The British Sprint Championships Weekend

August 21st / 22nd 2021

Skelmersdale, Lancashire



Weekend Event photographs by Peter Cull (MDOC) and Wendy Carlyle (AIRE) now available, see link on the Results page.


Update August 20th

Relay Parking

Heavy rain is forecast for tonight and for part of Saturday. With the rain we have had over the past ten days, I am a little concerned that the field designated for parking may become too soft in places and restrict the number of cars that can be accommodated.

The field will be inspected early Saturday morning and if the condition turns out problematic, alternative parking will be required. Cars will be directed to the Concourse multi storey car park, look for the direction sign at the junction to Yewdale. If directed straight on, keep in the left-hand lane and follow the road round to the right then left. Turn left to enter the Concourse parking, head straight on to a mini roundabout and Zone A, where the entrance to the multi storey car park is situated.

Please do not park externally or on the ground floor of the multi-storey but proceed upwards to the middle level and fill that space. Only when that is full go up to the top level and park at the northern end, away from the main building. This car park has a five hour parking limit.

Exit the multi storey by the west stairs and follow the taped route to the Relay arena.

Norman Hall, Organiser

Update August 20th

The pattern of start times for the Sunday Individual Finals is available here

and the Start Times for the Heats are available via the Results page.


Update August 17th

Our hosts For the Individual Sprint Championships on the Sunday, Delph Side Primary School, are providing Tea, Coffee, Juice and snack bars for sale between 1200 and 1400. Please listen for the announcement over the commentary system and give your support.





UPDATE 22nd July

Early Entry Fee Period Extended

We have the formal permissions, but this has taken longer than expected due to the prolonged Covid lockdown period. Because of this we are extending the early entry fee period, for both the Sprint Relays and the Individual Sprints, until 23:59 July 31st.

Get your cheaper rate entry in now before the Scottish Six Day week.

Entries finally close at 23:59 Sunday August 8th.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Update July 20th 2021

With the Government lifting of the majority of restrictions, we have now received permissions from West Lancashire Borough Council for the Sprint Championships Weekend to proceed in full.

The entry closing date for both the Relay and Individual events is midnight Sunday August 8th, the end of the Scottish Six Day week. Please see the Preliminary Details for each event..

The Organising and Planning teams have continued with their work during this uncertain time and are now on the final push to have everything in place for a great weekend of technical urban sprint orienteering.

Some social distancing measures may still be in place for the event and we would ask everyone competing to follow the current British Orienteering Guidelines during the weekend.

The British Sprint Championships website at will continue be updated as and when further information is available.