This event is now FULL as we have reached the maximum number of entries.
Printable Final Details, including maps of overflow parking, are here.
This event is for BOF members only and will be run under British Orienteering's COVID-19 guidelines, observing social distancing and with extra safety precautions. The event will be pre-entry only, with start blocks allocated to all competitors. Do try to avoid the public as much as possible, particularly in Linford Wood itself, where the paths can be relatively narrow. The planned courses are largely urban in nature.
Before entering, please read the current version of the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.
You should NOT attend this or any orienteering event:
We also advise competitors who fit within the higher at risk groups to take particular care, and to make decisions on attendance with due consideration to the risks associated with COVID-19.
This event is pre-entry only. It is open only to current members of BOF. Entry is via Fabian4. Starts will be allocated in 15-minute blocks, with 10 starters per block, as per BOF COVID guidelines. Entry fees are:
Closing date is Friday, 9 October, or when entry limit of 80 is reached.
Parking will be on street at Breckland, MK14 6GY. If this becomes full, the overflow parking will be in the car park at the western end of Soskin Drive, MK14 6DT. A map showing parking location is in the final details.
Start times will be between 10am and 12 noon. Courses close at 1pm. If you're running the Long course, please start before 11:30 unless you are confident of a fast run. As always, don't forget to download, even if you retire.
Short: 3km. Actual distance, approx. 4km. No road crossings, but uses underpasses. Suitable for unaccompanied orienteers under 16.
Medium: 5km. Actual distance, approx. 6km. Mostly urban in nature. Crosses estate roads, so unsuitable for unaccompanied under 16s.
Long: 7km. Actual distance, approx 9km. Mostly urban in nature. Crosses estate roads, so unsuitable for unaccompanied under 16s.
Electronic (SI) controls will be used, with mini kites. Punching start. Controls will be SIAC-enabled. Pcards (the flat, credit-card size SI cards) will be available to hire for those who don't have their own dibbers.
1:5000 scale ISSOM urban map.
There are no toilets at this event. Nearest public loos are at Centre MK, but these do not open until 11am on Sundays.
Dog rules: well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep them on leads at all times.
Please ensure you follow the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct. In particular, you must observe social distancing, both from other orienteers and the general public. Please take extra care to be courteous to members of the public at all times. Please follow the signed one-way system to enquiries and Pcard collection, and to the start and back from the finish. A map will be provided in the final details.
Please leave the finish and the wood promptly after you finish your run, and avoid the temptation to chat.
Our next Regional event will be on 25 October at Stowe.
Organiser: Ann Harris
Planner: Freya Askham
In case of extreme weather on the day of the event, please check the event is still on at www.smoc.info