SUNDAY 1 MARCH
Scoring race for WRE and Spanish Orienteering league.
This race is scoring for the general classification of the XXXII Costa Calida Trophy.
CHASING START PROCEDURES
It will begin from START 1 according to the schedule for the first qualified in each category.
Start times for the next runners will be calculated by the difference in minutes and seconds behind the winner in the long distance race up to a cut-off point of 30 minutes. The rest of the runners will then start with a difference of 1 minute in between each one of them. In M-F ELITE those runners who are more than 30 minutes behind the winner will leave at 9:00 according to the classification of the long distance race. Anyone not having run the long distance race on Saturday will start at the end with a start time decided by a draw.
Start lists will be displayed on the web www.costacalidaorientacion.net and on Sunday 24th at the arena from 08:00.
Runners must be at the start lane 5 minutes before their official time. If a competitor arrives late, he/she should inform the organisers and access the start through the "Salidas tarde - Late Start" lane. Changes to start times won't be made under any circumstances.
A runner "A" in M21A who finished the long distance 10 minutes and 28 seconds after the winner. The first runner will start at 10:40 hrs and the runner "A" will leave at 10:50: 28. It is the responsability of everyone to take and check the correct map.
In case of a disputed sprint the winner will be the first one who crosses the finish line, no matter who punches the finish control first.
START 2 PROCEDURES :
From Start 2 the next categories will start:
They will leave from 9:00 to 11:15 according to a predeterminated time.
Open categories will have free start times from 9:30 to 11:00.
There will be a spectator control and a corridor close to the Competition centre along which the Elite classes will pass.
Maximun time for the races:
120 minutes for men and women
There will be refreshment for all competitors at the finish area.
Tracking system will be used in this race. Selected runners 15 M-E and 15 F-E accordingto the World Ranking as last published have to wear GPS transmitters. All the equipment will be provided by the organisers at the track-trackzone at finish area. Selected runners must wear the equipment if they want to start.
Names of selected athletes will be published on the web.
The chosen terrain for the middle distance is situated in the district of La Copa, 3 kilometers north of Bullas town, in the nortwestern region of Murcia.
The terrain is about 550 meters above the sea level and gives two different areas at different height divided by a line of cliffs. It will make the courses physically very demanding.
The vegetation typically mediterranean is mostly pine repopulation. During the last months works of cleaning and pruning have been done. These works will allow a high race speed and good visibility.
Due to the great number of controls in the forest, we strongly recommend to be careful and check it before punching.
As is usual in the Costa Calida Trophy, the chasing start for the middle distance will add extra difficulty as well as a result of nervousness and a loss of concentration.
The courses are very demanding, as is usual in the Costa Calida, with many changes of direction and where it will be necessary to apply all the different skills.