Park-O P1Worth School and AGMSat 01 June, 2024

Near: Turners Hill
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.

Pre event info

This event will be followed directly (12.15pm) by the AGM and annual prize giving. If the weather is good it may be al fresco.

Tea/coffee/squash will be provided at the AGM, please bring your own sandwiches/picnic and a blanket/folding chair to sit on.

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. Certificates are awarded for the best placed in a variety of age categories.

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Directions / Parking

North side of B2110 on hard standing. Please park as directed by marshals.

Nearest Postcode: RH10 4SD

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Course Information

An explanation of the sprint symbols used on the map can be found here. Pay particular attention to the not-to-be-crossed wall,fence and hedge symbols.

Course lengths:

  • Yellow 1.3km
  • Orange 2.2km
  • Sprint 3.4km

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

Entry via Racesignup.co.uk. Newcomers are welcome and eligible for a free trial session - if you'd like to reserve a map or discuss the event please email our club secretary.

Entry fees: Sprint £5.00, Orange £2.50, Yellow £2.50 (SO Juniors free - use code SOJuniors)

SI card hire: Seniors £1 (£2 for SIAC), Juniors 50p (£1 for SIAC)

Registration open

From 9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

From 10:00 to 11:00 Courses close at 12:00

Map Details

1:4000 map mapped to ISSprOM (Sprint) specification except for the use of 5m contours.

Terrain Description

School grounds consisting of buildings and playing fields with some grassed and wooded areas. If it's wet underfoot, shoes with some grip are recommended (strictly no metal spikes).

Dog restrictions

On a lead whilst in the car park/school grounds. No dogs on the courses. Clear up after your dog.

Facilities

Toilets will be available in the pavilion from 11:30am

Miscellaneous

Safety Bearing: North and cross road via footbridge

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Steve Blount

Organiser:

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.

Whistles: Carrying a whistle is strongly recommended at all our events and may be made compulsory by the organiser depending on identified risks and conditions.

SIACs: Note that in contactless mode no record of a SIAC "punch" is held in the control box. By using contactless punching, competitors are accepting the resulting risk that we may take longer to find them if they are lost or injured.

Covid Prevention: Please adhere to the British Orienteering Code of Conduct and take care to allow others to maintain social distance if they wish.

Ticks: Please be aware that ticks are common across many of the areas we run in and can carry infections such as Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Encephalitis. This is why the rules of orienteering say that you MUST wear full leg and abdomen cover in the forest. Full arm cover is also recommended. Please check for ticks after running and seek medical advice if you develop flu like symptoms or a spreading circular rash after being bitten. There is an excellent government leaflet here.

Insurance: All of our events are registered with British Orienteering and are covered by their public liability insurance; individuals are advised to consider their own private accident insurance.

Please note that the insurance only covers those registered as being part of the event so if you are taking part as a group, or are accompanying / shadowing a child please make sure you register the names of everyone taking part as you sign up.

For club taster / coaching sessions, individuals who are registered as attending are insured for a maximum of 3 initial sessions whilst deciding whether to join; they must be members of British Orienteering by their 4th session.

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