[Members] FW: 2012 CBC Relay Final Announcement

Dean Cahow Dean at vantagexp.com
Thu Jan 26 12:35:31 EST 2012


2012 CBC Relay Event, January 28, 2012, Final Announcement

This Saturday should be wicked good.  We promised to deliver to you a few updates before race day.  Here they are.  We also have a couple additional items of interest to share.  Here they are too.

Schedule: As previously announced, subject to modification (but we will do our best to nail it).
9:00 - 09:45 Check in for all, and Juniors Registration at the range (race day registration is for Juniors only)
9:40 - 10:25 Zero
5 Minute Pre-Race Meeting
10:30 START, Racer #1 from each team.

Course, Seniors: We have selected a smashing 2.6km Relay loop to be skied three times by each Senior.  It was chosen for this event because it is an excitement packed dandy and the most transparent course in our catalog.  It is in large part observable from the range, allowing teammates and fans to view the live action and drama of the race (remember this is a simultaneous start race, so what you see is what you get).  Though not a long course, don't be fooled, this one is testy.  Departing from Start or the Range proceed West to the 'Swenson Hop' up onto Swenson; roll with Swenson to the sharp right at Gaskill and the swift descent to Just; then on to and up "The Quinlan Crippler" a.k.a. Meadow.  Atop The Crippler switchback onto and zip down Davis.  Davis offers not quite enough of a rest before a brief transition via Just and a spicy climb up "Short" Wilson.  Try to take your lungs with you as you turn right from Wilson onto Swenson and the run-in to the Range or Finish.  Here's a link to the course map<http://www.coloradobiathlon.org/courses/swenson_crippler_wilson.pdf>.

Course, Juniors: For the Juniors we intend to use an abbreviated version of the things we like about the Seniors course. This course is subject to modification depending on the Juniors field that assembles on race day.  Departing from Start or the Range proceed West and onto the descent of Lowery to Just and traverse to the base of 'The Quinlan Crippler" a.k.a. Meadow.  Ascend The Crippler to the Range or Finish.  Total distance for the Juniors race is approximately 3km, having skied three times around the course.  Here's a link to the course map<http://www.coloradobiathlon.org/courses/5.pdf>.

Teams:  It appears that the team declaration link available at the CBC website has been put to good use.  Thank you for getting yourselves declared there.  If you have not registered your team declaration yet, please do.  We will use your declarations to setup start lists and timing tools.  Free Agents: If you are a free agent available to form a team, we will assist in the effort.  Contact us at dean at VantageXP.com<mailto:dean at VantageXP.com>.

Event Operation:  As always we will anticipate and appreciate race day support of race operations.  If you have available time to assist with set up, come on out.  We will rely on volunteer Range scorers.  Specifically we need assistance with race timing (one or two people), oversight of the Pellet Range, and a 'buffer' Range Monitor for perhaps 10-15 minutes so that our Co-Range Chiefs, John & Chris may fulfill their 2012 Relay dream.

Weather: Forecast guesses at overnight Friday temp low of 6F.  Saturday 11:00am: 18F, West Wind @ 13mph, 20% cloud cover.  Sweet.

If you have any questions or comments regarding any aspect of this event, please contact us at dean at VantageXP.com<mailto:dean at VantageXP.com>.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday.

Sincerely,
Kyle Boschen
Co-Chief of Competition, 2012 Relay
Dean Cahow
Co-Chief of Competition, 2012 Relay

(below please find copy of previous 2012 Relay announcements)



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Greetings Once Again CBC Biathletes,

We hope you are enthused by the grand snowfall that primed our CBC Range and courses at Snow Mt Ranch yesterday and by the favorable weather forecast pointed at Saturday.  Further, we hope such enthusiasm will encourage you to participate in the 2012 CBC Relay event (prior announcement reprinted below).    To pile on some more spirit of the thing this message delivers the method by which you are invited to declare your two-person relay team.  Remember that you are asked to a) register individually for the race as you normally would, and b) declare your team in a separate action that will allow us to build start lists for the event and will allow you to size up the competition.

