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FinnSpring 2015 in Salo on April 25–26, 2015. Preliminary instructions for the competition

The final instructions can be seen on the info board of the competition center on the competition days.

  • Competition manager: Tommi Itkonen
  • Head of course planning: Matti Mäkirinne
  • Course planning team: Risto Nuuros, Reino Sinnelä, Tuomo Ratia, Mika Kerkola, Tiina Kerkola, Mauri Sinnelä and Jouko Visa
  • Result service: Harri Sinnelä
  • Press Officer: Arto Sinnelä, 050 359 3860, arto@suomusjarvensisu.fi
  • Relay finish line judge: Jouni Anttila
  • TA: Hannu Pyy (24.4.), Vesa Elovaara (25.-26.4.)
  • Course controller: Timo Grönholm (individual race), Salon Viesti ja Vesa Elovaara (relay), Angelniemen Ankkuri
  • Head of the Judge Council: Mikko Mannonen (TuS)
  • Judge Council members: Markku Vesalainen (AngA), Eija Koskivaara (MSParma, 25.4.), Seppo Keltamäki (JoKu, 26.4.)

The competition will take place following the competition rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation and the rules of the organizers of the FinnSpring 2015.

Individual race on Saturday, April 25th

Map: Orienteering map 04/2015, scale 1:10 000, contour interval of 5 m. Terrain planning by Jussi Silvennoinen, 2014. Printing 4/2015. The size of the map depending on the competition class is A3, A4S, A4 or A5. The map is in a plastic case. A model map can be seen at the start areas.

Terrain: Versatile cross-country area with mostly very good runability. In children"s and elder"s classes the terrain is particularly fast and the height differences are moderate. In the longer courses the terrain is more diverse and the height differences are larger.

Forbidden areas: House yards are forbidden areas. There are also a few forbidden areas that are marked to the map but not marked in the terrain. Entering forbidden areas will result in disqualification of the competitor. The competition area can only be entered during one’s personal competition.

Control points, punching system, Emit cards: A model control point can be seen by the info pole. An Emit punching system is used during the race. The runner is responsible for the working order of his Emit card. The control points look like the model control point by the info pole. The control code for some of the control points differs from the Emit code of the control point punch. This means the display of the Emit card shows a different number from the one at the control point. Rental cards can be purchased at the info desk.

NOTE 1! Check the functionality of the card in advance at the competition center with the 0 punch. A dysfunctional Emit card can be changed at the info center for a fee.

NOTE 2! The rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation say: "The competitor is disqualified if he has used an Emit card other than the one presented to the organizer..." Check carefully your Emit number from the start lists. Inaccurate information must be corrected before the competition by e-mail risto.kivinen@resultfellows.com by Friday, April 24 at 20:00 at the latest. After this date the corrections on the competition morning at the info desk.

Drink and first aid stations: Drink stations are marked on the competition map. There is a first aid station at the competition center as well as in the competition terrain (longer tracks). The first aid station in the competition terrain is marked on those maps that cover the area where the station is located.

Starting lists: The starting lists can be seen on the result board and at the start areas.

Starts: The first start on Saturday at 11:00. You will find the guidance for the starts at the info pole. You are not allowed to stray from the markings.

  • Start 1: distance 2000 m
  • Start 2: distance 1800 m
  • Start 3: distance 1800 m
  • Start 4: distance 600 m

The classes and the length of the track by start:

Start 1 km   Start 2 km   Start 3 km   Start 4 km
D16E 5,4   H15 4,7   D15 4,6   D12          2,4
D17-20E 7,6   H16 5,1   D16 4,8   D13 2,9
D20 6,5   H18 6,7   D18 5,6   D14 3,2
D21A 7,4   H21C 4,9   D21C 3,7   H/D10 1,9
D21AL 5,2   H35AL 6,8   D35 6,3   H/D10RR 2,0
D21E 9,6   H40AL 6,4   D40 6,1   H12 2,5
H16E 6,6   H45A 8,2   D45 5,4   H/D12TR 2,2
H17-20E 10,1   H45AL 6,4   D50 5,3   H13 3,4
H20 8,3   H50A 8,0   D55 5,0   H14 3,6
H21A1 11,7   H50AL 6,2   D60 4,4   H80, D70 2,7
H21A2 11,6   H55A 7,6   D65 3,7   H85, D75 2,3
H21A3 11,7   H55AL 5,0         H90, D80 2,0
H21AL 7,6   H60A 6,9            
H21E 13,7   H60AL 5,0            
H35A 9,2   H65A 5,9            
H40A 8,8   H65AL 4,5            
      H70A 5,0            
      H70AL 3,6            
      H75 4,5            

The competition numbers, Emit control slips and the control descriptions: Runners for all the classes wear number bibs that are obtainable at the competition center. Take along own safety pins. The number bib must not be folded. The Emit control slips are obtainable at the starting point. The control descriptions ARE PRINTED ON THE MAPS. There are also separate control descriptions available excluding the classes H/D17-20 and H/D16E. There are no fixing tools or covers for the control descriptions.

