Elizabeth Brown Memorial ScoreKidbrooke Park - Provisional DateSat 03 April, 2021

Near: Forest Row
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race

Location Info

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Control marker kite

Control marker kite

Pre event info

Competitors should not attend this event:

  • Who are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms
  • Have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and are within the quarantine period
  • If they have returned from non-exempt overseas country, until they have completed the 14 day quarantine period
  • Are currently undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they receive a negative result and are symptom free
  • Been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to them having been in contact with a known COVID-19 case
  • If they have been advised to stay at home by a Health Care professional

SOG Series Info

SOGs are friendly club events where children and newcomers are very welcome. Yellow and Orange courses are suitable for children to run on their own with a bit of practice. Adults are welcome to shadow children until they are confident to go on their own. Green and Blue courses are run or walked by any age group - you can race competitively or just enjoy the woodland.

There are two series of events - autumn and spring, of approximately 10 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Directions / Parking

Signed form the A22 in Forest Row

Postcode RH18 5JA

Grid TQ418346

What3Words: guitar.clan.tasks

Park as directed by marshals

Public Transport

Orienteers should consider using their own transportation and not public transport

Course Information

SO Elizabeth Brown Memorial Event

On Boxing Day 1978 Elizabeth Brown founded - with a couple of her Orienteering friends - what was to eventually become the SO Xmas event. The first event was at Banstead Wood in Surrey, and over the years the event took a number of formats, but from 1997 on it has been a score event. For many years Elizabeth was the event organiser, and following her passing in May 2011 it was felt that it would be a fitting tribute to rename the annual Christmas event in her memory. Elizabeth was a top-class Orienteer, in the early years of SO, Elizabeth was the club's undisputed star. She helped put SO on the map. She regularly won the British Championship and the JK throughout her Orienteering career, and twice won gold at the World Masters Championships, first as a W80, then 10 years later as a W90. Elizabeth collected a lot of trophies along the way and the club are indebted to Elizabeth's family for donating a splendid and unique slate W70 trophy from the 1992 JK at Bigland in the Lake District to be presented each year at the "Elizabeth Brown Memorial" SO Xmas event.

Courses

60 minute score:

  • 3 circuits 70's or 80's or 90's
  • Complete circuits (or part of) in any order, then switch to next circuit
  • Switch at control 200 (0 points)
  • Maximum of 2 switches
  • 10 points per control visited
  • -10 points for every minute/part late back

45 minute score:

  • Controls can be visited in any order
  • 10 points per control visited
  • -10 points for every minute/part late back

Age Classes

W/M - Elizabeth Brown Memorial Trophy - 60 Minute - Age-related points system.

M Open W Open - 60 Minute - Highest number of points in the quickest time.

M65+ W65+ - 60 Minute - Highest number of points in the quickest time.

M50+ W50+ - 60 Minute - Highest number of points in the quickest time.

M18- W18- 60 Minute - Highest number of points in the quickest time.

M14- W14- 45 Minute - Highest number of points in the quickest time.

Loose control descriptions will not be provided at the event. Control descriptions will be on the map and will be available to download here.

For this event ALL FENCES marked on the map are deemed to be UNCROSSABLE. This means that even if the fence has collapsed you are NOT ALLOWED TO CLIMB OR STEP OVER. You MUST either use one of the CROSSING POINTS marked on the map or cross where a gap in the fence is shown on the map.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only using the link that will appear here

Seniors £6.00

Juniors £3.00 (SO juniors free - use "SOjuniors" discount code)

Registration

09.45am - 11.15pm

Start Times

10.00am - 11.30am. Courses close 13.00pm. Please start in your allocated start block.

Map Details

A4. 1:4000. 5m contours. 2017

Terrain Description

Extensive school grounds set around various buildings and parkland. No metal studs please.

Dog restrictions

Sorry no dogs allowed at this event.

Facilities

None.

No key drop.

Please bring:

  • Your own water to ensure adequate hydration pre and post event.
  • Hand sanitizer.

Miscellaneous

Safety bearing: North to school buildings.

Please ensure you have read and adhere to the British Orienteering Code of Conduct.

Maintain a distance of at least 2m from other people at all times.

Arrive at the event ready to run and wait by your car until it is time for you to start.

There are 2 starts - 100m from the car park.

Competitors will start at 1 minute intervals with only one person starting each minute.

Punching start and finish, all other controls will be SIAC enabled.

Move away briskly from the start and all controls. If you need a breather then find a quiet area away from where other competitors are likely to appear.

At the end of your run punch the finish and move away to a quiet area to recover before making your way to download.

Once you have finished and downloaded please leave the event.

No splits or results displays will be available. Live WiFi results will be available at the event. Final results will appear on the club website shortly after the event.

For this event ALL FENCES marked on the map are deemed to be UNCROSSABLE. This means that even if the fence has collapsed you are NOT ALLOWED TO CLIMB OR STEP OVER. You MUST either use one of the CROSSING POINTS marked on the map or cross where a gap in the fence is shown on the map.

Bramble bashers recommended.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Daniel Jones

Organiser: Steve Blount

Controller:

Important Event Information

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. Information about how to keep yourself and your children safe at an event can be found here.

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