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Mission Mt Somers 2017 FINAL newsletter

Tineka Johnstone - Friday, October 27, 2017

FINAL newsletter 

This is the final newsletter. Please read the first two newsletters click here

UPDATES 
Keep up to date with our Facebook page: Enduranz Events 

PRE-REGISTRATION 
Because of the increase in numbers, we are having a pre-registration from 4:30pm - 7pm on Friday 27 October at The Dubliner, Main Road, Methven.  You can still register Saturday morning at Staveley Hall.
As one of our supporters, the Dubliner are delighted to offer athletes and their support crew/families a “Fuel Up at The Dubliner - 10% Mission Mt Somers Discount” on dinner (food only) on production of their registration (bib). Dinner bookings are advised asap, http://www.dubliner.co.nz/contact-us


HALF MARATHON ENTRIES
The half marathon entries are full. We have fitted those on the waiting list in as we have had cancellations, however there is still about 12 of you on the list. You are welcome to come on the morning and try your luck for a no-show, however your chances are slim, so please don't take out your frustrations on the rego staff.

HALF MARATHON REGO AND SHUTTLE
After registering please immediately head to the buses which will be located opposite Staveley Store. As each bus fills up it will depart immediately for the Woolshed Creek start line. It is important that all buses have departed by 7.45 am. We have six bus loads of people being transported into a very small DOC carpark so it is important that all people are on time for registration etc. Water is not available at Woolshed Carpark so make sure you pack what you need. If possible and to save yourself time it would be beneficial to register the night before at the Dubliner Bar in Methven, details are on the website. 

HALF MARATHON START
The Half Marathon will start in waves to try and reduce congestion on the first section of single track. The waves will leave in the following order: 
Open Men 
Open Women 
Vet Men 
Vet Women 
Classic Women and Men 

Within these waves we ask you to self seed on your expected time, there will be signs for this: 
FAST - 3:30 + 
FASTER - 3:00 - 3:30 
FASTEST - 2:30 - 3:00 
FREAKS!! - 2:00 - 2:30 

Please line up behind the sign you feel best represents your expected time of completion. 

PARKING
Please use the designated paddock for parking. All roads are open as usual around Staveley and we need access for buses etc on the day so would appreciate if people could please park in the designated parking areas and follow parking marshals directions to prevent congestion. 

SHOWERS
There are no showers available at Staveley, however there is a refreshing stream just up the road.

NO ATMS
Staveley is in the whops - there is only a cafe there. So please bring cash with you - Methven has an ATM.

SALEWA
Bobo products will have discounted Salewa product available on race day so if you have not started the Xmas shopping yet pack some $$.

THE NZ BIKE EXPO
Take your Mission Mt Somers bib in to get at 25% discount to the The NZ Bike Expo. 
The NZ Bike Expo is a large consumer show featuring everything to do with the bicycle – 50+ exhibitors with all kinds of bicycles, gear, accessories including electric bikes, mountainbikes, road bikes, urban cycles, kids bikes, bike trails, tours, parks and events. There’s loads of things to see and do at the NZ Bike Expo at the Air Force Museum of NZ, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch from 10am to 5pm this weekend, 28 and 29 October. Come and join 6,000 others! Prizes and giveaways, meet some of NZ’s top elite cyclists, and test ride the bikes on the airfield and runway (including 15 different brands of electric bikes to test ride and compare!) $10 adults, $5 11-17 years, under 11 free.

SPONSORS

We couldn't bring you the awesome prize pack worth over $15,000 without the support of our sponsors so please support them where you can: (click on the logo to visit their website):

   

           

    



  • Races we support:
  • Peak to Pub
  • North Loburn Fun Run
  • Old Ghost Trail
  • Mt Oxford Odyssey 

Mission Mt Somers Newsletter # 2

Tineka Johnstone - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October 2017 newsletter 

This is the second newsletter. To see the first one click here

UPDATES 
Keep up to date with our Facebook page: Enduranz Events 

REGISTRATION AND IMPORTANT INFO 
We will be updating you with important info on our website - click here to check out registration, briefing and start times, information about aid stations, drop boxes, and all other important information. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

PRE-REGISTRATION 
Because of the increase in numbers, we are having a pre-registration from 4:30pm - 7pm on Friday 27 October at The Dubliner, Main Road, Methven. NOTE: You can still register at the Staveley Hall on Saturday morning as per times found here: http://www.enduranzevents.co.nz/mission-mt-somers-rego
As one of our supporters, the Dubliner are delighted to offer athletes and their support crew/families a “Fuel Up at The Dubliner - 10% Mission Mt Somers Discount” on dinner (food only) on production of their registration (bib). Dinner bookings are advised asap, http://www.dubliner.co.nz/contact-us


ENTRANT LIST
A full entrant list will be available here from Wednesday 25 October

BBQ ON THE DAY 
Methven Pre School will be fundraising by selling BBQ food including: 
Gourmet Burgers $7
Bacon butty $5
Sausage in bread $3
Cold drinks - coke, lemonade, Powerade - from $2
Loose fruit $1
Chocolate bars $2

CASH ONLY please 


STAVELEY STORE 

Staveley Store will be open early for your caffeine fix, they will also have cold drinks including beer and cider available for purchase. 


ENTRIES CLOSE 
HALF MARATHON RACE IS FULL. 42km, 10km and 5km entries officially close at midnight on Tuesday 24th October. No late entries and no entries on the day. 


AID STATIONS 

Aid Station 1: Woolshed Creek carpark (marathoners) will have water, PURE, lollies and bananas. Drop box facility if you want to restock your bag or do a bag swap out. 

