Entries will close on 10 September 2017.
Please note: To enter, all participants must be a member of British Orienteering. Please allow 5 working days after renewing British Orienteering membership for this to be updated in the online entries database.
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. Please enter according to your actual age class. If you are in an older age class and intend to "run up" and compete in the Open class, enter the M21 or W21 class.
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 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|
|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: