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West Anglian Orienteering Club

EAUL, SEOULCambridge North UrbanSun 12 September, 2021

Near: Cambridge
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.

A chance to orienteer in good quality urban terrain in North Cambridge, an area last used in the 2016 Science City Sprints. This event will be part of the 2021 SEOUL series and the 2021 East Anglian Urban League.
Entries are now open via Fabian4.

Directions / Parking

The event centre will be at North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road, postcode CB4 2JF.

Parking will be available at the academy. 

Course Information

This event will offer the usual range of urban courses for senior classes, together with junior courses for those aged 16 or younger, and aged 12 or younger.

CourseLength (see note)
ControlsMen's classesWomen's classes
Course 1

Men's Open (M16+)
Course 2

Men's Veteran (M40+)Women's Open (W16+)
Course 3

Men's Super Vet (M55+)Women's Veteran (W40+)
Course 4

Men's Ultra Vet (M65+)Women's Super Vet (W55+)
Course 5

Men's Hyper Vet (M75+)Women's Ultra Vet (W65+); Women's Hyper Vet (W75+)
Course 6

Junior male (M16-)Junior female (W16-)
Course 7

Junior male (M12-)Junior female (W12-)

Lengths given for urban courses 1-5 are "as the crow flies", and so shortest feasible routes will be somewhat longer due to the need to navigate round buildings and other impassable features. Lengths for courses 6 and 7 are representative of actual distance travelled.

In line with British Orienteering policy, we cannot accept entries for the urban courses 1-5 from juniors younger than age 16 on the day of the event.  Otherwise, anyone may enter any course, but most entrants are expected to enter the course corresponding to their age class, as indicated in the above table.   In order to be competitive in the SEOUL or EAUL leagues you must enter the correct course for your class.

Course controls will be set up in beacon mode, allowing non-contact punching for those with SIAC dibbers.

Entry Details

On-line pre-entry is strongly preferred. Although current (July 21) BO guidance for England removes all restrictions on numbers entering and participating, we will not necessarily be offering entry on the day. This will be decided nearer the date of the event, depending on the level of pre-entries and any changes in guidance relating to Covid19.

Pre-entry is now open, via Fabian4.

Enter Online

You will be able to self-select your start time when you enter, subject to availability of start slots. On-line entries will close around midnight on 6th September.

Entry fees

Senior club members volunteering to help on the day£5
Seniors (BOF members)£9
Seniors (non BOF)/ Group£11
Juniors / Students£3
SI Card hire
SIAC hire£3

Junior fees apply to those aged under 21. Student rate applies to those in full-time education irrespective of age.

Registration and Start Times

Hired dibbers must be collected from enquiries, at the academy.

Start times will be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

There will be a punching start. We will not be calling up or enforcing exact start times. Nevertheless, please try to arrive in time to start at your allocated start time but not too early, to help us avoid congestion at the pre-start.

Please observe the start lane notices, and any verbal advice given by the start officials.

Terrain and map details

Course maps will be 1:4000 scale and will be printed on waterproof paper.  Map size will be A4+ for urban courses and A4 size for junior courses.

Urban courses are set in the residential estates of King Hedges, partly overlapping the area used for the Science City Race in 2016, and consisting of predominantly urban terrain with some parkland.  Since road crossings are involved, only those aged 16 or older on the day of the event may run these courses unsupervised.

Junior courses will be set in parkland and are planned as far as possible to minimise proximity to roads and traffic.  However,  we may require that juniors under age 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

Dog restrictions

Not suitable for dogs

Indoor toilets will be available at the academy.

We are grateful to North Cambridge Academy for allowing us to use their facilities for this event.


The event is being planned in line with July 21st BO guidelines relating to Covid19.

Before attending this event, or any other orienteering activity, orienteers, including officials, volunteers and coaches,should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19. These are:

  • A high temperature.
  • A new, continuous cough.
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

If you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend the event, even if your symptoms are mild. You should follow NHS guidance on testing and self-isolation.

If you have been informed that you need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (or are required to self-isolate in relation to travel), you must do so. You should not leave your isolation location in order to participate in sport and physical activity. You can find more information in the NHS guidance on how to self-isolate.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Peter Woods (WAOC)

Planner: Stephen Borrill (WAOC)

Controller : Roger Moulding (HH)

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.


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.