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Williamson Park Autumn Series 1

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Saturday 18th September 2021

Entries Open
Friday 20th August 2021
Entries Close
Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 18:00
Courses
Score; Odds & Evens Score
Entries so Far
38 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior   £5.00   
Junior / Student   £2.00   
Contact
Chris Roberts

Entries:

There are no limits on the number of participants at this event. Only pre-entries are allowed with no entry on the day.

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:

  • Score. Visit as many controls as you are able or wish to within the 60 minute time limit. This is the option to choose if you are new or quite new to orienteering. 
  • Odds & Evens Score. Visit as many controls as you are able to or wish within the 60 minute time limit, but you must choose to start either on odd numbered controls or even numbered controls. When you have either visited all the controls of one type (odds or evens), or you decide you have done enough, change over to the other type. Once you have changed you can't change back, so be careful and check control codes before punching.

There are NO loose control descriptions, but they are on the map.  Controls (including the finish) are in beacon mode so they can be punched contactlessly if you have a SIAC.

Terrain:

Williamson Park is an area of mature parkland, built on the site of an old quarry. There are many paths and complex contour features. One of the challenges is to pick the optimum route from several alternatives.

Map Scale: 1:5000

Start: 

15 minutes start blocks, starts between 12.00 and 13.00.

The Start is close to the parking area. Only go to the start just prior to starting. 

Remember to:

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

Please maintain approximately one minute (or more) 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.

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

Facilities:

We expect that the public toilets in the park will be available for use by orienteers.

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

Travel Directions/parking:

Parking will be in the public car park accessible from Wyresdale Road

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Google maps link

Officials:

Planner - Martyn Roome

Organiser - Andy Mort andydmort@btinternet.com

Questions?

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 Any Mort.

 

Safety:

Please bring apropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions on the day. If weather conditions are poor, cagoules may be compulsory.

Hazards

  • Some of the paths may be slippery
  • There is a shallow pond which should not be crossed
  • There are several high rock faces, mainly fenced, which should be avoided
  • The park is shared with other users. Please give them space

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 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:

  • Act as an ambassador for the sport of orienteering at all times.
  • DO NOT take part in any form of orienteering
    • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms,
    • 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.
    • If you have returned from any overseas country (except for ROI or one of the exempted countries identified by the government) until you have completed the required self-quarantine period, even if you are symptom-free.
    • If you are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test that isn’t part of any routine testing you may be undertaking unless you are displaying any symptoms.
  • Ensure you have read, fully understand and follow any information or instructions provided by a club about the event/activity before you arrive at an orienteering course. This will form part of the club’s risk assessment for the activity and may be as a result of restrictions imposed by landowners, local authorities or the government.
  • Observe national government and governing body guidance including any travel restrictions.

Personal Conduct - At the Orienteering Activity/Event:

  • Observe social distancing requirements at all times, including – but not only – when travelling to a course, when you arrive, while on the course (including start and finish areas) and when you leave.
  • Be patient, courteous and respectful of others. Consider how your actions may appear in the eyes of landowners or members of the public.
  • Minimise, as far as possible, contact with others from outside your household before, during and after orienteering and do not congregate in groups.
  • Keep your distance from other participants and members of the public including giving way to other participants and members of the public on narrow paths and at gates or stiles.
  • Only share transport to an event with other members of your household / support bubble.
  • Arrive at an event during the time window that you have been allocated by the organising club.
  • Move quickly away from controls after you have punched – do not stand next to a control looking at your map to work out your route to the next control.
  • After finishing a course, move away from the finish, allow yourself to recover (e.g. by catching your breath and reducing your rate of perspiration), and then move swiftly through download and to your vehicle.

Most important of all - enjoy the outdoors safely.


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