The National Orienteering Squad is proud to present
The Showcase
A fundraising event for our National Team

* Bet on your favorite athletes.
* Compare your time to our Elite athletes.
* A very exciting evening!

Date: Friday, July 15th at 5PM
Where: Boitanio Park, Williams Lake.
Terrain: Mainly open parkland.
Directions: Refer to the event program.
Winnings: The National Squad will keep 75 per cent of the income generated from the betting vouchers and will give back 25 per cent to the winning better. In the eventuality of more than one winner, the winnings will be shared according to the number of betting vouchers purchased (i.e.the more money you bet, the more money you could win!).
Athlete info: Information about all the showcase athletes is here. It's a big .pdf file (1.7 MB) so you may need to wait a bit for the download. 
Schedule of events: * Thursday and Friday July 14th and 15th: 
betting vouchers for sale with a display of the featured athletes at the event center.
* Friday July 15th (tentative):
4:30 Bettings open.
5:00 Presentation of the athletes, civic reception starts.
5:15 Betting officially closed.
5:15 Start. Athletes will start at 30-second intervals on this short and exciting course. Very spectator friendly, we promise!
5:30 The Show is over, public is now allowed on the courses (entry by donation).
Course Info Men: 2.7km, 20 controls
Women: 2.4km, 17 controls
Punching: Electronic punching will be used (SPORTident)
Meet director: Mike Smith
Additional Information: Marie-Catherine Bruno
Box 3069
Vernon BC V1B 3M1
250.542.8483
mcbruno@telus.net

You don't need to be in Williams Lake to get in on the action. If you would like to place a bet, contact Marie-Cat at mcbruno@telus.net or one of the runners and they will gladly take your money.

If you are going to be in Williams Lake, you can also run the sprint after the showcase and compare your time. Entry to the sprint is by donation (suggested donation is $10).

How do you compare?

See how you would do internationally or simply relatively compared to the National Squad Members, using a British table of Handicap Times for Orienteering The following are speed ratio where M21 = 1.00 (note that in Canada M21 is M20-34). Example: Mike Waddington runs the course today in 13 minutes. You are a 50 year-old male. A comparable time for you (on the same course) would then be: 13 min / 0,79 = 16,45 min or 16 min 27s.

Age

M

F

10

0.54

0.53

12

0.7

0.62

14

0.8

0.65

16

0.84

0.67

18

0.88

0.7

20

0.93

0.71

21

1.0

0.8

35

0.93

0.71

40

0.89

0.67

45

0.84

0.62

50

0.79

0.57

55

0.74

0.53

60

0.68

0.48

65

0.6

0.44

70

0.53

0.39

75

0.46

0.35


*Note that these tables assume that juniors are running courses of the appropriate technical difficulty.

Thanks to Barebones Orienteering for providing this web space.