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This event is pre-entry only. It is open to both members and non-members of British Orienteering. Enter via Fabian4.
First closing date for entries is Monday, 30 August. Late entry, up to Thursday, 9 September, may be possible, subject to map availability and a £2 surcharge.
If you plan to run as a small group (no large groups, please) then please enter as one adult.
Parking will be in the field east of Marsh Drive, Great Linford. What3words: direction.bleaching.develops
Assembly and toilets at Great Linford Memorial Hall, MK14 5AX. Route will be signed from the car park.
Start times will be between 10am and 12:30pm. Courses close at 2:00pm. Please consider this when choosing a start slot.
As always, don't forget to download, even if you retire.
Course 1: 8.1 km, Men, Open
Course 2: 6.5km, Women Open, M40+
Course 3: 5.9km, M55+, W40+
Course 4: 5.0km, M65+, W55+
Course 5: 3.3km, M75+, W65+, W75+
Course 6: 3.0km, Junior M/W 16-
Course 7: 1.8km, Junior M/W 12-
Course lengths given are the straight-line distances, and are subject to final controlling.
This event is part of SEOUL (Southern England Orienteering Urban League) and EAUL (East Anglian Urban League). Please ensure you enter the right course for your age class if you want to be competitive in the league.
Juniors under 16 may only enter courses 6 and 7, because of road crossings. This is an insurance requirement — please see comments under "Safety". Competitors aged 16 and over are free to select any course they like.
The terrain is a mix of open park, small pockets of woodland, and classic urban running.
Map: 1:5,000 A3 (courses 1-5) and A4 (courses 6-7). Mapped to ISSprOM (Sprint) standard.
Control descriptions will be printed on the map. Loose control descriptions will not be provided. A link will be available on the SMOC website to download your control descriptions before the event.
Electronic (SI) controls will be used, with contactless punching enabled. Punching start and finish.
Dog rules: please keep dogs on leads at all times around the car park and assembly area. 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. No dogs inside the Memorial Hall.
Competitors under 16 may only enter junior courses (6 and 7). This is an insurance requirement. Any significant road crossings on courses 6 and 7 will be marshalled. Course 6 also crosses some minor roads where traffic will be very light and slow-moving. Parents and carers — please warn juniors that they should not cross any major roads except with the help of a marshal.
Please be courteous to other competitors and the general public at all times. In particular, avoid getting too close to other competitors or members of the public both on courses and in assembly area.
Please wear a face covering when inside the Memorial Hall.
Results will be available at www.smoc.info as soon as possible after the event.
Our next regional event will be on Sunday, 14 November.
SMOC members are encouraged to help out and earn a discount on their run. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Ros for the helper discount code before entering.
Organiser: Ros James
Planner: Martin Cook
Controller: David Frampton (HH)
In case of extreme weather on the day of the event please check the event is still on at www.smoc.info
If you are new to orienteering and wish to join SMOC you can join online via the BOF website here.