We had a great turn out for the Royal Roads B Meet and Cadet Championships. The weather was perfect and great runs were posted by the juniors and experienced club members alike.Thank you to all who came to this event and especially to Leigh who ran the SI, and Scott, who jumped in to help registration and control pickup. Linda Hildebrandt designed great courses and together with Chris McDonald and Mark Owen they got the courses set up and organized the 45 plus cadets that were in attendance for the Cadet Championships. Also congratulations to our first place finishers Brett and Magdalena. As well as being busy parenting little Sophie and Brett helping out at registration they managed to place first in Course 4 and Course 3 respectively. We will honour you with ribbons at the next event as we forgot in the business of organizing the juniors. A big welcome to two new participants in the Victoria area, Ross Burnett who has moved to Vancouver Island from the Yukon and Riel Allain who is here from Ottawa. They both did very well in the results standings - we hope to see more of you both at our future events
Come explore one of our most beautiful areas to orienteer in a mix of urban and wilderness terrain on the Royal Roads University Campus!
Recent Update: New registration/start location (as of 12 Oct 2018)
Location: Royal Roads University Campus - surrounding trails
Registration: Registration and Starts will be at the upper parking lot near the tennis courts. Take the first right after entering the gate. Follow the signs to lead you to the registration area.
Time: Registration 1230 - 1 pm. Starts anytime after 1 pm.
Courses close at 3 pm. Awards and Presentations at 3:15 pm.
Details: The event will be a typical B-level competition event with four courses available to suit orienteers of various experience and abilities. Beginner orienteers are always welcome. Courses have been specifically designed to accommodate junior competitors (cadets aged 12-18) on C-1 and C-2, but this event is open to all members of the public. This a good event for those new to orienteering, and those who wish to challenge themselves by trying out more advanced courses in a combination of urban and some wilderness terrain. Courses offered will be as follows:
- Course 1 (Beginner) approx. 2.5 km - all control flags will be on-trail or slightly off-trail on very prominent objects. Easy navigation.
- Course 2 (Intermediate) approx. 3 km - control flags will be mostly on-trail or a short distance off-trail. More route choice. .
- Course 3 (Intermediate - Advanced) approx. 4.5 km - more difficult controls or longer legs requiring more complex navigation including compass work. More route choice.
- Course 4 (Advanced) 5.5 km - more difficult controls or longer legs requiring more complex navigation. Lots of route choice, most physically demanding course.
Course 3 and 4 will take competitors to some off-trail locations. Due to the prevalence of blackberry bushes, ground cover and spiky Holly bushes in some locations, full leg covering is recommended. Don't run in shorts unless you enjoy getting scratched.
Cost: $5 for Junior participants $8 for Adults. This event will include Sport Ident (SI) Timing. SI Sticks will be available for rent for $2.
Additional Information: There is a small parking fee for parking in the upper parking lot. Meters will take cash or credit card. There are washrooms located near the parking lot.