World Mountain Running Trophy Wellington 2005
Course Maps
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Course Maps and Information

World Trophy - 25 September 2005

The course is based on Mt Victoria in the centre of the New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Importantly, the start and finish area is on Oriental Parade on Wellington's waterfront and is less than one kilometer from the athlete's official accommodation.

A challenging yet very photogenic course.

Mt Victoria has been extensively tested as both a running venue and as an international event venue (Mountain Bike World Cup 1997).

Location in relation to the city
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Location Map
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The Race Course
The basis for each race is a 4.3km lap with 310m of altitude gain. The athletes will first run 400m on the flat before they start the steep uphill. The course climbs quickly up between local houses and into the pine forest. It then follows formed tracks and grass verges on Mt Victoria.

Each lap contains one major climb and one minor climb with the final section descending back to the waterfront. A full road closure along the waterfront will enable a fantastic area to be erected for spectators.

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Course Map
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Orienteering Map: Click on the map to enlarge it...
Orienteering Map
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Details of Start/Finish area
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Start/Finish Map
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Drink Stations
There will be drink stations just after the summit in the car park area (approx. 2km, 4km and 6km), at end of each lap (4.6km, 8.8km and 11km) and at finish.

Water only will be available.

Course Profiles
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Start/Finish Map
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Course Photos
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2005 World Mountain Running Trophy course photo
View of Wellington’s Oriental Bay – start-line is on road next to trees at left of picture.
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View of Wellington’s Oriental Bay – first 400m flat section follows road on left of picture.
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View from start-line looking north-east.
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View from first corner –approx 300m to start of uphill.
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View up Hay St – first steep uphill section – no vehicles for WMRT event.
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View to first off-road section at top of Telford Terrace.
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Steep up-hill off-road section after top of Telford Terrace. – course turns right at top of climb.
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Small downhill section – steps included.
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Course starts to rise again – approx 200m to Palliser Road crossing.
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Course to Palliser Road crossing – tarsealed surface to be removed for WMRT event.
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Top section of course to Palliser Road crossing.
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Palliser Road crossing – course continues to right of ‘Southern Walkway’ notice and behind vehicle garage.
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Steps section 50m after Palliser Road crossing.
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Course levels out – this section to be made wider to 1.5m.
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Course continues flat over tree roots –safety fence to be erected on right.
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Course turns left to steep uphill section.
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Steep uphill section over tree roots.
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Course turns left and continues around side of hill and continues to climb – sections to be made wider.
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Course becomes steeper after approx 70m.
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Course continues to climb – sections to be made wider – small flat section at top.
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Steps leading to final flat section before Lookout Road crossing.
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Flat section with small climb to road.
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Slight downhill on grass to Lookout Road crossing at first white post on right.
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Steps to be installed up bank – post to be removed – course turns right after tree.
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Course climbs to ‘trig Point’ – (black and white pyramid at top of hill).
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Descent from ‘Trig Point’ – wide steps to be installed – course continues on left of road to vehicles in the distance.
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Course follows grass on edge of road to pass left of ’Byrd Memorial’ (triangular structure).
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Steep downhill immediately after passing ‘Byrd Memorial’ – course crosses road and continues on grass.
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Small downhill section – course follows track to turn at post, 300 degrees right and downhill under ‘Gum’ tree.
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Course continues downhill under ‘Gum’ tree into pine forest.
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Course downhill through pine forest.
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Runners come from track on right and turn sharp right to start steep uphill section.
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Course nearing top of climb through pine forest.
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Runners come from left of picture, turn left at post and follow grass to trees in the distance.
2005 World Mountain Running Trophy course photo
Course continues to climb and follow grass at edge of road.
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Top of climb levels out for approx 50m before sharp left turn down track on left of picture.
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Steep downhill track from top to be made wider.
2005 World Mountain Running Trophy course photo
Course turns sharp right at post – ‘hairpin corner’
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Post at ‘hairpin corner’ – short steep downhill – 1km to go from clearing in the distance.
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Course follows ‘big sweeper’ from right to left to turn right at post at centre left of picture.
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‘Big sweeper’ at right – course turns at post down track at left of picture.
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Downhill section to start of asphalt path to road crossing.
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Road crossing to Bayview Terrace to right of vehicles.
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Course goes off-road from Bayview terrace – steps to be removed.
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Final section of off-road track before short flat approach to Oriental Terrace downhill section to finish-line.
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Beginning of Oriental Terrace descent to final straight.
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Final downhill – 250m to finish-line on the flat.
 

Meridian Energy Turbine Race - 18 September 2005

This event will be conducted on an uphill course from the Botanical Gardens to the Meridian Energy Wind Turbine. There is a detailed course description on the event page.

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Turbine Race Map
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