Local Evening event at Lodge Moor
Wed 16th Sep 2020 Start Times 16:45 - 18:15
Hope you all enjoyed Lodge Moor and surrounds on Dom's new map and courses, lots of variation in the types of terrain mean't you had to keep changing how you orienteered - wasn't the forest pretty gloomy by the end! Thank you to all our helpers, we are a few events into the re-start and they seem to be going well. Results and splits are available on the link above.
PDFs of Maps
For those of you who couldn't make it, or want to try another course, copies of all courses can be found in this folder.
Enjoy a mix of footpath, POW camp, park and urban orienteering around the brand new area of Lodge Moor area in South West Sheffield, on the edge of the Peak District.
This event is open to non members but you must have taken part in an orienteering event before as we are not able to provide instruction to complete newcomers due to Covid regulations. The event must be entered in advance by Sunday 13th September.
How to enter
All entries must be made in advance on Fabian4. Entries open Wed 9th September and close on Sunday 13th September. 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.
Starts 4.45pm to 6.15pm. Start times are pre-allocated. You should select your start time when you enter. Courses close 7.30pm 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.
Print your Own Control Descriptions
If you want them (might be a good idea, some sections of the courses are rather sprinty!) then descriptions for all courses are available in this folder. They are provided as JPEG images - we suggest copying into a Word/Docs document, resizing so that they fit the holder of your choice, and printing from there.
Map created Lockdown - September 2020. ISSprOM 2019 Spec, please take note of the Impassable features shown above. In particular, farmland (grassy fields) must not be entered, and especially around the Westminster housing estate (M & L courses) please do not cross flowerbeds/gardens. 5m contours. No street trees are mapped. Grass verges are shown, but with no breaks for driveways.
Yellow - A4 @ 1:3000
Short - A4 @ 1:4000
Medium & Long - A3 @ 1:5000 with a 1:4000 window of the POW woods for the final controls.
Yellow - 2.0km, 15m climb - Technically easy, ideal for younger juniors. No road crossings.
Short - 3.5km, 30m climb - A good level of technical challenge. Crosses minor roads. Suitable for 11+
Medium - 4.8km, 60m climb - A good level of technical challenge. Crosses roads. 16+ only.
Long - 6.7km, 130m climb - A good level of technical challenge. Crosses roads. 16+ only.
Distances quoted are straight-line
SI controls and timing will be used, SIAC enabled.
Terrain & Clothing/Footwear
All courses (except Yellow) visit Lodge Moor estate, and all will have a fast & furious finish with their final controls in the old prisoner of war camp! The medium and long courses also visit the tricky Westminster Estate - see map extract above.
The Yellow uses large and small paths in woodland, and a small area of rough open parkland. Some of the smallest paths have undergrowth trailing at low level, but courses avoid the worst of these. Due to underlying concrete, patches of the woods can be fairly slippy/muddy.
The final controls of all courses are in this woodland; therefore it is advised that all competitors wear shoes with some grip. Fine to wear shorts, although children on the Yellow may prefer to have full leg cover. For Medium and Long competitors, the woodland makes up ~10% of your course distance - the remainder is largely on pavements or cut grass - so you definitely don't want dobs!
£6 adults, £5 British Orienteering / SYO members
£3 juniors & students.
Pairs pay for one entry, extra map £1
Dibber hire free but must be ordered in advance.
As usual a few volunteers will be required! Helpers recevie a 50% discount on entry fees. Please enter using SYOHELPER.
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 Safety Info
Please take care crossing roads. The medium and long courses travel along a small section of Redmires Road. You must not run on the road itself, please run on the verge or cross over and run along the pavement.
Organiser - Pauline Tryner
Planner - Dom Dakin
Mapper - Dom Dakin
Urban and footpaths around Lodge MoorMore details about Lodge Moor...
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.
SYO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser. Read our photography policy.