BULLETIN 3

WELCOME

The Regional Orienteering Federation (F.O.R.M.) is pleased to welcome everybody that enjoys orienteering to the 34th International Trophy Murcia Costa Cálida in Zarzadilla de Totana, Lorca, Región de Murcia, Spain.

IOF AND FEDO EVENT ADVISER

  • Rafael Arranz Muñoz.

JURY

Jury WRE:

  • Santiago del Moral Durá (Spain) IOF Event Adviser.

  • José Fernando Gómez Rueda (Colombia) IOF Event Adviser.

  • Juan Pedro Caraça-Valente Hérnandez (Portugal).

  • IOF Event Adviser (no vote): Rafael Arranz Muñoz.

  • Organizer (no vote): José Antonio García Murcia.

Jury spanish orienteering league:

  • Anna Amigó Bertrán, clubs.

  • Alberto Mínguez Viñambres, runners.

  • Rafael Arranz Muñoz, FEDO EA.

  • José Antonio García Murcia, organizer, no vote.

  • Reserve: Santiago del Moral Durá.

ACCESS

Road accesses will not be marked.

  • Long and middle races:

    • How to get to competition area.

      • The recommended access from the south (Andalucia, C. Valenciana, Corvera or Alicante Airport, Lorca, Totana, Alhama, Murcia, etc) is via exit 633 of the A7 towards RM-711, towards Caravaca. Then take the C9 towards Aledo-Zarzadilla de Totana: See southern access. Until the parking area of ​​the long and medium race there will be a 3 km itinerary along a dirt forest track that will be marked.

      • The recommended access from the north (Castilla la Mancha, Madrid, Caravaca, Cehegín, Bullas, Calasparra, etc) is from the RM-711 taking the C-11 towards Las Terreras and Zarzadilla de Totana: See north access. Until the parking area of ​​the long and medium race there will be a 4 km itinerary along a dirt forest track that will be market.

      • From the car park for the long race to the car park for the sprint race there are 8 km by car, 3 on a dirt road and 5 on a narrow country road with a surface in poor condition.

  • Sprint race:

    • How to get to competition area.

      • From this point the vehicles will have to follow a marked itinerary of 1 km along a paved road that goes around Zarzadilla de Totana. It will be completely forbidden to park outside the parking areas of the sprint race established by the organization. Vehicles and motorhomes must be removed from these parking areas immediately at the end of the race.

ACCOMODATIONS

Accomodations in Lorca.

Accommodations in the rest of the Region of Murcia.

  • In the long and middle races: Liquid refreshment for runners at the finish line through large-capacity water bottles, so it is recommended that runners bring their own glass to refresh themselves in this area. The solid provisioning will consist of two types of fruit, without products that require bagging.

  • In the sprint race: Only liquid refreshment for runners at the finish line through large-capacity water bottles, so it is recommended that runners bring their own glass to refresh themselves in this area.

  • In the long race: With the aim of reducing the use of plastic, the provisioning will be located at a control, this will consist of water that will be provided in a glass, for those who do not carry a container in the race. The design of the routes has conditioned the situation of the provisioning, for this reason in the record of distances and unevenness of the test the number of provisioning stations of each route and the distance from the exit to it are reported, so that the runner can estimate if he should carry some container to stock up on the race or not. There are categories that do not have provisioning in the race: See table.

  • In the sprint and middle races will be no provisioning water during the race.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

RULES

FEDO RULES.

IOF RULES.

SPECIFIC TECHNICAL INFORMATION OF THE EVENT

  • To win the Costa Calida Trophy in your category you must run both the E2 and E4 races (Saturday and Sunday morning). The regional race and sprint race (E1 and E3) will not score for the Costa Calida Trophy.

  • The SPORTident Air + system will be used in all races; In addition to the SIAC model, it is possible to use the SI-Card 8, SI-Card 9, SI-Card 10, SI-Card 11, comCard or pCard models. Other older models are out of print and, although they are not usually a problem these days, Sportident makes no guarantees that they will work properly; will use them at his own risk.

