Rules

The competition will be run in accordance with British Orienteering rules and in particular Competition Rule C: British Sprint Orienteering Championships.

Arena

The event will be based in University of Bath’s Sports Training Village on the Claverton Down campus; facilities used by many past, present and future Olympic athletes. 

The event arena is in the University Sports Centre, with a large balcony overlooking the final controls and finish.  Inside you will find:

· Indoor changing facilities, showers and lockers

· A large hall (the indoor running track)

· Food and refreshments provided by University catering including a cafe with outside seating on the balcony

· First aid

In the Reception area you will find:

· Enquiries, bib collection and hired dibber collection

· Download

Outside will be:

· Ultrasport

· Access to further University catering facilities

Event Timeline

The expected timetable for the day is as follows.  All timings below are approximate.  Start times, including start blocks for different classes, will be confirmed after entries have closed.

09:00

Event centre opens

10:15 - 11:00

Heats and colour coded starts

12:05

Heats download closes

13:15 – 14:00

Open finals

14:00 – 15:15

Age class final starts

15:50

Finals download closes

16:00 

Medal Ceremony

Results

Results and start times for the finals will be displayed in the Club area and on the Internet at http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2018/BritishSprintMiddle/ .

Results will be published on the British Orienteering website separately for the heats and finals and as Championship (UKOL) results.  Anyone completing either of the heats or finals, or both will receive ranking points for each race.  The Championship results will be used to award UKOL points.  The top placed athlete in the B final will be placed behind the last placed person successfully completing the A final and similarly for the C final.

Medal Ceremony 

There will be one Medal Ceremony for all classes starting promptly at 16:00, which will be conducted swiftly so do please attend to congratulate top class performers.  Given that Team Bath is the training base for many elite athletes, it is hoped that a number of past and present Olympians and Paralympians will join famous orienteers in presenting the trophies and medals.

The Medal Ceremony will take place outside in the Finish location.

First, second and third placed finishers in all classes will receive medals on the podium located within the 400m track.  In order to speed up the Medal Ceremony, all podium finishers should cross the 400m track at the designated crossing point and be within the designated medallists area by 1555 latest please, ahead of the Medal Ceremony commencing. Please check your position on the Results to ensure you are in the right place by 1555.

Good viewing is available for everyone else from both the upper terrace adjacent to The Sports Cafe and at ground level on the outside of the 400m track.

If very wet the Medal Ceremony will take place within the indoor track immediately below the cafe terrace.

First Aid

First Aid, provided by AMASS, will be present in the first aid room beside the lockers.

The nearest A&E is Bath Royal United Hospital BA1 3NG.  A location map is available from Enquiries.

Club tents

There is no space available for Club tents and banners.  Instead it is envisaged club members will congregate on the balcony or, if wet, on the inside running track.

Dogs

There are public footpaths near the campus where dogs may be walked.  Owners must follow exactly the route they drove in between the car park and campus entrance.  Dogs are not allowed in the event centre and owners are not allowed elsewhere on the campus.

Officials

Planners:  Clare Howes BOK; Mike Forrest BOK
Organiser:  Alan Honey BOK
Controller:  Alan Rosen HH

 

Contacts
Entries:  entries.bocspmd2018@gmail.com

 

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