ATENCION!!!! There will be a pre-start near the competition center ( 8 minuts) and a start within walking distance. Please plan accordingly.
• First start: 9:00 a.m.
• Finish line: 15 minutes from the competition centre
• Course setter: Àngel Pi
• Controller: Philippe Vergé
Maps will not be collected at the end of the race. Runners’ fair play is taken for granted.
Course setter notes
The 1st Villa de Puigcerdá Trophy will be a basically urban race, with a small part of parks and gardens. It will have a format tending towards the medium distance, with expected winning times of 30 minutes for H/D 21 and between 20 and 25 minutes for the rest of the categories.
During the race it will be necessary to manage the speed and physical exhaustion well by combining the descents and some strong ascents. This unevenness will be important in the route choices. The use of a magnifying glass is recommended, and take care of the possible fatigue due to the unevenness and temperatures.
Traffic will be open during the race, so please be careful when crossing the streets, using pedestrian crossings whenever possible. In some cases there may be people from the organization to control, but most of them will be unmonitored.
There will be a series of prohibited streets in the part of the center, more commercial that will be marked on the map, but not on the ground. In the event that someone used them in the race, it would lead to their disqualification. The layouts are planned so that there is no benefit from using them.
Keep in mind that there may be a lot of people on the main streets and that you do not have any preference, be respectful.
During the race there are some fountains, drawn on the map, and there is also a fountain near the finish line.
Map on a scale of 1:4,000 and an equidistance of 2.5 m. Drawn by Ferran Santoyo in 2022 following the ISSprOM 2-2019 standard, reviewed by Carles Loré and Àngel Pi in June and July 2023.
Urban land with a mixture of alleys, wide streets, ladders, garden areas and a small park with a lake. The town of Puigcerdá is located on a hill, this means that we find a high part with little unevenness and a part with steep unevenness, saved in many cases by stairs.
When possible, the drawing of some scales has been slightly increased to facilitate reading in the race, but in some cases the complexity of these makes them more difficult to interpret. In any case, the minimum separation of 0.4mm between black lines of impassable elements is always complied with. Some example:
One of the narrowest stairs has three superimposed sections and in this case it has been drawn as follows:
On the map you will find a series of streets that will be marked as prohibited for runners during the race and will be drawn with the symbol 709.003, as you can see in the example:
OPEN VIOLET LONG
OPEN VIOLET MEDIUM
OPEN VIOLET SHORT
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