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Two model urban sprint races around the streets of Marden

Sat 10 Apr 2021

This activity follows on from the Online Sprint training session on Friday 9th April and is an opportunity to put into practise the techniques discussed. 

It will consist of two races with a short gap in between (while the controls are repositioned). Course length is about 3km for each race. 

Type of event: Local, Street, Sprint, Training, Urban
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban

Info updated: Tue 30 Mar


Results will be available soon.

Pre Event Info

This activity is open to Saxons members.

We will be using a specially created Urban map of Marden, Scale 1:5000. Many thanks to Bill Griffiths for taking the time to create it. 

Timing will be SI, but the controls will not be SIAC enabled. Please bring your dibber. The event is mostly on housing estate roads and local footpaths. There are some bits of parkland too. Road shoes and shorts should be sufficient unless there is bad weather. 

If you have any questions about the event please contact me at

Please remember that COVID restrictions will still be in place when this event takes place. Do apply your usual COVID common sense; this means maintaining social distance at the start, finish, download and whilst on the course. Please also make use of the hand sanitiser. Remind others of any transgression to help ensure the event operates as safely as possible. 

This is an urban event with the usual risks relating to vehicular traffic and bumping into pedestrains. Please take care out on the course: cross any roads safely, and avoid running around any blind bends. Do give way to other path users.


Nearest town: Marden

Directions / Parking

Parking in Marden Station Car Park - TN12-9HS. £4 all day. What3Words: tweezers.plenty.fever

Please don't park elsewhere in the village as we don't want to tick off the neighbours. You may also want to retire to your cars in between races, and the Start/Finish is adjacent to the car park. 

Public Transport options

The Start/Finish will be adjacent to the Marden Train Station car park. 

Registration & Start Times

Registration is in advance only. The first race will commence at 10:30am. We will utilise a queuing system and starts will be at one min intervals. 

The second race will commence once everyone has completed their first run, and I've had time to go around the course and reset the control locations. 

Entry Details

Entry is limited to Saxons Members only. Juniors may take part, but should be accompanied by an adult as per BOF rules. 

To Enter you must completed the Entry Form by CLICKING HERE. There is no entry on the day. This activity is free of charge to members. 

You do not have to have attended the Friday 9th training session to take part, however, precedence will be given to those attending both sessions. 

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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