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5km Time Trials

Handicapped time trials are held approximately monthly on the Woronora River. Start lists and results are published on our Webscorer Profile. The course map and description is below. Registration is handled via email (timing [at] shirekayaking.info).

Courses

The 5km Time Trial course start/finish line is between the green channel marker and the eastern shore downstream of the Burnum Burnum Boat Ramp and before the end of the spit.

  1. Start downstream, soon turning right through the “slot”.
  2. Turn anti-clockwise around the island and follow the river upstream. It is recommended to stay central or on the eastern side under the bridges, especially at low tides.
  3. Follow the river upstream until reaching the footbridge and parklands on left. The far turn is 180 degrees anti-clockwise around the middle pylon of the footbridge.
  4. Continue downstream past the start/finish line. Again, turn right into the slot and turn anti-clockwise around the island.
  5. Finish heading upstream between the green channel marker and the shore.

Satellite view of the 5km time trial course

The 10km Time Trial course is largely the same as the 5km Time Trial course, except it initially continues downstream past the island.

  1. Start downstream at the same start/finish line as the 5km Time Trial course.
  2. After the start turn right through the slot at the end of the spit. Turn left and head down river, past the island, toward Como. Look for a red/green pair of channel marks. You must stay within all the red and green channel markers when downstream of the start/finish line.
  3. 180 degree anti-clockwise turn around the first Red channel marker in Thompsons bay Illawong.
  4. Return towards start following the channel markers until you get to Bonnet Bay boat ramp. At this point you can take the path on the western shore of the river opposite where you started if you wish (eg., tide is high), taking care of rocks on the western side of the lower road bridge.
  5. Continue all the way up river to the footbridge and turn anti-clockwise around the middle pylon.
  6. Return is basically the same as the 5km TT. Come back past the start/finish line, turn right through the slot and anti-clockwise around the island. Finish between the start/finish green channel marker and the eastern beach.

Satellite view of 10km time trial course

Close view of downstream turn:

Satellite view of 10km time trial course - downstream turn