Aid Station 2: Woolshed Creek Hut (marathoners and half marathoners) will have water, PURE, lollies and bananas. 

Aid Station 3: Just past Sharplin Falls carpark (5km to go). Will have water, PURE and lollies. 

COMPULSORY GEAR 
All marathon and half marathon runners must carry a day pack with the following compulsory equipment: (clothing must fit the competitor) Spare polypropylene/wool top and hat (unless worn), Waterproof jacket (unless being worn), Food and drink, First aid kit which must contain: a roll of 5cm width crepe bandage, a roll of 2cm strapping tape, 10 band aid strips, a triangular bandage, small scissors, a survival blanket and a map of the area if they have not been through the run before. There will be spot checks to ensure compliance - no equipment, no race. Macpac has a great range of gear- check it out here: www.macpac.co.nz 

21KM HALF MARATHON START 
We have over 270 entries for the half marathon. There is absolutely no room for cars at the start of the half marathon, which is why the price of the shuttle bus is included in your entry fee. You must catch the bus at Staveley Hall which will take you to the start of the half marathon. You cannot drive to the start and will have to walk 5km in if you miss the bus - so don't be late! 
There will be a drop box at the start of the half marathon for you to drop any extra clothing off for us to return to the finish line. Please have this equipment clearly named (Enduranz Events takes no responsibility for lost or damaged property). 

5KM RACE 
This will be the same as last year, with all competitors catching a shuttle to the start of the 5km race at Staveley Ice Rink. There is no access for spectators, but there are plenty of marshalls overseeing the competitors at the start line. Parents can grab a coffee at Staveley Store and wait eagerly at the finish line. 

CAPS 
Limited edition Enduranz Events caps in a variety of colours will be for sale on the day for $25 (RRP $30). Cash only. 

MT HUTT HELICOPTERS 
We are delighted to announce sponsor Mt Hutt Helicopters will be operating a limited number of scenic trail flights from Staveley, flying over Mt Somers and the trail from $ 79.00 pp (Based on 4) or $ 149pp (Based on 2 sharing) based on 15 mins air time. To lock in a flight for your crew or family email dan@mthutthelicopters.co.nz 

FINAL NEWSLETTER 
There will be final newsletter Thursday night with any last minute updates please be sure to check your email and Facebook to keep up to date.

SPONSORS

We couldn't bring you the awesome prize pack worth over $15,000 without the support of our sponsors so please support them where you can: (click on the logo to visit their website):

   

           

    



  • Races we support:
  • Peak to Pub
  • North Loburn Fun Run
  • Old Ghost Trail
  • Mt Oxford Odyssey 

Mission Mt Somers September 2017 Newsletter

Tineka Johnstone - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

September 2017 newsletter

UPDATES
Keep up to date with our Facebook page: Enduranz Events

REGISTRATION AND IMPORTANT INFO
We will be updating you with important info on our website - click here to check out registration, briefing and start times, information about aid stations, drop boxes, and all other important information. Please let us know if you have any questions.

MARATHON CUT OFF TIMES
The marathon consists of predominately technical single track, with a number of metres of vertical to climb - it is a challenging course. Be ready to add a couple of hours to your road marathon time, this is an adventure run! The average time for the marathon is 6.5 hours and the half is 4.5 hours. If you are running the marathon you must be at the half way point (Woolshed Creek car park) by 12:30pm to meet the cut-off. If you make this you are good to carry on. There is no cut off time for the half marathon - once you are on it, the only way out is by foot! 

CASH PRIZES!
Marathon 
Open Women winner $500 cash 
Open Men winner $500 cash
** Cash prizes provided by Tavendale & Partners

Half Marathon 
Open Women winner $250 cash
Open Men winner $250 cash

$200 bonus to the fastest half marathon individual who can break 2 hours! 

Competitors must be entered in the open division to be eligible for cash prizes, all other prizes will be a selection of our wonderful sponsors merchandise! 

ARE YOU FITTER THAN LAST YEAR?
If you ran the race last year, there is a prize up for grabs for the athlete that shaves the most time off their last years time.

TRANSFER FROM FULL TO HALF MARATHON
If you're not quite as fit as you'd hope to be, we are happy to transfer your entry from the full to half marathon - or vice versa if you want to upsize to the marathon.

WAVE STARTS AT THE HALF MARATHON
Due to the increase in numbers for the half marathon, and the bottleneck at the start of the race, you will self seed and start in waves.

DOC CONSENT
DOC (Department of Conservation) do a primo job keeping our tracks and facilities prime for our recreation, and we are stoked with their support to get our ten year consent completed. However this does mean that we have restrictions in terms of numbers we are allowed on the track....we are stoked to announce that we are getting near our limit so if you know anyone still wanting to enter the full or half, we suggest they enter now so they don't miss out.

WILD THINGS NZ TRAIL RUNNING CLUB
We are chuffed to have partnered with the Wild Things NZ Trail Running Club who are helping us promote our Mission Mt Somers race to a wider audience. Wild Things are doing an awesome job of building a website that provides Kiwi trail runners with heaps of Ideas, Information and Inspiration. Particularly impressive is their world-class Trail Directory that already has over 450 featured trail runs from all around the country. Check out their website and give serious consideration to joining as a VIP Member - for $49 a year you can get access to deals that can save you hundreds of dollars and at the same time you'll be supporting the development of the awesome resources that Wild Things are building to encourage trail runners of all levels of experience.

SPONSORS

We couldn't bring you the awesome prize pack worth over $10,000 without the support of our sponsors so please support them where you can: (click on the logo to visit their website):

   

           

    


Races we support:

  • Peak to Pub
  • North Loburn Fun Run
  • Old Ghost Trail
  • Mt Oxford Odyssey 

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