Entries for BMDOC, 9 May 2020


Entries now open


How to Enter

On line via Fabian 4 (http://www.fabian4.co.uk/) or, by post, using a standard BOF Entry Form available at https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/events_documents.

Please send postal entries to “BMDOC Entries, Riverside Cottage, Bridge End, Off Station Road, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9NA

Note: The Northern Championships are being held at the same venue, on the following day to the BMDOC. You may enter the two events jointly, via Fabian4, as above.


All BO age classes, plus some recreational courses - white, yellow, orange and light green.



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


White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green are open to non-members.


Entry Fees

British Middle Championships

Seniors £20, Juniors £10 (until midnight April 19th )

Seniors £23, Juniors £12 (April 20th until entries close at midnight, April 26th)

Full time students, aged over 20 need only pay the Junior fee. However, they will need to provide details of their course of study on their Entry Form.

Recreational Courses

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green may also be entered via Fabian4. Seniors £6, Juniors £3 until 19th April. (£8 and £4 for entries made between 20th and 26th April). A supplement of £2 will be added to the entry fee for Seniors who are not BO members.


SI Card Hire

Normal SI card hire for the Middle and Northern Weekend will be £1 per day.

SiAC card hire will be £2.50 per day

Reserve either of these cards when entering.


Entry on the day

EOD will not be available for those competing in the British Middle Championships.

White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses will be available on the day while spare maps are available. Entries close at 12 noon.

Seniors £6, Juniors £3



With the exception of cancellations (see below) enquiries should be made to the Entries Secretary, entries@britishmiddlechamps.org.uk 



The event is covered by the standard British Orienteering major events Cancellation

Procedure and Policy and Cancellation, Curtailment and Refund Policy, which can be found on the BOF website.

Competitors may only cancel their entry if the event itself has not been curtailed or cancelled.

Cancellations of entries before 11 April will be given a full refund, less an administration charge.

Cancellations from 12 to 26 April will be given a 50% refund less the administration charge. We regret that no refunds of entry fees will be possible after 26 April. The administration charge is 4.5% of the fee being refunded plus £2.10.

Requests to cancel entries should be sent to support@fabian4.co.uk 


Changes to Entry Details

You can amend, on line, your start block and/or SI card number up to 26 April 2020 ; no changes to entries will be possible via the on-line system after 26 April. If you need to register a change to

your SI card after 26 April, please email the Entries Secretary as above. No other changes will be permitted after that date. There will be no exceptions to this.


Start times

Start times are between 10.30 and 14.30.

The Start is less than 0.5km from Assembly.


Competitors may state a preference for a Very Early, Early, Middle, Late or Very Late start, but the size of those blocks on any course will be determined by the proportions choosing each block.

MW18/20/21 will be seeded for all athletes with fastest starting last, so start time

preferences cannot be taken into account for those classes (with the exception that

competitors may request to start earlier than their seeding merit, if needed).

MW16 courses share MW18/20 courses, and will be starting as a separate class beforehand.

Therefore, please note that MW16 starts will be only in the Very Early, Early or Middle blocks.



There will be seeding for all classes, except for M/W 10/12, in accordance with BOF rules.


M/W 18/20/21 will be seeded in the usual way for elite competitors according to the BO

Rules. (Start times will be based on IOF and British Orienteering rankings, with top

competitors starting last. Competitors will not be able to request a later start time.)

M/W 35+ may be seeded if entries are high, in accordance with BO Rules. In this case, the seeding will be based on the British Orienteering ranking list. Up to 20 of the highest ranked competitors on a course will be seeded and will start at intervals throughout their chosen block.


If seeding is needed, M/W 14/16 will be seeded based on the 2020 Junior Seeding list.