february, 2018

10feb10:00 amBrill Common Orienteering Races

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Event Details

Try a new outdoor adventure sport around the complex Brill Common, between Aylesbury and Oxford. Ideal for all ages and abilities, with courses for runners and also families and children. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary. Car parking: North Hill off Windmill Road, Brill. The grid reference is SP652142 and the nearest postcode is HP18 9TH (just head for the windmill and you'll see signs). Registration: open from 10am to 11.30am (by parking) Start a course any time up to midday. Courses close at 1pm. Courses (navigational difficulty in brackets, from 1 (easy) to 5 (hard): WHITE 1.0k (1) - easiest and shortest, ideal for young children. All along paths with no route choices. YELLOW 1.4k (2) - still fairly easy with control points along or very near paths - ideal for families or children. ORANGE 2.4k (3) - longer with more route choices, using contour features of the Common - ideal for runners, families and confident juniors. Brill Common is a nice contained area, so you'll never be far from registration, and you won't get lost! Actual running distance will be 3k to 3.5k. A great intro course if you're reasonably confident! LIGHT GREEN 3.0k (4) - navigation skills needed, more route choices, uses contours around the Common - for improvers, runners or confident newcomers. Actual running distance up to 4k. Courses are measured in straight line distances between all the checkpoints - as you won't run in straight lines between them (things like hills and vegetation get in the way!) you'll run further than the stated distances. New for this event! - you can reserve a map online in advance (you don't pay anything and don't even have to turn up - but please do try and delete your map reservation if you don't come). We'll reserve maps using this system until 11:15 and then open them up for general entries on the day. It's optional - you can still come and enter on the day between 10:00 and 11:30, but this saves you a bit of time on the day filling in the registration form: https://test.maptypes.org/ New to orienteering? It's a trail run (and often an off-trail run!) with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, earth banks, streams or anywhere around the Common. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am

Location

Brill Common

HP18 9TH

Organizer

Thames Valley Orienteering Club

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