After having struggled considerably up the hills trying to find suitable tracks that loop back, I was pleasantly surprised to find Waimairi Beach is pretty much a perfect spot! There'll be a couple of Chariots of Fire runs - one heading off north up the beach and back, as well as one heading south and back.
The mountain bike section of this event will involve riding parallel to the shoreline for a good section before heading into Bottle Lake for a loop then back to the transition area for the final run. I'll explain in way more detail don't worry, I still have to map it all out for exact distances. Will post that as soon as it's done. I'm also keeping the MTB section off the beach because I doubt many people will be keen riding through loose sand or walking on it and caking their cleats with the stuff.
Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Hope you had a great time and here's to a great 2013, I have the feeling it's going to be a doozy. Once the next few Quickie Events have been signed off, you're going to have some really great fitness goals to work towards!