ICE-O 2017

June 23-25 Reykjavík area

Information letter , June  13


ORGANIZERS

Club:

Event management:

EVENT

ICE-O is a three day event at three different venues in Reykjavík. See event venue map. A competition centre is located at each venue.

Registration  

Registration for normal fee is open until 31st of August. After that is the fee 50% higher for competition courses. It is possible to register for open courses on event day. The fee for open course € 20.  

EVENT VENUE MAPS

Link to online map with competition information

TRANSPORTATION

Transport to competition is available for all days, the fee is € 30 for all days and latest registration is 16th of June.

The Friday event centre for the competition in Reykjavík is easily accessible from downtown Reykjavík by public transportation, strætó. Take route Nr. 5 to Norðlingaholt and the stop station is Elliðabraut / Bugða . Find more information and timetables at straeto.is.

On Saturday June 24  the ICE-O bus will take the following route:

09:00        Pick up in Reykjavík, Bus Terminal

09:15        The scout house accommodation (Bæjarbraut 7)

10:00        Competition centre

The bus will take the opposite route back starting 15:00 making the same stops.

On Sunday June 25  the ICE-O bus will take the following route:

08:15        Pick up in Reykjavík, Bus Terminal

08:30    The scout house accommodation (Bæjarbraut 7)

09:00        Competition centre

The bus will take the opposite route back starting 13:30 making the same stops.

Each competition centre can be reached by one’s own/rental car. There is free parking close to each competition centre.

PROGRAMME

Friday June 23. - Middle short distance @ Rauðhólar

Competition centre at Björnslundur at Elliðabraut 14, Norðlingaholt and directions find here with Google maps or with bus on bus.is (Bus station name is Elliðabraut / Bugða)

(GPS: 64° 09736 ,  - 21° 77953)

16:30                Competition center opens

17:30                Introduction and a short welcome speech.

18:00 - 19:00        Runners start

21:00                Competition center close

Saturday June 24. - Long distance @ Heiðmörk E of Reykjavík.  

Competition centre at Heiðmörk and directions find here with Google maps

(GPS:   64° 06846   - 21° 73496)

09:00 - 10:00        ICE-O bus to venue

10:00                Competition centre opens

11:00 - 12:30        Runners start

15:00                ICE-O bus leaves from venue

Sunday June 25 .  - Middle distance @ Reynisvatn, Reykjavík.  

Competition centre at Þorláksgeisli 51 and direction find here with Google maps

(GPS    64° 7.322'N,    21° 44.852'W)

08:15 - 09:00        ICE-O bus to venue

09:00                Competition centre opens

10:00 - 11:30        Runners start

12:30 - 13:00        Awards ceremony

13:30                ICE-O bus leaves from venue

PARTICIPANTS AND COMPETITION CLASSES

D21, H21, D14-16 , H14-16 , D16-14, H17-20, D17-20, D12, H12, D10, H10, D40, H40, D50, H50, D60, H60, D70, H70,

There are open courses of various length and difficulties on each day with registration in the information table.

COURSES

Middle distance short. Estimated running time 25 - 50 minutes.  
Maximum running time 120 minutes

Distance from the competition centre to start: 0.7 km. Course length is in kilometers

H10

1.7

D10

1.7

Open 1

1.7

H11-13

1.7

D11-13

1.7

Open 2

2.0

H14-16

2.0

D14-16

2.0

Open 3

2.2

H17-20

3.1

D17-20

2.9

Open 4

3.1

H21

3.9

D21

3.1

H40

3.1

D40

2.9

H50

3.1

D50

2.9

H60

2.9

D60

2.2

H70

2.2

D70

2.2

Long distance. Estimated running time 50 - 100 mintues.  Maximum running time 180 minutes

Distance from the competition centre to start: 0.3 km. Course length is in kilometers

H10

2.4

D10

2.4

Open 1

2.4

H11-13

2.4

D11-13

2.4

Open 2

2.6

H14-16

2.6

D14-16

2.6

Open 3

2.7

H17-20

6.1

D17-20

4.3

Open 4

6.1

H21

7.8

D21

6.1

H40

6.1

D40

4.3

H50

6.1

D50

4.3

H60

4.3

D60

2.7

H70

2.7

D70

2.7

Middle. Estimated running time 30 - 45 minutes. Maximum running time 120 minutes

Distance to the start is: 0.6 km. Course length is in kilometers

H10

2.2

D10

2.2

Open 1

2.2

H11-13

2.2

D11-13

2.2

Open 2

2.6

H14-16

2.6

D14-16

2.6

Open 3

2.7

H17-20

4.8

D17-20

3.7

Open 4

4.5

H21

4.9

D21

4.5

H40

4.5

D40

3.7

H50

4.5

D50

3.7

H60

3.7

D60

2.7

H70

2.7

D70

2.7

                                         

