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General

Late entries and changes

Regular entries are now closed.

  • You can find a link to edit your entry in your original entry confirmation email, or in any bulk email announcements from us.
  • You can edit your SI card number until a few days before the event. Any SI card changes after that point, please go to Enquiries on the day.
  • You can still edit your other details such as class, start time preference until end Tuesday 19th March. Please check your details NOW. After that, changes to class, start time, etc. - please contact the entries secretary.
  • Late entries for long and relay may be possible, subject to maps and start tie availability - please contact the entries secretary.

Punching

Mixed punching will be enabled for all days. You do not need a SIAC to compete, but they are available to hire (through the entry system) if you would like one. SIAC hire is £3.60 per event, or you can hire a non-SIAC for £1 per event.

Hired SI-cards must be handed in at download on your last day of competition. If you are competing in both individual and relay you can keep hold of it until the relay day. If you do not return a hired SI-card before the end of the weekend there will be a charge of £20 for a standard SI-card and £50+VAT for an SIAC

Volunteers

NEOA is a small region. We expect the majority of participants from the NEOA clubs (CLOK, NATO, NN, DUOC) to help, but would also appreciate any offers of help from outside the region. There is a question on the entry form to indicate if you are able to help on either or both days. Helpers will get two £3.50 vouchers per day they help on, which can be used at food or clothing/acccesory traders.

Enquiries


Long distance

Long distance entries will open on Friday 1st December and close on Sunday 17th March.

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Classes

Pre-entry by championship age class (M/W10 - M/W90) or non-competitive colour coded course (white, yellow, orange, light green)

Eligibility

Entrants must be a current member of British Orienteering or a member of an overseas IOF affiliated federation.

To be eligible to be a British Champion, an individual competitor must on the day immediately preceding the day of competition in question be a member of British Orienteering and either (i) be a British citizen or (ii) have been a member of British Orienteering in each of the three membership years preceding the year of the competition. When entering competitors will be asked to confirm if they are eligible to be a British Champion.

Shadowing is not allowed in championship classes.

The long distance is a World Ranking Event for M21E and W21E. Anyone entering these classes must provide their IOF ID. Current IOF World Ranking IDs can be found here. See here on the IOF website for details on how to obtain one by creating an IOF Eventor account if you do not have an IOF ID already.

Fees

Entry Fees(£) By 21st Jan By 18th Feb By 17th Mar By 5th April
Championship senior 26 28 30 N/A
Championship junior or student 11 12 13 N/A
Non-championship colour coded senior 14 15 16 17
Non-championship colour coded junior or student 5 6 7 8

Colour coded courses will be available by pre-entry, and continue to be available after the main 17th March closing date until Friday 5th April, subject to maps. There will be NO entry on the day for any classes or courses.

Start times

Please note the following regarding start time preferences:

  • Elites - Start times will be seeded according to ranking.
    • For M/W21E this is based strictly on IOF World Rankings as at 18th March 2024. Those without a world ranking will start first according to British Orienteering ranking.
    • For M/W18-20E this is based on British Orienteering rules (using British Orienteering ranking, which splits into blocks that are randomised). 
    • Lowest ranked first through to highest ranked last. 
    • Start time preferences will be ignored. Please bear this in mind if entering with other non-elites. If you are travelling with an elite, and want a similar start time, please use the "start near" box on your entry, or if you are on the same entry form then leave your start time preference blank.
  • Helpers - Please provide a start time preference, which we will attempt to accommodate in conjunction with helping (for example if you prefer to start late we will find an early helping job, and vice versa), and provide you with an allocated start time.
  • Everyone else - Indicate your start time preference. There will be no open punching starts. Split starts will have early and late start times. It is your responsibility to make sure you make your start time. 
  • Start window - From 10:30am - 1:30pm.
  • Remote start and busing arrangements - M18E, M20E, M21E, M21L and W21E competitors will have a remote start requiring organiser-provided busing. Competitors will be allocated to specific buses. Please indicate on the entry form the minimum time (in minutes) that you want between getting off the bus at the remote start area and your start time. See full details, distances, walking times etc. on the Long event page

Relays

Relay entries will open on Friday 1st December and close on Sunday 24th March.

