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Colour coded (Level C)
Highwoods Country Park
Sunday 27th September 2020
Event Details


Courses
Colour Coded White to Blue.
CourseLengthClimbControls
White1.7km35m12
Yellow2.4km60m10
Orange3.1km85m12
Light Green3.4km75m11
Short Green3.6km65m11
Green4.6km70m14
Blue6.1km115m17

Subject to controlling.
White and Yellow courses accessible with off road buggies.
Ask for advice if you are unsure which is the right one for you.
Due to Covid-19 mitigation measures we will not be allowing novice runners unless under supervision of an experienced family member.
SportIDent electronic punching will be used.

Location
O signposted from A1232 Ipswich Rd, Rovers Tye Roundabout.
Parking at Tesco Highwoods Car park. Post code CO4 9RT.
Please note this will be limited to 3 hrs. Fines will be issued after this time.
On entering the car park keep to the left and make for the far corner furthest from the store where a marshal will direct you to the assembly area.
There is a 10 min walk to the start from the car park. This will be through an estate where there will be slow moving vehicles and involve a couple of road crossings which will not be marshalled. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Please contact the organiser if you are bringing a coach or other large vehicle.

Map
1:10 000 Open parkland and woodland.
Updated for the event
Your course will be printed on your map, which will be printed on waterproof paper.

Times - PRE-ENTRY ONLY!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we can only accept pre-entry via SI Entries here (NOTE - Closing date for entries is Midnight Friday 25th Sept):


Start between 10.30 to 12.30. Please don’t arrive very early as we cannot have too many runners congregating around the assembly area.
You will need to arrive in kit ready to run.
There will be no key drop but you may be able to leave a small bag in the assembly area at your own risk.

There will be a punching start and times will be allocated in 15 minute blocks. Please do not approach the start area before your allocated time.
If you are late report to enquiries for instructions.

The start will consist of two separate lines. Check which courses are starting from which line. There will be notices to inform you which courses each line accommodates and officials on hand to direct you to the correct line.

Courses close at 14.30 - you must report to the download point by this time.

Fees
Level C events - £10 seniors (£8 members of British Orienteering),
£3.00 juniors (under 21) and students.
SI card (dibber) hire £1. If you need to hire an SI card it will be located at Enquiries desk in an envelope with your name on it.

Medical
If you have a medical condition we need to know about please download and fill in the medical form here.
Place it in a sealed envelope with your name clearly on the outside. Hand this to the Enquiries point in the assembly area where the First Aiders will keep it in confidence for the duration of the event. It can be collected unopened at the end of the event.
First aid will be available at the enquiries point.

COVID-19
There will be a number of measures taken to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. The British Orienteering guidance for participants document is available HERE.
Read this BEFORE travelling to the event
Please also follow the instructions of officials on the day.
There will be hand sanitizer stations for you to use.
Do not travel to the event if you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms including fever, new continuous cough or loss of smell and taste.
All participants are expected to comply with social distancing measures with other participants and the public at all times.

Facilities
No refreshments available. Please bring your own.
There are no event toilets but customer toilets are available in the Tesco store. Please do not wear muddy shoes etc in store.
Normal face covering and social distancing rules apply instore at all times.

Dogs
Dogs under control are permitted on courses.

Results
When you finish your course you will be expected to download in the normal manner. We will tell you your time but we won’t be issuing split times or results on the day. Instead we will post results as soon as possible online via our website. If you do not have access to the internet we can post a set of results to you. Please leave a stamped addressed envelope at the enquiries desk.
Do not wait around after your run but please return to your car unless you are waiting for young children.
Do not forget parking is limited to 3 hrs!

Officials
Organiser: Julie Laver, julieannlaver@btinternet.com.
Planner: Rachel and Doug McTurk
Controller – Colin West - SOS

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