ALL COURSE DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO AN APPROVED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN
Please note for 2018 the transition area will move to the lower car park due to increased participants. Parking will be at Charlotte Jane Quay which is a 2.5km ride or a ~1.5km walk along the track (the same as has been done with the Ocean Swim the past years).
The 2018 edition of the Corsair Classic doubles as the national championships. However the event still caters for athletes of all levels - newcomers are welcome. We will celebrate the winners but this event is for EVERYONE.
The swim will be one triangular lap
The bike is a very hilly ride around the harbour.
Olympic = 39-40km straight out and back to just past Orton Bradley Park and back. We will try to make the course as close to 40km as possible but this is dependant on a safe turn point.
Laps of 5km. There is a mix of off road and road running with a good hill climb up Cressy Tce each lap.
From the transition run along the trail from the bottom car park. This joins onto Park Tce/ Brittan Tce towards Lyttleton. At the intersection with Voelas Rd turn right down a steep hill (short course athletes turn left at this point). At the bottom of the hill turn left onto Godley Quay which leads onto Simeon Quay then Norwich Quay in Lyttleton. The turn point will be near the bus stop.
Turn and return on Norwich Quay / Simeon Quay left into Brittan Tce, cross the road, up Cressy Tce (this is an honest climb then sharpe descent), at the bottom of the descent you will cross the road onto the footpath, turn left into Corsair Bay, return to the lower car park and head out for your 2nd loop or turn right into the finish.
Olympic = 2 laps = 10km
Olympic = first run is 5km (1 lap) then follow the same course as the Tri. The start will be on the beach behind the swim start.