  • Description of controls: In accordance with IOF rules, they will be available at the start of the races. They will also be printed on each of the maps.

  • There will be no physical number bibs for the runners, but in the middle race, in the pre-start, a numbered label will be given that all the runners in the chasing start must wear glued and fastened with a safety pin on the left shoulder.

  • SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR THE LONG AND MIDDLE RACES:

    • The competition area of ​​the long and middle races is private land, access being prohibited, outside competition hours, without the authorization of the owners.

    • Warm-up map: Between the Competition Center and the pre-start (in the long and middle races) there will be a small warm-up map for making contact with the terrain. The warm-up map will be available at the different stages of the competition and can be collected next to the sign, located next to the competition center, indicating the start. Once used, it will be deposited in a drawer located at the pre-start, giving other runners the option to use it that same day or the next day

    • In the area of ​​the long and medium run there are some processionary nests in the branches of the pine trees, it is recommended to avoid contact with them as they can cause stinging effects.

    • Prohibited cultivation areas: On the land there are cultivation areas that are planted, these appear on the map with the prohibited area symbol (see example), although on the ground they are not marked with tape, their limits are evident. It will not be possible to cross these zones, allowing passage between them or along the edge of the crops.

    • Due to the lack of rainfall, the vegetation is quite dry, so it is advisable to wear long pants.

    • The terrain in some areas has loose stones, which in the case of steep slopes can be dangerous, so good grip footwear is recommended. A cleated sole is preferable, and spiked shoes are discouraged.

    • Seasonal torrents, indicated on the map with the symbol 306 (dashed blue line) in areas with little unevenness, can become barely visible on the ground, due to the low vegetation (esparto grass).

The competition areas are embargoed areas for competitors, team officials and others who through knowledge of the terrain or the competitions, may influence the results of the competitions, it is forbidden to enter the embargoed area. The area will be embargoed until the competitions are over.

COVID

PROGRAM

E1 REGIONAL MIDDLE DISTANCE RACE 6 MARCH 2022:

EO OFFICIAL TRAININGS FROM 7 TO 10 MARCH 2022:

ME MODEL EVENT 11 MARCH 2022:

  • Model event.

    • New map: Cerro del Silillo.

    • How to get to model evet map.

    • Mapper: Juan Fco. Sánchez Sánchez.

      • Fieldwork January 2022.

    • Course planner: Salvador Martínez Cánovas.

  • From 10 to 18 hours.

  • Map (pdf file).

  • The model race controls will be marked with yellow tapes with the black number control code.

  • THE MODEL EVENT MAP CAN BE PICKED UP PRINTED ON PAPER AT THE DECATHLON THADER IN MURCIA DURING THE OPENING HOURS OF THE STORE FROM WEDNESDAY 9 TO FRIDAY 11 MARCH. How arrived to Decathlon Thader


E2 LONG DISTANCE RACE WRE 12 MARCH 2022:

  • Long distance race WRE for M/F-E and public competition for all categories (score for 34CC) in the morning, in Zarzadilla de Totana, Lorca.

    • Distances, climbs, controls, distance from the start to the refreshment points in the race and scales of each of the categories.

    • Access:

      • How to get to competition area.

        • The recommended access from the south (Andalucia, C. Valenciana, Corvera or Alicante Airport, Lorca, Totana, Alhama, Murcia, etc) is via exit 633 of the A7 towards RM-711, towards Caravaca. Then take the C9 towards Aledo-Zarzadilla de Totana: See southern access. Until the parking area of ​​the long and medium race there will be a 3 km itinerary along a dirt forest track that will be marked.

        • The recommended access from the north (Castilla la Mancha, Madrid, Caravaca, Cehegín, Bullas, Calasparra, etc) is from the RM-711 taking the C-11 towards Las Terreras and Zarzadilla de Totana: See north access. Until the parking area of ​​the long and medium race there will be a 4 km itinerary along a dirt forest track that will be market.

