Start times for the Determinator final (May 25) will appear soon.
NOTE: There will be no Determinator race next Wednesday (May 18) - Gill and Leigh will be away, actually getting the chance to run themselves
PLEASE NO DOGS OFF TRAIL IN CRD PARKS
NOTE: TWO WEEK BREAK BETWEEN DETERMINATOR #4 and DETERMINATOR #5
This will be a fairly vigorous 'off trail' Determinator event. Please arrive on time if you want to get through the course in a reasonable amount of time. We are happy to let you run the course outside of the GOAT (mass start), although that's totally way less entertaining for us. :)
WHEN: Registration - 6:15 to 6:45
Beginner course can start anytime after registration. There will be a mass start for the Determinator at 7:00pm, however you can start a bit earlier if you wish to avoid the mass start. Course closure - 8:00 pm, so we can collect controls before dark!
WHERE: End of Bellamy Road West of Thetis.
Parking will be along Bellamy Road. You get there via Millstream road, then onto Trainor, then left onto Bellamy all the way to the end.
COURSES: There will be two courses available:
C-1 Short Beginner Course - Less than 2 km. All controls are on trail.
Determinator Course - Approx 2.7 km. Course is mostly off trail, you'll want to have your compass handy and hope the organizer set everything up correctly!
COST: $8 per map plus $2 for Sport Ident stick if needed
2016 Determinator Series
The Determinator is a series of five fun orienteering events aimed at beginners and seasoned orienteers alike and held on Wednesday evenings during the early summer.
COURSES:There will usually be two courses each evening:
- Short Course – beginner level, usually 1-2km
- The Determinator – a Goat event (see below) with increasing technical difficulty as the series progresses. After each event you’ll be assigned a handicap based on your time compared with the fastest runner. At the following race your time will be divided by your handicap to give an adjusted time. The best adjusted time each evening will earns a token prize. Every race contributes to your handicap for the final race which gives everyone an equal chance at winning the coveted title of “2016 DETERMINATOR”
GOAT FORMAT. A mass start race where controls must be taken in sequential order. But you can choose to skip any one control. The challenge here is to decide which control to skip – it won’t be obvious
COST: $8/map plus $2 SI card rental. All runners must be a member of VICO; you can join at the event
LOCATIONS: Detailed information will be posted on the web before each event but current plans are:
April 20 - UVIC
April 27 - Camosun Interurban/Layritz Park
May 4 - Juan de Fuca
May 11 - Thetis Park West
May 18 - NO DETERMINATOR THIS WEEK
May 25 - Final at Francis King
NEWCOMERS INSTRUCTION: This may be offered at the discretion of the organizer. Look for details at each event announcement and contact the organizer in advance if you want instruction
WHEN: Usually 6:00 - 6:45 P.M. Registration
6:15 Newcomers instruction and Short Course (beginners can use this as a warm-up)
7:00 Mass Start