Competition

Last edited: 04th Apr

The JK2012 Races are being staged under British Orienteering’s Competition Rules.
WRE Bulletin 1/2 PDF
Start times available on SI Entries

Day 1: Sprint Race rules
Days 2 & 3: Individual rules, (Day 2, Dunalastair) is designated as a WRE by the IOF in conjunction with British Orienteering’s Elite Competitions Group. IOF Rules only apply to the Elite classes involved.
Day 4: JK Relay rules.

Race Bibs

All competitors are required to wear a race bib. This can be collected as follows:
All Elite class competitors: race bibs will be at the pre-start area every day.
All other competitors: from the Information Point as follows:
Day 1: just inside the Civic Centre, Livingston between 10am and 4pm (adjacent to Assembly)
Day 2: at a tent in the Assembly field between 9am and 3pm
Day 3: at a tent in the Assembly field between 9am and 1pm.

Pre-ordered items (tickets for social events, training maps & books) can be collected at the same time.

Programme

Each competitor will receive a copy of the programme along with their race bib. Elite competitors should visit the Information Point to collect their copy of the programme.

Classes and courses available

Age class

A full range of age class courses are available. There is no Entry on the day available for age class courses.

Colour Coded

White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green (also available for entry on the day). These cover a spectrum of technical and physical difficulty, starting from very easy and progressing to more difficult.

At Livingston there will only be a novice course available (which is called Yellow), with entry on the day for people wanting to try the sport. Registration will be open from 11:30 and entry fees are £5 for adults and £3 for teenagers.

String Courses

String courses for the youngest competitors will be provided free of charge on all four days in areas adjacent to the Assembly areas. Please enter the name and date of birth of any child in your group who is not already entered for any course and who might take part on the String Course (required for insurance reasons) when you make your own entry.

Start times

Non-elite competitors may choose their start blocks which are currently designated as:-

Day 1 (Friday Sprint Race)

Early = 12:00 to 13:00
Middle = 13:00 to 15:00
Late = 15:00 to 16:00

Days 2 & 3

Early = 10:00 to 11:00
Middle = 11:00 to 13:00
Late = 13:00 to 14:00

Day 3 Elite start times

These will be based on reverse order of day two results, ie with fastest starting last at between 13:58-14:00 depending on class.  Start interval is 3 minutes (except that M21E's starting before 11:00 will be started at 2 minute intervals). The 18E and 20E age groups are treated as a single class and have a combined start list. They will be published on this website on Saturday evening and at the Ceilidh.

Map collection for Elite Classes

On Days 2 and 3, Elite competitors will have their maps collected at the finish. Elite competitors may recover their maps from the Information Point tent in the Assemby area after the last Elite competitors have started.

Display and collection of maps on Days 2 & Days 3

In accordance with British Orienteering rules for a Class A event, all maps including White and Yellow, will only be available at the starts. There will be no pre-display of the White, Yellow, TD1 or TD2 course maps at Assembly.

If you are unable to start at your allocated time

It is the competitor’s responsibility to arrive at the start on time. If you arrive late you will be directed to a separate late start lane. Although you will punch a start unit, your total time will still be based on your allocated start time unless a written Complaint is submitted at the Information Point after the run and the reason was the fault of the organisation or otherwise exceptional.

Age Classes explained

Courses can also be classified by age class. Your age class is determined by your gender and how old you will be on the 31st December of the year of the competition. So even if you not aged 40 until December you will compete in W/M 40 from January. The M/W refers to gender and there are Elite (E) classes available in M/W18, 20 and 21.

Your
Age
Your
Age Class
10 and Under M/W 10
12 and Under M/W 12
14 and Under M/W 14
16 and Under M/W 16
18 and Under M/W 18
20 and Under M/W 20
*Any Age M/W 21
35 and Over M/W 35
40 and Over M/W 40
45 and Over M/W 45
50 and Over M/W 50
55 and Over M/W 55
60 and Over M/W 60
65 and Over M/W 65
70 and Over M/W 70
75 and Over M/W 75
80 and Over M/W 80

