Starry Night-O

Saturday 16th December

**UPDATE ** As of 14th Dec a small number of maps are available for late entries, including 'EON' (Entry on Night). Simply complete an entry on Race Sign Up, on laptop or mobile, observing all the safety information. Once you've paid the fee, the confirmation e-mail printed or on mobile should be shown to Registration at Assembly.

Come join us for night-time adventures in the famous Star Posts area of Swinley Forest.

See one of the South of England's most famous orienteering territory in a whole new light -- the beam of your headtorch!

It promises to be an exciting new departure and we'll have some Christmas-themed treats along the way. See you there.
Some serious stuff first:
- Senior (16+) entries only. No unaccompanied Juniors. See the memo below for details on how U-16s can run in company of a Senior.
- this is night-time orienteering, so you'll need to see and be seen and heard when needed.
- All entrants will need to wear high-vis and be equipped with a functioning headtorch or equivalent and whistle.
- There are other users of the forest space, most notably a lot of keen and fast mountain-bikers. The courses have been planned with likely MTB activity identified. Entrants need to avoid running along certain trails and to keep out (OOB) of a small number of sections of the forest to minimise MTB contact.

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Entered: 71 of 85

Car Sharing available


We've given some Christmas-themed names to the courses -- these do correspond to standard Orienteering colour-graded levels.
If you are not familiar with Orienteering colour-grading --don't worry, we've also provided some plain English descriptions!
NB- the 'climb' given for each course is an estimate, may not be reliable.

The Golden Glow 2.3km 40m climb
The Golden Glow* -- our shortest and simplest course, which can be solved entirely by running on the path network of Star Posts forest.
But at night, all paths are grey! Are you ready for the challenge ?

Please note the remarks about Unaccompanied Juniors. Under 16s are not eligible to enter any course of this event, including this one. U-16s can accompany a Senior entrant on a 1:1 basis, subject to completing a disclaimer available at Registration on the day of the event.

Entry limit: 9
Entered: 7

Holly Green 4.7km 50m climb
The Green Holly and Mistletoe is roughly the length and navigation challenge of a 'Green colour' course at a regular orienteering event. But at night it can be difficult to tell light green from dark green! Have fun out there.
Entry limit: 34
Entered: 27

The Blue Bauble 6.2km 80m climb
The Blue Bauble is a 'Short Blue' standard course, but on an inky black night you'll need keep your wits about you to find each control.
Entry limit: 42
Entered: 37

Entry Fees
From 11th November:
    Starry Night-O Fees Early
        Senior: £9.00
        non-BOF Supplement: £2.00
        Senior Chip hire: £2.00
        Junior/Student: £7.00
        Non-BOF Student Supplement: £2.00
        Junior/Student Chip hire: £2.00
From 6th December:
    Starry Night-O Fees Late
        Senior: £11.00
        non-BOF Supplement: £2.00
        Senior Chip hire: £2.00
        Junior/Student: £9.00
        non-BOF student Supplement: £2.00
        Junior/Student Chip hire: £2.00

Juniors are under 16 on race day.
Fees are £9 (early) and £11 (late entry) for all 16+ entrants.

Full-time students (self-declared) get a £2 discount on entry fee.

Non British Orienteering members pay a supplement on entry fees (£2 per entry).

SIAC dibbers are £2.00 to hire. Please take care of them as we must charge £72 for any lost dibber.
Event Information

Inital Details
Parking and Assembly at The Look Out car Park.
Easily accessible from the M3 (junction 3) and the M4 (junction 10) - look out for the brown signs - the car-park is opposite Coral Reef Waterworld on Nine Mile Ride.

The postcode is RG12 7QW note this postcode does not work in all Sat Navs so you may prefer to use the following co-ordinates: N51.388 W0.740 OR Grid Ref: SU57136965 OR what3words: stone.hills.speeds

The event is also accessible by public transport - Assembly is a level 4K distance on path network from Bracknell train station.

Event Safety: It is a condition of entry that you agree to the safety policy, notably by being equipped for night orienteering (High-vis, light, whistle). You must avoid areas of high Mountain Bike (MTB) activity as indicated by Planner on Maps and notes.

Electronic Timing: The event uses the SI timing system. Contactless punching will be enabled except for a punching Start and Finish.

Event times:
Hired SIAC dibber collection 16:30 - 18:00
Starts: 17:00 - 18:15
Course close at 20:00.
All participants must download by course closure time; even if you do not finish the course.

Start/Finish are close to the Assembly/Parking area.
There will be an area near the start/finish where clothing can be left at your own risk.

Toilets: there will be toilets provided at the event

Refreshments: Please bring your own refreshments, as there will not be public facilities at Assembly -- we will provide details of nearby drinking/dining options in Final Details.

You must adhere to the:British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct
Please note that smoking or vaping is not allowed at the event.

This event takes place in forest - full body cover is required

Personal Responsibility:
Competitors are responsible for their own personal safety and for assessing their own abilities to complete the course.

Use of personal data:
The personal data you give at Registration will be used by the event organisers and their agents for the purpose of processing and publishing entries and results, conducting safety checks and as required by our insurers to validate our cover. Your information will be managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

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