The first Determinator of the year did not run ideally, with some strange looking times. I’ve traced the problem to our laptop, whose clock had a hissy-fit and resulted in bad time synchronization for the Start and Finish punches. Runners in the mass start were OK to the last control. Runners who used both start and Finish punches suffered a double whammy. In order to produce some sort of results for the Determinator runners I’ve dropped the Finish time and just used the results up to control #10. In the case of Determinator runners who used a start punch I’ve had to make a guess as to what their Control 10 would be. Luckily there’s a few more races before the handicaps become critical.
Anyway, congratulations to Richard for his 1st place finish, even if he claims it’s due to local knowledge due to many years on campus.
And many thanks to the usual crew of helpers and control collectors
Hopefully see you all next week at Beaver Lake
|2014 Determinator #1 - UVIC|
|Run time||Handicap||Adjusted time||Skipped||New handicap|
|13||Lindsay and Elvina||18.48||1.00||18.48||9||1.49|
|14||Hans and Gilbert Dammon||19.04||1.00||19.04||9||1.51|
|16||Brad and Cherie Curry||22.56||1.00||22.56||4||1.82|
|18||Cheryl and Laura Routley||26.45||1.00||26.45||4||2.12|
|21||Leyla and Sarah Nikkel||41.49||1.00||41.49||4||2.25|
|1||Sara +Sam Stallard||22.5|
|2||Pat and Dave Connell||35.02|
2014 Determinator #1 – April 23
This event will take place on the UVIC campus. As always, beginners are welcome. Please arrive early, identify yourself at registration and we will organize a quick beginner clinic for you.
Registration Registration and Start/Finish will be in Parking Lot #6– see map. Registration will be open from 6:00 to 6:45. Be warned, pay parking is in effect!
Starts: Determinator mass start 7:00pm. Individual starts for Determinator and Short course 6:30 to 7:00. Course closure 8:15 – we need to pick up controls before dark
Courses: There will be two levels of courses. Both will have controls close to trails or in UVIC campus among the confusing buildings.
- Short – about 1.5km. Visit all controls and in sequence
- Determinator – about 2.6km. Visit controls in sequence but one control can be skipped. The challenge here is deciding which one to skip while trying to keep up with (or get ahead of) the pack
Awards and Handicaps: There will be a token award for the winner (adjusted for handicap) of the Determinator each week. For the first event everybody will have a handicap of 1. Your future handicaps will be based on your time compared with the winner’s.
Bring: a compass and whistle (mandatory). Wear clothing that is suitable for running.
SI: This event will be using Sport-Ident punching. Bring your stick or $2 to rent one
Cost: $8 per adult, $5 per junior (19 and under). Membership required. (Free for first-time participants)
Preregistration: To give us an idea of how many maps to print, we’d appreciate it if you could either register for the event on our web site or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration isn’t mandatory – it’s just helpful to us if you do let us know in advance. We’ll have spare maps for “drop-ins”