MIDDLE FINAL RACE, 11TH AUGUST

Venue: Székesfehérvár-Csala, Kégl-kastély. GPS: 47.22384, 18.49783

Getting There And Parking:
From Budapest, on the M7 motorway, take exit 57 towards Székesfehérvár kelet. Continue towards Székesfehérvár on road no. 7. Signs will start at the edge of the city at 47.19831, 18.48301. Take the first road to the right from here and continue north at the edge of the city until you reach road no. 811. Then turn right onto road no. 811 and continue for 2 km to the centre of Csala, where you take a minor road to the right (GPS: 47.22925, 18.48081).
From Székesfehérvár, head out towards northeast on road no. 811. towards Bicske / Lovasberény. Signs will start at the northeast edge of Székesfehérvár, at 47.21941, 18.45943. Continue for a further 2 km to the centre of Csala, where you take a minor road to the right (GPS: 47.22925, 18.48081).
From Bicske / Lovasberény on road no. 811, signs will start at the western edge of Lovasberény (GPS: 47.31172, 18.54415). Follow road no. 811 for a further 11 km to the centre of Csala where you take a minor road to the left (GPS: 47.22925, 18.48081).
The parking area is 1.4 km from the centre of Csala on paved, then on a dirt road. A pontoon bridge also needs to be crossed close to the parking area. The arena is a further 150-600 m away from the parking area, with minimal climb.

Tour Group Bus Information
Tour group buses (which do multiple turns) can unload their passengers at the end of the paved road in Csala (GPS: 47.22501, 18.48383), from which the arena is a 1300 m walk. Tour group buses can park at the regular bus parking area, 500 m from the arena.

Overview Map – Middle Final Arena And Parking

Note that it may get very hot in the arena in the open areas!

Start
Distance from Arena to start 1: 800 m / 45 m climb. Follow black-and-yellow ribbons.
Distance from Arena to start 2: 400 m / 25 m climb. Follow blue-and-white ribbons.
There are no toilets at the starts as the arena is close enough. Water will be available.
The first start is at 10:00 and the last start at around 12:30. Public event first start is at 13:00.

Terrain – Székesfehérvár, Kégl-Kastély
This is a moderately hilly area between 150-240 m asl with many erosion features (spurs and small re-entrants) and man-made pits. Most of the area is on a slope, where getting the elevation right will be essential. It consists mostly of open areas with irregular thickets and bushes with some green forest in the valleys between the open areas. There are some gullies and steep earth banks on the side of the valleys. Thickets in the open areas are mostly thorn and passing through dark green is virtually impossible. Some courses will also visit forested areas (oak) with limited runnability and visibility, but all types of vegetation are passable there. There is some ground vegetation in the forested areas, but only a little in the open areas. There are only a few granite boulders and cliffs in the terrain and open areas have a hard granite surface. Firm ground, no marshes. Runnability is excellent in most places but limited in the green / forested areas. Varying visibility, even in the open areas. Low track density.
Those on the longer courses may run close to private areas (symbol no. 520, olive green) which are bordered by hedges and not fences. Their edge is clearly visible in the terrain. These are out-of-bounds for the runners – entering them may lead to disqualification. Anyway, no advantage is gained by running through these areas.
There are plenty of rabbit burrows (holes) in the terrain, which are not marked. Watch out to prevent a sprained ankle!

Special Features, Middle Final Race:

Special man-made object – black cross (x): various hunting objects. An example is above.

Club tents
Club tents may be set up in the designated areas in the arena. Please note that there is virtually no shade available, so bringing a tent is the recommended option.

Course details

Map size:
A – 305 mm width, 215 mm height, 1:10 000 scale
B – 380 mm width, 215 mm height, 1:7 500 scale
C – 350 mm width, 215 mm height, 1:7 500 scale
D – 305 mm width, 215 mm height, 1:7 500 scale
E – 305 mm width, 215 mm height, 1:7 500 scale

Middle Final
Class Start # Length Climb Controls Water controls Map size
M35-A 1 6380 m 210 m 20 3 A
M35-B 1 4970 m 135 m 19 2 A
M40-A 1 6150 m 200 m 19 3 A
M40-B 1 4780 m 135 m 16 3 A
M45-A 1 5070 m 180 m 15 1 A
M45-B 1 4170 m 80 m 12 2 A
M50-A 1 5200 m 180 m 18 2 A
M50-B 1 4050 m 125 m 14 1 A
M55-A 1 4620 m 105 m 13 2 A
M55-B 1 3630 m 80 m 14 1 A
M60-A 2 4250 m 115 m 15 2 B
M60-B 2 3310 m 75 m 13 2 C
M65-A 2 4320 m 135 m 15 2 B
M65-B 2 3360 m 70 m 14 1 C
M70-A 2 3720 m 75 m 13 2 C
M70-B 2 3050 m 60 m 10 3 C
M75-A 2 3170 m 65 m 12 2 C
M75-B 2 2620 m 55 m 10 1 D
M80-A 2 2690 m 65 m 10 3 C
M80-B 2 2300 m 35 m 8 2 D
M85-A 2 2140 m 30 m 9 1 D
M90-A 2 1390 m 15 m 7 0 E
M95-A 2 980 m 10 m 6 0 E
W35-A 1 4990 m 130 m 18 2 A
W35-B 1 4170 m 80 m 12 2 A
W40-A 1 4850 m 145 m 18 2 A
W40-B 1 4050 m 125 m 14 1 A
W45-A 1 4020 m 105 m 14 1 A
W45-B 1 3230 m 75 m 12 2 A
W50-A 1 3740 m 105 m 14 2 A
W50-B 1 2920 m 65 m 11 2 A
W55-A 2 3600 m 85 m 13 2 A
W55-B 2 2840 m 65 m 10 2 A
W60-A 2 3320 m 70 m 12 2 C
W60-B 2 2770 m 65 m 11 1 C
W65-A 2 3380 m 75 m 13 2 C
W65-B 2 2620 m 55 m 10 1 D
W70-A 2 2840 m 60 m 12 1 C
W70-B 2 2360 m 40 m 10 2 D
W75-A 2 2300 m 35 m 9 1 D
W75-B 2 1760 m 30 m 9 0 E
W80-A 2 1800 m 20 m 8 0 E
W85-A 2 1360 m 20 m 6 0 E
W90-A 2 980 m 10 m 6 0 E
W95-A 2 980 m 10 m 6 0 E

Assistance for children participating in the public race
WMOC participants are allowed to follow their children around their course in the WMOC Tour.