Devon Orienteering


Devon Club Championships 2013

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Wheal Florence/ Crownhill Down

Sun 1 Sep 2013

Info updated: 02nd Sep
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Moorland


The results for the Club Championships are attached as a spreadsheet, given the need to add the relevant handicap adjustment.

Club Championships 2013 Wheal Florence 01-09-2013

Pre Event Information

Congratulations to Carol Pearce for a convincing win in the Club Championships -and well done to all who took part. Particular thanks are due to the Planner, Ella Bowles for a very enjoyable event.

Final details as at 9th August: Club Championships

This is a handicapped score event – time 1 hour.

The terrain is exposed open moorland with intricate ancient mine working strip.


See details below of age handicaps which are the same as previous years. With this score event it will have an ‘odds and evens’ format. This means you can start with the odd numbered controls or the even numbered controls but once you change to the other type you will not get credit for anymore of the first type. For example, if you punch controls 31,33,35,37,42,46,39,48 you will not get credit for 39 as you started with an odd number and have moved to an even number so odds after that do not count.

The reason the event is here is that this is almost certainly the last time we will be able to use the area before the mining company take full control. We will use the 1:2500 map prepared by Jim Prowting for the Wheal Florence mining strip (no gulley symbols just look at the contours) and the 1:10000 map prepared by Lew Bean for other areas east of the road. Since we were there for Tamar Triple 2012 the archaeologists have moved into the Wheal Florence mining strip to dig their trenches (which they later fill in) so you will have to ignore the newly gravelled strips which will not be marked on the map. Controls outside of the strip make use of the 1:10000 Smallhanger Waste map.

Age Handicap Table Club Championships 2013


Nearest town: Near Plympton /Lee Moor

Directions / Parking

Follow road signs to Lee Moor from A38 at Plympton and in due course follow the B3417 on the route to Lee Moor.  For those familiar with the route there is a new bit of road which means you do not follow the narrow section of road as you leave Plympton.

The main parking will be in the small car park east of the road immediately after the cattle grid (Assembly) and continuing on the road to the north.  If parking on the road please park on the eastern side only.  If driving from Plympton and the car park is full drive further on and turn in the parking area on the left at the road bend, return and park on the left facing south.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10.00 to 11:00   Mass Start (punching): 11:00 – 11:15

Course Information

The archaeologists may still be on site.  Do not enter any open trenches or cross any temporary fences, tapes or ropes in place.

Facilities: First Aid.  There will be no toilets.  Before the event there are toilets at Tesco Lee Mill (east on A38) and Sainsburys Plymouth Marsh Mills (west on A38), Chaplins (Plympton) and, after the event for the AGM, at the Colebrook Community Centre.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs allowed in the area. There may be livestock/ sheep in the competition area.

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

Entry Fee: £6 adults, £1.50 juniors.

SI Card Hire: £1; Lost Card  £30.

Contacts / Officials

Planner:  Ella Bowles
Organiser: Nicholas Maxwell  (Enquiries tel 01752 739040, email )

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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