Printable final details can be found here (pdf)
|Terrain||Ashridge is a fine area of runnable deciduous woodland. A planning aim is that the winners of the technical courses will have done little path running. The beginners’ courses inevitably use paths, and these can be very muddy: participants should ensure they have appropriate footwear.
Ashridge South overlaps with the area previously used as Ashridge West. It is gently undulating, with a steep scarp slope and some areas of contour detail. The going is fast, apart from a few limited areas of denser woodland and around individual fallen trees.
Ashridge East, visited by courses from the East start, has not been used for many years. It is more undulating in parts. There are some light brashings and extraction early in these courses, and a short burst of light undergrowth, neither of which will slow the fittest. Overall, the going here is also fast.
In both parts scattered clearings contain bracken, but at the time of writing this is subsiding nicely.
You can ignore notices asking the public to stay on the paths because of deer management activity. There will no such activity on the day of the event.
We would like to thank the National Trust, and Ashridge Estate in particular, for access to this excellent forest.
|Parking||Hard Standing and firm roadside on the drive leading to the Bridgewater Monument. Follow signs to the Bridgewater Monument, off the B4506 north of Berkhamsted. HP4 1LU. GR SP979128|
|Courses||The standard set of SE League courses will be available, as follows:
There will also be a string course.
Course lengths and climb are approximate and are subject to final controlling.
Light Green vs. Short Green
|Start Times||Start times from 10.00 to 12.30. Courses close at 14.30|
Prices in brackets are for non-BOF members.
|Punching||Sportident punching will be used. Dibber hire £1.00.
Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|Entries||Online Entry preferred via Fabian4 : www.fabian4.co.uk
Postal entries to Entries Secretary, 24, Glen Way, Watford, Herts WD17 3JL.
Limited Entry On the Day. Registration opens 09:30.
|Start and Finish||The East start is 750m from Assembly; the West start is 250m from Assembly. The finish is adjacent to Assembly.|
|Road Crossings||Courses from East Start have a timed manned road crossing.|
|Map||1:10000, except 1:15000 for the Black course. All on waterproof paper. Updated 2013 by Susan Marsden.|
|Control Descriptions||On the map and loose descriptions in start lane. Text for White, Yellow, Orange, IOF for all other courses|
|Facilities||Toilets at or close to registration. First Aid. Water and Orange Squash at Finish. Refreshments on offer at the Ashridge Estate café at the Monument.|
|Results||Times taken between each control and your total time for the course will be printed for you at download. Full results will be published on this website as soon as possible after the event.|
|Dogs||Dogs permitted in the car park on a lead.|
|Officials||Planner: Mark Adams
Controller: Neville Baker (TVOC)
Organiser: Kevin Fielding email: email@example.com