Local Event - The Colonel’s Drive - TO BE RESCHEDULED

Sun 14 Feb 2021

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO CHANGES IN THE COVID LEVELS ANNOUNCED ON THE 30TH DECEMBER 2020. MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW.

The event will be pre-entry only - details to follow.

Since there is a revised tier definition after the current lockdown ends on the 2nd December we respectfully request that competitors from tiers 3 and 4 areas do not enter the event in the interest of reducing the risk of transmission.

Splits printouts will be provided at Download but there will be NO results on display at the event. The results will be presented on the LOC website ASAP afterwards as usual.

The Start list including times will be included after the entries have closed. 

As usual the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled.

Fitness to Attend

Competitors must not attend the event if any of the following apply:

  • They or someone in their household have displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • They or someone in their household has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • The test and trace service has asked them to self-isolate at the present time
  • A medical professional has advised or asked them to self-isolate in the past 14 days

Social Distancing

We will be following BOF’s Covid guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors are as safe as possible.

We insist that the number and mix of people in any single group must not break the Government and BOF rules and Guideline. This includes the parking field, the Start, Finish and Download.  

To prevent transmission of the virus hand sanitiser must be used where provided, particularly before Registration, map pickup (at the Start) and Download and we request that you wear a face mask at Registration and Download.

We respecrfully ask you to arrive just before you need to go your start  for your start time, and to leave the event as soon as possible after you have finished and downloaded – there can be no comparing of route choices and splits discussion in the car park.

Anyone coming will be expected to adhere to social distancing measures at all times, only travelling to the event with members of their own household or bubble, keeping 2 metres apart whilst attending and using hand sanitiser/washing their hands as appropriate, particularly at the Start and Download.

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Fri 15 Jan

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Cunsey

Registration & Start Times

There will be NO EOD  and there will be NO Si Cards to be hired on a day basis.

Registration will be by pre-entry only using SI Entries, the entries will be open from TBC.

Start times will be based on the 15 minute start intervals which the runners booked from 17.45 - 18.30 but runners who will find it difficult to start by 18.30 should contact the organiser. 

Some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.

Any LOC members who DO NOT own an Si Card and would like to enter this or any of the possible events in the near future can borrow one (Si Card 5) until the crisis is over, please e-mail  with your name, Ageclass/gender, Year of Birth, BOF no., and I will arrange that one can be collected at the first event you attend. There will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Course Information

  • Long 
  • Short 

Courses will close at 19.30 and you must return to DOWNLOAD as soon as possible even if you retire to avoid the event team having to initiate a search at the end of the event.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

  • Seniors:   £5
  • Juniors/Students:   £3

The event will be pre-entry only using SI Entries - details to follow.

Pre-existing medical conditions which may be relevant during the event should be declared when you enter or written down and handed into Enquiries in an envelope. 

Facilities

Safety

Competitors must carry a suitable lamp, a reserve torch and a whistle.

In bad weather waterproof jackets must also be carried or worn, in which case this will be notified at registration. Waterproof overtrousers, a hat and gloves may also be made compulsory if the weather is more extreme. Competitors are encouraged to carry a mobile telephone so that they can summon assistance in the event of an incident.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Rebekah Beadle

Planner: Mike Atherton

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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