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End of Year Pony Express This Sunday

GiddyUp!! It’s the last event for 2015 and what better way to see off the year than with a fun team race.  Here is all the info, some you would have heard already and some is new. Saddle up and read on…..

REGISTRATION:  Rego is now open:  Click here to enter Reminder that no on the day entries are accepted so make sure you are entered by 10am Saturday.  Any issues then email so we can sort something out.

Racing is open to teams of four only.  If you don’t have a team, no worries, we offer a dating service. Enter as a solo rider and we’ll team you up on the day.  Each team of 4 must contain at least one junior or one female. Teams race in a consistent order (i,e. rider 1, rider 2, rider 3, rider 4, rider 1, so forth) for two hours. Most laps completed “wins”. No prizes for “winners” although we may have some “random” prizes to give away.  Each team will be given a baton and must pass the baton before the next rider is allowed out on course.

Sign on from 8:15am and racing will start at 9:00am.  Each team member will be given a transponder.

LOCATION AND PARKING: The Pony Express this year will be held at the O’Halloran Hill Recreation Reserve.  Gate access is through gate 4 off Majors Rd, west of the MFS fire station.  Parking will be inside the park on the verge of the gravel road, near the start/ finish area, signs will be out on the day. The park ranger has requested “that vehicles will need to park with caution on the road verges and not park on high grass, particularly low ground clearance vehicles, and petrol vehicles….”

LAP AND MAP: The lap will be short and sweet, approximately 2.5km in length.  For the fast ponies out there, laps may be as quick as 10 minutes.
O'Halloran Hill RP XC Pony Express 2015

If you’ve never been to O’Halloran Hill, it has no amenities.  We will have soft drinks available for purchase but make sure you bring enough water, food, and sun screen to last your team for two hours.  It is a very open area with no shelter so feel free to set up your own awning or sun shelter.

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