Rules and Safety

LORNE MINI
RULES, EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY

 

Equipment list

The compulsory items listed below form part of the rules, so if it is listed as compulsory you must wear / carry it with you during the race.

Compulsory Items for all legs

  • Timing band
  • Race bib

Compulsory Run Equipment

  • First aid kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves (available to purchase during registration for $15).

Recommended Run Equipment

  • Water / hydration drink and food.

Compulsory Mountain Bike Equipment

  • Bike Number plate attached to the handle bars of your bike so it is clearly visible from the front.
  • First aid kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves (available to purchase during registration for $15).
  • Certified Bike Helmet to Aust/NZ/US standard.

Recommended Mountain Bike Equipment

  • Tools, pump, tube etc to effect own repairs.

Compulsory Swimming Equipment

  • Swim cap (must be the one provided at registration).

Recommended Swimming Equipment

  • Swim goggles
  • Wetsuit - expected water temp 19 degrees.

Compulsory Paddling Equipment

  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device) to be worn.
  • Paddle.
  • Splash cover / spray deck for people using a sit-in kayak.
  • Helmet - bike helmet is acceptable

Recommended Paddling Equipment

  • Warm clothing if it is cold / wet.


Race rules

The rules of the event are as follows:

  • (all participants) must read and sign the Participant Indemnity.
  • (juniors only - i.e. under 18 on race day) must:
    • have their parent or guardian advise the organisers, Rapid Ascent, of their intention to enter
    •  parent or guardian must read and sign an authorisation and indemnity
  • (paddlers only) must be competent in:
    • paddling craft in ocean conditions including entry and exit through surf
    • recognising areas of danger in the ocean such as reefs and rips
    • ability to self rescue in the event of capsize
  • (swimmers & paddlers) must be able to swim 500m unassisted in open water.
  • Participants must wear race number plates as outlined under equipment.
  • Competitors must use the same bike frame and wheels for the entire bike leg. You may receive assistance from other competitors to repair your bike. Penalty for using someone else’s bike frame or wheels and for lending your own bike frame or wheels to another competitor is 60 minutes for the borrower and 60 minutes for the lender.
  • Competitors must use the same boat for the entire paddle leg and may only receive assistance from other competitors to repair their own boat. Penalty for using someone else’s boat, for changing boats or for lending your boat to another competitor is 60 minutes for the borrower and 60 minutes for the lender.
  • Competitors who are participating in the paddling leg MUST paddle a single individual craft.
  • Any competitor who withdraws from the race MUST notify an official. This is an essential requirement to avoid unnecessary searches being conducted and emergency services being engaged.
  • It is compulsory to carry a basic first aid kit on the run and MTB legs. First Aids kits must contain at least 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non stick wound dressing pads & a pair of surgical gloves. (Available to purchase at registration for $15)
  • All competitors must carry the listed compulsory equipment for each leg – failure to carry any listed item will result in a 30 minute penalty per item found to be missing.
  • No riding in the TA and helmets must be fastened before leaving the TA for the mountain bike and paddle legs.
  • Failure to abide by rules may result in time penalty or disqualification.
  • All competitors are permitted to lodge protests against results or decisions enforced during the event. A judging panel of three Rapid Ascent Directors will adjudicate on all protests and other contentious matters, and their decision will be final.
  • Rapid Ascent has sole discretion to alter or amend the race format or the rules in order to increase the safety of participants or for any other reason deemed appropriate.

CUT OFF TIMES

The cut off times listed below are provisional and may change (slightly) nearer the time
Cut-off times at each transition point will be strictly enforced.

  • End Swim11:45pm (i.e. 45min for 600m)
  • End Paddle 1:00pm (i.e. 1 hour 15min for 7km)
  • End Run 2:00pm (i.e. 1 hour for 7km)
  • End MTB 3:15pm (i.e. 1 hour 15min for 12.7km)

Cut Off procedures

  • For teams who do not make the published cut off times, the next team member will be allowed to continue at the published cut off time. This team member will not have the race bib (as it will be with your team mate) and this will signify to officials that this team is still competing but is unranked.
  • All team members are still required to gather at the end of the swim leg for the team run. e.g. if an athlete finishes their leg 10 minutes AFTER the cut-off, their next team member will have already been sent off at the cut-off. The person who missed the cut-off will still be required to get him/herself to the final transition area for the team run.
  • Individuals who miss a cut off may elect to miss the next leg and continue the race unranked. If they decide to do this the competitor will have to turn their bib inside out to signify their unranked status.
  • If you cannot complete a leg or are forced to stop or withdraw from a leg the following procedures will be followed:
  • You will not be permitted to return to that discipline but you can recommence the event with the next leg.
  • If you have been rescued on the water, you will be taken to the nearest beach or transition area. If you withdraw from the leg by landing on the beach please ensure you advise a race official of your location and condition as soon as possible. This will save us looking for you unnecessarily.
  • When you get to the next transition area, advise an official that you did not complete the leg and hand over to your team mate who can continue the rest of the course.
  • Your team will not be ranked but you can still continue the event.