November Classic Weekend

Date

Sat 3rd Nov 2012

Type or Series

Urban & Classic

Location

Southampton & New Forest

4/11 - Please see notice regarding cancellation of the November Classic.

Final details are now available for the Urban Race and November Classic.

28/10 - Additional information for Urban Race:
  • Car Park open at 10.30am
  • Enquiries open at 10.30am, close at 2.30pm
  • EOD Registration and bib/ETag collection open 11.30am, close 2.30pm
  • Courses close at 4.15pm
  • Car Park closes 5.30pm - IMPORTANT otherwise orienteers who decide to do elongated shopping in danger of getting locked in!
  • NOTE: It has been decided that each EMIT proximity control unit will be supplemented with a small 10cm orienteering training kite. This is to aid the visibility of controls, as in some instances a two-dimensional unit may be hard to spot amongst other street "furniture."

Southampton Orienteering Club looks forward to welcoming you to the south coast for a weekend of orienteering.

Saturday 3 November - Urban Race, Southampton

Experience the historic sites of the old city of Southampton in and around the city walls and the contrast of the vibrant waterfront, as part of the November Classic weekend.

A new 1:4,000 scale map of an urban area new to orienteering.

This event is part of the SE Urban Orienteering League.

Early afternoon starts.

Event Centre:
The Quays Swimming and Diving Complex
Harbour Parade
Southampton
SO15 1BA

Event car parking is adjacent to the Quays £1 per car.
 
Public transport:
Rail station approx 1km from event centre.
Buses to Southampton City Centre approx 500m.

The event centre will provide changing facilities, showers and lockers.

Five courses as follows:

Course       Straight line length        Optimum approximate length
 
A                7km                                9.7km
B                5.8km                             8.5km
C                4.4km                             6.5km    
D                3.5km                             5.2km   
E                2km                                3.2km

If under 16 on race day, you may only enter course E unless accompanied by a responsible adult. The area is considered technically too difficult to plan a separate course for M12-/W12-.  M12-/W12- are welcome to enter course E but must be accompanied by an adult. Adults entering the event who plan to accompany juniors should complete their own run first.

NB Saturday only New Emit proximity controls will be used for the first time in a major event. Further information will be given in the final details and at the event. This equipment is being loaned to SOC so no charge will be made for hire. Competitors who have paid a £1 hire charge to Fabian4 will be refunded in cash on the day.

 

Sunday 4 November - November Classic, New Forest

Enjoy the delights of the New Forest – autumn colour, ponies and some of the best orienteering in the south of England. 

This year we will be at Kings Garn Gutter, an excellent area with a mixture of open forest and enclosure (and a surprising number of contours). The area is good enough to have once been used for the British Championships but that was many years ago now and it’s quite some time since it has been used for orienteering.

The event centre is at Ocknell Camp Site – easily accessible from junction 1 of the M27.

14 competition courses are on offer as follows:

Course colour

A Classes

Short & B

Classes

White

M10,W10

Yellow

M10,W10

M12,W12

Orange

M12,W12

M14,W14

Light Green

M14,W14

M16,W16

V Short Green

W75,W80,

W85

M70,M75,

M80

W55,W60,

W65,W70

Short Green

M75,M80,

M85

W65,W70

M65

W18,W20,

W45,W50

Green

M70

W16,W55,

W60

M55,M60

W35,W40

Short Blue

M65

W18,W45,W50

M18,M20,

M45,M50

W21

Blue W

W20,

W35,W40

 

Blue M

M16,M55,

M60

M35,M40

Long Blue

M45,M50

Short Brown

M18,M20

W21

M21

Brown

M35,M40

Black

M21

The November Classic will be used as a selection race for the 2013 Interland -see below.

Wayfarers courses will be available for entry on the day and a string course for young children. Both will be close to the event centre.

Compass Point, Ultra Sport and Tom's catering van will be there.

Queries to the organiser, Julian Hartwell, at julian.hartwell@gmail.com or on 01962 771273 (before 10.00pm please).

Interland Match  -  ENGLAND v BELGIUM (Walloons) v BELGIUM (Flemish) v GERMANY (Nordrhein/Westfalen) v NETHERLANDS v FRANCE (LNPCCO) The 2013 Interland orienteering match is on 10 March in the Netherlands.  This is England's only match outside the British Isles.  England competes annually in this six-cornered match against two Belgian teams (Flemish and French speaking), the Netherlands, the Nordrhein-Westfalische (NW Germany) team and the French Ligue Nord–Pas de Calais de course d'orientation (LNPCCO).  The competition is truly a team effort spanning age groups from W and M14 to W and M65: 42 team members in all.  Selection policies for the team, identifying specific selection races, are published on the EOC website.

Wells for IndiaWater will be provided by OCS/Radnor Hills who are donating it in support of Wells for India. Wells for India is a local charity which helps the poorest people in rural Rajasthan harvest rainwater during the monsoon for use in the dry season. Please visit their website (www.wellsforindia.org) for more details of this very worthwhile organisation.

Entries

For both days via Fabian4 (www.fabian4.co.uk) by 21 October 2012 (late entries at a surcharge until 28 October 2012).

Entry fees: Urban £10.00 and Classic £14.50.

Discounts: for British Orienteering members, juniors, helpers and those entering both events - see Fabian4 for details.

Emit card hire: £1 (Sunday only).

SOC helpers can claim discount by using the code available from the members’ area of the SOC website.