Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Snow!

in: Vancouver Sprint Camp 2017 & GVOC WJR - Winter Warrior Series #2 (Feb 10–12, 2017 - Vancouver, BC, CA)

Feb 6, 2017 2:50 AM # 
bensmith:
Some of the areas we are using for Sprint Camp are currently covered by up to 40cm of snow (no sniggering, out-of-towners, this is a lot for Vancouver). While we expect a lot of the snow to melt by race weekend, you should expect snow and ice underfoot.

We recommend that you
  1. bring a variety of shoes, including ones with spikes if you have them (if you don't, Icebug Canada sponsor the Canadian High Performance Program and sell a fine selection)
  2. remember that this is a training camp, not a resting camp. Slogging through the snow is excellent training for your leg muscles.
Advertisement  
Feb 6, 2017 8:05 PM # 
mbo:
But at least it won't be -20C...? Just hope the roads are open!
Feb 6, 2017 8:32 PM # 
Hammer:
Oh Vancouver you are so cute (and polite) with your snowmageddons. ;-) I remember a few years ago the temperature at sprint camp was +1C. One local was complaining about the risk of hypothermia. Again, so cute. Then there was the issue of a small patch of ice on one of the sprint courses. GVOC assigned John Rance? to warn people of the ice right on the course itself. What amazing customer service eh! and once again, so cute especially for a city that hosted the Winter Olympics.

Weekend VanCity forecast: Sunny and +7C. My prediction is that all will be fine and Vancouver will return to being the best city in the World to live (and to attend a 'winter' sprint O camp).
Feb 7, 2017 12:50 AM # 
Nev-Monster:
I'm surprised there's never been a push to get maps and a camp in Bermuda.

Good luck to everyone racing in Van!
Feb 9, 2017 3:43 AM # 
o-maps:
One of the venues (Queens Park, New Westminster) is in the news: pictures of roof collapse and lots of snow:

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/heavy-snow...

Hmmm, just noticed that, while the article is recent (Tuesday Feb. 7), the pictures of the snow and roof collapse are from late December.
Feb 9, 2017 4:50 AM # 
bensmith:
Yes, you'll be running past the building that collapsed on Sunday! ISSOM doesn't have a symbol for "ruin" unfortunately, so it's still mapped as a building (though with plenty of purple overprint marking it OOB).

This discussion thread is closed.