Several Events spread throughout the year. An ideal opportunity for STAG Members to plan & thus indirectly improve both your understanding of the skills being tested when you orienteer & to enjoy the buzz of seeing others enjoying themselves.
Registration and Start times
Informal from 11am until 11:59am but will be extended if required.
The format for SCORE is where you decide the order & the weighting on controls is based on location & difficulty &
YOU have a time limit to worry about.
60 minute SCORE - 25 Controls weighted 5 @ 300pts ; 5 @ 400pts ; 5 @ 500pts ; 5 @ 600pts ; 5 @ 700pts.
40 minute SCORE - 25 Controls weighted 5 @ 300pts ; 5 @ 400pts ; 5 @ 500pts ; 5 @ 600pts ; 5 @ 700pts.
The format for Yellow, Orange & Light Green Courses is CROSS COUNTRY i.e. You are instructed which controls you have to visit & in a set order.
The format for SCORE is where you decide the order &
the weighting on controls is based on location & difficulty &
YOU have a time limit to worry about.
Penalties for being late are 10 points off your score for every second over your chosen time limit..
Light Green Course - Technically challenging. Likely to be between 3k > 4k. Will use a selection of the 25 Controls listed above.
Orange Course - Technically requires the use of
handrails* to navigate but allows corners to be cut.
Control sites adjacent to line features. Will use a selection of the
“30s”, “40s” & “50s” Control sites from above.
Yellow Course - Technically easy. Requires use of handrails as Orange but Control sites will be on the handrail itself.
* Handrails are linear features which make up the skeleton of a map - park roads, fences, walls, ditches, streams etc.
Via SI Entries with tiered entry fees from 3 weeks before the Event.
Map Overprinting - Everyone receives the same overprinted map showing the Start, Finish & location of the 25 Controls in use with their Code Number shown.
For SCORE Competitors, the Code Number shown indicates the value of each Control.
Controls numbered in "The 30s" are worth 300 points each ; in "The 40s" 400 points each ; in "The 50s" 500 points each ; in "The 60s" 600 points each & in "The 70s" 700 points each.
Control Descriptions will either be printed on your map or, if space is tight available separately. This is an attempt to minimise map wastage. Competitors on Light Green, Orange & Yellow Courses will need to uplift a separate Control Description list which will indicate the controls they have to visit.
Equipment In Use - STAG use
Sportident Timing Equipment & AutoDownload Programme. Electronic
Timing Fingers can be borrowed for each event but shall be charged at
cost if lost or damaged. Mini-Orienteering Flags tend to be used &
to safeguard our kit the Units are likely to be padlocked to a secure
location. When checking in at each control hold the Electronic Box in
your free hand, pull so that the cable goes tight & so that your SI
Finger can fit into the open socket on the box. Code Numbers are shown
in Large Print on the top of each Electronic Box. The decision whether SI Air + i.e. contactless punching is enabled or not depends on several factors. Please see specific event page for confirmation or otherwise.
Splits Print Out - A splits print out of your times per leg & the overall time shall be presented when you download.
Results - We aim to have results on our website by
5pm on the afternoon of the event but this is determined by size of
entry & by the time we are packed up & grab a bite to eat.
Important Event Information
Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment
will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part
at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the
Insurance: If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are covered by our public liability insurance.
Privacy: when participating in our events/activities
your name may appear in the results section of this website or in