Guildford City RaceSun 24 Oct, 2021
Regional level event
Explanation of Event levels
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Training are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
Terrain type: Urban
Organising a GO event is always a great team experience with our happy band of GOpher helpers. As always I am indebted to them for their support, especially those who came and helped without getting the benefit of running round one of James's courses. and many thanks to Pete our Controller.
I hope you all enjoyed your courses - I certainly had some happy comments from finishers. But I did have one big (and pleasant) surprise in the sunny day that turned up, after the weather forecasters had been preparing us for a rainy Sunday.
Well done to Guildford orienteers for an excellent event. I didn't have to too much except get up very early on Sunday.
I did note a couple of comments about the legibility of the control numbers on the map.
An urban Regional Event, part of the 2021 SE Orienteering Urban League.
Click here for Final Details PDF (last edit 22/10/21)
Near: Guildford Lat,Lng: 51.24568,-0.56440 Postcode: GU1 1ER What3Words: ///blast.dairy.impose
Directions / Parking
Car Parking (there is no organised parking)
The Park and Ride car park at the Spectrum Leisure Centre is the most convenient place to leave your car (free). On Sundays there is quite a lot of free parking on the streets of Guildford near Stoke Park which is where the event starts and finishes. Guildford College also has a parking area open (free) to the public on Sundays (off the mini roundabout where Recreation Road meets Stoke Road).
Travel to the event
There are 2 railway stations in Guildford. The event centre is at W3W ///blast.dairy.impose about a 1.5 mile walk from the mainline station and 0.5 miles from the smaller London Road station.
Map / Terrain
Courses start in Stoke Park and visit adjacent residential housing areas, parks and community facilities.
Longer courses will visit busier pedestrian areas, which are indicated in a darker brown on the map (see below). These courses also have surprisingly testing climbs.
Men's Open (16 or over on 24/10/21) 7.2km 185m climb
Women's Open (16 or over on 24/10/21), Men's Vet (M40+) 6.5km 135m climb
Women's Vet (W40+), Men's SuperVet (M55+) 6.0km 105m climb
Women's SuperVet (W55+), Men's UltraVet (M65+) 4.6km 120m climb
Women's Ultra (W65+)/HyperVet(W75+), Men's HyperVet (M75+) 3.7km 45m climb
Women/Men's Junior (W/W 16-) 4.8km 30m climb
Women/Men's Young Junior (M/W 12-) 2.0km 20m climb
For the Women/Men's Junior course (M/W16-) it has been necessary to use two areas with some dead running between them, which is why the course is longer than usual. The course also has a timed-out road crossing. Some of the course crosses roads in a housing estate, traffic is generally slow moving and not busy.
The Young Juniors' (M/W12-) course stays in Stoke Park (traffic-free).
Please contact the organiser if you have concerns about traffic.
Senior Chip hire: £1.00 (SIAC Hire £3.00)
Junior Chip hire: £1.00 (SIAC Hire £3.00)
Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.
Entry fee for non-BOF-affiliated Seniors attracts a £2 supplement.
Senior full-time students may have a 40% discount - please email the Organiser before you pay (see Contacts section).
Registration and Start times
Online Entries on via Race Signup
Entry is now subject to the availability of pre-printed maps for each course. And entry is available up until 11:30 on the day of the event.
Start times from 10:30 - 12:30.
There are public toilets in Stoke Park Gardens at W3W ///turns.straw.door (and the Spectrum Leisure Centre has toilets for its users).
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Jeremy Wilde ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Planner : James Crawford
Controller : Pete Jones (SN).
Nearest A&E HospitalRoyal Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XX
Whilst restrictions have been lifted, COVID is very much still in circulation and we encourage a continued responsible approach to orienteering events. People have different risk tolerances and we like to be mindful of, and to respect, others' personal choices as normality returns.
Please do not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or if you are required to quarantine having been on holiday.
Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct (revised August 2021).