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Sprint / Urban Evening Event at The Edge Campus

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Wed 5th Aug 2020 Start Times 17:00 - 19:00

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A wonderful return to (semi) competitive orienteering. Great courses by Alex Elliot on her first attempt at planning despite her brother's best efforts at putting a control on the wrong house (we'll work out what we are doing with those legs tomorrow).  Organising an orienteering event in these times takes a bit more effort but it all seemed to go quite well.  Thank you to all our helpers.  Thank you also of course to the University for allowing to run the event.

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Enjoy sprint / urban orienteering around the The Edge student village and surrounding residential area. The mix of older Victorian buildings, modern accommodation blocks, landscaped gardens and complex walls and pathways will offer a good level of challenge for experienced orienteers. The long course extends down to Endcliffe Park.

This event is open to SYO/British Orienteering members only and must be entered in advance.

Edge map extract


How to enter

All entries must be made in advance on Fabian4. Entries open Sat 1st Aug and close on Mon 3rd 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.


Please park in the car park at the end of Endcliffe Avenue. Nearest postcode S10 3ED.  What3words: juror.worked.brains


Starts 5pm to 7pm. Start times are pre-allocated. You should select your start time when you enter. Courses close 7.45pm promptly. If you think you might take a long time, please select an early start time.

To complete your entry you will need to agree to "abide by the Participant Code of Conduct".  This can be found here.


Yellow - 1.1km - Technically easy, ideal for younger juniors. No road crossings.
Medium - 2.7km - A good level of technical challenge. Crosses minor roads. Suitable for 11+.
Long - 4.2km - For 16+, a good level of technical challenge, includes road crossings

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.

Event Officials

Organiser - Pauline Tryner
Planners - Alex & Ryan Elliot



Venue Details

The Edge is  the main campus in Endcliffe Student Village; it is typical University Campus with a mixture of older buildings and modern accomodation blocks dotted around a grassy sloping site which also includes steps and water.  The map also covers some other areas in the village east of the campus, which are mostly older buildings with interlinked gardens and wider grounds.

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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