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Helpers Information

Last edited: Mon 5 Mar 2018

So you have been asked to help/organise/plan an event for SN, well you started right by coming here first. Whether you are supporting a junior league/Saturday open series event or a National, the information on these pages can be useful. This web page has a collection of links, ideas and guidelines that may help you through making that first event a success.




  • If you are a planner of a SN event, try this as some good data ... Planning Guidelines
  • British Orienteering planners Information.
  • Planning on OCAD: Current suggestions If the event needs to do map updates then you need to use version 9.2 of OCAD. If you do not have this please arrange for a disc to be collected/sent from Steve McKinley. Do not use version 10 (trial version is very limited). If for some reason you have a full copy, any map updates made are not back-compatible so may causes problems If you wish we can also support the option of using ‘Purple pen’ ( which is free software, and simple to use. You could also use CONDES if you have a licensed copy. Once you have finished your planning please send a copy to Steve McKinley so he can prepare the files for Routegadget.
  • March 2018 planning course. Slide presentation: Sn Planning Workshop 2018 V1 . Alternatively as pdf (6 slides per page): Sn Planning Workshop 2018 V1 6Perpage


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