WAOC

Colour Coded (Level C)
EA League

Brandon

Sunday, 29 October 2017


This event is the Sunday after the Cambridge City Race and Brandon is in the sandy Brecklands, 35 miles from Cambridge. It follows on from the Cambridge City Race held the day before. We hope that, especially for those travelling to the area, the cross-country forest courses on offer here will be the perfect complement to the challenges of the city race. This event is also part of the East Anglian League.

BRITISH SUMMER TIME ENDS on the day of this event. Clocks go back 1 hr at 2am. Be certain you do not arrive too early!

On-line entries now open

Registration 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Start Times 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Entries On-line entries are now open on Fabian 4. Start block times for pre-entries will be shown on the Fabian4 website. Entries will be available on the day subject to availability of maps.
Fees

Individual entries

Reduced entry fees until 16th October through Fabian 4:
Seniors (BOF members)£7.00
Seniors (non members)£9.00
Juniors (under 21)£2.00
Students£2.00
SI Card hire£1.00

Entries from 16th October to 25th October (when Fabian 4 pre-entry closes) and entry on the day:
Seniors (BOF members)£8.00
Seniors (non members)£10.00
Juniors (under 21)£2.00
Students£2.00
SI Card hire£1.00

We intend to have plenty of maps for entry on the day, but arrive early if possible to avoid disappointment.

Groups:

Family groups sharing one map are charged at the single adult rate.

Groups If you are bringing a school party, or other group such as ATC cadets, please inform the organiser via before 18th October using the Group Entry Form. Please provide this information before 30th October. This will avoid long delays at registration and ensure we have enough maps for everyone.
Courses We are offering a full range of colour coded courses from White to Brown including Short Green. Course details are as follows:
Difficulty LengthControlsClimb
Whitevery easy 1.8 km90 m
Yelloweasy 2.2 km910 m
Orangemoderate 3.5 km1115 m
Light Greenharder 3.7 km1240 m
Short Greenhard 3.5 km1230 m
Greenhard 5.4 km135 m
Bluehard 7.6 km2040 m
Brownhard 9.0 km2355 m

If you are taking part in the East Anglian League, you are recommmended to enter the course corresponding to your age class:

Age ClassesCourse
M10, W10Yellow
M12, W12Orange
M14, W14Light Green
M75, W65+Short Green
M65-70, W16-20, W45-60Green
M16-20, M45-60, W21-40Blue
M21-40Brown
Enquiries Email enquiries to
Travel Directions The event will be signed from the A1065 at the SW end of Brandon town, at the entrance to the Mile End Industrial Estate. If approaching from the South and West, approach Brandon driving NE on the A1065 and look out for the turn off to the right into the industrial area. From the North, drive through Brandon until heading SE toward Mildenhall and look for the turn off to the left. From Thetford, drive to Brandon town and turn left onto the A1065. DO NOT follow brown signs to Brandon Country Park.
Registration and assembly will be adjacent to the forest entrance from within the industrial estate.
SatNav: Postcode IP27 ONZ should take you to the registration and assembly area within the industrial estate (we take no responsibility for the accuracy of sat nav directions).
Parking Parking will be within the industrial estate. As far as we know, none of the units are open on a Sunday. Nevertheless, please avoid blocking entrances to businesses when parking. There should be no problem in finding space to park, including minibuses, etc.
Officials Organiser: Peter Allen (WAOC)
Planner: Oliver Hague (WAOC)
Controller: Clive Wilkinson (SUFFOC)
Further Information

We will be using electronic punching. SI cards will be available to hire for £1.

Beginners are very welcome at this event and help will be available to get you started. Please read our webpage What is orienteering? It should answer any questions you have.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times.

Portable Toilet facilities will be provided in the assembly area.

Ash die-back disease (Chalara faxinea): Please ensure you have clean footwear and clean your shoe before your next event to prevent spread of this disease.

All competitors take part at their own risk.


Data Protection Act: Entry information (name, age-class and club) and the results of this event will be stored on and processed by computer systems under the terms of the British Orienteering Federation's registration under the Data Protection Act. The results from this event will be published on the Internet.

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