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British Orienteering Long & Relay Championships 2015

Competition nameBritish Orienteering Long & Relay Championships 2015
Start date20150418
End date20150419
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityGloucester
Club/organizerBristol Orienteering Klub
Number of competition days2
Expected number of runners1500
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions500m
Latest entry date29th March for Long, 7th April for Relay
Event descriptionBristol Orienteering Klub look forward to welcoming you to the glorious Royal Forest of Dean for the British Long Distance and Relay Orienteering Championships 2015. The weekend will be centred on the field behind the Speech House Hotel (GL16 7EL SO620121) which will be used for our Assembly (Enquiries and traders etc) and parking for both days. Each event is only a short walk away from the Assembly and parking field. Speech House and the competition areas are easily accessible from the M4, M5 and M48 motorways. The event will be using SportIdent electronic timing and the maps for all 3 areas have been resurveyed using LiDAR data by Peel Land Surveys during 2014. You will find further provisional information on the following pages and updates will be issued in due course. We are also hoping to stage the British Orienteering Trail O Championship as part of the weekend. Details will follow. We are immensely grateful for the help and cooperation of the Forestry Commission and the Speech House Hotel.
Terrain descriptionLong Distance The beautiful New Beechenhurst and Brierley forests offer some of the very best orienteering in England and Wales and there will be challenging courses for all age classes. The area has a fascinating history of coal and iron mining, which have left complex pitted areas and enormous spoil hills now completely wooded, giving challenging contour detail. The forest is a mixture of mature deciduous trees and Forestry Commission plantations. Streams and ditches abound. A network of abandoned railway lines and forest tracks is maintained for runners, walkers and cyclists. New Beechenhurst has been used for JK2007, BOK Triple-O Severn 2009 (which included the British Elite Championships) and BOK Trot 2012. Brierley has been used for JK 2007 and BOK Trot 2008. Relay Cannop Ponds offers an excellent mix of mainly runnable mixed forest made up of mature deciduous trees and Forestry Commission plantation. It has a variety of streams, ditches, platforms and pitted areas and a path network similar to that on Day 1. Cannop Ponds has been used for the Middle distance race at the first BOK Triple-O Severn and for local events.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.The Forest of Dean and surrounding areas are full of beautiful places to visit, things to do and places to relax in. Choose from steam railways, nature reserves, castles, Roman forts, 4000 year old iron ore caves, river Wye water activities, cycle hire and cycling trails, historic churches and mansions, Offa’s Dyke trail, forest zip wires - and much more. You do not have to travel far. For Accommodation and Tourist information and more travel news see: There are numerous local camp sites including:
Street address of navigation pointGL16 7EL
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Live results available?Yes
Live GPS tracking available?No
Live TV available?No
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