Well, it was a larger area and that led to a lot more variety in which controls people dropped. We've had some nice feedback on how much people enjoyed it and a hope that we'll use the area again. If anyone fancies writing a little review for here, let me know...
I've been through everyone's tracks now and awarded any controls that I spotted that the GPS missed. Hopefully that's fixed everyone's scores.
The results links show the raw scores. Shortly I'll be putting up the handicapped and scaled scores for the league...
Two courses are offered, Long and Short, using exactly the same controls.
Both are "Score" courses, meaning there isn't a set order to the controls you visit.
Short Score - the order of the controls you want to visit is entirely up to you.
Long Score - odds and evens format used. That is, there are two sets of controls, odd numbered controls and even numbered ones, one set tackled after the other. Once you switch to the second set, you cannot go back to the first set. The control circles on the map are coloured red on one set and blue on the other. The colours are meaningful only for the Long score.
The optimum routes are typically between 7.5 and 10 km for the long and 6 to 7.5 km for the short.
Each course has a time limit of 50 minutes.
Points will be deducted at a rate of 30 points per minute for each minute or part minute you're late back.
Points values for controls are variable and denoted by the first number of the control, e.g. 62 scores 60 points.
Link: more on the scoring systems
2020: £3 (reduced price taking advantage of British Orienteering waiving their levy for GPS punching events until the end of the year)
Price is for both adults and juniors with accompanying adult.
Payment on the night - contactless preferred due to Covid-19 precautions (it might be worth having cash just in case the card reader fails).
Registration & Start Times
Start times from 17.00 to 19.00.
You effectively have a choice between running in partial daylight or in the dark.
Courses close at 2000.