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2019/20 Winter Mid-Week O’ Event No.2
The Cricketers Arms, Danbury
Wednesday 4th December 2019


Location
The Cricketers Arms, Penny Royal Road, Danbury Common, Danbury CM3 4ED, Google Map.
Parking at the pub, in the street or opposite the pub in the car park just off Bicknacre Road.

Times
Registration and starts between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
Competitors must report to the finish by 8.30pm.

Map and terrain
Scale 1:7,500 Long course and 1:5,000 Short course.
Mostly streets with some off road trails, there could be some muddy patches and some hills!

Courses
Long course 5.5km 23 controls approximately.
Short course 3.0km 15 controls approximately.
The shortest running route will be longer.

Controls
Controls are fire hydrants and one postbox on the Long Course.
Competitors will be asked to record the lower number at each control point. Please bring a pen or pencil and if wet, a map bag.

Fees
£3 per map seniors and groups.
£1.50 per map juniors (under 21) and students.

Safety
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions.
High visibility clothing is strongly recommended.
As with any street orienteering, courses require participants to cross roads and you are asked to apply due care and attention at all times. The busiest road has crossings and pedestrian lights for use as necessary.
There may be dog walkers and residents using the pavements and footpaths – be aware and show consideration.
Some paths are breaking up and some have wet Autumn leaves. Take care.
Some areas will be dark. You must carry a working torch or head torch.
Participants take part at their own risk.
Some areas have NO pavement – you must take extra care when running at the side of the road.
First Aid kit at start/finish. Participants with a medical condition of which the organizer needs to be aware should complete a form at the start.

Facilities
All are welcome, including non-members. Guidance for beginners available.
Bar serving food (until 8.30pm), toilets.

Official
Organiser - Jackie Sibthorp, Jackie_sibthorp@hotmail.com, phone 01245 226436, mobile (on the day) 0749 0685034.

SOS Mid-Week Winter League
The event will also form part of SOS Winter Mid-Week League.
Points will be awarded based on finishing time adjusted using a handicap system. Each missed/incorrect control will have a five minute penalty. Best four results from the series will count. Full details will be published on the SOS website.

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