British Individual Sprint Championships

Sunday June 21st 2020

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Preliminary Details



The Event Arena be situated to the north of the Concourse Shopping Centre, with the Assembly adjacent to the Finish Arena. It is a sloping arena which will afford good spectator views of the finishing runners.

Parking will be at the Concourse multi-storey car park, providing a five-minute walk to Assembly. There is a 2-metre height restriction for the multi-storey car park, vehicles exceeding this will be directed to alternative parking. As all parking space is restricted please indicate on the Fabian Entry system what vehicles you will be using.


A camp site is being made available for the Friday and Saturday nights by the Council at Beacon Country Park to accommodate tents and campervans. The charge for this will be £10 per person per night and booked on Fabian at time of entry.

Terrain and map

The competition terrain is made up of complex housing with numerous cut throughs plus pedestrian bridges and underpasses and includes part of the Tawd Valley Park. The Prologue area was last used for the 2017 North West Individual Sprint Championships. A completely new area has been mapped for the Finals by Peel Land Surveys to ISSprOM 2019 Sprint specification and he has similarly updated the other areas, both at 1:4000 and 1:3000 scale.


Prologue races will be in the morning with start times approximately between 10.30 and 11.45. It is planned for the finals to begin from 13.30.


The British Sprint Championships are open to members of the British Orienteering Federation and to members of IOF affiliated Federations.  See section 2.1 of the British Sprint Distance Championships rules at British Sprint Distance Championships Rules for further information on eligibility to be a British Champion.


The shadowing of any competitor on a Championship course is not permitted. 

Trophies and Medals

British Championship Trophies will be presented to the winners of the Open classes. British Championship medals will be awarded to the first, second and third placed competitors in the open and age classes.

Competitors are only eligible for British Championship medals and trophies in the open/age class they have entered and if they satisfy the Eligibility requirements above.


Online entries only at, open mid Jan 2020 Closing Date midnight 07/06/20.

Individual Fees:


Entries by 19th April

Entries after 19th April







For the British Orienteering policy on Major Events Cancellation, Curtailment and refund please see here

A colour coded course will be available as Entry on the Day only, both morning and afternoon, while maps are available. Entries close at 1pm. Entry for a morning course must fit within the allocated start time block, which will be published at a later date.

Sportident will be used. SIAC hire will be available online at the entry stage.

Only non-contactless SI cards will be available for hire on the day at £1.00

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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Organiser: John Kewley (MDOC)

Planners: Prologues, Andrew Quickfall (SROC). Finals, Carol Edwards/Keith Tonkin (BL)

Controller: John Britton (MDOC)

Co-ordinator: For enquiries re Sprint Weekend  – Norman Hall (DEE)

Entries: Kath Speak (MDOC)