Park O 1Worth School, AGM & PrizegivingSat 04 June, 2022

Near: Turners Hill
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race

Results

Report

Many thanks to Worth School for allowing us access to their excellent facilities for the event and AGM. The map was actually produced for the School to complement their DofE-type activities but they were happy for us to use it. As sprint areas go it's not the most complex but offered the opportunity to set a number of "traps" - you will probably know whether or not you got caught by any of these. Each time I visited the school something had changed but one change that I didn't spot was that one of the stiles on the boundary wall had been removed and bricked in. Fortunately it wasn't too tricky to climb the wall at the point where the stile had been. I had hoped to have all the courses on the main site but just couldn't plan a yellow south of the road hence the separate course around the playing fields. I had to leave for a cricket match as soon as all the competitors were in so thanks to the Curtis family for control collecting, the Hulleys for car parking, Penny and Mike on SI and Steve Blount for negotiating all the permissions.

RouteGadget

Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Pre event info

This event will be followed by a bring your own buffet and the annual AGM & Prizegiving where club trophies and certificates are handed out. Take a look at previous prize winners here and current league tables here. The AGM will start at 1:30pm.

Park O Series Info

Park-Os are friendly club events, usually in parks or school grounds, where children and newcomers are very welcome. These are fun events where you can get a feeling for the sport – you can walk or run, go as a group or on your own or challenge your navigation at high speed against some of our top competitive orienteers. 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. Sprint courses are run or walked by any age group.

The Park-O series takes place in the early summer and early Autumn and is 8 events this year. Medals are awarded for the best placed in a variety of age categories.

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Location Info

Nearest town: Turners Hill

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

Directions / Parking

Parking will be around the playing fields to the north of the B2110 (What3words: ///tickling.activism.birds).

Course Information

Sprint: around 2.8km (actual not straight line)

Orange: around 1.8km (actual)

Yellow: around 1.4km (actual)

Note that the Sprint and Orange courses both start and finish on the other side of the B2110 and must be accessed across the bridge. The Yellow course is around the playing fields on the north side of the road and is an ideal course for those ready to run unaccompanied for the first time since a parent/guardian can watch from the centre of the fields.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via racesignup

Seniors £5 (non-member supplement £2), Juniors £2.50 (SO Juniors free - use code SOjuniors)

SI card hire £1/£0.5 (Seniors/Juniors) or £2/£1 for a SIAC

Registration

SI-cards can be collected from 9:45

Start Times

10-11am

Map Details

First use of this area for public orienteering. 1:4000 map mapped to ISSprOM (Sprint) specification except for the use of 5m contours. See https://www.maprunner.co.uk/map-symbols/ for an explanation of the symbols used. Pay particular attention to the not-to-be-crossed wall,fence and hedge symbols.

Terrain Description

School grounds consisting of buildings and playing fields with some grassed and wooded areas. If wet shoes with some grip are recommended (but no metal spikes).

Facilities

Toilets will be available in the pavilion.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Neil Crickmore

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