Saturday 27th April

Entries close Wednesday 24th April

Earlybird entries at a discounted rate by Sunday 21st April.

Berkshire Orienteers (BKO) invites you to our orienteering event at Burghfield on Saturday the 27th of April 2024.
Contact: events@bko.org.uk

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Entered: 38 of 300

Short Blue 5.1km 20m climb
Map size: A4
Entered: 16

Light Green 4.1km 15m climb
Map size: A4
Entered: 14

Orange 2.8km 10m climb
Map size: A4
Entered: 5

Yellow 2.2km 5m climb
Map size: A4
Entered: 2

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.

The Light Green and Short Blue courses will have a mandatory road crossing which will be manned.

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
From 1st April:
        Senior: £6.00
        Senior Novice: £4.00
        Non member additional charge: £2.00
        Senior Chip hire: £2.00
        Junior/Student: £3.00
        Junior/Student Chip hire: £0.00
From 22nd April:
        Senior: £8.00
        Senior Novice: £6.00
        Non member additional charge: £2.00
        Senior Chip hire: £2.00
        Junior/Student: £4.00
        Junior/Student Chip hire: £0.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Please look after our SIAC dibbers (chip).
We will charge you £72 for a replacement if you lose it.
Event Information

Parking: Access to parking and assembly is from Reading Road via forest rides. Grid Ref: SU645651. Nearest postcode is RG7 3XG although this is some distance from the entrance so use with caution. (What3Words:range.pushes.coats)

Electronic Timing: The event uses the SI Dibber (Chip) timing system. Contactless 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.
There is a 500m walk from the car park to the start/finish area that includes a manned road crossing.

Newcomers: Orienteering is an exciting adventure sport for all ages. If you are new to orienteering you are very welcome to attend this event. When you arrive please come along to enquiries and we will help you get started. Newcomers will generally enter yellow and orange courses which are shorter and technically easier. You can compete alone or in a small group e.g. family. Inexperienced juniors must be accompanied by an adult. If you wish to go round together in a group, you only need to make one entry on RaceSignUp.

Orienteering involves navigating a course on a special orienteering map. Along the way there are a number of control points which you ‘punch’ using your electronic SI dibber (chip). Many orienteers own their own dibbers but they are also available for hire.

The organiser will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the event. Please contact events@bko.org.uk

Toilets: there will be no toilets provided at the event

Water: Please bring your own water to drink after competing - especially if the weather is hot. We will not be supplying water at the finish.

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 leg and torso 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).

Start List
Short Blue Club Age Category
Alex Bett SN M21
Craig Blackford BADO M55
Katie Blackford BADO W21
Mike Frizzell BADO M65
Ian Hudson BKO M70
Patrick Laloyaux BKO M35
James Lyne SN M35
Paul Machnicki BKO M40
Trish Monks BKO W45
Nicola Mort BKO W35
Rob Mullens BKO M45
Bo Oqvist BKO M50
Imogen Sculthorp W45
Robin Smith SO M70
Andrew Southwood BKO M60
Martin Wilson BKO M75
Light Green Club Age Category
Jane Blackford BADO W55
Garry Brown M40
Gareth Busby TVOC M40
Nicky Crowther BKO W60
Steve Goodrum SN M60
Denise Harper BKO W70
Jad Hijazi M18
Joe House SO M70
Alison Longfield W55
Gen Mullens BKO W16
Jim Munday BKO M80
David Speight M55
Ryan Speight M18
Jillian Ullersperger BKO W60
Orange Club Age Category
Tamsin Busby TVOC W40
Anna Csepanyi W40
Andy Macgregor BKO M80
Annabelle Truran W12
Louis Truran M10
Yellow Club Age Category
Annabelle Kyprian W10
Charlie Kyprian M10