Days 2 & 3 course info

        Classes Day 2 Day 3
Course Ratio TD Map scale
,000
Start
colour
M W Length Climb Length Climb
1 Day 2 (0.36)
Day 3 (1.0)
5 10 / 15 Red Day 2: M21E, M20E, M18E
Day 3: M21E
  5.3 250 11.6 620
2 Day 2 (0.26)
Day 3 (0.64)
5 10 / 15 Red   Day 2: W21E, W20E, W18E
Day 3: W21E
4.4 210 6.9 410
3 0.72 5 15 Red Day 3: M20E, M18E       8.1 475
4 0.48 5 15 Red   Day 3: W20E, W18E     5.9 325
5 0.75 5 15 Red M21L   10.1 380 8.1 480
6 0.65 5 15 Red M35L   9.3 360 7.2 415
7 0.62 5 15 Red M40L   8.3 320 6.8 375
8 0.49 5 15 Red M20L, M18L, M21S W21L 7.0 250 5.5 260
9 0.43 5 15 Red M35S W35L 5.9 230 5.1 160
10 0.41 5 15 Red M40S W40L 5.3 240 4.9 200
11 0.32 5 15 Red M20S, M18S, M21V W20L, W18L, W21S 4.4 200 3.6 195
12 0.29 5 15 Red   W35S, W40S 3.9 190 3.7 155
13 0.56 5 10 Red M45L   8.1 300 6.7 295
14 0.53 5 10 Red M50L   7.7 295 6.0 295
15 0.50 5 10 Red M55L   6.9 265 5.6 285
16 0.46 5 10 Red M60L   6.3 250 4.9 230
17 0.43 5 10 Red M16A   6.1 240 4.9 220
18 0.40 5 10 Red M45S W45L 5.6 240 4.5 185
19 0.38 5 10 Red M65L, M50S W50L 5.3 240 4.0 205
20 0.35 5 10 Red M55S W55L 4.5 210 3.9 180
21 0.32 5 10 Yellow M70L, M60S W65L, W16A 3.9 190 3.6 150
30 0.32 5 10 Yellow   W60L 3.9 190 3.5 150
22 0.28 5 10 Yellow M75L, M80, M85, M65S W70L, W20S, W18S, W21V, W45S, W50S 3.5 170 3.4 95
23 0.21 5 10 Yellow M70S, M75S W75, W80, W55S, W60S, W65S, W70S, W85 3.1 145 2.8 80
24 0.32 4 10 Yellow M14A, M16B   4.3 185 3.9 150
25 0.23 4 10 Yellow Light green W14A, W16B 3.2 180 2.8 90
26 0.21 3 10 White M12A, M14B, Orange W12A, W14B 3.2 130 2.8 70
27 0.17 2 10 White M10A, M12B, Yellow W10A, W12B 3.2 120 2.4 35
28 0.11 1 10 White M10B, White W10B 2.1 85 1.8 20
30 0.32 5 10 Yellow   W60L 3.9 190 3.5 150

Assembly to start distances

Day 1: 700m

Day 2: Red/Yellow 2.8km 40m climb - White 1.5km

Day 3: Red 1.5km 100m climb on roads THEN 300m 90m climb cross-country - White/Yellow 1.4km 55m climb on roads & paths

Day 4: Adjacent

Sprint Race course info

Course Class combinations(M) Class combinations(W) Distance
1 M18E, M20E, M21E    
2   W18E, W20E, W21E  
3 M Open M35, M40    
4 M45    
5 M50    
6 M55    
7   W Open, W35, W40  
8 M14, M16    
9   W14, W16  
10 M60    
11   W45  
12 M65, M70    
13   W50, W55  
14   W60, W65  
15 M12, M75+ W12, W70+  
16 M10 W10  

The above course matrix may change of the number of entrants exceed the number of start times available.

Embargoed Areas

Details of all the JK2012 embargoed areas can be viewed on a map here.

Electronic punching

The SPORTident electronic punching system will be used, and all versions of SI card are accepted. It is essential that all competitors visit the Download tent whether or not they have finished their course.
SI cards will be available for hire either by pre-booking, or at the event. The hire charge is £1 per day senior and £0.50 per day junior/student. All lost cards will be charged at £30.00.

Control Description sheets

All age class and colour coded courses will use pictorial description sheets. Control descriptions will be printed on the competition maps; loose copies will also be available in the start lanes.
The International Orienteering Federation provides a downloadable version of the definitive guide to Pictorial Description Symbols (PDF). There will also be free copies of the fold-up summary produced by SOA available at the information tent.

Prize Giving

Day 1 Elite Sprint - 1630 at the Civic Centre. Day 2 - WRE - Day 3 - Sprint and Individual - Day 4 - 1.45pm.

Shadowing Children

We must ensure that the competition is fair to everyone. If juniors require shadowing, they must enter the colour coded courses. No shadowing will be allowed before your own run. The adult shadower must not pick up a map at the start.

Complaints, Protests and Appeals

Complaints should be made to the Day Organiser either orally or in writing. The Organiser is the adjudicator. A protest can be made against the Organiser’s decision, in writing to the Controller. Protests and appeals will be handled under Rule 9 and Appendix G of the 2011 British Orienteering Rules.

Retirals

If you retire from the course, please tell the officials at the Download tent. All competitors MUST report to the Download.

Clothing and Equipment

The torso and legs shall be covered. The Day Organiser may require cagoule/waterproof jacket to be worn/carried if the weather is bad - if so, notices will be displayed in the assembly field and on the route to the starts.
For safety reasons, we recommend you carry a whistle (though it is not obligatory). The distress signal is six short blasts, wait one minute, then repeat.

Coloured Taping

White, Green, Yellow, Blue and Red tapes indicate the routes to the starts.
Red and white striped tape marks out of bounds and crossing points.
Green tape is also used for run‐ins.
Yellow and Black striped tape is used to mark dangerous objects and dangerous features

Water

Water will not be provided on any day, except as noted for the WRE elite competitors only on Day 2.

Safety

BOF Rule 1.7.1:―All competitors take part entirely at their own risk. Competitors shall take into account their own ability to compete safely‖.

Use of GPS Equipment

Although GPS units are not allowed for navigation purposes at orienteering events it is generally allowed that devices used only for subsequent route analysis, e.g Garmin Forerunner, are permitted.

Training opportunities

Forest training at Calder Wood and urban training at Dedridge, both are within easy jogging/walking distance of assembly for the sprint day at Livingston, and controls will be in place from Thursday 5th April, so you might want to get here earlier, more about the training options…

Last edited: 04th Apr