Instructions for starts 1, 2 and 3: The guidance for the starts begins at the info pole. The starts are to the north of the competition center. You are not allowed to stray from the markings, the surrounding areas are part of the competition terrain. There are toilettes on the way.

The competitor is called to the start area four minutes before his starting time. Resetting the Emit card takes place three minutes before the start. Each competitor is responsible for resetting his own Emit card. The competitor sees the competition map two minutes before the start. The competitor proceeds beside his own map 1 minute before the start. He can take hold of the map at the start. There is a short marked route to the K-point which is at the end of the marked route indicated by a control point flag.

Pre-start for trial classes H/D17-20E and H/D16E: Pre-start area is opened at 10:30. Every competitor has to arrive to the pre-start area by 12:15. The competition numbers will be checked when competitor arrives to the pre-start. After arriving to the pre-start area the competitors are not allowed to leave the area to among the other competitors.

Only competitors arriving in time to the pre-start are allowed to participate to the competition. Others will be disqualified. The use of mobile phones, computers, tablets etc. is prohibited on the pre-start area and will lead to disqualification. Warm-up is allowed only on the road marked by the organizers. Leaving the pre-start area will lead to disqualification.

There is a tent and toilet on the pre-start area. Clothes and other materials will be delivered from the pre-start area to the competition center in every 45 minutes. Mark your equipment and bags clearly. The organizers do not provide any bags or other packing material.

The route from the pre-start area to the actual start area is marked. You are not allowed to stray from the markings. The control descriptions are only printed on the maps. The competitors have been chosen by the coaches of the Finnish Orienteering Federation.

The possible disqualifications calls on the pre-start area are made by the regulators of the area. Disqualified competitors must leave their competition number and return back to the competition center.

Start 4: Start 4 is for classes H80-90, D70-80, H/D14 and younger. The guidance for the start begins at the info pole. The start is around 600 m to the south of the competition center. You are not allowed to stray from the markings, the surrounding areas are part of the competition terrain.

Emit control slips are available at the start. The control descriptions are printed on the maps. Separate control descriptions are available excluding classes H/D10RR. There are no fixing tools or covers for the control descriptions.

5 minutes before the start: The competitor is called by name to the guidance station. The control station has the maps for H/D10RR- and H/D12TR classes with course marked. The K-point is marked on the maps of other children"s classes (not the whole course). Help is given at the guidance station. The staff helps with the model maps if necessary.

4 minutes before the start: The starting time and the competition number are checked.

3 minutes before the start: The Emit card is reset

2 minutes before the start: The competitors for the class H/D10RR get the competition map and the necessary information 2 minutes before the starting time. The competitors for class H/D12TR get a competition map of their own. There is a model map with the K-point available for other classes.

1 minute before the start: The competitors for classes H/D12-14 can take their competition map from a bucket marked by their class to explore the course. The competitors for the younger classes can further explore their tracks. Classes H80-90 and D70-80 can take their map at the moment of start.

The start takes place at the K-point, meaning that the starting point is the same as the start triangle on the map.

Separate instructions for RR- and TR -courses: In RR-course the map includes marked route along which the control points are located. This marked path is shown with a white ribbon in the terrain. You may stray from the marked path. The control points are similar to the model control point and the control flag has a code RR1, RR2 etc. on each side. The punch board also has the same code. The control points must be punched in a numerical order. The guidance of the TR-course is the same as the guidance of the RR-course. The control points are a bit separate from the marked path and they are marked with ordinary number codes. Check the correspondence of the number codes from the control descriptions. The last control point is the same for all the competitors. The control point has several punches with one of them with the RR sign and the rest of them with a number code. At the last control point you can choose any punch. The marked route from the last control point to the finishing line must not be strayed. The competitor must punch in at the finish. Each incorrect or missing punch results in adding 10 minutes to the time of the RR class competitor, the run is not disqualified. In all the other classes an incorrect punch leads to disqualification.

