Graves Event Wed 26 Aug (Pre-entry only)
We have permission at last for our first post Covid event on council land. The event is open to club / British Orienteering members only and must be entered in advance - there is no entry on the day. (If you are not currently a member of the club, you can join now and your membership will be valid until 31st Dec 2021).
Please let me know if you can help. I need a small number of volunteers during the event and some control collectors. There's a 50% discount - enter with code HERE2HELP.
How to enter
All entries must be made in advance via the SYO entry system. Entries are now open and close on Mon 24th Aug. There is a strict limit on numbers so those wishing to run are encouraged to enter promptly. There will be no entry on the day.
The nearest car park is by the Animal Farm, Hemsworth Rd, S8 8LJ. Click here for map link. What3words: attend.cars.whites. This is a pay and display car park. Alternatively you can park at the Charles Ashmore Rd car park or the Pavillions car park and walk through the park.
Graves is Sheffield's largest park, offering a surprising variety of terrain and technical challenge with it's steeply sided wooded valleys. The runnable deciduous woodland contains areas of interesting contour detail and intricately mapped thickets.
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Starts 5pm to 7pm. Please select a 15 minute start block when you enter. Courses close 8pm promptly. If you think you might take a long time, please select an early start block.
To complete your entry you will need to agree to abide by the Participant Code of Conduct. This can be found here.
Yellow - 2.3km / 55m climb / 12 controls. Technically easy, ideal for younger juniors.
Orange - 2.9km / 95m climb / 16 controls. Medium difficulty.
Green - 3.7km / 120m climb / 20 controls. Technically difficult
Blue - 5.1km / 200m climb / 21 controls. Technically difficult.
SI controls and timing will be used, SIAC enabled.
£5 adults, £3 juniors & students. Pairs / family groups pay for one entry, extra map £1. Dibber hire free but must be ordered in advance.
COVID Guidance for competitors & volunteers
Some key points from the code of conduct:
- You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you or any member of your household have had recent Covid-19 symptoms.
- Minimise contact with people from outside your household before, during and after your run. Practice social distancing at all times, including before and after your run as well as when you are out on your course. Take particular care to keep the required distance from other people in the vicinity of the Start, at download and when passing other competitors or members of the public on narrow paths, going through gates, etc.
- Do not congregate in groups greater than 6 at the event.
- Sanitise your hands before and after your run.
- Do not touch the controls. If using a SIAC dibber hover your hand above the SI unit. If dibbing, just place the dibber in the hole, without touching the box.
- Please be super courteous to any members of the public that you come across before, during or after the event.
Additional Event Information
- Please abide by the out of bounds on the map - they are not marked on the ground. The streams in the out of bounds can be crossed on the marked paths.
- The steep banks can be very slippy, particularly when wet. Studded O shoes are advised.
- There are public toilets by the cafe but we are unsure of the opening times!
Organiser - Pauline Tryner
Planner - Karl Marshall
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