Chiltern Challenge 2021, Hambleden

Level B

14th March 2021

Location: Hambleden, near Henley-on-Thames on the south Bucks/Oxfordshire border
Nearest Postcode: RG9 3AN

UPDATE ON 17DEC20
With today’s news that Buckinghamshire is being put into Tier 3, some doubt is now cast about the feasibility of this event going ahead in March. However, we remain optimistic. We will delay any decision to postpone until as late as possible. We will not open entries for a while longer. Please watch this area for further updates.

The event will be held in a COVID-secure manner in accordance with British Orienteering’s operational guidance. It is really important that all participants read and abide by the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before, during and after competing.  It has been updated so please click the link above to read the latest version.

This event is pre-entry only, and is restricted to British Orienteering members only.

This event will be SIAC-enabled.

Directions / Parking

Outside Hambleden village, nr. Henley-on-Thames on S. Oxfordshire/Bucks border
• OS Grid Reference: SU 772855 (sheet 175)
• Nearest Postcode: RG9 3AN
• Signed from A4155, approx. 2 miles N. of Henley-on-Thames
• https://map.what3words.com/ankle.durations.recital

Parking is in a very large field. There is no charge for parking.

Terrain Description

Classic Chiltern undulating slopes covered in mature beech or mixed deciduous and conifer. Brashings and undergrowth are limited.

The Map

Based on map used for British Night Championships / Chiltern Challenge 2020 and JK 2013.
• Updated Dec 2020/Jan 2021 by Mark Thompson and John Farren (TVOC).
• ISOM 2017
• Scale: 1:10:000
• 5m contours
• Pre-marked, waterproof paper

Registration and Start Times

This event will be PRE-ENTRY ONLY. BRITISH ORIENTEERING MEMBERS ONLY.
• Pre-entry will be through Fabian4.
• There will be NO entry on the day.
• Start times are from 10:00 to 13:00.

Courses

A full range of colour-coded courses (but no White)

How To Enter

This event will be PRE-ENTRY ONLY. BRITISH ORIENTEERING MEMBERS ONLY.

Entries provisionally due to open 25th January but this date may change. Entry will be via Fabian4 - see link at top of page. When you enter, you will be asked to select a start time from the list of available start times remaining for your course.

Note that courses close at 15:00, by which time you must have downloaded. When selecting your start time, please ensure you allow yourself adequate time.

Small family or other groups are welcome (but no more than in pairs), but please enter only the Yellow or Orange courses. Enter as a senior. Change the name if you wish, for example to Jones Family. Add a note in the special request box (step 3 of Fabian4 entry process) to say you are entering as a pair, and we will arrange a second map at no extra charge, so you can both enjoy the navigational experience.

THERE WILL BE NO ENTRY ON THE DAY.

Entry Cost

• Pre-entries up to midnight Friday 5th March - Seniors £14, Juniors & Students £5.
• Later entries (assuming start slots are still available) - Seniors £16, Juniors & Students £6.
• Adults and small family groups on Yellow and Orange £10 (including SIAC hire).
• SIAC hire £2.
• Lost SIACs charged at £65.

If you have a non-SIAC SI card, we do recommend hiring a SIAC, to minimise the risk of infection from touching a control unit in the forest.

Facilities

A return to Hambleden, with its large car park field and supportive land-owner makes this an ideal area to use given ongoing uncertainty with Covid-19.
• Tom & Julie's burger wagon
• First Aid
• Toilets

Further Information

Acknowledgments
We are very grateful to the Culden Faw estate for allowing this event to go ahead. They have asked us to mention the work of the Children’s Air Ambulance, something we are glad to do.

The Children’s Air Ambulance provides a world-class medical transfer service, with specialist facilities so advanced that they can provide intensive care in the air for critically ill babies and children, up to the age of 18.

This is the UK’s only life-saving service of its kind. One of its two, specially equipped, bright green Agusta Westland 169 helicopters is based in Oxfordshire at Kiddlington Airport.

See www.childrensairambulance.co.uk for further details

Officials

Organiser: John Dalton, TVOC    email organiser      07767 362805
Planner: Mark Thompson and Peter Riches (TVOC)
Controller: Alan Rosen (HH)