Just through from our course markers (yes, a lot of time and effort goes on before you get to ride a course) is advice that many of the main farm races on Pukemarama have been freshly re-metalled and so will have more loose stones on the surface than previously.
This doesn't make the course un-usable by any means, but we are advising barefoot competitors to fit boots to their mounts, and all riders will need to exercise judgement and ride to the conditions they find on the day.
Also we now have updated distances - 33 km for the long classes and 19 km for the shorter.
So, just a few more days away now and fingers crossed for fine riding weather.
See you there.