Thu 14 November, 2019
Level of event:
Type of event:
Race, Social, Urban, Night
Our first urban event in Wellington, a small attractive town south of Taunton on the Somerset/ Devon border.
Featuring a brand new map developed by our planner Alasdair Shaw from open source mapping.
Wellington East- map excerpt
Directions / Parking
Parking - at Wellington School.
Please note there will be a large amount of traffic in and out of the car park until around 17.15.
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- there are two sets of controls, one set tackled after the other. Once you switch to the second set, you cannot go back to the first set.
The optimum routes are typically between 7.5 and 10 km for the long and 6 or 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.
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.
For those who took part in our QOADs series, the Long score uses essentially the same scoring system.
Link: more on the scoring systems
Please print off and fill in our standard registration form in advance (or email it to us) as we are trying to keep the event organisation low key.
Filling out a Registration form (link)
Ignore the boxes about 'SI' unless you are hiring a club phone, in which case fill in the details we usually request off those hiring SI dibbers.
£5 - for both adults and juniors with accompanying adult.
On payment you will be given a PIN code which will activate the course on the app.
Hire of equipment
Should you need one, we have four tried and tested Alcatel club smartphones available for hire on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the organiser in advance to reserve one.
Smartphone hire- £1
Headtorch hire- £1
Charge for lost/ broken Smartphone- £40 (replacement cost)
Registration & Start Times
Start times from 17.30 to 19.00.
You effectively have a choice between running in partial daylight or in the dark.
Courses close at 20.00.
The toilets in the school's sports centre should be available to use (TBC).
There's two options. The decision can be made on the night.
There's the Green Dragon (a 'local' a minute or two's walk away) or the Iron Duke (a Weatherspoons about three minutes' walk away).
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Alasdair Shaw chair@