DEVON Relays Haytor
Sun 17th Jul 2016
Info updated: 20th Jul
Type of event: Local-(D), Other
Type of terrain: Moorland
Notes from the SI Team
This year’s format, invented by the planner Matt Atkins, seemed to be well received. So perhaps we will try it again next year.
I don’t think I made best use of AutoDownload, and it has taken a while to unscramble the results. There is an option within Score course checking called “MultiDiscipline Score”, which we have used for Odds and Evens events in the past. That is worth revisiting to see if it can be used for this type of score event. There was too much downloading going on at Haytor to accommodate larger numbers, and manual results processing can go wrong in the heat of the moment.
Everybody was entered in AutoDownload for a 35-control score course.
Individual runners on 15 or 20 control score courses are lumped together, 19 runners in total.
In the team event, there were 12 teams of 3, ie 36 competitors in total. They appear in the results as a possible maximum of 12 x 7 = 84 people.
The corrected team results are as shown above. (These have subsequently been further amended - 20.7.16).
At prizegiving, I am afraid we did not quite get the order correct – apologies to QO teams. But the outright winners in both categories were indisputably WESSEX RAIDERS. Well done WSX.
Pre Event Information
This year's Devon Relays will be held on the Haytor area of Dartmoor. This is an area of open moorland with good runnability, but also offers some challenging technical terrain.
The Start/Finish and Assembly will be between Haytor rocks SX 757770 . This gives a good view of the majority of the competition area. This shall allow spectators and waiting team mates the opportunity to follow the progress of the participants.
We are using a different format than usual for Relays. Hopefully it will be fun and produce some competitive racing.
Any single or pair of runners wishing to form a team can contact organiser to join with others or just turn up early at registration on day and let registration team know you wish to form a team .
Solo runners are welcome to enter and can run either map 1 as a 15 control score course or map 2 as a 20 control score course.
Toilets are available at the Haytor Lower car park next to the Dartmoor National Parks Information cantre .
Dog rules: Dogs must be under control at all times.
Also DNPA state dogs must be wormed within 3 months of event.
Nearest town: Haytor
- Grid Ref: SX759767
- Latitude: 50.58049
- Longitude: -3.73515
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
Dartmoor National Park would like participants to park at both Middle and upper car parks at Haytor so either car park is not filled with competitors . Please comply so we do not annoy the DNPA wardens . Then make your way to the assembly at Haytor rocks .
Registration & Start Times
Starts: 11.00am -11.30am, dependant on handicap.
Teams of 3
7 mini score courses (3 on map 1, 4 on map 2)
The winners will be the team that completes all 7 score courses in the shortest time.
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.
Punch type: SI
Hire fee: £1.00
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Tim Gent email
Planner: Matt Atkins
Controller: Wilf Taylor
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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