SOC Club Event - Anderwood

Sunday 1st November

A chance for Southampton & Wessex Orienteering Club members to enjoy a competitive event in the New Forest.

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Blue (morning) 6.7km 45m climb
Entered: 14
Light Green (morning) 3.8km 40m climb
Entered: 16

Entry Fees
Senior: £7.00
Junior: £3.50

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Race Information

About the event
This event is closed to members of SOC and WSX. Entries are protected by a passcode which you can get from the club website. There are 60 places - 30 in the morning for SOC and 30 in the afternoon for WSX using the same courses.

The event centre is in Anderwood car park - please park as directed. GR SU249056

Car Parking
Car parking - if the main parking area is full please drive up to the gate into the bbq area where a Marshall will let you through. Try not to park on the grass if possible.

Timing for the morning
eTag and map collection: 10:15 - 11:00

Start times: 10:30 - 11:15

Courses close: 12:45

Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct. Key considerations include:

Acting as an ambassador of the sport of orienteering at all times and considering how your actions may appear in the eyes of landowners or members of the public;

Observing social distancing at all times;

Use your own hand sanitizer on arrival and departure.

Please limit your time at the event to a minimum to avoid unnecessary contact with others.

Online entry only. No entry on the day.

Timing System
EMIT Touch-free on loan from EMIT UK. Free eTag hire.

Control Descriptions
Control descriptions will be on the map but, if you want to have a separate copy, they can be downloaded from the SOC website. Note that on the Blue course, the control descriptions obscure the legend. If you want to familiarise yourself with the symbols used on the map, see the previous event on RouteGadget. A cross in the control descriptions represents a platform (brown triangle) on the map.

Scale 1:10 000, Contour interval 5m. Mapped by various SOC mappers, selected updates 2017 by Julia Loring and Norman Wilson.

Minor modifications were made to the map for the event but the majority of the vegetation has not been updated and should not be relied upon for fine navigation. That said, in many places as plantations have matured, the runnability is actually better than the map suggests. There is still significant bracken in parts of the area but it is dead and should yield to the determined runner! As you might expect given recent weather, the marshes are very wet and courses have been planned so that they can be avoided. Please respect the two out-of-bounds areas marked on the map.

The Anderwood area is very popular with walkers, dog walkers,cyclists and horse riders so please be respectful of the general public and their animals.

Portaloo available in BBQ area. Public toilets are closed.

Clothing and equipment
Full leg cover and footwear suitable for the terrain must be worn. Whistles must be carried. In adverse weather we may ask you to wear a cagoule or similar waterproof top. Please bring your own water or other drinks.

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

Assembly Area
In the BBQ area, about 300m from the car park. Use the sanitizer before approaching the "washing line". This will have your named bag in time order with your map and eTag in it. Take your bag. Remove the eTag and map, drop the bag in the crate. The map will be sealed and you are on trust not to unseal it before you start (as per a relay or mass start score event). There is no key drop for this event.

The start is about 100m from the BBQ area. Go through the gate into the forest and head up the track to start banner. Please ensure that you remain socially distanced as you approach the start. A maximum of five competitors in the start area at any one time. Follow the directions of the start marshall.

On the Course
Its a touch free event - please do not touch the controls, not even with your eTag. Just hover your wrist above the control and check that the eTag flashes. Be aware of other competitors and other users. Keep your distance at all times. Give way at controls, be patient.

Finish and Download
After punching at the Finish there is a 200m walk back to the BBQ area. There's no need to rush, just gather your thoughts, think "social distance" and get your breath back. When you get to Download, sanitize your hands, remove your tag from your wrist. Your tag will be scanned and a splits print provided. Take your splits print and drop your tag and strap in the crate. Make your way back to your car. Have a safe journey home.

Results and Routegadget will be available on the SOC club website.

Orienteering is a physically challenging sport. Competitors take part at their own risk.

Comprehensive orienteering and COVID-19 risk assessments have been carried out by the organiser.

Event Officials
Planner: David Currie SOC

Organiser: Mary Nixon SOC

Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety. The personal data you provide will be used by the event organisers and their agents only for the purpose of processing and publishing entries and results and as required by our insurers to validate our cover.

Start List
Blue (morning) Club Start window Age Category
Robbie Berryman SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 M35
Peter Davis SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 M65
Alex Escudero SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 M45
Robert Finch SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 M21
Mike Goldthorpe SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 M60
Julian Hartwell SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 M65
Nicholas Jarvis SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 M21
Clare Leveridge SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 W21
Mark Light SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 M50
Ian Moran SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 M60
Jane Morgan SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 W60
Hugh Risebrow SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 M55
Peter Smith SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 M55
Eoghan Wiles SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 M21
Light Green (morning) Club Start window Age Category
Tim Angel SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 M80
Helen Berryman SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 W40
Duncan Currie SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 M12
Barbara Davidson SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 W70
William Davidson SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 M70
Paola King SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 W55
Louise Light SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 W50
Stephanie Light SOC Member 10:30 - 10:44 W21
Julia Loring SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 W60
Alastair Moir SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 M65
Natalie Morant SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 W45
Mike Murray SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 M75
Roger Pleasant SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 M70
Rachel Robertson SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 W55
Helen Wheelwright SOC Member 10:45 - 10:59 W60
Norman Wilson SOC Member 11:00 - 11:14 M65