Nonsuch Park - summer series 2024

Thursday 13th June

This is the first event in a series of four summer evening O Events that MVOC are organising.

These events are a great introduction to orienteering for runners of all abilities and a good opportunity to get out and about midweek for a bit of training.
For the experienced: 1-hour score, odds and evens format.

For beginners/newcomers a simpler ~3km linear course.

Registration will be located in the outside area of a pub which will also offer food - a great opportunity to meet your fellow competitors afterwards and chat about the course.

Online entries close 8am on the day of the event but please get entries in early for map printing purposes.

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60 minute Score
Start with either Odd numbers or Evens then swap - time penalty of 30 points per minute late.

Approx 3km Linear course 3.0km
More suitable for beginners/newcomers and younger juniors

“Score” means there is no set course. Your map will show several controls, you choose which and how many to visit. You get points for each control you do visit and lose points if you take more than an hour. “Odds and evens” means you start with either odd-numbered or even numbered controls and may switch once to the other.

Entry Fees
£3 seniors (£5 if not British Orienteering members)
£2 juniors (£3 if not BOF members)
or £4 for newcomer pairs/groups/families
Event Information

Registration, and post race refreshments in the beer garden of Ye Old Red Lion pub, 17 Park Road, Cheam, SM3 8QB
W3W energetic.dent.poetic

Start, Finish is 3 minute walk from the pub

A4 1:10,000 scale waterproof orienteering map. Example (blank) map will be displayed at registration. We can explain map colours and symbols to newcomers.

The event will be set up on MapRun (and MapRunG for some smartwatches).

Please note that this is a 'virtual' event using MapRun to track your progress and result rather than any other electronic recording devices.

Please ensure you are using the latest version of the app and arrive with the course pre-downloaded from the folder UK > Mole Valley > Summer Series 2024.

Please report to Registration before you leave, even if you decide to abandon your run.
Use the pedestrian crossing to cross Malden Road, and be vigilant to traffic on the cul-de-sac Park Lane used to access the start. Children must be accompanied by parents.Competitors should not cross any roads on the courses apart from internal park access road with slow moving traffic.

6.30 - 7.30 pm. Courses close at 8.40 pm. Report to Registration by 8.45pm.

Public transport
Nearest railway station is Cheam a 5 minute walk from Registration.
A number of buses serve Cheam.

Cycle parking is available just round the corner from the pub

Cheam Library Car Park is opposite the pub and is £1.50 for the evening after 6.30pm.

Provisional results will be available on the MapRun app as the event progresses and on the club website soon after the event.

Please make yourself aware of and follow the British Orienteering guide for participants (revised August 2021).

You are responsible for your own safety and you take part in this event at your own risk.

Medical Conditions
If you have a high risk medical condition you want the organisers to be aware of please download and complete this form and place it in a sealed envelope with your name on it. This can be left at registration. Envelopes will only be opened if required for a medical emergency. Unopened envelopes should be collected after the event. Any unclaimed envelopes will be destroyed after the event.

Event Officials
Organiser & Planner: Tim Scarbrough

Personal information
The personal data you provide will be used by the event organisers and their agents only for the purpose of processing and publishing entries and results and as required by our insurers to validate our cover.