Thame Urban Race

Level C

1st September 2019

Thame, Oxfordshire. Race HQ: Thame Town Hall
Nearest Postcode: OX9 3DP

Directions / Parking

5 miles from M40 Junctions 7 & 8a
Plenty of parking in town centre car parks. Free on Sundays.

Terrain Description

Mediaeval town centre around the Butter Market and Cornmarket, with lots of alleys; parkland including the picturesque Cuttlebrook Nature Reserve; and a complex 1970s residential estate (Lea Park) with a plethora of cul-de-sacs and open areas, linked by numerous alleys and paths, providing lots of route choices around the courses!

The Map

Map updated August 2019; Scale 1:5000, ISSOM 2007, A3 size. By Mike Shires, TVOC.

Registration and Start Times

From 09.30 to 11.30 in Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP. Plenty of help available. Timing chip (SIAC) collection at the same time for pre-entrants who are hiring.

Start times from 10.00 to 12.00. (Start c.500m from Town Hall, Finish adjacent). Courses close 14.00, by which time you must have downloaded.


For full details of courses on offer see flyer.

How To Enter

Through our online entries provider: Use the link at the top of this page.

Entry Cost

Pre-entries up to Sunday 25th August:
Seniors £12 (£10 for British Orienteering members); Juniors £4

Entries after 25th August and on-the-day entries, subject to map availability:
Seniors £14 (£12 for British Orienteering members); Juniors £5

Special discount price of £6 for single Senior newcomers running classes RED or YELLOW (applies to pre-entry and on the day entries).

Pairs/groups Senior rate + £1 for an extra map

Hire of a timing chip to register at each control (a SIAC card) £2.00 for seniors & juniors


Squash, toilets in Town Hall, First Aid, lots of cafes, pubs, shops nearby


Organiser: Jon & Glynis Wheatcroft    email organiser
Planner: Neville Baker (TVOC)
Controller: Eric Harper (BKO)