- Nearest Postcode: RG23 7JZ
- GPS: 51.248242, -1.178893
- OS Grid Reference: SU 574 502
- Show full map in: Google Map / Bing OS Map / OpenStreetMap
- Date: –
- Event area (map): Oakley Village
- Categories: 2017-2018, Event, Night League
BADO’s first ever contribution to the Wessex Night League is an Odd/Evens 1 hour score around Oakley Village.
Post Event Comments:
First time event for BADO in the Wessex Region Night League and they put on a splendid feast. Not only with a challenging course set by Night League veteran Mike Frizzell but with excellent food available at the Barley Mow, the venue for the evening. Oakley has a number of ‘blocked’ alleyways and there weren’t many of the 40 odd competitors that didn’t get caught out at some point. Looking at the results http://www.bado.org.uk/20171120results.html it’s hard to find anyone with an identical route which is always a good sign of a well-planned race.
After six races the league is shaping up. Mike retains his second place thanks to the organiser points. Becca Ellis is up four to 4th, Gareth Radcliffe up 5 to 15th and Bernie Fowler, again thanks to organiser points, is up 12 to 20th. In the Handicap it’s the ladies that are doing all the moving up, Charlotte has taken top spot and frankly I can’t see her being deposed. Time will tell. Becca is up 5 places this time to 4th , Jane Morgan up 4 to 7th, Julie Astin up 4 to 9th and Ella Rush up 3 to 11th.
Download the flyer from BADO’s homepage here. Key details copied below, but please check the organiser’s website for any changes and up to date information.
Directions and Parking
The event centre will be at the Barley Mow, post code RG23 7JZ & GR SU573502. Free Parking will be found just north outside the nearby Junior School gates/local shops as space now is very limited within the actual Pub car park.
Toilets in pub, First Aid, usual pub drinks at the bar (optional!); food to order being made available just for us; those wishing to eat after a run should ideally check the menu and make choices before setting off on their run. Food will then be served shortly after 20.00, subject to demand
Oakley is a gently undulating suburban area.
1:4,000 on A4 waterproof paper, 5m contours; new map specifically drawn for this event. All areas marked ‘Settlement’ are definitely OOB!
Registration & Start Times
Registration from 18:00 to 18:45 – this will take place in the pub
Starts from 18:15 to 19:00
Courses close promptly at 20:00 please. We don’t wish to organise a search…
1 hour score event around Oakley, using an Odds/Evens method as per guidelines. There will be a yellow/orange course suitable for juniors; torches will be essential. N.B. All juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Punching start, just turn up, register & go!
EOD only (if possible please email [email protected] to reserve a map)
EMIT Card Hire Seniors £1.50 Juniors free.
Lost Cards will be charged at £45.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Mike Frizzell (BADO)
Controller: Alan Kersley (BADO)
Organiser: Bernie Fowler (BADO)
Dogs are welcome in the car park and courses but must be on leads at all times. Also welcome in the pub.
Safety and Risk
Orienteering is an adventure sport; you are responsible for your own safety at the event and must not do anything that puts yourself or others at unnecessary risk. The personal data you give for your entry will be used by the event organisers and their agents only for the purpose of processing/publishing entries and results, conducting safety checks and as required by our insurers to validate our cover.