Particularly for Planners
Calculation of the course time allowance.
The time to do the Time Controls is not included in the course time allowance.
To calculate the course time limit, allow 3 minutes per control and 3 minutes for each 100 metres of track to be covered. There should be an additional proportional allowance for steep sections, using 10 m of climb as equivalent to 100 m of track. Consideration to add more should be given if sections of the track have an inferior surface.
Any problems caused by unforeseen conditions, like a thunderstorm the previous night, can incur an extended time limit, such a last minute addition must be posted at the pre start and all competitors informed.