Sarum Saunter 2023

Sunday 19th March

A Level B event in a large working Forest within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it lies on a chalk downland ridge above the River Wylye.

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Entered: 238

Black (M21) 10.2km 225m climb
Entry limit: 20

Brown (M35 -40) 9.0km 195m climb
Entry limit: 15

Short Brown (M18-20; M45-M50; W21; M21S) 7.3km 180m climb
Entry limit: 24

Blue (M16; M55-60; W35-40; M35S-40S) 5.8km 160m climb
Entry limit: 48

Short Blue (M65; W45-50; W18-20; M45S-50S; M18S-20S; W21S)) 4.9km 165m climb
Entry limit: 32

Green (M70; W16; W55-60; M55S-60S; W35S-40S) 4.0km 140m climb
Entry limit: 41

Short Green (M75-90, W65-90, M65S-85S, W45S-70S, W18S-20S) 3.1km 105m climb
Entry limit: 47

Light Green (M14; W14; M16B; W16B) 3.4km 45m climb
Entry limit: 8

Orange (M12; W12; M14B; W14B; W21N) 3.0km 30m climb
Entry limit: 8

Yellow (M10; W10; M12B; W12B) 2.4km 30m climb
Entry limit: 7

White (M10B; W10B) 1.5km 10m climb
Entry limit: 5

String course

The full range of age related courses are available under each Colour Coded course.

Entry Fees
Senior: £15.00
Senior Novice: £7.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.50
Junior: £5.00
Junior Chip hire: £1.50

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Late fees are: Seniors: £15; Juniors: £5. No entry on the day. Non SIAC SI dibbers for hire: £1.50.
If any spare maps are available after the closing date, a charge of £1 will be added to the above fees
Event Information

Great Ridge ST 930360 a forest to the North of the A303, between Chicklade and Wylye . Post Code SP3 5SY

Car Parking
Signed off the A303 near Chicklade OS Sheet 184 GR SU927345 Post code SP3 5SY (Bake Barn) - see map at end of Flyer). The A303 is a fast road and care needs to be taken when turning off it from whichever direction you come. There will be warning signs on the A303 to warn of the approach. Access is via a farm track which is generally in good condition but with a few noteworthy pot holes and ramps!

The exit will be along the same track so we would request that you do not leave before 12.15, please. Parking will be on grass verges at the side of tracks unless it is very wet.
On leaving Bake Barn you are strongly advised to TURN LEFT onto the A303, to travel half a mile to the bottom of Woodbine Hill where you can do a U turn safely to go west.
Flyer on Sarum website shows a map

The map is 1:10,000 with 5m contours; waterproof maps.

Great Ridge is a working Forest with many rides. There has been some recent forestry work - the map has been recently updated to show these areas.. Courses have been planned to avoid the worst brashing areas.
Control descriptions are on the map. Loose control descriptions will be in the
start lanes. The White &Yellow courses have written descriptions.
Approx 350m to the Start

Black/ Brown/ Short Brown / Blue/ Short Blue/ Green/ Short Green/ Light Green/ Orange/ Yellow/ White + String

Assembly opens: 10.00 - Hired dibbers available next to Download.
Lost Hire dibbers charge - £55. No entry on the day.
Starts: 10.30 -12.30
Courses Close: 14.30

Control Collectors to meet the Planner at 14.15 next to Download, please

Timing system
We are using the SI timing system. The Controls are SIAC enabled. Hired Dibbers are not SIAC enabled .
The Start and Finish controls should be punched by everybody

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

Caterer - Bigger Bites, Dorset; Orienteering Equipment retailer - Compass Point; Toilets; First Aid - all at Assembly

• Kit - Full body cover required – legs and torso, as defined by BOF.
• Whistles - Whistles are obligatory for all and will be checked.
• Weather - In the event of extreme wet, cold or windy weather. you will be required to carry or wear a cagoule. A decision will be made, based on the then Met Office forecast, and signed at the event
• Solo runners - If you are travelling and running alone, you may wish to leave details of yourself and your car with enquiries.
• Medical conditions - Competitors with existing medical conditions are asked to provide a sealed envelope with their name and club on the outside, and the medical condition explained inside plus details of medication and dosage. Spare forms and envelopes will be available at Registration. The envelope will only be opened in an emergency. The envelope is to be handed in to Registration for safe keeping before competitors start their runs.

Dogs are welcome but must be on leads at all times

Finish and Download
After punching at the Finish please make your way back to the Car park and to Download - please Download even if you do not finish your course.

When you get to Download, place your SI Dibber into the Download unit. Take your splits print and leave your dibber if you hired one. Have a safe journey home.

Results will not be produced at the event. They will be available in the Sarum website the same evening (hopefully). Routegadget will also be available later.

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
Planner: Andrew Graham (Sarum)
Organiser: Ian Tait (Sarum) ; Assistant Organiser: Liz Yeadon (Sarum)

Entry Secretary:

Controller: Chris Kelsey (BOK)

Many thanks are due to the Fonthill Estates and Lord Margadale for the use of their forest.

Sarum Saunter 2023