Race Registration:  Use this link  2012-Relay-Registration<https://www.coloradobiathlon.org/raceface/register> or go via the CBC website to register yourself individually.  All Senior racers are expected to do this.

Team Declaration: Use this link Declare-your-team<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFJyaV9IbWlvZ2hwVHdnNklaMy0xRHc6MQ> to declare your 2-person team.  Note: if you are a free agent we will assist in team building; drop us a note at the email address below.

We will publish a link at the CBC website via which you will be able to view the latest roster of relay teams.

Thank you for your attention.  Expect a final race announcement by Thursday which will include definition of our race courses (Senior and Junior).

Please feel free to contact us at dean at VantageXP.com<mailto:dean at VantageXP.com> with questions or comments.

Sincerely,
Kyle Boschen
Co-Chief of Competition, 2012 Relay
Dean Cahow
Co-Chief of Competition, 2012 Relay


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Greetings CBC Biathletes,

We race the 28th!  The event is Biathlon Relay, a unique and exciting format.  You are invited.  Relay injects biathlon racing with heightened elements of team camaraderie and competition, and encourages the hottest output of any biathlon format.

RACE ANNOUNCEMENT: CBC Relay Race, Saturday January 28th, Snow Mountain Ranch.

Important: Volunteer Request
CBC race participation is growing.  This is outstanding.  Concurrently, CBC must grow in the level of volunteer support that makes our races possible.  Contact dean at VantageXP.com<mailto:dean at VantageXP.com> regarding volunteer opportunities at the Relay.  Please note that volunteering need not conflict with your availability to race.

Format and Distances
The race will be run in a 2-person-team Relay Format, from a simultaneous (mass) start.  Team racer #1 will ski three ski legs and shoot two bouts (P,S) before tagging-off and releasing team racer #2 onto the course.  Team racer #2 will also ski three ski legs and shoot two bouts (P, S) finishing the race for his or her team by skiing across the finish line.  Relay-round rule is in effect, meaning that per bout you may fire up to 8 rounds in attempting to score on the 5 targets (5-round mag. + 3 relay rounds).  After each bout, prior to re-entering the course racers are obliged to ski one penalty loop for each remaining missed target.

Each Junior racer will ski a Juniors appropriate total distance (plus penalty loops at 150m each, as applicable).
Each Senior racer will ski 7.8k total distance (plus penalty loops at 150m each, as applicable).
Note: If desired, you may race as a "1-person team" and double your pleasure by skiing both legs of the relay.

Teams
Each team will consist of two Juniors (age 16 and under) or two Seniors (age 17 and over).  You may arrange your own 2-person team of any two qualified competitors.  Or, if you wish you may go the free agent path and we'll connect you with a teammate for the day.  Alternatively, as noted above you may race as a 1-person team.  Next week a final race announcement will be sent to you with the latest information, including simple instruction for declaring the composition of your team (or your status as a free agent).

Results
Teams may and some almost certainly will cross customary age and/or gender based categories.  Therefore, all Senior teams will compete together toward results in a unified Seniors category.  For Juniors, decision on results structure will depend on the range of participant ages (i.e. who shows up to race).

Courses
Next week's final race announcement will include attachment of course maps.

Registration
Link to online registration will be opened and announced to you soon.  All Senior competitors are expected to register online.  Note: Though this is a team relay event, you will register individually as always.  The team element will be managed as indicated in the "Teams" section above.

Preliminary Schedule (subject to adjust in next week's final race announcement)
9:00 - 09:45 Check in for all, and Juniors Registration at the range (raceday registration is for Juniors only)
9:40 - 10:25 Zero
5 Minute Pre-Race Meeting
10:30 START, Racer #1 from each team.

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th.  Please transmit any questions or comments regarding this event to dean at VantageXP.com<mailto:dean at VantageXP.com>.
Thanks,

Kyle Boschen
Co-Chief of Competition, 2012 Relay
Dean Cahow
Co-Chief of Competition, 2012 Relay




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