Scott Camping

Hi All,

If you’re wondering where you can camp at the Scott, please refer to the attached image!We will have limited camping on the Thursday night, by prior arrangement with the event organisers. Camping is free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

The lower part of the crit track is reserved for solos only, with pairs accommodated on the lowest area if space allows. The high area above transition is open to schools and teams on a first served basis.

An area of the car park will be cordoned off for vans, with extra spaces reserved for those paying for a powered van site. The area around the DH finish is for team camping.

The spots above the 4X track may still be quite soggy!

Please be very careful in taking cars off the roads. scott_2016-campingWe’ll most likely be able to pull you out if you’re bogged, but it’ll cost you!

The Weather…

Hi All,

We have understandably had a few nervous questions about the weather and we certainly understand that you are feeling the strain…

Looking at the long range forecasts we are confident that the Scott will be good to go. One advantage of Stromlo is that it can tolerate the rain pretty well and if it all goes pear shaped we can look to delay, cancel or reschedule. Those on the crit track have an added bonus under their feet!

We will make a firm announcement on Monday of next week, once we have seen the predictions. Until then, entries are open and we look forward to seeing you there!

Rider List and Results

As always, we’ll be using CORC’s RaceResult timing to provide you with live results which also provides the rider list.

Entries are open and if you want your name on your plate, get in this week.

raceplateJess and Jason will once again be racing with the number 1 plate as Jason goes for his 9th National title and Jess aims for her 4th.

Get Your Ears On!

We’re happy to say that one of the iconic parts of the Scott will be back for 2016!

DJ Woozle and DJ Hamer-time will be on the air, pumping out the tunes and the race updates on Scott Radio, 99.5 FM! 26 hours of tunes with no repeats? Challenge accepted!  DJ Woozle assures us he is on the case!

So don’t forget to pack your radio to keep track of all the goings-on throughout the event!

Entries are open, and we look forward to seeing you all at Stromlo Forest Park on 8/9 October!

The Right Tools For The Job!

As you know, one of the Scott’s oldest friends is the crew from GU Energy. The GU satchels are a ubiquitous staple of MTB racing. Providing energy in a convenient little packet when and where you need it.

GU have been developing new products such as their chews to give you some options and variety than just the satchels. Latest out of the GU Enerhy Labs is the Stroopwafle, a tasty alternate to their other products that GU tell us have been;

“Created for daily use before and during training and competition, the new GU Energy Stroopwafel delivers all the nutrients needed to power your performance: quality carbohydrates (immediate and long-lasting energy from complex and simple carbohydrates), essential amino acids (prevent mental fatigue and repair muscle damage during long-duration activities), and electrolytes (replenish what’s lost when you sweat). The Stroopwafel is made with a layer of delicious syrup between two thin wafers, and it’s individually packaged to make it portable and easy to take on a ride or run.”

GU have their gels, chews and the Stroopwafle available in their online store right now, or you can get your hands on them at the Scott.

While the solo category is hotting up to be a fantastic tussle, the team’s medals are wide open for competition. So get your mates together and come join GU, Scott and a bevvy of other sponsors like Mitas Tyres, Aussie Butt Cream, and Nitelights to celebrate Scott’s 18th at Stromlo Forest Park on 8-9 October!

Entries are open, so get your mates together and get started!

Stromlo and The Rain

As many of you would know, the ACT, like much of eastern Australia, has had a pretty wet winter and spring is looking much the same (but a bunch warmer!). We have had a few questions about how we’ll handle the race if we have significant wet weather in the lead up.

Firstly, Stromlo handles the wet weather really well. The trails will mostly drain and dry out pretty quickly. Those sections that have developed soaks or bogs, which can’t be fixed by Makin’ Trax before race day, can be diverted without removing too much fun! The camping areas are generally pretty good at staying dry enough, with only a few spots being unsuitable.

Secondly, on the occasion that we do have to cancel or reschedule in the lead up to the event, we’ve got you covered. We will endeavour to find a favourable date to reschedule to, but if you can’t make that p, then you will be refunded, as covered under the relevant consumer laws.

We have less than four weeks to go until race day! We look forward to seeing you there!

Scott no lights?

Hi All,

Our good friends at Nitelights love to see the young riders getting into the sport; hence they’ll be out there again this year, working with Short Circuit Cancer to run the kids 24 Minute race on Saturday afternoon. To encourage more young riders they are offering a fantastic discount of 30% for any rider under 18 years of age!

corc-scott24-nitelights-discount-2016Use the code in the attached flyer to access this fantastic deal!

 

 

Presents!

This year the Scott Australian 24 Hour Championships, incorporating the MTBA Australian Solo 24 Hour MTB Championships, is celebrating its 18th birthday.

Scott’s birthday is also your birthday, and the presents are all for you! This year, one lucky rider will roll out of transition on an awesome Scott Spark 950! As per previous years, the Spark will be drawn immeduately after the rider brief and you have to be there to win it! The Race Director will draw a number at random and call it out, if that’s your number plate, you win, if no one shouts out within five seconds, we draw another number…

There is also a second Scott Spark up for grabs, but you have to do a shift as a volunteer to be in the running for that! We need the help of eager people from Thursday to late Sunday. An hour or two within any six hour block will get you in the draw. Multiple shifts earn multiple chances. So if you have an hour or two to spare, please flick us your details via the volunteers page!

While the solo category is hotting up to be a fantastic tussle, the team’s medals are wide open for competition. So get your mates together and come join GU, Scott and a bevvy of other sponsors like Mitas Tyres, Aussie Butt Cream, and Nitelights to celebrate Scott’s 18th at Stromlo Forest Park on 8-9 October!

Entries are open, so get your mates together and get started!

Cheers!

Do you know we have a dedicated category for Schools competitors?

On Friday 26 August, CORC hosted the ACT Schools MTB Championships at Stromlo. The day was a roaring success with over 600 students from schools in and around Canberra. A huge congratulations to all those who rode and the CORC event team that made it all possible!
The Scott has a dedicated category for school aged competitors, who can compete in teams of eight. The category is primarily aimed at those aged 14-18 years old, but we do have provisions for riders aged 12 or 13. If you don’t have a full team of eight, no worries, we should be able too hook you up with another rider or two if you need it!
Check out the categories page for the details and feel free to get in touch with us with any questions…

Volunteers Required!

CORC races, from club rounds like XC, CX and 3 Hour to the Scott can’t happen without a band of volunteers.

While we will always appreciate more volunteers, the Scott is a little larger than most of our events and thus, we are asking a bit louder for the help of volunteers. If you have an hour, half a day or the weekend to spare we’d love to hear from you.

To celebrate his 18th birthday Scott has not only got a bike to be raffled off to the riders at the race start, but has also sprung a second bike for the volunteers! Along with the usual race merch, each volunteer will get an entry, and unlike the riders, you won’t have to be present to claim your prize! Scott will take care of that for you!

So if you have some time to spare between Thursday 6 October and Monday 10 October, please head over to http://corc24hour.com.au/volunteers-2/ and flick us an email with your nomination!