CORC Cross Country (XC) & 3 Hour Series

CORC XC

CORC hosts the popular Cross Country (XC) and 3 hour Series.  The XC series are lap based races with A Grade riders punching out 5 laps down to the Juniors riding 1 lap.  Tracks vary in length from 7km’s to 10km’s.  These races are for solo riders only and all rider levels are welcome.

CORC XC & 3 Hr Series 2017 Calendar is now updated. Click here to download the calendar.

Other events/dates to consider:
AMB 100 Marathon 23/4/17
Dirt de Femme – SFP 7/5/17
GE Round 2 National Series – SFP 20/5/17
Tathra Enduro 10-11 June 2017
Shimano MTB GP 26/8/17
ACT Schools MTB Championships 24-25 August 2017
24Hr Solo Championships 7/10/17
Kowalski Classic 15 October 2017
CORC six66 20 -22 October 2017
Fitz’s Challenge 29 October 2017
Triple-Tri 19/11/2017

The CORC  3 hour series is for solo riders and teams of two where competitors ride as many laps in the allocated 3 hour time frame.  There are plenty of categories to choose from including Mixed Pairs, Solo Singlespeed and Junior Pairs. Tracks vary in length from 7km to 11km and are suited to riders off all levels. With random prizes given out before, during and after the race everyone is a winner.

Junior Categories

XC Series 2016

Instead of the category being just age based, we’ve introduced a grading system similar to the
adults, giving the juniors the option to race within their ability. So if you’re a fast 15 to 18 year old, you can now race in Junior A, with males completing 3 laps and females 2 laps.  Junior B is open to experienced under 13’s to under 17’s who might be new to the sport or just building their skills, with males completing 2 laps and females 1 lap.  Junior C is open to under 11’s through to under 15’s, with both male and females racing together and they’ll complete 1 lap.  Younger riders are welcome to compete. Please contact xc_Racing@corc.asn.au for further information.

Race formats

Courses are a set loop ranging in distances from 7km to 11kms.  Different categories compete over various numbers of laps of this course in the XC Series, and the aim of the 3Hr Series is to complete as many laps as possible in the 3 hours. There are 20 categories for riders to enter , based on sex, age or ability.   There is a sign listing all the categories on display at race rego. The course is open to ride after 8am Sunday although a GPS map of the track is usually posted in advance on the CORC Website and Facebook Page, so if you want to you can do a lap before deciding which category you want to ride in.

XC Racing starts with Sport A Men (5 laps) as close to 9:00am as possible; remaining categories then start in quick succession, working down from the 4 lap riders to the 1 lap group. The plan is to have all riders out on the course by around 09:45am. Usually all riders have finished by around 11:30am. The post race “story session” and socialising are a feature of CORC club races.  The 3Hr Series is a mass start.

Dates, times & venues

XC Series 2016

All races dates and venues are listed in the Events section.
Races are on Sundays, except for a few held on Saturday evenings during winter
Course opens for practice 8:00am
Registration opens at 8:00am
Racing starting at 9:00am and is finished by around 11:30am (for XC) and by 1pm for the 3Hr

Entry fees

Please note that race fees are listed in $ per race

XC Series 2016

The following are indicative – see information posted for each race for details.

Senior CORC / MTBA members: $20 per race for XC Series;  $30 per race for 3Hr Series
Non CORC members: $30 per race for XC Series; $40 per race for 3Hr Series
Junior (under 17) CORC / MTBA : $10 per race
Not a member of MTBA?  Day licence is available. $25 for senior per race & $15 for junior per race for a day licence.
Under 7 / 9 / 11 Kids Race: Kids races are impromptu affairs that can’t be run without the assistance of parents to set the course, take registrations, and run the event.  If you want to stage one, please contact the XC coordinator on XC_Racing@corc.asn.au

Riders can choose which category they wish to compete in; ability or age.
Ability

Riders should self-assess when picking a category. If you are new to racing and not sure about where to start, ask the rego crew for help. Categories for men range from Sport D (2 laps) up to Sport A (5 laps); for women Sport C (2 laps), up to Sport A (4 laps). Single Speeders race 3 laps.
Age

Categories available are: Vet 30-39; Masters 40-49; Super Masters 50-59. To compete in an AGE category, you must be the correct age right throughout the series.
Juniors

In a mixture of age and ability, we’re offering a junior category of A through to C. This allows the faster juniors from 15 – 17 year olds to ride in the Junior A category completing 3 laps for male and 2 laps for female.  Junior B is open to under 13’s through to under 17’s new to the sport with some fitness and ability and will complete 2 laps for male and 1 lap for female – if they become a regular this will be reviewed upon completion of their first race. Junior C is open to under 11’s through to under 15’s and will complete 1 lap. These categories will also keep in mind the anticipated MTBA policy on junior participation, which provides a recommendation of 30 – 45 minutes for the 11 to 12 age group; 45 – 60 minutes for the 13 – 14 age group; 60 – 75 minutes for the 15 – 19 age group.

