British Orienteering Championships 2013
BOC2013 weekend is set in the Surrey Hills surrounding beautiful Peaslake village.
The SEOA, its clubs and members send you a warm, and hopefully dry, welcome to a long weekend of quality orienteering in the South East.
Much effort was initially put into finding an area new to orienteering but ultimately it was decided that the area being considered did not have sufficient technical difficulty over a large enough area. So we have returned to the high quality areas used for the Surrey Hills World Cup Events in 2005 – Winterfold and Holmbury. You can expect a balanced challenge of fast undulating ground with areas of complex contour detail.
With a warm up event on The Chantries on Friday and an urban event in Dorking on Monday there should be enough orienteering for the keenest runner. But I would encourage you to test your map interpretation skills at the Trail O at Newlands Corner, an area with contour detail to spare that will offer a challenge to all.
The SEOA is fortunate to have a pool of experienced organisers and planners from whom Linda Pakuls, the weekend coordinator, has put together her team. I am conscious that with the frequency with which major events seem to come round and the standards expected that there is a danger that the demands on this pool of volunteers will become too great. I encourage others to become qualified to add to this pool and spread the load and for efforts to be made to minimise the bureaucracy involved in this process. I would like to pass on the thanks of all competitors to those who have a role, large and small, in the smooth running of the championship weekend.
Notes on the Weekend
Information on accommodation, restaurants and things to do in the area can be found from the Surrey tourist office.
Parking for both the main championship events and the assembly for the individual race will be in Peaslake village. We intend to restrict traffic through the heart of the village as it is a very busy tourist site. Please follow the travel directions into the parking area.
Entries are now closed. Final details have been posted. The last version of these will be uploaded by 1st May. Start times are available on Fabian4.
We are offering polo shirts, fleeces and children's T-shirts with the distinctive SEOA logo. Please collect your pre-orders near Enquiries in the race arena each day. There will be a few items available to purchase, on a cash or cheque basis only.