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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Autumn in AngliaBush Heath WoodsSat 09 October, 2021

Near: Mildenhall, Suffolk
Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race

Location Info

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

This event will be part of Autumn in Anglia 2021, together with an urban event in Bury St Edmunds, organised by SUFFOC, on the following day.

Keen observers of the orienteering calendar will have noted that the date of both events has been moved to avoid a clash with the British Champs.

Directions / Parking

Our intention is to make use of free parking at Forest Heath District Council offices, Mildenhall, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 7EY.


Course Information

Colour coded courses will be available as follows, from White to Brown.  Course details are indicative only at this stage.

CourseDifficultyLengthControls
White very easy ~1.5 km

Yellow easy ~ 2- 2.5 km

Orange moderate   ~ 3 km
Light Green harder   ~ 4 km

Short Green hard ~ 4 km

Green hard ~ 5 km

Blue hard ~ 6 - 8 km
Brown hard ~ 8 - 10 km

Entry Details

Pre-entry is strongly encouraged and may be essential. On-line will be set up in due course through Fabian 4:

On line entries will close at around a week before the event (deadline date to be confirmed). No pre-entries will be accepted after this deadline.

SI card hire: £1 in addition to above entry fees.

Entry fee

Senior BO member


Senior Non member


Junior (Under 21)


Student (21 or older in full time education)


If you are bringing a school party, or other group such as ATC cadets, please inform the organiser via entries@WAOC.org.uk in advance using the Group Entry Form. Please provide this information as soon as possible and at preferably by 2 weeks before the day of the event. This will avoid long delays at registration and ensure we have enough maps for everyone.

Enquiries to entries@WAOC.org.uk.


Registration and Start Times

Registration will be open from 10:00 am till noon.


Terrain and map details

Terrain

Bush Heath is a mixture of open heathland and forest blocks of differing maturity and runnability.   Some areas contain brambles, and this is shown on the map by a vertical green line screen.

Map

Maps will be 1:10000 scale, A4 size.  Maps and control descriptions will be on waterproof paper.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Emma Jarrett

Deputy Organiser: Helen Hague

Planner: Mike Bickle

Controller: Phil Halford (SUFFOC)

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.

Taking Photographs:

In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or videos showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or videos and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.

Club's use of Images:

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.