The 51st November Classic

Event Details Version 1

Date Sunday 4th November 2018

Venue Hampton Ridge

Car Park and Assembly Area

Harry’s Field, Abbotswell Road, Frogham, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2JA

Please take care as competitors will be using the same gateway as cars.

Dogs are allowed in the car park field and assembly area

Travel Directions

From North & East  exit J1 of M27. Take the 3rd exit B3079 for approx 1.3 miles. Then slight left onto B3078 Roger Penny Way for 7.7 miles. Left onto Blissford Road (becoming Blissford Hill for 1.1 miles. Turn left into Abbotswell Road. The campsite is just beyond the Foresters Arms Pub.

Please note Blissford Road is a single track road with passing places and a ford.

If in doubt continue on the B3078 towards Fordingbridge. Just past the SandyBalls Holiday Camp you will see Hillwoods Motors . Turn left here then left again into Stuckton Road, becoming Frogham Hill. Follow this to Abbotswell Road.

From the West take the A31 to Ringwood then join the A338 Salisbury Rd towards Fordingbridge. After approx 4.7 miles turn right into Hern Lane for 1.1 mile. Continue onto Blissford hill for 0.4 miles then turn right into Abbotswell Rd.


Toilets in Assembly field

Traders: British and Continental Catering (Tom’s),Ultrasport

Enquiries in the marquee from 8.30 – 12.30

First Aid: The Response Group will be near Finish

The Foresters Arms pub is next door to the assembly field. They have advised me that they are normally fully booked for Sunday lunches so it would be advisable to book in advance if you want to eat there.


Details later

Results Display

Results will be displayed in/near the marquee.


  Men’s classes Women’s classes
Black M21
Brown M35   M40
Short Brown M18   M20   M45   M50


Blue M16   M55   M60

M35S   M40S

W35   W40
Short Blue M65

M20S   M45S   M50S

W18   W20   W45   W50


Green M70

M55S   M60S

W16  W55   W60

W35S   W40S

Short Green M75   M80   M85   M90


W65   W70

W18S   W20S   W45S


Very Short Green  

M70S   M75S   M80S


W75   W80   W85   W90

W55S   W60S   W65S   W70S

Light Green M14 A




Orange M12A




Yellow M10A




White M10B W10B

 There is no late entry for Championship classes.

White, Yellow & Orange classes will be available for EOD at a junior fee

A limited number of Light Green entry on the day will be available at the full fee

Start times will be published within the range 9.30 – 12.00. Courses close 14.30.

Start lists will be available at Enquiries and at the Starts.

Spare Emit back up cards will be available at Enquiries.

Competitors who have their own Emit cards may go straight to the Start.

Results will be produced by age class on the day and also by course online.


The area has been remapped for this event by Nick Nourse.

Emit Card Issue and Return

Competitors hiring Emit cards need to collect them from Enquiries before going to the start

Hired Emit cards will be collected at Download.

A charge of £45 will be made for lost cards

Spare back up cards will be available for competitors with their own cards at  Enquiries


The Start is approximately 1km from the Assembly field. Runners will exit the car park by the same entry gate cars are using so take care and supervise children. On leaving the assembly field turn left to walk along Abbotswell Road. There are no pavements so take care of any passing traffic. The road needs to be crossed and although it is a quiet lane, juniors should be supervised by a responsible adult if necessary. The route is approx 500 metres along the road then a further 500 metres taped into the competition area.  On leaving the road the route may be boggy underfoot and is uphill.

There will be a clothing dump close to where you leave the road, and approximately 200 metres from the finish.

Call up is at -4 minutes.

Maps will be in boxes labelled with course number and classes on each course.

It is up to competitors to arrive in time. Late arrivals will only be allowed to start  when a suitable vacant slot is available. On heavily subscribed courses this may result in a long wait.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map and loose descriptions, on waterproof paper, will be available in the start lanes.

Those running White and Yellow classes will be able to see their maps before they start.


The finish is approximately 600 metres from the assembly area along a broad track and Abbotswell Road. Again any juniors should be supervised along the road if necessary. Please proceed direct to Download once you have completed your course, or if you are retiring.

Courses close at 14.30


If you have any reason to complain about your course please talk informally with the Organiser or Controller in the first instance. If it is not possible to resolve the issue, please follow the British Orienteering rules on complaints, protests and appeals.


Ticks are present in the New Forest – wear full length clothing and check yourself after your run.

Free roaming ponies, cows, donkeys and pigs are part of the attraction of the New forest, but they can be unpredictable. Do not approach them or attempt to feed them. They may bite, kick or do both!

There is public access to the New Forest and is popular with walkers. Please respect the rights of others, particularly horse riders

Emit will be used to check competitors into and out of the forest. You must report to Download even if retiring.

Competitors travelling alone are encouraged to leave a set of keys at Enquiries.

Competitors are advised to carry whistles. Cagoules and whistles may be compulsory depending on the conditions.

Any competitor with a high risk medical condition is invited to download and complete the standard BO form (officials_handbook_safety_firstaid_medical form_280514.doc). Place it in a sealed envelope with your name on the outside and leave it at Enquiries. Envelopes will only be opened if required for a medical emergency and unopened envelopes will be destroyed immediately after the event.

Competitors take part in this event at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Special Details

To reduce the risk of spreading Ash Die-back and other non-native plant diseases please follow the general guidance:

Check, Clean, Dry

Please check clothing and equipment before leaving home and again in the car park after the event to ensure that there is no visible plant material on your shoes or clothing. If there is it should be removed and left on site. Knock off any soil or leaf litter. Once home thoroughly clean your footwear and clothing, then leave them to dry as long as possible.


The Response Group will provide first aid in the Assembly field.

The best A & E to use is at

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

02380 77722

There is also an A & E at Salisbury, Odstock Road, Salisbury. SP2 8BJ

Telephone 01722 336262 if that is on your way home.


Cancellation is the last resort. However if very bad weather is forecast or some unforeseen event makes it necessary to cancel a notice will be placed on the SOC website. If the event is cancelled SOC reserves the right to retain part of the entry fee to cover cost already occurred.


Planners: Andrew Nash SOC

Assistant Planners: Alice and Hugh Risebrow SOC

Controller: Mike Murray SLOW

Organiser: Jillian Devine –  01243 432521 or 07817 553072 before 9.30pm

Assistant Organiser: Vicki Barkaway