Milton Keynes Urban Event, Great Linford

Saturday 11 September 2021

MK Urban

Milton Keynes Urban
Great Linford

Regional Event, SEOUL and EAUL leagues
Saturday 11 September 2021

Results

COVID-19

You should NOT attend this or any orienteering event:

Entry

This event is pre-entry only. It is open to both members and non-members of British Orienteering. Enter via Fabian4.

This event is part of SEOUL (Southern England Orienteering Urban League) and EAUL (East Anglian Urban League).

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.

Location and Parking

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.

Times

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.

Courses

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.

Terrain and Map

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.

Other Information

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.

Safety

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

Results will be available at www.smoc.info as soon as possible after the event.

Future Events

Our next regional event will be on Sunday, 14 November.

Helpers

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.

Officials

Organiser: Ros James

Planner: Martin Cook

Controller: David Frampton (HH)

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.