Start order and number of laps

5 laps 4 laps 3 laps 2 lap 1 lap
Sport A men Sport B Men
Vet Men
Sport A Women
Masters Men
Juniors A Men
Singlespeed Men & Women
Sports C Men
Sport B Women
Junior B Men
Super Masters Men
Juniors A Women
Sport D Men
Grand Masters Men
Sport C Women
Juniors B Women
Juniors C Unisex

Point-score

The XC series runs 10 races per calendar year.  The rider with the most points at the end of the series will be the Champion. Points for each race will be awarded as follows in all categories in which there are regular competitors. You can only get points in one category, so ensure you remain in your category for the entire series.

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 80 6 38 11 20 16 15 21 10
2 65 7 33 12 19 17 14 22 9
3 55 8 29 13 18 18 13 23 8
4 48 9 25 14 17 19 12 24 7
5 43 10 22 15 16 20 11 25 6

Race Results

All races are timed using the clubs electronic timing system and the results can be found by using this link – http://my.raceresult.com/?group=1327

Race Rules

3Hr Series

Have FUN!
Ride as many laps as you can in 3Hr time slot – the last lap can be started at the 2hr 59min 59sec mark.

There is no minimum time to race, after 1 lap you are in the results

Be courteous at ALL times – there are other riders on track doing their best, it is only a club race so please be patient when behind slower riders.  For example call out “track when convenient”or “rider” when approaching.  Wait until they respond with “on my left” or “on my right” before overtaking, once you have overtaken say “Thank you!”

Reports of bad etiquette, abuse, pushing riders out of the way will be dealt with by the parties involved and the Race Commissaire – we will not tolerate bad behavior at club races, guilty offenders will be disqualified from the race and serve a 2 race ban.

Team riders must complete a 60 / 40 split of laps (where possible) to make the team event fair.  i.e. 7 laps for Team A means Rider 1 completes 4 laps, Rider 2 completes 3 laps.  Where Team B rides 3 laps, Rider 1 completes 2 laps, Rider 2 completes 1 lap, you get the idea right?!  If a Team member has a mechanical or a fall and therefore cannot continue racing then the other rider can continue riding until completion of the race – both riders must advise timing of the situation after the race, failure to do so can result in laps being deducted.

Please follow the course, we do our best to mark the course but this is NOT a UCI event so bunting will not be placed along the full length of the course.  DO NOT take short cuts or stray from the single track or fire trail.  If you see a rider cutting the course please let timing know and they will be disqualified from the race.

 XC Series

Have FUN!

Self seed and be honest.

Be courteous at ALL times – there are other riders on track doing their best, it is only a club race so please be patient when behind slower riders.  For example call out “track when convenient”or “rider” when approaching.  Wait until they respond with “on my left” or “on my right” before overtaking, once you have overtaken say “Thank you!”

Reports of bad etiquette, abuse, pushing riders out of the way will be dealt with by the parties involved and the Race Commissaire – we will not tolerate bad behavior at club races, guilty offenders will be disqualified from the race and serve a 2 race ban.

Please follow the course, we do our best to mark the course but this is NOT a UCI event so bunting will not be placed along the full length of the course.  DO NOT take short cuts or stray from the single track or fire trail.  If you see a rider cutting the course please let timing know and they will be disqualified from the race.

Important info for all XC racers

If for any reason you withdraw from a race, please tell the timing crew.

Please be courteous out on track to all other riders.

Try not to drop your gel wrappers/rubbish/drink bottles, we know it can’t be helped sometimes!

If you see an injured rider please stop to help them, we can adjust your lap times to make up for any lost time.

Have heaps of fun!

Volunteering at races

CORC is run by volunteers and many hands make light work.  If you can help with any of the below please contact the XC Coordinator via e-mail XC_Racing@corc.asn.au .  

All volunteers race for free.

Some of the duties you can assist with are:

  • Course setting/pack down
  • Rego/Timing area setup and pack down
  • Competitor registration
  • Starting races and timekeeping
  • Course Marshal

Thank you to all volunteers who have helped with the running of events over the last few seasons, your support is greatly appreciated.

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