As many of know the JK is mainly based in Sussex next year (http://www.thejk.org.uk/). The main officials are in place and most aspects of the event are on track. It’s now time to start working on the finer details of event organisation. Given the geographical spread of both our club and the JK, SO will be involved in three of the four events, with the intention that members will be available to help at the event closest to them.
SO have been asked to help run the starts on the middle race (Sat 15th at Ambersham Common between Petworth and Midhurst). Christine Kiddier is co-ordinating starts for all days of the JK and we will be sharing start responsibilities at this event with members of GO. We need to nominate an SO member who will liaise with Christine and GO and lead the SO members of the start team.
The long race day (Sun 16th) is being held near Crawley using a combined map around St Leonards/Holmbush. It is expected that SO will be asked to provide many helpers for this event since the organising club (MV) is relatively small.
The relay day (Mon 17th) is at Pippingford in the Ashdown Forest. Neil Crickmore and Steve Jarvis are planning this event and SO are also leading the download/results team. Ali Hooper will be the team leader and will start recruiting helpers in the new year.
All helpers will get vouchers for food on the day they help and team leaders also get free branded clothing.
Entries for the weekend are now open (see http://www.thejk.org.uk/index.php?pg=320) and are cheaper if you enter by Jan 29th. You also get a free neck-warmer if you enter by this date. When you enter you will be asked to indicate preferred start times - don’t worry if you are concerned that you won’t be able to state this until you know if and when you will be helping, the organisers will allocate you start times around helping roles. The whole JK will allow contactless punching, if you don’t wish to use this technology then you can enter using your existing dibber and dib as normal. If you wish to go contactless then you will need to either hire a SIAC card (approx £2.50 per day) or buy your own (https://www.sportident.co.uk/).