Competitions

Winnerheide

Prologue

Friday, June 2nd @ Winnerheide
6.30 PM - 8.30 PM

Course setter
Jeroen Hoekx
Scale
1/7500
Location
Tennisclub Dennenstraat 9, Hechtel-Eksel (map)
Terrain
The Winnerheide map is marked by fine contours (a former dune belt now forest grown), for the most part very runnable needle leaved trees, with a very dense path network. It is the ideal terrain for a good and technical middle-distance. Quick and accurate decisions and high concentration are needed for a good result. It is the perfect preparation for the 3 Days of Belgium 2017 terrains.
Course Categories Distance
1 5700m
2 4500m
3 3000m
4 2700m
Pijnven-Noord

Stage 1

Saturday, June 3rd @ Pijnven-Noord
1 PM - 4 PM

Length
Middle
Course setter
Jan Delobel
Scale
1/10.000 (50+: 1/7500)
Location
Leyssensmolen Katterij Dijksken, 3920 Lommel (map)
Terrain
Pijnven is as a forest very comparable with Kattenbos but the dunes are higher .Running speed is for the most part unhindered unless some areas with ground vegetation. Tracks form for the most part a regular pattern, but may be more irregular in some parts.
Other activities
Trail-O & Fun-O, see other activities
Course Categories Distance
1 ME 6700m
2 M21, M35 6400m
3 M-20, M40, WE 5700m
4 M-18, M45 5000m
5 M50, W21 4700m
6 MB, W-20, W35, W40 4600m
7 M-16, M55, W-18, W45 4200m
8 M-14, M60, W-16, W50 3600m
9 M65, WB, W55 3300m
10 M70, W-14, W60, W65 3000m
11 M75, M80, M85, W70, W75, W80 2400m
12 M-12, W-12 2200m
13 M-10A, M-10B, W-10A, W-10B 1800m
14 SE 3900m
15 LE 6000m
16 SD 4300m
17 LD 5900m

Bus transport (5 km = 10 min) with 2 busses back and forth to start and finish is available from:
- Departure every 15’ from Leyssensmolen starting at 12:25
- Last bus returning will depart at 17:55 from the finish area
It is not allowed to drive with your own car to the area. Use of a bicycle is allowed.
A small tent for luggage and clothes drop-off is foreseen at the busstop in the start/finish area.

Bus schedule (PDF)
Kattenbos

Stage 2

Sunday, June 4th @ Kattenbos
10 AM - 1 PM

Length
Long
Course setter
Wim Hoekx
Scale
1/10.000 (50+: 1/7500)
Location
Leyssensmolen Katterij Dijksken, 3920 Lommel (map)
Terrain
The map of “Kattenbos” is one of the more traditional maps of Belgium, at least for the North part of the country. It has been used 3 times for Belgian Championships (Middle, Long distance and Relay). The terrain is marked by typical intrinsic contours, alternated with sem-open sand dune zones. Also some ancient 20 th century sand winnings give the competitor a welcome alternative. The forests for the most part pine trees, are very runnable with at times a more denser vegetation that demand continued concentration. This also forces the runner to adapt their speed at the terrain. A lot of little tracks are present.
Other activities
Geocache-Run, see other activities
Course Categories Distance
1 ME 11000m
2 M21, M35 9000m
3 M-20, M40, WE 8000m
4 M-18, M45 7500m
5 M50, W21 7000m
6 MB, W-20, W35, W40 6500m
7 M-16, M55, W-18, W45 6500m
8 M-14, M60, W-16, W50 5200m
9 M65, WB, W55 4500m
10 M70, W-14, W60, W65 4000m
11 M75, M80, M85, W70, W75, W80 3500m
12 M-12, W-12 3000m
13 M-10A, M-10B, W-10A, W-10B 2000m
14 SE 4500m
15 LE 7000m
16 SD 4500m
17 LD
De Sahara

Stage 3

Monday, June 5th @ De Sahara
9.30 AM - 12.30 PM

Length
Long
Course setter
Sam Deferm
Scale
1/7500
Location
De Soeverein Sportveldenstraat 10, 3920 Lommel (map)
Terrain
Sahara is a for the most part a pine forest alternated with sand dunes and open birch forest with a high density of tracks, sometimes irregular. Running speed may be hampered by ground vegetation and felled trees remnants.
Other activities
Walk-O & Fun-O, see other activities
Course Categories Distance
1 ME 11000m
2 M21, M35 9000m
3 M-20, M40, WE 8000m
4 M-18, M45 7500m
5 M50, W21 7000m
6 MB, W-20, W35, W40 6500m
7 M-16, M55, W-18, W45 6500m
8 M-14, M60, W-16, W50 5200m
9 M65, WB, W55 4500m
10 M70, W-14, W60, W65 4000m
11 M75, M80, M85, W70, W75, W80 3500m
12 M-12, W-12 3000m
13 M-10A, M-10B, W-10A, W-10B 2000m
14 SE 4500m
15 LE
16 SD 4500m
17 LD

Information

Clothing

There are no restrictions with respect to the choice of clothing.

Footwear

Spikes are forbidden, metal studs are allowed.

Canteen / Catering

Daily with the exception of during the sprint drinks, sandwiches and pie will be on sale at democratic prices on each CC.

Refreshments

On all stages, except the prologue (refreshments only at arrival) there will be refreshments marked on the map.

Childcare

During the competitions (except prologue), free childcare will be available. Please reserve in advance for FREE, €1,00 if not reserved in advance.

String course for children

Every day (except on Friday during the prologhe ) there will be a string course for children. Parents are allowed to accompany their children. Fee: €1,00


Pictures of the area