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Merrist Wood College

2023 Sat Series #6

Sat 23 March, 2024

Near: Guildford
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Coaching, Juniors, Schools

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" (the electronic timing device) leave that part of the entry details blank - you will be allocated one to pick up at the Enquiries tent at the event. You will also pick up your map at the event - at the start.

The location information on the event web page will take you to the parking and / or the event centre (the Southern Navigators flag and the tents that house Enquiries and Download). At the event centre, club members (wearing yellow high visibility jackets) are there to help and advise. The start is usually very close to the event centre, but if not, there will be red and white tapes placed intermittently along the route that you follow to get between the event centre and the start and finish.

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...

You don’t need any special equipment - Clothing ? Come dressed to run or walk. Leg covering is necessary if you will be going off-path.

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.

Facilities

There are not normally toilets but please check specific event details.

Series Contacts

Series Coordinator: events@southernnavigators.com

Course Information


  • 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)


Entry Details

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. You can come and Enter on the Day (EOD) but we may run out of maps on some courses so you are advised to book online first.


Standard Entry Fees

Single Juniors £3 (1 dibber. 1 map)

Single Junior with helping Adult £4 (1 dibber, 2 maps)

Junior Pair £4 (1 dibber, 2 maps)

Junior Pair with helping Adult £5 (1 dibber, 3 maps)

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

British Orienteering non-member adults on Light Green or Short Blue (enter "IND" to indicate Independent for your club) £8 (1 map, 1 dibber)

Adult group please enter as "Individual with Helping Adult" £1 surcharge for an extra map

Dibber (electronic timing device you need to carry) hire: free

SI punching.

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Late Entries and EOD

£1 surcharge for adults and 50p for juniors. This will apply after 11.59pm on the Sunday before the event

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Registration & Start Times

Starts:10:00-11:30

Hired Dibbers (Si card) collection opens at 9:30

All competitors must finish by 12:30 when controls are collected in. Please come straight back to Download where we will be waiting to check everyone has returned safely


Contacts / Officials

Important Event Information


Safety and Risk:
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser. Competitors are responsible for their own personal safety and for assessing their own abilities to complete the course. Neither Southern Navigators, the landowner or British Orienteering can be held liable for any accident or other incident arising while undertaking the event. Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event - including clothing appropriate for the conditions, and if required, a means of summoning assistance (e.g. phone or whistle).
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!

Insurance: All participants are covered by the British Orienteering third-party liability insurance policy. (NB: This is not a personal injury policy).

Privacy: If you enter an event or activity for which we publish results your name will appear in the results section of this website. In addition we may seek to have the results published elsewhere, e.g. by local newspapers. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.