CORC Cross Country (XC) Series

CORC XC Events 2020

Cross-Country races are fun and open to riders of a wide range of abilities. These are also listed as a tier 3 event under MTBA’s national cup, for eligible categories.

For XC racing some courses will be harder than others, and to make this clearer to everybody we have introduced a grading system. Easy, for the flatter, less technical trails (think Sparrow hill), medium for courses that have more climbing and technical features (think some of heartbreaker and little seymour) and hard for courses that are, how do we say this, just hard…(think cardiac and hammerhead).

Details about the races and entry link will be available online on EntryBoss prior to the events. You can also follow CORC on Facebook to get race and news updates.

CORC Junior riders

CORC Junior riders at the start of XC round 3 in Stromlo West. Photo by David Blucher

XC Club Series Categories

In order for CORC to align its club series with the new MTBA Cup most categories have changed. Please see below for the new categories.

Category XC Club series points Nat Cup Points  #Laps
Elite M(19+) Y X 5
Under 19 M Y U19M 4
Expert M (19-29) Y MX 4
Masters 1/2 M(30-39) Y M1, M2 4
Under 17 M Y U17M 3
Elite W (19+) Y X 4
Under 19 W Y U19W 3
Masters 3/4 M(40-49) Y M3, M4 3
Masters 5+(50+) Y M5+ 3
Under 15 M Y U15M 2
Expert W (19-29) Y WX 3
Masters 1/2 W(30-39) Y W1, W2 3
Sport Men Y X 3
Singlespeed Y X 3
Masters 3/4 W(40-49) Y W3, W4 2
Masters 5/6 W(50-59) Y W5+ 2
Under 17 W Y U17W 2
Under 15 W Y U15W 2
Sport Women Y X 2
Novice Y X 2
U13 Y U13 1

Advice on category selection:
Many categories are similar to the categories that have previously been used at CORC club races. However, graded categories (A, B, C & D ) are no longer offered. If you previously rode:
Sport A – You have the option of entering Elite or in your age category. Note that as our club races are tier 3 in the MTBA national cup there are no points on offer in elite.
Sport B – Your should enter your age category
Sport C – You have the choice of entering your age category, or Sport for less competitive racing
Sport D – You have the choice of entering your age category, or Sport for less competitive racing

CORC Cross-Country

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

  • 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 with bunting and arrows. Please take great care with arrows as some of the race tracks have trail arrows and not CORC arrows. Do not take short cuts or stray from the single track or fire trail.  If you see a rider cutting the course, please let the Race Director know and the rider will be disqualified from the race.
  • If for any reason you withdraw from a race, please tell the Race Director
  • Don’t leave rubbish out on the track. Pick up your rubbish such as gel wrappers and drink bottles
  • If you see an injured rider please stop to help them, we can adjust your lap times to make up for any lost time.

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

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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