        • Distance from the parking to the pre-start (call -12 minutes) 650 meters (8 minutes on foot).

        • Competition center is 100 meters from the car park, in the competition center there will be:

          • Information point with:

            • Secretary.

            • Collection of rented Sportident cards.

            • Box for lost objects.

          • GPS pick-up point for the last 40 M-E runners to start and the last 20 F-E runners.

          • Cafeteria service, sandwiches and food:

          • Large tent for shelter in case of rain.

          • Shopping area.

          • Toilets.

          • Medical services.

          • Finish.

          • Sportident download.

          • Liquid refreshment for runners at the finish line through large-capacity water bottles, so it is recommended that runners bring their own glass to refresh themselves in this area. The solid provisioning will consist of two types of fruit, without products that require bagging.

    • New map: Loa Apedreaos.

      • Mapper: Juan Fco. Sánchez Sánchez.

      • Fieldwork December 2021 and January 2022.

      • Special symbols:

        • Holm oak: Green dot (418). Represented from 1.5 meters high.

        • Fallen Tree: Green X (419). Most are dry, having been overturned years ago; although there are also others that have fallen more recently that still maintain greenness, despite being lying down with roots out. It has been given importance in the drawing representing most of them, so some may not be prominent on the ground.

        • Hunting post. Black X (531). We find them of two types: square-shaped built with pallets. And circular in shape built with esparto grass and stones, this one of lower height than the other type.

    • Course planner: José Aº García Murcia.

      • Course planner comments: The long race of this edition of the Costa Cálida takes place in the Cerro de los “Apedreaos” and the Alhagüeces area, located south of the urban center of Zarzadilla de Totana. The routes run through three different areas: The northern part of the Hill, where the slope is more pronounced and the vegetation limits speed more. The western part that presents a relief marked by water erosion, with abundant relief details. And the southern part, with a gentler slope where areas of semi-open forest, crops and paths alternate. Only the longest routes will run through the northern area. The routes have been prepared using long sections, in which the choice of route will be essential, alternating them with shorter ones, which together with the changes of direction will require the use of different orientation techniques. Always looking for a dynamic race with options and that poses a challenge to the participants.

      • Land description: Located between 700 and 900 m. of altitude. Typical Mediterranean. Made entirely of Aleppo pine, it offers good visibility and runability, mostly except on the northeast slope where vegetation and unevenness are more abundant. As for the predominant thicket, esparto is found, covering almost all the ground. In a scattered way, Kermes oaks appear that have been represented as green. The relief is the most interesting part of the terrain, highlights the elevation of a hill that separates both slopes of north and south; being the southern slope the most extensive and with gentler slopes. The scarcity of rocky elements is pleasantly compensated by the richness of relief elements. A large number of small streams created by water erosion have been represented, which without being accused have been given importance. Due to the esparto grass, the visibility of these small streams is greatly reduced.

      • Photos of the terrain.

    • Starts:

      • The pre-start call will be made -12 minutes before the time of each of the runners, the pre-start is 650 meters from the car park.

      • Between the pre-start and start1 and 2 there will be 800 meters.

      • Start 1: For the official categories and CNEA from 7:45 am.

      • Start 2: For the OPEN categories, with departure with no assigned time between 9:30 and 11:00.

    • Distances, climbs, controls, distance from the start to the refreshment points in the race and scales of each of the categories.

    • The U-10 and OPEN-AMARILLO categories will have a section marked with ribbons, which will be indicated in the description of controls.

    • Refreshment points in the race: With the aim of reducing the use of plastic, the provisioning will be located at a control, this will consist of water that will be provided in a glass, for those who do not carry a container in the race. The design of the routes has conditioned the situation of the provisioning, for this reason in the record of distances and unevenness of the test the number of provisioning stations of each route and the distance from the exit to it are reported, so that the runner can estimate if he should carry some container to stock up on the race or not. There are categories that do not have provisioning in the race: See table.

