Swinley West

Saturday 24th February

Join us for a fun orienteering event at Swinley West. Beginners and families very welcome and help will be at hand at the assembly tent to get you started. No need to bring anything, but if you have a compass bring it with you.
Contact: events@bko.org.uk

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Entered: 60 of 90

Short Blue 5.2km 45m climb
Entry limit: 40
Entered: 27

Light Green 4.0km 40m climb
Entry limit: 25
Entered: 21

Orange 2.7km 30m climb
Entry limit: 15
Entered: 2

Yellow 2.0km 20m climb
Entry limit: 10
Entered: 10

Four courses are available: Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Short Blue.

Yellow is suitable for beginners, including juniors. You can go round solo, in a pair or as a family. The course is mainly on forest paths, although controls can be just off a path on a feature in sight of the track. Controls are marked by orange and white kites.

Orange is good for juniors developing their skills and for adults starting out in orienteering. You can get between the controls using linear features (paths, ditches, earth walls) but it can also be quicker to head direct through the forest taking shortcuts.

On the Light Green course all of the controls are in the forest off paths and you will need to navigate accurately to find them.

Short Blue is intended for experienced orienteers and visits most of the forest area.

Entry Fees
Senior: £5.00
Senior Chip hire: £2.00
Junior: £2.50
Junior Chip hire: £0.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

People who are not members of British Orienteering members pay a supplement on entry fees (£1 for seniors, 50p for juniors). SIAC dibbers are £2.00 to hire for seniors and free to juniors. Please take care of them as we must charge £72 for any lost dibber.
Event Information

Walk to the assembly tent in the forest following the taped route from Tesco car park, Martin's Heron (1.2 km). Free parking for 3 hours only. Please park at the west end furthest from the supermarket. The walking route goes via the footbridge in Martin's Heron railway station (on the London Waterloo to Reading line). See the BKO event page for a map of the route to the start.

Tesco car park is at Grid Ref: SU886685. Nearest Postcode: RG12 9TZ (what3words: email.claim.fixed)

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

Event times:
Hired SIAC dibber collection 10:00 - 11:25 am
Starts: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Course close at 13:30.
All participants must download by course closure time; even if you do not finish the course.
The start and finish will be close to the assembly tent, but please allow time for the 1.2 km walk from the car parking. SI/SIAC hire and download will be at assembly.

Toilets: there will be no toilets provided at the event.

Water: Please bring your own water to drink after competing. Also bring clothes to keep warm on the walk back.

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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