The Great Naseby Water Race Ulltramarathon New Zealand
Ultramarathon New Zealand 30 50 60 80 100 km
 

THE GREAT NASEBY WATER RACE IS , IF CO-VID PLAYS NICELY, AND THE POWERS THAT BE GIVE US LEVEL 1, WILL BE IN NASEBY ON OCTOBER 21/22/23, THIS YEAR. THE RACE ORDER IS UNCHANGED, JUST THE DATE IS DIFFERENT.

IF THIS DOESNT HAPPEN THEN WE WILL BE LOOKING AT JANUARY OR FEBRUARY. HOPE THIS HELPS WITH YOUR PLANNING

With comitments to Family, Work, and the Bank Manager being what they are, we understand if some of you have to withdraw from this year.

We are not carrying entries over to next year, refunds are available, less $20.00, to go to our this years charity, Otago Hospice. Send us your bank account details and we will get you processed.

IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US : 2Luddites@gmail.com, or via FACEBOOK Messenger. Emails thru the website don't always work.

UPDATES WILL BE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

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NUTRIONAL UPDATE. PURE Sports Nutrition will be supplying your needs on your Race days with gels and drink at the Aid Station. Try some before race day to see if it works for you. Pure by name, pure by nature. Natural products that taste funnily enough quite natural. There are links to their website with training hints,suggestions so do check them out. We are glad to have them with us, they come highly recommended.

NEW DISTANCE FOR NASEBY, NEW DECADE, 200 MILE (320 kms). You will have to have proven experience, and be able to show us to get into this one.

ANYONE ENTERING THE 200 MILE, OR THE 200 KMS RACES MUST HAVE PROOF OF PREVIOUS ULTRA FINISHING ABILITY, EITHER 100 KM , OR A MILER. WE DON'T WANT A NEWBY GOING OUT AND PHYSICALLY OR WORSE STILL, MENTALLY DOING IRREPAIRABLE DAMAGE TO THEMSELVES. WE HAVE ENOUGH ULTRA RUNNERS WITH THOSE CHARACTERISTICS ALREADY.

We also have a minimum Age Limit at Naseby. You must be over 18 on Race Day. Unless you have exceptional circumstances and Parental Approval.

200 Mile will be starting at 8 am Thursday Morning, but you must have a Support Crew and be self supported for the first 24 hrs. Proof of ability required. Registration at race start, race briefing at 0740.

200 km will be starting 8 am Friday morning. Registration at Start-line, race briefing at 7:40.

Milers start 10 am Friday ( registration from 0800 at Wet Gully Road start-line, race briefing at 0940 )

100 km & 80 km will start at 0500 Saturday so you will all need headlamps for 2 hours, it is dark till about 0700 am, but running in a chilly Naseby dawn is quite special. The earlier start will help the 100 kms reach the 6 pm cutoff.

50 km & 60 km teams will start at 10 am Saturday.

TEAMS (2 persons) 1st Runner runs 3 continuous laps, then Runner 2 does 3 laps. That sounds Simple ???

Race Registration for 100 k, 80 k, 50 k, & the Teams will be in the Naseby Town Hall on Friday night from 6 pm till 8:30pm, or at the race start prior to your start. All race briefings are 20 minutes prior to start-time.

The Cutoff applies to all distances. If you haven't started your last lap by 6pm on Saturday night you won't be allowed to continue.

Start / Finish Line is the same as last year in Wet Gully Rd just near the Figure 8 intersection. Course is unchanged. Conditions will be different to last year, they always are !!!!

The Course is between 10.0 kms & 10.1 kms depending on your line you take into the corners, and has 150 > 160 metres of climb per lap, according to Strava. It will seem bigger than that as the day lengthens and you deteriorate, but it is the same for all. Train Well.

The only Aid Station is at the figure 8 Junction so every 5 kms you can refuel. Support crews can set up beside the course as before but will have to carry things in. No vehicles ( except those with Offical Blessing ) are allowed past the Hoffman's Dam Road Corner after 0700 am Friday.

Prize-giving will be held in the Naseby Town Hall cnr of Leven & Council St's on Sunday Morning from 8:30 am. Look forward to seeing you all.

Naseby, where the race is based, is a wonderful town, rich in gold mining history, set in the scenic Maniototo plains. It hosts New Zealand's only Ice Luge (open to the public) and the only dedicated indoor Curling venue in the country. If you try your hand at Curling and don't show any talent you can always console yourself with a dram at one of the local hotels afterwards!

Less than an hour from Alexandra, or an hour and a half from both Queenstown and Dunedin International Airports, Naseby is a great jumping off point for a trip to the adventure playground that is Central Otago. With the Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Waiorau Ski-fields all close at hand this is the perfect opportunity to combine an Ultra-marathon with some breathtaking sightseeing and outdoor adventure.

You can find information about the race format, its location, the surrounding area, past events and race records here. You can also enter on-line or contact us with any questions and view a gallery of images from previous years ultramarathon events. For links to tips on Ultramarathon preparation or participation you can look here.

If we've missed something out, or you need help organising your trip, please let us know.

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