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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Ampthill ParkSun 06 September, 2020

Near: Ampthill
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race

Location Info

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

We look forward, hopefully, to seeing you at our first post-lockdown orienteering event.

This will be a colour-coded event on the historic parkland of Ampthill Park. A range of courses will be on offer (While to Blue) suitable for all abilities.

To achieve physical distancing in line with British Orienteering guidelines and government advice, you will need to pre-enter this event - as things stand at the moment, we will not be able to accept entries on the day.

Details will appear here when confirmed.

Directions / Parking

Details to follow

Entry Details

In line with British Orienteering guidance, all entries must be made in advance, using the Fabian4 entry service. We will not be able to accept any entries on the day.

Registration and Start Times

Registration will be open from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

Starts will run from 10:30 to 12:30.

Terrain and map details

Ampthill Park is mostly fast open, with detailed contour and some patches of runnable forest canopy.   Full leg cover is strongly advised, as there are nettles in parts of the wooded areas.

Out of bounds areas on the map are denoted by purple vertical hatching.  One fence to the North of the park, indicated by a thick purple line, must only be crossed at Mandatory crossing points: -)(-

There may be cattle in the field enclosed by this fence.  White and Yellow courses do not enter this area.

Map 1:5,000 with pre-printed courses, A4 sized. All maps will be printed on waterproof paper.    (Blue course maps are two part, printed as double sided A4).

COVID-19

People should NOT attend any this or any orienteering event:

  • If they are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms.
  • If they have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 until they have completed the prescribed quarantine period, even if they are completely symptom free.
  • If they have returned from any overseas country until they have completed the self-quarantine period for 14 days, even if they are symptom free.
  • If they are undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they have received negative results and are symptom free.
  • If they have been advised to stay at home by a health professional.

If you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, do not exercise outside your own home or garden and do not exercise with others.

We also advise competitors who fit within the higher at risk groups to take particular care and/or make decisions on attendance with due consideration to the risks associated with COVID-19.

Important Event Information

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: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Privacy: 

WAOC process entrant information on the basis of legitimate interest to produce competition results, to provide participation and results information to British Orienteering, and we retain details for a period to meet our insurance requirements.  Published results may include (but not limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times and age group. Read our data protection page for further information about how we look after your personal information.

Photography:

We may sometimes publish photographs of event participants in news items or publicity.  At events where we have arranged for photography we will advertise this at the event and in advance in the event details.  

We aim always to obtain the permissions of parent or responsible adult before we publish any picture showing a junior participant as the main focus.  Although we cannot guarantee that an event photographer will not take photographs of any given individual, we will do our best to avoid publishing images of individuals who have told us they do not wish to be photographed.

Read our data protection page for further information about our policy on photography and use of images.