Sat 26 January, 2019Near: Wellington Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
A local event open to all, beginner or experienced orienteer, young or old and there are colour-coded courses suitable for all.
We organise six of these events a year and together they form the Forest League (QOFL). The series starts in the Autumn and continues at approximately one event per month until the spring.
Link to 2018-19 QOFL team lists - for members to check which QOFLs they will be helping at
The event will be signposted from the crossroads at TA21 9QH / ST128167, at the W end of the Blackdown Hills ridge spine road.
Parking is likely to be very tight so when you arrive please park as close as you can to other cars.
Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Course lengths and climbs (provisional):
|Blue||6.1 km||100 m|
|Short Green||3.8 km||60 m|
|Light Green||3.8 km||60 m|
|Orange||2.3 km||35 m|
|Yellow||2.1 km||40 m|
|White||1.4 km||20 m|
You need to join a recognised orienteering club once you have participated at three or more events. Participation as a non-member after three events invalidates that event's liability insurance. Read about joining QO here.
|Category of entry||Members|
|Family*- separate runs||14||20|
|Family*- group (up to 3 maps)||8||8|
|Shadowed junior (2 maps)||5||6|
*The family rates are concessionary rates. Maximum two adults per family.
Dibber Hire (SI) - £1
Additional runs for juniors - £1
Charge for lost dibber - £40
Filling out a Registration form (link) in advance will quicken up the entry process on the day.
The SportsIdent (SI) timing system will be used but contactless punching (SIAC) will not be enabled.
Those of you who have your own SI dibber please bring it to Registration to speed up the registration process.
Registration from: 10:30 (helpers from 10.00)
Start times from: 11.00 to 13.00 (helpers can start from 10.30)
Courses close: 14:30
Woodland with extensive network of earthbanks, adjoining plateau with rough and runnable sections and pockets of contour detail.
Planner: Karen Lewis email@example.com
Planner's assistant: Bill Vigar 01823 680679
Organiser: Roger Craddock 01823 323850 chair@
Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities you need to join British Orienteering (BOF). After this point, you not covered by BOF's public liability insurance and risk invalidating the insurance cover for the entire event. Read more about joining BOF and QO here.
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