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Evening event at Hathersage

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Thu 11th Sep 2014

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Planner's comments:

Thanks to: Hilary & Wendy for their help at registration. Simon P for collecting the controls in the dark. Pete T for Equipment & SI help. Ian for Start and map printing. Most thanks goes to Peter G for helping all over from website, updates to map, general checking that the event was on song plus the results.
I am sorry I placed one control in the wrong place. This was due to me knowing the error too well and just ignoring the map! On the plus side, I had incredibly good feedback on the courses. You are all to kind as I felt they were average. The first 3 controls on the long course were compromised when I realised there wasn't anywhere to hang them and so they were moved about last minute.

 See you all at the next event.  Mark




Registration: From 17:30 in Car Park opposite swimming pool on Oddfellows Road, S32 1DD

Parking: The car park charges in the evening (£1.20 for 1 hour, 1.90 for 2 hrs, £3 for 3 hrs according to Parkopedia), but there are spaces on Oddfellows Road and by the station. There may be road works on Main Road, so it will be best to approach along Crossland Road (1st turn left in village when approaching from Sheffield)

Terrain: The courses will be mainly urban, but do cross fields of the Brookfield Manor estate and rural footpaths. You might prefer leg cover for controls in Brookfield Manor.

Start Times: 17:40 - 18:45. From registration it’s about 500m to start and 250m back from finish

Courses Close: 19:45 (sunset is at 19:40 and we need to get controls in)

Courses: Short 2.0km,
               Medium 3.7km
               Long 5.3km
All courses are suitable for novices, but the longer two courses cross busy roads so aren't suitable for under 16s.

Cost: Short Adults £4, Juniors and Students £2

Electronic punching: Sportident timing will be used; SI-card hire £1

Special notes: Be mindful of others' property, so don't cut corners or jump fences where it could cause offence. Be aware of uncrossable points over-printed in thick red line.

Planner: Mark Chapman

Venue Details

The village of Hathersage and some surrounding countryside. It was mapped in 2010 and had not been used for an orienteeriing event before March 2011. The terrain is a mixture of pavement, road, track, grassy slopes, parkland, and (muddy) paths. Your footwear will be challenged, but there are no brambles or bracken.


Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.


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