Coyote Park Salmon Arm
September 14th 2017 5:30pm
Organizers: Ken Bakker (Event Director), David Bakker (Course Planner)
Map: Coyote Park
Thanks to all who came out, results are now posted. We had a couple of small glitches, so some peoples times are estimates. Don't forget to join us next week at South Canoe
Remember the fun of a mass start race from this past spring at Pileated Woods? Salmon Arm FARSTA Volume 2 (don't worry, we still don't know what this means either - our best guess is a town in Norway!) is being cooked up this week at Coyote Park by the Bakker family.
Get ready for absolute
mayhem in the forest. Although it is a small
park, this will be a very exciting event. Modeled off of the Greater
Vancouver Orienteering Club sprint camp FARSTA, it promises a fun run around the woods.
This event will be a lot flatter than last week, but will have a couple of small climbs.
There are lots of bushes and undergrowth, and we will be sending you off trails for a fair bit of the race, so wear long pants for this event if you don't want to get scratched.
Event Format This Week:
The format this week is called a 1 man relay, in the FARSTA style. Basically, it is a mass start race, where there are four different loops. Each competitor going around each loop once, but with everybody going around the loops in different orders. To add even more excitement, there are two different variations of each loop, so you never know if that person you are following is going the same place as you are! Basically, everyone has a very similar course in terms of distance and difficulty, but everyone does it in different orders and they are slightly different, so you can't follow anyone! If this sounds confusing, don't worry, just follow your map and ignore what everyone else is doing. Also, we'll explain it a bit more when you arrive before the start.
You can feel free and run or walk this event in groups, alternate legs with a partner, or basically do whatever you want as long as you have fun in the forest!
Please show up at 5:30 so we can teach you some
of the basics of orienteering before you head out on course. There is a
beginner specific course if you do not want to deal with the insanity
of the mass start.
- 5:30 - Registration opens and Beginner Instruction
- 5:45 - Walk to start (it is in the middle of the forest, so don't be late!)
- 5:50 - Mass Start
- 7:15 - Courses Close - please report to finish before you leave.
Parking and Meeting Location:
We will meet at the main entrance to Coyote Park as shown on the map at the bottom of the page.
There are three different options this week. You can do all four loops by yourself (sign up for Mass Start Individual), you can alternate loops with a partner - so you each do 2 (sign up for Mass Start Relay and we will figure out teams), or beginner which is a normal point to point course if you don't want to do the mass start at all.