Organizer: Jiri Krejci (Event Director)
Map: Ambleside Park
Thank you everybody for coming! At first I was afraid of bad weather and pouring rain but fortunately weather was nice:-) At last twenty-eight athletes run on 3 courses. You can chceck times and maps and hopefully see you soon :-) My special thanks to John and Meghan who helped me with beginners training and membership.
Reminder it is a NEW YEAR! If you didn't come/renew last week, bring 10$ for your membership - new year! new membership! (come 5 minutes early to do membership if possible)
General GVOC Call for Volunteers to Organize WETs and...--
Without volunteers, GVOC events cannot take place! The 2014 calendar of WETs remains to be filled.
If you are interested in volunteering to organize a WET please let us know.
ALSO: we are also currently recruiting for volunteers to help with COCs in August 2014. See http://gvoc.whyjustrun.ca/pages/38 for more information on some of the areas where we need help.
Description for this WET
Event Director/Course Planner, Membership/Registrar, Trainer
Ambleside Park is a nice part of North Shore with stunning view to Lions Gate Bridge. Bridge is covered with thousand of shining lights and it is making romantic atmosphere that is calling for walk or run on beaches. We can find here interesting combinations of parks and sea, urban areas and playgrounds, marshy forest and shopping mall. Come and have a fun!!!
06:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
06:30pm Individual starts begin
08:00pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.
Two courses will be offered. Easy Course will be suitable for beginners, families with children, mothers with strollers etc. Length of course will be circa 3km and it is planned in main area of park. Advanced Course will be suitable for advanced orienteers. It is planned with more difficult route choices and in harder terrain. Length of course will be circa 4km. There will be also optional extension for runners with extra energy (+ circa 3km).
Traffic in this area is generally calm. Except of Marine Drive. Only runners on extension of Advanced Course are supposed to cross this road and they are allowed to use only two designated crossings (marked in map). Please be careful because of other runners, dog walkers, soccer players, cars on streets and parking lots, cyclists etc.
Railway is crossing this area. Please be cautious! I would like to mentione that also areas coloured in map by olive green are out of bounds and you are allowed to cross the railway only on designated spots.
Tide is very common in coastal areas. Level of sea can be different than on the map! This is running course not swimming!!!
Start/Finish Location will be close to public washrooms. They are between large soccer field and beach. In case of rain there is small overhanging part outside and plenty of space to change your clothes inside. There is lot of parking spots around the area.
Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming WETs/WJRs or would like to organize a WET please let us know.