Wessex Night League - Whitchurch

Thu 3 Feb

Entries close Wednesday 2nd February

60 minute touch-free Score event at night. Based at Whitchurch Parish Hall Pre-entry is mandatory.
Contact: wnl@bado.org.uk

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Location
Entry Fees
Senior: £7.50
Junior: £2.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Senior Chip Hire charge applies for all Seniors for use of Touch Free. Lost eTags will be charged at £45.
Event Information

Directions
The event centre will be in at the Whitchurch Parish Hall, 28 London Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7LQ, What3Words? gratuity.conceals.trophy. Whitchurch is 13 miles north of Winchester, next to the A34. Free parking at Bell Street Parking (on the road towards St Mary Bourne) What3Words? cracking.immunity.cured. If full (unlikely), proceed further along Bell Street (about 50m) where the controlled parking ends to find street parking.

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Map/Areas
1:5,000 on A3 waterproof paper, 5m contours. New Map created in 2020, extensively updated in 2022; area comprises the town centre, housing estates, park land, small wooded areas and rough open. Area has plenty of climb in northern half, plus if route choice involves the steep disused DN&SR railway line embankments.

Courses
One hour score event, as per WNL guidelines. Straightforward 30 controls to collect. Control Descriptions & Points will be printed on map and be available on the night. N.B. All juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Punching start (within 150m), just turn up for your allocated slot time, collect eTag, queue & go! Touch free EMIT will be used on all courses. Everyone must report to Download (at Parish Hall) afterwards!!

30 controls with the following points, 14 for ten points, 8 for twenty points, 4 for 30 points, 4 for 40 points and 2 for 50 points, total 600 points. The control numbers are from 101 for 10 points up through the points to 130 for 50 points.

Conduct
Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.

Social Distancing
Please observe any of the current rules on Social Distancing. Be particularly aware of this inside the Parish Hall.

Use your own hand sanitizer on arrival and departure.

Times
Registration: - 17:45 to 18:40 inside the Parish Hall for eTag collection & Download

Starts: - 17:50 to 18:50. Adequately spaced queue is mandatory.
Location is only 150m away from Event Centre, turn left out of the Parish Hall, stay on the same side of the road and go the the Roundabout at the end of the road.

Courses close: - promptly at 20:00 please. We have to be out of the Parish Hall by 20:30.

Facilities
Toilets, Free Teas and Coffees. The Blue Rickshaw Chinese takeaway and fish and chip shop is over the road from the hall. The White Hart is about 150m up the road (passed coming from the car parking). The Hot Spice Indian takeaway is about 100m away.

Safety
All competitors must wear hi-viz tops & have sufficient lights to complete their course (take a back up!). No road crossings will be manned so please take care. Course/Points/safety details will be available on the night. Adherence to Covid restrictions is paramount, we will be under scrutiny.

Dogs
Dogs are welcome out on the courses, but only on leads please.

Timing System
EMIT Touch-free on loan from EMIT UK.

Footwear
Wear shoes that have some grip as the off road areas can be quite slippery and if you tackle the railway embankment you will definitely need significant grip!

On the Course
Its a touch free event - please do not touch the controls, not even with your eTag. Just hover your wrist above the control and check that the eTag flashes. Be aware of other competitors and other users. Keep your distance at all times. Give way at controls, be patient.

Finish and Download
After punching at the Finish please make your way to Download.

Please remove your footwear before entering the hall.

There's no need to rush, just gather your thoughts, think "social distance" and get your breath back. When you get to Download remove your tag from your wrist and hold it near the yellow dongle by the splits printer. Take your splits print and drop your tag and strap in the crate. Have a safe journey home.

Results
Results will be available on race-results.info and on the club website. Unfortunately Routegadget does not work well for score events.

Risk
Orienteering is an adventure sport; you are responsible for your own safety at the event and must not do anything that puts yourself or others at unnecessary risk.

Event Officials
Organiser: Alan Kersley (BADO)
Planner: Mike Frizzell (BADO)


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Start List
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Age Category Club Start window
Julie Astin W65 WSX 18:05 - 18:19
Sheila Gold W65 WSX 18:05 - 18:19
Tim Gray M40 SOC 18:20 - 18:34
John Harrison M75 BADO 18:05 - 18:19
Rob Hick M60 WSX 18:05 - 18:19
Hugh Holmes M21 SARUM 18:35 - 18:49
Ian Sayer M70 WSX 18:05 - 18:19
Robin Smith M70 SO 17:50 - 18:04
Jon Steed M55 BADO 17:50 - 18:04
Anne Tynegate W60 BADO 18:05 - 18:19