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Ogden Water Regional Event Flyer

Ogden Water Regional Event and Junior Selection Event


Sunday, 25th October 2015

NB. The clocks go back by one hour today!

The event will also host Junior Selection Races for the English Interland Orienteering Team

 

EPOC are pleased to invite you back to orienteer around the beautiful autumnal woods and moorland of Ogden Water.

Ogden is a delightful woodland with a good path network for junior courses. It is nevertheless challenging and intricate for the experts. Longer courses will venture onto the moorland around the wind turbines.

 

Terrain:  Varied, runnable woodland and Pennine moorland with areas of intricate contour detail.

Car Park and Assembly Area. Due to large numbers of visitors to Ogden Water at the weekends, we are again making alternative parking arrangements. All parking on the day, Registration, Download, Results, Shop and Toilets will be in level fields at Holly House Farm, Upper Brockholes. This is the same place we used in 2012. Streetmap
The car park will be signposted from the main Halifax/Keighley road, A629, approx 7km from Halifax at GR 070 297. Car parking in the public car park at Rock Hollow is not allowed to Orienteers. Families with young children and older competitors may to use the (only 1)minibus to get to the start, and back from the finish. Most competitors will have a pleasant jog/walk, 20mins along footpaths and lanes. There will be a £1 parking fee per car.

Registration: 9.30am - 11.00am. Pre-entries who have their own Dibber can proceed straight to the start. If there are changes to your pre-entry details, eg. new Dibber or different course/class please go to registration before you start, and fill in a new form.

 

Saddleworth Outdoor Clothing will be attending.. Steven plans to bring lots of bargains for Xmas shopping !!

 

Dogs.  Well behaved dogs on leads are fine in the car park, and at Ogden Water.

 

Toilets: Portaloos in car park field, public toilets near the start/finish.


Map:  Revised in 2015.  1:10000 scale with 5m contours. All maps are pre-marked on waterproof paper
                              
Entries:   Online - www.fabian4.co.uk   Closing Date - Sunday 18th October

Fees:       Pre-entry Senior £11.00. (£9.00 BO members); Juniors £3.
                               Students £3. Families £22.00.
       
Entry on the day:  Limited by map availability. £1.00/50pence extra.

Electronic Punching: SI will be used at this event for all courses. Please be sure to insert your Dibber number on the entry form if you have one. If you do not have your own Dibber they can be hired and paid for on-line, or on the day at Registration for £1 senior. £0.50 junior.

 

Start: In the wood by the side of the reservoir. 10.30am - 12.30am. There will be some flexibility with start times. You may start early 1030-1110, medium 1110-1150, or late 1150-1230, provided there is a gap on your course. Please assist the start team in ensuring that you do not start within four minutes of a member of your club. Most people have indicated a middle preference, so if you change to early or late, no problem. The Junior Interland Selection contenders must start a minimum of 4 minutes apart also even if from different clubs.

 

Clothing Dump: If competitors wish, they can dump a named bag at the finish (an extra 200m walk on the way to the start).

 

Finish: There will be a manned finish, please remember to ‘punch’ here. Then download back in the car park barn next to registration.

Courses will Close: 2.30pm

 

String Course located near to the assembly:   A string course and a specially mapped childrens score type course using the grounds of Mount Zion Chapel.

 

Course Summary:

Course

Controls

Length

Climb

White

9

1.4 km

15 m

Yellow

10

1.8 km

35 m

Orange

11

2.1 km

65 m

Light Green

16

2.9 km

90 m

Very Short Green

10

2.2 km

50 m

Short Green

12

3.0 km

120 m

Green

12

3.9 km

160 m

Short Blue

19

5.0 km

230 m

Blue

17

6.0 km

200 m

Short Brown

19

7.0 km

200 m

Brown

18

7.9 km

250 m

Black

22

9.1 km

270 m

 

Courses combinations:  

 

Course

Men

Men

Women

Women

Junior

Junior

Long

Short

Long

Short

Men

Women

Black

M21L

 

 

 

 

 

Brown

M35L  M40L

 

 

 

 

 

Short Brown

M45L  M50L

M21S

W21L

 

M20L  M18L

 

Blue

M55L M60L

M35S  M40S

W35L W40L

 

M16

 

Short Blue

 

M45S M50S

W45L  W50L

W21S

 

W20L  W18L

Green

M65L M70L

M55S  M60S

W55L W60L

W35S W40S

M20S  M18S

W16

Short Green

M75  M80

M65S M70S

W65L  W70L

W45S  W50S

 

W20S W18S

Very Short Green

 

 

W75 W80

W55S W60S W65S

 

 

Light Green

 

 

 

 

M14

W14

Orange

 

 

 

 

M12

W12

Yellow

 

 

 

 

M10

W10

White

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black; Brown; Short Brown and Blue courses are in two parts. They will be printed on opposite sides of the map.