    • Closing of the finish line 180 minutes after the start of the last runner.

    • 11:00 a.m. children's games in the competition center for all children, without registration, meeting place next to the information point.

E3 SPRINT RACE WRE 12 MARCH 2022:

  • Sprint race WRE form M/F-E and public competition for all categories in the afternoon,in Zarzadilla de Totana, Lorca.

    • Distances, climbs, number of controls of each of the categories and scales.

    • E3-sprint race distances are measured on the red line. Being a terrain in which there are natural obstacles (buildings, impassable walls, etc...), the real distance of the routes can oscillate between 10% and 20% of those published for each route.

    • Access:

      • How to get to competition area.

        • From this point the vehicles will have to follow a marked itinerary of 1 km along a paved road that goes around Zarzadilla de Totana. It will be completely forbidden to park outside the parking areas of the sprint race established by the organization. Vehicles and motorhomes must be removed from these parking areas immediately at the end of the race.

        • From the car park for the long race to the car park for the sprint race there are 8 km by car, 3 on a dirt road and 5 on a narrow country road with a surface in poor condition.

      • Distance from the farthest parking area to the start 1100 meters.

      • In the competition center there will be:

        • Secretary.

        • Collection of rented Sportident cards.

        • GPS pick-up point for the last 40 M-E runners to start and the last 20 F-E runners.

        • Toilets.

        • Medical services.

        • Finish.

        • Sportident download.

        • Liquid refreshment for runners at the finish line through large-capacity water bottles, so it is recommended that runners bring their own glass to refresh themselves in this area.

    • New map: Zarzadilla de Totana.

      • Mapper: Juan Fco. Sánchez Sánchez.

      • Fieldwork January 2022.

    • Course planner: Jesús Bernal Gómez.

      • Course planner comments: The sprint race of the 34th Costa Cálida takes place in the urban center of Zarzadilla de Totana, as well as its surroundings to the North and East. The race will start in the highest part of the map, with the start (quarantine for the categories ME, FE, M20E, F20E, M18E, and F18E) at the local sports center, in the vicinity of which is also the finish area. The first part of the races will run around the outside of the urban core, going through areas of olive and almond trees, terraces and arid land with good visibility, to later enter the town in an intricate labyrinth of old streets, orchards, stairs, land semi-open and some park, where it will be necessary to show both concentration and decision in choosing the fastest route to the controls. The town is on a slope, so the existence of terraces, embankments and cliffs is frequent on the map, some of which are used for the location of controls. This circumstance must also be taken into account when choosing the route. The road that delimits the map to the south cannot be used (purple line) although movement through its outer area is allowed.

      • Description of the land: The street is irregular and with a southeast slope orientation throughout the map. The orchard part is mostly terraced with olive trees, with a few almond trees. Small slopes of 1 m appear on the terraces. approx. Inside the urban nucleus, small watercourses (Canals) have been represented when they are representative and allow good legibility of the map, having a width of less than half a meter.

      • Terrain photos.

      • In the race there will be no liquid provisioning.

      • At the finish line there will be liquid refreshment through large capacity water bottles, so it is recommended that runners bring their own glass to refresh themselves in this area. There will be no solid provisioning.

    • First departures from 3:30 p.m.

    • From 3:00 p.m. no runner will be able to enter the competition area, and must wait for their start time in the area near the parking lot (next to the sports pavilion) and the finish line.

    • The pre-start call will be made -4 minutes before the time of each of the runners.

    • The starts for the OPEN categories will be between 16:00 and 17:30 hours without an assigned times.

    • Distances, climbs and number of controls of each of the categories.

    • Closing of the finish line 50 minutes after the start of the last runner.

E4 MIDDLE DISTANCE RACE WRE CHASING STARTS 13 MARCH 2022:

  • Middle distance race WRE for M/F-E and public competition (score for 34CC) with chasing start in the morning, in Zarzadilla de Totana, Lorca.

