Organizer: Todd Nowack (Organizer)
Description: It is time to get the legs moving and to test your speed in the area known as the Partridge Hills. The Partridge Hills are part of the Gowland Tod Provincial Park and offer numerous singletrack trails and scenic views across Finlayson Arm to the Malahat, and North to Salt Spring Island. The event will offer three courses to challenge all participants.
The style of this event is sometimes known as a ‘Line-O’ which requires racers to follow a route that is marked on the map only; there are no trail markers whatsoever. Along the route, there will be a certain number of orienteering controls that must be punched to show that you have followed the route correctly. All the competitors will know is how many controls are on their course, but they will not know where they will actually be; this format prevents deviating from the marked route (taking a short cut) since the competitor will not know if they missed a control or not. Competitors will be started at various intervals and will not receive their map until they start.
We will be using Sport-Ident for this event (an electronic punching system). Please bring your SI stick if you have one. Sticks will be available for rental at a small cost of $2 for the event.
Location: Durrance Lake parking lot located off of Willis Point Road. The parking lot has limited parking but there is plenty of parking available off the shoulder of Willis Point Road. See below for a map showing the location of Durance Lake.