The Dartmoor Double
Day 2 Long-O Event.
Sun 5 Oct 2014
Info updated: 07th Oct
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Moorland
Day 1 (Score Event) and Day 2 (Long O)
Route Gadget for Day 2:
Pre Event Information
The Devon and Quantock Clubs have combined to provide two days of varied orienteering. Each day will use traditional Dartmoor terrain from a base in Princetown.
The event is ideal training for the OMM and similar mountain marathons. Participants may run as a pair. Different course lengths can be combined over the two days. Small prizes are awarded for short, medium and long winners of the challenge. The event is unsuitable for novices and unaccompanied juniors are restricted to the short courses. For individuals wishing to stay in the area camping and other accommodation is available in Princetown. Dogs allowed.
Day 2 - Sunday – North area: A more “mountain marathon” experience with longer courses providing route choice rather than full technical difficulty on a 1:25.000 map.
Terrain is open moor with areas of good fast running.
Nearest town: Princetown
- Grid Ref: SX591735
- Latitude: 50.54481
- Longitude: -3.99213
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
Princetown school car park.
Registration & Start Times
Start times early, middle and late from 9.30 – 11.00.
Course lengths: Short 8km, Medium 18km and Long 28km (provisional lengths subject to final planning).
The short option will offer a more technical challenge on a 1:15.000 map.
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.
Entries are via Fabian4: http://www.fabian4.co.uk/
Closing date 28th September 2014
Entry Fees for the “Double Challenge” (combines both days):
£21 (£18 with BO discount) on medium and long courses
£19 (£16 with BO discount) on short courses
Single Day Entry Fees:
Day 1: £9 (£7 with BO discount)
Day 2: £15 (£13 with BO discount) on medium and long courses
£12 (£10 with BO discount) on the short course
EPS type SI – dibber hire is available -£1 (covers both days)
Entry includes the traditional home-made soup, bread, cake and hot drinks.
Late entries may be available at an additional £2 per day.
Contacts / Officials
Enquiries: Rosie Wych 01823 451942
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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