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Club Championships and AGM

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Sun 16th Sep 2018

Info updated: 16th Sep
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland

Results

Club Championships Results (inc handicaps) 

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Congratulations to Ben Chesters; winner of the 2018 Club Championships. Ben secured maximum points, visiting all 30 controls and with almost a minute to spare. The handicap system appeared to work well, with a range of ages in the top 10 finishers. 

Many thanks to Tom Lillicrap for planning a great course; obviously judged just right! Thanks also to Guy Balmer for very efficient organisation, to Roger Green for leading the SI team, to Nicholas Maxwell for acting as Risk Assessor and to all helpers on the day.

The baton for planning next years championships has now been passed to Ben!  

(The photograph shows Martin Yeo on the run-in). 

Pre Event Information

The event flyer is available here. If you are able to help on the day, please contact Guy Balmer (). 

Location

Nearest town: Yelverton

Directions / Parking

Grid Reference SX 503 691, closest postcode PL20 7LJ

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.30 am
Starts between 11.00 - 11.30 am
Club AGM follows the event at 1.30 pm

Course Information

This is a 60 minute score event, open to all.  Help is available for newcomers.

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 £8, Juniors 9under 21) £3, SI dibber hire £1.

Contacts / Officials

Organisers: Guy Balmer (07702 009782) & Helen Taylor
Planner: Tom Lillicrap

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .

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