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West Anglian Orienteering Club

SEOUL Urban LeagueSt Neots Sprint DoubleSat 12 May, 2018

Near: St Neots
Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race, Urban

Location Info

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

This sprint event is part of the 2018 SEOUL league and offers a full range of courses for seniors as well as courses suitable for juniors.

The format is a double sprint with a combination of parkland and urban terrain.

We will be donating profits from this event to the local Headway charity - more details on this can be found here.

Directions / Parking

Registration will be at Longsands Academy School.    This is a 10 minute (0.5 mile) walk from St Neots railway station.

Course Information

Information is provisional and the mapping of classes to course is subject to revision as planning proceeds.

Run one sprint race, then the second - your overall result will be based on the total time for both runs. This is not a chasing sprint so you can choose whether to have a shorter or longer gap between your two outings. The winning times for each course will be expected to be approx 15 minutes. One course will be predominantly parkland, the other will be predominantly urban.

To be competitive in the SEOUL league you should enter the course indicated for your age class. All courses are relatively short, as this is a sprint event.

TBCMen's Open
2TBCWomens' Open, Male Vets (M40+)
3TBCFemale Vets (W40+), Male Supervet (M55+)
4TBCFemale Supervet (W55+), Male Ultravet (M65+), Newcomers
5TBCFemale Ultravet (W65+), Female Hypervet (W75+), Male Hypervet (M75+)
TBCJuniors  MW16-
TBCYoung Juniors MW12-

We cannot accept entries to senior courses 1-5 from anyone under the age of 17 since these courses involve road crossings.   All distances are "as the crow flies".  Actual distance run on an optimal route will typically be about 50% longer than the distance shown.

All courses use Sportident electronic punching.   

Entry Details

Online pre-entries are now open, using Fabian 4. The early entry fee applies until 28 April. Entries after this date will be at the higher rate. Online entries will close on 9th May.

Entry on the day will be available for all courses subject to availability of maps. We will order maps based on entries received by the 28 April (when early entry closes), so we encourage you to enter before this date. On line entry will remain open at the higher rate until Wednesday 9th May.

Online Entry before 28 April
Entry on line after 28 April 2018 up to 9th May
Entry on the day
Seniors (BO members)
Seniors (non members)
Juniors (Under 21) and full time students
SIAC hire
Contact SI card hire£1£1£1

This is a mixed punching event: controls will be set into beacon mode so that SIAC SI cards can be used in non contact mode. Ordinary SI cards can also be used by punching in the normal way. SIAC dibbers will be available to hire for £3. If you want to take advantage of this then you will need to indicate this when you enter. We also offer standard SI cards to hire for £1. In both cases, loss of a hire dibber will incur a charge equivalent to full replacement cost: £30 for a standard SI card, and £60 (TBC) for a SIAC.

Enquiries to

Registration & Start Times

All information is provisional and will be confirmed closer to the date of the event.

Registration and enquiries 10:00 - 12:00

Start times (first race) 10:30 - 12:00

First race courses close 1:00 pm You must report to download by this time

Start times (second race) 11:30 - 13:00

Second race courses close 2:30 pm You must report to download by this time

Terrain and map details

The two races will be on separate areas with different maps.  One course will be predominantly parkland, the other will be predominantly urban.

If you are entering on the day and want to prepare your entry slip in advance, follow this link to download an entry form.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Helen Hague (WAOC)

Planners: Stephen Borrill (WAOC) and Jason Dunning (WAOC)

Controller: Simon Errington (HH)

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, 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: When participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

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