Dick James Memorial Orienteering Event
|Type:||Canada Cup - Sprint|
|Date:||Sun May 28|
|Start Time:||11:00 am|
|Where:||Lockhart-Ryan Memorial Park, New Minas|
|Contact:||Cheryl Smith, email@example.com|
|Description:||Full meet flyer will be posted on the OANS Facebook page, as formatting below may not be fantastic:
Entry Fees :
Start: SPRINT: Staggered starts begin at 11:00 am. A start list will be posted by 6:00pm on May 27, 2017 on the OANS website (see below); participants registering on race day will be provided start times at registration.
Type: SPRINT: Point-to-point. A traditional sprint course, where controls are visited in numerical order. This is a Canada Cup Event, meaning the event will have a full range of age classes and courses available. Course closure: 12:15pm.
Categories: SPRINT: Standard Orienteering Canada age classes as follows (as well as an open category on each course, and a string course)
Sprint Course "S" (String Course): W10-S, M10-S
Summary: Park-type terrain with playing fields, open grassy areas, paved and gravel paths. Some forested areas and scattered buildings.
Barbeque: A family barbeque will be held as part of this annual fund-raising event for Orienteering Canada’s junior development program. The barbeque will take place between the Canada Cup Sprint event and the Relay, approximately 12noon to 1pm.
Directions: From Metropolitan Halifax and any points East or West: take Hwy # 101 to
Map: Lockhart-Ryan Memorial Park. Jim Blanchard, 2017. Scale: 1:4000
Dogs: Given the quick-paced nature of the events (and particularly the relay mass start), for safety reasons, dogs or other animals will not be permitted on the courses however are welcome with spectators if appropriately leashed.
For further information please contact:
Meet Director: Cheryl Smith
Course Planner: Jim Blanchard (Sprint), Pam James (Relay)
Controller: Pam James (Sprint), Jim Blanchard (Relay)
Notes from map maker and course designer:
The area of this park is on the South side of Hwy 1as it passes the park on the North side of the road with KenWo Golf Club on the North side.
The terrain is gentle with some steep short hills in a few selected locations. There is a marsh area between two sections of the map which have quite mature forest. The main section of the map is open wooded areas along with two ball fields, three main soccer fields and a smaller soccer field for younger children. The area of the map also includes a brand new recreation centre, a church and a school.
Throughout the park there are a variety of trails of different sizes in width. Vegetation varies from mature forest to areas with small saplings as well as some sections of nasty hawthorn bushes and in the marsh there are areas of thorny rosebushes. Most of the areas with the hawthorn and saplings are listed as ‘light green”. The rosebush areas are marked as “undergrowth, difficult to run”.
There is a tennis court and a paved area for basketball. There are a number of covered picnic areas as well as a splash pad for youth to wet their appetite.
We are sure you will enjoy running in this park and will be waiting for the next event to take place.