    • Distances, climbs, number of controls, starts that corresponds to each categorie and scales.

    • Access:

      • How to get to competition area.

        • The recommended access from the south (Andalucia, C. Valenciana, Corvera or Alicante Airport, Lorca, Totana, Alhama, Murcia, etc) is via exit 633 of the A7 towards RM-711, towards Caravaca. Then take the C9 towards Aledo-Zarzadilla de Totana: See southern access. Until the parking area of ​​the long and medium race there will be a 3 km itinerary along a dirt forest track that will be marked.

        • The recommended access from the north (Castilla la Mancha, Madrid, Caravaca, Cehegín, Bullas, Calasparra, etc) is from the RM-711 taking the C-11 towards Las Terreras and Zarzadilla de Totana: See north access. Until the parking area of ​​the long and medium race there will be a 4 km itinerary along a dirt forest track that will be market.

      • Distance from parking area to Start 1 (900 meters) and Start 2 (1100 meters).

      • In the competition center will be:

        • Spectator control through which the runners of the M-E, F-E, F-20E and M-20E categories will pass.

        • Information point with:

          • Secretary.

          • Collection of rented Sportident cards.

          • Box for lost objects.

        • GPS pick-up point for the last 40 M-E runners to start and the last 20 F-E runners.

        • Cafeteria service, sandwiches and food:

        • Large tent for shelter in case of rain.

        • Shopping area.

        • Toilets.

        • Medical services.

        • Finish.

        • Sportident download.

        • Liquid refreshment for runners at the finish line through large-capacity water bottles, so it is recommended that runners bring their own glass to refresh themselves in this area. The solid provisioning will consist of two types of fruit, without products that require bagging.

        • Prize giving Ceremony for long, sprint and middle WRE and Costa Cálida Trophy from 12:00 h. Draw of sports equipment among all participants.

    • New map: Los Alhagüeces.

      • Mapper: Juan Fco. Sánchez Sánchez.

      • Fieldwork December 2021 and January 2022.

      • Special symbols:

        • Holm oak: Green dot (418). Represented from 1.5 meters. Tall.

        • Fallen Tree: Green X (419). Most are dry, having been overturned years ago; although there are also others that have fallen more recently that still maintain greenness, despite being lying down with roots out. It has been given importance in the drawing representing most of them, so some may not be prominent on the ground.

        • Hunting post. Black X (531). We find them of two types: square-shaped built with pallets. And circular in shape built with esparto grass and stones, this one of lower height than the other type.

    • Course planner: Salvador Martínez Cánovas.

      • Course planner comments: The 34th COSTA CÁLIDA INTERNATIONAL TROPHY will take place in the municipality of Lorca, hamlet of Zarzadilla de Totana, and more specifically on the map called “Los Alhagüeces”. It is made up of the typical Mediterranean pine, with Aleppo pine forest and scrub, where esparto predominates. The area used for the middle distance will be the southern slope of the Los Apedreaos hill, which has ideal characteristics for this type of test. In it we will find more pronounced relief detail in the northern area, which will decrease in the central area, where the softness of the relief will mean that the orienteers will have to be in contact with the map at all times in order to avoid serious errors due to the Difficulty in relocation due to lack of great details. The center-south area of ​​the map is dotted with farming areas, which although at first glance it seems easy to navigate through them, it can be an added difficulty if we do not adapt to their characteristics. The terrain generally allows a medium-high running speed, although it must be taken into account that there are areas where the esparto grass is thicker and that will make it difficult, as well as how to navigate between this type of vegetation, the technique race will be very important to be able to get the maximum speed, in some areas the low vegetation of esparto grass makes the relief elements very difficult to appreciate. Early entry on the map will be very important, knowing how to identify the cartographer's criteria in the drawing of elements such as fallen trees, (green X 419) holm oaks (green dot 418). In the preparation of the routes, an attempt has been made to take into account that the precise reading of the map prevails, short sections and changes of direction, concentration and reading of the map can be decisive for the final result. Special attention must be paid to the control numbers of the beacons when they are, always at the regulatory distance, close to each other.

