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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.
The Quays Swimming and Diving Complex
Event car parking is adjacent to the Quays £1 per car.
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:
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 [at] 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.
Water 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.
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.