SE Sprint Championships

Oaklands College St Albans Campus is set in its own 260 acres of parkland, ideally suited to fast sprint racing. All races will be entirely within the campus boundary, but morning and afternoon races will use different parts of the area.

Final details are now available on the attached flyer.

Event Centre Sports Hall, Oaklands College, St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans. Postcode AL4 0JA. OS Grid Ref TL183078. Enquiries, Registration, Download, Squash, First Aid and Toilets will be available at the Event Centre.Access to the college is from the Hatfield Road (A1057) at Grid Ref TL179072, just west of the junction with Colney Heath Lane. Both starts and the finish are within 100m of the Event Centre.
Parking Parking is adjacent to the Event Centre. No parking charge.
Public Transport St Albans City station 2.7km. Several bus routes run along Hatfield Road including 301 602 653. There is an Oaklands College stop on the Hatfield Road next to the main entrance.
Dogs Dogs are not permitted anywhere in the campus grounds.
Map New map produced by Simon Errington in Spring 2014. 1:3,000, 2.5m contours. Drawn to the IOF Sprint Map Specification (ISSOM). Courses will be pre-marked on A4 waterproof paper (no bags).
Terrain The terrain consists of three distinct areas:

  • The main college campus consists of an old manor house and formal gardens with a number of newer buildings. This area is visited by all courses in the morning and afternoon. Underfoot conditions are mainly hard surface, with some lawns.
  • Home Wood is a small area of mainly runnable woodland with scattered rhododendron and bramble. It has been very wet over the winter but is now drying out. We will do our best to avoid the bramble, but long bottoms would be advisable. This area is visited by courses 1, 2 and 3 in the morning only.
  • The eastern part of the area consists of runnable rough open land and a golf course around the new all-weather hockey pitches. This area is visited by all courses in the afternoon only.
Courses The event will consist of morning and afternoon heats. Aggregate times from the two heats will determine the winners. Course lengths indicative only.

Course 1 2.6 km M14 to M16, M18 to M40
Course 2 2.6 km M45 to M55
Course 3 2.2 km W14 to W16, W18 to W40 and W45 to W55
Course 4 1.8 km M60 to M65, M70+, W60 to W65 and W70+
Course 5 1.4 km M10 to M12 and W10 to W12. (Yellow standard)

Course class groupings may be amended to suit demand. Entries will be by age class.

SPORTident electronic punching will be used for all courses.

Shadowed competitors/pairs not eligible for SE Championship medals.

Prize Ceremony Medals will be presented to the leading 3 SEOA competitors in each of the above twelve age classes at a prize ceremony to be held in the Event Centre at approximately 15h00. Please stay to support the new South East Sprint Champions.
Entries On line entries preferred via . Final Closing: 23h59 Thursday 24 April 2014
By post to Sprint Entries, 24, Glen Way, WATFORD WD17 3JL by Saturday 12 April 2014.
After on line and postal entry closure, Entry on Day only.
Entries after standard entry closure at 23h59 Wednesday 16 April 2014, subject to map availability.
See on Friday evening, 25 April 2014 for EOD map availability.
EOD Registration 10h30 to 11h30 only. Entry queries to
Start Options: Early, or Late. First heat 11h00 to 12h00. Second heat 13h30 to 14h30 with start order based on times from first heat.
Fees Until 23h59 Wednesday 16 April 2014 – Seniors £7; Juniors £3
Late Entry (on line only) until 23h59 Thursday 24 April 2014 – Seniors £9; Juniors £4
Entry on Day (If available) – Seniors £10; Juniors £4.
Non-members of British Orienteering supplement – £2.
Dibber Hire – £1.  Lost Dibbers £30.
Parking Free
Punching  Sportident electronic punching will be used.
Organiser Helen Errington
Planner Simon Errington
Controller Jim Prowting (TVOC)

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Event registered with British Orienteering. Competitors take part at their own risk.