Preliminary competition information

Course Setters

Åke Jacobson, OK 77 (PreO), Roope Näsi, Alahärmän Kisa (TempO)

Event Advisers

Ari Tertsunen, Tuusulan Voima-Veikot (PreO), Tuomo Markelin, Helsingin Suunnistajat (TempO)

Event Director

Anna Jacobson, OK 77, fintrailo2017 (at) ok77.fi

Programme

Friday 28 April 2017, Espoo

Trail orienteering demonstration 17:30-19:00

Easy competition 19:00-21:00

Not part of FinTrailO.

Saturday 29 April 2017, Espoo

8:30- TempO (Part of the European Cup in Trail Orienteering, ECTO)

11:00- PreO 1, normal distance

There will be a possibility to eat warm lunch at the event centre of PreO.

Sunday 30 April 2017, Espoo

10:00- PreO 2 (ECTO), long distance

Monday 1 May, Klaukkala

10:00- PreO + TempO combined competition, not part of FinTrailO.

Bulletin 1

For beginners

We will have an A course aimed for beginners and children. There will be a short demo on trail orienteering before the first competition, and assistants to help the newcomers in Finnish, Swedish, and English. Beginners are encouraged to join the demonstration on Friday as well.

Entries

Classes and entry fees

We offer two classes, Elite (E) and A. The TempO and PreO 2 in Elite class are part of the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering. Finnish E class competitors must have a valid orienteering license. There are no requirements for A class competitors. A class has in PreO less controls and easier tasks than E class. In TempO, both classes have the same controls.

Entry fees:

E class: 15 euro/competition
A class: 10 euro/competition

Finnish competitors enter to FinTrailO 2017 via IRMA, foreign competitors via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Foreign competitors can pay either via bank transfer (OK 77, IBAN: FI2740552920007558, BIC: HELSFIHH) or on-site. Entry deadline is Friday 21 April 2017 at 22:00 GMT.

When entering, please let us know the following information: name, club (if any), country, class (E or A), if you have a Paralympic status (there is only open class, but for possible extra time) and if you need wheelchair assistance (in steep hills there is extra assistance). If you would like to buy a lunch at PreO 1 before or after the race, also please let us know. The warm buffet lunch costs approximately 11 eur (soup lunch 9 eur) and includes salad and coffee/tea. The lunch entry is not binding but helps us to estimate the number of lunches needed.

Terrains and maps

PreO competitions are organised in two different kinds of terrains. PreO 1 will be held in normal Southern Finnish forest terrain with some open areas with very good visibility. PreO 2 is held in detailed terrain with cliffs and many contours. The road surface is on both days very good for wheelchairs. In steep hills there will be extra assistance. TempO terrain is a mix of urban, park and forest terrains with good visibility and good surface for wheelchairs.

PreO maps are originally orienteering maps, but re-drawn to sprint (ISSOM) maps, 1:4000 with 2.5 m countours. TempO map is a sprint map re-drawn for FinTrailO, 1:4000 with 2.5 m countours.

Prizes

Money prizes for the three best in overall results in the Elite class.

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