ICE-O 2019

August 8-11 Reykjavík area

Information letter , July  


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  8th August. 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 two days, the fee is € 30 for both Saturday and Sunday and latest registration is 8th of August.

The Friday event centre for the competition in Hafnafjörður is easily accessible from downtown Reykjavík by public transportation, strætó. Take route Nr. 1 to Hafnafjörður. Find more information and timetables at straeto.is.

On Saturday August 10th  the ICE-O bus will take the following route:

09:00        Pick up in Reykjavík, Bus Terminal

10:00        Competition centre

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

On Sunday Augut 11  the ICE-O bus will take the following route:

08:15        Pick up in Reykjavík, Bus Terminal

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

Thurday August 8. - Warm up @ Öskjuhlíð

Running centre at Nauthólsvík and directions find here with Google maps

(GPS:   64° 5.756'N,   21° 55.624'W) (Free shower and hot pool there)

16:00                Club house open (three different courses), open start and no timing

19:00                Club house close

Friday August 9. - Middle short distance @ Rauðhólar

Competition centre at Lækjarskóli (Public school building), Sólvangi 4, 220 Hafnafjörður.

(GPS: 64° 4.033' N,  21° 56.357' W) Public bus information at  bus.is

17:00                Competition center opens

17:30                Introduction and a short welcome speech.

18:00 - 19:00        Runners start

21:00                Competition center close

Saturday August 10. - 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 August 11 .  - 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

Sprint. Estimated running time 20 - 30 minutes.  

Distance from the competition centre to start: 0,5 km
"Open start minute" means that you can start any time you want between 18:00pm and 19:30pm. At the start you pick a sticker with the free starting minute you want.

H10

1.2

D10

1.2

Open 1

1.2

H11-13

1.2

D11-13

1.2

Open 2

1.9

H14-16

1.9

D14-16

1.9

Open 3

2.5

H17-20

2.5

D17-20

2.5

Open 4

2.5

H21

2.5

D21

2.5

H40

2.5

D40

2.5

H50

2.5

D50

2.5

H60

2.6

D60

2.5

H70

1.9

D70

1.9

Long distance. Estimated running time 60 - 120 mintues.  Maximum running time 180 minutes

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

"Open start minute" means that you can start any time you want between 11:00pm and 13:00pm. At the start you pick a sticker with the free starting minute you want.

H10

2.6

D10

2.6

Open 1

2.6

H11-13

2.6

D11-13

2.6

Open 2

3.7

H14-16

3.7

D14-16

3.7

Open 3

5

H17-20

6.3

D17-20

5.0

Open 4

7.5

H21

7.6

D21

6.3

H40

6.3

D40

5.0

H50

5.0

D50

4.5

H60

4.5

D60

4.5

H70

3.7

D70

3.7

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

Distance to the start is: 1000 m. Course length is in kilometers

"Open start minute" means that you can start any time you want between 10:00pm and 12:00pm. At the start you pick a sticker with the free starting minute you want.

H10

1.4

D10

1.4

Open 1

1.4

H11-13

1.4

D11-13

1.4

Open 2

3.0

H14-16

3.0

D14-16

3.0

Open 3

3.9

H17-20

4.7

D17-20

3.3

Open 4

4.7

H21

4.9

D21

4.9

H40

4.7

D40

4.7

H50

4.7

D50

3.9

H60

3.9

D60

3.9

H70

3.0

D70

3.0

                                         

MAP SCALES AND CONTOUR INTERVALS

Sprint map Hafnafjörður
Scale 1:4000 with 2 m contours, on A4 sheet.  ISSOM 2007.
 (Map maker: Cesare Tarabocchia,Morten Lassen and Lotte Hjort)

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 5m, 2013-2016, (Map maker: Jussi Silvennoinen, Markus Pussepp)

Terrain and map information

Sprint  distance Hafnafjörður map.

Sprint is run in the middle of Hafnfjörður and offers two different types of terrain: Hafnafjörður centre is with irregular street network and many details, and a well rough open park and open area of lava field. These open lava fields area are drawn in a generalized manner.

Be aware that the traffic is open during the competition day! It is up to the competitor to look after his or her safety when crossing streets and road. There are mandatory crossing points on the course that are marked both on the map and in the control description (see samples below). Traffic is watched by the organizers but one must take care that the cars have stop/will stop before crossing the street.

There are many areas which are forbidden for the runners - most of the higher vegetation, flowerbeds, as well as gardens and yards and big streets open for traffic. See the forbidden symbols below.

hafna1.jpg

Middle distance. Heiðmörk map
Map drawn in 2010- 2015

It is mainly lava-terrain which in some parts offers good runnability and visibility – but in other parts the lava is very uneven and with sharp edges and since much of it is moss-covered, it can be treacherous! So take care! Most of the courses go through the best and most pleasant parts, but particularly to the far west and far east of the map, there are open lava sections with many details and rough parts.

The forest parts vary quite a lot and in some/most parts they are very dense. Passable passages have been indicated wherever they have been found, but since there is a lot of undergrowth which grows rapidly, the passages may be visible but not necessarily easy to follow.

There are 2 signatures which we would like to mention in particular. “Bare rock” has been used in some places in the southern part of the map, where it is rather bare parts with big and even boulders (not really lava-like!) without moss. “Seasonal marsh” has been used in most places where there are “mud-like” sections – but when these sections are dominated by stones, the symbol “sandy ground” has been used.

There are no forbidden areas, however pay extra attention while crossing or running on roads.

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

On Thursday the 8th of August there will be a free training event between 17.00 and 19.00 as seen in the program above.
Maps of areas with permanent courses can be downloaded at Hekla’s
website in pdf 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

"Open start minute" means that you can start any time you want between given time each day. At the start you pick a sticker with the free starting minute you want.

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.

Registraition

Registraition 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 offered 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.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organizing club:

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