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Longrun, Roughmoor & Tangier

SW Sprint Champs

Sun 19 August, 2018

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban

To get a gyst of what this event is about, see the review from last year- 2017 champs.

Don't forget we're hosting a summer urban series in the four weeks leading up to this event!

Sprint Champs Aug 18 Flier

Southern Sprint Championships Series Info

Sprint race in a urban and semi-urban environment. Age class winners will become the South West Sprint Champions for this year. All are welcome to enter, but only members of clubs from the SWOA region are eligible for awards.

Directions / Parking

Parking in surrounding streets.

Course Information

Race format

There is a Prologue and a Final, with the South West Champion determined by the result in the Final only. The results of the Prologue determine the start order for the Final – reverse order, fastest starts last. Those who do not successfully complete their prologue may run in the Final but cannot become champion.

Race numbers to be worn (collected from assembly – bring pins). M/W 10/12 will be of yellow standard on park and local estate – no significant road crossings on the course. M10/12 must be escorted to the start. M/W 10 may be shadowed. Actual Course distances, height and controls on final details

CourseClassesPrologue: length/climb/ controls (tbc)Final: length/ climb/ controls (tbc)
YellowM10-12, W10-121.5 km, 0 m, 10 c1.4 km, 20 m, 12 c
ShortM65+, W14, W55+1.5 km, 15 m, 11 c1.6 km, 20 m, 13 c
MediumM14, M50-60, W16, W40-501.8 km, 15 m, 13 c1.9 km, 25 m, 14 c
LongM16-45, W18-352.0 km, 20 m, 14 c2.2 km, 30 m, 15 c


SIAC air being used – controls will be fixed with gripples, with the control code on SI box.


The M/W 10/12 classes will start promptly at 10:30am and 13:00pm so that extra adult supervision can be provided on their courses.

M/W 10/12 will need to be escorted to the Prologue start.

Entry Details

Online, via Fabian 4

Entry is by age class.

Limited entry on day until maps run out.

Some courses may visit the same control multiple times. Make sure you punch it on each visit and complete the loop in the correct direction. All welcome to enter but only SWOA members eligible for awards. If running up a class, competitors must enter the class in which they wish to be competitive.

There is a discount for helpers using a code that can be obtained from Roger Craddock.

Registration & Start Times

The assembly and event base will be the COACH building in French Weir Park.

Prologue 10:30 – 11:30

Final 13:00 – 14:00.

Maps to the starts will be available in assembly.

Terrain Description

Parkland, water meadow, local park, town, old and new estates.


1:4000, with 5m contours, ISSOM 2007 printed on waterproof paper, updated Spring 2018. A4 prologue and A4 final. Pictorial control descriptions printed on map. Loose control descriptions will be provided in start lanes – pictorial for all courses.


Use of COACH facilities: toilets and changing rooms. Café open.

Refreshments will be available in the COACH building.

Plenty of food outlets in town centre – 10 min walk.

Prize giving

Certificates will be awarded to the winner of each age class. Prizes for winners of junior classes up to M/W16. Presentation will be as soon as possible after the Final.

Request for helpers

As marshalling is an important requirement at such events, as well as the usual event team, I would appreciate if you could help us out for about 90 minutes either in the morning or the afternoon (ideally both!).

Could you respond to this request (either way) by Saturday 21 July to enable Roger & Judy Craddock to arrange cover for the various ‘jobs’. Let them know if you have any preference.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Roger Craddock 01823 323850 chair@

Co-planner: Gavin Clegg BOK

Co-planner: Andrew Page

Controller: Chris Kelsey BOK

Photo Gallery

Rough Moor / Silk Mills

Rough Moor / Silk Mills
Credit: Nr Harrias CrCommons

The Willow Cathedral

The Willow Cathedral

Roughmoor Community Orchard

Roughmoor Community Orchard

Important Event Information

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 and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering, then not only are you not covered by our public liability insurance but you risk invalidating the insurance for any specific event.

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