Given the number of competitors on course relative to the number of support crew, it is likely that in an accident or emergency you as a fellow competitor may reach that person before the support crews do. If so, you should proceed as follows:
If you are the first on the scene please stop and assist the injured/distressed competitor & gather as much information as possible.
2. NEXT ON SCENE:
Talk to first on scene then proceed to the nearest radio (Aid Station / Medic / 4WD / Tail End Charlie / some Marshalls) to report the situation (even if that means returning the way you came) so we can get expert help on the scene ASAP.
Stop to see if any assistance can be offered and proceed if not.
If you assist please take a note of the time you spend assisting the injured person and we may be able to credit your final race time, after verifying it, of course!
Skoda Mountain Bike Team Event specific race rules:
UDC Finance XTERRA Triathlon Event specific race rules:
For those wishing to qualify for the Cross World Championships, the following rules apply for the mountain bike leg:
The maximum tyre diameter for the MTB is 29 inches. The minimum cross section is 1.5 inch.
Front and rear wheels may have different diameter.
Studded and/or slick tyres are allowed.
Athletes are allowed to push or carry the bike over the course.
Drafting is allowed; for safety reasons it may be forbidden to pass other athletes before entering the transition area. Lapped athletes will not be removed from the race.
Clip-ons are not allowed.
Traditional road handlebars are forbidden.
Traditional MTB bar ends are authorised. Ends must be plugged.
For a full list of TriNZ rules please visit here.