Finishing line: There is a marked route from the last control point to the finishing line. There is an ONLINE PUNCHING at the finishing line! A missing punch from the finishing line leads to disqualification class RR extra 10 minutes). After punching at the finishing line the competitor continues to the discharge point where the Emit card is checked. Unclear cases are sorted out right away at the Wailing Wall. The finishing line closes at 17:00 on Saturday. The maps are not collected at the finishing line. According to the orienteering rules the competitors are not allowed to show the competition map or the course to other competitors or his staff before the last starting time of the last race. Also, the use of a personal map is forbidden during the relay competition on Sunday. Fair play!

Dropping out: Competitors who drop out the race must come to the finishing line or let the staff at the finishing line know about it in some other way.

Open courses: Open courses takes place only on Saturday. On Sunday there is an open individual mass start competition. Late entries can be made by signing in at the info center on Saturday by 5 pm (fee 20/14 €).

The open courses start is between 11:30-13:30 on Saturday. The fee is 10 euro, runners under 16 years 5 euro + a possible rental fee for the Emit card 5 €. A plastic case is included in the price. The sale for the maps only on the above given times. Registration and payment at the start of the open courses. A separate start and finish area near the competition center. The guidance for the start begins at the info pole. The start is around 400 m to the south of the competition center. The control descriptions are printed on the maps, no separate descriptions. Open course runners do not have insurance coverage by the organizers.

Relay competition and individual mass start competition on Sunday, April 26th

Map: Orienteering map 04/2015, scale 1:10 000, contour interval of 5 m. Terrain planning by Jussi Silvennoinen, 2014. Printing 4/2015. The map is in a plastic case. Check that you take the right map. You can get a reserve map from the staff if needed. The control descriptions are printed on the map. A model map can be seen at the changeover area.

Terrain: Versatile cross-country area with mostly very good runability. In children"s and elder"s classes the terrain is particularly fast and the height differences are moderate. In the longer courses the terrain is more diverse and the height differences are larger.

Classes and course lengths

H21A  9,1 km
D21A, H21AL, H120  6,5 km
H150, H15-18  5,3 km
H180, D120, D21AL  4,3 km
D15-18, D150, H/D21C  4,0 km
H210, D180  3,9 km
H/D14  3,5 km
H/D12TR  2,3 km
H/D10-12TR  2,1-2,3 km
A  8,6 km
B  7,0 km
C  5,9 km
D  4,5 km
E  3,8 km
F  3,2 km

Running order: The running orders for the relay teams must be presented primarily online on IRMA–service by 18:00 on Saturday, April 25. If this is not possible, you can present the running order on a form sheet available at the info center. Return the form sheet at the info center by 17:00 on Saturday, April 25. Changes in the running order presented at the info center thereafter are charged 10 euro/ team.

Competition material: Number bibs are used by all classes. They are available by teams at the competition center on Sunday. Emit control slips are available by the number bids. Own safety pins. All classes wear yellow based numbers on the last leg.

Starts and exchanges: The entrance to the start and the changeover zone is opened at 9:30. The Emit card is directed to the competitor by the bar code found in the number on the chest. This takes place in the Emit check-in point. Reserve enough time for the check-up. Each Emit card can only be used once during the competition and only in one leg. After the Emit card check the card is reset. Move to the start area in time. The competitors are not allowed to use spike shoes. Dobb shoes are allowed.

Start times and classes:

10:00: D21, H210, H150, D15-18, H/D14.

10:10: D180, D21AL, H15-18, H/D12, H180, H21AL.

10:20: H21, H120, D120, H/D21C, D150, H/D10-12TR.

Individual mass start classes A, B, C: 10:00; and individual mass start classes D, E and F: 10:10 (NOTE: start times updated).

All classes have 3 legs. Individual mass start classes A-D have butterfly loops, the shorter classes are straight.

Special instructions for the first leg: The start and the warm-up area are entered as shown by the guidance through the Emit check-in point. The runners for the 1st leg and the runners taking part in the mass start for individual races are grouped in start squares according to the starting time. The maps are placed under boards. The runner takes his/her position behind his/her map. The runner him-/herself is solely responsible for taking the right map. The runner may take the map only after the start shot has been fired.

In classes H/D14, H/D12, H/D10-H/D12TR and F the maps are handed over to the competitor in hands folded. The fold may only be opened 1 minute before the start with the permission from the staff.

Changeover: The changeover time of a runner coming to the changeover is received from the changeover punch at the finishing line. The runner gives out his/her map to the staff immediately after the changeover punch and continues to the map stand.

The runner coming to the changeover is responsible for giving the right map to the next leg. Running with a wrong map will lead to disqualification of the team. If the map for the next leg is not in the stand, the in-coming runner must inform the staff about it. In this case the changeover takes place at the changeover fence and the next runner in line gets the map behind the changeover fence from the staff taking care of extra maps. Lost time is not compensated.

