Competition Rules

BOF rules for the Sprint Championships can be found here
BOF rules for the Middle Distance Championships can be found here
BOF rules for selection and seeding of elite classes can be found here

Things to do

Looking for something else to do (as well as Orienteering) whilst in Sussex in April? There's plenty around the Brighton area for before, inbetween the Sprint qualifiers and finals and after the event and also further afield heading north towards the Middle Distance venue.

Stanmer Park is right next door to the University of Sussex (and is not included in the embargoed area) and is a lovely place to stop, stretch your legs or visit the tea shop after your journey and before the sprint qualifiers.

Brighton is also surrounded by the latest National Park to be created - the beautiful South Downs. There are several places to park (mostly owned/run by the National Trust so there is a charge if not a member), some car parks are bigger than others and some are very popular!

There are stunning views from Ditchling Beacon and Devil's Dyke (there's a good pub with some lovely food at Devil's Dyke too) across Sussex to the north and over Brighton to the sea to the south.

In Brighton itself, there is the famous Royal Pavilion and the wonderful Lanes, full of interesting shops and the venue for the Brighton City Race each December.

There's always something going on in Brighton, on the pier, on the seafront, in one of the many clubs or bars or at the Dome. In case anyone isn't thinking of running at the Middle Distance Champs at Worth Lodge, be aware, the Brighton Marathon is being held on Sunday 10th April, so the city will be very busy!

Further afield to the north east is the historic county town of Lewes, where there is the castle, overlooking the River Ouse and the town and Anne of Cleves House, which was given to Anne as part of the divorce settlement from Henry VIII.

To the North of Brighton, heading towards Crawley & the Worth Lodge event, there are a few National Trust properties and gardens worth a visit.

Standen, near East Grinstead is an arts and craft movement house, containing many designs by William Morris and some lovely views of the Sussex countryside from the hillside gardens. Also nearby are the gardens at Wakehurst Place, near Ardingly, Nymans, in Handcross and Sheffield Park, which was originally laid out by Capability Brown.

Across the road from Sheffield Park gardens is the Bluebell Railway - the largest steam railway in Sussex, which is currently undergoing a project to extend into East Grinstead to link up with National Rail.

There are so many other places in Sussex to visit - Ashdown Forest (home of JK 2008), Pooh Corner and Pooh Bridge in Hartfield, Ashdown Forest Llama Park, the Lavender Line Railway in Isfield near Uckfield, Tilgate Park and Nature Centre in Crawley (venue for YBT Final in 2009), there are plenty of pretty villages and lovely country pubs - look at the Sussex Tourist Info site for further ideas.



The photo to the right shows the weekend co-ordinator Neil Crickmore navigating around a Cambridge College.