for 24 hours).
Proposed Race Categories and Pricing (Subject to change):
The run course is 1.8km, taking in the North End of the Jungle Trail, which is mostly sand or clay and with one short river crossing (a longer version of the CX course for those familiar)
The bike course is 3.6km, taking in most of the 4.8km Jungle Trail, (except for the run section), and a loop around the grass playing field.
Individual Run-Bike-Run Male/Female Open (18y +) and Masters (45+)
- 2 lap run 3 lap bike 2 lap run
Individual. Bike-Run-Bike-Run. Male/Female Open (18y+) and Masters (45+)
- 2 lap bike 2 lap run 1 lap bike 1 lap run
Team (of 2)- Competitive Bike-Run-Bike-Run Male/Female/Mixed, Open (13y +) and Masters(both athletes 45+)
- 2 lap bike 2 lap run 2 lap bike 2 lap run
Team (of 2) – Challenge Bike-Run-Bike-Run Male/Female/Mixed, Open (13y +) and Masters (both athletes 45+)
- 1 lap bike 1 lap run 1 lap bike 1 lap run
Remember AGE Groups – for Jungle Cross events ages are as at 31Dec2020
Proposed Schedule (subject to SportSG approvals)
Please note – if there is enough demand for either of the team races, we have scope to create another wave, to start around 1pm.
Race staging for this event is at the Main Centaurs Sports Park – North end of the Grandstand, between the grass playing fields.
Check-in : Please be at the Centaurs Sports Park with plenty of time to do your safe entry, in the time window published, sign-in and pick up your timing chip and race number, with safety pins to affix to your shirt.
If you will not be fully vaccinated by race day, you will need a negative ART result (24 hours vailidity) – here is a list of clinics if ART is needed: https://www.moh.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider5/covid19_test_providers/approved-covid-19-art-swab-provider_15jun.pdf
Individual racers will pin a number to their shirt/jersey, and a sticker around their seat post, and the timing chip around their ankle with a velcro strap (provided)
For teams, the runner will affix a bib number to their shirt or shorts, the rider will attach a numbered sticker to their seat post and the timing chip will be around the ankle of the rider, to be passed to the runner in the Transition Zone.
Runners will remain in the pre-race hold area, until the cyclists have all started their race, then head over to the Transition hold zone. As their team mates approach, they will head into the Transition Zone to take the timing chip and attach it to their ankle ( and repeat through the race)
Valuables : You can bring a bag/backpack (ideally waterproof) – there will be a table under a tent in the start funnel, where you can leave it safely, which we will relocate to the exit funnel before you finish.
Please note: Timing chips must be returned after your race – a volunteer will collect them from you
Hold Area: once you have checked in, you will be directed to a holding area – please head to an unoccupied cone and stay there until called into the start funnel or Transition hold zone.
The Run course is 1.8km, taking in the course normally used for CycloCross racing, with a bit extra. It is mostly hard clay / sandy, undulating, and with plenty of switch backs.
The Bike course is 3.6km, entering at the norma trailhead, bypassing the “Kiwi-S” section (gap jump area), taking in all of the Southern end of the course, back towards “Middle Earth”, with an exit on a steep climb up to the Netball courts. The “B-lines” will all be open and made a bit easier/safer for those that are not seasoned MTB riders.
When lapping, you will head back through the start/finish arch – for transitioning to run, you will dismount and head into the transition area to rack your bike, and run out through the run exit or pass transponder to your teammate.
NOTE – there will not be a separate time for the transition- so your last bike lap time will end as you run through the start-finish, and your last run lap time will end when you head back out on the bike if you are not finishing.
Q: Will the Races be Timed?
A: Yes each athlete/team will be given an “active transponder” to be affixed around the ankle (Velcro tag provided) a race bib to be affixed to your t-shirt and a numbered sticker for the seatpost of the bike. The timing chip must be returned as these are active chips with a $100 replacement cost if lost.
Q: What are the age restrictions for the various races?
A: The 2 individual races are for 18 year plus – the teams races are for 13 years +
Q: What gear is required?
A: Helmet use is mandatory for the bike legs. Mountain bikes with at least front suspension are recommended. The course is too rough and technical for a gravel bike or road bike. Trail running shoes are recommended – the run is on the smoothest section of the trail, but there are tree roots, rocks and it may be slippery if wet.
Q: What if I will not be fully vaccinated by race day (14 days since 2nd shot)?
A:If you will not be fully vaccinated by race day, you will need a negative ART result (24 hours validity) – here is a list of clinics if ART is needed: https://www.moh.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider5/covid19_test_providers/approved-covid-19-art-swab-provider_15jun.pdf
Q: Will there be aid stations?
A: No, as with all events under Covid restrictions, we require you to be self-sufficient. We will have a hose spray along the course.
Q: Can I cancel my booking once entered?
A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed and nontransferable. The time trial nature of the event requires a lot of work to create seeded groups, to minimise passing within the trail, As such, it is difficult for us to manage transfers. No-shows will simply be recorded as a DNS(Did Not Start).
Q: Are there medals for every race category, both male and female?
A: Podium medals and prizes will be provided for Open and Masters, Male and Female, for Individuals and teams, as well as for the Mixed teams
Finisher medals will be provided for everyone that selects the option in their registration.
To avoid waste, we only produce the amount of medals requested.
Q: How can I warm up before my race?
A: Please use the surrounding roads of Turf City and take caution to ensure you are back in time for your start time. It is advisable to do your main warm-up before safe entry. Once you are in the “holding area”, you can stretch, limber up on the spot only.
Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?
A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and ambulances on standby. Whilst we cover that cost, you will need to cover any additional cost for treatment or transport, by claiming on your insurance.
Q: Can I practice on the course?
A: Yes- If you purchase a Jungle Cross tag, available here: https://www.cycosports.com/jxtag19.html you can run from 5pm to 9pm any day (except Wednesday, when it is 0700-1200), as long as you have registered, paid for, and display the tag (can be tied to shoelace). Please note the trail is exclusively for Mountain Bikes from 0700-1200 (every day except Wednesday, when it is 5pm-9pm) and for Centaurs events and maintenance 1200-1700.
We will endeavor to have the Bike and Run course marked out 1-2 days before the event. We hope to offer an official practice session on Saturday 16th October, but it may not be possible due to the large number of other sports taking place on Saturday 16th – details will coming the final briefing notes, 7-10 days before race day.
Q: I’d like to help out (volunteer) on the day – is that possible?
A: Absolutely -possible, depending on Phase restrictions. We always need help running these events. Please drop us a message here.