BOK Blast Weekend 2019

Two top quality events over the weekend of 15th and 16th of June. The first, a pair of sprint races at the University of West of England (UWE) Frenchay campus. The second, on the Sunday, a long urban race in the market town of Thornbury, north of Bristol.

Entry is via Fabian4. Last entries by midnight 9th June.

BOK Blast 2019

Day 1 Saturday 15th June

University of the West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus, near Bristol BS16 1QY 

UK Urban League (UKUL) Sprint Races. 

Consisting of two races, the morning race will be planned around two housing estates and surrounding parkland to the south of the UWE and will finish in the Campus. Starts will be between 11.00hrs and 12.30hrs with courses closing at 13.15hrs. The afternoon race will be entirely within the UWE Campus, a typical mixture of large buildings and parkland and starts will be between 14.00hrs and 15.30hrs, closing at 16.15hrs. Junior courses, both in the morning and afternoon, will be set entirely within the confines of the UWE Campus. 

The timings for both races will be added together to get an overall result for the day. 

No experience is necessary – help available

Newcomers to orienteering are warmly welcomed and should enter on the day (EOD) as we have a dedicated course for you. There will be plenty of people around to explain it to you and help you get started. The fee for newcomers is £8 and is only available on the day and includes the hire of a SI dibber.

UWE is easily accessible being just off the A4174 Bristol Ring Road, one mile from the M32 Junction 1, in walking distance of Bristol Parkway Station, and with plenty of car parking, bus routes and metrobus stoppings. 

Since the last BOK event held here, the campus has been considerably enlarged and the whole area has just been remapped.

This is a National event so in order to compete, you must enter the correct age category. Last entries by midnight, Sunday 9th June. 

Online entry fees before the deadline are £14 for Senior BOF members, £16 for Senior non-members and £7 for Juniors and Students. There is a £4 discount for those entering both days of the BOK Blast online. The fees for both days of the BOK Blast are £22 for Senior BOF Members, £26 for Senior non-members and £15 for Juniors and Students.

Courses will use mixed mode, i.e. both conventional SI and SIAC contactless punching are supported. 

Toilets are available at the UWE Centre for Sport (Event HQ) and UWE has a range of cafeterias so please support these if possible. There is a nearby retail park with the usual selection of fast food outlets and shops. Ultrasport the specialist orienteering retailer will be at this event. 

 

Bristol Orienteering Club is participating in the "Happy Eggs 2-for-1 Adventure” promotion until 30th September 2019. Newcomers, families and accompanied children are welcome at this event on Course 8. Just show your paper or electronic voucher to the Registration desk on arrival, and they will be happy to process the discount. Help will be available to guide you to an appropriate course for your age and ability. The 2-for-1 offer is only available for entries on the day of the event and for Course 8 only. 

Day 2 Sunday 16th June

University of the West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus, near Bristol BS16 1QY

Long Urban Race South England Orienteering League (SEOUL)

This will be the first ever time an orienteering race will be held in Thornbury town centre. Newly mapped, Thornbury is a fairly flat area to the north of Bristol consisting of an old market town core, modern housing estates interspersed with small parks, school grounds, and numerous connecting pathways, offering multiple routes choices. Starts are between 10.30hrs and 12.30hrs and entries are available online by age category until Sunday 9th June. 

Online entry fees before the deadline are £12 for Senior BOF members, £14 for Senior non-members and £6 for Juniors and Students. There is a £4 discount for those entering both days of the BOK Blast online. The fees for both days of the BOK Blast are £22 for Senior BOF Members, £26 for Senior non-members and £15 for Juniors and Students.

Courses will use mixed mode, i.e. both conventional SI and SIAC contactless punching are supported. 

For experienced orienteers, this race is part of the South England Orienteering League (SEOUL) and the second day of the BOK BLAST 2019 following the race at the University of the West of England on Saturday 15th June, so there will be lots of people running as fast as they can trying to win the best in their age category. 

No experience is necessary – help available

Newcomers to orienteering are warmly welcomed and should enter on the day (EOD) as we have a dedicated course for you which will be about 3 kilometers long and there will be plenty of people around to help explain it to you and get you started. It doesn’t matter how fit you are as you can run, walk or jog – your navigation is as important as your speed. Come to the Turnberries Community Centre between 10:00hrs and 12:00hrs (BS35 2BB) to register. It will cost £6 to enter and you will get a map which you can keep, hire a device that registers your time and when you finish, a printout of how long it has taken you to visit each control on the course and your ranking. All ages are welcome, but under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Toilets at available at the event centre. Thornbury has a range of cafes and pubs so please support these. Ultrasport the specialist orienteering retailer will also be at this event. 

All competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. In particular, competitors must give way to other pedestrians and vehicles at all times. 

 

Bristol Orienteering Club is participating in the "Happy Eggs 2-for-1 Adventure” promotion until 30th September 2019. Newcomers, families and accompanied children are welcome at this event on Course 8. Just show your paper or electronic voucher to the Registration desk on arrival, and they will be happy to process the discount. Help will be available to guide you to an appropriate course for your age and ability. The 2-for-1 offer is only available for entries on the day of the event and for Course 8 only.