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Event 2 2012 -2013 PDF Print E-mail

Cyprus Services Orienteering League (CSOL) 
Event No 2 – Melanda
Date: Wednesday 19  September 2012.
Location: Registration, will take place at the car park of the Melanda Beach Restaurant, WSBA.  (Map Series GSGS5391A, grid ref 7734).
Travel: If travelling from the east, exit the A6 Motorway at Junction 38, sign posted for Avdimou.  At the top of the slip road, turn left towards Pissouri.  Following the signs for Melanda Beach Restaurant, take the first right, then turn immediately left.  A kite will be placed at this junction.  Follow the narrow road/track south towards the beach.
Timings: Registration will be available from 0900 hrs and the course will be open from 0915 hrs. Last start will be at 1115 hrs and the course will close at 1245 hrs.
Courses: Two courses will be available:
Blue Course (AOA B) - A technically difficult course (TD5) of approximately 6 kms.
Red Course (AOA C) - A less difficult course (TD3) of approximately 4 kms.
Terrain: The ground consists of a large area of undulating, open bondu and there are many small ridges, valleys, spurs and re-entrants.  There are some steep slopes but there are also plenty of tracks and paths to contour on.  In places, the bondu is dense and difficult to pass through.  There are several small OOB areas.
Map: 1:10,000 Melanda Master Map dated 2009, with minor updates in Jun 2012.  Maps will be pre-marked with loose control descriptions.  Units with a large number of participants are requested to contact the event planner at least 48hrs prior to the event so that sufficient maps can be printed.  A first glace at the map is given below:
Equipment: Runners are to provide their own compass and whistle.  Full leg coverage is recommended for the blue course.
Facilities: There are toilets and refreshments available at Melanda Beach Restaurant; there is also a public beach shower available at Melanda Beach.  Water will be available at the registration area.
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