World Cup Changes

Change of Programme at British World Cup Races.

BOF and IOF have agreed that the programme for Round 1 of the Orienteering World Cup 2005 should be changed.

The IOF has recently learned that many of the National Teams will be sending a reduced number of competitors to all races in the 2005 World Cup series. While regretting this development, BOF wishes to continue to provide a worthy competition for all athletes and wants to stage an event that remains financially viable for all involved.

Consequently, BOF is now planning a revised programme that will provide an exciting and compact event of 5 days over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May 2005. Subject to final access agreements, the revised race programme will be:

Sprint Qualification at University of Surrey, Guildford on Friday evening
Relay at Mytchett, Frith Hill and Old Windmill Hill, Deepcut on Saturday
Long Distance at Winterfold, Peaslake on Sunday
Sprint Final at Battersea Park on Monday
Middle Distance at Leith Hill (SW) on Tuesday

The event will continue to be based on Guildford and the event centre will remain at The Spectrum Leisure Complex in Guildford. There will be a series of public/development races associated with the World Cup Races and further information will be made available very soon.

BOF and the event officials will continue to work with the IOF in order to stage an exciting series of races for the competitors, spectators, sponsors, partners and the media and, in general, to promote and develop the sport of orienteering.

Public Races: The Surrey Five-O will be staged in conjunction with this compact World Cup programme and replaces the previously announced Southern Six-Day competition.

Further details can be obtained from the event web site

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