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West Anglian Orienteering Club

CompassSport QualifierMildenhall NorthSun 13 February, 2022

Near: Mildenhall
Level of event: National
Type of event: Race

Location Info

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

Forest orienteering event with range of courses to cater for club teams competing to qualify for the CompassSport Trophy. Clubs wishing to attend this event to compete must contact the event secretary via - see FINAL DETAILS (last updated 20 Jan). Entry to a limited range of colour-coded courses (White to Light Green) will be provided for individuals not participating in the CompassSport competitions.

Latest News

21 Jan 2022 - We will be presenting mementos to winners of the 2021 East Anglian Leagues at this event. Please join us at registration at around 12:30 to congratulate the recipients.

7 Jan 2022 - Final details now available. Entries are now open on Fabian4 until 1st February.

Directions / Parking

Post code for SatNav: IP28 6AE should take you to the Barton Mills roundabout and then follow directions below. Event will be signposted from A1065.

From Barton Mills roundabout on A11/A1101/A1065, take A1065 Northwards (signed to Brandon).

After 800m, turn east (right) off the A1065 signed "Household Waste Site" (postcode IP28 7JQ). There may be a queue for the tip, in which case carefully overtake and continue along the road. Event registration is approx. 700m along this road. This road is a cul-de-sac and is not accessible from the A11.

Most courses cross this road - please keep an eye out for orienteers crossing the road as you turn into the road from the A1065 and along the length of the road. Please park where directed on this road and walk on to registration.  

Space is restricted so please car share wherever possible. If you are bringing a coach, minibus or camper van please arrange to park at the Barton Mills lay-by near Walker’s snack bar, close to the Barton Mills roundabout.

Course Information

This is a CompassSport Qualifier event. To be competitive for the Qualifier, please enter the courses as below corresponding to your age class.

In addition, the following colour-coded courses are available (not part of the CS qualifier:

Colour coded courses:

CS Class

CompassSport Course

BOF Age Classes



Men Open


Short Brown

M20- M40+


Blue Women

Women Open


Blue Men



Green Women

W20- W45+


Green Men



Veterans Short Green

M70+ W60+


Junior Men (Green)

Men 18-


Junior Women Short Green

Women 18-


Orange Men

Men 14-


Orange Women

Women 14-


Super Veterans Short Green

M80+ W70+

In addition, the following colour coded courses are open to all (and are not part of the CompassSport competition):


No. of controls

Length (km)







Light Green



Entry Details

Enter Online

All entries must be made in advance via Fabian4, with entries closing midnight Tuesday 01/02/2022. No late entry will be allowed. All entrants to CS courses must be BOF members and members of the club they are running for.

White, Yellow and Light Green courses are available to enter for those not entering the CompassSport Qualifier. Please enter in advance via Fabian4 . There will no entry on the day for these courses. If you are new to orienteering or require assistance, then please enquire at registration. If you are bringing a school party or other group, please inform the organiser in advance using the Group Entry Form. Please provide this information by 1st February.

For CompassSport Qualifier, entries are £12 for a BO adult and £5 for a BO junior.

For White, Yellow or Light Green courses, prices are £3 for a junior and £10 for an adult or family group.

SI dibber hire: £1 SIAC dibber hire: £3

Registration and Start Times

Registration will be open for enquiries and hire dibber collection from 10 am to 12 noon.

Starts from: 10.30am until 12.30.

Start times for CompassSport Trophy will be pre-allocated and no changes to start times will be allowed on race day. It is a punching start and the start and finish must be punched. Late starters will start as soon as possible, but if you miss your allocated start time you may have a long wait before you can be slotted in. Loose control descriptions will be in the start lanes.

Terrain and map details

Mildenhall Wood is managed coniferous forest with some areas of beech.  Full leg cover is mandatory. Map is 1:10000, 5m contours and A4 size.

Maps and loose control descriptions will be printed on waterproof paper.  

Dog restrictions

See final details. Note that Mildenhall forest is adjacent to major roads.


Please ensure you comply with all Covid restrictions active at the time of the event. In particular do not attend if you suspect or know you may have Covid, or are required to be self-isolating.


Registration, Enquiries, Download, and portable toilets are located near to forest road access gate 305. Please use the portable toilets we have provided. A café with public toilets is situated just off the A1065 near the Barton Mills roundabout.


We would like to thank Forestry England and Natural England for giving permission to use the area and to all helpers from WAOC without whom the event could not run.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Helen Hague

Assistant Organiser: Stuart Hatfield

Planner: Bruce Marshall (WAOC)

Controller: Phil Halford (SUFFOC)

Entries Secretary: Sarah Mansel (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.


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.