The Gregg School and Chartwell Green Urban Sprints

Saturday 25th May

Urban orienteering sprints
As part of World Orienteering Week 2024 Southampton Orienteering Club is hosting their first urban sprint event with a prologue and a final.

There will be 3 courses; a long sprint, a short sprint, and an introductory-level sprint. Each will consist of 2 races, i.e. a qualifier heat and a final.

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There are 3 courses; a long sprint, a short sprint, and an introductory-level sprint. Each will consist of 2 races, i.e. a qualifier heat and a final.

1 - Long Sprints (Chartwell Green)
Longer sprints for experienced orienteers around the urban Chartwell Green area. Race 1 length is 2.8km (optimum 4.1km), race 2 is 2.2km (optimum 3.1km).
Entry limit: 30
Entered: 30

2 - Short Sprints (Chartwell Green)
Shorter sprints for experienced orienteers around the urban Chartwell Green area. Race 1 length is 1.6km (optimum length 2.8km), race 2 is 1.7km (optimum 2.0km).
Entry limit: 10
Entered: 10

3 - Introductory Sprints (The Gregg School)
Short sprints for inexperienced orienteers and those preferring to avoid roads, taking place within The Gregg School grounds and adjacent woodland. Race 1 length is 1.7km (optimum 1.9km), race 2 is 1.3km (optimum 1.8km).
Entry limit: 15
Entered: 13

Entry Fees
Senior: £7.00
Senior British Orienteering non-member supplement: £2.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.00
Senior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.00
Junior: £3.00
Junior British Orienteering non-member supplement: £2.00
Junior Chip hire: £1.00
Junior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

There will be a charge for lost timing chips of £32 (£68 for SIAC)
Event Information

Location and parking
The event centre will be at The Gregg School Cricket Pavilion, Townhill Park House, Cutbush Lane, Southampton SO18 2GF, Grid Reference SU 45311 15043, What3Words amuse.ample.caves

Parking will be within the School Grounds as directed. Having parked as directed in the school grounds, please make your way to Enquiries/Registration in the cricket pavilion to book in.

Please car share wherever possible. You can sign up to the Car Sharing scheme - login to the event on Racesignup to join.

Toilets are available near the event centre.
First aid will be available in the event centre.

Registration from 10:30

Starts for Race 1 (Qualifier) : 11:00 to 11:30
Race 1 courses close at 12:00

Starts for Race 2 (actual time based upon Qualifier finishing position): 13:00 to 13:30
Race 2 courses close at 14:00

Course 1and 2 start for race 1 have a 1km “warm up” route from the event centre. The route to the start is not marked on the ground, so collect a route map from Enquiries/Registration and navigate the marked route to the start. Please follow this route carefully so as not to stray into the competition area.

The start for Course 3 (Introductory) is adjacent to the cricket pavilion in the school grounds.

The same as above applies for the afternoon long and short sprints in Chartwell Green and the route map can again be collected from Enquiries/Registration as soon we have a start list for the finals. The “warm up” route for the afternoon is only 500m.

The start for Course 3 remains adjacent to the event centre for the afternoon race.

Note that Start and Finish controls must be punched - even when using touch-free SIAC.

Please take care when crossing any road. All juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult unless running Course 3 (Introductory Sprints).

Timing System

Hire dibbers can be collected from the event centre.

Courses 1 and 2 will be within housing estates plus some parkland and forest and so will require road crossing.

Course 3 will be wholly within The Gregg School grounds and adjacent woodland and avoids road crossings.

The forest areas generally have good path networks, however there are many areas of brambles and paths may be muddy depending upon the weather leading up to the event.

Whistles should be carried. As all courses include varying amounts of woodland/offroad paths, you may wish considering wearing lightly studded trail shoes, as opposed to flat road shoes.

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

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

The results will be posted on the SOC website as soon as possible after the event.

Final Details
Final details can be downloaded from the event website here.

World Orienteering Week

Start List
1 - Long Sprints (Chartwell Green) Club Age Category
Tom Alcock WIM M21
Axel Blomquist SN M70
Jackie Butt SARUM W60
Jeff Butt SARUM M60
Matthew Chessum SOC M40
James Crickmore WSX M21
Cat Edwardes DEVON W50
Grace French WIM W18
Karen French WIM W55
Mike Frizzell BADO M65
Tim Gray SOC M45
Matt Green SOC M45
Matthew Gunton SOC M40
Jamie Hicks SOC M21
Alice Jacobsen SOC W21
Jenny Jones SOC W21
Carol Lovegrove SN W50
Rebecca Lovegrove SN W18
Bradley Lund WSX M21
Stu McCreadie WIM M40
Vicky McCreadie WIM W40
Martin Miller WSX M50
Rob Mullens BKO M45
Charlotte Slade SN W16
Melanie Slade SN W55
Bruno Smith WSX M60
Peter Suba WSX M50
Roger Thetford TVOC M60
Eoghan Wiles SOC M21
Cal Young SOC M35
2 - Short Sprints (Chartwell Green) Club Age Category
Jasmine Bennett SO W70
Emma Currie SOC W18
Sue Hands WIM W75
Julia Loring SOC W60
Tony Ludford BADO M80
Roger Maher SO M85
Russell McCreadie WIM M16
Alastair Moir SOC M70
Linda Pakuls WIM W65
Stephen Sutch SOC M55
3 - Introductory Sprints (The Gregg School) Club Age Category
Vicki Barkaway SOC W70
Daniel Barnes SOC M16
Barbara Davidson SOC W75
William Davidson SOC M75
Vikki Green W50
Daniel Gunton SOC M12
Louise Light SOC W55
Stephanie Light SOC W21
Charlotte Lovegrove SN W16
Tristan McCreadie WIM M12
Gen Mullens BKO W16
Andrew Nash SOC M45
Ola Price BOK W10