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Milton Keynes Double Sprint

Part of UKUL and SEOUL

Saturday 8th June 2024

Milton Keynes Double Sprint

Two orienteering sprint races
Part of UKUL and SEOUL

Saturday 8th June 2024

Experience some exciting urban orienteering in Milton Keynes. This event will consist of two separate sprints taking place in the estates of Downs Barn and Pennylands. Both areas are within easy walking distance of the assembly area. The junior courses will be sited entirely within Campbell Park, and will be traffic free. We are hoping to provide a wheelchair friendly accessible course, also within Campbell Park.

Two sprints
Each competitor runs two sprint races and you choose a short or a long rest between runs.

A UK Urban League race
Part of the UK Urban League. Times for both races will be added for the purposes of league scoring.

A Southern England Orienteering Urban League race
Part of the Southern England Orienteering Urban League. Times for both races will be added for the purposes of league scoring.

Why not make a weekend of it? Our friends at WAOC are holding an urban/park event in Bedford on Sunday 9th June and we are offering a discount if you pre-enter both events.

Entries

Enter Online

Online entries are open via Fabian4. Fees as follows:

 Upto 23:59 2nd June Upto 23:59 6th June and entry on the day
SUBJECT TO MAP AVAILABILITY
Adult individual member of orienteering clubs£12£14
Junior/student individual member of orienteering clubs£4£4
Adult individual non-member£14£16
Junior/student non-member£6£6
SI dibber hire£1£1
SIAC hire£3£3
Discount for pre-entering both EAOA Urban Weekend events - seniors £2 and juniors £1

Location and parking

The assembly area will be next to the Grand Union Canal at the eastern end of Campbell Park. Nearest postcode: MK9 4AD what 3words: treatable/finest/puncture.

There is free parking beside Silbury Boulevard, along the north side of Campbell Park. what3words: fashion/applauded/tonsils. Should this fill up, there is ample paid parking around the shopping centre. Use the purple bays which cost 50p per hour.

Public transport

Milton Keynes Central station is on the West Coast mainline. It is located 3.2k from assembly. Local buses run to the CMK shopping centre on a regular basis. Buses 3 and 7 will drop you by the event parking area, at this stop: Campbell Cricket Green roundabout west. A tent will be provided for rucksacks.

Times

Start times for the first sprint will be between 10 and 11.30am.

Start times for the second sprint will not be allocated - this is not a chasing start. We aim to open this start at 12noon. Please allow time for the 1.4k walk to this start, and for likely short queues.

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

Courses

If you are taking part in the UKUL/SEOUL you will need to enter the correct course for your age category. Otherwise, adults are free to choose any course, and under 16s can choose between courses 6 and 7.

Course 6 and 7 competitors need to be aware that there is a mountain bike trail in Campbell Park. Appropriate signage will be put up to advise mountain bikers that there is an orienteering event in the park.

Course details to follow.

Terrain and map

The terrain is classic urban running for all senior courses. Junior courses will remain within Campbell Park.

Map: 1:4,000 SRA3 (courses 1-5) and SRA4 (courses 6-7). Mapped to ISSprOM 2017 standard.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map, and loose control descriptions will be available in the start lanes.

Electronic (SI) controls will be used, with contactless punching (SIAC) enabled. Punching start and finish.

Benches are not mapped. Avenues of trees adjacent to roads are mapped as white, even if the canopy is not continuous. "Special item" crosses to indicate play equipment do not necessarily match the exact layout of playgrounds.

Course notes

The Milton Keynes grid roads have heavy and fast-moving traffic. They are marked as out of bounds on the map. Do not attempt to cross any road marked out of bounds other than by the underpasses or bridges marked on the map. Traffic on other roads is generally light.

All courses, including the walks in and back, have possible routes along some of the Milton Keynes redways. These redways are used by pedestrians, cyclists, electric scooters, delivery robots and occasionally horses. Please be careful of the fast-moving bikes and scooters, and be courteous to all users.

Course 6 and 7 competitors need to be aware that there is a mountain bike trail in Campbell Park. Appropriate signage will be put up to advise mountain bikers that there is an orienteering event in the park.

Dogs

Please keep dogs on leads at all times around the assembly area, and keep them completely away from the cricket field. Dogs are not allowed to accompany competitors on courses, except courses 6 and 7, where they are permitted if kept on leads and under close control.

Results

Full results will be published on www.smoc.info

Safety

The organisers will have completed a formal risk assessment.

Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.

Please take extra care to be courteous to other competitors and members of the public at all times. Follow the British Orienteering Covid-19 code of conduct: if you are unwell on the day of the event, do not attend.

Competitors under 16 may only enter junior courses (6 and 7).

Please see course notes regarding potential hazards.

Toilets/First aid

Portable toilets will be provided close to the assembly area. These will include an accessible toilet.

Professional first aiders will be in attendance.

Facilities

There will be no catering vans, but the event is five minutes walk from a canalside pub and coffee shop, and the usual range of cafes can be found at the shopping centre and theatre district.

Officials

Organiser: Debbie Charlton deb1004charlton@gmail.com
Deputy Organiser: Ann Harris
Entries: Helen Nisbet entries@smoc.info

Planner: Freya Askham

Controller: Neville Baker (TVOC)

Important event information

Safeguarding and welfare

We want everyone to feel safe and welcome at our events. As a club, we support and follow British Orienteering's safeguarding policies, which can be found via the links below:

Child Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy

Find out more on our Safeguarding and welfare page.

Safety and risk

A risk assessment is carried out by the organiser in advance of each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance

If you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a affliated to British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Taking photographs

In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or videos showing children other than members of their family should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or videos and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.