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Bampton Common - CompassSport Cup & Trophy Heat

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Sunday 17th March 2019

Entries Open
Thursday 3rd January 2019
Entries Close
Monday 4th March 2019
Brown (Men Open); Short Brown (M20-, M40+); Blue Women (Women Open); Blue Men (M50+); Green Women (W20-, W45+); Green Men (M60+); Veterans Short Green (M70+, W60+); Super Veterans Short Green (M80+, W70+); Junior Men Green (M18-); Junior Women Short Green (W18-); Orange Men (M14-); Orange Women (W14-)
Entries so Far
395 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior Member   £12.00   
Senior Non-Member   £14.00   
Junior / Student Member   £6.00   
Junior / Student Non-Member   £7.00   
Event Organiser - Christine Goulding / Anita Laird
01697473628 / 01228670279

Terrain description
Bampton Common has not been used for orienteering before. It is a large open fell across several deep valleys. Runability is generally good but with some marshy sections that can be hard going particularly after wet weather. It is generally grassy but with patches of dead bracken (unmapped) and low heather which do not affect runability. There are sections of rock and contour detail. Courses from the East start go into an area with many gorse bushes, these are mapped in sufficient detail for accurate navigation.
Competitors should ensure they are adequately dressed as the area is exposed and conditions change very quickly. We take great care to secure your safety, however out on the course the onus is on the individual competitor to take care of their own safety.

Courses available
Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green (Men/Women), Blue (Men/Women), Short Brown, Brown.
Those participating in the Compass Sport Cup or Trophy must enter the appropriate course for their age or 'run up' an age class.  If in doubt contact your club captain, and should you need to change your course at a later date you can edit your entry.

Entry on the day will only be available for Yellow and Light Green.

10:30 - 12:30 (provisional)
If you are entering as part of the CompassSport Cup or Trophy then your club captain will allocate you a start time.

New Map and area.
1:10,000 A3 for Brown, Short Brown and Blue.
1:10,000 A4 for Green.
All other courses 1:7500 A4.

Controller: Mike Edwards

The event is using mixed punching so you are able to use your SI-Card in the traditional way or your SIAC contactlessly.  You are also able to hire a SIAC or SI-Card in advance.

Vehicular Access and Parking
CA10 2QL / NY497201.  Recommended route from M6 J40 via A66 and A6 to Eamont Bridge, right in Eamont Bridge, then left at Yanwath to Askham and Helton.  Signed from Helton.
There is an awkward tight bend at Heltondale (NY503208). If you want to bring a coach please let the organisers know well in advance and a decision will have to be made about whether a coach will make this turn. The road is suitable for minibuses in normal road conditions.
Last arrivals by 1200.  No exit before 1200. Route out is the same as way in.

PLEASE CAR SHARE IF POSSIBLE. 4WD’s will be of benefit as this is well drained but off-road parking. 
In snow and ice a decision will be made on the day before about cancellation as these roads are not salted/gritted.

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