XCO Race Categories

The WAMBA Cross Country (XCO) State Series is based on the following categories and target race times.

01

A Grade = 1:30 (1 hour 20 min to 1 hour 40 min)
B Grade = 1:15 (1 hour 10 min to 1 hour 20 min)
C Grade = 1:07 (1 hour to 1 hour 15 min)
D Grade = 1 hour
E Grade = 1 hour

02

WOMEN

A Grade = 1:15 (1 hour 10 min to 1 hour 20 min)
B Grade = 1:07 (1 hour to 1 hour 15 min)
C Grade = 1 hour
D Grade = 1 hour

03

JUNIOR

Under 17 = 1 hour
Under 15 = 45 mins

Under 13 = 30 mins

Under 9 = 20 mins

 
 
 
 
WHICH CATEGORY SHOULD I RACE IN?
 
 
 

If this is your first time racing and you are not sure which category to enter, don’t despair. It’s not that big a deal, and it’s really your choice. No one cares whether you come first or last, and you can change categories next race if you get it wrong anyway.

Simply ask yourself the following questions:

 

  • Do any of my mates I normally ride with race, how do I compare to them and which category do they race in?
     

  • Do I already do some road racing, do I know anyone from road racing who is racing the mountain bike and what category are they racing?
     

  • How long have I been mountain biking and what are my skills like?
     

  • How long do I want to race for? 1 hour with guys or girls of my pace, 1.5 hours with the State's fastest Elite riders, or somewhere in between?


Simply pick a race category you think suits you and enter, it’s that simple. And if you are still unsure, you can’t go wrong entering C grade.

The information below may also help:

Men

 

A Grade = Fast, fit, experienced and technically gifted racers - the best in WA
B Grade = Not so fast but still fit, experienced and a high technical ability
C Grade = Intermediate level riders with a reasonable fitness and technical level
D Grade = Intermediate-beginner level with average fitness and technical level
E Grade = Beginners 

Women

 

A Grade = Fast, fit, experienced and technically gifted racers - the best in WA
B Grade = Fast but not so serious, experienced riders with technical ability
C Grade = Intermediate-beginners level with average fitness
D Grade = Beginners

Juniors

 

Under 17 = Choose 'Grade' according to ability - awarded U17 category points
Under 15 = Choose 'Grade' according to ability - awarded U15 category points
Under 13 = Races on shorter, easier course with other juniors same age
Under 9 = Races on shorter, easier course with other juniors same age

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