City of Bristol Races - Races

Two races are planned for this special weekend :
 
On Saturday 10 June the City Race Euro Tour scoring event will explore a large area of Bristol’s historic Harbourside and up to the Georgian streets of Clifton and include a number of small scenic urban parks and views of Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain
 
Photo credit Visit England
 
On Sunday 11 June the UK and Southern England Urban League scoring event will start from nearby Castle Park and discover more of the historic Harbourside’s old quarters and many new developments 
 
Both are British Orienteering Level B events and will count separately for UK national ranking points.
Special courses designed for Newcomers are also offered on both days featuring some of the best tourist locations and viewpoints
 
Both races are based from the same event centre at the very centrally located Bristol City Hall -  {photo below and Practical Information}
 
A short history of the competition area, Bristol's historic harbourside, with photos is here.
 

Saturday 10 June

Officials
Organising Club : BOK
Coordinator : David Hunt, BOK
Organiser : Mark Dyer, BOK
Course Planner : Matt Leathwood, BOK
Controller : Roger Thetford, TVOC
 
Map   
Name : Bristol Harbourside North & Clifton Wood 
Surveys : June 2013 - 2016 and updated 2017 by Matt Leathwood & David Hunt
Cartography : Matt Leathwood
Scale : 1:4,000
Format : A3
Contour interval : 5m
Based in part on an earlier map by Duncan Birtwistle, UBOC & Dudley Budden, BOK
 
Timings
Event Centre opens : 1100
Registration : 1100 - 1330
Starts : 1230 - 1430
Courses close : 1600
Event Centre closes :  1630
Time to Start : < 10 minute walk to both Starts. Adult start is north of Event Centre. Junior start is south of Event Centre.
Time from Finish : < 10 minutes
Juniors : to be accompanied to their separate Start by an adult. Junior starts times limited to 1230 - 1330
 
Courses
Conform to current City Race Euro Tour categories. As such some age classes are allocated to different courses than is usual in the UK.
 
 
Course Class /  Gender & Age as at 31 December 2017 Start Straight Line Distance - KMs  Optimal Distance - KMs Climb in metres Number of Controls
A Senior             (Men 21 - 34)   North - Adult 7.8 11.6 250 38
B Veteran            (Men 35 - 49) Senior       (Women 21 -34) North - Adult 6.4 9.8 190 27
C Supervet          (Men 50 - 64)   North - Adult 6 9.1 175 27
D Young Adult  (Men 17 - 20) Veteran       (Women 35 -49) North - Adult 4.8 7.3 150 24
E Men Ultravet               ( Men 65+ )   North - Adult 4.4 6 100 21
E Women  

Young Adult  (Women 17 -20) Supervet     (Women 50 -64)

North - Adult 4.6 5.7 75 19
F   Ultravet         (Women 65+ ) North - Adult 3.5 4.4 85 19
G Youth                  ( Male 13 - 16 ) Youth           (Female 13 - 16) South - Junior 2.9 3.8 20 19
H Junior ( Boys 12 and younger ) Junior ( Girls 12 and younger ) South - Junior 1.4 1.6 10 12
I Newcomers - Short North - Adult 3.5 3.6 65 15
J Newcomers - Medium North - Adult 4.2 5.2 80 21
K Newcomers - Long North - Adult 6.1 7 125 25
 

Sunday 11 June

Officials
Organising Club : BOK
Coordinator : David Hunt, BOK
Organiser : Mark Dyer, BOK
Course Planner : Paul Gebbett, BOK
Controller : Chris Branford, WIM
 
Map   
Name : Bristol Harbourside East & Temple Quarter 
Surveys : 2016 and updated 2017 by Chris Johnson, BOK
Cartography : Chris Johnson
Scale : 1:4,000
Format : A3
Contour interval : 2m
 
 
Timings
Event Centre opens : 0930
Registration : 0930 - 1130
Starts : 1030 - 1230
Courses close :  1400
Prize Giving : 1415 - 1425 
Event Centre closes :  1500
Time to Start : 10 minute walk to Start 
Time from Finish : < 10 minutes
Juniors : to be accompanied to Start by an adult. Junior start times limited to 1030 - 1130
 
Courses
Conform to current UK Urban League categories, and as such some age classes will be on courses that are different from the Saturday Euro Tour race.
 
Course Class /  Gender & Age as at 31 December 2017 Straight Line Distance - KMs  Optimal Distance - KMs Climb in metres Number of Controls
1 Open            (Men 17 - 39)   7.5 10.1 50 39
2 Veteran            (Men 40 - 54) Open            (Women 17-39) 6.3 9 40 36
3 Men Supervet          (Men 55 - 64)   5.5 7.8 30 28
3 Women   Veteran       (Women 40-54) 5.3 7.6 30 28
4 Ultravet               ( Men 65 - 74) Supervet     (Women 55 - 64) 4.2 5.7 30 22
5 Hypervet             ( Men 75+ ) Ultravet                (Women 65-74) Hypervet               (Women 75+ ) 3.2 4.5 30 16
6 Junior                 ( Male 13 -16 ) Junior                    ( Female 13-16 ) 2.2 2.7 20 18
7 Young Junior       ( Boys 12 and younger) Young Junior ( Girls 12 and younger) 1.8 2.1 10 18
8 Newcomer Long 5.2 7.5 30 27
9 Newcomer Medium 3.8 5 20 21
10 Newcomer Short 2.7 3.5 10 17
 
SI electronic punching will be used. SI cards can be hired at the Event Centre.
Controls will needs to be 'punched', including by those running with SIAC cards.
 
Mandatory race numbers to be worn on both days to be collected from the Event Centre