Sprint Double Header, Sunday May 21, Yarra Valley Grammar School

DROC is delighted to present the first Victorian Sprint Double State Series!  Race 1 is a traditional Sprint, using complex campus terrain with a mixture of buildings, gardens, corridors, paths and man made features.  Race 2 will offer a different format with an opportunity for head to head racing, which will be highly exciting for competitors and spectators alike!  Your times from both races will be added to produce your final result.

Race 1 starts are at 1 min intervals, between 10am and 11.30am, with course closure at 12 noon.  Race 2 starts are from 1pm.

Map:  Yarra Valley Grammar School (2017), mapped by Fredrik Johanson.  Scale: 1:3000, full colour ISSOM, A4 on Pretex waterproof paper.

Course Planners: Sarah Davies, Peter Hobbs.  Event Advisor: Tim Hatley

Arena:  The Start and Finish are at the Sports Pavilion, which provides toilets, water, shelter, and fantastic spectating from the upper deck.  Competitors are encouraged to bring lunch and enjoy the atmosphere.  Live results will be displayed on large screens (thanks Jim!).  Official results and splits will be published online immediately after courses close.

Directions:  Enter the Yarra Valley Grammar School campus from the Sports Centre gate on Plymouth Road. Note, this is the eastern of the two vehicle access points on Plymouth Road. Park in the Sports Centre car park, then follow tapes across the sports fields to the Sports Pavilion. Do not enter the school from Kalinda Road, or park in any other car parks.

Some areas of the sports fields may be out of bounds. Please respect out of bounds tapes and signs.  The School has banned all access to the forest area east of the Sports Centre car park.  Entry into this area will jeopardise future use of the School for orienteering.

Entry:  Online entries close on Wednesday May 17, at 11.59pm.  Go to the Eventor calendar.  There are two Sprint races listed on May 21.  Entry into either Race 1 or Race 2 will automatically put you into the other race, ie no need to select both races.  You will pay a single entry fee of $16 for adult OV members and $8 for junior OV members.  Non members will pay an additional $10/$5.

Select from the normal range of State Series classes.  These have been combined onto four courses as follows.  State Series points will be allocated by class.

Class Course Approx Length Difficulty
OV1 1 3-3.5 Hard
OVM/W2 1 3-3.5 Hard
OVM/W3 2 2-2.5 Hard
OVM/W4 2 2-2.5 Hard
OVM/W5 3 1.5-2 Hard
OVM/W6 3 1.5-2 Hard
OVM/W7 4 1.5-2 Easy-Moderate
OVM/W8 4 1.5-2 Easy-Moderate
OVM/W9 4 1.5-2 Easy-Moderate

After selecting your class, choose a payment option and complete your entry. Note: there is no discount for competing in only one race.  Please notify organisers in advance or on the day, if you are unable to compete in both races.

Entry on the day will be available on selected courses only, subject to map availability.  EOD fees are $20 adults, $10 juniors, with a $10/$5 surcharge for non OV members.  Newcomers may enter at Member rates.

Schools Selection – this event is a Schools Team selection race.  Aspiring team members are asked to enter the following classes:  Senior Boys – OVM2; Senior Girls – OVM3; Junior Boys – OVM6; Junior Girls – OVW6.

Further details, including course lengths and terrain details will be posted on Eventor and OV website in the week prior to the event.

Questions?  Email debbiedodd@iinet.net.au, or call 0409 135 020.

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