Long Mynd Long ‘O’ - Sunday 2nd September 2012 - Preliminary Information

Long Mynd Long ‘O’
Sunday 2nd September 2012

Preliminary Information

Wrekin Orienteers present the annual classic moorland and valley navigation challenge for orienteers, mountain marathon competitors, and off-road runners.

Start times from 10:00 to 12:00. Courses close at 15:30 (after which any competitors who have not reported to the finish will be considered lost and emergency steps put in place to search for them)
Map: 1:15,000 scale with 5m contour interval – updated and extended in 2012 by Pete Jones to cover the area from High Park (North) to Minton Batch (South).

Distance km. – i.e. measured straight line
(not probable actual)
Ascent m. approx. – i.e. based on the Planner’s optimal route  Notes: all courses designed to present the competitor with navigation decisions and physical challenge.
 Course A - 6.4  270  Target winning time 90 mins.
 Course B - 10.8  510  Target winning time 120 mins.
 Course C - 16.2  880  Target winning time 160 mins.
Course D -  11.0  590  Target winning time 100 mins.
Suitable for runners who are not experienced in moorland navigation.

This event also serves as a useful familiarisation day for those competing in the UK Athletics British Fell & Hill Running Relay Championships on 14 October.

Entry: pre enter online via www.fabian4.co.uk Entry available on the day subject to availability of maps.
Cost: £5.00 pre-entered / £6.00 on the day (Members of British Orienteering); £7.00 / £8.00 (others);
e dibber hire £1.00 (£30 payable if you lose it)
Parking: Near to Grid Ref SO 435 966 (be prepared to pay a small parking fee). Signs from the A49 at Leebotwood.
Safety: Whistles must be carried. Cagoules may be compulsory. Competitors take part at their own risk
Organisers: Charlie & Jill Leventon (T: 01743 289946 E: jill.leventon@btinternet.com)
For more/up to date information check the Wrekin website http://www.wrekinorienteers.co.uk

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