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SROC Avenham & Miller Parks Sum Series 4

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Tuesday 21st June 2022

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Friday 1st April 2022
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Sunday 19th June 2022 at 21:00
Entries so Far
11 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior   £6.00   
Junior / Student   £2.00   
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Chris Roberts

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Entries:

Only pre-entries are allowed with no entry on the day. Please note that this event is part of a series of five events. You may wish to save disappointment by entering all or some of the events at the same time.

If you are a newcomer to the sport and do not have a an orienteering dibber (to record visiting the controls, also called an SI-Card) then please indicate that you need to borrow an SI-Card. 

Any SROC members who do not own a dibber can request - contact Chris Roberts - to collect one at the event and keep it for the foreseeable future.

Courses:

The events in the SROC Summer Series are intended to appeal to both newcomers and experienced orienteers alike. The technical difficulty is such that experience is an advantage but not a necessity.

There will be one course, split into two parts: the Prologue and the Final. All runners will run the Prologue first, with start times between 6.30 and 7pm. Please choose your start block from those available. This is to help spread out people at the start. They will then, if they wish, run the Final. Both courses will be planned to "sprint" length, meaning a winning time for top athletes of 12-15 minutes per race. More normal mortals might expect to take 20-25 minutes.

Also optional is to join the "chasing start" for the Final. If you don't fancy the challenge of staying ahead of faster runners, or indeed of catching slower runners, you can start the Final whenever you want. Either way the results will show a total time taken for both parts added together. Chasing starters will be set off in reverse order of their Prologue finishing times, with only a small gap between runners.

You may expect that the planner has included either butterflies (loops taken in different order) or some other way to split the runners and prevent following.

Terrain:

A pair of restored Victorian Parks offering interesting navigational challenge with generally very fast running.

Starts:

10 minutes start blocks for the Prologue, starts between 18.30 and 19.00. 

All Starts and Finishes are together and will be directly under the railway arch opposite the Continental Pub. All Prologue  Starts are from 6.30 – 7.00 pm.

Remember to:

  • Sanitise your hands using the sanitiser provided and keep at least 2m apart.
  • Clear and check your dibber

Please maintain approximately  intervals between starters, physically punch the start and then pick up your map from the box provided (please ensure you only take one).

Finish/Download:

Please move away from the Finish quickly, and proceed directly to download forming a queue if necessary keeping at least 2m apart. Use the sanitiser provided before you download and take the splits – these are pre cut and you do not need to touch the printer. Please move away from download quickly.

Listen out for instructions for the Final start.

Results will not be displayed on the day but will be on the website www.sroc.org in the evening.

Facilities:

First Aid – a first aid kit will be available at download for people to self administer.

Travel Directions/parking:

Parking is limited. GR SD284535 What 3 Words admits.remind.holds. Post Code PR1 8JP. The event will not be signed. If approaching from the centre of Preston probably take Corporation St onto Fishergate Hill and left turn onto South Meadow Lane. From the West take Broadgate by the side of the River onto Riverside and left turn onto Connaught Rd which leads onto S Meadow Lane. Park where you can. You can also use the car park on the left just before the Continental Pub.

Event Officials & Thanks:

Organiser and Planner: tbc SROC

As a newcomer, if you have any questions prior to the event, either about orienteering or the entry process please contact Martyn Roome on Development@sroc.org

General enquiries to 

Safety:

Give room to other users of the space such as dog walkers, cyclists etc. You may encounter an occasional moving vehicle within the park. Beware of slippery steps.

You must report to the finish and download after the event, even if you retire.

Waterproof jackets may be advisory if conditions require it.

Social Distancing and Other Covid Related Precautions

We will be following BOF’s current COVID guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors and the public are as safe as possible. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.

 

Other events in this series

Tue 24 May 22 SROC Williamson Park Summer Series 2
Tue 7 Jun 22 SROC Cottam Summer Series 3
Tue 5 Jul 22 SROC Myerscough College Summer Series 5

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