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Classes

  • Men's Premier, Women's Premier
  • Men's Short, Women's Short
  • Mini Relay (M/W12 or under)
  • M14, W14   
  • M18, W18
  • M40, W40
  • M50, W50
  • M60, W60
  • M/W70 (must contain at least one W70+)
  • Junior Ad Hoc (M/W20 or under)
  • Mixed Ad Hoc

Eligibility

Entrants must be a current member of British Orienteering or a member of an overseas IOF affiliated federation.

To be eligible to be a British Champion relay team (with exception of adhoc classes), all competitors must on the day immediately preceding the day of competition in question be a member of British Orienteering and either (i) be a British citizen or (ii) have been a member of British Orienteering in each of the three membership years preceding the year of the competition. When declaring teams, team captains will be asked to confirm if the team is eligible to be a British Champion relay team.

For all classes except Junior and Mixed Ad Hoc, all competitors must be from the same club (unless a neighbouring club alliance as below). 

Neighbouring club alliances for junior classes

This applies to the following classes:

  • Mini Relay (M/W12 or under)
  • M14, W14   
  • M18, W18

Clubs from the same Association and/or geographically adjacent clubs are permitted to form combined teams (“Alliances”) for participation in the British Relay Championships. The same applies to JK Relays and British Mixed Sprint Relay, and a different alliance can be formed for each team at each event. Alliance teams are competitive and will be eligible to win trophies.

Clubs may only combine to enter “Alliance” teams if they have already entered as many complete teams as they are able to in each class.

In circumstances where combined teams are formed, clubs must pick their best runners for their own club team or teams before seeking to form an alliance to give their additional junior orienteers the opportunity to run in the competition. Any attempt by clubs to do otherwise may lead to their alliance team being declared non-competitive. The spirit of this initiative is, therefore, that clubs form teams from their own members and are encouraged to develop their own club juniors; it is not the intention for 'elite' teams to be formed.

Fees

Senior Relay Team - £75

Junior Relay Team (mini relay, M14, W14, M18, W18) or all-student team - £39 


British Orienteering Major Events Cancellation, Curtailment and Refund Policy

In the case of curtailment or cancellation of the event due to circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to retain all or part of the entry fees. 

Competitors may only cancel their entry if the event itself has not been curtailed or cancelled. Refunds will be given to cancellations by entrants as follows:

  • Cancellations up until the final individual closing date (Sunday 17th March 2024) will receive a full refund minus 10% admin fee (90% refund).
  • Cancellations up until Thursday 28th March 2024 will receive a 50% refund minus 10% admin fee (40% refund).
  • We regret that no refunds of entry fees will be possible after this date.

British Orienteering & the Organising Body

  • a) British Orienteering and the Organising Body reserve the right to cancel or curtail the Event whether for operational reasons, Force Majeure (as explained below), or other reasons, in which case the Organising Body reserves the right to retain all or part of the entry fees.
  • b) In the event of cancellation or curtailment, British Orienteering or the Organising Body will immediately notify all registered participants (provided they had given a mobile number or e-mail address) through the entries provider and other interested parties directly and will post a notice on the British Orienteering and specific Event websites.
  • c) British Orienteering or the Organising Body will not make any payments for compensation of cost or losses incurred by the Entrant as a result of British Orienteering or the Organising Body cancelling or curtailing the Event for whatever reason. For example, accommodation and travel costs.

Force Majeure

  • a) British Orienteering and the Organising Body, its agents or any engaged third party related to the Event will not be responsible for any loss, cancellation, curtailment, damage or injury arising as a consequence of Acts of God, fire, natural disasters, weather conditions, computer or system failure, acts of war (declared or otherwise), terrorism, civil unrest, military or usurped power, confiscation by or under the order of government or public authority, or for any other reasons beyond the control of British Orienteering and the Organising Body.

Accuracy of Information

  • a) British Orienteering and the Organising Body have made every possible effort to ensure the accuracy, completeness and validity of the contents of the Event website and will not accept any liability whatsoever for any form of loss, damage or inconvenience arising from any errors or omissions that may occur. The use of the Event website is entirely at the user’s own risk.
  • b) British Orienteering and the Organising Body are not responsible in any way for the content of third party or linked websites and recommend that the terms and conditions of those sites be reviewed