ADVANCE INFORMATION - Sun 2nd Dec 2018 - 20th Glasgow Parks Champs

Updated Thursday 15th November 2018
Crazy though it seems, 2018 will see the hosting of our 20th GPC / 3 Parks In 1 Day Event
Following on from the 1999 PWT Event in Kelvingrove Park , STAG initiated this event which was probably the forerunner to SPRINT ORIENTEERING.
Entries now open on Sportident Entry System - click here & only those who enter by 11:59pm Monday 12th November are guaranteed an Event Souvenir & cheapest entry fee.

Please read on for provisional plans - updated 15th November 2018 which have a slight twist to the normal programme.

Entries opened on Sportident Entry System - click here on Wednesday 7th November 2018 & only those who enter by 11:59pm Monday 12th November are guaranteed an Event Souvenir & cheapest entry fee.
The nature of the 2018 Event is slightly different as you will see when you read on.

Age Classes/Courses Open ; Veteran Men ; Super Veteran Men ; Ultra Veteran Men ; Hyper Veteran Men ; Open Women ; Veteran Women ;Super Veteran Women ; Ultra Veteran Women ; Hyper Veteran Women ; Junior & Social.

Trophies : Are awarded to the 10 Senior Classes (New Hyper Veteran Trophies from this year for M/W75+) & Medals are presented to the competitors on the Junior Course & Social participants receive an edible gift.

Race Format 3 races . Races 1 & 2 aiming for a Estimated Lead Time of 10/13 minutes in each Class . Race 3 - Chasing Start - Estimated Lead Time of 22/25 minutes in each Class.

New Trophies  To mark the 20th Anniversary of this unique event, New Trophies shall be awarded within the “Open” & “Open Women” Classes to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed Boys & Girls (M/W18s & under) - STAG’s FUTURE STARS - who enter & complete the Open & Open Women Classes respectively. It is a expected that these Juniors compete regularly at Light Green Level or above. The 150% window has been withdrawn. These New Trophies shall be retained by the Winners each year.
My apologies but due to an oversight on my part, this year the STAG Future Stars Competition shall now be based on the results from Races 2 & 3.

The issue relates to Race 1 accessing part of the Commonwealth Village & thus being partially Urban based, the insurance requirements do not allow those under 16 years to compete.
Those Juniors who wish to compete must enter the Open & Open Women’s Classes but for Race 1 - which won’t actually count in The STAG’s Future Stars Competition - those who have reached 16 years can run the Course but those under 16 years shall run The Junior Course. These maps shall be personalised & be in a small box adjacent to the Open / Open Women Maps.
The times for Races 2 & 3 shall then just be added together to determine positions. I hope this makes sense.

Provisional Race Venues
Race 1 - Starts from 10am. This Race shall see the first use of STAG’s Brand New Map - funded by CLYDEGATEWAY - of the Commonwealth Village & Cuningar Woodland Park.
Social & Junior competitors shall use an A4 map -  Scale 1:3000 of the Cuningar Woodland Park only. Planner - Terry.

All others shall use an A4 map - Scale 1:4000 of The Southern Commonwealth Village & Cuningar Woodland Park. This involves Urban Sprint Orienteering within the Village & crossing over the new footbridge across the River Clyde to access the Village & again return to Cuningar Woodland Park.
Maps drawn to ISSOM Spec 2017 by Stirling Surveys with updates by Terry.

There shall be 1 Start but 2 Finishes to achieve suitable course lengths.

You download your SI Finger from Race 1 on arrival at Race 2 venue.

Race 2 Tollcross Park, Glasgow G32 - Starts from 12 Noon. A4 Map -  Scale 1:4000 2.5m contours . Drawn to ISSOM 2017 Sprint Spec. by Stirling Surveys. Planners Terry & Arnis.

You download your Race 2 run at Tollcross Park so that Chasing Start Times for Race 3 can be calculated.

Race 3 Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge- Chasing Start from 2pm. A4 Map - Scale 1:10,000 5m contours. Planner is Arnis.

Posted on 15th Nov 18
by Terry O'Brien

 

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