Below is information regarding
the WRE event, which is part of the sprint training
Location: South Surrey Bike Park
Date: Saturday Feb 12, 2011
Starts: between 9 and 10:30 am
Event type: Regular Sprint, possibly with spectator
Winning times: 12-15 minutes
Website with further info: http://sprint.whyjustrun.ca
Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club
Magnus Johansson (Event director)
Adrian Zissos (National Controller)
John Rance (IOF Event Adviser
Men Elite, Women Elite, Public (non-WRE)
Participation recommendation for Elite (WRE): Experienced
orienteers, age 17 to 45.
Map and embargo:
Map name: South Surrey Bike Park.
An older version of the map is available
The embargoed area for the competition is shown
This model map is included in your race package.
Self-organized car pool from the various
Majority of terrain is a very intricate, labyrinth-like,
network of biking trails on a gently sloping hillside.
Vegetation between trails is generally very thick
or with bad undergrowth, mapped with medium or dark
green and double density green stripes. Light green
and single density green stripes indicate areas
where it is recommended to go off-trail. Only attempt
to cross darker green for very short sections. There
will also be a section of traditional park terrain
with very fast running, including grass lawn, buildings,
roads, paths, trees and bushes etc.
Climate in February is
typically around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius and a significant
chance of rain.
Fallen logs are extremely
slippery! Shoes with metal studs recommended.
Registration online on this webpage..
Entry deadline for WRE: Sunday, Feb 6.
Arrive Vancouver early and GVOC will help
provide sprint maps for training!