Southwood Country Park
Saturday series 1
Sat 25 September, 2021
Level of event:
Type of event:
Race, Juniors, Schools
Local event including SN Schools league offering courses Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Blue
Start times 10:00 to 11:30. You can start any time but need to leave yourself enough time so that you have finished when courses close and controls are collected in at 12.30
Location: Parking and download in Morrisons Car Park Southwood. When entering the car park please turn right at the roundabout and park as far away from the shop as possible. The start is a 5-10 minutes walk and will be taped from the car park. You can go straight to the start UNLESS you are hiring a dibber. If you need a dibber, please go to registration. There will be a big SN flag visible from the end of the car park furthest from Morrisons
General: Please respect other orienteers, and the public, by distancing
appropriately if queuing for the start / on the course / at download.
Download: Please follow the taped route to download which is next to registration. We do a safety check at download to make sure that everyone has returned safely so you MUST download. Please download before 12.30
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Pre Event Info
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.
Please 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.
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 up until 11.30 as long as you are finished before 12.30 (when courses close). 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.
Series Coordinator: David Lane
- 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)
We are using pre-entry at www.racesignup.co.uk
For Junior Pairs, please enter the first competitor in the "First Name" box and the second competitor in the "Surname" box.
1 extra map is included in the price for "Junior Pair" and "With Helping Adult"
2 extra maps are included in the price for "Junior Pair with Helping Adult"
Registration & Start Times
We are not allocating start times at this event
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).
Covid-19: Before attending any orienteering activity, all orienteers (including officials, volunteers and coaches) should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19. These are:
- A high temperature.
- A new, continuous cough.
- A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
If you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any sporting activity, even if your symptoms are mild.
If you have been informed that you need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (or are required to self-isolate in relation to travel), you must do so. You should not leave your isolation location in order to participate in sport and physical activity.
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 newpapers. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.