      • Description of the land: Located between 700 and 900 m. of altitude. Typical Mediterranean. Made entirely of Aleppo pine, it offers good visibility and runability, mostly except on the northeast slope where the vegetation and unevenness are more abundant. As for the predominant thicket, esparto is found, covering almost all the ground. In a scattered way, Kermes oaks appear that have been represented as green. The relief is the most interesting part of the terrain, highlights the elevation of a hill that separates both slopes of north and south; being the southern slope the most extensive and with gentler slopes. The scarcity of rocky elements is pleasantly compensated by the richness of relief elements. A large number of small streams created by water erosion have been represented, which without being accused have been given importance. Due to the esparto grass, the visibility of these small streams is greatly reduced.

      • Photos of the terrain.

    • Starts:

      • Start 1 (chasing start) to 900 meters on foot from the parking area.

      • The pre-start call will be made -7 minutes before the starting time of each runner. A numbered label will be given that all the runners in the chasing start must wear glued and fastened with a safety pin on the left shoulder.

      • Entrance to the starting gate -5 minutes before the starting time of each runner.

      • The first hour of chasing starts for each category being as follows:

        • 9:00: M/F-70.

        • 9:10: M/F-65.

        • 9:20: M/F-60.

        • 9:30: M/F-55.

        • 9:40: M/F16E.

        • 9:50: M/F-18E.

        • 10:00: M/F-35B.

        • 10:10: M/F-50.

        • 10:20: M/F-20E.

        • 10:30: M/F-45.

        • 10:40: M/F-21B.

        • 10:50: M/F-40.

        • 11:00: M/F-21A.

        • 11:10: M/F-35A.

        • 11:30: M/F-E.

        • Start times for the next runners will be calculated by the difference in minutes and seconds behind the winner in the long distance race up to a cut-off point of 30 minutes. The rest of the runners will then start with a difference of 1 minute in between each one of them. In M-F ELITE those runners who are more than 30 minutes behind the winner will leave at 9:00 according to the classification of the long distance race. Anyone not having run the long distance race on Saturday will start at the end with a start time decided by a draw.

        • Start lists will be displayed on this web from 21:00 h Saturday 12th March.

        • Runners must be at the start lane 5 minutes before their official time. If a competitor arrives late, he/she should inform the organisers and access the start through the "Salidas tarde - Late Start" lane. Changes to start times won't be made under any circumstances. In the pre-start, a numbered label will be given that all the runners in the chasing start must wear glued and fastened with a safety pin on the left shoulder.

        • Example: A runner "A" in M21A who finished the long distance 10 minutes and 28 seconds after the winner. The first runner will start at 10:40 hrs and the runner "A" will leave at 10:50: 28. It is the responsability of everyone to take and check the correct map.

        • In case of a disputed sprint the winner will be the first one who crosses the finish line, no matter who punches the finish control first.

      • Start 2 (1100 meters on foot from the car park) for categories without chasing start and OPEN categories.

        • First starts with pre-assigned time for categories U-10, M/F-12, M/F-14, M/F-16/18, CNEA-F and CNEA-M from 9:00 a.m.

        • The starts for the OPEN categories will be between 9:00 and 10:30 hours without an assigned time.

    • Distances, climbs, number of controls, starts that corresponds to each categorie and scales.

    • In the race there will be no liquid provisioning.

    • Closing of the finish line 120 minutes after the start of the last runner.

    • 11:00 a.m. children's race (correlin) in the competition center for all children, without registration, meeting place next to the information point.

    • Prize giving Ceremony for long, sprint and middle WRE and Costa Cálida Trophy from 12:00 h. Draw of sports equipment among all participants.