Bulletin nr. 1.

XVI KURZEMES PAVASARIS

WRE – World ranking event

Latvian Cup – 2018

Krievkalni

Dobeles region

7. - 8.04.2018.

Organizers:

Dobele Municipality

Latvian orienteering federation,

Orienteering club "Saldus"

Head of the competition: Oskars Zērnis mob. nr. +371 29455360, oskars9@inbox.lv

Results, secretary: Guntars Mankus, Ainars Mankus

Course duty: Andris Ceļapīters, Andis Rešķis

Head of the start team: Dainis Priedītis

Registration, secretary: Maira Zērne, Inga Jukneviča

 

WRE competition inspector:

Rodrigo Slaviņš

 

Competition center:

Krievkalni, Vipēdes lake Place on map

Embargoed areas: here

 

Program: 

Two day individual competition where the runner with the lowest sum of both days wins. Middle distance on the first day, long on the second day.

Friday 06.04.2018.

Training possibility from 16:00 in similar terrain. There will be controls in the terrain.

Training maps for purchase are going to be available in the competition centre from 16.00. Price for one map - 3 EUR.

Saturday 07.04.2018. Vipēdes lake 

Driving directions to the competition centre from village Biksti on road A9 Rīga - Liepāja or from 8km on road Dobele - Auce (V1128)

Arrival: until 11.00

Registration: until 12.00

Opening ceremony: 12.15

Start in middle distance: 13.00

World Ranking Event (WRE) for classes MW21E

Prize ceremony for WRE 16.00

 

Sunday 08.04.2018. Vipēdes lake 

First start in long distance 10.00

Prize giving ceremony at 13.30

 

Terrain:

Mixed forest. The runability differs from good in areas where pine and spruce forest is growing to limited in areas with dense leaf forest and fallen trees. Terrain is rather hilly with distinct and large features. There are some steep slopes where the height difference can be up to 50 meters. Many differently sized marshes in the forest. Even in the marshes the runability differs from good to very limited. Generally there are only few paths and roads. 

Map:

Map prepared in 2017.-2018. Laser scanned materials were used when the area was mapped.

Map author: Leonīds Malankovs and Edmunds Zvaigzne

 

Middle distance 7.04.2018.

Course planner - Rudolfs Zernis

Map scale: 1:7 500 MW 8*, 10*, 12, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Map scale: 1:10 000 MW 14, 16, 18, 20, 21E, 21A, 21B, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55

Contour interval 2,5m

Competitors must wear number bibs. They will be available at the start.

WC available at the start.

An area at the start will be mapped. Warm-up is only allowed in this area. The maps will be availble at the start.

Refreshments only at start and finish. Provided by „VENDEN”.

 

Long distance 08.04.2018.

Course planner - Oskars Zernis

Map scale 1:7 500 MW 8*, 10*, 12, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Map scale 1:10 000 MW14, 21A, 21B, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55

Map scale 1:15 000 MW16, 18, 20, 21E

Contour interval 2,5m

Competitors must use number bibs from the first competition day.

Refreshments avalaible at start, finish and for all classes on the course. Provided by „VENDEN”.

 

GPS Tracking 

Competitors in classes MW21E will have to carry GPS devices provided by the organizers (best 20 in M21E and best 10 in W21E based on World ranking.           

GPS devices will be carried out 10 minutes before the respective start of the runner.

Competitiors who refuse to carry the provided GPS device will be disquilified.

 

Competition classes:

M – 8*, 10*, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21E, 21A, 21B**, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

W – 8*, 10*, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21E, 21A, 21B**, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

* marked distance (The course is marked with a plastic tape in the terrain. The marking is shown with a red line on the map.), control points are placed on the marking.

