Example level C and SCOA League event

Level C

15th February 2023

Location: Event Centre at BMW's MINI car park, off Horspath Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2RS
Nearest Postcode: OX4 2RS

This event will be SIAC enabled

Directions / Parking

Parking is at BMWs MINI plant car park, off Horspath Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2RS.

Signed from the A4142 Oxford Ring Road East and Horspath Road junction (GR SP555046).

Entrance to car park: What3Words: ///short.usage.monks

Terrain Description

Mixed forest with intricate path network. Hilly in places.

The Map

Scale 1:7500. 5m contours. Pre-printed, waterproof paper. A4. Double sided for at least the Brown course.
Updated Spring 2023 by Martin Ricketts

Start Times

Entries now open.
Start times will to be 10:00 until 12:00.
Registration will be online by SiEntries. There will be no physical Entry on the Day.


This is a SCOA league event, and a TVOC Saturday Series event. Courses will include:
- White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Red, Blue and Brown.

The Red course is an ideal start point for runners keen to try orienteering for the first time.

Courses Close strictly at 14:00.

How To Enter

Entries now open via SiEntries

Pre-entry is only through SiEntries, by clicking on the SiEntries logo at the top of this page. THERE WILL BE NO ENTRY AT THE EVENT. Note that by entering the event, you are accepting TVOC's Terms & Conditions; you can read those by clicking on the button immediately above the SiEntries logo.

When you enter, you will be asked to select a 15 minute start block.

You don't have to be a member of an orienteering club to enter this event. On SiEntries, just leave the club name field blank

Small family or other groups are very welcome, but we recommend you enter the White, Yellow or Orange courses. Enter as a senior. Tick the box to say that you are entering as a group, and we will arrange a second map at no extra charge, so two of you can enjoy the navigational experience.

If you're a runner trying orienteering for the first time, the Red course is ideal - you will probably run 7 to 8km doing it; if that is too much, then Orange might be more suitable, or Light Green if you are confident about your navigation.

For family groups, we recommend the Orange course, or Yellow if you want something shorter.
For juniors, Yellow and White are good courses, though juniors new to the sport should be accompanied.

Please bear in mind that COVID is still in circulation. We encourage a continued responsible approach to COVID at our orienteering events. People have different risk tolerances and we ask you to respect others’ personal choices, particularly in maintaining inter-personal distance. Please do not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 in the few days leading up to the event; we will offer a full refund in such circumstances – details at bottom of page.

Entry Cost

First closing date: Midnight on Sunday 9th April
- All courses except White, Yellow Orange: BOF members £12, non-members £14, Juniors & Students £4
(Price increase for these courses after 9th April: Seniors £2 extra, juniors £1 extra)

- White, Yellow and Orange: Seniors £8, Juniors & Students £4

- Timing chip hire £2 (essential if you do not own one). Lost timing chips charged at £65


- Help provided for all newcomers to come and try orienteering for the first time
- First Aid: Provided by White Start Medical Services
- Refreshments provider: Tom and Julie's British and Continental Catering
- Toilets

Further Information

TVOC are very grateful for the support of the following organisations who have enabled this event to proceed:
– BMW for their permission to use the MINI car park
– Oxford City Council for permission to use Shotover Country Park and Brasenose Woods


Organiser: John Dalton, TVOC    email organiser      07767 362805
Planner: Mark Saunders, TVOC
Controller: Stuart Fisher, NWO