Info: New entries for this event closed on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 22:00.
We return to the Lancaster University Campus for a 60 minute score event.
Planners David and Miriam Rosen will be taking you around the parkland and woodland of the wider campus, and into the complex built environment of the university proper.
There will be no hire SI cards available. However SROC members only who do not have their own may collect one for long term loan, provided they contact the organiser in advance to request one.
Parking is signed from the Junction of the A6 and the access road to the Lancaster House hotel here (nearest post code LA2 0PH) just to the south of the main Lancaster University access drive.
Turn off A6 as if going to the Lancaster House Hotel (not the main University entrance) then turn left after 100m.
We are parking on a large hard standing free car park. There is plenty of space so please spread out – you will not be parked.
There is a portaloo that can be used on the playing fields to the south of the car park, it is a 5 minute walk to this but suggest that locals go before you leave home!
Sorry, dogs are not allowed on the Campus.
First Aid – a first aid kit will be available at download for people to self administer.
One score course, 60 minutes, penalty for late return: 1 point per 3 seconds or part thereof
As shown on the control descriptions, 101-109 score 10 points each, 110-119 score 20 points each, 120-130 score 30 points each
Contours: 2.5 m
Printed on waterproof paper. Fully updated by Chris Roberts 2015 with minor updates by David Rosen 2020.
X on the map and descriptions are used to represent sculptures and exercise equipment.
There are NO control descriptions on the map. You will need to print them from here
Controls (including the finish) are in beacon mode so they can be punched contactlessly if you have a SIAC.
The controls are largely in the woods and playing fields surrounding the University, but there are a few in the built-up area. There are some grassy (could be slippy) slopes so shoes with good rubber grips are suggested BUT NO DOBS please because of the paved areas.
In some of the woodland, the rhododendron is more extensive than appears on the map but that should not cause you problems.
Do not enter any buildings and please give any people you encounter a wide berth.
This is adjacent to the car park.
Start times 10.30 – 12.30
Start slots can be viewed here. Please try and keep to these to ensure an even flow of starters. We expect to have plenty of spare start times, so we will aim to be flexible if you arrive early or late.
There is NO entry on the day.
Only go to the start just prior to starting. Join the queue, keeping at least 2m apart and follow any instructions from the Start official.
Before the clear and check boxes there will be a hand sanitiser attached to a stake - please use – then clear your dibber and check it.
On the minute shown by the digital clock, physically punch the start and then pick up your map from the box provided (please ensure you only take one).
Finish is also adjacent to the car park. Please move away from it quickly.
Please 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
Results will not be displayed on the day but will be on the website www.sroc.org in the evening.
Organiser: Martyn Roome SROC
Planners: Miriam & David Rosen SROC
If you have any questions prior to the event please contact Martyn Roome at Development@sroc.org or phone 078661 19894 before 10.00pm
Please bring a cagoule; if weather conditions are poor, cagoules may be compulsory.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition which you think we should be aware of, please notify Martyn Roome in advance or leave a note at download before you start.
There are roads on the campus (20 mph speed limit) which you will need to cross. We anticipate that there will be very little traffic but please exercise care. Parents of any competitors aged under 16 should consider whether their child should be accompanied.
Fitness to Attend this Event
Please see the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct reproduced below
Social Distancing and Other Covid Related Precautions
We will be following BOF’s 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 reproduced below:
Anyone orienteering using permanent or virtual courses, or taking part in club activities or events, must follow this code of conduct and any additional requirements set out by the organising club to ensure the safety of themselves, other participants, event volunteers and the general public.
Government or local authority guidance takes precedence over this code of conduct. If government/local authority guidance changes at any time, it must be followed with immediate effect, including, if necessary, by stopping any orienteering activity. Personal safety must be the main driver for all decision making.
Personal conduct – Preparing to Attend an Orienteering Activity/Event
o If you have any COVID-19 symptoms,
o Are required to self-isolate under the current government guidance or been contacted by the NHS and asked to quarantine even if you are not displaying any symptoms.
Personal Conduct - At the Orienteering Activity/Event
Most important of all - enjoy the outdoors safely.