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Event 1 2013 -2014 PDF Print E-mail

EVENT NO 1 – WED  11 SEP 2013

1. The first event in the Cyprus Services Orienteering League for the 2013-2014 Season, will be held on Wednesday 11 September 2013 and will take place in the form of an urban sprint event, in and around Palechori village, hosted by UNFICYP.

2. Details of the event are as follows:


Event Details 

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2012

Location: Registration, start and finish will be in the centre of the village by the cafes, and close to the car park. Please note there is a small underground car park below.

Travel: Palechori is best reached from Nicosia,or via Tseri and Dheftera if driving from Limassol or Larnaca. This route is probably quicker than driving through the mountains, unless you are driving direct from Troodos Station. Take the E903 South West and follow the signs for Palechori. Please see maps below. From the main road take the left turn signposted for the Police Station and this will take you over the hill and down into the village centre. 

Timings: Registration will be available from 0945 hrs and the course will be open from 1000 hrs. Last start will be at 1200 hrs and the course will close at 1300 hrs. Starts will be staggered and there is to be a gap of at least five minutes between runners and ten minutes between members of the same team on the Blue Course. Two minutes per runner and four minutes per member of the same team on the Red course.

Courses: Three courses will be available:

Blue Course                - A moderately technical course of approximately 5 kms

Red Course                    -           A less technical course of approximately 3.5 kms.

Yellow/orange Course  -           A simple beginners course of approximately 1.5 km

Terrain: The village rises steeply on both sides of a valley, with a seasonal river running through it. There are three crossing points (bridges). Plenty of narrow, twisty village roads and foot paths – some tarmac, some cobbled, some loose surface. Competitors are to avoid trespassing on private property and gardens.

Map: The 1:3,000  ‘Palechori’ Map will be used. This map was produced for Orientaction in 2013 by Michael Savvides and is used with their kind permission. Maps will be pre-marked. Loose control descriptions will be available.
 A sample of part of the map is attached.

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

Facilities: Water will be available at the registration area but further beverages and refreshments may be purchased from the nearby village cafes and restaurants, where there are toilet facilities.

(Reminder) As per CSOL Rules ie: The winner of Blue Course will receive 1000 points, the winner of Red Course 750 points and the winner of the Yellow/Orange Course 500 points. Subsequent scores will be winner’s time divided by runner’s time multiplied by 1000 for Blue, 750 for Red Course and 500 for Yellow/Orange Course. Team points will be awarded for the top 4 runners who have scored the highest within a team. Teams may enter as many personnel as they wish on each course. Teams organising an event will be awarded 3000 points and their fastest other runner will make up the overall team score.

3. Further information, if required, can be obtained from the undersigned at the above contact numbers or e-mail.

4. For more about Palechori, please check out the village web site at
Diana Bridger
  UNFICYP Orienteering Rep.


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