OK Nuts Trophy, 30 November 2014
South London Orienteers present
The OK Nuts Trophy and Blood Races
Wisley & Ockham
Sunday 30 November 2014
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SLOW would like to thank Southern Navigators (SN) for the loan of the area, and Surrey Wildlife Trust for access, allowing the 2014 OK Nuts Trophy and Blood Races to be held at Wisley & Ockham Commons; an ideal forest for tough and runnable mass-start racing.
Runners may enjoy combining the event here with Southern Navigators’ urban event in Farnborough the day before on a new map of the town centre.
The OK Nuts Trophy is in memory of Mike Wells Cole, former British Champion and a member of Nutfielders OK, who died in 1976; this will be awarded to the winner of the Full Blood. The Heather Monro Trophy will be awarded to the first woman on the Half Blood course and the Margaret Loveless Trophy for best Junior performance on any course. Additionally, OK Nuts coasters will be awarded for the top runner in each age class based on the table published on the SLOW website and in the final details.
|Location||Wisley & Ockham|
|OS grid reference||TQ065583|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Parking is adjacent to the area, at the Royal Horticultural Society (brown signs, map ref TQ068581, from A3 northbound near M25 junction). The RHS coffee shop and toilets are at the car park, and Ultrasport and Tom’s Burger Van will attend. The nearest station is West Byfleet, approx 4km distance.
Courses, Terrain and Map
- Three Blood Races with a mass start. Runners will encounter gaffling. The Full Blood, Half Blood and ‘Very Nearly an Armful’ will be roughly equivalent to Black, Brown and Blue courses respectively.
- Five colour-coded courses. Traditional non-mass start courses.
|Course||Distance||Class Eligibility for Prizes|
|Full Blood||15km||M20, M21, M35, M40|
|Half Blood||11.5km||M18, M45, M50, W20, W21 , W35|
|Very Nearly an Armful||8km||M16, M55, M60, W18, W40, W45, W50|
|Green||5km||M65, M70, W16, W55, W60|
|Short Green||3.5km||M14, M75+, W14, W65, W70+|
The area is largely runnable woodland and sandy heath, often with heather, and wet in places. There is little overall climb but several incised hills and slopes.
The current map was first surveyed in 2011 by Peel Land Surveys. Appropriate updates will have been made for this race. The 2011 version of the map is available on Routegadget. The map will be at 1:10,000, overprinted and waterproof.
Registration and Start Times
Blood races will start together at 10:30, with a 10:20 call up. Start times for the colour-coded courses are shown below.
|Registration||Between 0930 and 1114|
|Start Times||Between 1000 and 1200|
Entries and Fees
We prefer online entries at Fabian4. The closing date for entries is Thursday 27 November. Postal entries close on Thursday 20 November and should be sent to OK Nuts, 35 Halford Road, Richmond, TW10 6AW. Cheques should be made payable to “South London Orienteers”. Any questions can be sent to .
|On-line / Postal||Later* and EOD**|
|BOF Members – Seniors||£10||£12|
|BOF Members – Juniors / Students||£5||£6|
|Non-BOF Members – Seniors||£12||£14|
|Non-BOF Members – Juniors / Students||£6||£7|
* Fees will increase after 20 November 2014.
** EOD will be subject to map availability.
Adults on the Orange, Yellow or White courses are charged as juniors.
SportIdent hire will be £1 for seniors; there will be no charge for students or juniors.
Controller: Mike Murray (SLOW)
Planner: Simon Moss
Organiser: Paul Street, Melanie Hilton
Entry details will be stored in a computer; submission of an entry for the event will confirm your acceptance of this procedure. In the event of cancellation, we may retain all or part of the entry fee to cover costs already incurred.
Orienteering is an adventure sport. All competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
Check the SLOW web site prior to travelling in case of any last minute changes.