SN Saturday Series Series Info
These events are ideally suited to beginners, juniors and family groups who want to try orienteering or move up from school to forest orienteering.
Pre-enter as in the entry details section below. If you don't have a "dibber" leave that part of the entry details blank - you will be allocated one to pick up at the event.
If you are new to this sport, please select the Yellow or Orange course. This may seem short but it's the best way to learn. Most families start with a “Yellow” level course which is about 2.5km long and will take around 30-45 minutes. There may not be a legend (key) on the map. A link to the British Orienteering legend can be found at the bottom of the FAQ page: https://www.southernnavigators...
At the event, club members (wearing yellow high visibility jackets) are there to help and advise.
You don’t need any special equipment - Clothing ? Come dressed to run or walk
You can start your course anytime from 10.00 until 11.30 as long as you are finished before courses close at 12.30 (when controls are collected in). When you finish you
must come back to the registration area to “download” your times from your dibber and get your results.
Downloading provides a safety check confirming that all participants have returned, so it is
important that you visit the “download” before you leave the event.
There are not normally toilets but please check specific event details.
Series Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yellow (Beginners, controls on or visible from paths, up to 2.5km (1.5miles))
- Orange (Improvers, controls near paths, start to cut across the forest, up to 3.5km)
- Light Green (More technical, controls generally not near paths, up to 4.5km)
- Short Blue (Experienced orienteers, as technical as possible, up to 5.5km)
Pre Entry via https://racesignup.co.uk/ Entry before 11.59pm on the Sunday before the event will guarantee you a map and you will get a slightly discounted entry fee. After that, map limits will be applied and a £1 / 50p surcharge will be added for each adult / junior participant. Online entries will stay open until the event but will be subject to map availability.
Standard Entry Fees
Single Juniors £3
Paired Juniors £4 includes an extra map
Junior with helping Adult £4.00 includes an extra map
SN Adults members on Light Green or Short Blue £5 (need discount code)
British Orienteering member Adult on Light Green or Short Blue £6 (1 map, 1 dibber).
Adults on Yellow or Orange £4
Adult group please enter as "With Helping Adult" £1 surcharge for an extra map
British Orienteering non-member adults on Light Green or Short Blue (enter "IND" to indicate Independent for your club) £8 (1 map, 1 dibber)
Dibber (electronic timing device you need to carry) hire: free
Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.
£1 surcharge for adults and 50p for juniors
Registration & Start Times
Hired Dibbers (Si card) collection opens at 9:30
All competitors must finish by 12:30 when controls are collected in
Junior coaching session 9.45am – 10.45am, meet at registration at 9.45am.
The session is aimed at those running white / yellow / orange courses. Older or more experienced juniors are very welcome to join us as role models and assistant coaches. Under-10’s to have an adult accompanying them, 10+ may attend unaccompanied. Any junior who competes at the SN Saturday league events is welcome.
Training will be held in conjunction with the Saturday League event. If you wish to compete in the event, please enter using https://racesignup.co.uk and select a start time after 11am. You can train and then run competitively; we will be using different controls.
Parents who wish to compete in the SN event may do so while the training is taking place, then shadow their child around a course if required. Please be on time to collect your child, to allow the coaches to compete too.
If you wish to attend the training, please contact Carol Lovegrove (email address on request) by Tues 18 April, with your junior’s name, age and which course they usually run (as an individual or pair), so that appropriate maps can be printed. There is no charge for the training session.
If you have questions, please contact Carol.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Steve Keyes
Organiser: Mel Slade
After forest orienteering, please check thoroughly for ticks and remove immediately if you find them. Lyme Disease is on the increase in the South East!