Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race
Pre Event Info
- Postcode: SG17 5QB *
- Lat,Lng: 52.05016,-0.36278
- Grid Ref: TL123403
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* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.
Directions / Parking
Post code for SatNav: SG17 5QB
Access to the car park will be from a minor road leading off the A600 Shefford to Bedford road. The event will be signed from the junction of the minor road with the A600 which is about 2.5 km north of the the A600/A507 junction.
As you approach the car park there will a crossing point for runners - please take care and look out for runners crossing the road.
Parking will be tight. Please car share if you can. Please park as directed by the parking supervisors.
Nick Parrish of FB Parrish and Son has kindly allowed us to use their car park for the event. Their offices are approx. 300m further along the road from the entrance to the Forestry car park at the first turning on the right, signposted as FB Parrish and Son and also as Millennium Barn.
Please use this car park if directed by the parking supervisors or if you simply prefer to avoid the squeeze in the Rowney Woods car park. There is a pavement alongside the road leading back to the Forestry car park.
If bringing a coach or minibus please inform the organiser in advance.
A full set of colour coded courses is available, from White to Brown:
|White||very easy||1.2 km||30m climb|
|Yellow||easy||2.5 km||40m climb|
|Orange||moderate||2.7 km||40m climb|
|Light Green||harder||3.2 km||85m climb|
|Very Short Green||hard||2.4 km||70m climb|
|Short Green||hard||2.8 km||110m climb|
|Green||hard||3.9 km||100m climb|
|Blue||hard||6.3 km||145m climb|
|Brown||hard||8.3 km||180m climb|
Pre-entry using Fabian4 is encouraged. Pre-entry up to and including 11th November will be £2 cheaper for adults. After this date the higher fees will apply. Pre-entries will close on 21 November. Entry on the day will be available for all courses.
until 11 Nov
|On the day and |
on-line entry from 11 Nov
|Seniors (BOF members)||£8.00||£10.00|
|Juniors (under 21)||£2.00||£2.00|
SI Card hire £1.00
If you are entering on the day and want to prepare your entry slip in advance, follow this link to download an entry form.
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 before 18th November. 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 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
Terrain and map details
Rowney Warren is a well-contoured pine forest with significant spur and valley structure. Please take care with potentially hidden trip hazards such as roots and brambles in the undergrowth.
Maps are A4 in size, 1:10,000 scale, and printed on waterproof paper.
Dogs must be kept under close control at all times and on leads in the car park and if crossing road
Portable toilets will be provided.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Rakesh Chandraker firstname.lastname@example.org
Planner: Michael Bickle
Controller: Steve Hardy (SMOC)