Day 3 – Long Distance Race (Cold Ash)
Cold Ash is to the North-West of Thatcham with easy access from the M4 junction 13.
Parking and Assembly for this event is in a long field to the North East of the area accessed via a farm track.
Starts will be no more than 100m walk from the Assembly field.
Very large campervans will now also be able to park in the same place as everyone else, due to tracking having been laid down.
Cold Ash is an area of mixed woodland. The area has several gently sloping hills and a fairly extensive path network.
1:15,000 and 1:10,000 with 5m contour detail. Remapped in 2018 by Peel Land Surveys to ISOM2017 using LIDAR data.
A and B classes in each of M/W 10, 12, 14, 16
E, L and S classes in each of M/W 18, 20
E, L, S and V classes in M/W 21
L and S classes in each of M/W 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and M75
W75, M80, W80, M85, W85, M90, W90
Colour classes - White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green
First starts 10.00, last starts 14.00.
Normally 50% of entries ask for Middle start block. So Early block will be 10.00 to about 11.00 and Late block
about 13.00 to 14.00
E = Elite
L = Long; S = Short; V = Very Short - same technical difficulty but different length courses
A and B (for junior courses) are similar to L and S, but the B course will be both shorter and less technical than A.
White course - around 1½km very easy
Yellow - around 2½km easy
Orange - around 3km moderate difficulty
Light green - around 4km hard
British Orienteering requires that all competitors wear clothing that fully covers the torso and legs. There may also be a requirement to carry a hooded waterproof top. If required, there will be notices.
Dogs are permitted in the Assembly/Car Park field but not on the courses. We ask that if you bring your dog that you keep it on a lead in the Assembly area and clear up after them.
Organiser: Fiona Clough
Planners: Roger Thetford and Katy Stubbs
Controller: Mike Forrest
Approximate course lengths subject to final controlling
|7||M18L M20L M21S W21L||9.1||255||23||1:15,000||A4|
|9||M18S M20S M21V W18L W20L W21S||6.2||175||19||1:15,000||A4|
|14||M16A M35S M40S W45L||8.0||220||23||1:10,000||A4|
|16||M45S M50S W50L||7.3||200||24||1:10,000||A4|
|18||M55S W16A W60L||6.2||220||19||1:10,000||A4|
|19||M75L M60S W65L W35S W40S||5.5||155||16||1:10,000||A4|
|20||M65S W70L W45S W50S||5.0||115||15||1:10,000||A4|
|21||M80 M70S M75S W75 W18S W20S W21V W55S W60S||3.8||120||14||1:10,000||A4|
|22||M85 M90 W80 W65S W70S||3.3||55||14||1:10,000||A4|
|24||M14A M16B||5.8||145||22||1:10,000||A4 x 2|
|26||M12A M14B W12A W14B||3.4||65||16||1:10,000||A4|
|27||M10A M12B W10A W12B Yellow||2.9||55||14||1:10,000||A4|
|28||M10B W10B White||1.9||40||14||1:10,000||A4|