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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Full colour coded and WAGALRowney WarrenSun 25 November, 2018

Near: Shefford
Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race


Pre Event Info

Location Info

* 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.

Course Information

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 Greenhard2.4 km70m 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

Entry Details

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.

Enter Online On-line pre-entry
until 11 Nov
On the day and
on-line entry from 11 Nov
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

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 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

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.

Dog restrictions

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

Planner: Michael Bickle

Controller: Steve Hardy (SMOC)