MAP SCALES AND CONTOUR INTERVALS

Middle short distance map Rauðhólar

Rauðhólar – 1:5000, E 2m, 2014, (Map maker: Cesare Tarabocchia)

Middle distance map Heiðmörk 

1:10.000, E 2,5m, 2010-2016, (Map maker: Cesare Tarabocchia, Zdenek Soko Jan Gaute Buvik, Morten Lassen and Lotte Hjort)

Middle distance map Rauðavatn

 1:1000, E 2,5m, 2010-2016, (Map maker: Cesare Tarabocchia, Zdenek Soko Jan Gaute Buvik, Morten Lassen and Lotte Hjort)

Terrain and map information

Middle short distance Rauðhólar  map.

Map has been drawn 2013.

On Friday, the middle short distance will take place at Rauðhólar, on the edge of Reykjavik. Rauðhólar is a lava-field area that has been exploited as a gravel pit and also seen construction during World War II. The terrain is fascinating with layers of sediment exposed to the air in varying color, interspersed with craters and small lakes. Running is generally very fast, and navigation simple.

Middle distance. Heiðmörk map
Map drawn in 2010- 2015

On Saturday, the middle distance event will take place in Heiðmörk forest on the Capital’s suburb. Thick forests, small marshes, vast open areas and bare rocks as well as lava fields on the map margins make this area exciting for runners as well as tricky to navigate.

Middle distance. Rauðavatn map

Map drawn in 2015.

On Sunday, the middle distance event will take place at Rauðvatn on the Capital’s suburb.Raudavatn is a technical area beside the town. Many hills (HD 70 m), many paths, a lot of rocky details (cliffs, boulders, bare rock). 50 % open terrain with very good runability, 50 % forested area (mainly dense pine forest) and in some slopes thick lupina areas. And from almost every corner of the map you can see Reykjavik and the sea just below you.

 

TRAINING POSSIBILITIES

Maps of different areas can be downloaded at Hekla’s website in jpg format. Printed maps can be obtained at the competition centre for the price 7 EUR for 3 map package.

Open areas in Iceland do generally not have access restrictions.

Here is link to location of our orienteering maps and we can send you pdf file with email before ICE-O, please contact  Gísli Örn Bragason (e-mail: rathlaup@rathlaup.is ) for earlier maps.

START AND STARTING PROCEDURE

Start list will be announced on Hekla’s website start-list and at each Competition centre.

Start interval:

SI-card must be cleared and checked before entering the start.

2 min before the start competitor is called by the name and their SI-card number is checked. Separate control descriptions are available after this point.

1 min before the start each competitor must stand in the start box and on the start signal can take the map from the map box of their class. Each competitor is self-responsible to take the right map from

the right map box.

NB! Runners must punch START after the last beep.

STARTING LIST

Start list 

ELECTRONIC PUNCHING SYSTEM

SportIdent punching system will be used. Runners must wait for a sound (beep) or the blinking light. In case SportIdent does not work (no sound and  no beep), runners must punch with the manual punch hanging from the control flag.

Shower

No showers available

Water

Will be offer for drinking but no running water is at competition on Saturday.

SOCIAL DINNER  

The dinner will be at Bæjarbraut 7, 210 Gerðabær at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening and it will be an open barbeque where you will bring your own food. Water and juice will be provided along with ketchup, mustard and remoulade.

ACCOMMODATION

The address is Bæjarbraut 7, Reykjavík and find direction with Google maps.. If you come by public transport from the airport, it is within a walking distance if you ask the bus to stop in Garðabær. You will need sleeping bag and linen. There will be mattresses. There are cooking facilities at the place. Please contact Jón Egill vifill@vifill.is  +354 862 2036 upon your arrival to open accommodation for you. The accommodation will open at 6 p.m June 22.   

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT COMPETITION CENTRE

A small shop will be at each venue,, selling light refreshments and souvenirs. Only cash is accepted. Each venue has a water toilet on Friday and Sunday but basic on Saturday.

SPONSORS

Icelandic Mountrain Guides

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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