6.8 miles
664 ft
-674 ft
2,343 ft
High Point

Torpedo7 12 Hour Naseby Challenge 2015

Torpedo7 and Mountain Biking Otago got together to run the 11th annual
Naseby 12 Hour Day/Night Challenge. The loop is approximately 10km that
suits all levels of riders. The loop is made up of water race, single track and 4WD tracks
within the Naseby Forest and Larchview Holiday Park.

12 hour events are real social occasions. A tent village is set up with the track meandering itsway through and past your allocated 5m x 10m site. The idea is over the 12 hour period youride as many laps of the course as you are able or want to, obviously the individual or team who complete the most laps are the winners. So grab your mates and enterearly, as numbers of solo and teams will be limited.

Entries will be accepted on a first in and first paid basis.

The Venue
The event is based at the Larchview Holiday Park which is within the town of Naseby and is
adjacent to the Ernslaw One owned Naseby Forest. The10km loop will start and finish within
the camp. For those of you who are not familiar with Naseby, it is situated near Ranfurly,
Central Otago, and 9km off State Highway 85.

How You Get There
Naseby is 1.5 hours drive from Dunedin and 1 hour from Alexandra. The Larchview Holiday
Park is on Swimming Dam Road (see map on MBO website).

If you wish you can camp on your team site (Saturday night only is included in your entryfee).
Your team site gets you access to showers, toilets and a kitchen. Larchview Holiday Park
also offers cabins and chalets, on-site caravans, and 2 x self contained houses. Booking
early for this option would probably be a good idea, call Matthew & Tracey de Woeps
(Phone/Fax 03 444 9904 or email [email protected]).
“Track and campsites are available from 1.00pm on Friday (Gate closed till then – no
exceptions). If you wish to camp on your site Friday night or set up for Saturday, you must
pay at the office priorto coming to registration”.
“Solo riders will be required to share a site withother solo riders or a team”.
Naseby has some other accommodation options, Royal Hotel (03 444 9990); Ancient Britain
Hotel (03 444 9992), Naseby Trail Lodge (03 445 311Cool

Event Timetable
Race Day in 2-16: Saturday 2nd of April 2016
Registration: (At the MBO Marquee in the Larchview Holiday Park)
1pm – 9pm Friday 10th April 2015 (Gates to camp will be closed till 1pm)
7:30am –9am Saturday 11th April 2015
Briefing: Approximately 9.45am Saturday 11th April 2015 – all riders must attend.
Start: 10:00am – Mass start (Le Mans)
Finish: 10:00pm Saturday
Prize Giving: Approximately 10:15pm or as soon after race finish as possible

Medals & Prize Money
Solo Category: Medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd plus $100 prize money for 1st in men and women; 2nd and 3rd placing,free entry to next years event.
Teams: Medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd plus $150 prize money for 1st only.
Spot Prizes: Many spot prizes will be handed out during the race, however the main spot
prizes will be given out at the prize giving (you must be in attendance to receive a prize).
Prizes awarded for the best dressed team or competitor.

“What to Bring” Checklist
Ø Tent/Camper van to go on your team site.
Ø Mountain bike, helmet (compulsory item), we also recommend gloves and glasses,
spare tubes, tyres and tools.
Ø Lights – you will need good front and rear lights for the last part of the event (at least 4
hours minimum). Please ensure that your lights are charged up before the race as we
are not able to provide power for charging up during the race. (You will not be allowed
on the course after dark without front and rear lights).
Ø Food and drink (there will be hot food and drink available on site to purchase).
Espresso coffee will be available on sitefrom 3pm Friday.
Ø Warm clothing (you will be 2000 feet above worry level – it can sometimes get cold !!).
Folding chairs, blankets and heaters are nice to have (NO open fires allowed)
Ø Support Crew– it is advisable to bring a support crew for plenty of encouragement and

Good Stuff to Know
Team sites will be allocated at registration. If you want to be with your mates; then you
should register together. Sites will be approximately 5m x 10m in size (all vehicles must be
parked on site by 8:00am. You will be able to park one vehicle as well as your tent / camper
van etc.
Race packs will be available at registration (which will include race numbers and the race
rules). Sunset is approximately 5:45pm so you will need your lights from 5:30pm onwards.
First Aid – Red Cross will be onsite throughout the 12 hours of the race. Based at the start
line in the camp
Foot – Hot and cold food for purchase on site. Provender van and bbq food, coffee and
Confirmed Entry – Your entry will be confirmed and posted on the Mountain Bike Otago
website on or before 15th March 2014. Website will be updated weekly.
More information re conditions of race – please refer to back here

Marmot Solo Men
Marmot Sole Women
Speights Single–Speed Solo
Rabbit Ranch Men Open Team
Rabbit Ranch Women Open Team
Mixed Team
Junior 12–17 years Team (incorporating Schools Trophy)
Veteran Team
WTB Veteran- Mixed Team
Dunedin City Mazda Masters - Mixed Team
Adventure Outfitters Family Team
Fairmaid Chance & Crawford Corporate Team

Notes about Categories:

Teams consist of 3-5 members
• Mixed or Vet-Mixed Team of 5; then must be 2 women
• Mixed or Vet-Mixed Team 3 or 4 person team; then 1 women
• Vet Team age groups are 35+ women, 40+ men. All members must comply or enter an Open Category.
• Masters Team age group is 50+ women & men. All members must comply or enter an Open/Vet Category.
• Junior Team category also includes a trophy for School Teams. All members must be at the same school and need to include the school name in their entry.
• Family team consists of related members of a family
• Corporate Team members must be same workplace(or spouse/partner of same)

ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY, FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2015 at 9PM (Note change of time)

Many thanks to forest owner ERNSLAW ONE for allowing access to the Naseby Forest
for this event.

Participants are requested to comply at all times with any instructions regarding fire bans and forest access. See notices at the main entrance or view their website www.ernslawone.co.nz and check the fire status before you travel.
For Further Information please contact the Race Director Craig Bates 0274 894361 or 03 4894360 –email [email protected]

For questions relating to entries; please email: [email protected]

Feedback from the event is welcomed. Please email it to [email protected]

Detailed Description
2015 Naseby 12 Hour Challenge is a 7 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Naseby. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route climbs 664 ft with a max elevation of 2,343 ft then descends -674 ft.
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