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West Anglian Orienteering Club

EA League and WAGALHigh AshSun 28 October, 2018

Near: Mundford
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.

Final Details now available.

British Summer Time Ends on the night before this event.

in other words....THE CLOCKS GO BACK.

Please bear this in mind on the morning of the event.

This East Anglian League Event will be our first event at High Ash for over 10 years!

A full range of colour-coded courses is on offer, along with BO ranking points.

Online pre-entry Is now available: Click here to enter online using Fabian4.

Directions / Parking

Registration will be along forest track 154 (TL 784994).  Please note this is NOT accessible via the FE car park near the A1065 used at previous events.

Parking will be in the campsite field adjacent to the forest, courtesy of Everetts Campsite. You will need to bring £2 per vehicle for car parking fee, which will be collected as you arrive.

Parking on the forest track will be reserved for helpers and officials.  

Directions:

Nearest PostCode for SATNAV:  IP26 5AR (Everett's Farm Campsite). This postcode is not an exact destination - please follow instructions below to reach the parking area.

From the South (Mundford): Head North on the A1065 from the roundabout at Mundford and after approx 1km take the turning to the left (Foulden Road) signposted Iceni Brewery and Didlington.
Follow this road for approx 6km until you reach a junction signposted R to Hilborough (shortly after having passed Everetts Farm Campsite).  
Take the (sharp) R  at the junctionand then turn R after about 150m into the parking field (The entrance to Forest Road 154 is a further 100m on the right).

From the north, driving South on the 1065, turn Right toward Didlington at the junction where A1605 meets the B1108.   
PLEASE TAKE CARE on this road, as some orienteering courses cross this road.  
After approx 3.5 km, turn Right where this road joins the road on which cars will be arriving from the south.  
Continue N until the junction, where you take the (sharp) R turn to Hilsborough, and then turn R after about 250m into access road 154.

Course Information

A full set of colour-coded courses is available, from White to Brown:

Course Difficulty Controls Length Climb
White Very easy 7 1.5 km 10 m
Yellow Easy 9 2.2 km 15 m
Orange Moderate 10 2.8 km 20 m
Light Green Harder 11 3.5 km 25 m
Short Green Difficult 11 3.7 km 35 m
Green Difficult 15 4.9 km 35 m
Blue Difficult 16 6.3 km 40 m
Brown Difficult 27 8.7 km 70 m


Entry Details

Pre-entry using Fabian4 is encouraged, and entries are now open: Click here to enter online.

Pre-entry up to and including 14th October will be £2 cheaper for adults. After this date the higher fees will apply. Pre-entries will close on 24 October. Entry on the day will be available for all courses.

On-line pre-entry
up to 14 Oct
15 Oct onwards
and On the day
Seniors (BOF members) £8.00 £10.00
Seniors (non-BOF) £10.00 £12.00
Juniors (under 21) £2.00 £2.00
Students £2.00 £2.00

SI Card hire £1.00

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be open from 10:00 am to 12.00 noon for entry on the day and hired dibber collection.

Starts will be from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Punching start.

Courses will close at 2:30pm

All times are GMT - Remember that the Clocks go back 1 hour on the night before this event.

Terrain and map details

The forest in High Ash is largely coniferous with some deciduous, split into blocks at various stages of maturity.

Map scale 1:10,000.  Maps will be pre-printed with courses, and printed on waterproof paper.   Map revised and updated 2017-2018 by Peter Leverington (NOR) and Peter Duthie (WAOC).

Portable toilets will be provided close to registration. (Please do not try to use the campsite facilities - it is a condition of our use of the field for parking that we keep clear of these).

This event was originally scheduled for February 2018, but was postponed to comply with conditions imposed by the landowner, Forest Enterprise.


Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Peter Woods (WAOC) entries@waoc.org.uk

Planner: Peter Duthie (WAOC)

Controller: Sarah Mansell (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.

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.