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Saturday 9th October

Local AFTERNOON Event, autumnal heathland at its best!
Starts 1:30-3pm.

Online entry only, including on the day. Car parking is limited (yet free) - please enter the "driver" class if you are bringing a car - it will really help us plan the parking.
Come by train (Chilworth station is just a mile away) or on foot or by bicycle if you can!

There is open heathland with delicate flora and orienteers are requested to treat it sensitively and favour path route options wherever possible.

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Short Blue (Experienced) 5.2km
   Entered: 11
Light Green (Experienced) 3.8km
   Entered: 5
Orange (Intermediate) 2.5km
Yellow (Novice) 2.0km

Entry Fees
Senior: £7.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.00
Junior: £3.00
Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Event Information

Whilst restrictions have been lifted, COVID is very much still in circulation and we encourage a continued responsible approach to orienteering events. People have different risk tolerances and we like to be mindful of, and to respect, others' personal choices as normality returns.
Please do 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 having been on holiday.

Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct (revised August 2021).

Travel to the event
With highly limited car park space you are encouraged to travel by other means. There is a station at Chilworth, a 1 mile walk away. Trains arrive there at 13:23 and 14:15 from Guildford (10 minute ride), or at 13:27 from the other direction (Dorking etc).

Car Parking
There are a number of different places to park cars. We will try and direct you to an appropriate one. Preferred approach is from the A248 at Chilworth station, up Sampleoak Lane. Aim for the Blackheath crossroads at w3w ///fool.flocking.smoke (nearby post code GU4 8RB).

The event centre (Download) is at the Cricket Club Pavilion, Blackheath Lane, Guildford GU4 8RB. You can go straight to the Start from the car parks, unless you need to collect a hired dibber (from the event centre).

Starts are from 1:30pm till 3pm. Entrants select 15-minute start blocks. This is to reduce your queueing time, not for strict enforcement.

The start is no more than half a mile from any of our parking areas.

During your run
During your run please be considerate to the non-orienteering public, and to the heathland.

The open heath is a sensitive natural habitat and the Ranger has requested that all participants be made aware of this. He asks us to treat the heath flora with respect and not to trample it unnecessarily - wherever possible please choose path route options.

Our future access to orienteering here depends on our considerate behaviour.

After your run
Download promptly, before you forget! Results will not be on display, but will be available on the GO website shortly after the event.

Medical conditions
Competitors take part at their own risk. If you have an existing Medical Condition of which the Organisers should be aware, please complete a Medical Form which can be downloaded from the British Orienteering website and hand in at Download/Enquiries (or the car park official in the West car park) in a sealed envelope marked with your name and "Confidential Medical Form for GO event only". This will be opened only if you require medical treatment and are not conscious. It will be destroyed at the end of the event.

Refund Policy
This event is currently permitted under the BOF Covid-19 guidance. If for some reason this changes we will do our utmost to postpone to a date within the following weeks; if you inform us that you are unable to attend on that date you will get a credit for the full value you have paid against a future GO event, or you can request a refund. If we cannot hold the event on a postponed date and we have to cancel you will also get a credit for the full value you have paid against a future GO event, or you can request a refund.

Start List
Short Blue Age Cat Club Dibber Free parking Start Block
Ronan Cleary M60 LOK 8190660 One car 14:15 - 14:29
Richard Collyer M45 GO 8376579 One car 13:45 - 13:59
Ross Maclagan M45 SN 8670607 One car 13:30 - 13:44
Jolyon Medlock M45 WSX 8419321 One car 14:30 - 14:44
Rebecca Medlock W45 WSX 8178434 No car 14:30 - 14:44
Zsolt Podolyak M50 SN 7962428 One car 13:30 - 13:44
Karen Ransley W40 SAX 8083027 One car 13:30 - 13:44
Helen Rivers W65 GO 8083021 One car 14:30 - 14:44
Sarah Rollins W45 SN 8140776 One car 14:30 - 14:44
David Saunders M60 HH 8101059 No car 14:00 - 14:14
Frederick Smith M60 GO 434443 One car 14:45 - 14:59
Light Green Age Cat Club Dibber Free parking Start Block
Julie Cleary W55 LOK 8070164 No car 14:15 - 14:29
John Collyer M75 SOS 8145451 One car 14:45 - 14:59
Eskarina Medlock W12 WSX 8061109 No car 14:30 - 14:44
Jim Munday M75 BKO One car 13:30 - 13:44
Alison Saunders W60 HH 8100659 One car 14:00 - 14:14