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Moturoa 7.5k - Short Course Description

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Make sure your gps watch or smartphone is recording before you approach the start area - junction of gravel roads. 

Head LEFT/West from the junction on the gravel track heading for the car park at Conifer Park.
Either leap the barrier or use the gateway into Conifer Park and keep heading straight/west across the grassy paddock heading for the far corner.
Find the wide grassy track leading west into the trees.
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Follow the wide track, ignoring side tracks, keeping RIGHT, until you reach the water pool and the junction with Rimu Rd.
Turn RIGHT towards the ocean.
Then turn LEFT on the main coastal bike/walking/GTT track.
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Follow this for just over 2.5km, and as the track turns and heads south look out for the junction with Cooper Road on the LEFT - signed "Conifer MTB Trail" - Turn LEFT here.
Follow the gravel track until it reaches an open gate and wooden fencing. Veer LEFT here and go through a second gateway.
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Keep following the track until the crossroads with Barnicoat Rd, cross straight over following Cooper Road.
Keep going dead straight for just over 1km, ignoring side tracks, until you reach a closed steel gate. There's a gap through this on the LHS.
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After the gate, keep heading straight, in the same direction, a long a wide gravel road, till you eventually reach the sealed road junction.
Here, turn sharp LEFT, back on yourself, along the seal road.
In 75m, turn LEFT into Totara Domain and then follow the road past the circular concrete toilet block back to the "start" junction.
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  • Manual timers - stop your watch here.
  • Strava users - run through the junction to make sure your segment is registered.
  • If you're going to carry on and run the long course, leave your Strava device running, and continue west on the road to Conifer Park.
Strava Route Map here