Entries for the British Middle Championships 2018 are now open.  The entry list can be viewed here.

Entries will close on 12 August 2018.  You can enter via SiEntries here.

Entry will be on the basis of age class. Classes available will be M/W10 to M/W85.  For the Middle Distance event there are no separate elite, short and long courses.  The course table on the Courses page will show the provisional information when it is available.

Orange, yellow and white colour coded courses will also be available.  There will be no entry on the day for Championship (age class) courses.

Shadowing of juniors is not permitted.

Entry Fees

By 15 July

By 12 August

Late entries

EOD

Seniors (M/W21+)

£24

£27

£29 if available

n/a

Juniors (M/W20-)

£11

£13

£15 if available

n/a

Senior Colour Coded

£12

£12

£12

£12

Junior Colour Coded

£5

£5

£5

£5

Senior full time students pay the Junior entry fees.  Proof of status may be requested.

SIAC card hire is £2.30 per day for seniors and juniors. SI card hire is £1.50 for a senior for the weekend, free for juniors.

Any entrants unable to pay online should contact the Entries Secretary: entries.bocspmd2018@gmail.com

Start time requests will be gathered, including request for split starts for parents. If you are likely to take longer than twice the winning time for your course, please indicate an early start preference. This is so that we can avoid allocating a start time that might conflict with course closure times.

Cancellations

The event is covered by the standard British Orienteering major events Cancellation Procedure and Policy and Cancellation, Curtailment and Refund Policy; details here :

Entries can only be cancelled by contacting the Entries Secretary: entries.bocspmd2018@gmail.com 

Late Entries

There is no guarantee that late entries will be possible after 12 August 2018. If they are available there will be an extra charge on the closing date fees. Details will be published nearer the time if maps and start times are available.

If late entries are available, these fees will apply:

Senior (21 or over)

£28

Junior (Under 21) or fulltime student

£15

(Please note that there will be no late entries accepted for the British Sprint Championships.)

Changes to Entry Details

You can make limited changes to your entry via the on-line SiEntries system until entries close at midnight on 12 August 2018. 

Requests for changes after 12 August 2018 may be made to the Entries Secretary here but there is no guarantee that a request can be met.  No changes to entries will be possible via the on-line system after this deadline.

If you need to register a change to your SI card after 12 August 2018, you must go to the Enquiries desk when you arrive at the event.

Eligibility

The British Middle Championships are open to members of the British Orienteering Federation and to members of IOF affiliated Federations. See Competition Rule B: British Middle Distance Orienteering Championships for further information on eligibility to be a British Championhere.

Start times

Start times are expected to be between 1000 and 1400. Seeded competitors will be in the block from 10.30 - 13.30.

Competitors will be able to state a preference for an Early, Middle or Late start, but the size of these 3 blocks on any course will be determined by the proportions choosing each block.

Split starts will be available for parents with young children. There will be an option to choose this.

Helpers should enter as normal and will be given a Start time. Please indicate that you are a Helper on your entry form.

Start times will be arranged after entries close. They will be published at least a week before the event.

Seeding

There will be seeding for all classes except for M/W 10/12.

M/W 14/16 will be seeded based on the 2018 Junior Seeding list.

M/W 18/20/21 will be seeded in the usual way for elite competitors according to Rules of Orienteering.

M/W 35+ will be seeded based on the British Orienteering ranking list.

Except for M/W 18/20/21, up to 10 entrants (depending on total entries received) of the highest ranked competitors will have the option of being seeded and hence starting last in their age class.

Vehicle information

When entering, please indicate the number and type of vehicle(s) you are bringing, the number of people estimated to be in those vehicles, and whether there are people in them who are aged 5 and under, or aged 80 and over (yes/no). Please ensure that a vehicle and its passengers are only counted once for each event. If travelling with someone else or using public transport, do not complete these sections.

See the section on travelling to the event in the event information section.

Safety

Orienteering is an adventure sport and competitors participate at their own risk.

 

 

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