Entries for the British Sprints Championships 2017 are now closed. Please see the late entries section below. The entry list can be viewed here.
Entries will close on 10 September 2017.
Entry will be on the basis of age class. Classes available will be M/W 10 to M/W 85. For this competition, the entries in the M18, M20 and M21 classes will be combined into a single Men's Open class and likewise, W18/W20/W21 will be combined into Women's Open. If you are in an older age class and intend to "run up", you may enter the Open class.
If you have already entered as an M/W18, M/W20 or M/W21, your class will be automatically changed to the Open class. Any others needing to change their class are encouraged to do this prior to the closing date, using the Modify Entry function of the SI Entries system. Please note that changes after the closing date may not be possible.
The provisional allocation of age classes to courses for the heats is shown in the table in the event details section.
Juniors under 18 will not be allowed to enter senior courses. Shadowing of juniors is not permitted.
The official closing date has now passed. However, we may be able to accept a very limited number of additional entries within the start blocks for some classes. If you wish to be put on the waiting list for late entries, enter in the normal way via the SI Entries system. You will be able to enter your details but no payment will be taken.
Note that if your entry is accepted after the 10th September closing date, the following fees will apply:
|Senior (21 or over)||£28|
|Junior (Under 21) or full time student||£15|
Entry requests can be added to the waiting list via the on-line entries system until 18th September. If your entry is accepted, you will be invited to confirm your entry and payment will be taken. If your entry cannot be accepted, no payment will be taken.
These notes apply specifically to the Sprints Championship. Please note that different restrictions may apply to the Middles championship. Similarly, the acceptance of late entries will be event specific – if you are able to obtain a late entry at the Middle Distance Championships this does not mean this will be possible in the Sprints, and vice versa.
You can make changes to your entry via the on-line SI entries system up until the closing date of 23:59 on 10th September.
After this deadline, you will be able to amend the SI card number associated with an entry, up to 27th September. No other changes to entries will be possible via the on-line system.
If you need to register a change to your SI card after this date you must go to the enquiries desk when you arrive at the event.
It is unlikely any other changes to entries can be accepted after the 10th September closing date. If you have good reason to request a change then contact the entries secretary, but please note that we are not obligated to accept any change requests and any that are accepted will be subject to a £2 charge per entrant affected.
The British Sprint Championships are open to members of the British Orienteering Federation and to members of IOF affiliated Federations. See Competition Rule C: British Sprint Championships, for further information on eligibility to be a British Champion.
The Sprints comprises two events – a morning qualification race (the heats) followed by the Finals in the afternoon.
Start times for the heats are expected to be between 10:30 and 11:30. Start times for the Finals will be from approximately 13:30 to 15:15. In general, it will not be possible to accommodate individual start time preferences. Those expecting to take more than twice the winning time for their course should request early starts. Flexible starts will be allocated to helpers, and parents with young children needing Split starts.
Helpers should enter as normal but select a Helper start.
Start times for the heats will be arranged after entries close. Entrants into heats according to Competition Rule C. Start time will be published on the SportIdent website at least a week before the event.
Start times for the finals are determined on the day, according to the results of the heats.
There will be seeding for all classes except for M/W 10/12.
M/W 14/16 will be seeded based on the 2017 Junior Seeding list.
M/W 18/20/21 will be seeded in the usual way for elite competitors according to Rules of Orienteering.
M/W 35+ classes will be seeded and allocated to heats as described in Competition Rule C based on the British Orienteering ranking list.
|Entry Fees||By 14 Aug||By 10 Sept||Late entries|
|Senior helpers foregoing one run||£11||£11|
|Junior helpers foregoing one run||£5||£5|
Start time requests will be gathered, including request for split starts for parents. However, in general, it will not be possible to accommodate individual preferences for start times. If you are likely to take longer than twice the winning time for your course, please indicate an early start preference. This is so that we can avoid allocating a start time that might conflict with course closure times.
When entering, please indicate the number and type of vehicle(s) you are bringing, the number of people estimated to be in those vehicles, and whether there are people in them who are aged 11 and under, or aged 75 and over (yes/no). Please ensure that a vehicle and its passengers are only counted once for each event. If travelling with someone else or using public transport, do not complete these sections.
See the section on travelling to the event in the event info section.
Orienteering is an adventure sport and competitors participate at their own risk.
The event is covered by the standard British Orienteering major events Cancellation Procedure and Policy and Cancellation, Curtailment and Refund Policy, except that the following terms will apply to cancellation by competitors: