2015 Final Details

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CHECK YOUR ENTRY NOW: After the closing date (23:59 on 17 May) Fabian will charge you £3 should you wish to change your entry details. So, to avoid an almighty rush at our on-the-day registration desk, we too will charge you £3 if you wish to change your details at the events! With over 500 runners already confirmed spare time slots may be difficult to find. So please let Fabian know NOW – all Fabian amendments are free until midnight on Sunday 17th – about any changes you wish to make before the system allocates the time you originally asked for! You have a choice of V Early, Early, Middle, Late, V Late or Any for all three events.

Road Access: Please respect other road users and residents in and around the competition areas to ensure we will be welcomed back in future.

Parking: Car parking must be at the marshals’ instructions.

Traders in the Assembly areas: UltraSport, O-Nosh, Podium.

Toilets: Spacemobiles will provide toilets at all assembly areas. There will not be toilets at the Starts

Registration: Enquiries, Registration, SI card hire and download located at each day’s assembly area.

Entry on the Day: Available each day for all courses subject to map availability. Entry is by Age class, Long or Short or Colour Coded – White, Yellow, or Orange. Adults running White, Yellow or Orange will be charged at the junior rate. All EOD courses will be at late entry (post 17 May) prices.

Electronic punching: SportIdent equipment is being used on all days, and all courses. SI cards are available for hire at £1 for the weekend. Those of you who have pre-booked SI cards can collect them within the assembly area within the marquee.  Should you lose your SI card, or fail to return it, you will be charged the full price of a replacement (currently £30). You are advised to bring some twine or very thin cord to make a wrist loop for your SI card.

Start procedure: You will be allocated a start time which will be checked off against a start list. Late starters, helpers and split starts will be fitted in at the discretion of the officials. A punching start will operate with a 3-minute call up. It is your responsibility to ensure you pick up the correct map and please make sure you only pick one up.

Split Starts: These will be available for EOD. Pre entered families should have pre-booked their split times.

Whistles: These are compulsory at all WMOA events and will be checked at the start. Failure to comply with the whistle requirement will result in you not being allowed to run.

Maps: All maps are printed on Enduro waterproof paper as used at the British Championships individual race and at the last two Midlands Championships. They will not be bagged. All courses are at 1:10,000.with 5m contours. Maps will not be collected at the finish but please do not show your map to other competitors who have yet to run. Loose description sheets will be printed on the back of old maps and will be available in the start lanes.

White and Yellow Maps: These maps will be made available to young and inexperienced orienteers before they step into the start box. The Start team will be able to help if needed.

OOB areas: as indicated on the map.

Control Descriptions: These will be provided in the Start lane. Courses 1 to 13 will be pictorial. Courses 14 and 15 will use text descriptions.

Dibber: Course 1 will have up to 30 controls so should fit on all dibbers. Anyone who punches at an incorrect couple of controls will still get their correct controls recognised, but will miss out on their last couple of split times.

Shadowing Juniors: Juniors may be shadowed. To remain competitive, any adult who shadows a junior must have completed their run beforehand.

Control Sites: All control sites will be marked with a conventional kite. The SI unit will be mounted on top of a stake with the control number clearly visible. If you discover you have punched the wrong control, ignore the mistake and continue to the correct control. Similarly if you punch out of sequence, the error will be ignored providing you go back and subsequently re-punch in the correct sequence. Each control site will have a manual punch in line with BOF Guidelines.

SI Download: After punching the finish control you must download as soon as possible. Hired SI cards will be collected from you at the end of your hire period.

Results: These will be displayed in the assembly area for each day. The SINS web site will have the previous days’ results.

First Aid: Members of WRE and HOC who have completed the Outdoor First Aid course.

Hospitals. The nearest full emergency hospital is Shrewsbury and it is signed from the A5/A49 junction. There is a hospital car park, fee payable, so have spare £1 and 50p coins available (fee was £2.50p at the last check). Kidderminster hospital can also deal with minor injuries. A “Hospital” sheet will be available with addresses, phone numbers and route maps for each hospital. Collect one if needed from the First Aid point.

Clothing: All competitors must have full leg cover as per BOF rules. In the event of bad weather competitors may be required to carry a cagoule. If required a “Cagoules Compulsory” notice will be displayed on the way to the start leaving the assembly field. Failure to comply with any of the clothing requirements will result in you not being allowed to run.

Safety: Competitors who are travelling alone are advised to leave car keys (or some treasured object) suitably labelled, or enveloped, with your name at Enquiries. All competitors must download as soon as possible at the end of their run whether they have completed the course or not.

This is sheep country and ticks will be around. Competitors are therefore advised to wash their hands before eating or touching food or drink.

Please be careful of steep slopes, slippery bluebells and barbed wire on all courses. While we have carried out full risk assessments of the competition areas, and put in place any mitigation of the risks we found, please be aware that you take part at your own risk.

Club tents: There is plenty of room for tents along the run in but please do not pitch them underneath ancient trees as there is a danger of falling branches. Please also do not obstruct any public footpaths or bridleways which may run through the assembly and finish areas.

String Courses: There will be coloured wrist bands (Orange, White and Green for Days 1, 2 and 3 respectively) for those successfully completing the String course. Come and collect the set!

 Course details

  Distance (km) Climb (m) Distance (km) Climb (m) Distance (km) Climb (m) “Colour” M age classes W age classes
1 10.1 320 9.5 350 8.5 265 Black M21
2 8.7 270 7.9 350 6.6 230 Brown M35, M40
3 7.2 270 6.6 245 6.2 225 Short Brown M18, M20, M21S, M45, M50 W21
4 5.8 185 5.4 255 5.9 195 Blue M16, M35S, M40S, M55, M60
5 5.5 170 5.4 240 5.7 185 Blue W35, W40
6 5.2 115 4.4 250 5.1 165 Short Blue M18S, M20S M45S, M50S, M65
7 4.8 125 4.3 190 5.1 165 Short Blue W18, W20, W21S, W45, W50
8 4.0 85 3.8 200 3.5 150 Green M55S, M60S, M70
9 4.1 80 3.8 130 3.7 145 Green W16, W35S, W40S, W55, W60
10 3.1 105 3.2 120 3.4 120 Short Green M65S, M70S, M75, M80, M85 W18S, W20S, W45S, W50S, W65, W70
11 2.8 50 2.6 70 2.7 70 V Short Green M70S, M75S, M80S, M85S
W55S, W60S, W65S, W70S, W75, W75S, W80, W80S, W85
12 3.5 65 3.2 75 3.1 95 Light Green M14, M16B W14, W16B
13 3.1 65 2.5 60 2.3 55 Orange M12, M14B, M21N W12, W14B, W21N
14 2.3 35 1.9 40 1.7 45 Yellow M10, M12B W10, W12B
15 1.9 35 1.5 35 1.2 25 White M10B W10B

Please note M70S on course 10 and M85S on course 11.




3 Days of Orienteering in Beautiful Shropshire