Lancaster Urban weekend


Lancaster University Sprint* & City of Lancaster Urban


Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 2018 

*incorporating the NW Sprint Champs

both events also form part of the 2018 North West Urban League

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You are cordially invited to enter the SROC Lancaster weekend of urban orienteering racing to be held on 22nd and 23rd September. The Saturday event will be a two-part sprint using the Lancaster University campus, as used in the JK sprint of 2015. Sunday will see the first use of a brand new map of Lancaster city centre, with a chance to run close to many of the heritage features of this historic city. Please come back to this page which will be updated as more information becomes available.


On-line entries preferred, via SiEntries. Entries open on 1st May 2018. Follow this link.

Championship Classes:

You may enter any course of your choosing in the Sunday event however the mapping of age classes to courses is as shown in the table below, and this matches most other similar events. In order to be competitive in your class at the Saturday event (NW Sprint Champs) you must be sure to enter the correct course as shown below.

NW Sprint Champions (only members of NW clubs eligible) will be declared by normal BOF age class, not the urban combined classes. There will be two separate sprint races with the total time taken being used to determine final positions.

Entry Fees (per day):

- Up to Sat 8th Sep Senior £10:00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior/Student £3:00
- After Sat 8th Sep    Senior £12:00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior/Student £4:00
On-line entries will remain open up to the Friday before the event, as long as maps are available.
- EoD                       Senior £12:00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior £4:00

SI card hire will be available. You may choose either SIAC (at £2 per day) or SI-Card 5 (at £1 per day).


Details of event parking areas and the location of assembly for both days will be added later.

Course details:

Course Class Age Classes

Open Men

M18 M20 M21 M35

Open Women, Veteran Men (40+)

W18 W20 W21 W35 M40 M45 M50

Veteran Women (40+), Superveteran Men (55+)

W40 W45 W50 M55 M60

Superveteran Women (55+), Ultraveteran Men (65+)

W55 W60 M65 M70

Ultraveteran Women (65+), Hyperveteran Men (75+), Hyperveteran Women (75+)

W65 W70 M75+ W75+
6 Junior Men (16-), Junior Women (16-), Adult Novice M14 M16 W14 W16
7 Young Junior Men (12-), Young Junior Women (12-), Junior Novice M10 M12 W10 W12

Please note that the SI units will be programmed in SIAC mode.



The University campus is fairly flat with complex buildings, walkways and cut-throughs. The City includes complex old streets, newer build areas and public spaces and parks, with a few hills thrown in.


Lancaster University 1:4,000 updated 2018. Lancaster City 1:5,000, new 2018.


Enquiries: General enquiries to the

Day 1

Organiser: Julian Lailey (SROC)

Planner: Chris Roberts (SROC)

Controller: David Rosen (SROC)


Day 2

Organiser: Mark Edwards (SROC)

Planner: Jane Anthony (SROC)
Controller: Graham Nilsen (DEE)




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