Tuesday night activity - 16 Sept

Event type: Activity

This activity will be a urban sprint race simulation with associated coaching points about route choice and decision making. The course is 2.8k so about normal sprint distance for elites/ normal urban distance for Ultravet women. See below for more info re location times etc.

Map of Houston & Crosslee MapTerrain description

This largely urban map was produced by local residents Donald and Andy. It is an interestingly complicated mixture of urban, open and forested terrain and the rapid changes of terrain mean you really have to keep your wits about you.  The map had its first use at the AGM and street race in 2009.

Location: Paterson’s house. 10 Ninian Avenue Houston. PA6 7JF
Time: Starts from 7pm. 30second intervals. Will be allocated in reverse order of perceived speed on urban. Please arrive 6:45 if poss for warm up.

Its starting to get dark around 7:30 so you should get away without torches unless you are very late or very slow! But a small torch may help with reading map on some routes which are under trees.

Please wear bright reflective clothing and give way to traffic.

The courses do not fit the BOF guidelines for u16s as there will be some traffic and the main road through the estate is crossed twice. Any u16s will be started at the same time as their responsible adult who will be responsible for ensuring safe road crossings.

Please contact Andy to (A) book a map and (B) advise if staying for food.
There is the usual £2 donation for food for adults. u-16 free.

There will be a small prize courtest of bto solicitors/SOA SOUL series. The winner will be the individual who completes the course in the shortest DISTANCE (measured by route choice not garmin).

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Explanation of Course Colours

White = Easy controls all on paths, compass not essential.

Yellow = Easy controls on paths with some controls just off paths, compass not essential.

Orange = Moderate with most controls just off paths or line features, compass recommended.

Green = Technical with most controls NOT on paths or line features.

Blue = Same as Green but longer (5km +).

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