Furzton Local Event

Sunday 26 June 2022

Furzton Lake

Furzton Local Event

Sunday 26 June 2022

Location and Parking

Parking will be at the Furzton Lake Car Park signed SW off Watling Street (V4) between the Elfield Park and The Bowl roundabouts. Postcode: MK5 8AA. What3Words: song.jeering.seagulls

If the car park fills up, we suggest the Hungry Horse car park on Shirwell Crescent (delighted.stadium.nuns): leave the Furzton Car Park and keep turning left. Then walk 500m along the north side of the lake back to the start.

Times

Registration opens at 10am. You can start any time up to 12pm. Courses close at 1pm. If you're new to orienteering, please allow enough time to finish your course. A 5km orienteering course takes a lot longer than a 5km parkrun!

As always, don't forget to download, even if you retire.

Entry

This event is entry on the day only. We expect to be able to take card payments.

Courses

Amble 2.9 km. Not very difficult. No road crossings, suitable for orienteers of all ages.

Trot 3.9 km. Not very difficult. No road crossings, suitable for orienteers of all ages.

Short Run 5.0 km. Moderately difficult navigation with minor road crossings and one short hill climb. Not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s.

Run 7.5 km. Moderately difficult navigation with minor road crossings. Fast terrain with a couple of short hill climbs. Not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s.

Controls and Map

Electronic (SI) controls will be used, with mini kites. Contactless punching enabled. Punching start. pCards (the flat, credit-card size SI cards) will be available to hire for those who don't have their own dibbers.

Maps: A4 maps at 1:10,000 scale.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map. Loose control descriptions will not be provided, but can be downloaded and printed here.

Several areas of open grass have been left to grow as wildflower meadows, and are now quite slow going. These could be mown at any time and have not been remapped.

Other Information

There are no toilets at this event.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep them on leads at all times.

Safety

Furzton Lake is home to flocks of geese and ducks, which although usually harmless, can be intimidating. Junior (and adult) competitors who are likely to be scared should be accompanied.

Beware of electric scooters. The legally-hired ones are speed-limited or disabled in most of the competition area, but there are plenty of fast, silent illegal scooters.

Please take extra care to be courteous to members of the public at all times.

Results

Results will be on this website as soon as possible after the event.

Future Events

Our next event will be on 24 July at Howe Park Wood.

Officials

Organiser: Ian Byrne

Planner: Ros James

Helpers

If you can spare some time to help us on the day please let Ian know.

Extreme weather

In case of extreme weather on the day of the event please check the event is still on at www.smoc.info

Joining SMOC

If you are new to orienteering and wish to join SMOC you can join online via the BOF website here.