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ShUOC Chasing Sprint

Competition nameShUOC Chasing Sprint
Start date20071208
End date20071208
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeLocal
Nearest place or citySheffield
Club/organizerSheffield University
Region of countrySouth Yorkshire
Number of competition days1
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Event descriptionThe ShUOC Chasing Sprint is an exhilarating format which includes the exciting prospect of head to head racing in a chasing start. Competitors initially run the prologue race which is a standard orienteering course with normal start intervals. Competitors then run the chasing sprint where the start time is given by a certain base time + time taken to complete the prologue race i.e. winner of the prologue starts first. The first runner to pass the post wins!
Terrain descriptionEcclesall Woods contains 350 runnable acres of mature semi-natural deciduous woodland. The area is heavily used by the public and the resulting complex path network will provide an interesting orienteering challenge. Moreover, many of the smaller paths are covered in leaves at this time of year making them even harder to identify. There is virtually no bracken. Brambles tend to exist in small avoidable clumps rather than carpet over the area. The main hindrance to progress are thickets- these can vary from single holly bushes to large areas of holly bush / rhododendron where route choice will become important. The area used for the chase contains a bird sanctuary and a saw mill- both of these are strictly out of bounds and will be clearly marked as such on the map. Any competitor going into either of these areas will be strictly disqualified.
Street address of navigation pointLatitude: 53.336613 Longitude: -1.513367
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