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Event #3 - Sunday June 11th - 9am

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The GRAND FINALE!!! 

The last two events in the Frontrunner Taranaki Trail Run Series have been HUGE! But this one promises to beat them all! Situated in the heart of New Plymouth, the 'Urban Trail Run' will be one not to be missed. Starting at East End Reserve by the East End Skating Rink the course utilises the urban trails of Te Henui, plus a few little suprises. Do not miss out on this one! 

 

Race Information

Start times:

9:00am - 6km and 12km - approx distance

9:05am - 2km - approx distance

Please note: There will be a race briefing for ALL competitor’s 5 min prior to each race – it is compulsory for all participants’ to be present.

Cost

2km - $5

6km and 12km - $10

(From 5pm Tuesday 6th June - $15 late entry fee applies for the 6km and 12km event).

The Frontrunner New Plymouth

The Accounting Room

Inglewood Book Shop

Copy Centre

David Fletcher Mortgages

 

Registration

All pre entered participants need to register at the event tent between 7:45am and 8:45am on the day.

Late entires: Please enter at the event tent before 8:45am.

Course

http://www.movescount.com/routes/route1542453-Frontrunner_TTRS_Urban_Trail_12k_course

12km Course description

Starting at East End Reserve (Exact venue TBC), it is a fast start up the Te Henui Walkway to Cumberland Street. On the way up the Te Henui you pass the historic Pukewarangi Pa a once fortified Maori village where earth works and trenches are still clearly visible. When arriving at Cumberland Street you will go under the bridge and come up on the mountain side of Cumberland Street. From here you will make a right hand turn up Heta Rd and into Miritatana Reserve. This bit is so cool. A short sharp climb greets you before you end up on Frank Frethey Pl, then across Heta Rd and down a small pathway onto London Tce. From here it is onto Junction St and up Durham Ave to the very top of the Te Henui Walkway. Down the stairs and all the way down to Cumberland Street you go! Want to do that awesome loop again, well that is what you do! Back up Heta you go and onto your second loop. When you get back to Cumberland Street again you go over the bridge, under the bridge, onto the bridge, and over the bridge to the other side. You are now on the Coronation side of the Te Henui Walkway. This is a technical section of the Te Henui (strava followers - fast segment to be had) that takes you to the top of Timandra Street. Along a grass driveway to Frank Wilson Tce then back on the Te Henui. Downhill fast you go, passing underneath Parihamore Pa (means bare cliff) home to a famous Maori legend. In the 18th century, chief of the pa, Kahu-taia had a beautiful daughter named Uruki-naki. One of her many admirers was the chief Potaka who wanted to marry her. When Uruki-naki rejected Potaka because he was too old, he became angry and marched his men to Parihamore Pa. Once in the paddock with the sheep you make a right turn and run in the same direction Potaka and his men did to Puketarata Pa. It is here they camped in the hollow between Parihamore and Puketarata (near Te Henui cemetery). Potaka and his men laid a siege forcing Uruki-naki to agree to marry him to save her village from starvation. Uruki-naki was anointed with sweet-scented oil made from berries of the pa's titoki tree and was went down to Potaka to be his wife. Leaving Parihamore you fly down through the paddock and left back onto the Te Henui (phew, nearly there!) Don't forget your sprint finish!

http://www.movescount.com/routes/route1545199-Frontrunner_TTRS_Urban_Trail_6km_Course

6km Course description 

Starting at East End Reserve (Exact venue TBC), it is a fast start up the Te Henui Walkway to Cumberland Street. On the way up the Te Henui you pass the historic Pukewarangi Pa a once fortified Maori village where earth works and trenches are still clearly visible. When arriving at Cumberland Street you will go over the bridge to the other side of the Te Henui. You are now on the Coronation side of the Te Henui Walkway. This is a technical section of the Te Henui (strava followers - fast segment to be had) that takes you to the top of Timandra Street. Along a grass driveway to Frank Wilson Tce then back on the Te Henui. Downhill fast you go, passing underneath Parihamore Pa (means bare cliff) home to a famous Maori legend. In the 18th century, chief of the pa, Kahu-taia had a beautiful daughter named Uruki-naki. One of her many admirers was the chief Potaka who wanted to marry her. When Uruki-naki rejected Potaka because he was too old, he became angry and marched his men to Parihamore Pa. Once in the paddock with the sheep you make a right turn and run in the same direction Potaka and his men did to Puketarata Pa. It is here they camped in the hollow between Parihamore and Puketarata (near Te Henui cemetery). Potaka and his men laid a siege forcing Uruki-naki to agree to marry him to save her village from starvation. Uruki-naki was anointed with sweet-scented oil made from berries of the pa's titoki tree and was went down to Potaka to be his wife. Leaving Parihamore you fly down through the paddock and left back onto the Te Henui (phew, nearly there!) Don't forget your sprint finish!

http://www.movescount.com/routes/route1545223-Frontrunner_TTRS_Urban_Trail_2km_course

2km course description

Starting at East End head up the Te Henui. Just after you go under the new bridge on Northgate you will take a right hand turn up into the Te Henui Cemetry. At the top of the hill make a right hand turn which gets you on to a sweet little single file trail. This brings you out on to the grass, down a steep grassy section and back onto the Te Henui. From here a left hand turn takes you all the way back to the finish. Sprint finish from you too please! 

 

 

FOR SAFETY REASONS - NO PRAMS, PETS OR BIKES ARE ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

Equipment

It is recommended that each participant has the following equipment to ensure their safety:

  • Suitable footwear: Specific trail running shoes is the best option for grip and support, but traditional running shoes are also suitable, as long as they have sufficient tread remaining on the sole. Visit The Frontrunner to see their comprehensive range of trail running shoes, and get expert advice from their team.
  • Waterproof or wind resistant jacket: A jacket that will protect you from the changeable weather conditions is useful (but not compulsory), and can be tied around the waist if it is not needed.
  • It is highly recommended that participants have some warm dry clothes to change into after the event. 

Food and drink

All participants are required to be self-sufficient – there are no drink aid stations on the course.

We will be supplying electrolyte replacement drink at the finish area.

A BBQ supporting NPGHS running squad and Fresh Coffee will be available at the finish line, please bring cash to purchase food and drink. 

Location

East End Reserve - Nobs Line

Event Parking

East End Reserve, Hamblyn St, McClean St. There will be lots of cars so please car pool where possible. 

Spot Prizes

We have over $3000 worth of spot prizes to give away! Spot prizes will be awarded on the day. At the completion of your run, please check in the event tent to see if your registered number has been drawn for a spot prize.

Massage!

Bryn Gibson from Bryn Gibson Massage and Natural Health will be there to offer massage - $10 for 10 min. Get in quick! 

 

All early bird entries received in store at The Frontrunner will go in the draw to win a free pair of Trail shoes.  Don't miss out on the early bird entry! 

Toilet facilities

There are public toilets available at East End Reserve. 

NOTE: We are a low cost no frills event, we do not record runners times. You are encouraged to time yourself. We will be providing a race clock for you to use. 

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