The 51st November Classic

Southampton Orienteering Club

51st November Classic

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Incorporating a Selection race for the junior team for Interland 2019

Event Details Version 4

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 . Please clean up any mess.

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.


Entries via Fabian4. Enter The November Classic Weekend. Select one or both events. The multi-event discount shown below applies to your weekend entry fee when both events are entered at the same time.


Entry by


Entry by


Entry by


Adult £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Adult Emit hire £1.50 £1.50 £1.50
Adult non member supplement +£2.00 +£2.00 +£2.00
Adult multi event discount -£2.00 -£2.00 -£2.00
Junior (under 25) £6.00 £7.00 £8.00
Junior Emit hire £Free £Free £Free
Junior non member supplement £Free £Free £Free
Junior multi event discount -£1.00 -£1.00 -£1.00

We expect competitors to enter by age class, selecting either the long or short option for your age.

Only if you wish to run out of class (ie a course that does not match your age band) then please use the option to enter by colour course, selecting from the course options below.


Course Colour Men’s classes Women’s classes
1 Black M21
2 Brown M35 M40
3 Short Brown M18 M20 M45 M50 M21S W21
4 Blue M16 M55 M60 M35S M40S W35 W40
5 Short Blue M65 M20S M45S M50S W18 W20 W45 W50 W21S
6 Green M70 M55S M60S W16 W55 W60 W35S W40S
7 Short Green M75 M80 M85 M90 M65S W65 W70 W18S W20S W45S W50S
8 Very Short Green M70S M75S M80S M85S W75 W80 W85 W90 W55S W60S W65S W70S
9 Light Green M14A M16B W14A W16B
10 Orange M12A M14B W12A W14B
11 Yellow M10A M12B W10A W12B
12 White M10B W10B

M14/W14Juniors entering the Interland Selection race must enter their appropriate age class as follows;





Entry on the Day and enquiries

Open from 08.30-12.30

White, Yellow & Orange classes will be available for EOD at £4.00.

A limited number of Light green entry on the day will be available at the full fee of £15.00 plus any emit hire or non member supplements.

Start times will be published within the range 09.30 – 12.30. 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.

Changes to start times or course will be available subject to start slots and map number. Please be aware that some courses will be very full so changes may be difficult.

Results Display

Results will be displayed in/near the marquee. Results will be produced by age class on the day and also by colour 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. This remains the parents responsibility. 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 with controls being collected in from that time.


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 if that is on your way home.

Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



01722 336262


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