The runner proceeds to the punch control after the exchange. Unclear cases are sorted out at the Wailing Wall. Rental Emit cards must be returned after the finish at the info center. There is a fee of 60 euro for an unreturned Emit card.

H/D10RR/TR and H/D12TR: In RR-course the map includes marked route along which the control points are located. This marked path is shown with a white ribbon in the terrain. You may stray from the marked path. The control points are similar to the model control point and the control flag has a code RR1, RR2 etc. on each side. The punch board also has the same code. The control points must be punched in a numerical order. The guidance of the TR-course is the same as the guidance of the RR-course. The control points are a bit separate from the marked path and they are marked with ordinary number codes. Check the correspondence of the number codes from the control descriptions. The last control point is the same for all the competitors. The control point has several punches with one of them with the RR sign and the rest of them with a number code. At the last control point you can choose any punch. The marked route from the last control point to the finishing line must not be strayed. The competitor must punch in at the finish. Each incorrect or missing punch results in adding 10 minutes to the time of the RR class competitor, the run is not disqualified. In all the other classes an incorrect punch leads to disqualification.

Further instructions for classes H/D10RR/TR and H/D12TR: Each H/D10-12 RR/TR –class team must have at least one girl. The first leg is a TR-course and the second and third ones are RR-courses. There is no forking on the legs. The TR legs of the class H/D10RR/TR has the same 10-minute extra time rule for a missing punch as with RR legs (a missing punch does not result in disqualification).

Further instructions for class H/D12: Each H/D12 class team must have at least one girl. The maximum age is 12 years. The first leg is normal orienteering, the second leg is TR and the third leg is normal orienteering. There is forking on the first and the third leg.

Further instructions for class H/D14: Each H/D14 class team must have at least one girl. There is forking on all the legs.

Further instructions for classes H/D 120, 150, 180 and 210: The team’s total age must be at least 120, 150, 180 or 210 years. The minimum age limits for relays are: H/D120 35 years, H/D150 40 years, H/D180 50 years and H210 60 years.

Closure of the legs and Mass start: A mass start is arranged if necessary. The normal changeover is stopped 10 minutes before the mass start. There is an announcement about the mass start.

Finishing line: The competitor coming to the finish runs into the finish line lane. This also concerns individual runners taking part in the mass start. The finish line referee judges the standing at the finishing line. The finish punch is made immediately after crossing the finish line. The competitor gives out the map to the staff and continues to the Emit check station. The finish for relay closes at 15:30.

Returning of the maps: Maps are returned after the mass start. Follow announcements.

Control points and punching: The control points look the same as the model control point. The control code for some control points differs from the Emit code of the control point punch. That is the Emit card display number differs from the control code. A changeover and finishing line punching is in use in the competition.

Competition center

Result board: The result board is located at the competition center. The results can also be seen on the organizer’s website after the competition.

Distribution of prizes: The distribution of prizes takes place according to the directions from the announcers in classes H/D21E, H/D17-20E, and H/D16E. Follow the announcements. All 10-classes runners get their prizes immediately at the prize distribution area after finishing the race. All the other prizes are available after the official results at the prize distribution area near the info center. The amount of awardees is shown on the result board. The prizes for the relay race are distributed by classes after the official results. Follow the announcements. The amount of awardees is shown on the result board.

Toilettes: The toilettes are located in the competition center, guidance from the info pole. Starts 1, 2 and 3 have a toilette on Saturday.

Washing: Washing outdoors. Warm water. The use of shampoo and soap is strictly prohibited for environmental reasons.

Restaurant: Hot meals, sausages, coffee, sweet bread and soft drinks served on both days. Payments only with money, credit cards can"t be used.

Separate vending stalls also have candy. There are also sports equipment stores in the area.

Kids zone ("Muksula"): There is a free kids zone in the competition center (Saturday 10:00-15:00, Sunday 9:00 - 13:00).

First aid: The first aid station is located near the finish line area in the competition center.

Parking: At the competition center on the airfield area. The parking fee of 4€ is valid for both days. The parking fee is for covering the rental of the whole airfield for the competition.

The parking fee is collected when arriving on the competition center. In order to ensure smooth process, reserve 4 euros in advance before the collecting point! Place the parking ticket inside the car to be seen through the windshield. Parking tickets are also checked upon leaving. It is possible to pay the fee also upon leaving if the fee was not collected while arriving. Save your parking ticket if you are attending the events on Sunday.

HAVE A GREAT RACE!

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