Chiltern Challenge

Level B

23rd February 2020

Location: Hambleden Estate, between Marlow and Henley-on-Thames, just off the A4155
Nearest Postcode: Now RG9 3AS

 

21FEB20:  NOTE MODIFIED DIRECTION INTO EVENT FIELD

15FEB20:  Final course details now available here.

This is a UKOL event.  If you want to score in the UK Orienteering League, make sure you have entered the appropriate course.

See also information about the British Night Championships taking place at the same location on the previous evening. See all details here.

SI Touch-free electronic timing will be used.

Directions / Parking

NOTE: UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS AS OF 21FEB20

On a large grass field outside Hambleden village, nr. Henley-on-Thames on S. Oxfordshire/Bucks border
• OS Grid Reference: SU 772855 (sheet 175)
• Nearest Postcode now: RG9 3AS

Signed from:
• A4155, approx. 2.25 miles N. of Henley-on-Thames
• http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=477590&Y=185675&A=Y&Z=120
• https://map.what3words.com/difficult.rewarding.unframed

Terrain Description

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

The Map

Updated Jan/Feb 2019 (with minor revisions Jan/Feb 2020) by Mark Thompson and John Farren (TVOC).
• ISOM 2017
• Scale: 1:10:000
• 5m contours
• Pre-marked, waterproof paper
• Based on map used for JK 2013 and Chiltern Challenge 2017

Registration and Start Times

Pre-entry has now closed. However you can enter on the day. We have a good number of maps available on all courses (Black is the lowest, with 9 maps available). Note though that start slots are in quite short supply on Blue or Green, so you may have to wait a bit before you can start on those courses.

SI dibber Collection: 09:15-11:45hrs.
Registration: 09:30-11:45hrs
Starts: 10:00-12:30hrs (12:15hrs on longer courses)
Courses close: 14:30hrs.

Please do not select a Very Late (or even Late) start time if you might take over 2 hours to complete your course. This will avoid you being constrained by the Courses Close time of 14:30hrs.

Courses

A full range of age colour-coded courses will be available (Black to White).
You may enter any course of your choice. See below for suggested courses for all age classes for this event.

UKOL
However, if you do want to score in the UK Orienteering League, you must enter the appropriate course for your age class

Provisional course details available from link at top of this page

How To Enter

Online registration at www.fabian4.co.uk. See link at top of page.

There will be Entry on the Day (subject to map and start time availability). Please print off the entry form, fill it in and bring it with you to Registration.

Entry Form

Entry Cost

Seniors £17 (£19 if not member of British orienteering), Juniors & Students £7.

SI Air dibber hire: (Seniors and Juniors): £2.

Adults on White, Yellow & Orange courses: £10 (including SI dibber hire).

Facilities

Toilets, First Aid, Compass Point, Tom's Diner (British and Continental Catering).

Basic camping pitches will be available on Saturday night after the British Night Championships for those wanting to stay for the Chiltern Challenge on Sunday. See below for further details.

Further Information

UKOL
This is a UKOL event.  If you want to score in the UK Orienteering League, make sure you have entered the appropriate course.

SI Touch-free electronic timing
The event will have SI Air enabled.  If you do not have an SIAC card you can hire one from us for £2.  If you have an SI card (i.e. non-Air) you are welcome to use it if you wish. Your time, however, will be a bit longer as a result. Our advice, therefore, is to hire a SIAC card for the event.

Course Suggestions
This table suggests courses for all age classes for this event.
These are only suggestions. You may enter any course of your choice. However, if you do want to score in the UK Orienteering League, you must enter the appropriate course for your age class.

Traders
Rom has told us that he will be bringing his CompassPoint shop to the event.
Tom and Julie will be providing their usual range of foodstuffs from their catering wagon.

Camping
Basic tent, campervan and motorhome pitches are available overnight on Saturday 22nd February. Only facilities provided will be water and event toilets.
Fee: £10 when entering the event.

Updated 23OCT19

Officials

Organiser: John Dalton (TVOC)    email organiser      Tel: 07767 362805 (before 9pm please)
Planner: Neville Baker (TVOC)
Controller: Alan Rosen (HH)