NEWCASTLE’S SURF N TURF OBSTACLE RACE

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Sunday  May 1 will see the return of obstacle racing to Newcastle with the fourth annual Diamond Surf n Turf obstacle course race along the iconic Newcastle Beach and up through the hills of King Edward Park.

As with previous years, the Diamond Surf n Turf will have two options – an elite double lap 10km running first, then the single lap 5km.

Racers will be let off in waves of 50 every 10 minutes, and is one of the few obstacle course races in Australia to be timed so racers can compare results to mates and colleagues.

All funds raised from the Diamond Surf n Turf go towards Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club to help with their essential lifesaving activities.

NEWCASTLE’S SURF N TURF COURSE

TURF

Tyre Field- 3000mm x 20000 mm field of tyres laid out to run through, tyres checked for wire protruding etc.
Cargo Net Climb – 4200mm high x 4800mm wide ‘A’ frame at 60 degree climbing angle, heavy duty cargo net 16mm rope, anchored on grass.
Balance Beam, Z pattern- 100mm wide, 8000mm long, 400mm high, situated on grass.
Commando Crawl – under laid out temporary fencing 500mm high, 10000mm long, 6000mm wide on grass.
Scaffold Climb – 4800mm wide aluminium scaffold, tiered from 1000mm high to 2000mm high and back down to 1000mm high, anchored on grass.
Hurdles (3 sets) –   700mm high, water filled road barriers on grass.
Sandbag Carry – 10kg up and back grass slope.
Commando Crawl – under laid out temporary fencing 500mm high, 10000mm long, 6000mm wide on grass.
Retaining walls (4) – from 800mm high up to 1200mm high, concrete and block construction, grass above and below.
Cargo Net Climb – 4200mm high x 4800mm wide ‘A’ frame at 60 degree climbing angle, heavy duty cargo net 16mm rope, anchored on grass.
Log Carry – 500mm x 150mm hardwood log, 7 to 10kg, up and back grass slope.
Skate Park Obstacles
SURF 

Commando Crawl – under laid out temporary fencing 500mm high, 10000mm long, 6000mm wide on sand.
Hurdles (2) – treated pine 4800mm wide x 800mm high on sand.
Truck tyres (3 sets), timber framed and standing vertical on sand to dive through.
Giant Timber Cable Spools (5 sets) – 1000mm to 1400mm internal spool height, lined with canvas to prevent splinters, on sand.
Rope Climb – 4200mm high x 4800mm wide ‘A’ frame at 60 degree angle, heavy duty cargo net 16mm rope on down side, situated on sand.
Pipe Crawl – 800mm diameter pipe x 4000mm long.
High Wall – 1800mm high, constructed of timber.
Monkey Bars – 3 lanes, 7000mm long, 3000mm above sand, constructed of treated pine, lvl’s and steel bar rungs.
(or Crawl of Shame Commando Crawl – under laid out temporary fencing 500mm high, 7000mm long, 6000mm wide on sand.)
Wet Pipe Crawl – 800mm diameter pipe x 4000mm long in the canoe pool.
Climbing Wall – 4200mm high x 4800mm wide ‘A’ frame at 60 degree angle, timber slats on down side, situated on sand.

FINISH! (or go around again for the 10km challenge)

WHAT

A 5km or 10km obstacle course race through the hills of King Edward Park and along the soft sands of Newcastle Beach. More than twenty obstacles including cargo nets, rope climbs, commando crawls, walls, balance beams, “monkey bars” and a log carry.

WHEN

1st May 2016. First wave starting at 9.00 am and every 10mins till midday – waves of up to 50 entrants.

WHERE

Starting and finishing at Newcastle Surf Lifesaving Club, Newcastle Beach.

MORE INFO

http://www.newcastlesurfnturf.com.au/

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