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The Series

The Wednesday Evening Events go local this year with 3 Series over 3 Months in 3 Areas.

With some promotional activity in each area we hope to extend participation and also hope that our regular WEE participants as well as club members will get into the habit of travelling just that little bit further.

A number of LVO members will make their debut into the world of event planning, so do come along and support them.

The Format

This is an informal series of events aimed at providing some local mid-week competitive courses, focusing on the social side.

Starts will be between 7pm and 7:45pm sharp. No starts will be available after 7:45pm.

Courses will also be closing at 8:30pm sharp and controls lifted from this time onwards. If you think you'll be out longer than 45 minutes please come along early! The reason for closing courses at 8:45pm is due to fading light and safety issues. In particular check the times for the August events as they may start and finish even earlier.

There will be helpful advice and coaching available for new-comers at every event.

The entry fee is 2 for children as well as LVO club members and 4 for an adult non-LVO club member. The entry fee will include a pre-printed map and also hire of a SportIdent Card (also know as a SI Card or dibber) if required for the night.

The events can be treated as either Park-O for the experienced orienteer, a come-and-try it for the new comer, or a simple walk in the park for anyone!

The plan is for two events to be available each night: a short and a long course. The short course will be of an easy 'yellow' type standard of 1.5 - 2.0km distance. The longer and harder 'light green' type course will be approximately 4.0km depending on the area, though probably somewhat shorter in the park venues.

The Points

A separate winner will be declared for each of the 3 series. Points will be awarded depending on performance, and the best 3 results from each series will be used to determine the winner, so if you have to miss a week you will still be in contention.

The aim of the handicapped points system is to enable everyone to compete on an equal footing. Each competitor will be allocated a Percentage Adjustment Factor depending on their age class.

Thus if your age class is an M40 (men aged 40-44), the adjustment factor will be 90%. If you take 30 minutes to run a race, your handicap time is 30 minutes x 90% = 27 minutes. This handicap time will be used to work out the order for points.

If you do not indicate your age class on the registration slip, then the handicap time will equal your actual course time. The winner each evening on both courses will be awarded 100 points. Second place gets 99 points, 3rd place gets 98 points and so on.

If you require more information for a particular event, you can find it here.
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