Yorkshire Superleague Rules:
The new rules for the 2015 Yorkshire Superleague are as follows:
The Superleague remains open to all, but now with all age classes from M/W 10 to M/W 80. It will continue to run on a calendar year basis and will include around nine nominated fixtures across the YHOA region.
The Superleague will be organised by age class. Individuals are eligible for the relevant age class based on their age on 1 Jan of the year of the competition. What is new is that individuals will score only in their age class, even if they run up or down (using the scoring system below). There will no separate Long and Short categories.
Individuals will automatically get a placing in the league once they have completed two or more events successfully.
The standard colour course for each age class is defined in this table:

Course Men Women
Black M21  
Brown M35 M40  
Short Brown M18 M20 M45 M50 W21
Blue M16 M55 M60 W35 W40
Short Blue M65 W18 W20 W45 W50
Green M70 W16 W55 W60
Short Green M75 M80 W65 W70
Very Short Green   W75 W80
Light Green M14 W14
Orange M12 W12
Yellow M10 W10


Individuals can choose to run up (run a harder/longer course) or run down (run a shorter/easier course).
Scoring will be based on speed compared to a target speed for your class. Speed will be calculated as time taken divided by adjusted course distance (to allow for height gain), where the distance is increased by 0.1km per 10m of climb.
If you run up, you score at the mins/km rate for your age class, but for the distance for the course run.
If you run down, you score at the mins/km rate for your age class and a proportion of the resulting score is awarded. Running 1 course down will reduce your score by 25%, 2 courses down by 50% and 3 courses down by 75%. Running 4 or more courses down will score 1 point.
Speeds will also be adjusted proportionally between events by using the average of all winning times for each event so that there is no bias for runnability.
Scoring: Individual scores will be calculated as follows:
The target time for each age class is calculated by multiplying the target speed by the adjusted course distance. Achievement of this time is worth 100 points.
For each whole 1% more than the target time you take, you lose 1 point. For each whole 1% less than the target time you gain 1 point.
The lowest score for a successful course completion is 1pt.


Planners Notes: Those who have run an orienteering event in the Ogden Water woodland will find it slower going than previously. The seasonal bracken growth and spread of brambles is significant. We have updated the map to show the areas most affected.
There are a number of vague deer tracks in the woodland that are not mapped.
The fences surrounding the woodland, the newly planted steep valley and those crossing the moorland are all robust and can all be crossed at any point. We would suggest you do this next to a post. Any existing gate or stile which provides an easier crossing point and a number of additional ones with sacking over barbed wire are marked on the purple overprint. These are not mandatory crossing points.
The Ovenden Moor Windfarm is currently being redeveloped and has now been omitted from the map. Please do not stray into any of the construction area.

The shooting butts on the moor are not mapped.

 

Control Descriptions:  Description sheets will be printed on the map and available loose in the start lanes.
White; yellow and orange courses use text descriptions

 

Safety:. Competitors take part at their own risk, and must bring a cagoule in case the controller deems them to be compulsory due to weather conditions. A notice to this effect will be displayed in the car park field. Whistles are advisable. We are using the 'Buddy' system, not stubs. Make sure you have a reliable buddy who will raise the alarm if you appear to be very late finishing. Lone competitors who cannot find a buddy must leave their car keys and car registration number at the information and enquiries desk.

Final Updates: Visit the EPOC website to check for updates to the above details, before you set off to the event.

 

Cancellation: If the weather is dodgy for any reason check EPOC’s website, or ring the Organiser.

 

Organiser: Paulette Noot EPOC. 07779 241606

Planner: Jonathan Emberton EPOC

Controller: Pete Jones AIRE

 

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