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Event 4 2012 -2013 PDF Print E-mail

Event No 4 – UNPA, Nicosia – Wed 24 Sep 12
Date: Wednesday 24 October 2012.

Location: Registration, start and finish will take place at the sports pitches, UNPA.

Travel: Come off the Limassol-Nicosia highway at the first exit after the big stadium on the left of the highway. Take the first exit towards Troodos and stay on that road over several lights and roundabouts to a T-junction with a big church on your right. Turn right here and go along till you see Nicosia University on your right just after some lights. Take the next turning left which is on a bend to the right. This will take you to the main UNPA gate (Foxtrot Gate). Military ID cards or gate pass required. The registration, start and finish will be near the sports pitches. From Foxtrot Gate follow the RED set of tac arrows to number 8.

NB -Please contact Diana by e-mail or phone if you require a gate pass ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Mobile: 99413479) – send your full name & car details – reg no., make & colour – and a gate pass will be sent to you by e-mail.

Timings: Registration will be available from 0930 hrs and the course will be open from 0945 hrs. Last start will be at 1145 hrs and the course will close at 1300 hrs.

NB – UNFICYP be will hosting its own internal event in conjunction with this league event on the same day. The UNFICYP event will start earlier but there might be an overlap, However there will be plenty of slots for league runners and no delays should be encountered.

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: Good runnable ground consisting of undulating, open bondu with small steep ridges and re-entrants, criss-crossed with numerous roads, tracks and paths. There are several small OOB areas which will be marked on the maps. Please note that there are some small, unmarked patches of barbed wire out on the ground. These are obviously visible in daylight and can/should be circumnavigated to avoid injury.

Map: The 1:10,000 ‘UNPA’ Map updated October 2012. Maps will be pre-marked. Loose control descriptions will be available.

Equipment: Runners are to provide their own compass and whistle.  Full leg coverage is recommended but not compulsory.

Facilities: There are toilets and shower blocks located adjacent to the sports pitches.  Water will be available at the registration area. Further refreshments and food may be purchased from concessions in the UNPA (Ermes, CESSAC & CIANO’s).


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