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White - controls are easy to find, the route follows paths 0.9km
Ideal for younger children and complete beginners. Children in school years 5 onwards may take part unaccompanied. Children in years 3 and 4 may take part but should be accompanied by an adult. Families and newcomers also welcome.
Yellow - controls are easy to find, mostly on paths 1.7km
Children in school years 6 and 7 may take part unaccompanied. Families and newcomers also welcome.
Orange - controls are on or near paths 2.1km
Good for those who want to start to get away from paths. Children in school years 8 and 9 may take part unaccompanied. Families and newcomers also welcome.
Light Green - longer and more route choice 2.9km
Children confident on the Orange course may wish to move up to this course for a challenge. Families and newcomers also welcome.
Green - suitable for experienced orienteers 4.4km
Distance measured between controls; actual distance run will be greater.
Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane, West End, Southampton, SO30 3HQ
Car parking is available in Itchen Valley Country Park. Parking is pay and display only. Payment by card, RingGo or cash.
Start at any time between 10.30 and 12.00
The event centre including Start, Registration and Download is on the grass in the top field next to the top car park. Please look for the SOC banner.
The Woodland Café serves drinks and snacks. Toilets are available in the country park near the café.
Information for Beginners
New to orienteering? You may want to check out this video: Getting Started
Online entry only. Entry on the day via racesignup.co.uk subject to map availability.
If you wish to compete as a group, only one entry is needed.
The map is included in the entry fee and the scale is 1:5,000. The entry fee also includes the cost of hiring an electronic timer.
The courses lead through grassland and woodland paths. Paths may be slippery after rain.
You will be given a print out of your result at Download. Results will be available on our website at socweb.org.
Help is needed for this event. If you can help please contact the organiser for a 50% discount code.
Clothing and equipment
Please come dressed for the weather. It is advisable to wear full leg cover. You will not need any special equipment. We can lend you a compass and a whistle. Please bring water to drink after completing your course.
You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or if you are required to quarantine.
The personal data you provide will be used by the event organisers and their agents only for the purpose of processing and publishing entries and results and as required by our insurers to validate our cover.
|Jane & Matthew Holme||Group||W40||IND|
|Light Green||Ind/Gp||Age Category||Club||Helper|
|Chris Barrington Brown||Individual||M60||BAOC|