NI Sprint & Middle Distance 2019

1st June 2019

Venues

This year’s NI Sprint and Middle Distance Championships will both be held within the Campus of Ulster University, Coleraine. Both events will use separate new maps and each will start in a different part of the campus.

 

 

 

Sprint Championships

Sprint Event Layout

Parking

Parking and Registration adjacent to Car Park 5 on the University Site Map PDF. Cars entering the campus have to pass through a ticket barrier. Please note that the ticket issued is required when exiting but there is no charge for parking.

Toilets

There are no toilets at Car Park 5. Competitors can drive to Car Park 8 and use the facilities in the Sports Pavilion. All other internal roads are out of bounds.

Registration

Registration will be a short walk from the car park adjacent to the start.

We will register runners for both events in the morning. Owing to limitations of the software we can’t use “dip to enter” to do this, but if competitors can quote their BOF number this will speed the process up considerably.

Starts / Finish

Sprint starts from 11:15-12:00.  Sprint courses close at 12:30.

There is plenty of space between car parking area and registration to warm-up. The area north of start is OOB until your race has started

  • Runners can enter start grid at ­-4 mins.
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  • Control descriptions on waterproof paper at -3 mins
  • Blank maps at -2 mins
  • It will be a punching start
  • It will be a punching finish

Dogs

Competitors are not allowed to bring dogs on the campus.

Map

The event will use a newly updated 1:4,000 ISSOM 2007 map with 2.5m contours.

Summary of key sprint O symbols

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If you are unfamiliar with the different symbols used on Sprint-O maps, please pay special attention to the ones listed here. These show features you must not cross – even if it appears it might be possible to do so. Any competitor seen crossing any of these marked features will be disqualified.

For a full list of all current Orienteering map and control descriptions symbols see the guides on the excellent MapRunner Site

 

Control description using the special item symbol (O) refers to Flood Lighting posts

Terrain

University campus with areas of open grass, car parking areas and university buildings. Road running shoes should be suitable unless it is wet, as there are some grass areas to cross.

There is the slight possibility of moving vehicles on the area­ – please take care when
crossing roads and car parks.

SI Air / Contactless Punching

All controls (with the exception of the start and finish) will operation in contactless mode. Competitors with ordinary SI Cards can punch in the normal way. However, any competitor who wishes to try contactless punching may borrow a SI Air Card from registration free of charge.

Courses/Classes (Sprint)

Course Classes (M) Classes (W) Approximate
Distance
1 M Open 2.9km
2 M40+ W Open 2.3km
3 M Super Vet 55+ W40+ 2.2km
4 M Ultra Vet 65+ W Super Vet 55+ W Ultra Vet 65+ 1.7km
5 M Junior 16- W Junior 16- 1.2km
6 M Junior 12- W Junior 12- 1.1km

 

Middle-Distance Championships

Middle Event Layout

Parking

Parking in Car Park(s) 7 on the University Site Map PDF

Registration

Registration / enquiries will be in the Sports Pavilion car park. Runners who registered for both events in the morning do not need to visit registration again.

Starts / Finish

Middle Distance starts from 14:30. Courses close at 16:30.

There is plenty of room for warm ups between the start and finish area which are close to each other

  • Runners can enter start grid at ­-4 mins.
    ­
  • Control descriptions on waterproof paper at -3 mins
  • Blank maps at -2 mins
  • It will be a punching start
  • It will be a punching finish

Map

Extract from previous 1:4,000 sprint map

The event will use a newly updated 1:7,500 ISOM 2017 map with 2.5m contours.

Control description using the special item symbol (O) refers to Flood Lighting posts

Terrain

University campus with areas of open grass, forested areas, playing fields/all weather pitches car parking areas and university buildings. Orienteering/Trail shoes recommended, also full leg cover.

Ulster University will have other sports happening, particularly on outdoor pitches, there are some orienteering legs that cross these pitches, if they are in use please navigate around them. Deliberate crossing of pitches in use will warrant disqualification.

There is the slight possibility of moving vehicles on the area­ – please take care when
crossing roads and car parks.

SI Air / Contactless Punching

All controls (with the exception of the start and finish) will operation in contactless mode. Competitors with ordinary SI Cards can punch in the normal way. However, any competitor who wishes to try contactless punching may borrow a SI Air Card from registration free of charge.

Courses/Classes (Middle Distance)

Course Classes (M) Classes (W) Approximate Distance
1 M Open 5.5km
2 M40+ W Open 4.2km
3 M Super Vet 55+ W40+ 3.4km
4 M Ultra Vet 65+ W Super Vet 55+ W Ultra Vet 65+ 2.8km
5 M Junior 16- W Junior 16- 2.6km
6 M Junior 12- W Junior 12- 2km

 

Entry Fees

Sprint or Middle only Member Non-member
Senior £8 £10
Junior £4 £5
Unwaged £6 £8
Family £20 £25
Both Sprint and Middle Member Non-member
Senior £12 £14
Junior £6 £7
Unwaged £9 £11
Family £30 £35

NI Orienteering AGM

The NI Orienteering AGM will be held at 12:30 in the Sports Pavilion.

Junior Kitchen

The Junior Kitchen will be present at the Sports Pavilion / AGM and will be serving tea, coffee and buns. Please support this good cause.

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Officials
Organiser: Rachel Reid
Planner: Des Fletcher
Controller: Ross Walker

Date/Time
Date(s) - 1st Jun 2019
10:30 - 16:30


Location
Ulster University, Coleraine

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