** MW21B – technically easy course

OPEN-1 - technically easy course, entry is done on the competition day  

OPEN-2 - technically difficult course, entry is done on the competition day 

 

Course lengths

Class

Middle distance 07.04. (km)

Long distance 08.04. (km)

Class

Middle distance 07.04. (km)

Long distance 08.04. (km)

M8*

2.0

2.5

W8*

2.0

2.5

M10*

2.0

2.5

W10*

2.0

2.5

M12

2.0

3.0

W12

2.0

3.0

M14

3.0

4.0

W14

3,0

4.0

M16

4.0

6.0

W16

3.0

5.0

M18

4.5

9.5

W18

3.5

6.5

M20

4.5

9.5

W20

3.5

6.5

M21E

6.0

15.0

W21E

5.0

10.0

M21A

5.0

10.0

W21A

4.0

6.0

M21B

5.0

6.7

W21B

3.5

5.0

M35

5.0

10.0

W35

4.0

6.0

M40

5.0

9.5

W40

4.0

5.0

M45

5.0

9.0

W45

4.0

5.0

M50

4.5

7.0

W50

3.5

4.5

M55

4.5

7.0

W55

3.5

4.5

M60

4.0

6.0

W60

3.0

4.0

M65

4.0

6.0

W65

3.0

4.0

M70

3.5

4.5

W70

2.5

3.5

M75

3.5

4.5

W75

2.5

3.5

M80

3.5

4.5

W80

2.5

3.5

OPEN-1

3.5

3.5

 

 

 

OPEN-2

5.0

6.0

 

 

 

 

Start and starting order:

- 3 min. before the start participant shall register and check IDENT number
- 2 min before the start extra control descriptions are available
- 1 min before the start participant shall arrive before the start line and after the last start signal take the map from respective map box. Participants are responsible to take the right map from his/her class box.

Competitors in calsses MW 12, 14 are allowed to take their map 1 min before their respective start.

Competitors in classes MW 8, 10 have free start time. Start intervall between two competitors in MW 8, 10 is 1min.

Warm-up clothes will be transported from the start to the finish.

1. day - In classes MW21E the starting list is based on WRE ranking on 17.03.2018. The competitor who is best on the ranking starts last, the second best starts second last and so on.

2. day - In class M21E there will be a "red" starting group. 20 best runners based on WRE ranking (17.03.2018) start in the end.

 

Electronic punching system:
IDENT punching system will be used. Those with their own IDENT cards shall indicate their IDENT card number when making entry. IDENT cards are available to hire at the registration, hire fee 1.00 EUR per day.

 

Registration and entry fee:

Winners of the elite classes in 2017 - Haavard Haga and Emma Johansson are invited to participate free of charge!

Registration date

Both days

One day

 

MW21E

 

Until 25.03.2018.

26 EUR

15 EUR

26.03.-1.04.2018.

30 EUR

20 EUR

 

MW 21A-55

 

Until 25.03.2018.

22 EUR

14 EUR

26.03.-1.04.2018.

26 EUR

16 EUR

 

MW 16-20, MW 60-80

 

Until 25.03.2018.

14 EUR

8 EUR

26.03.-1.04.2018.

16 EUR

12 EUR

 

MW 12-14

 

Until 25.03.2018.

8 EUR

5 EUR

26.03.-1.04.2018.

10 EUR

6 EUR

 

MW 8-10

 

Until 25.03.2018.

4 EUR

3 EUR

26.03.-1.04.2018.

6 EUR

4 EUR

Registration after 1.04.2018., only to the vacant places adding 50% to the entry fee.

Competitiors in open classes enter on the competition day. One day costs 10 euro. 

Parking fee for cars – 1.50 EUR per day, buses – 2 EUR per day.

 

Prize giving:
World Ranking Event (WRE): WM21E 1-3 places are awarded.
Sum of results in both days: First three runners in each class are awarded.

Prize money for top3 runners in M21E and W21E!

Service at the competition centre:
First aid, cafe, WC, sauna.

 

Accommodation:

List of accommodation possibilities in Dobele region here

List of accommodation possibilities in Auce region here

 

Banking requisites:

OK "SALDUS"
Aspazijas 33-2, Saldus, LV-3801
Registration No: 50008089151
AS "Swedbank"
Account No: LV77HABA0551009645960
Code: HABALV22.


Other information:

Contact Rudolfs Zernis

E-mail: rudolfs.zernis@gmail.com