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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Huntingdon UrbanSun 25 April, 2021

Near: Huntingdon
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.

UPDATE 19 March:

Entries are now open via Fabian4.

UPDATE 12th March 2021:

We expect entries to open later in March, with entry limited to WAOC members for the first week, and open to all thereafter.

If you are willing to help on the day, you will be able to enter at a reduced rate. Details will be sent to club members in advance of entries opening.

UPDATE 24 Feb 2021: We are currently intending to proceed with this event as planned, with appropriate coronavirus social distancing measures in place, expected to be similar to the measures used in our events in September/October 2020.

No entry on the day will be possible. See below for details of pre-entry (not yet open).

This web page will be kept up to date as we finalise course details and entry arrangements.

Directions / Parking

In order to help maintain social distancing, please plan your journey in line with the following:

Enquiries, Finish for all courses, and the Start for junior courses 6 & 7 are all in Riverside Park.  The Start for urban courses 1 - 5 is in the town, several hundred metres from the park.

If you are travelling with juniors, or if you need to collect a hired SI dibber, then we recommend you use the Riverside Park Car Park (Nearest Postcode PE29 3RP).

If you and your passengers are running the urban courses, and do not need to pick up a hire dibber, we recommend that you park at Bridge Place Car Park (PE29 2AB), and walk from here directly to your start.  (The route will be signposted from the car park).

Please do not aim to use other car parks in the town.


Course Information

A range of urban courses are on offer for those aged 16 or older on the date of the event. 

Courses suitable for juniors are also available.  Details of all courses is given in the following table, but details are subject to variation as courses are finalised.

Courses 1-5 are all of medium technical difficulty and are predominantly on urban terrain.

The M12- and W12- course (7) is intended for juniors aged 12 and under, and is equivalent to a yellow (Easy) colour-coded standard.   This is set in parkland and does not involve any exposure to roads or traffic. Course 6 is equivalent to Orange/Light Green standard and is also set in parkland.  This course does encounter one minor road.

CourseLength (see note)
ControlsMen's classesWomen's classes
Course 17.7 km

Men's Open (M16+)
Course 26.2 km

Men's Veteran (M40+)Women's Open (W16+)
Course 35.4 km

Men's Super Vet (M55+)Women's Veteran (W40+)
Course 44.5 km

Men's Ultra Vet (M65+)Women's Super Vet (W55+)
Course 53.7 km

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

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

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.  

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

Entry Details

On-line entry is via Fabian4. Enter Online Pre-entry is now open to all.

Please note that overall numbers of entrants in each start block period will be limited in order to comply with coronavirus guidelines.

Entries will close one week before the event date, ie 18th April, or earlier if the event becomes full. There will be strictly NO entry on the day.

Entry fees

Senior club members volunteering to help on the day£5
Seniors (BOF members)£8
Seniors (non BOF)/ Group£10
Juniors /Students£2
SI Card hire
£1
SIAC hire£3

Registration and Start Times

You must register in advance for this event: Pre-entries only, no entry on the day. This is so that we can ensure start times are spread out in compliance with coronavirus distancing guidelines.

Starts will operate from 10:30 - 12:30. When you enter, you can select your own 15-minute start window, subject to availability.

Dibber collection / enquiries will be open from 10:00 to about 12:15.

Please try to arrive in time to start in your allocated start block period, and take note of the code of conduct issued by British Orienteering.

Terrain and map details

Course maps are A3/A4 size, pre-printed with courses, and printed on waterproof paper.   Maps are at a scale of 1:5,000.

Control Descriptions

We will NOT be providing loose control descriptions at the event, but once courses are finalised we will provide PDF versions here, so that you can print your own control descriptions at home before you travel to the event.

Dog restrictions

This event is not suitable for dogs. Dogs are not allowed on urban courses.

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.

Contacts / Officials

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

Planner: Oliver Hague (WAOC)

Controller: Jeff Baker (LOG)

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.

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Competitors should beware of feral sculptures which have invaded the town during lockdown

Competitors should beware of feral sculptures which have invaded the town during lockdown